Saturday, September 10, 2011

Serious Pie: Seattle, WA

Serious Pie | 316 Virginia St. Seattle, WA 98121 | (206) 838-7388 |
11am-11pm every day, no reservations |

{slice of sweet fennel sausage, roasted pepper, provolone}
Lets start the recount of our Seattle adventure at the place we literally went to right after we dropped our bags off at our room. Serious Pie! Why would a food so ubiquitous make us so excited? Well after hearing so many accounts of how gosh darn awesome the pizzas coming out of this place were and how long people were willing to wait in line to get some of this deliciousness... we just had to join in on the party too.

We had been warned that wait times at this place can be atrocious and we were careful to plan our visit to avoid popular meal time. So we arrived around 2:30pm and the wait was only 20 mins. Thats awesome considering I've heard waits can get up to 3 hrs and people end up ordering takeout due to overwhelming hunger.

They really don't have many pies on the menu- like 7 and 1 special of the day. There's actually more offerings to drink than to eat. There's some starter offerings as well but why start with a non-pizza starter when the place is known for pizza? I'll start my pizza meal with more pizza! The roasted chanterelle and truffle cheese immediately caught my eye as well as a soft egg, coppa, arugula. The soft egg, coppa, arugula was good but terribly messy with the soft yolk getting all over the place. I probably wouldn't recommend that pizza if you don't like most of the food ending up back on the plate as you try to eat it. But the roasted chanterelle and truffle cheese was oh gosh... out of this world *drool*. Crust was perfectly crispy and not terribly weighed down with topping. It was actually a good topping to crust ratio and uhh the truffle perfume emanating from the truffle cheese. Need I say more?

The roasted chanterelle and truffle cheese pizza was so memorable we decided to come back for lunch the next day again. This time we ordered the sweet fennel sausage, roasted peppers and provolone to go with it. This second pizza was good like the soft egg, coppa, arugula from the day before but not good enough to beat out the roasted chanterelle and truffle cheese. It just hit the spot. It was everything I had ever wanted in a pizza - crispy, good topping to crust ratio, aromatic and pretty to look at.  I wouldn't have minded coming back to Serious Pie everyday just for some roasted chanterelle and truffle cheese pizza but there were so many other places we wanted to visit during our short trip so 2 visits would have to do. *Sigh*... I'm thinking about it now as I write this post. 

Serious Pie is kinda pricey for a meal. $16-$18 depending on the pizza you get, $8-$10 for starters, ~$8 for a sweet and ~$10ish for a drink then tack on 10% sales tax... don't be surprised if you get a little bug-eyed when the bill comes.  But we agreed it was probably the best pizza we've ever tasted... and its a relatively small splurge in terms of all the other things you'd spend money on while on vacation. I would recommend just getting the pizza and a drink here since its about enough to satisfy the average adult and if you've got a sweet tooth after your meal then head to one of the shops by Pike Place Market for your sweet fix if you want to avoid bill-shock. If you're in Seattle and not gluten allergic then GO! Trust me... you'll get hooked. Crack-pizza...

{a view from the waiting area into the dinning room}
{in house canned pepers}
{yes that's slices of potato being placed on dough}

{sweet fennel sausage, roasted pepper, provolone}
{roasted chanterelle mushroom, truffle cheese}

{watermelon lemonade}
Serious Pie
316 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 838-7388
11am-11pm every day, no reservations


  1. The roasted chanterelle mushroom and truffle cheese pizza sounds amazing! And what a great idea for watermelon lemonade. I would gladly trade in some San Diego gourmet hamburger places for a place that serves slices like Serious Pizza.

  2. When I went to Seattle last year, my first stop was Serious Pie too! Like you, we landed, checked in, unpacked, and off we went there. My fav was definitely the mushroom and truffle pizza. I've tried hard to find a version here in SD, but have been disappointed. I miss Serious Pie.

  3. I miss Serious Pie too :(. Let me know if you do find something.


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