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Blotto is one of the more exciting new entries on the Seattle pizza scene.
Kyle Johnson

Where to Get Some Truly Excellent Pizza in Seattle

Whether New York-style, square, or in other forms, these wonderful pies make an impression

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Blotto is one of the more exciting new entries on the Seattle pizza scene.
| Kyle Johnson

Even over the past year and a half of dominant takeout and delivery options, it’s hard to get tired of pizza. For those who want to support local spots, here’s a selection of some neighborhood favorites, from Neapolitan to delightfully greasy New York-style slices to Detroit-style square pies loaded with creative toppings, and more, listed from north to south. (While this guide sticks to fixed locations, there is also a robust pizza pop-up scene, with a few roving operations listed here.)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sunny Hill Seattle

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3127 NW 85th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 659-0355
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In early 2020, this welcoming Sunset Hill pizzeria started making its indelible mark on the scene, focused on both Detroit-style square and 12-inch round pies served from a Wood Stone hearth oven (selections the Bunker with sweet corn and squash blossoms, and Tone with toy box tomatoes and roasted eggplant).

2. Delancey

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1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 838-1960
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Ballard’s venerable pizza destination is known for its long-fermented dough and use of locally sourced ingredients. It recently added online preordering for pickup, along with wine, liquor, and beer to-go as well. Sibling restaurant Dino’s Tomato Pie is also an excellent option for those on Capitol Hill looking for New York-style slices.

3. The Independent Pizzeria

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4235 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 860-6110
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This Madison Park favorite is known for its flaky, crispy thin crust pizzas. Each dish is a thoughtful concoction of balanced ingredients, like the Norwalk which consists of sliced prosciutto, dollops of melted mozzarella, grana cheese, and a heap of fresh arugula greens. Pickup is available with online Tock preorders.

4. Bruciato

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236 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 201-3462
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Bainbridge Island chef Brendan McGill (of Hitchcock fame) owns this popular neighborhood pizzeria. The well-crafted pies are made through a three-day fermentation process and topped with cured meats and seasonal toppings like figs, but are also great in more basic versions. There’s also beer, wine, and some stellar cocktails.

5. Cornelly

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601 Summit Ave E #103
Seattle, WA 98102

One of the newer entries into Seattle’s pizza scene is this bright fermented dough specialist on Capitol Hill, whose pies have drawn lines on Summit Ave E. The pizzas live up to the hype, especially the one with delightfully crispy pepperoni cups, and those who like Hawaiian versions may want to try the spiced pineapple version.

6. Blotto

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1830 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 403-1809
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After building a strong following for its naturally leavened sourdough pies as a pop-up, Blotto has set down more permanent roots on Capitol Hill with a cozy restaurant and corner market. While the menu changes often, it’s hard to go wrong with the simple cheese pie, with aged mozzarella and just the right amount of grease, although the smoky eggplant is a close second. Best to get there on the early side before the shop sells out.

A full pizza pie at Blotto covered in tomato sauce against a bright green flowered placemat
Blotto is one of the more exciting new entries on the Seattle pizza scene.
Kyle Johnson

7. Hot Mama's Pizza

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700 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-6444
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Hot Mama’s isn’t just for late-night snacking, although its Capitol Hill location has certainly established itself as among the best in the biz at that. Inspired by New York, made in Seattle, this pizza is great, cheap, and makes for a satisfying slice any time of day.

A closeup of two pizza slices with pepperoni and other toppings.
Hot Mama’s specializes in New York-style slices.
Hot Mama’s

8. Rocco's

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2312 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 397-4210
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Usually one of the top late-night destinations in Belltown, this lively pizzeria offers some of the biggest slices in the city, with a variety of excellent toppings. It’s currently open for takeout, delivery on third-party apps, and some sidewalk seating. Hours end at midnight, so not quite the wee hours anymore, but close enough.

9. Southpaw

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926 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5278
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Award-winning chef John Sundstrom’s pies sit somewhere between Neapolitan- and New York-style with local grains, long fermentation, and enough chewiness to support bold toppings right to the edge. Southpaw is open for takeout and delivery, but the warm, rustic dining room is open as well.

10. Post Alley Pizza

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1123 Post Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-8475
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Though it’s been around for awhile, the low-lit den near the famous gum wall is easy to overlook (literally, since it’s tucked into Post Alley). But the brick-oven pies have always been reliably great (the sausage and basil is not to be missed), and still hold up well the next day for leftovers.

11. Humble Pie

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525 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 329-5133
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With a focus on sustainably sourced ingredients (some vegetables are grown onsite), this eco-conscious pizzeria in the Rainier Beach neighborhood has a handful of pies good at any time of day, including one with apples, bacon, Beecher’s flagship cheese, and mozzarella. There are also plenty of vegan options as well.

12. Bar Del Corso

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3057 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 395-2069
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Beacon Hill’s Bar del Corso are lightly priced, wonderfully savory, and consistent. Though these pizzas can stand alone as a full meal, they're just as lovely as a shared appetizer before a deep-dive into a menu of inspired Italian fare. The restaurant also has a lovely dining room, with some newer sidewalk seating as well.

13. Moto

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4526 42nd Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 420-8880
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The thick slices at this West Seattle pizzeria are in such high demand, there’s currently a months-long waiting list for preorders, although there are a handful of limited pies available for walk-ins (chances are better for early arrivals). Owner Lee Kindell uses an 18th century wood trough oven to bake the pies, which gives its creations a light, airy crust. And the sweet-savory combo of the Mr. Pig with pork belly and calamansi lime sauce is not to be missed.

14. Breezy Town Pizza

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4864 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(312) 884-9527
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One of Seattle’s best Chicago-style pizza has an outpost is in South Seattle located in the Clockout Lounge (with a Phinney Ridge sibling, Windy City Pie). The pies are known for their caramelized crusts and hearty toppings such as roasted garlic, meatballs, and sport pepper — and one slice can easily make for a whole meal.

15. Proletariat Pizza

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9622-A 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 432-9765
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White Center’s casual, kid-friendly pizzeria has a ham and egg pie (made with Zoe’s prosciutto, soft egg, and organic arugula), and a potato version (topped with thinly-sliced potato, gorgonzola, and chives). Gluten-free crusts are available for an extra $5; delivery available via Uber Eats, as well as takeout through the official website.

1. Sunny Hill Seattle

3127 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117

In early 2020, this welcoming Sunset Hill pizzeria started making its indelible mark on the scene, focused on both Detroit-style square and 12-inch round pies served from a Wood Stone hearth oven (selections the Bunker with sweet corn and squash blossoms, and Tone with toy box tomatoes and roasted eggplant).

3127 NW 85th St
Seattle, WA 98117

2. Delancey

1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Ballard’s venerable pizza destination is known for its long-fermented dough and use of locally sourced ingredients. It recently added online preordering for pickup, along with wine, liquor, and beer to-go as well. Sibling restaurant Dino’s Tomato Pie is also an excellent option for those on Capitol Hill looking for New York-style slices.

1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

3. The Independent Pizzeria

4235 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

This Madison Park favorite is known for its flaky, crispy thin crust pizzas. Each dish is a thoughtful concoction of balanced ingredients, like the Norwalk which consists of sliced prosciutto, dollops of melted mozzarella, grana cheese, and a heap of fresh arugula greens. Pickup is available with online Tock preorders.

4235 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

4. Bruciato

236 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Bainbridge Island chef Brendan McGill (of Hitchcock fame) owns this popular neighborhood pizzeria. The well-crafted pies are made through a three-day fermentation process and topped with cured meats and seasonal toppings like figs, but are also great in more basic versions. There’s also beer, wine, and some stellar cocktails.

236 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

5. Cornelly

601 Summit Ave E #103, Seattle, WA 98102

One of the newer entries into Seattle’s pizza scene is this bright fermented dough specialist on Capitol Hill, whose pies have drawn lines on Summit Ave E. The pizzas live up to the hype, especially the one with delightfully crispy pepperoni cups, and those who like Hawaiian versions may want to try the spiced pineapple version.

601 Summit Ave E #103
Seattle, WA 98102

6. Blotto

1830 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
A full pizza pie at Blotto covered in tomato sauce against a bright green flowered placemat
Blotto is one of the more exciting new entries on the Seattle pizza scene.
Kyle Johnson

After building a strong following for its naturally leavened sourdough pies as a pop-up, Blotto has set down more permanent roots on Capitol Hill with a cozy restaurant and corner market. While the menu changes often, it’s hard to go wrong with the simple cheese pie, with aged mozzarella and just the right amount of grease, although the smoky eggplant is a close second. Best to get there on the early side before the shop sells out.

1830 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Hot Mama's Pizza

700 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
A closeup of two pizza slices with pepperoni and other toppings.
Hot Mama’s specializes in New York-style slices.
Hot Mama’s

Hot Mama’s isn’t just for late-night snacking, although its Capitol Hill location has certainly established itself as among the best in the biz at that. Inspired by New York, made in Seattle, this pizza is great, cheap, and makes for a satisfying slice any time of day.

700 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Rocco's

2312 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Usually one of the top late-night destinations in Belltown, this lively pizzeria offers some of the biggest slices in the city, with a variety of excellent toppings. It’s currently open for takeout, delivery on third-party apps, and some sidewalk seating. Hours end at midnight, so not quite the wee hours anymore, but close enough.

2312 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

9. Southpaw

926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Award-winning chef John Sundstrom’s pies sit somewhere between Neapolitan- and New York-style with local grains, long fermentation, and enough chewiness to support bold toppings right to the edge. Southpaw is open for takeout and delivery, but the warm, rustic dining room is open as well.

926 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

10. Post Alley Pizza

1123 Post Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Though it’s been around for awhile, the low-lit den near the famous gum wall is easy to overlook (literally, since it’s tucked into Post Alley). But the brick-oven pies have always been reliably great (the sausage and basil is not to be missed), and still hold up well the next day for leftovers.

1123 Post Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Humble Pie

525 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

With a focus on sustainably sourced ingredients (some vegetables are grown onsite), this eco-conscious pizzeria in the Rainier Beach neighborhood has a handful of pies good at any time of day, including one with apples, bacon, Beecher’s flagship cheese, and mozzarella. There are also plenty of vegan options as well.

525 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

12. Bar Del Corso

3057 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Beacon Hill’s Bar del Corso are lightly priced, wonderfully savory, and consistent. Though these pizzas can stand alone as a full meal, they're just as lovely as a shared appetizer before a deep-dive into a menu of inspired Italian fare. The restaurant also has a lovely dining room, with some newer sidewalk seating as well.

3057 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

13. Moto

4526 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

The thick slices at this West Seattle pizzeria are in such high demand, there’s currently a months-long waiting list for preorders, although there are a handful of limited pies available for walk-ins (chances are better for early arrivals). Owner Lee Kindell uses an 18th century wood trough oven to bake the pies, which gives its creations a light, airy crust. And the sweet-savory combo of the Mr. Pig with pork belly and calamansi lime sauce is not to be missed.

4526 42nd Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

14. Breezy Town Pizza

4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

One of Seattle’s best Chicago-style pizza has an outpost is in South Seattle located in the Clockout Lounge (with a Phinney Ridge sibling, Windy City Pie). The pies are known for their caramelized crusts and hearty toppings such as roasted garlic, meatballs, and sport pepper — and one slice can easily make for a whole meal.

4864 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

15. Proletariat Pizza

9622-A 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

White Center’s casual, kid-friendly pizzeria has a ham and egg pie (made with Zoe’s prosciutto, soft egg, and organic arugula), and a potato version (topped with thinly-sliced potato, gorgonzola, and chives). Gluten-free crusts are available for an extra $5; delivery available via Uber Eats, as well as takeout through the official website.

9622-A 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

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