Yesterday (Feb 9th) we celebrated National Pizza Day, so it has inspired me to share my five favorite pizza pies in West Seattle. The creator of National Pizza Day is unknown and though it is a fake holiday, it does answer the age-old question; “What’s for dinner?”. There are plenty of other fake food holidays to observe, see list here. I personally needed an excuse to indulge in one of my favorite comfort foods, so we ordered pizza delivery and it was delicious. No regrets!
- Phoenecia (Alki) TRUFFLE OIL – This is my absolute favorite pizza! The crust is crispy and smokey on the outside but light and airy in the inside. It has a truffle oil base with mozzarella and comte cheese (similar to a gruyere). It is simplicity at its best. This restaurant has lots of other delicious food offerings from tapas and salads, but do not forget to order this pizza.
- Pizzeria Credo (Junction) DEL GOLFO – This place has the best Neapolitan, wood fired oven baked pizza. My favorite pie has large gulf shrimps, San Marzano tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, pesto, and red chili flakes for an extra spicy kick. Tip: They have a gluten free crust option.
- Mioposto Pizzeria (Admiral) EGG and PANCETTA – I first enjoyed this pizza at their Mt. Baker location for brunch and I was blown away. Breakfast pizza, no way?! I was super excited that they opened another location in West Seattle and was not disappointed. This pizza has a spicy chili base, pancetta, mozzarella and grana cheese, bread crumbs, and three sunny side eggs. It is so decadent and definitely a meal you can eat for dinner. Tip: They have small pizzas for kids 12 and younger and also have a gluten free crust option.
- Proletariat (White Center aka Rat City) POTATO – This location is not as close to me as the others but I will travel for good food. There are a lot of different unique combination of toppings on the menu but I really enjoyed the potato pizza. It has thinly sliced red potato, gorgonzola cheese, chives, on an olive oil base. The pizza itself has the right balance of thickness to be a solid foundation for the toppings but with a thinner chewy crust. Tip: They have arcade games and a kid play area
- Talaricos (Junction) SINATRA – This restaurant prides itself on the size of their pizza, a single slice is 14″ in length. It is pretty much three slices in one. My favorite has a spicy sausage crumble, pepperoncinis, black olives, mozzarella cheese, on a marinara base. It is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and tangy. Tip: They have a great kids menu with minors welcome until 9pm and it is open until 2am every night.
There you have it. My top five pizza spots in West Seattle. These are the restaurants we go to when we want to treat ourselves to good pizza. I have a separate list for my delivery pizza options. Did you guys celebrate National Pizza Day yesterday too?