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Serious Pie

316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101
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    Seattle is not known for great pizza, but this place is pretty much the best you'll get in the city. The toppings change seasonally and the crust is some of the best I've ever had. The only reason I don't give it four stars is that it's pretty small and sometimes hard to get a seat since they don't take reservations.

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  • Serious Pie

    Gravy, biscuit, fried chicken. Fantastic morning breakfast! Get there early enough so that there is enough street parking and claim a seat by the window. The restaurant is pretty big so seating shouldn't be a problem.

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  • Serious Pie

    Would recommend serious pie to anyone! Loved it so much! Salad, pizza and dessert was delicious. Definitely going back later.

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    Had the chanterelle and truffle cheese pizza. It lacked flavor and the crust was black so I could taste burnt crust with just about every bite. Pizzas are overpriced for their size. So what is the big deal about this place? Might give them another shot and try something else another time I visit Seattle. But for now, it was very mediocre.

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    Apparently, I haven't drunk the koolaid. Serious Pie, is seriously average. Yes, they have some unusual toppings/combos, but who doesn't in an age of artisan za? So I am not sure what all the fuss is about, like Tom Douglas' other ventures, the food doesn't manage to quite live up to the hype or the price tag. Having grown up in Chicago eating the best deep dish at Giordano's and getting slices of thin crust at John's in Greenwich Village, NYC, my standards are high.

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    I've written about food in Italy for the past 10 years, so I consider myself pretty well-versed in pizzaiology. And Serious Pie is serious about their pizza.

    Wood-fired (is there any other way?) and perfectly chewy on the inside and lightly charred on the outside, the dough itself is a feat of nature. We got the buffalo mozzarella and tomato, and (highly recommended), the chanterelle and truffle. There are no reservations, the pizzas are about $16-20 (they feed about 1 1/2), and large tables mean you just might meet some new friends. It's about a three-block walk from Pike Place Market, so skip the crowds at the market and walk here instead (the junkies you'll meet on the way are mostly harmless, but do keep your wits about you).

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    This is another one of local chef Tom Douglas' great restaurants in the Seattle area. The pizzas are very unique, but still very tasty. They have buffalo mozzarella, wild boar sausage, and clam, just to name a few, to top their woodfired pizzas. It's a very small restaurant, so the line can get long.

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    The pizza is well made, but I think they try a little too hard to make them fancy and high class. I had an egg and arugula pizza with olive dressing and it just wasn't very interesting.

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    In the running for the best pizza in Seattle! Small, intimate restaurant, with lots of energy. Only downside is that they don't take reservations, so make sure you have some time to kill beforehand if you go on a Friday or Saturday.

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    **GOOD BUT NOT MIND-BLOWING PIZZA JOINT**

    3.5 stars.

    Fun and friendly atmosphere, but CRAMPED.

    Waited 10 minutes for a communal table on a Friday night.

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    *SWEET FENNEL SAUSAGE, ROASTED PEPPERS, PROVOLONE ($17)
    This was a tasty pizza. Crust was a bit on the soggy and thick side. I prefer my pizzas super thin, but that's me.

    *ROASTED MUSHROOMS, TRUFFLE CHEESE ($17)
    Surprisingly bland. No kick. A bit too much oil.

    Yes, super pricey for pies and honestly, I thought it was an OK experience.

    Yes, I know Tom Douglas is a bad-ass, but doesn't mean I have to love everything he blesses.

    RECOMMEND for those who want to drop some major dough (pun intended) on some slightly above average pizzas.

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  • Serious Pie
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    It is not your typical pizza joint , just a few types on the menu. It is naples style uber thin crust, exploding with flavor... loved every bit of it. and reasonably priced bottles of wine were awesome with the meal. great service and family style seating, or Euro style depending on if you have been ...

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    Very good, thin crust, artisan pizza. A nice selection of Italian wines as well. The seating is at high tables, and you're likely to sit next to folks you don't know. If you're nice and strike up a conversation, you might even get to try their pizza.

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  • Serious Pie

    I was on a savory food tour and was able to try this restaurant. I had the most amazing mushroom pizza, it is a MUST HAVE when you go.

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    They ARE very serious about their pies! Pizza pies, that is. They have kick-ass pizzas such as the clam and bacon pizza (ridiculously awesome) and they have seasonal specials such as wild boar sausage with kale. Do go a bit early since they're very popular and it's not a particularly big place.

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  • Serious Pie

    Love the communal tables that you can dine at and meet other people. Not to mention the amazing fresh handcrafted pies. I've had some of the most mouthwatering pizza here everything tastes perfect!!! Thank you Tom Douglas!

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  • Serious Pie

    While cruising the city, I discovered that almost everyone is clued-in to the greatness of this place - everywhere I went people were talking about this place so I was kind of leery...you know when people tell you something is so great and when you finally try it, it doesn't live up to your expectations? Serious pie did not disappoint. I can honestly say this is the best pizza i've ever had. I didn't want it to end. At the recommendation of the friendly staff, we tried the mushroom & truffle cheese pie. TO. DIE. FOR. We paired that with the kale and pinenut salad and some pinot - wow. Believe the hype people.

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    Serious fans of seriously thin crust pizza will go crazy serious crazy for Serious Pie.

    The wait around dinner time is seriously long, but seriously worth the weight. You can check in with the host or hostess and leave you cell number and head for one of the many watering holes around the block and wait for a table to open up.

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  • Serious PiePro 2014
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    It is one of Tom Douglas's restaurants in town. Tom Douglas is a famous Seattle chef known for his innovative spin on Northwestern cuisine. Serious Pie is seriously popular. The restaurant is small, and always packed. No reservation is accepted for smaller parties, so you'd better either go off hours, or prepare to wait. I think it is well worth the wait though. All the pizzas are delicious and I especially like the yukon potato pie. I was suspicious about this carb on carb creation, but once I tasted it, I loved it.

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  • Serious Pie

    I don't even like pizza. I forced myself to go to the few places of popularity in New York and Chicago and although I enjoyed it there, it was still just an ok experience to me.

    In general, I don't eat pizza, rarely ever do I want to go to a pizza place ... plus the bf is lactose intolerant. But coming to Seattle with a gf, I wanted to try this place since it was so raved about on Yelp and from friends. I didn't know what to expect at all and thought maybe it would be another tourist joint.

    I was so wrong!

    This place is extremely small and you have a lot of community tables you can sit at to eat your food. You can opt for a single table but either way they're all on high chairs and you might as well get friendly with the locals because it is WARM in here.

    The open fire oven stares at you right in the face when you come in, and the cozy atmosphere immediately makes you feel at home. The menu is simple, delightful but has so many surprises. The kale salad was BOMB, and the mushroom and truffle cheese pizza can only be described as heavenly. I enjoyed every slice til the end and if I had anymore stomach space, I would have asked for more.

    We got two pizzas (yes, we were greedy!) and an appetizer to share. Awesome service and pizzas were very reasonably priced, comes out fresh and has all the trimmings. A must visit!

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    Tom Douglas kind of owns the downtown Seattle restaurant space :) He won on Iron Chef and is probably one of the most famous chefs in Seattle. Serious Pie is his pizza restaurant and is very good!

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4.0 out of 5
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915 people visited Serious Pie
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  • Open Hours:

    Lunch & Dinner daily
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    (206) 838-7388

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