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Capitol Hill Is Covered in New Pizzerias

Meltdown Pizza and Pizzeria 88 are just two of the latest additions

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With Dino's Tomato Pie, Sizzle Pie, and more launching all the time, you can forget personal pizzas — the way things are going, each Capitol Hill resident will soon have a personal pizzeria. Here's the dish on two recent additions to the neighborhood's booming pie business:

Pizzeria 88, aka Pizzeria Ottantotto, also opened last month, replacing Corretto in no time flat. Italian owner Karim Bonjrada has run a string of restaurants, including La Vita è Bella in Belltown, Queen Margherita and Mondello in Magnolia, and the defunct DiVino in Ballard. His latest — a wood-fired pizzeria with some small plate options like wild boar meatballs and gnocchi — is off to a strong start with the Yelp crowd. "The four mushroom pizza, drizzled with balsamic, was amazing. The crust was perfect," gushes one Yelper. Multiple less-than-stellar reviews, though, express a preference for Via Tribunali. Follow along on Facebook for live music announcements and more.

416 Broadway E, (206) 328-7817, website. Open Sunday to Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to midnight. Happy hour daily 4 to 6 p.m., plus late night happy hour Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. to close.

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Meltdown's pepperoni slice and food menu. [Photo: Grant S./Yelp]

Early Yelp adopters are loving the New York-style pies at Meltdown Pizza, which also opened last month from the owners of Still Liquor. "Finally a pizza worth screaming from the rooftops," one person avows. Another satisfied Yelper indicates a walk-up window is in the works for late night action beyond 11 p.m., and nearby delivery should occur at some point. For now, dine in and build your own or stop in for a slice to go from a concise menu, including the signature Meltdown with pepperoni, pineapple, and jalapeño. Take a look inside over at Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.

1201 Pine St, (206) 327-9998, website. Open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, Sunday noon to 11 p.m.

Meltdown Pizza

, Seattle, WA (206) 327-9998

Pizzeria 88

416 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 (206) 328-7817 Visit Website