About Us

After over a decade of cooking in professional kitchens, completing culinary school at Johnson and Wales University, and falling in love with making fresh pasta; Cleveland Heights native, Peter Reuter, decided to share his talents with the world and opened his first restaurant: Scorpacciata Pasta Company. By definition, Scorpacciata means to eat locally, abundantly, and in season; and that's exactly what our mission is. With high quality ingredients provided by regional farmers and businesses, the Pasta Company's everchanging menu offers a complex, yet mutually enjoyable selection of fresh, homemade pasta dishes and salads. 

With amazing support and humbling plaudit from our community in response to the Pasta Shop, Reuter set out to fill the undeniable void facing our home of the Van Aken Market Hall: pizza. Scorpacciata Pizza Company, while run separately, has lived up to the 'Scorpacciata' name, serving up delicious pies made with only the best local ingredients. Our style of pizza is best described as a hybrid between New York and Neapolitan styles. 

Both companies are scratch kitchens, making everything from meatballs and tiramisu to salad dressings and sauces; not to mention fresh pasta and pizza crust using our own dough starter. Located in such a lively, communal environment; we're happy to slow things down by cooking everything to order, ensuring you're getting the freshest most delicious food possible.