West Seattle food notes: Pagliacci expands delivery zone; Top Pot opens; St. Patrick’s Day specials

Dig into these West Seattle food notes/updates:

PAGLIACCI EXPANDS DELIVERY ZONE, GETS READY TO START JUNCTION EXPANSION: Next year marks 20 years since Pagliacci Pizza added a “delivery kitchen” in West Seattle. But it’s never delivered to all of WS. If you’ve been reading WSB since before we became a news publication, you might remember a vigorous discussion of Pagliacci’s delivery zone dating back to early 2007. With the issue still out there, when we reported back in December on their plan to expand the Junction location, adding seating and slices, we asked about delivery-zone expansion. They weren’t sure at the time, but now they have announced they’re heading further into the south and northeast areas of WS. Pagliacci’s Rebekah Wolf sent this to us:

We’re happy to announce that our delivery zone coverage has expanded. We are now delivering to SW Thistle Street, from 28th Avenue SW to Fauntleroy Way SW. Also, we are now delivering to the Pigeon Point neighborhood, which goes as far east as 19th Avenue SW, between SW Charlestown Street and SW Genesee Street.

The note also said the expansion into the space next door will start April 1st and should be complete by mid-June; the delivery kitchen will stay open during the work. Meantime, Lika Love, the boutique that’s temporarily been in the space next door since Clementine’s moved to Pioneer Square, is having a farewell party/sale 5-8 pm on March 28th.

TOP POT DOUGHNUTS NOW OPEN: As reported here earlier in the week, today is grand-opening day for Top Pot Doughnuts on Alki, at 2758 Alki SW in a space that was completed three-plus years ago but hasn’t had a tenant until now. We stopped by and found a crowd:

Hours and menu notes are in our report from Wednesday.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Jenny at The Bridge sends word they’re having specials: “Tuesday night, we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Jon the Bagpiper coming by at 7 pm to play for us as well as an Irish themed fresh sheet throughout the month of March featuring Beet Salad, Irish Stew and Reubens!” Any other local restaurants with special menus for the wearin’ of the green? Let us know and we’ll add them – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

26 Replies to "West Seattle food notes: Pagliacci expands delivery zone; Top Pot opens; St. Patrick's Day specials"

  • enid March 13, 2015 (5:12 pm)

    So, Pagliacci, Arbor Heights still not good enough for you? That’s fine – there are plenty of other pizzerias willing to take my ghetto money…

  • villagegreen March 13, 2015 (5:35 pm)

    Ghetto money is gladly accepted. Boondocks money not so much.

  • Paul March 13, 2015 (5:40 pm)

    That’s great that they are delivering to more people, but sad that they still left AH out of their range. It takes about 10 minutes to drive here from the junction so I’m stumped as to why none of the junction businesses deliver here. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a rural area where all delivery services had a large range, but it still just seems short-sighted to me. We’ve tried Bite Squad a couple times recently and they delivered here no problem, but unfortunately they charge a premium over what the restaurants would charge. Just FYI to Pagliacci and every other junction delivery business, your drivers will get a bigger tip if they deliver to me here!

  • HighlandParkEatsPizza March 13, 2015 (5:56 pm)

    Highland Park! C’mon Pagliacci! Such a tease. You can cross Delridge south of Holden, there’s paved roads and everything over here! At least you’re getting closer… :/

  • Pizzalovin March 13, 2015 (6:23 pm)

    Ugh! Why are you so lame and not delivering to Arbor hts area. Zeeks does. Snooze you lose Pagliacci– I will even brave the crowds in summer to drive down to Slices on Alki if u can’t bother to deliver our way near Sw cloverdale.

  • Awake in Shorewood March 13, 2015 (6:54 pm)

    Best pizza in town is Prolitariat and it’s close to AH. It’s worth visiting White Center!

  • Julia March 13, 2015 (6:54 pm)

    How about at least as far as the ferry dock? The Fauntleroy business district? So close, yet so far…

  • alki resident March 13, 2015 (7:25 pm)

    Well ZEEKS is will remain since Pag can’t find the heart to cover ALL of West Seattle by going to Arbor Heights. What a joke.

  • j March 13, 2015 (8:55 pm)

    Hey fellow Arbor Heighters hold out hope. Maybe one of our 3 commercial locations will get a Paggliacci pizzeria. Oh wait no, never mind, we’re getting a high school.

  • sam-c March 13, 2015 (9:12 pm)

    Still no delivery love for Puget Ridge either? that’s ok. we’ve gotten in the habit of making our own pizza these days.
    And anyway, as we discovered when we lived in capitol hill, consumption of our favorite, Agog Primo, leads to very stinky evenings…….

    our homemade pizzas leave us less, well…. stinky.

  • cj March 13, 2015 (10:02 pm)

    I look sadly at Top Pot remembering when we went there every 2 weeks downtown for their beloved glazed old fashions. Then came the nerf leaving only 1/3 of the glaze and only on top. It broke my heart and we never went back. :( Who the hek loves donuts with only a blob of glaze on top? Food makers when something works stop changing it! Only fools think foodies don’t notice.

  • LA March 13, 2015 (10:20 pm)

    Ok. I’ll say something positive. I’m stoked that Pagliacci will deliver to Pigeon Point now! Pizza in the PGP!

  • Bonnie March 13, 2015 (10:50 pm)

    Still 4 blocks off for Paggliacci. Sorry, they lost my business years ago when they refused to deliver to us in the Morgan Junction. No thanks.

  • West Sea Neighbor March 13, 2015 (11:30 pm)

    Man, so many haters on here all the time. Did you ever stop to think that there may be a reason that Pagliacci doesn’t deliver to your specific area. You’ll boycott a business for this reason? That’s insane. You all take it so personally that they won’t drive “10 minutes” to you, yet you can’t get off your butt and drive 10 minutes to pick up a pizza? Get real, folks. I’m glad that they are expanding in west seattle, and wish we could have less negativity on West Seattle Blog.

  • Stop March 13, 2015 (11:32 pm)

    I am universally drawn to put down those who complain about pizza service in their area tonight for whatever reason. Lets tip the kid (s) who pulled the piece(s) of coltan out of the ground with their bleeding fingers, that helps compose your, my, our smart device. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan Waaaaaahhhh deliver pizza to meeee!!

  • NW March 13, 2015 (11:34 pm)

    Ya delicious standard know what to expect pizza and finally by the slice in the neighborhood just a 5 minute walk!

  • burntcrust March 14, 2015 (8:48 am)

    Ha ha they’ll drive all the way to Pigeon Point but not to closer neighborhoods? Hmmm… It’s not about the pizza anymore.

  • Paul March 14, 2015 (9:09 am)

    Sorry, West Sea Neighbor, but your post comes across as more negative than any of the others on here. Why do you assume I can’t “get off my butt” to go get a pizza? Also, did I say I took it “so personally”? No, I didn’t and I don’t. You inferred a lot from my comments that I did not say or mean to imply. I appreciate that you’d like to see less negativity, yet you contribute to it by putting down other people. Also to “Stop”, nobody is crying about this, just expressing our disappointment.

    To attempt to bring this thread back to the positive side, I’ll say I’m quite happy with Zeeks and they deliver here. Also, as I mentioned Bite Squad is a good (but a bit more expensive) option as well. I was really impressed with how fast they delivered from Bang Bar in the junction.

  • RJB March 14, 2015 (11:36 am)

    Going to The Bridge for a Reuben! Yeah!!!

  • Franci March 14, 2015 (12:27 pm)

    Pagliacci lost my business when they first came to West Seattle. It wasn’t so much that I was not in their delivery area as their attitude. I was told point blank that my house was in an undesirable neighborhood.

    They were willing to drive further to Alki to deliver than they were to include Gatewood Hill in their delivery zone. My house at the time was on the corner of California and Othello. About 2 miles from their current location.

    Trying to find parking to pick-up an order to-go is no easy task during peak dinner hours in the junction either.

  • WestSeattleChaz March 15, 2015 (7:03 am)

    have you ever stopped to consider that busy ness people are more selective of choosing to offer their service where they can make mobey than they are of how affluent your neighborhood is?

    We’re I in the pizza game I would draw all of the competition’s delivery zones on a map and I would go where others weren’t going in the hopes of being able to deliver two or three pies in a run.

    It is quite possible that Arbor Heights already has plenty of delivery options and they don’t consider it a wise return on their labor/gas/time investments.

    Don’t think of this as a personal “snobby” decision, think of it as a wise business decision. Arbor Heights money is as green as anyone else’s, but if the cost of doing business is higher there than in Pigoen Point, well it just is.

    You move into new markets slowly.

  • Pigeon point dog March 15, 2015 (7:52 am)

    Good news

  • h March 15, 2015 (12:38 pm)

    Darn! I’m a block outside of the delivery zone. I’m just assuming their delivery zones are denser areas – maybe I’m mistaken but I think the property lots are larger; hence fewer homes, where I live. Anyway, it’s exciting to hear of a business expanding.

  • Jennifer March 15, 2015 (11:20 pm)

    Zeeks delivers to AH because it’s at Morgan junction not Alaska junction, duh. No one is implying AH isn’t part of w Seattle, it’s just too far for them to go and still be able to guarantee timely service to everyone. Why do people get so worked up over nonissues?

  • Paula March 16, 2015 (11:26 am)

    Ordered a Pagliacci last night thinking “Oh boy, another delivery option”. Never had P Pizza before; didn’t know about the garlic oil base. Won’t do that again! It’s 11:30a next day and I still can’t get rid of the garlic taste. Yes I brushed. Think I know the antidote though – I’m going to go get a Top Pot glazed!!!!!!!!

    • WSB March 16, 2015 (11:52 am)

      That’s the cool thing about pizza IMO. Everybody has a different idea of what they want, and almost every place does it differently. Coffee is also a good antidote for garlic :) – TR

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