Pizzeria Napoletana is located within Caffe Vita in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle. One might not expect a pizza place in the corner of a café to be very good, but Pizzeria Napoletana disproves that. While they only serve wood-fired pizzas from 11 am to 5 pm, it is definitely worth trying one if you can make it during those hours. More specifically, they have a nice special for a pizza and a drink for $12 between the hours of 11-12 and 4-5 Monday thru Friday.
Pizzeria Napoletana features a hand-built volcanic brick oven, constructed by third-generation Neapolitan masons. This oven cranks out each tasty pizza in just about 90 seconds. The crust is fairly soft and somewhat flimsy towards the inside, and the edges have some charring. I ordered a margherita pizza, and their variety of that has tomato sauce instead of actual tomatoes. That worked out well because the tasty red sauce was probably my favorite part of the pizza.
There is some seating within Caffe Vita, and pizzas from Pizza Napoletana can also be ordered to go. If you want to dine within the café, then they also have some beer and wine available, in addition to the coffee and baked goods you would expect of a café. The inside had a bit of hipster-vibe to me, but, being from Indiana, a lot of places in the Pacific Northwest give me that vibe. Whether you eat in or not, trying Pizza Napoletana is worth it if you are in the Pioneer Square part of downtown Seattle. If you arrive via ferry, then Pizza Napoletana is just a short drive away, but you will need to find public parking.
What I Ate: Margherita
125 Prefontaine Pl South
Seattle, WA 98104