Zeppe’s is a local, family-owned pizzeria chain specializing in authentic Italian taste. The company was founded in 1986 by Joe Ciresi, a born-and-raised Clevelander of Italian heritage. At an early age, Ciresi’s parents and grandparents taught him the importance of combining great food, friends, and family in a welcoming setting.
Initially operating out of one small pizzeria on the east side, Ciresi started Zeppe’s with one goal: “Give people more than what they expect and they’ll come back time and time again.” Today, Zeppe's has expanded to 17 pizzerias, three taverns, and a bistro in the Cleveland area, primarily on the east side.
Zeppe’s is known for using authentic, old-world ingredients and for making its pizza dough fresh twice a day. All Zeppe’s locations use Ciresi’s original recipes but with a few alterations. This includes the iconic, hand-crimped “zig zag” crust as well as fresh, quality produce and never frozen meat.
Zeppe’s is committed to the community and has hosted several fundraisers in the past, including local humane societies, ASPCA, Fallen Officers Fund, Rainbow Babies pediatric burn unit, etc. Contact Zeppe’s to discuss potential fundraisers and community support projects.
To place a take-out, delivery, or catering order, or to hear more about our menu options, call (440) 205-7100 today.