Monday, October 24, 2016

Serious Pie

While we were in Seattle, we dined at 3 Tom Douglas restaurants. The first one we went to was Serious PieThere are 3 locations: Virginia, Westlake, and Pike. We went to the Virginia location. They don't take reservations but happily, on a Monday around 6 pm, we were seated after only a 5-10 minute wait. For beverages, I had a glass of chardonnay, SP had iced tea.
I can't remember if this was a daily special starter or if it's just no longer on the online menu because tomato season is over, but we started with a tomato, cucumber, and cheese dish. It was delicious. As I've said, we love tomatoes, especially with cheese & fresh herb, and this time with crunchy cucumber.
Serious Pie is a pizza place. The pizza is a thin crust and one pizza is enough for 1 person, not enough for 2 people (unless you are not very hungry). SP chose pizza with Penn Cove clams, pancetta tesa, & lemon thyme. He really liked this combination of toppings.
I was boring: buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce, & fresh basil. At first I thought the crust was burnt because it looked so blistered (black) but it wasn't. Tasty pizza and I ate it all.
For dessert we shared cannoli with pistachios on the ends. The shells were wonderfully crunchy and the filling creamy. I don't like pistachios so I picked them off. SP likes them so he ate them all.

It's hard for me to write about pizza because there are so many crusts and so many toppings and it's such a personal taste thing. Serious Pie is a thin crust, fancy (pricey) pizza place. I prefer thin crust pizza like this. It was good and I liked it but I didn't love it. For me, currently the ideal pizza is Mercurio's in Pittsburgh. SP agrees. So while we both liked Serious Pie, we didn't love it, and it was not a cheap meal. We spend less at Mercurio's for 2 pizzas and a starter plus iced teas and gelato. I'm just not sure we'd go back next time we're in Seattle. That being said, service is wonderful and I liked the relaxing, dimly lit interior. It was a nice atmosphere in which to end a day of sight-seeing.


Serious Pie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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