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2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Food + Dining

This year's winners and finalists

Published on: June 28, 2019

2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Food + Dining

MOD pizza
Courtesy of MOD

Family Pizzeria

Winner: MOD Pizza

Readers think the pies at MOD Pizza are primo. MOD believes pizza is best straight from the oven, so it doesn’t deliver. Fortunately, with about a dozen Seattle-area MOD locations, families can conveniently enjoy the dine-in experience. Fast service and individualized pizzas (same price, no matter how many toppings!) keep kids happy, with no time to get antsy.


For more than four decades, family favorite Pagliacci Pizza has expanded from the University District to more than 20 locations throughout Seattle and the Eastside. Kids aren’t always as excited about Pagliacci’s creative seasonal pizzas as parents are, but everybody loves that it delivers, and cheese pizza aficionados (read: all kids) will crow about its signature, baked-on-bricks cheese pie.

The pizzeria category doesn’t change much from year to year, but there’s one newcomer to the list this year: Spiro’s Pizza and Pasta, with locations in West Seattle, Shoreline and Mukilteo, offers a classic pizzeria menu, with house-made pizza sauce and dough and 100% Danish mozzarella cheese.

Celebrating 15 years of tossing traditional Neapolitan pizza this year, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria has five neighborhood shops spread out throughout Seattle, Bellevue and Issaquah. Ask about the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana to get a quick Italian history lesson about the disciplined method behind the Neapolitan pizza tradition.

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

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