Locally owned  × Gourmet Pizza


Located in Westlake, Sweet Basil is home to a variety of gourmet pizzas from restaurant owner Dan Joyce.

Photos by Sweet Basil


Sweet Basil combines excellent pizza, superior service, and a family atmosphere for a restaurant experience like no other. Dan opened Sweet Basil in 2008 to offer Clevelanders an alternative to the typical thick-crust pizzas of nationwide chains. At Sweet Basil each thin crust pizza is hand-tossed and generously topped with only the freshest ingredients.

Here Dan is shown hand-tossing dough for an 18" pie!

Here Dan is shown hand-tossing dough for an 18" pie!

The Morning Journal - November 23, 2013

"Joyce said that he is confident that his pizza will beat out other restaurants that sell pizza because of the way his pizzas are made.
All Sweet Basil, pizzas are made from scratch on the same day that the pizza is ordered. The ingredients are mostly locally bought from Canturbury Creek Gardens and pre-roasted before being put onto a pizza.
The dough is hand-tossed and made from scratch. The pizzas are cooked in a stone deck oven rather than a commercial conveyor belt oven.
“We get here in the morning and begin prepping everything,” Joyce said. “We may not open until 11:30 a.m. most days, but we are here long before that making the dough and sauce and prepping the toppings because we don’t have leftovers to use. We wouldn’t use them even if we did.”"



(440) 899-1899



Canterbury Plaza, 

26235 Center Ridge Road,

Westlake, OH 44145



Monday                                CLOSED

Tuesday                       4:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday                11:30pm to 9:00pm

Thursday                     11:30pm to 9:00pm

Friday                         11:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturday                   11:30pm to 10:00pm

Sunday                         4:00pm to 9:00pm



Wine Available By The Bottle.

Ask Your Server About Our Draft & Seasonal Bottled Beer Selections.

Pick up a 2 Liter bottle of soda or a case of beer with your pizza at Sweet Basil!

Ask Your Server About Our Mixed Drinks.

Sweet Basil Does Catering

Using a portable oven we're able to bring Sweet Basil to you!

Please contact the restaurant at (440) 899-1899 during open hours to inquire about our catering services!