The Independent Pizzeria
4235 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
[Photograph: Adam Lindsley]
New review for Independent Pizzeria is up on Slice. Don't worry, it's not nearly as pretentious or ostentatious as the surrounding neighborhood, and the pizza is worth putting up with the rich schmucks strolling outside.
When I visited Vancouver, B.C. last year, I went to the food boards and asked locals where to find the best pizza. Most of the posts directed me to Marcello, which was a crushing disappointment. But then I heard about a place that was going to open soon that was going to be Vancouver's first authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. That place was Nicli Antica Pizzeria in Gastown.
Well, I just received an email from owner Bill McCraig that Nicli opened today, Tuesday, February 7, 2011. They'll be open from 5pm to close, no reservations (even though there's a reservation form on their website, oddly enough). An early review from Scout Magazine is very positive, so now I can't wait to get back up there to try it!
Nicli Antica Pizzeria
62 East Cordova
ADDED 2/15/2011 - TIP Reader "Lindsay" sent these photos along. She noted that they still have a few kinks to iron out.
Just a voracious pizza fanatic from the Pacific Northwest on a quest for the greatest pies in the world. I'm a Washington / Oregon native, so the majority of this blog's scope will center on pizzerias in the Seattle and Portland metropolitan areas.