Dino’s Tomato Pie review image

Dino's Tomato Pie


There are quite a few bars in Seattle that also serve pizza, but Dino’s is our favorite spot to get a pie and a brown liquor cocktail. Unlike the “New York-Style” pizzerias in Seattle that can’t keep their promises, Dino’s Tomato Pie actually delivers.

This place is run by the same people behind Delancey—the minimalist pizza spot in Ballard—but Dino’s is pretty much its opposite. Starting with the website, which is covered in flashing graphics and rainbow lettering and many exclamation points, Dino’s feels like a place you’d find in New Jersey, not Capitol Hill. Aside from the many red neon signs, the space is dark, the bar is long, the booths are big—and, most importantly—the pizza is good. There are two kinds here—round, thin-crust ones, and what you’re really here for: thick-crust square pizzas. Chewy on the inside, crisp to the point of being nearly-carcinogenic on the outside, these rectangular pies might make you rethink everything you thought about thick-crusted pizza.

If you can brave an occasionally disorganized line (there’s no host, so on a busy weekend, getting a table is like getting a flat screen TV at Walmart on Black Friday), come with friends and grab a huge booth in the casino-like darkness. A hot salami Grandma-style pie with some Long Island iced teas on tap is the perfect kickoff to a Capitol Hill night out.

Dino’s Tomato Pie review image

Featured in

11 Dive Bars With Great Food guide image
11 Dive Bars With Great Food

The spots with the best bar food to go with your can of Rainier.

Where To Eat When You’re Having A Bad Week guide image
Where To Eat When You’re Having A Bad Week

Your day sucked. Your dinner shouldn’t.

Where To Go When You’re Hungover And Want To Die guide image
Where To Go When You’re Hungover And Want To Die

18 places to start apologizing to your body.

Suggested Reading

Rachel’s Ginger Beer review image
Rachel’s Ginger Beer

Rachel’s Ginger Beer is a funky soda shop in the middle of Pike Place, but also the perfect escape from it. Bring your friends from out of town.

Artusi review image

Artusi is the bar version of Spinasse, the incredible Italian restaurant next door. For cocktails and small plates on Capitol Hill, it doesn’t get much better.

Big Mario’s Pizza review image
Big Mario’s Pizza

Big Mario’s is a very respectable NY-style slice joint in Cap Hill during the day, and a late night eats mecca at night.

Frēlard Pizza Company review image
Frēlard Pizza Company

Want to have an adult pizza party? With beer? On a patio? Frēlard in Fremont is your move.