Finally checked out the Wallingford Pizza House on a recent Sunday evening, and now I’m wondering why it took me so long to swing by.
The Wallingford Pizza House is proud to be Seattle’s only classic Chicago Style Pizza House. They’re located in a cute little old house (circa 1913) on 45th street, right between the two Guild 45th Theaters. Our waiter was friendly and attentive while also being laid back in a really comfortable sort of way. No hovering, no overly anxious “will you tip me now?” service. Just a competent and helpful guy who wanted to serve good food, and maybe a beer.
The pizza house makes calzones, grinders, pasta, starters, and pizza (duh!) including a “dome” pizza — a made-to-order pie baked upside down & flipped tableside onto a serving plate. The dough has a nice texture and ours was cooked exactly right all the way through. Add some lightly seasoned sauce, “mozza” cheese, your favorite toppings, and you’ve got a winner on your plate that lacks the greasy feel of inferior pies.
While the food is certainly good, the ambiance is even better. Warm colors, hardwood floors, soft lighting that’s just right, and music at the perfect volume for having a quiet conversation with a dinner companion. Be sure to catch the unobtrusive flat screen TV during game times if you are in the mood for wings and a beer without the raucous bar crowds.
The Wallingford Pizza House is easy on the budget, plus they’ve got coupons online. Their website claims your dinner experience will “seriously improve your lifestyle.” I totally agree. Mangia!
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