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The 14 Best Pizza Restaurants in Seattle (From NY Slices to Upscale) To Try in 2024

The 14 Best Pizza Restaurants in Seattle (From NY Slices to Upscale) To Try in 2024

Post created December 26, 2023

Great pizza restaurants in Seattle are not hard to find. You’re pretty much guaranteed options for whatever you’re craving – from perfectly foldable New York slices to Detroit-style pies with crispy, golden crusts.

The hardest part is deciding where to grab pizza in Seattle. Luckily, I’ve created this guide to some of the best pizza restaurants in Seattle. This list includes restaurants in north and south Seattle and everywhere in between. There are casual options for a quick slice at lunch, as well as more upscale choices for romantic dinner dates. Expect popular joints and some hidden gems too.

Get those tastebuds ready – here are 14 of the best pizza restaurants in Seattle.  

14 Best Pizza Restaurants in Seattle

MOTO

MOTO Pizza is one of the best pizza restaurants in Seattle for Detroit-style pizza. I also recommend it if you like adventurous flavors and toppings. MOTO deemed itself the home of “Seattle’s odd pizza,” which makes sense when you see its menu.

Ever tried a pizza with shrimp, pineapple pesto, and chili oil? How about one with beef adobo, kimchi, and garlic sauce? You can get both of these and other unique creations at MOTO Pizza. 

For a less out-of-the-box option, try MOTO’s “Kissd” pizza. It has pepperoni, spicy sausage, and a drizzle of hot honey. One bite, and you’ll be hooked. I’d be remiss to not mention how good the crust is too. Made from sourdough, it’s golden and delicious every time.

MOTO Pizza’s one downfall is that it’s notoriously hard to get. Place an order a few months in advance (yes, it sounds crazy, but it’s worth it) or show up right at opening for a chance to taste this pizza.

Blotto 

Blotto in Capitol Hill is the pizza restaurant (and on our list of best places to eat in Cap Hill) to visit when you’re looking for something simple and delicious.  Blotto’s pizza is naturally leavened and made with organic, local grains. The menu is small. Get classic cheese pizza, vegan tomato pizza, or try one of the rotating seasonal specials. For drinks, choose from a great variety of natural wines and local beers. 

Blotto was originally a pizza pop-up that opened a permanent location in 2021. The restaurant is clean and bright, with colorful mats on every table to liven it up. It’s also small, so it’s not always easy to get a seat. That said, you can easily place an order at the to-go counter and then take your pizza a couple of blocks away to enjoy at Cal Anderson Park on a warm day. 

Delancey

Delancey is a hip, neighborhood pizza restaurant in Ballard. It’s known for its incredible wood-fired pizzas and delicious appetizers. This popular spot can get crowded, so you may want to consider ordering to-go or getting there right when it opens. 

The crowds are there for a reason. Delancey’s pizzas may not come with all the bells and whistles and out-of-the-box ingredients. But it does all of the classics right. Come here for some of the best Margherita and pepperoni pizza in Seattle. Try Delancey’s white pie to enjoy its delicious housemade ricotta alongside other flavorful cheeses.  

Proletariat Pizza

Delicious, crispy slices from Proletariat Pizza (Image Credit: Seattle Travel)

Walk into White Center’s Proletariat Pizza on a Friday night and you’ll be surrounded by all sorts of people. Expect to see families with kids, groups of friends, and couples on a casual date night. There is a bar attached for the 21 and over crowd, and a space in the back with arcade games that make Proletariat a kid favorite as well.

This family-friendly restaurant serves New York-style pizzas with a crispy crust and generous toppings. You can get a whole pizza or pizza-by-the-slice, and pair it with tasty beer or cider.

When I go, I love to order a pepperoni slice and a slice of whatever special there is for the day. Try one of the house specialties if you order a whole pie. The potato pizza is a crowd-pleaser, but you also can’t go wrong with anything topped with Mama’s lil peppers. 

South Town Pie

Don’t overlook South Town Pie in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. It’s a mainstay in the community’s small downtown area. South Town Pie serves whole pies and pizza by the slice. Get a slice of whatever the “unicorn” pizza is for the day. Or try veggie, cheese, pepperoni, or sausage. 

The house specialties are good, especially if you appreciate creative flavors. Try the Pastrami pizza, a customer favorite with gruyere fondue, dill pickles, and an everything crust. Or order the Seattle Dog pizza. The combination of cream cheese, hot dogs, and sriracha drizzle on this pizza may be a bit odd, but it’s delicious. 

Alibi Room

Alibi Room isn’t the most upscale pizza joint on this list, but it’s still a good place to take a date. This cool and laidback bar by the gum wall in Pike Place Market feels like a little secret. The market location isn’t particularly crowded even though it’s in one of the most touristy areas in the city.

Alibi Room has tons of pizzas to choose from. Try the four-cheese pizza. The ricotta garlic cream sauce, provolone, parmesan, and mozzarella elevate it to way beyond basic. People with dietary restrictions can also opt for a “build-your-own pizza” which has an option for a vegan, gluten-free crust.

This restaurant’s daily happy hour from 11:30 am to 6 pm is one of the best things about it. I highly recommend visiting during this time and ordering a mini pizza for $10 or trying any of its regular pies at half the price.

Bar del Corso

Bar del Corso is more than your average pizza restaurant. This Beacon Hill restaurant serves a small selection of Italian food items and delicious nightly specials. Pizzas are always on the menu, along with other small dishes like burrata, meatballs, salads, and cocktails. Try the pizza special or go with the tasty Funghi pizza, which is always a big hit.

Bar del Corso is a good place to go for a date since the restaurant is pretty, the lighting is dim, and there’s a quaint garden patio for warm days. Despite being one of the more upscale pizza options on this list, the prices are not outrageous. Bar del Corso is a good choice if you want something a little fancier than usual, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for your meal.

Mioposto

Mioposto is another good sit-down pizza restaurant. Come for lunch or a relaxed evening dinner. Pizza is what this restaurant is known for, but it has a few other tasty options as well. I’ll certainly vouch for the sausage lasagna and any of its delightfully strong cocktails. 

Mioposto’s pizzas are all made over an open flame with fresh and creative ingredients. Try the fig and prosciutto pizza. Or order the spring lamb which has mint-basil salsa verde, lamb, and goat cheese.

Come at breakfast for the filling bacon and egg breakfast pizza, an unusual but delicious morning meal. Mioposto has several locations in Mount Baker, Ravenna, and West Seattle. You can’t go wrong with any. 

Windy City Pie

Searching for something to satisfy your deep-dish pizza craving? Head to Windy City Pie in Phinney Ridge where you’ll find the delicious, saucy pies your heart desires. Windy City specializes in deep-dish pizzas in unique flavors. These include “fennel destination” (a pie with fennel and chevre) and “sweet Pete” (with pineapple, candied bacon, and hot giardiniera). 

Keep in mind that many people find the pizzas at Windy City Pie to be more inspired by Chicago deep-dish pizzas than a true recreation. The dough is fluffier than what most people expect from this kind of pizza, but the sauce is incredibly well-seasoned.

Windy City Pie also serves tavern-style pizzas if you’re searching for other Midwest pizza favorites. The restaurant is casual and there are board games to play while you wait for your food.

Big Mario’s

Big Marios Pizza in Fremont
New York-style pepperoni from Big Mario’s (Image Credit: Seattle Travel)

Big Mario’s Pizza is a classic Seattle pizza restaurant. Big Mario himself is from New York, so you can expect to get some authentic New York-style pizza here.

Big Mario’s original location in Capitol Hill is a must-go. It’s been a popular spot for college students, bar-hoppers, or people attending concerts in the area for years. Big Mario’s is open until 2 am at all of its restaurants, but the slice window stays open for an hour longer at the Capitol Hill location. 

I’ll admit, I don’t think Big Mario’s serves the best pizza in Seattle. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go. Big Mario’s has a variety of pies, but I suggest skipping dine-in and opting for the classic Big Mario experience. Go to the window, order a cheap slice of cheese or pepperoni, and eat it on the sidewalk before going out dancing, to a concert, or heading to another bar.

The Masonry

The Masonry is a Queen Anne pizza bar that’s a hidden gem. This casual spot has excellent beer and even better pizza. The menu isn’t huge, but the wood-fired pies impress everyone who tries them. 

Order the pepperoni or Al Diavolo, which comes with hot peppers and a delicious drizzle of hot honey, for a sweet and spicy twist. Pair this with focaccia, Caesar salad, or pickled veggies as an appetizer. 

The Masonry is solely for people 21 and over and has a low-key, relaxed vibe. Admire the cool, colorful murals on the wall while listening to whatever record is playing. The staff is attentive and kind, making the experience of eating here that much better.

Lupo

Go to Lupo in Fremont if you’re searching for an upscale pizza joint. The restaurant’s warm, dim lighting and dark details make it a wonderful place for a date night. Be sure to make reservations because it books up fast. 

Expect a tiny menu with high-quality choices. Lupo serves Neopolitan-style pizza with a tasty sourdough crust. Cocktails and appetizers rotate seasonally, making return visits extra sweet. 

One of the most popular pies to get from Lupo is the Margherita. Lupo makes a fine iteration of this pizza. Make sure to get some chili oil to drizzle on it, and stay for ice cream if you’ve got enough room for dessert after eating.

Supreme

Supreme is probably one of the coolest pizza joints in Seattle. This laidback and hip spot in West Seattle serves NY-style pizza and is only for people 21 and over. The atmosphere at Supreme is perfect for hanging out with friends after work and washing down giant slices of pizza with a few glasses of beer.

Stick with the classics like pepperoni and cheese, or try one of the rotating daily specials. I recommend getting a NY slice, a slice of the Detroit Square, and, if you’re really hungry, a side of cheesy bread and lemon pepper wings.

West of Chicago Pizza

My husband and I could barely wait to dig into this delicious pie

Head to West of Chicago Pizza for delicious Chicago deep-dish pizza done right. This casual West Seattle pizza joint serves saucy deep-dish pizza with a crust that is literal perfection and a variety of topping options. Make sure you visit with enough time to wait since it’ll take about 30 minutes for one of the deep dish pies to come out. 

West of Chicago Pizza also has some other Chicago favorites. Try tavern-style pizza and hot beef sandwiches for lunch or dinner. Grab some beer and settle in for a while at this no-frills spot. Chicago transplants will especially like it. You can always count on seeing Chicago area sports teams on the screen at this pizza joint.

These are some of the best pizza restaurants in Seattle. One thing is certain, you can’t go wrong and you can find all sorts of pizza in this city full of great food. Happy dining!

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Hi, I'm Ashleigh! Welcome to Seattle Travel, my little piece of beautiful PNW. This is home and I'm here to share all my experiences so visitors and locals alike can find the best experiences this part of the country has to offer. I started Seattle Travel in 2012 as a way to journal my experiences and over the years have been encouraged by family and friends to open up my adventures to everyone. I actively seek out the best food, activities, and day trips and give you a local perspective.  The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful areas in the world and my goal is to let you explore it to the fullest. 


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