Supreme, West Seattle’s fantastic throwback pizzeria from Ma’Ono owner Mark Fuller, has opened its U District expansion. For now, the divey spot is only open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as it awaits approval of its liquor license application. When that comes through, Supreme will extend its hours — and add boozy frozen cocktails to the menu.
The new pizzeria set up shop in the original home of Pagliacci, at 4529 University Ave. NE, which closed last July after almost 40 years. Unlike the entirely 21-and-over West Seattle original, the U District outpost has an all-ages section up front.
Supreme’s menu revolves around huge, thin, sort-of New York-style crust with toppings like pepperoni, Italian sausage, and mushrooms on red or white sauces. The most outlandish combo is on the Ono, a nod to Ma’Ono’s Hawaiian-style specialty: fried chicken, kimchi, and American cheese. Supreme’s whole pies and slices, and simple sides — stellar garlic knots, Caesar and chop salad, and lemon-pepper wings — have all made the transition to the U District.