We’ve still got nothing on New York or Chicago, but Seattle sure loves its pizza. Not as much as we love bakeries, but so much we’ve had a number of great new spots open this year, with more on the way. Peruse the list, and branch out next time you feel like a slice.
Supreme (West Seattle)
The new 21-and-older pizza bar from chef Mark Fuller is just down the street from his popular Ma’ono in West Seattle. Like his other bar/restaurant New Luck Toy (one of the best new restaurants to open in the past year or so), Supreme boasts a fun atmosphere and stiff drinks, but sustenance comes in the form of New York-style slices rather than Americanized Chinese food.
Order: Melt your face off with the Reaper, with spicy coppa, ricotta, ghost chili and Carolina reaper chili.
Slice Box Pizza (SoDo)
Owners Ryan and Leanna Lengle opened their first restaurant this spring, with no restaurant background to speak of. Still, their spot adds another lunchtime fuel stop to SoDo, with slices of simple New York pies.
Order: Get the White Basil, with house-made pesto crumbles, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, fresh garlic, fresh basil and olive oil.
A Pizza Mart (Capitol Hill)
A mini Seattle-area pizza empire is building to give MOD a run for their money. With location in the U District, First Hill and downtown, with a Capitol Hill spot on the way, these guys capitalize on offering decent slices within stumbling distance of bars.
Order: Something you won’t find at the likes of Delancey or Bar Del Corso, like taco pizza or chicken ranch pizza.
Nine Pies Pizzeria (SoDo)
This new project inside SoDo’s Nine Hats Wines will feature pies made by pizzaiolo Cary Kemp of West Seattle’s Pizzeria 22. Look for pizzas available by the slice, plus calzones, apps, salads and desserts—when they open early next year.
The Masonry (Fremont)
A Lower Queen Anne staple, this pizza joint just opened a Fremont location with more taps—after all, beer and pizza were made for one another. The pies here are wood-fired Neapolitan style, so expect a chewy, blistered crust.
Order: Whatever seasonal pies are offered—head chef Lucas Neve (formerly of Café Lago) knows his stuff.
Order: The slice topped with roasted vegetables is delightful, but make sure they heat it for you.
Evviva (Queen Anne)
Considering the corner space used to be a Pizza Hut, locals have upgraded significantly to this wood-fired pizza place with another location in Edmonds.
Order: Keep it simple with the pancetta and potato pizza, with mozzarella, olive oil and caramelized onions.
Mercato Stellina (Pike Place Market)
This bright new addition to Pike Place Market (from the folks behind Cantinetta and Chavez) follows the format of the Bellevue location with traditional Italian pizzas, but adds pasta to the mix as well.
Order: Be brave and try the Grasshopper, topped with the toasted insects, plus burrata, pesto and pickled squash.
And hey, 2018 is looking good already… this Kenmore restaurant from Jason Stoneburner will open later next year.