Where to Go for Pizza in West Seattle: Quadrato

This Italian eatery, tucked just off California Avenue, makes one thick and delicious slice of pizza
Allison Austin Scheff  |   March 2014   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
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The veggie pizza at Quadrato

It may be owned by the folks behind West Seattle’s more upscale (and totally delicious) Neapolitan joint, Pizzeria 22, but Quadrato serves a whole other genre of pizza. Tucked in just off California Avenue near The Junction, in a space the size of a walk-in closet with barstools and counter seating, Quadrato doles out the thick, topping-heavy, square pizza slices of Midwesterners’ youths. I dig the purity of the Sfincione ($4.50 for a generous square slice): simply smooth, really good red sauce, pecorino and mozzarella cheeses, and breadcrumbs. But the veggie pizza ($4.75) is divine: zucchini, mushrooms, peppers and onions roasted until sweet and caramelized, dotted with ricotta on marinara-sauce-dressed dough and Mama Lil’s peppers; it’s a veggie pizza made by people who love their veggies. There are hefty sandwiches, too. I like the meatball with provolone, the veal perfectly tender, the Grand Central hoagie roll standing up to the copious fillings within ($9.95 with macaroni salad). But the pizza…the pizza is a dream. Lunch and dinner daily. West Seattle, 4302 Oregon St. SW; 206.708.6428; www.quadrato.co

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