There are a lot of things about Seattle that demand answers, things like "why does Seattle have so many sweet pizza places all of a sudden?", and, "how do you know which one to pick?", or, "can I have that last slice?". The obvious responses to those questions: "we're not sure, but it's pretty awesome"; "just check out our list of the best pizza in 15 Seattle 'hoods"; and "no way dude", respectively.
Big Mario’s (address and info) What you’re getting: The "Macho Man" w/ pepperoni, salami & sausage Named for a former NYC pizza impresario who's friends with the owners (instead of what you'd better be when you finally find the Tanooki Suit on World 4, Level 5), this 'za-slinging institution is Cap Hill's go-to spot for choice pie by the slice and tongue-in-cheek brew options like PBR and 40s of Olde English.
World Pizza (address and info) What you’re getting: The Basil Walnut Pesto This all-vegetarian pizza joint in the ID came back in 2011 after a 15 year hiatus, and it's a good thing because after all, where else are you going to get a roasted red potato pie or a pizza without sausage that actually tastes like sausage?
Pizzeria Gabbiano (address and info) What you’re getting: Prosciutto Arugula Shaved Cured Duck Egg Opened by the dude who makes Seattle's best pasta, The Town's hottest new pizzeria does things by the kilo instead of by the slice or by the pie, so toss aside any notions you might have about how to order pizza, or about not adding at least a few kilos to your waist, and load up.
Phoenicia (address and info) What you’re getting: The Alki w/ Zoe’s spicy salami, caramelized Walla Walla onions, Kalamata olives, fresh whole milk mozzarella & EVOO over a red sauce One of the best spots to eat/drink on Alki, this romantic, accolade-heavy little Italian joint serves a hefty assortment of artisanal pizzas individual-style, which means that despite the fact they're probably big enough for two, you've got an excuse not to share.
Stoneburner (address and info) What you’re getting: The mozzarella, tomato and basil pizza This stylish spot right off Ballard Ave is just the ticket for delicious thin crust pizza. Bonus points for also having one of the most gorgeous bar displays in all of Ballard.
Proletariat Pizza (address and info) What you’re getting: The Margherita White Center, or as Proletariat Pizza affectionately calls it, “Rat City”, is home to this working man’s pizza joint, which in turn is home to impressive pizzas that are all just barely over the $20 mark.
Delancey (address and info) What you’re getting: The Brooklyn w/ tomato sauce, fresh, aged mozzarella & Grana Delancey’s wood-fired method lends itself to a slightly longer wait time than most, but trust us, it’s worth it.
Kylie’s Chicago Pizza (address and info) What you’re getting: The Chicago Classic Although we’re as far removed from the windy city as it gets in the continental US, you don’t have to go any further than Fremont for some of the best Chicago-style pizza around.
The Masonry (address and info) What you’re getting: The garlic, olive oil, Taleggio, thyme-topped pizza w/ mushrooms The Masonry has (Lower) Queen Anne's best pizza on lock thanks to a staggering amount of bottles, as well as some sweet wood-fired 'za from a former Cafe Lago pie slinger.
Alibi Room (address and info) What you’re getting: The Margherita w/ market fresh tomatoes & mozzarella w/ roasted garlic oil & finely chopped basil You really can’t go wrong with anything from the brick oven at the North Seattle version this Pike Place mainstay, where they get bonus points for stiff drinks and cool repurposed bowling alley decor.
Flying Squirrel Pizza (address and info) What you’re getting: The Corleone With a playful nod to The Godfather, this totally- fit-for-a-mobster pizza has homemade pork sausage, mozzarella, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. There’s no telling what you’ll be capable of after “putting away” a slice or two of this jam packed pizza.
Independent Pizzeria (address and info) What you’re getting: The Dolomite w/ roasted shallot cream, butternut, Cypress Grove Chèvre & Applegate Farms pancetta Independent Pizzeria’s hours are a little funny -- they’re open 5-9:30pm Wednesday through Saturday and 5-8pm on Sunday -- but a slice at this small family-owned pizzeria is totally worth the trouble.
Rocco’s (address and info) What you’re getting: The Three Little Piggies w/ house-made sausage, Zoe’s salami, and pepperoni Boasting a long stone-topped bar, exposed brick walls, a patterned drop-ceiling, and a sweet art collection (including a bunch of elaborate light-up beer signs), this sweet cocktail lounge doubles as a pizza joint and serves creatively topped pies whole or by the slice from a small kitchen in the window up front.
Primo (address and info) What you're getting: Prosciutto, Onion & Chèvre w/ extra virgin olive oil, Parmesan & basil This elegantly domed 'za slinger from the guy behind the original Suite 410 is serving some elegantly simple pies, as well as some sweet cocktails from behind a butcher block-topped bar.
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