Seattle >Food & Dining > Serious Pie
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.612865 -122.340487
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Belltown
Flat-out love everything on the menu. The starters are sensational, the pizza is so satisfying. Combine that with polished service and a fun feel in the dining room -- shared seating -- and it's a winner! There's also a super duper happy hour between 3 and 5 on weekdays, when smaller versions of the flavor-packed pies are $6.
They aren't kidding...these are some serious pies. Pizzas that come topped with yukon gold potatoes or penn cove clams are just a couple of tasty pies that get served out of the wood fired ovens in this cozy downtown pizza joint. You'll find the makings for a classic pie here as well. Grab a mini pie at Happy Hour for just 6 bucks.
This pint sized pizza joint is part of the Tom Douglas empire and I contend one of his better restaurants even though you can dine here for a fraction of the price of a meal at Dahlia. Fresh and delightful pizzas, salads and a cold beer are the reason to visit.
Go-to greens (this salad is a crowd favorite!): Marinated lacinato kale, chillies, pine nuts.
Enough with the Over Price Pizza – Having my own wood burning pizza oven at my house I do like to go to other restaurants to try out new ways to make pizza. This place is over priced, has a terrible atmosphere, and bad crust.
Enough of living off the Tom Douglas name!!!!!!!
Now this IS Serious Pie!! – After having the best pizza in New York, I tried Serious Pie for the first time a few weeks ago and I'm sold! I've tried the truffle mushroom and yukon potato pizza, but the best by far is the traditional Margherita Pizza (buffalo mozzarella with basil and marinara). The Italian pink salt they sprinkle on top adds just the right finish. Their house wine is also very affordable and quite tasty!
I would allow myself to support this place, even with their inflated prices on pizza, if they servied dessert pie too.
seriously yummy – The wait is worth it, and I love that you don't need reservations. It is casual, but the food is yummy! The apps can be a tad on the small side, so kinda junk for sharing beyond 2 people, but that is okay because you want to leave room for your own pizza, and dessert! I love their crust, iced tea, seasonal toppings/specials, and once you get in, the service is nice. if you are lucky enough to go during a non-peak hour, the service ends up being great! i love the communal tables, so as you are waiting for your food you can narc on what other people have ordered.
Great pizza, rude service - will never go back – We saw Serious Pie on the Food Network's "Best Pizza in the Country" show a while back and planned to go there on a very special occasion in Seattle, months in advance. We get fairly excited over good pizza, growing-up Italian and having travelled all over Italy. Long story short we (a group of 5 mature and friendly adults) encountered an unprofessional and somewhat rude employee that completely ruined the evening for us. Yes, the pizza is very good, possibly even one of the best spots in the country, but we'll never return. Seems their growing reputation has given some of them a very large ego.
Not your average pizzaria – Different and exciting pizzas to chose from!Don't come here if you are exciting pepperoni or plain cheese pizza.
Come broaden you pizza palate!
Best pizza – I think that the pizza here is the best in town. But than again, has tom douglas done anything wrong......ever?
Pizza Times Ten – From everything I'd heard about Serious Pie, I expected nothing less than great from this buzzing pizza joint. Yet after just one bite of my house special--buffalo ricotta, rosemary, porcini, and parmesan--pizza, I was an instant convert. Delicate and distinct flavors shined from my pie, allowing my brain to conjure up more adjectives than just 'salty'. My husband's pizza resembled your more average red sauce, cheese and sausage deal, but the small cherry bomb peppers left the perfect amount of pop and sizzle- enough to make out the earthy fennel sausage, and with just enough cool for the next tasty bite. So already I am 2 for 2 with the pizza, and I can't wait to go back and experiment with totally novel and exciting flavor combinations.
A friend made me a salmon dish featured in Tom Douglas' cook book and it was absolutely incredible. I then saw Tom on the Food Network show Iron Chef. I was intrigued and thought that his food looked amazing. I thought I would try out one of his resaurants and selected Serious Pie. OH MY GOODNESS. Amazing doesn't even describe. I have now been to this restuarant numerous times and I have never been disappointed. Each time is an introduction to new combinations of flavors that you would never expect on a pizza but are delighted to enjoy. It isn't inexpensive, but it is well worth the money. I have gone on weeknights and weekends and because it is rather small it can get crowded especially on the weekends but it is so worth the wait.
pricey tasty pizza – friendly and prompt service though i'm just not a fan of the communal tables. we sat next to a loud talker which was distracting and made it hard to have our own conversation. when you are paying16$ for an individual pizza, the bill with one app, 2 pizzas and a couple of beers. almost always comes to 60-70$ a couple. not a cheap date to be affected by the unknown seat neighbor. the pizzas were good, hot out of the oven but really very overpriced.
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