Here’s a ray of good news for those in Sunset Hill. The aptly-named Sunny Hill — a new pizzeria from acclaimed Seattle chef Jason Stoneburner of Stoneburner and Bastille fame — is about to arrive in the area soon, bringing thick, Detroit-style square slices and whole 12-inch round pies served piping hot from a Wood Stone hearth oven. The new family-friendly spot aims to open in late March and will take the place of the gluten-free Lucky Santo, which closed last November.
Sunny Hill co-owner Holly Robinson tells Eater Seattle that it will be a “cozy neighborhood” place featuring counter service with a small bar and room for 30 inside, as well as some extra seating on the outdoor patio, when the weather cooperates. The dining room will have warm colors, wooden booths, and maybe a surfboard or two hanging on the walls (Stoneburner is an avid surfer). Though the restaurant will serve a selection of salads, burgers, and vegetable plates, pizza seems to be the focus, and the Detroit slices should be a welcome addition to a scene that doesn’t have that style in abundance. “Every piece will be a corner piece,” says Robinson. Sara Eveland (sous chef at Stoneburner) is going to oversee the kitchen on a daily basis.
Diners can also expect Sunny Hill to mix things up on occasion, with eggplant parm or spaghetti and meatball specials on certain nights, a brunch menu filled with breakfast sandwiches, and maybe some pop-ups from guest bartenders early in the week. The drinks list will include wine, cocktails, and a few beers on tap from local breweries such as Holy Mountain and Urban Family. Robinson also says the restaurant will emphasize takeout options, building its own system, rather than relying on delivery apps, which have come under fire of late for being poor restaurant partners. Probably a good call.