42 “Must Eat” Pizza Joints in Seattle, 2014 (LIST)

You can eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner… hot or cold. Some people like it thin, some people like it deep. However you like it, there is a perfect pie waiting for you. Here’s a list of our favorites throughout the Greater Seattle area. We started the list and it just kept on growing… enjoy.

Here is the list of the “MUST EATS!”

  1. Via Tribunali
    • Neapolitan pizzas are baked in a hot wood-fired oven, with minimal toppings. Some say it’s “more authentic than the pizzerias of Naples.”
    • Available cities: Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Georgetown, Fremont, NY, Portland
  2. Delancey
    • Delancey is the wood-fire pizza project of Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg.
    • Available cities: Ballard
  3. Ballard Pizza Company
    • Scarf down “fat slices” of New York style-crust pizzas while standing on tall butcher-block tables at this simple joint without sacrificing flavor. 
    • Available cities: Ballard
  4. Big Mario’s
    • New York style pizza created by the one and only Mario Vellotti who emigrated from Naples, Italy known for opening world-famous pizzerias in all five Burroughs, including Sal’s on Broome Street, Bensonhurst’s J & V and the original Patricia’s in the Bronx. 
    • Available cities: Capitol Hill
  5. Veraci’s
    • Wood-Fired Authentic Neapolitan: Seattle’s original, award-winning traveling wood-fired pizza company on wheels. 
    • Available cities: Portland, Bend, Spokane & Coeur d’Alene.
  6. Mercato Stellina Pizzeria
    • Born out of the Cantinetta legacy, here at Mercato Stellina we are all about good wine and great pizza. We are a brick oven pizzeria known for our house-made crust, fine-cured meats, delicious Italian and Washington cheeses paired with a long list of Italian wine. 
    • Available cities: Bellevue
  7. Primo
    • At Primo we like to have it all – and figure you do too. Our mission is simple: make delicious hand-tossed pizzas, decadent pastas, and fresh salads, in a beautiful, historic space – all at a great price.
    • Available cities: Seattle (1106 8th ave)
  8. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
    • Northwest’s first and most celebrated authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. We use the finest imported ingredients and century old artisan traditions to bring the definitive Neapolitan pizza experience to our guests.
    • Available cities: Columbia City, Issaquah, Westlake, Crossroads, Stone Way
  9. Mod Pizza
    • It’s fast, hot, and 100% delicious. The gas fired ovens get up to a whopping 800 degrees cooking your pizza in less than 3 minutes. Pizzas are made by hand and handled by artisan pizza bakers.
    • Available cities: Alderwood, Bellevue, Downtown Seattle, Issaquah, Puyallup, Redmond, Sammamish, Seattle Center, Tacoma, U District, Vancouver, Maple Valley (coming soon), Mill Creek (coming soon).
  10. Pizzeria Pulcinella
    • The consistency of “Pizza Napoletana” is tender and elastic allowing for easy cutting or folding. Expect a taste typical of freshly baked bread with the savory flavors of the San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. Following tradition in Italy, the pizzas, about 12” in diameter, will be served uncut for you to slice into bite size portions to be eaten with a fork or to cut into larger slices to be folded and eaten by hand.
    • Available cities: Seattle (Rainer Ave)
  11. Talarico’s
    • Talarico’s Pizzeria offers hand tossed east coast style pizza. Our signature pie creates a thin and crispy crust. Each pizza slice is a huge 14″ with toppings from local Cascioppo Bros. Sausage, local J.Wilbur BBQ sauce and our Grandfather’s meatballs. 
    • Available cities: West Seattle
  12. Flying Squirrel Pizza Co.
    • We source the best cured meats in Seattle, make our own sausage, use the freshest veggies around and aren’t afraid to spin a classic or mix up something fresh and unexpected.
    • Available cities: Seward Park (4920 S. Genesee St), Maple Leaf (8310 5th Ave NE)
  13. The Station Pizzeria
    • At its core, our kitchen houses a six-foot 100% wood-fired Woodstone oven. Surrounding, pizzas are hand stretched and adorned with artisan toppings while new American entrees and appetizers are assembled down the line.
    • Available cities: Woodinville 
  14. Pagliacci Pizza
    • A local favorite (founded on the “Ave”) with a focus on thin, New York-style pizza where pie’s are individually hand-tossed and cooked in brick-lined ovens.  
    • Available cities: Ballard, Broadway, Capitol Hill, Edmonds, Greenwood, Lake City, Magnolia, Madison, Queen Anne, Queen Anne Delivery, Sand Point, Shoreline, University, Wallingford, West Seattle, Bellevue Square, Bridle Trails, Crossroads, Juanita, Kenmore, Old Bellevue, 8 at McMahon, Local Point, Hub. 
  15. Serious Pie
    • Wood-fired, thin-crust gourmet pizzas with serious toppings of fresh artisanal ingredients while sitting at communal tables. 
    • Available cities: Belltown, South Lake Union
  16. Kylie Chicago
    • Chicago style deep dish right in Seattle, the pie is loaded with rich flavors and baked.
    • Available cities: Fremont
  17. Zeeks Pizza
    • Zeeks Pizza is a local Seattle chain that offers quality thin-crust pies. 
    • Available cities: Bothell, Redmon, Kirkland, Ravenna, Greenlake, Phinney Ridge, Fremont, Queen Anne, Denny, West Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah
  18. The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits
    • The Rock Wood-fired Pizza & Spirits is a family focused, full service casual dining concept. Though focusing on gourmet wood fired pizza, The Rock offers an array of pastas, burgers, sandwiches and salads. 
    • Available cities: Covington, Federal Way, Lacey, Lake Tapps, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver
  19. Piecora’s Original New York Pizza
    • Pizza pie with New York attitude, free delivery, free parking
    • Available cities: Seattle
  20. Razzi’s Pizzeria
    • We source as many of our menu items as possible from local, organic markets. Essential Bakery provides us with freshly baked artisan baguettes. We hand-craft our gluten-free/vegan baguettes and pizza dough in our own Certified GF Bakery.
    • Available cities: Seattle (Greenwood)
  21. Smoking Monkey Pizza
    • A blend of old and new, local and international. Our pizza is made in the traditional, hand tossed method, in our brick oven. We strive to follow tradition, but not to be bound by it. Our menu includes traditional Italian recipes, and our own Favorites.
    • Available cities: Renton
  22. Zaw Artisan Pizza
    • A artisan-inspired, bake-at-home pizza shop. 
    • Available cities: Wallingford
  23. Northlake Tavern and Pizza
    • The special kind pizza we feature here is from an old Italian recipe. It happened one day as the original owner of this establishment expressed his dissatisfaction with the pizza. “Pshew, what garbage!” he exclaimed. “I’ll bet I can make a better pizza than this.” So a bet was made.
    • Available cities: Seattle (Northlake Way)
  24. Bar del Corso
    • Bar del Corso is a pizzeria, restaurant and bar in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, featuring wood-fired pizza, and Italian small dishes. We showcase local, seasonal produce, Italian salumi and cheese, and regional Italian wines.
    • Available cities: Seattle (Beacon Ave)
  25. Frankie’s Pizza And Pasta
    • We specialize in homemade Italian cuisine, made fresh from scratch daily, including: New York style pizza (Traditional and Gourmet), calzones and pasta (traditional Italian pastas and original creations).
    • Available cities: Redmond
  26. Acropolis Pizza and Pasta
    • Famous for our italian dishes and greek pizza. Call when you leave home, it will be ready on arrival. Our daily fresh dough is what makes our pizza the best, so if your pizza is perfect, it’s from Acropolis!
    • Available cities: Kirkland
  27. Filiberto’s Cucina Italiana
    • Filiberto’s is family owned and operated authentic Italian cuisine since 1975. Here you will find home made pasta, authentic sauces, variety of poultry dishes, large selection of italian wines by the bottle and glass, and of course pizza.
    • Available cities: Burien
  28. Hot Mama’s Pizza
    • Welcome to Hot Mama’s Pizza! For more than fifteen years, we’ve strived to serve you the most authentic and mouth-watering NY-style pizza in Seattle. 
    • Available cities: Seattle (700 E Pine St)
  29. The Independent’s Stevedore
    • Wood-fired brick oven pizza baked with a thicker than average charred Neapolitan crust.
    • Available cities: Seattle (4235 E Madison ST)
  30. Cafe Lago
    • Cafe Lago is an artisanal Italian restaurant claiming its residence in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1990 by Carla Leonardi and Jordi Viladas, Cafe Lago prepares its many pasti and doughs fresh by hand, each morning, and bakes its pizza over apple wood fires by night.
    • Available cities: Seattle (2305 24th Ave E)
  31. Fire by Visconti
    • Italian style pizza, wine, beer, brats, fine cheeses and artisanal meats made locally from scratch at Cured in Leavenworth. The oven can produce to over 700 degrees so they can turn out piping hot Neapolitan style pizzas in minutes.
    • Available cities: Wenatchee 
  32. Brooklyn Bros Pizzeria
    • Pizzas are baked in a stone oven at 600° or higher. At these temperatures the dough is shocked and springs into a light, airy crust while taking on a lightly charred appearance. The Pizzaiola (Pizza Maker & Oven Manager) must manage the oven at all times. A perfectly cooked pizza pie crust will have a smokey, crisp flavor.
    • Available cities: Everett
  33. Farrelli’s Wood Fire Pizza
    • When Farrelli’s opened, they founded their concept on ‘quality’ with the understanding that by focusing on making the best products and delivering them with great customer service, that their customers would gladly pay for them.
    • Available cities: Lacey, Dupont, Sumner, Tacoma, Parkland, Maple Valley, Party Place
  34. Trackside Pizza
    • We make our dough fresh everyday; we use 100% freshly grated real cheeses (no caking agents or fillers), specialty meats, hand cut fresh veggies, and the freshest herbs available. All pies come with our red sauce, mozzarella, and fresh oregano unless noted.
    • Available cities: Puyallup (201 North Meridian)
  35. Vince’s Italian Restaurant
    • Authentic Neapolitan pizza recipes straight from Naples. 
    • Available cities: Burien, Federal Way, Renton Highlands
  36. La Fiamma
    • At La Fiamma the cave has been transformed into an oven, but real wood fire remains the sole source of heat. Apple wood, gleaned from the vast orchards of the Yakima Valley, fuels the fire of our oven. When burned, this wood produces an intense, consistent heat, while also imparting a sumptuous aroma. 
    • Available cities: Bellingham
  37. Pegasus Pizza
    • Quality ingredients, quality service equals a quality experience. West Seattle’s Pegasus Pizza and Pasta has been on Alki for over 20 years.
    • Available cities: Alki Beach, West Seattle
  38. Lombardos Pizzeria
    • Lombardo’s Pizzeria was founded on the love of good food, family and friends. We hope that you and yours will join us often to share a good meal and good company in a family atmosphere.
    • Available cities: Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Everett.
  39. Pizzeria 22
    • Welcome to Pizzeria 22. Located in the Admiral district, Pizzeria 22 serves up the first and only Italian wood-fired pizza in all of West Seattle. At Pizzeria 22 you will find a menu with a creative mix of authentic Italian recipes and locally sourced and inspired specialties. 
    • Available cities: West Seattle (4213 College Ave)
  40. Belltown Pizza
    • Belltown Pizza first opened in 1998 as a 500 square foot, six stool bar. It began as an original concept of high-quality food specializing in New York-style pizza combined with hard liquor as an option to the usual beer and wine service.
    • Available cities: Belltown
  41. Rocco’s
    • At Rocco’s, we make as much from scratch as possible. This includes all our sauces, dressings, dough, ricotta, sausage, as well as many bar items. Some of our sources include Field Roast, Olsen Farms, Zoe’s Artisan Cured Meats, Collin’s Family Orchard.
    • Available cities: Belltown (2228 Second Avenue)
  42. Stoneburner
    • Timeless. Nourishing. Restorative. Soulful. Balanced. Exact. 
    • Available cities: Ballard
Did we leave out any of your favorites? If so, comment below, we’d love to hear about them! 

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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