Vincenzo's Queen Anne

Vincenzo's Queen Anne is, if anything, over-served by pizzerias, but even totally jaded pie eaters will want to check out Vincenzo's, now occupying the top-of-the-hill space where Fira briefly flourished. There's no Vincenzo on the staff, and the menu features more than a hint of eastern Mediterranean influence (gyros, hummus, spanakopita, dolmates, etc.), but the pizzas are Italian enough—chewy-crusted, tasty, piled high, and fairly reasonably priced for what you get. We've tried the Italian sausage and red pepper version (10-inch $8.95, 15-inch $17.50), the puttanesca (tomatoes, artichoke hearts, capers, $10.50/$19.50), and the special (molto meats, including Canadian bacon, $9.95/$18.95). Pasta dishes ($7.95–$11.95) are in the conventional, tomato-sauce-saturated, red- checkered-tablecloth style but wholesome and filling, and come with crunchy garlic bread and a hacked-iceberg salad; sandwiches (about $4.25 half, $7.50 whole) offer a wide variety of fillings from meatball to eggplant to gyros. You can wash down your eats with a beer, juice, or Thomas Kemper soda ($2.50 a can? Hmmm . . . ). Best of all, the whole shootin' match is also available for home delivery all day every day from 11 a.m. 2232 Queen Anne Ave. N., 206-217-4433. QUEEN ANNE

comments powered by Disqus

Friends to Follow