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Readers' Choice: Seattle's Best Pizza

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Pizza Week 2014 wouldn't be complete without sharing picks from Eater readers. A few weeks back we asked you where to find the best pies in Seattle. Recommendations include laid-back and fancy pizzerias all over town. Here, in no particular order, find readers' choice for the city's finest pizzas.


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1. Serious Pie

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316 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 838-7388
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Tom Douglas nailed the crust from the get-go when he opened his first Serious Pie on Virginia in 2007. The dough-a happy union of chew, char, and crunch-gets even mightier with toppings like house-made mortadella, nettle pesto, and pistachios. A second Westlake location is perpetually stuffed with the Amazon crowd.

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2. The Independent Pizzeria

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4235 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 860-6110
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Crisp New York and Neapolitan hybrid crust from Syracuse, NY-native Tom Siegal. Madison Park beach sits across the street for pizza picnics.

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3. Via Tribunali

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913 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-9234

After opening its first store in Capitol Hill in 2004, Via Tribunali’s Neapolitan pies started popping up at locations in Queen Anne, Georgetown, and (for a time) inside the Crocodile; the pizza chain also operates stores in Portland and on the Lower East Side. Owned by Caffe Vita founder Mike McConnell, Via Tribunali imports tomatoes from Naples and uses locally-sourced ingredients in pies baked at a white-hot 1,000 degrees.

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4. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

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4918 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 721-3501
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The Northwest’s first pizzeria to nab Neapolitan certification, Tutta Bella opened its doors in Columbia City a decade back. Owner Joe Fugere now operates five perpetually kid-filled spots serving pies topped with simple, fresh ingredients with chewy, charry crust.

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5. Delancey

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1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 838-1960
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Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg’s Delancey serves bubbling NY-style pizzas from a super hot wood-fired oven. Every ingredient that can be is locally-sourced and made in-house, with dough that’s been fermented two days before you take a bite. Beyond-spectacular cocktails are supplied to the 40-seat dining room by attached sister bar Essex.

6. Pagliacci Pizza

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4529 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 726-1717
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Opening its first store on the Ave. more than three decades back, local chain Pagliacci keeps getting better. Several stores have had facelifts in recent years, all packaging is recyclable or compostable, and the shop’s Madison Valley location is LEED-certified. Pie is served whole or by the slice, and while combos aren’t breaking new ground, Pagliacci's toothsome crust and solid topping list satisfy.

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7. Brooklyn Brothers Pizza

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1919 Hewitt Ave
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 258-6900
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More than worth the drive to up to Everett, this eight-year-old pizza shop serves thin crust pies using quality ingredients, including a 16″x16″ square Sicilian that feeds a large family. A second Brooklyn Bros. location opened last year in Mukilteo.

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8. Bar Del Corso

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3057 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 395-2069
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Crowds descend upon his Beacon Hill storefront for wood-fired Neapolitan-style pies and "cucina" with a Northwest seasonal flare.

9. Flying Squirrel Pizza Co.

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8310 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 524-6345

House-stuffed sausage, daily-made sauce and dough, and organic veggies form perfect pies at former Visqueen bassist Bill Coury’s Flying Squirrel. Coury names his pizzas after bands, which adds kitsch (and appeal). Order the seasonal Mo Le Tengo with a pint of IPA and you’re set.

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10. Queen Margherita

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3111 W McGraw St, #103
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 548-4908
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A neighborhood spot serving Neapolitan-style pizza, Magnolia's family-friendly Queen Margherita uses imported toppings, like speck, cotto, and San Marzano tomatoes from Italy.

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11. Bambinos Pizzeria

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401 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 269-2222
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Brick oven pizza and calzones in an unfussy Belltown space. Also, fresh salads and a solid beer list.

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12. Rocco's

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2228 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-2625
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Superb ingredients, a fun bar setting, and a great escape from the rest of Belltown are the name of the game at this slim stop. Open till 2 a.m.

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13. The Masonry

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20 Roy St
Seattle, WA 98109

Lower Queen Anne's The Masonry brings wood-fired pies to a bustling space on Roy St. Plus, dozens of beers and ciders.

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14. Bar Cotto

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1546 15th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 838-8081
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Adjacent to his Anchovies & Olives, Ethan Stowell’s Bar Cotto opened last year with a pizza-centric menu. Wood-fired pies are fancied up with truffle oil.

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15. Cornuto Pizzeria

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7404 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 812-0416

A small but mighty pizza shop on Greenwood Ave., Cornuto serves wood-fired pie as well as antipasti and gnocchi. Find one of the city’s best happy hours, with free pizza served Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.

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1. Serious Pie

316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

Tom Douglas nailed the crust from the get-go when he opened his first Serious Pie on Virginia in 2007. The dough-a happy union of chew, char, and crunch-gets even mightier with toppings like house-made mortadella, nettle pesto, and pistachios. A second Westlake location is perpetually stuffed with the Amazon crowd.

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316 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101

2. The Independent Pizzeria

4235 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Crisp New York and Neapolitan hybrid crust from Syracuse, NY-native Tom Siegal. Madison Park beach sits across the street for pizza picnics.

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4235 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

3. Via Tribunali

913 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

After opening its first store in Capitol Hill in 2004, Via Tribunali’s Neapolitan pies started popping up at locations in Queen Anne, Georgetown, and (for a time) inside the Crocodile; the pizza chain also operates stores in Portland and on the Lower East Side. Owned by Caffe Vita founder Mike McConnell, Via Tribunali imports tomatoes from Naples and uses locally-sourced ingredients in pies baked at a white-hot 1,000 degrees.

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913 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

4. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

4918 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

The Northwest’s first pizzeria to nab Neapolitan certification, Tutta Bella opened its doors in Columbia City a decade back. Owner Joe Fugere now operates five perpetually kid-filled spots serving pies topped with simple, fresh ingredients with chewy, charry crust.

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4918 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

5. Delancey

1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg’s Delancey serves bubbling NY-style pizzas from a super hot wood-fired oven. Every ingredient that can be is locally-sourced and made in-house, with dough that’s been fermented two days before you take a bite. Beyond-spectacular cocktails are supplied to the 40-seat dining room by attached sister bar Essex.

1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

6. Pagliacci Pizza

4529 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Opening its first store on the Ave. more than three decades back, local chain Pagliacci keeps getting better. Several stores have had facelifts in recent years, all packaging is recyclable or compostable, and the shop’s Madison Valley location is LEED-certified. Pie is served whole or by the slice, and while combos aren’t breaking new ground, Pagliacci's toothsome crust and solid topping list satisfy.

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4529 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

7. Brooklyn Brothers Pizza

1919 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201

More than worth the drive to up to Everett, this eight-year-old pizza shop serves thin crust pies using quality ingredients, including a 16″x16″ square Sicilian that feeds a large family. A second Brooklyn Bros. location opened last year in Mukilteo.

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1919 Hewitt Ave
Everett, WA 98201

8. Bar Del Corso

3057 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Crowds descend upon his Beacon Hill storefront for wood-fired Neapolitan-style pies and "cucina" with a Northwest seasonal flare.

3057 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

9. Flying Squirrel Pizza Co.

8310 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

House-stuffed sausage, daily-made sauce and dough, and organic veggies form perfect pies at former Visqueen bassist Bill Coury’s Flying Squirrel. Coury names his pizzas after bands, which adds kitsch (and appeal). Order the seasonal Mo Le Tengo with a pint of IPA and you’re set.

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8310 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

10. Queen Margherita

3111 W McGraw St, #103, Seattle, WA 98199

A neighborhood spot serving Neapolitan-style pizza, Magnolia's family-friendly Queen Margherita uses imported toppings, like speck, cotto, and San Marzano tomatoes from Italy.

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3111 W McGraw St, #103
Seattle, WA 98199

11. Bambinos Pizzeria

401 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121

Brick oven pizza and calzones in an unfussy Belltown space. Also, fresh salads and a solid beer list.

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401 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98121

12. Rocco's

2228 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Superb ingredients, a fun bar setting, and a great escape from the rest of Belltown are the name of the game at this slim stop. Open till 2 a.m.

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2228 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

13. The Masonry

20 Roy St, Seattle, WA 98109

Lower Queen Anne's The Masonry brings wood-fired pies to a bustling space on Roy St. Plus, dozens of beers and ciders.

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20 Roy St
Seattle, WA 98109

14. Bar Cotto

1546 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Adjacent to his Anchovies & Olives, Ethan Stowell’s Bar Cotto opened last year with a pizza-centric menu. Wood-fired pies are fancied up with truffle oil.

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1546 15th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

15. Cornuto Pizzeria

7404 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

A small but mighty pizza shop on Greenwood Ave., Cornuto serves wood-fired pie as well as antipasti and gnocchi. Find one of the city’s best happy hours, with free pizza served Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.

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7404 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

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