Many can agree, there is nothing like a great slice of pizza. This universally loved dish has countless variations and takes on what the perfect pie looks like, but whether you’re craving a perfectly floppy slice fit to fold in half or a sturdy piece of pizza with all the right toppings, the South Sound is home to a number of beloved and award winning pizza joints.
Established in Tacoma over 60 years ago, The Cloverleaf has remained a long-standing local favorite for decades. Known for their uniquely thin and crispy crust, the Cloverleaf’s pies have been perfected over the years and are made from scratch, typically topped with a variety of meats and veggies. Available in two sizes, regular or huge, choose from 14 of their “world famous” specialty pizzas or build your own creation with up to four toppings. While the cooking time for each pizza ranges from 25 – 45 minutes, patrons can confirm that these pizzas are worth the wait. The Cloverleaf, once known as a tavern for ages 21 and up only, now has family-friendly dining hours until 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 p.m. on the weekends.
The Cloverleaf / 6430 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
This locally owned and treasured chain of pizza restaurants has been serving the South Sound and beyond for over 20 years. Farrelli’s has won countless awards both locally and nationally, well known for their large variety of artisan pies ranging from the classics to local favorites like the Northwest Traditional topped with thick pepperoni, and the James’ Favorite decked out in oven-roasted chicken, crispy bacon, sausage, minced garlic and a blend of cheeses. With 11 different locations across the Puget Sound, Farrelli’s is home to 12 different styles of pizzas, among calzones, pastas and more.
Hub at Gig Harbor
Sitting at the edge of the Tacoma Narrows Airport, enjoy one of The Hub’s pizzas with a great view. While the restaurant’s Stadium locations, the Harmon Brewing Company’s Hub and Taproom, closed their doors over the summer of 2019, The Hub at Gig Harbor continues to serve up their traditional pies, local craft brews and more, now under new ownership. Enjoy different pizza styles ranging from their fan favorite buffalo chicken pizza to a margherita or build your own pie. Stop by at happy hour to get a ten-inch pizza of different varieties for just $7. With a recent tweak to their previous crust recipe, their pizza’s new crust is slightly thicker and crispier.
Hub at Gig Harbor / 1208 26th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Salamone’s Pizza located in the heart of Tacoma’s Historic Stadium District has impressed locals by serving up authentic New York-style pizza by the slice. On their first day open in 2018, the new pizza joint with seating for 30 had a line around the block with hungry patrons waiting to get their hands on a traditional slice. Owner Steve Salamone, born and raised in Brooklyn, hoped to bring a piece of home to Tacoma by opening up a New York-style pizzeria. Making their pies fresh each day with dough made in-house and high-quality ingredients, each of their pizzas are 18 inches round on a thin crust, cut into eight pieces. Enjoy Salamone’s three basic pizzas: cheese, white or pesto, and choose from eight different house specials, each named after places around New York. Each slice is large with a crispy crust, perfect for folding in half. Gluten free and build your own pizza options are available, and orders for whole pizzas can be called in ahead of time for pick up.
Salamone’s Pizza / 24 North Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403
Milleville Pizza Co.
Located in downtown Gig Harbor, this modern pizzeria serves a mean wood-fired pizza. Blistering at the edges and full of flavor, Milleville’s pies are made with top-notch ingredients in a completely wood-fired pizza oven fueled by apple wood. Naming each of their pizzas after historic boats in Gig Harbor, favorites range from their classic pepperoni pizza named the Marilyn R. to the Sea Gem Margarita pizza. Enjoy more wood-fired options on their menu including flatbreads and gooey chocolate chip cookies.
Milleville Pizza Co. / 3409 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332