West Seattle restaurants: Pizzeria 22 certified as the real deal

Only 429 other restaurants in the entire world have what Pizzeria 22 in The Admiral District now has – certification from L’Association Verace Pizza Napoletana that it makes and serves “true Neapolitan Pizza.” Proprietor Cary Kemp explains, “We are the first and only West Seattle pizzeria to be accredited with such an honor and rare distinction. This is a goal and dream come true for me and my staff at Pizzeria 22 and we are so proud to share this certification with the West Seattle community.” Here’s his new listing on the official website (which lists fewer than 100 certified pizzerias in the entire USA); the requirements for certification include ingredients as well as prep/cooking methods. Pizzeria 22 has been open for a year and a half at 4213 SW College.

13 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Pizzeria 22 certified as the real deal"

  • Robyn January 14, 2013 (10:24 pm)

    Bravo !!

  • miws January 15, 2013 (7:28 am)

    Congratulazioni, Pizzeria 22!



  • Tony S January 15, 2013 (7:50 am)

    Congratulations! P22 has become our go-to for amazing pizza.

  • 33pete January 15, 2013 (7:50 am)

    Bravo indeed. Great job.

  • squareeyes January 15, 2013 (8:59 am)

    We’re there weekly and are never disappointed. High quality ingredients and great staff. Complimenti!

  • Margo Douglas January 15, 2013 (10:14 am)

    I don’t live in West Seattle, I live in Mukilteo WA, but thank goodness one of my daughters lives in West Seattle. We discovered Pizzeria 22 by accident about a year ago…just looked like a cozy little place, and pizza sounded good. We were astounded at how wonderful it was! Everything was absolutely superb, and there is NO other pizza like it! It deserves all the accolades and more! Food, drink, atmosphere, staff, and overall experience are incomparable! I have become a pizza snob….it’s worth the drive down, and I won’t have my pizza anywhere else!

  • WSD January 15, 2013 (10:44 am)


  • biankat January 15, 2013 (10:55 am)

    Great job!

  • sam-c January 15, 2013 (11:08 am)

    Congrats ! that is great!

    we’ve only been once. I know we got pizza and it was tasty, but the thing that blew me away were the mussels. they were amazing! the waiter said they only had them Friday/ Saturday. do they still do that?? I don’t see it on the online menu.

    we need to get back. I remember it was late Spring and we sat in the back near the fire and I got too hot. so we said we wouldn’t go back until it got cold again and shoot, why haven’t we been back yet???

  • RarelyEver January 15, 2013 (12:08 pm)

    Having had pizza in Naples I spent nine years trying to recreate the experience. Pizzeria 22 is close – perhaps they could just build a couple of cathederals nearby so we could be summoned by the tolling of the lunch bells. At that point I think they’d have it. :)

  • KAT January 15, 2013 (12:22 pm)

    Tat is a very big deal!!!! Congrats!

  • squareeyes January 15, 2013 (1:24 pm)

    sam-c, they have clams as a special most nights, but I don’t recall mussels. The clams are really good.

  • sam-c January 15, 2013 (2:53 pm)

    thanks- good to know!
    ok maybe it was clams, not mussels. (I’m a seafood newbie, sorta) but they are awesome!

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