Ballard Pizza Company is essentially Bar Cotto’s answer to a slice joint, which means it’s a) awesome, and b) one of the closest things to New York pizza you’re going to get west of the Mississippi. Grab a spot at a communal table under the string lights with some friends for a casual slice and salad, or order a pie to-go and take it home. Be sure to check out the daily-rotating slices, which are typically equal parts odd and delicious, like “salumi bits,” which involves jalapenos and tiny specks of crispy salami. Add a draught cider or glass of wine and Friday night is saved.
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Pestle Rock is a casual Thai spot in Ballard serving stuff you won’t find anywhere else in town. Come when you want something other than pad Thai.
Bramling Cross is an excellent gastropub in Ballard where you could take your parents or a date.
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Serious Pie has two locations, but we like the one in Belltown best. Use it for date night or a group dinner, and get as many pizzas as possible.
Mercato Stellina Pizzeria
Mercato Stellina Pizzeria is the fancy pizza spot in Bellevue where you should have your next Eastside date.
Humble Pie is a great pizza place in the International District where you can eat on picnic tables under string lights.
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Supreme is a West Seattle pizzeria with New York-style pies and slices, plus boozy slushies and excellent garlic knots.
Bastille Café & Bar
Bastille is a French spot in Ballard that’s romantic enough for a date, but also works for a solo meal at the bar or group dinner.
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