The pizza has got to be one of the best in the Cleveland area. The Resaurant/Bar thing might scare people away but make no mistake about it this is one of Cleveland's best kept secrets. Those in the know have been quietly singing the praises of Art and his boys that run the shop for years. You will find Dino, Mark or Art at the bar or behind the bar any given day of the week. They have downhome specials after 5pm every night. We are talking stuff like grandma used to make for Sunday dinner. You would be hard pressed to find a dinner or sandwich over $7.00 on a pretty large menu. Most sandwiches are under $6.00 and dinners under $9.00 including soup or salad. The pizza is to die for; real cheese, a chewy fresh baked crust, and just the right amount of homemade sauce. It makes your favorite delivery pie look like you have been eating flavored cardboard. \r
Those in the area are amazed to see Art deliver the pie to their door when it gets busy on the weekends, but he does it with a smile when it gets backed up. The waitstaff is incredible and the bartenders with very few exceptions are pretty damn good. Mark might bust your chops here and there but it is in good fun. Despite being a Broncos fan Dino is a pro behind the bar and Nicki is as amazing as she is charming. The cooks are amazing to say the least, and if Joe is back in the kitchen you are always in for a treat! \r
While I enjoy the jukebox, with a fine selection of oldies and classic rock, it could stand an update. To say the only thing this joint needs is the jukebox to be revamped is pretty damn good though. But it really does need it, seriously. The regulars that you will find in front of the bar will make you feel welcome, and maybe even buy you a beer. Although mainly a blue collar joint anyone can fit in at Arturo's. It is a throwback of the way a family restaurant is supposed to feel. They make you feel welcome and want to come back.
Pros: Pizza, specials, hapy hour, prices, food, menu, ambience, staff, service, Elliott, value, Art, orange whips, Dino, Mark, Nicki
Cons: Jukebox, Elliott