From Sicily to Cleveland: Geraci's Restaurant Celebrates 66 years
Updated: Mar 21
UNIVERSITY HTS- Nestled in the heart of Cleveland is a family-owned restaurant that has been dishing out delicious Italian cuisine and mouth-watering pizza since 1956. Geraci's, named after its founding family, is now run by the next generation, Marti Geraci and her husband Greg Spoth. Their sons, Bucky and Patrick, who are part of the third generation, are pizza enthusiasts who often make pizza on their days off.
Geraci's has a rich history of serving traditional Italian dishes and local favorites. Their unique flavors and distinctive taste originated in a small village in Sicily, and they remain the same to this day. Every dish on their menu carries a rich heritage and a lot of passion. One bite of their food will transport you to Italy.
Geraci's has been featured on the Food Network, putting Cleveland on the map as a city with a strong culinary culture. But their pizza is where they truly shine. The crust is hand-rolled and homemade, with a crispy exterior and a chewy inside. It's topped with fresh ingredients and baked to perfection. You won't find a more passionate and delicious pizza anywhere else in Cleveland.
In an episode of CleveItToUs, the show's host 'Gremi' gets an inside look at Geraci's, working with Bucky directly to make a pizza from scratch. Gremi also meets the early morning crew members, who are just as passionate and dedicated to the restaurant as the Geraci family. The segment showcases the care and attention that goes into every pizza they make, making it an exciting and engaging watch for anyone who wants to learn more about this Cleveland classic. Watching this episode is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at Geraci's and to see the care and attention that goes into every pie they make.
If you're looking for a restaurant with a rich history and delicious food that's made with passion and care, then Geraci's is the perfect spot for you. It's a family-owned restaurant that's been serving up authentic Italian cuisine for over 66 years, and it's not going anywhere. So, head on down to Geraci's and experience the passion and heritage that makes this Cleveland classic a must-visit destination for anyone who loves good food.
Visit their original location in University Heights at the corner of Silsby and Warrensville Center Road; also check out some of their new locations in Pepper Pike, Mayfield Village, and their amazing new slice shop in downtown Willoughby!
------------------------------------------------------------ Special Thanks to Bucky Spoth and the Geraci Family (Geraci's Restaurant), Justin Gregory (Audio Visual Production) Music Credits: When You're Smiling Recorded & Mixed by Federico Barreto at El Bunker Estudio on 15/02/19. Nacho DiMartino Swing! Alejandro Zak - Saxo Baritono Ignacio Del Rio - Batería Gonzalo Arecha - Contrabajo Nacho DiMartino - Guitarra y Voz
That's Amore (Cover) by Clotheo Main vocals: Matija Horvat Guitar: Matija Horvat Percussion: Robert Mandić Double bass: Eric Galić Accordion: Andrija Bricelj Back vocals: Andrija Bricelj, Eric Galić, Robert Mandić, Nikolina Lesar, Anela Gjerek , Klaudia Ivačić Prim: Lovro Mujić, Matija Horvat Basprim: Luka Ramljak, Matija Horvat, Štefan Lesar Recording: Robert Mandić
Mix/Master: Robert Mandić
Arrangement by: Robert Mandić, Matija Horvat
Original Airdate: 03/--/2023