Wedgwood is getting a brand new haven for Italian food, with Veraci Pizza coming soon to the former Zaw space (7320 35th Ave NE). The build out will start in November, with a projected opening date of February 2016.
As Veraci made its initial impact at the farmers markets, owner Marshall Jett says the team will be looking to imitate the "energy and fun" of the market experience in this newest Wedgwood outpost. With less than 20 seats and some additional outdoor bistro tables, they'll have a big focus on on-the-go eating.
A cold case will feature new to-go items and a "Make Your Own Pizza Kit" with Veraci’s signature sauces and cheeses. Mushroom, Pepperoni, and Three Cheese pizzas will be served by the slice, as well as a rotating menu of vegetarian and pizza specials. Whole pizzas will also be available to order in an expanded menu at the new Wedgewood outpost.
Finally, look for a new pasta menu featuring homemade noodles with bolognese and marinara and specials like lasagna, chicken fettucine, and spaghetti with meatballs. Pastas will be sold both fresh and out of the to-go case. Caesar (and other) salads, antipasti plates, homemade desserts like Tiramisu, and local beer and wine will also be sold out the door.
Look for a new pasta menu featuring homemade noodles with bolognese and marinara and specials like lasagna, chicken fettucine, and spaghetti with meatballs.
The location came about after the building’s owner got a tip from his son that Veraci would be a good fit for the space Zaw was holding at the time. When Zaw decided to forgo a lease renewal, Jett and his team were approached about taking over and immediately said yes.
Jason Minami of Method Construction will carry out plans from architectural firm SHKS, who designed the company's other brick and mortar in Ballard. SHKS is currently in the final stage of designing the interior, which will completely revamp the Zaw look, including the installation of the Veraci-built pizza oven.