Monday, March 18, 2013

Mr. G's Pizzeria in Fairlawn

Mr. G's Pizzeria
by Brit Charek

As a food lover, one thing I've certainly learned is that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a great meal, and sometimes the best gems in town are hidden right under your nose. Say, for example, in a strip plaza between the DMV and a drugstore.
I was originally lured into Mr. G's with a coupon (I'm not cheap-- I'm resourceful!) and have been back dozens of times since then either to grab a New York-style thin crust pizza to go or dine in and enjoy one of the terrific nightly specials.

This last time I was there, I started off with the brushetta, which is served with an extra side of Mr. G's marinara which is the perfect blend of sweet and savory, along some of their traditional Italian Wedding Soup, which is made fresh daily. As an entree, my boyfriend and I shared the lobster ravioli which was served in a creamy wine and butter sauce. I think it was only available during lent, so you might want to hurry back if you want to try it!

And I almost forgot to mention my favorite part about eating at Mr. G's --the restaurant is BYOB! Which means you can bring a bottle of wine (or a fancy Belgian beer, see above.) and enjoy it while eating your meal, without breaking the bank.

Mr. G's is a family business that is locally owned and operated. The original "Mr. G," Francisco Giardina, arrived in New York from Italy in 1912. Today, it is his children and grandchildren that keep the tradition alive in just a few choice cities-- New York, Miami and Akron.

I'd highly recommend the white pizza!

Mr. G's Pizza is located at 2955 West Market Street in the same plaza as the BMV at the intersection of Market and Miller Road. To learn more about their story or to puruse their menu or some exceptionally delicious looking fan photos, visit their website. Also, make sure to like their page on Facebook. They're open until 10pm everyday except Friday and Saturday, when they're open until 11pm. You can call them at (330) 836-1111.

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