Saturday, August 29, 2009


Delancey (1415 NW 70th St, Seattle)

Delancey opened up in Ballard about 3 weeks ago, and the lines to get in are pretty long. The lines are well-deserved, though -- the pizza is great! This isn't NY style, though -- this is fancy, wood-oven, thin-crust, high-quality cheese & toppings, Neapolitan style pizza. It's similar to Tutta Bella in many ways -- if you like Tutta Bella, you'll like Delancey. Note that they're only open for dinner (and only Weds - Sun); arrive after 8 pm to avoid the lines (or request a seat at the bar! or make a reservation if you are a group of 6 or more). An "A".

Friday, July 3, 2009

Real NY Style Pizza in Bellevue Square!

I was in the Bellevue Square Mall today, when I stumbled across Villa Pizza (on the top level, near the entrance to Macy's). They serve by-the-slice, and the pizza is the most truly-authentic NY style pizza in the area, now that Zagi's is gone (not counting Brooklyn Brothers in Everett, but that's a long drive!). Thin, crispy, just the right amount of cheese. My one complaint is that there wasn't quite enough sauce, so I'm torn between A- and A. I'll go for A-, but maybe they were just having a bad sauce day :-)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pizza on Bainbridge Island

I took the ferry over to Bainbridge Island this weekend, to see whether they had more promising pizza options than the mainland. The two places I tried were tolerable, but nothing to write home about:

Westside Pizza (278 Winslow Way E,
Westside Pizza advertised "pizza by the slice" on the signs outside their shop, but it turns out they only have slices from 11 am - 3 pm. Since it was 4 pm, I had to order a medium pie in order to sample their wares, which took about 10 minutes. The taste reminded me of Dominoes, but slightly higher quality. The sauce was zesty in a good way, but the pizza was a bit greasy and the crust, though thin, was undercooked. I'd give this a B-, which is probably a bit generous, since I was really really hungry when I ate it (my tasting companion Julia gave it a C+).

That's A Some Pizza (488 Winslow Way E,
This place had a funny name, so that's a bonus. They also had a cute little porch to sit on while eating the pizza. The pizza, unfortunately, was too thick to be NY style, and was sort of bland, though less greasy than the pizza from Westside Pizza. The crust, in addition to being thick, was also somewhat undercooked. I'd give this one a C+.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Some Capitol Hill Slices

I tried a couple of by-the-slice pizza places in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood today, with mixed results:

Hot Mama's Pizza, 700 E Pine St, Seattle
I was happy that I tried out Hot Mama's pizza. The atmosphere was nice and casual, and the slices were generously sized. This was pretty close to New York style. It could have been a little bit thinner and tangier, but was basically the right thing. The sauce was a tiny bit sweet, which was sort of fun. I'd give this a B+.

Piecora's Pizza, 1401 E Madison St
, Seattle
Piecora's was a more disappointing experience. It took a really long time to get slices (they didn't seem to have sliced pizza out and ready), and the slices we got were of variable quality -- my friend and I each ordered a slice of cheese pizza, and the two slices looked as if they came from totally different restaurants. Neither was very good, though. They were quite greasy, and much too thick, and a bit heavy on the cheese. I'd give this a C.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flying Pie Pizzeria, Issaquah, WA

Yesterday I was driving through Issaquah, and saw a giant sign advertising "Pizza by the Slice" outside of Flying Pie Pizzeria ( Pizza by the slice is usually a good New-York-style indicator, so I stopped in. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed when the cashier informed me that I could not order a slice, only whole pies, because it was 3:30 p.m., and apparently slices are only on offer from 11 - 3. I think the giant "Pizza by the Slice" sign out front was rather misleading. I give them a "D" for false advertising.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Serious Pie

Serious Pie 316 Virginia Ave, Seattle

Today I tried Serious Pie, which was pretty good, but is more of a gourmet pizza than I was expecting. Also, a bit too pricy. I thought the crust was but too thick (and a bit overly done), but this was still pretty good if you're in the mood for fancy pizza. I'd give it a B+.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Perfect Pizza in Everett, WA

Brooklyn Brothers Pizzeria
1919 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA
My husband heard about a good pizza place in Everett, but since that's about 45 minutes north of where we live, we hadn't had a chance to check it out until this weekend, when it turned out to be a convenient stopping-off point on the way back from the Anacortes ferry terminal. Brooklyn Brothers Pizzeria was definitely worth the trip! It was the real -- super thin crust, toppings not too heavy, available by the slice. Definitely an A, possibly even an A plus. On par with my current northwest favorite, Zagy's. Yum.