Supreme, West Seattle’s fantastic throwback pizzeria from Ma’Ono owner Mark Fuller, is expanding to the U District, which will be a treat for diners who can’t justify the trip to West Seattle for tasty pizza and fun cocktails alone. It’ll be a joy for families, too, as the new location on the Ave will have an all-ages section up front, unlike the entirely 21-plus original location.
The new pizzeria is slated to open in February 2019 in the original home of Pagliacci, at 4529 University Ave. NE, which closed in July after almost 40 years.
While Supreme’s original vision was to top its huge, thin, sort-of New York-style crust with all manner of offbeat toppings, including taco meat with nacho cheese, the final menu when the pizzeria opened in late 2017 was a little more traditional, sticking to the likes of pepperoni, Italian sausage, and mushrooms on red or white sauces. The most unusual combo is on the Ono, a nod to Ma’Ono’s Hawaiian-style specialty: fried chicken, kimchi, and American cheese. Outrageous or not, it’s all delicious, and the kitchen has even started playing with square, deep-dish pizza.
Supreme’s whole pies and slices, slushy cocktails, and simple sides — stellar garlic knots, Caesar and chop salad, and lemon-pepper wings — should all make the transition intact. The ambiance is liable to remain, too, with counter service offered amidst dim lighting, faux bricks, tight booths, arcade games, paper plates, and shakers full of parmesan and red pepper flakes.