photo credit: Nate Watters
Tivoli makes the best slice of pepperoni pizza in town. This place is a collaboration between the folks behind Post Alley Pizza and Saint Bread, so like Zoë Kravitz, it seems destined for greatness. The crust is thin, crackly, and doesn't flail around like a car dealership’s inflatable dancer, and the tangy tomato sauce is a sweet complement to crisp-edged pepperoni cups. And the seasonal slices rock too—like a white pie with spicy 'nduja and potato hunks that manage to have the crunchy skin and buttery inside of home fries. Give it a squeeze of lemon and dunk the crust in calabrian buffalo sauce for best results.
Some pizza spots in Seattle might have a three-month waitlist, but Tivoli is remarkably easy. Having lunch in the airy space means sitting at long wooden tables while slices come out on paper plates and caesar salads arrive in plastic takeout containers. The whole meal feels like a quaint weekend picnic, just with fewer killer geese.