November 16, 2012 |

Places That Rock

By Pizza Today

Angelina’s Pizzeria and Café
300 S. Roosevelt #8
Seaside, Oregon 97138
(503) 717-1230

This is a neighborhood spot that caters to its local fans. With so many rewards program cards offered today, Angelina’s holds onto its customers’ Frequent Diner Program cards for them. There is nothing else to add to a wallet or remember. The program offers a buy any five menu items and get one free. Angelina’s has a variety of combo and “Off the Hook” specialty pizzas like The Soprano with grilled chicken, pepperoni, roasted red peppers and fresh basil ($19 for a 12-inch) and The Lombardia with prosciutto, onion, gorgonzola and olive oil ($18 for a 12-inch). The pizzeria also offers vegetarian pies like the Caprino with mushrooms, Roma tomato, green pepper, black olives and red onion ($20 for a 12-inch) and the Spicy Veggie with mushrooms, red onion, roasted red peppers, pepperoncini peppers, fresh spinach, Roma tomato and Cajun spices ($20 for a 12-inch).

Capuano’s Pizza
24 S. Township Rd.
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(740) 927-7681

This is one of those small town pizzerias that the community can’t get enough of. After 30 years, many of its patrons have been raised on its offerings. It’s a small red building with a dozen picnic tables in its dining room. Popular specialty pizzas include the Mexican with seasoned meat, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and topped with shredded lettuce, cheese, tomato, salsa and sour cream ($16.75 for a 13-inch) and the Joe’s BBQ Chicken with BBQ sauce, seasoned BBQ chicken, blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and red onion ($14.65 for a 13-inch). Capuano also uses its homemade pizza crust for the Lana’s Cinnamon Dessert with butter and cinnamon streusel and served with icing ($6.15 for a 13-inch).

Crostatas Rustic Pizza
558 Bishop Rd.
Highland Heights, OH 44143
(440) 449-7800

You won’t find slices of pepperoni at this Neapolitan-style pizzeria in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Crostatas serves up authentic pizza found in Naples, Italy with classics like the Margherita ($11.50), Quattro Formaggio ($14.75) and Bianca ($14.75). Other featured pizzas include the Caprese with Mozzarella di bufala, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and EVOO ($14.75) and the Alba with San Marzano tomatoes, capicola, arugula, fresh egg, Grana Padana and EVOO ($14). The dessert menu features a namesake pastry tart baked with fresh fruit ($6) and the Nutella Pizza, a hot calzone filled with the signature hazelnut spread ($9).