Serious Pie

Written by on December 13, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(tomdouglas.com/index.php?page=serious-pie) – Downtown
How I heard of this place: When Serious Pie first opened, it was hard not to know about Tom’s newest, more casual dining establishment!
Type of cuisine: For a happy hour pizza, or a lunch date, a late night snack or delicious dinner, Serious Pie offers an intimate, dark, yet casual setting for patrons to enjoy each others company – and sometimes that of your neighboring diners – over a simple, limited menu of flavorful, seasonal pies and sides.
Ambiance: The small restaurant space is about the same size as the establishment’s kitchen, complete with woodfire grill. Floor to ceiling windows along the Virginia Street side give diners a glance at the rain pouring onto the street-lamp lit streets, causing the streets to glow and the heat inside to become more valuable. Six to eight large, bar-height, thick, brown, wooden tables are surrounded by cozy, leather, backed bar stools for comfortable seating over delicious meals!
What I ordered: My friend Nadia, visiting from the UK, was hungry at 10:50 p.m. when we made it back downtown and wanted a quick bite to eat near her hotel. The lights at Serious Pie were flickering and the kitchen open for another ten minutes, so we took our seats and enjoyed a salad of baby lettuces ($8), radish and cucumber in a moscatel vinaigrette and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. We shared a pie, new to the menu from the last time I had eaten at Serious Pie, topped with Brussels sprouts, Iowa pancetta and caramelized onions ($17). For dessert, we took the recommendation of our server, who mentioned that the tiramisu ($8) was the clear favorite of most every diner at the restaurant. A small, cylinder of coffee infused cake, layered with mascarpone and topped with chocolate shavings was presented to us, with two forks!
What I loved: The lightly dressed, fresh greens of the salad was my favorite for this late-night dinner. The Brussels sprouts, though, always a favorite of mine, which added to the enjoyment of this creative take on pizza. The tiramisu with the scents of coffee and chocolate made for the perfect, not-too-sweet end to our meal.
Why I loved it: The kitchen is open until 11:00 p.m. and offers fresh, flavorful, made-to-order pizzas, the staff are friendly and serve you until closing without making you feel rushed. The space is intimate, cozy and laid back. Comfortable seating makes it easy to sit and chat with new friends into the wee hours of the morning.
Cost: Average to high ($15-$17 per pie)

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