To mark National Pizza Day 2017, here’s our list of Seattle’s Top Five Pizza spots curated between March 2016 and February 2017.
1. Queen Margherita, Magnolia
We’ve visited Queen Margherita quite a few times, but still can’t find a single thing to criticize about with this Neapolitan pie. Beautiful sauce, quality mozzarella, whether it’s of the fresh cow or water buffalo variety, and amazing red sauce. They have white sauce too…if you’re into that sort of thing. The pizza alone will win you over, but the friendly, neighborhood welcome will make you feel like it’s your second home. It’s well worth the trip to Magnolia, and significantly closer than Italy. And at a strong 5 out of 5, it’s arguably the best pizza in Seattle.
2. Big Mario’s Pizza, Queen Anne
Big Mario’s in Queen Anne is our pick for the best New York Style Pizza in Seattle, with an impressive 4.5 out of 5 start rating. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense pizzeria where the focus is on pizza, not frills, this is the place for you. The Queen Anne location is open late (and has a cheeky bar in the back), and you can order by the slice or indulge in a whole fresh pizza for yourself. Plus, there’s delivery for those days where you just cannot. Check out that beauty!
3. Pizzeria Credo, West Seattle
If you’re one of those Seattlites who avoid West Seattle because “it’s just so far,” Pizzeria Credo is here to give you a complete change of mind. The traditional Neapolitan pizzas at Pizzeria Credo are authentic enough to please even the judgiest Italian at the table, and the variety of toppings and options ensure a pleasing experience for every palate. With a 4.25 out of 5 rating, it’s easily one of the best pizzas in Seattle, and worth the trek out to the Far West.
4. Bambino’s, Belltown
Bambino’s in Belltown serves up a pizza that stands out from others in Seattle, due to its American-style toppings combined with fresh mozzarella reminiscent of traditional style pizzas. It could possibly fall under a neo-Neapolitan style category, but it’s best to stop judging it and just enjoy it. They’ve got an oven that also looks pretty fancy, and service that will keep you coming back time and time again.
Pro Tip: You can either order a 10″ pizza or a 16″ pizza. At a 4.25 out of 5, we recommend ignoring the haters, ordering a personal 16″ pizza and enjoying the leftovers in the following days.
5. Bar Del Corso, Beacon Hill
Traditionally, we don’t tend to rate the “buzzworthy” Seattle pizza places as high as some other publications do, but when it comes to Bar Del Corso in Beacon Hill, we couldn’t help but agree, at a 4.125 out of 5 (our math got a little convoluted that day). With an imported Neapolitan pizza oven so hot that pizzas cook in under 90 seconds, it can be a bit toasty on a warm summer day, but the light and refreshing pizzas won’t weigh you down. If you’re looking for a hip spot serving up some of the best pizza in Seattle, Bar Del Corso is the place for you.