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Food Fight - Best Pizza in Tacoma?

by KevinFreitas
on 5/10/2013 @ 11:59am
An awesome video Tacoma real estate diva Marguerite posted also included her opinion about the best pizza in Tacoma being at PSP. My response to this? Maybe 4 years ago. PSP is good but the freshness of their toppings has gone down while their prices have gone way up.

My choice for best pizza in Tacoma? Harmon Tap Room (that's right -- not their more pizza-centric sibling upstairs the Hub). More specifically the Tap Room pizza is slammin' good all around. Just look at it:

What's your pick for best pizza in Tacoma?

by dolly varden on 5/10/2013 @ 12:37pm
For what I order (usually veggie something or other), it's still PSP.  But the Tap Room has definitely gotten better at their pizza over time!

by Cheechmo on 5/10/2013 @ 2:14pm
I've been somewhat disappointed in all the local pizza-centric restaurants around here. It's not that I think the pizza is bad at places like PSP and The Rock (pretty hard to make a BAD pizza), but it certainly feels over-priced. When I tried Medi's, it tasted something like a cafeteria pizza at pizzeria prices. And The Hub, Mona's, and Cloverleaf have also failed to become my go-to pizza joint.

I may have to agree with Kevin's choice and say that my favorite (so far) is from the Tap Room, I think it was the Big Green or whatever they call their veggie pizza.

That said, we could really use a fresh new pizzeria that served up quality pies at fair prices. And maybe serve individual slices. And stay open late. Maybe a pizza truck?

by roxainaboxa on 5/10/2013 @ 3:26pm
Admittedly, our go-to to-go (hehe) pizza place is Papa Murphy's since it's just around the corner, but when we're willing to spend more and dine in, it's The Rock. Yeah, they're a bit expensive, so we don't go often.

I haven't had them in a while, but I recall Cloverleaf being pretty good. PSP was good, but their service not so much. I had a veggie pizza at the Tap Room and it was good, I just don't go to bars often.

I've wanted to try Medi's and Sammy's but have heard not-so-great things about their pizza and service, respectively. I've never had pizza at Mona's, but on an unrelated note, their calzones are pretty good.

The Art House Cafe makes really good pizzas, but it's not a place I'd go to very often because of price--plus, we usually prefer pizza to go, and it doesn't seem like that kind of place.

We're ordering pizza tonight for a game night, so this is a well-timed discussion! :) We'll probably do whatever's fastest and cheapest, though.

by Jesse on 5/10/2013 @ 3:48pm
Clover Leaf.  Easily.

by troysworktable on 5/10/2013 @ 9:18pm
Since I'm in Puyallup rather than Tacoma, I'm going to put in a plug for two P-town pizzas. Trackside Pizza is our local favorite pizza place. I recommend the B&O (Black Forest ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushroom, black olive, although I like mine without mushrooms), while the wife likes the California Zephyr (Olive oil, BBQ chicken, red onion, cilantro) and The Athenian (Olive oil and roasted garlic base, mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, red onion, green pepper, kalamata olives, feta cheese). 
But my favorite Puyallup pizza is The Overload at the Powerhouse Restaurant and Brewery. It's all meat toppings are hot Italian sausage, zesty salami, pepperoni and mozzarella with their own house marinara sauce.

Powerhouse Restaurant and

by KevinFreitas on 5/11/2013 @ 7:08am
Jason Alexander (owner, Tacoma Cabana) says this via Google+:

"Sammy's Pizza on N. 21st gets my vote!"

by adri on 5/11/2013 @ 11:10am
I agree about Sammy's Pizza, although the service can be spotty. They have great coupons on their website, too, so you can get some great deals. They also have a fantastic gluten free pizza. Trackside Pizza in Puyallup is awesome. Art House Cafe has good artisan pizzas, but they're a little pricey for the size. I hate to say this, but Round Table on N. Pearl makes a mean pizza, but they're way expensive. The Rock has great pizza, but also expensive. We need a cheap, fantastic pizza revolution in Tacoma!

by adri on 5/11/2013 @ 11:12am
I forgot Stonegate. They make a pretty mean pizza, but it's been a while since I've been there.

by InvaderPet on 5/11/2013 @ 11:59am
Any Pizza Hut or Dominos here.

by KevinFreitas on 5/13/2013 @ 6:42am
Wow, not for me @InvaderPet. You need to try some other local, non-chain pizza joints sometime to see the difference. 

Also, this via Jessica Balsam on Google+:

"IMO there isn't any great pizza in Tacoma. There is passable pizza: PSP, Cloverleaf, Louie G's. But nothing approaching Vic's and Old School in Oly, or a dozen places in Seattle."

Kinda' seems to be where people are drifting in all this. No great pizza in Tacoma means there's an opportunity to be had!

by cisserosmiley on 5/13/2013 @ 9:14am
I agree that there has been a pizza low since the Grazies Deli got turned into Jack Connelly law office. If you eat franchise pie, Papa Johns hands down, but My Greek has a solid pesto sauce & feta on a good thin crust. 

by roxainaboxa on 5/13/2013 @ 9:27am
I'd definitely like to see a pizza-by-the-slice place like Old School Pizzeria open up.

Oh, and I guess no one has mentioned Farrelli's. Their pizza is decent, but after bad service one too many times, I won't be going back.

by panachronic on 5/13/2013 @ 4:27pm
Cloverleaf pizza is over-rated.  Drastically.
I haven't tried a lot of the places mentioned here, but between The Rock and Stonegate, I prefer The Rock.