Let’s be clear. There are some cities that have become legendary for the Pizza establishments that operate in their limits, and then there other cities that are not naturally associated with having good Pizza. New York City and Chicago are both cities that have longstanding reputations for great Pizza. On the other hand, Seattle is not known for its Pizza, but that does not mean that there are no great Pizza establishments in the city. You just have to know where to look. When you talk to natives of Seattle, they will openly admit that they have not historically been a Mecca for Pizza lovers; however, they will simultaneously argue that the city has undergone an evolution of sorts when it comes to Pizza establishments.
The truth is that Seattle is not New York, where there is a great pizzeria on almost every block. However, the city does have some great places where you can find a delicious pizza pie to satiate your yearning for a good pizza. Following are the five best spots to get great Pizza in Seattle.
Italian Family Pizza
The name of this establishment is more than a simple brand or monicker. The Calozzi family are authentic Italians who take pride in the Pizzas they offer their customers. The original spot opened in the downtown area, but the rapid development quickly displaced it. The family has vowed to keep things moving. As with most great pizzerias, the interior of the restaurant is short of being elegant or fancy. It has a more of a homely feel to it, but the moment you get within 20 feet of the place, you can’t help but pick up the undeniable scent of a great tasting pizza.
Bar Del Corso
Jerry Corso is sort of a legend in the Seattle area. He almost singlehandedly introduced the city to the Neapolitan-styled pizza. Those who are true fanatics of this style of pizza consider his pizzas to be a pure work of art. If you love Neopolitan-style pizza — charred, blistered, and all, then Bar Del Corso is a spot that you definitely want to visit the next time you are in Seattle. The ingredients that Jerry uses are of the highest quality, producing a taste that cannot be mistaken. You know when you have a pizza from this spot.
Dino’s Tomato Pie
I absolutely love the name of this spot. The owner of Dino’s, Brandon Pettit, conducted a great deal of research before opening this establishment back in 2009. Dino’s specializes in square pies, and the way that they are prepared serves to fill a unique void in the city when it comes to specialty pies. The pie is thicker than the thin crust pizzas that most pizzerias offer in the city. The pies definitely have a Sicilian flair to them. One thing that stands out with these pies is the carmelized cheese that seems to pile up on the edges. The restaurant has a total of four brick ovens that are built to the exact specifications that Brandon set out — allowing for the ideal preparation of his masterpieces. Finally, for the individual who simply looking for a quick bite to hold them over, Dino’s now offers single slices.
Do you like beer with your Pizza? If you are looking for for an exceptionally large pizza covered with toppings galore, nestled up next to a huge pitcher of beer, The Masonry just might be the perfect spot for you. Matt Storm is the owner of The Masonry and he likes to do everything big. Matt set out to combine the unique taste of Neapolitan-stye pizza with craft beer in a fun environment. He has done a great job of creating a very unique eating environment that still spells authentic when it comes to what most people are looking for in a pizzeria.
The Independent Pizzeria
While the Independent does not get the fanfare that some of the others on this list get, it has held its own since the establishment opened in 2010. In addition to the great pizza that is served at The Independent Pizzeria, it an awesome place to dine during the warmer months. During the summer, the spot coverts to an almost all-outdoor dining experience. The Pizza is serious. It is of the thin crust variety — very thin. But the thin crust does not take away from the character and personality of the pizza. The pies at this joint deliver on taste and stability. The tomato sauces used on these pies have the perfect balance between sweet