April 23, 2016
Right after our LA trip, we booked another trip out west to Seattle and Portland to visit some friends. We had a long weekend in Seattle and we spent most of the weekend exploring the market and the waterfront and eating plenty of donuts. We didn’t go visit the Space Needle or the original Starbucks, but we did see fish being thrown and ate plenty of seafood on the docks. There was only one pizza place on the list in Seattle, Serious Pie, so we went with our friends for dinner after one of our days exploring.
We were a group of four, and if you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that we usually need to order about one pizza per person. However, we had spent most of the day eating, so we only ordered three different pies here. It was a good choice.
We ended up trying a regular Margherita, with buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce, and fresh basil, a sausage pie with roasted peppers and provolone, and a potato pizza seasoned with rosemary and topped with pecorino romano cheese.
Side note: Serious Pie also has biscuits at one of their locations! We did not try them, but I get the feeling that they are almost as famous for the biscuits as they are for the pizza. They look pretty awesome.
Overall, we liked these pizzas a lot. They are apple-wood fired in a stone oven, which means that the crust is nicely charred. The crust was also very airy and light, which was good considering all of the donuts we had eaten earlier in the day. The cheeses and meats were fresh and there were some really interesting flavor combinations on the menu. We really liked the ratio of sauce:cheese on the Margherita. The potato pizza didn’t quite live up to the one at BAR, but we think that a potato pizza is a bit on the heavy side with such a thick crust.
One of the Serious Pie locations has recently closed (as of May 1st) to make room for a Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room. It is not an exaggeration to say that Seattle has plenty of coffee snobs. For a while, the pizzeria was operating as a part of the Tasting Room, but no longer. Luckily there are a couple of other locations in Seattle that you can visit.
And the next time we go to Seattle, we should try some of these. If we don’t fill up on donuts, of course.
316 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101