Lenten dining at Mr. G's

Mr Gs Fish Fry
The All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry will be available every Wednesday and Friday during Lent (March 6- April 18).

By Mimi Vanderhaven

On Super Bowl Sunday, Fairlawn’s Mr. G’s Pizzeria and Wings was positively blowing up, delivering hundreds of pizzas and thousands of chicken wings.

“It’s one of the busiest days of the year,” says family matriarch Debbie Giardina, also known as “Mrs. G.” “We’re also crazy busy when Ohio State plays—and when the Browns get into the playoffs, I just don’t know what we’re going to do.”

Lenten Specials
Now that the Super Bowl is over, many people are enjoying the last few days of hand-rolled meatballs in anticipation of the Lenten fast beginning March 6. From then through April 18, there will be plenty of meatless options at Mr. G’s, including Jumbo Lobster Ravioli—large ravioli stuffed with lobster and two cheeses (ricotta and Parmesan) and smothered in a garlic Alfredo sauce. The $15.99 price includes bread and your choice of soup or a fresh salad.

Or try the Portobello Mushroom Ravioli. These ravioli are stuffed with flavorful Portobello mushrooms and served with homemade marinara sauce topped with classic melted mozzarella cheese, $12.99.

The homemade Vegetable Lasagna is classic Italian comfort food featuring layers of carrots, mushrooms, and spinach with both ricotta and mozzarella cheeses while the Baked Stuffed Rigatoni is packed with ricotta cheese, smothered in homemade marinara and topped with freshly grated mozzarella. Either entrée is also just $12.99.

The Giardina family’s take on the classic Lenten Fish-fry features flaky white fish fried to a golden brown, plus french fries, cole slaw, tartar sauce and hushpuppies. It comes in at just $9.99, but it’s served only on Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent. All of the other Lenten Special entrées above are served every day—until Easter.

The Everyday Meatless Menu
Mr. G’s regular menu features plenty of non-meat entrées. In fact, half of the items are completely meatless, including Pasta Alio Olio for just $9.99; Mrs. G’s Famous Gnocchi, $12.99; Fettuccini Alfredo or Baked Ziti for $10.99; and Eggplant Parmesan, Stuffed Shells or Tower of Eggplant for $13.99.

And meatless pizza toppings include cheese, black olives, mushrooms, green peppers, hot peppers, spinach, green olives, onions, fresh tomatoes, pineapple, banana peppers, garlic, basil, eggplant, broccoli, and roasted red peppers.

And if you’ve given up the gluten, be sure to try Mr. G’s gluten-free pizza. It’s so delicious, no one will know it’s wheat-less.

For a look at the complete menu, visit the all-new MrGsPizzaAndWings.com, which is designed for easy online ordering.

Mr. G’s Pizzeria and Wings is located at 2955 West Market Street at the Miller Road intersection. Look for them behind Rite Aid. For delivery or pick-up, call 330-836-1111 or order online at MrGsPizzaAndWings.com. Hours are Monday and Tuesday 4-10 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday noon to 10 p.m