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2018 Golden Teddy Awards — Food + Dining

This year's winners and finalists

Published on: June 28, 2018

2018 Golden Teddy Awards — Food + Dining

MOD pizza

Family Pizzeria

Winner: MOD Pizza 

Readers picked the pies at MOD Pizza. MOD believes pizza is best straight from the oven, so its restaurants don’t deliver. With MOD’s various existing locations in the Seattle metro area, you won’t need delivery. Families enjoy the dine-in experience at MOD because the fast service and individualized pizzas (same price, no matter how many toppings!) keep kids happy, with no time to get antsy.   


Over four decades, favorite Pagliacci Pizza has expanded from the University District to more than 20 locations throughout Seattle and the Eastside. Check out its pizza-tossing parties for a creative birthday celebration that will make a mini chef out of your kid.

Founded in Columbia City in 2004, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria has set up shops throughout our area, giving the masses traditional Neapolitan pizza (read: wood-fired with no fancy toppings). Ask about the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana for a quick Italian history lesson.

Find Zeeks Pizza in Seattle, Lynnwood and Bothell (to name a few of its many locations). Founders Tom and Doug named the well-loved shop after a surfer buddy who once mused that “life is too short for crappy pizza.” We couldn’t agree more.

Frēlard Pizza — Ballard Pizza Company isn’t only in Ballard proper. Its spot in Frēlard (that magical area between Ballard and Fremont right along Leary Way) earns points for its designated “kid pit” play space. Whether you buy your pies in Ballard, Frēlard or South Lake Union, restaurateur Ethan Stowell seeks to offer “whole pies, fat slices” with a family-friendly atmosphere to please the pickiest of eaters.

Thanks to our 2018 Golden Teddy sponsors!

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