Whenever we are in Seattle visiting our friend, we always try to put Serious Pie on our list of places to eat. It’s been a few years, and we’ve yet to go because it’s always busy. We went during happy hour the day before going to Portland at around 3PM. They offered specials such as half size pizzas for just $6 each. They also had some other appetizers, so we ended up ordering one of everything on the food side.
The appetizers came first (each $5) – Newaukum Valley Lettuces with Radishes, and Moscatel Vinagrette, a nice crisp fresh salad with a very nice dressing. Definitely the better of the two salads. The other was a Marinated Lucinato Kale, Calabrian Chilis, and Pine Nuts. The salad had good flavours with bit of spice, and nice toasty crunch from pine nuts. The kale was OK, with a bit of a different texture than another salad I’ve had. The Smooth Chicken Liver Pate was delicious too. Nice and smooth texture with nice pop from the capers.
The half priced pizzas were a nice size. They cut them up into 6 pieces, which was the size of our party. My favourite was the Sweet Fennel Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers, and Provolone. Next was the classic Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, and Fresh Basil. Next was the Roasted Seasonal Mushrooms with Truffle Cheese. The rest were still good too, but those three were my favourite. The crust was perfect, and they used just the right amount of cheese and toppings to keep the crust crisp. A few of the pizzas were a bit burned. The House Ham with Huckleberry was a little bit strange at first, but it ended up tasting quite good.
One thing to note is that they use a ton of parmesan on their pizzas. The restaurant isn’t as big as I thought it was, which is why there are long lines.
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