Searching for the best pizza in Seattle?
Seattle may not be known for pizza in the way that New York and Chicago are, but we have some hidden gems if you know where to look! And who better to ask than the locals? We asked Seattleites for their top recommendations for pizza in Seattle.
Here are the top 15 places where you’ll find the best pizza in Seattle, according to locals:
1. Delancey, Ballard
This award-winning restaurant in Ballard specializes in wood-fired pizza made of long-fermented dough and only the best local ingredients. Locals love the cozy ambiance, although they recommend being prepared for a wait as it is walk-in only. Be sure to order the chocolate chip cookie for dessert!
📍Location: 1415 NW 70th Street
2. Sunny Hill, Ballard
If you’re looking for Detroit-style pies in the Ballard area, this is the place to go! Sunny Hill pizzeria serves incredible creations made in a wood stone heart oven. Choose between 8×10 inch square pies or thin-crust round pies. This place also offers amazing meatballs, burgers, waffle fries, and cookies!
📍Location: 3127 NW 85th Street
3. Lupo, Fremont
Lupo is a cozy, sophisticated Italian eatery in Fremont that serves incredible wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Their pastas and homemade ice cream are also amazing.
📍Location: 4303 Fremont Ave N
4. Windy City Pie, Phinney Ridge
Multiple Seattleites recommended Windy City for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza that comes in big portion sizes. You can order your pizza ahead of time before dining in.
📍Location: 5918 Phinney Ave N
5. Bar Cotto, Capitol Hill
This intimate Italian restaurant in Capitol Hill is a great place to fill up on pizza on date nights. They’re known for their $60 three-course dinner for two that includes a salad, a pizza, a pasta, and wine or spritzes. They also have a happy hour deal twice a day, every day: from 5:00 to 6:00 and from 9:00 to close, you can get a personal pizza for just $8.
📍Location: 1546 15th Ave
6. Dino’s Tomato Pie, Capitol Hill
Self-proclaimed as the “second-best pizzeria in Seattle”, Dino’s Tomato Pie is a Jersey-style pizza joint perfect for enjoying a square pizza topped with vodka sauce, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, and fresh basil. A thick Sicilian crust with delicious honeycombed air bubbles is Dino’s signature.
📍Location: 1524 East Olive Way
7. Hot Mama’s Pizza, Capitol Hill
Perfect for a late-night snack, Hot Mama’s Pizza is one of Capitol’s Hill most popular pizza places. This spot offers amazing NYC-style slices. It’s the perfect combo of tasty, cheap, and accessible!
📍Location: 700 E Pine St
8. Post Alley Pizza, Downtown
This family-owned and operated pizza place is many locals’ go-to spot for grabbing a no-frills slice of pizza when downtown. One local said: “Haven’t tasted pizza like that since I lived in New York.” It’s also a great place to get a hoagie!
📍Location: 1123 Post Ave
9. The Independent Pizzeria, Madison Park
Flaky, crispy, and thin-crust pizzas are what this family-owned pizzeria is famous for. The owner was born in NYC so you know you’re in good hands. This quiet pizzeria is a great spot for a romantic date, where you can enjoy incredible food paired up with exquisite drinks.
📍Location: 4235 E. Madison St.
10. Cafe Lago, Montlake
Locals love going to this classy and “authentic” Italian restaurant in Montlake on Mondays for their $10 pizza night. (Just be sure to make a reservation, as it gets busy!) In addition to wood-fired pizzas, their lasagna is the stuff that Garfield dreams of.
📍Location: 2305 24th Ave E
11. The Masonry, Queen Anne
First the bad news: The Masonry’s Fremont location has closed permanently. But the good news is that their Queen Anne location is still going strong, so head over there for some delicious wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and craft beer.
📍Location: 20 Roy St.
12. MOTO, West Seattle
📍Location: 4526 42nd Ave SW
MOTO is the cool new kid in Seattle’s pizza scene. Seattleites place their orders months in advance for this innovative Detroit-style pizza. If you’re in the West Seattle area you can try to walk in before they sell out for pizza (and soft serve!) that you can eat outside. Or you can try them out at a Mariners game in T-Mobile Park!
13. Talarico’s Pizzeria, West Seattle
If you want the biggest slice of pizza in Seattle, locals recommend Talarico’s. They sell “huge” slices of New York-style pizza with creative toppings and flavors.
📍Location: 4718 California Ave SW
14. Bar del Corso, Beacon Hill
This restaurant located in Beacon Hill offers amazing Italian pizzas. Enjoy the lovely dining room and share some of their most famous pizzas, like the Neapolitan, the Buffalo Mozzarella Margherita, or the White Pie with sausage and pickled peppers. Bar del Corso currently has no reservation policy, so make sure you arrive ahead of time to snatch a table.
📍Location: 3057 Beacon Avenue South
15. Big Mario’s, multiple locations
Locals love Big Mario’s for its late night hours, multiple locations, and affordable New York-style slices. You can find Big Mario’s in Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and Fremont.
📍Locations: 1009 E Pike St. (Capitol Hill); 815 5th Ave. N (Queen Anne); 4350 Leary Way NW (Fremont)