Pizzeria Pulcinella | Seattle, WA


Pizzeria Pulcinella has the feel of an upscale, yet friendly, neighborhood pizzeria in the Rainer Beach area of Seattle – just across the street from the water.  It’s not just any neighborhood pizzeria though; their Valoriani wood fire oven from Italy cooks authentic Neopolitan pizza at over 800 degrees.  They typically offer pizzas of the twelve-inch variety […]

Tap House Grill | Seattle, WA

Margherita Flatbread

Tap House Grill has locations in Seattle and Bellevue, and I dined at the one in downtown Seattle.  I was incredibly impressed with their beer selection – 160 beers on tap – and would give them a 10/10 for that.  However, I was not as impressed with their flatbread pizza which was fairly average.  Thankfully, […]

Pizzeria Napoletana (within Caffe Vita) | Seattle, WA

Pizza Oven

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 […]

The Pike Brewing Company | Seattle, WA

Mash Tun

The Pike Brewing Company is located in the famous Pike Place Market – yes, the same place where they throw fish – of downtown Seattle.  Both their pub and brewery are in the same location, and the brewery is actually mostly below the pub.  Parts of the brew kettle and mash tun are exposed in a neat way […]

Bennidito’s Pizza | Spokane, WA

Bennidito's Pizza_Maui Wowie Pizza

Bennidito’s Pizza in Spokane has a cool vibe, and I would describe it as a cross between a trendy pizza place and a sports bar.  It has a fun atmosphere inside, and I think it would be even better to dine there during good weather because they even have a nice patio outside.  One thing that definitely helped […]

Sparta’s Pizza and Spaghetti House | Lynnwood, WA

Sparta's Pizza and Spaghetti House_Italian Salami, Pepperoni, and Canadian Bacon Pizza (#19)

Sparta’s Pizza and Spaghetti House has locations in Lynnwood and Bothel, Washington, and the one in Lynnwood boldly claims to offer the “Best Pizza in the Universe.”  I am not sure we even have enough scientific evidence to test such a proclamation, but I did enjoy their pizza.  Sparta’s pizza looked different than any I can […]

The Flying Goat | Spokane, WA

The Flying Goat in Spokane, WA_Gordon Pizza

The Flying Goat in Spokane, Washington is hard to categorize, but I believe they can be best described as a relaxed sports gastropub that takes pride in offering unique and quality options – this is evident from their beer and wine selection to their pizza toppings.  All of the pizza creations at The Flying Goat are very creative, and I […]

Garlic Jim’s | Lakewood, WA

WA - Garlic Jim's

Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza has locations in five western states, and I tried one in Lakewood, Washington just outside of Tacoma. I believe they only offer delivery or carryout and their niche is gourment pizza delivery, and being a lover of all things garlic, the restaurant name alone was all the motivation I needed […]

Rusty Moose Bar & Grill | Spokane, WA

WA - Rusty Moose Bar & Grill

Who wouldn’t want to eat at a restaurant named after a corroded mammal? Actually, the Rusty Moose would certainly be my recommendation for dining around the Spokane International Airport area. This restaurant is decked-out like a mountain lodge and offers an incredibly vast selection of food. Some of the highlights are whiskey river meatloaf, BBQ […]

The Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. | Seattle, WA

Italian Sausage Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. is located in a trendy residential neighborhood in downtown Seattle, WA (editor’s note: they now have three locations in the Seattle area). They offer many local craft beers and wines in a pleasant, low key bar setting. The pizza was very good, offering a light airy outer crust and thin inner […]