Original Cheese pizza from Pagliacci Pizza
Family-favorite Pagliacci Pizza is a mainstay in many a household's dinner rotation. Putting food on the table is a never-ending task, so when the Seattle-area favorite offers up free slices, we are 100-percent on board.
This location, across the street from the famous Ballard Locks, housed Red Mill Burgers for 10 years, and prior to that, Ballard old-timers (ahem) will remember popular and unique-looking Totem House, a fish-and-chips shop that operated for 62 years. Wow!
To learn more about the Šilšulabš, the Duwamish group that inhabited this area, visit the parklet out front to see carvings from the original building by Jimmy John, a Nuu-chan-Nulth artist.
Get your free pizza slices
To get your two free slices on Saturday, just show up at the Shilshole location between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Slice choices will be Original Cheese, Extra Pepperoni, The Italiano or Hawaiian. Drinks, salads and other menu items will be available at regular prices, though no purchase is necessary to get your free slices. (Note that Pagliacci will not take slice orders by phone, website or app during the free offer.)
As with all free food offers, we recommend packing your patience and adopting a festive attitude in case you experience a wait. I mean, what better way to get into a festive mood than in anticipation of free pizza?
Pagliacci locations stretch from Edmonds to Sammamish, though remember this free slice offer is happening at the Shilshole location only.
Founded in 1979, Pagliacci is a local family favorite, with 25 Seattle- and Eastside-area outlets serving slices, pies and salads that make for an easy, kid-pleasing dinner any day of the week.
Tip for newcomers: It’s pronounced “paul - ee - AH - chee” — the “g” is silent because it’s Italian. And the word "Pagliacci" means "clowns."
For Saturday’s lunch or snack, it’s pizza time. Mangiamo!