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As for the two hour wait, show up 5 minutes before they open or come after 8:30pm -- at the time I'm posting this comment, that's true -- that might change soon with the reviews now pouring in.
The wait to get into Pizzeria Bianco (referred to in Bethany's story) is around 3 hours -- in Phoenix. It was 5 hours after Oprah visited. I wonder if it will ever get that bad at Delancey. It will if my prediction comes true: Oprah reads Molly's book, adds it to her book club after Molly and Brandon cook for her on one of her shows...
The story is cute; I'm happy to see a local small business succeeding, but you'd think that they were handing out free hummers to restaurant reviewers for the number of overly slobbery reviews they've gotten. It's just pizza. It's good pizza, but it's just pizza. it's certainly not worth a 2-hour wait.
wow. so what about via tribunali? or serious pie? or tutta bella? or flying squirrel? i'm all for anyone realizing a dream, but honestly, did their vision really spring from this much hubris? bringing something genuine to any part of seattle is a great enough thing on its own, but please don't thing that they are showing us the light. they are not.
that said, thank you, delancey, for being there. and don't go away.
Via Tribunali is much more authentic Italian pizza, Tutta Bella is delicious, Serious Pie has amazing crust, Veraci is smoky and thin-crusted, Crash Landing is great Philly-style pizza, and Delancey is very good, locally sourced, NY-style pizza.
Delancey is a welcome addition to the pizza scene in Seattle and fills its niche nicely. Sadly, most of the praise being heaped on it, is by fanboys and fangirls of Petit and Wizenburg. Just read the reviews: the raving, positive reviews and almost always refer "Molly and Brandon" and the balanced, sincere reviews just talk about "Delancey". The people who don't know the owners or who they are, haven't been swept up by the buzz.
I'm glad to have Delancey here, but it is not even the best pizza in Seattle, let alone the country or world.
As far as I'm concerned, Tutta Bella is TERRIBLE, just nasty stuff; Via Tribunali is mediocre; and Veraci is the real deal: not just the best pizza in Seattle but the ONLY pizza in Seattle. If Delancy's is 90% as good as Veraci, it's pretty good. I dunno if I'm interested in waiting two hours to find out.
Ah, so THAT'S what everyone likes about Via Tribunali pizza. I tried it three times, got soggy, soupy pizza three times. I didn't realize I was experiencing authenticity.
And I agree with Fnarf - when people say NY pizza, they're talking about the slice joints. Just like "Chicago Style" means "a doughy travesty," not just any pizza made in Chicago.
I guess I'm dumb to be posting this @ the Stranger, since this is how they make their living.
Service was prompt. Drank a good beer.
Ate a sausage pizza. Yummy. Total Check $21.65 $25.00 with a tip. Good service and pizza. However...
A Frozen Party Pizza for $1.59 @ the grocery store is Yummy as well. And enjoyed with a pint of Guinness $1.99