The Beautiful Flame - Pizza Napoletana

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  • The Beautiful Flame
  • c/o Lorenzo's Pizzeria
  • 52-1/2 South Main Street
  • Oberlin, OH 44074
  • 440-667-4697

The Beautiful Flame Team

Preserving Italy's Traditions


Larry Cariglio at the Beautiful Flame oven

Larry Cariglio  Larry is the founder of Lorenzo's Pizzeria, which he launched in Oberlin in 1982. Inspired by his uncle Augie, a renowned pizza maker in Cleveland, Larry has raised the bar so high on authentic Italian pizza that it's hard to beat. Larry selects only the finest-quality meats, vegetables, cheeses and herbs -- whether imported or locally grown -- for his menu. He is dedicated to preserving the time-honored techniques of traditional Italian pizza-making by studying with the best chefs of Italy, New York and Los Angeles.


Peter Aldrich

Peter Aldrich is Sales Manager of Lorenzo’s Pizzeria. He is responsible for booking all public events for The Beautiful Flame, including regional fairs, festivals and music concerts. Peter is also schedules private birthday parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries and family or class reunions with The Beautiful Flame. A former merchandiser for regional catering companies, Peter makes weekly market trips to Cleveland for special ingredients and works with Lorenzo’s vendors. 

Peter earned a B.S. degree in economics and finance from Ashland University. He is a dedicated volunteer at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of Elyria, where he coordinated the Warming Shelter program and helped with Hot Meals for several years.