Food & Culture

The Best Pizza in Seattle

In a city with so much great food, we wanted to know: What really takes the prize? Our critics tasted dozens of the very best pizzas to find out

By Chelsea Lin August 27, 2018


This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print as the cover story of the September 2018 issue. Read more from the Best of the Best Restaurants feature story hereClick here to subscribe.

Best of the Best: Breezy Town Pizza

For the past year, self-taught pizza mastermind Dave Lichterman has been working on a sourdough crust out of his Windy City Pie kitchen in Interbay. At Breezy Town, open on Beacon Hill since March inside the delightfully divey new Clock-Out Lounge, he gives that crust a starring role in an intentionally tongue-in-cheek take on Chicago- and Detroit-style pizza that thankfully still features his signature burnt-cheese edges.

With this sturdier pan-style crust and half the amount of sauce used at Windy City, Breezy Town slices could, if you don’t mind a little mess, be picked up with your hands. And while the slice of the day is always something a little irreverent—topped with the likes of gochujang, brisket or eggs during weekend brunch service—we can’t get enough of the Pepperoni Paint Job ($21 for its house 12” pie), a simple double pepperoni pie with a craftsman’s execution.

Inside Clock-Out Lounge, Beacon Hill, 4864 Beacon Ave. S; 312.884.9527;


Ballard, 1415 NW 70th St.; 206.838.1960;

Dino’s Tomato Pie
Capitol Hill, 1524 E Olive Way; 206.403.1742;

West Seattle, 4521 California Ave. SW;

In addition to our expert picks, we put the Best of the Best to the test on social media, March Madness bracket style, to discover our readers’ favorite pizza, doughnuts and burgers. Behold the pizza bracket results:


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