Luigi’s Restaurant

needs no introduction for most Akronites, but it’s conceivable that there are readers out there who’ve never tried this local institution. Can we tempt you with this pepperoni, green pepper, black olive and onion pizza? On the side, of course, is the “cheese salad,” and there’s a reason the cheese comes first in the name; you can barely see the greens beneath. There’s also a wide variety of pasta dishes, most served with a choice of meat or plain sauce, and many are baked to melty, cheesy perfection.

The place: Luigi’s

Where: 105 N. Main St., Akron

Why you should go: Pizza, pasta and salad, all topped with cheese

More info: luigisrestaurant.com