By the close of 2015, Seattle will be home to a handful of new pizza restaurants. Here’s the not-so-skinny on cheese, crust, and fixins from Frelard to Capitol Hill. Happy early New Year.
What: Small Wisconsin pizza chain doing kooky toppings (think: quesadilla flavors on pizza) and other entree-on-a-pie concepts. All-time bestseller? Macaroni and Cheese Pizza. Yeah.
Where: Capitol Hill, in the old ZPizza space on Broadway
Why: Because you’ve got to try Smoked Brisket and Tots pizza at least once.
Dino’s Tomato Pie
What: Brandon Pettit, owner of Delancey and Essex, will be serving square, thick-crust pizzas baked in pans at this casual resto with a sit-down bar in back and counter-order spot.
Where: Capitol Hill, at Olive and Denny
Why: Because this is the pizza Pettit grew up eating in New Jersey.
What: Naples, Italy native Mario Velloti’s thin-crust New York-style pizza will be served in this dive bar setting that will be open late on weekends.
Where: Lower Queen Anne. His first location is on Capitol Hill.
Why: Because Mario made pizza in all five New York boroughs..and it is so good.
What: Ethan Stowell’s newest resto is similar to Ballard Pizza Company -- whole pies plus fat slices, delectable salads and starters -- but with an industrial, summery outdoor setting and really good, loud music.
Where: On the border of Fremont and Ballard, natch
When: Opened in June 2015
Why: Stuff for the kiddos, including toys and a new and very long chalkboard.
This story was updated on November 18, 2015 to reflect the correct spelling of boroughs