I had time to kill before an appointment and happened to be driving down Broadview. To be honest, I had never even heard of Pizzeria Cerino. The storefront was friendly and inviting, so I went in expecting to find a little pizza shop. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in to find a spacious, beautifully decorated, "ristorante". I was greeted immediately by very pleasant staff and shown to a table. I was dining solo and was not expecting to get the 'red carpet treatment' as many servers look at a solo diner as a waste of time. I feel bad I don't remember her name, but my server was spectacular. She was very attentive and made sure to check on me multiple times. The service was efficient. She suggested the specials and really did a wonderful job. Not to mention the food! This may have been the best pizza I have ever had. I tried the Mediterranean, with spinach, artichokes, black olives, goat cheese and red pepper. It was seasoned and baked perfectly. The flavors all came together for a masterpiece. I also had the generous half portion of the house salad which was delicious along side the garlic bread they serve.
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