(commonly Pagliacci Pizza
) is a Seattle
-based restaurant chain specializing in pizza
. It routinely tops the Seattle Weekly
list of Best Restaurants in Seattle.
Pagliacci has several small, neighborhood stores called "delivery kitchens" that have pizza available for delivery or pickup and a more limited menu.
They also maintain several pizzerias, on the Ave
in the University District
, Mercer Street on Lower Queen Anne
, and on Broadway in Capitol Hill
.These larger restaurants include sit down dining and sell pizza by the slice, as well as soups, salads, breadsticks, pasta and full-size pizzas. The restaurants are usually decorated with movie posters in Italian, and the delivery kitchens are of more modern architecture and design.
The newest Pagliacci location is the Bellevue Pizzeria, which is more formal than the other restaurants and has an even more expansive menu.
Style of pizza
Pagliacci's pizza is thin, somewhat like New York-style as opposed to deep dish Chicago-style. Dough is made fresh daily at the central commissary and used by all of the stores. Every pizza is slapped and tossed by hand and cooked in a brick-lined oven.
The stores have the usual pizza toppings as well as specialty items that are regularly rotated according to season. They stock gourmet pizzas, with pears
and gorgonzola cheese
appearing on the menu, as well as pizzas with artichoke
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