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.
Decent Pizza – We enjoyed dinner here tonight. Servings for appetizer weren't very large but were very yummy. Pizza was good. I was kind of sad there wasn't more of a selection on the menu but it was fun to try something new and for dessert we ordered canolli which was the very best part of dinner if you ask me. I think the hot pepper sausage pizza was the most traditional tasting and our waitress was good.
Dear Tom, I was disapointed overall. – Cozy, warm, and friendly staff. Good service too.
However, it's pretty easy to get service right when you serve pizza and beer right?
I spent the better part of my college career in restauants, and learned to be a decent chef by paying attention to the meals I've seen prepared, and those that I've eaten. I'm a "foodie", and have eaten most of my meals out in the last 10 years in Seattle.
I need to say that Tom Douglas can do better.
I would also hope that $15 for a personal pizza would turn out to be nothing less than amazing. I found it to be simply OK. I expected more from a place with Tom Douglas's name on it, as I've been to Dahlia Lounge and Etta's enought to know what to expect.
Calamari and mussel app was ok... .should be hot not cold though, and only get the Egg Pizza if you're in the mood for bacon, eggs and toast (a small amount off bacon flavored fat, and an egg over olive oil on a super thin crust. The other pizza we had was also "simply ok", but we had to add copacolla to it to get a decent flavor from it.
I took what I had left home, and just couldn't get myself to eat it the next day. I threw it away this morning.
$75 for 2 people.... should have gone to Dahlia's or Etta's if I wanted to be smiling as I left the building.
Overall, I'm disapointed.
Fantastic pizza – My husband and I had a great dinner there last night -- it was busy, with about a 20 minute wait, but it was worth it. We started with an appetizer dish of an assortment of olives -- we were pleasantly surprised at the quantity, a 5" diameter dish filled with delicious olives. We ordered the special pizza (olive oil, feta cheese, paper thin sliced sausage, and slivered fennel bulb) and a tomato mozzarella one. Both were just fantastic -- the crust was just a bit crispy, and the insides of the crust would melt in your mouth. A $15 carafe of the house red wine was larger than a bottle, more than enough wine for the two of us. The server was friendly and efficient, and though we did share a table we had plenty of separation and ultimately a nice conversation with our tablemates.
I would go back again in a heartbeat; maybe dinner tonight!
YUMMYY Pizza... – I have travelled so long so far to find one of the "best" pizzas ever in my neighborhood. It is a bit more expensive and a bit less traditional than your average pizza but the combination of ingredients just causes up a party in your tummy.
I have to note that cozzy sitting style has ruined a few good conversations and actually a purse for me (the lady sitting next to me dropped my purse on the floor by accident and it got wine stain on it :( ) Nevertheless, I LOVE this place... Nice job Tom Douglas. You do deserve the money! :)
easy chic pizza – We enjoyed everything!
Super friendly service
We ate the yukon gold pizza (not my favorite, i feel guilty enough eating pizza let alone adding potatoes on top!) and the sweet sauage and peppers pizza. We had a ton of food (enough for leftovers) and two glasses of wine each and was around $75 with a generous tip
What's the hype? – A friend recommended this place and after reading the raving reviews here we decided to try it. The pizza was ok. They had interesting toppings and were not soaked in oil, which is always good, but taste wise it wasn't really out of this world like some reviews make it out to be. I liked the ambiance though and the decor was chic. We did have an asparagus apertizer that was really good. I would probably go back more for the ambiance than the food.
BEST PIZZA IN SEATTLE! – it needs to be said that this is the best pizza in town, dont listen to others that didnt like it... they dont like it because theyre used to disgusting, over salty, oily garbage that passes for Pizza most of the time... this place has some very high end, gourmet toppings like roasted chanterelles and truffle oil, and the pizza crust is light, crispy and a little chewy... Serious Pie is for people with a developed palate. If you're looking for a truly innovative and gourmet pizza experience, Serious Pie is the place to go in Seattle.
Fabulous pie combos... not so fabulous service... – I was very excited to try Tom Douglas' latest restaurant addition and was not disappointed with his creative combinations atop near perfect pizza crust. On a busy Friday night we wandered over to Lola's for a quick cocktail across the street while awaiting our table. When the hostess called our cell we hurried back and started the evening with peaches, buffalo mozzarella, and balsamic... intriguing?
We shared three pies: Cherry bomb peppers with fennel sausage, mozzarella and tomato, and Yukon potato sprinkled rosemary and olive oil. The last was by far our favorite, although all were fabulous! The crust was chewy and crispy, and just a bit thicker than New York style.
We were a little disappointed with the dessert options, but a friend told me the servers would bring in Dahlia?s desserts (right next door) at request. The other disappointment of the evening was our server?s attitude. He seemed a little snooty for a casual pizzeria, but knew his food and wine so at the end of the evening, we walked away satisfied and committed to give Serious Pie another serious try.
Not what I was expecting... – I went yesterday for dinner and was delighted and disappointed at the same time. I was very impressed with the service considering how busy it was there. We got there and there was a long wait, gave our cell number so that we could walk to pacific place mall. We got a call early saying that a table opened up, we headed back and were seated immediately. Our waiter Chris was friendly and easy going. Very casual atmosphere. I do need to state, there is communal seating. I dont mind but it may be uncomfortable for others. Youre seated on high tables and seats are rather close to each other. Pizza always takes a long time to make so i expected a long wait for my pizza, but suprising it didnt take that long for us. But it did seem to take long for other people. Lots of people wondering where their pizza was... I had the roasted chanterelles and my boyfriend had the cherry bomb and fennel sausage. Surprisingly, it was just average. I guess i was expecting something more from an iron chef winner :) Not really that gourmet. Mine was very rich and cheesy, my boyfriends didnt have much cheese at all. He seemed to like his pizza though. i did hear (since you sit right next people) that they werent to happy with the mozzarella, but the lady next to me really liked the chanterelle pizza. Another couple recommended to us the morel pizza. As we were leaving, the staff thanked us for coming and were extremely pleasant. Kudos to Tom Douglas for hiring top notch staff. As for his pizza, I am hoping that he comes up with some better creations and maybe incorporating whole roasted garlic a fave topping for many.
Greasy & Unimpressive – I came into this restuarant with, admittedly, high expectations. The space is small and dark, even during the day. I had the Penn Cove Clam Pizza...my love, had the pizza topped with Wild Mushrooms...both were dissapointing. They were greasy, heavy and overall less than fantastic. The ingredients sounded tasty and interesting on the menu...in reality they were bland and drowned in the oils that sat puddled upon the gummy crust. I reviewed this restaurant for my restaurant review page (Cheriepicked) and had a hard time addressing anything positive about it. If you want good pizza in this city...I tell my friends to try "Tutta Bella".
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