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About Via Tribunali Capitol Hill
We opened our first pizzeria in 2004 in the burgeoning Capitol Hill neighborhood. For months before we opened curious onlookers poked their heads in the former auto body shop, and outlandish rumors spread. One person saw a team of masons reportedly flown in from Naples to build a gargantuan wood-fired oven, someone heard that the bricks also came from Naples rich with Vesuvian ash, a reporter ran a story about a taxi driver leading our owner down a dark Neaopolitan street to meet a talented Pizzaiolo who was then whisked to an airport….
As it turns out almost all of the tall tales are true – on opening night people lined up for the authentic Neaopolitan pizza and since then our ovens have only gotten busier. Via Tribunali has been called "more authentic than the pizzerias of Naples," and even though that is a flattering exaggeration it is fair to say that our pizzerias have grown out of an almost unnatural passion for the food & wine of Southern Italy.
Seattle, WA 98190
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Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 2:00am
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Via Tribunali Capitol Hill Ratings and Reviews
Our waiter was knowledgeable way beyond average about the wine and food...he was exceptionally pleasant and professional. Even though we were all late due to a sudden thunder and lightening storm, we made it to the show on time and had an excellent meal sharing 3 pizza's between 6 of us.
The location is great, very cozy place. We sat near the wood stove where the pizza's are cooked and was fun to watch. We ordered a bottle of wine, which was excellent along with the della casa salad. The Capricciosa pizza we ordered wasn't great and was lacking flavor, definitely wouldn't order again. I was sort of bummed since it is basically a pizza place. We ended with the Tiramisu --- nothing short of amazing.
I was looking for a good local neighborhood pizza/Italian place close to downtown Seattle. This restaurant fit perfectly. The pizza was really good but so were the other menu items we had. We went on a Saturday night. Every table was full but we had a reservation so had no wait. The restaurant is pretty small so it led to a really lively atmosphere. If you are looking for a quiet meal this is not the place. Also you could tell our waiter had been there for a long time. He was on top of everything that was going on. He also made a really good suggestion on a bottle of wine. Overall we had no complaints. I'd definitely go back.
Great food and nice staff. I waited at the door for about 15 min before being so much as greeted by a staff member. They seems a bit busy as the owners childs basketball team was having a party. Once we were seated the staff was lovely and the food was very good. Will def be back
Great food, very friendly service. Pizza is hand tossed and cooked in an authentic wood fire oven right by the bar and booths, it took us longer to decide on what to order than it did for our food to arrive! Amazing pizza, slightly chewy moist crust, thin but susbtsinal and wood fire charted. Pizzas are garnished with fresh traditional toppings and some unusual pairings. Good portions. The location is intensely rustic and moody inside, go after dark for most amospehric affect, the wine racks built info the rust colored brick walls, the sturdy and rustic black wood booths, the candle lighting, chandlers. So much charm in such an unexpected place. A tad noisy when I went (although it was a busy holiday so it's likely calmer normally) & slightly expensive food are the only downsides in sight. Try the veal meatballs and a pizza or you'd choice, you won't regret it!
The pizza here was fantastic! I would definitely go back. I thought it was slightly weird that you get scissors to cut the pizza (why not just give out real pizza cutters, or pre-cut the pizza? Is that not hipster enough, I guess?), but it was definitely unique.
We were a little upset that our waitress basically forgot about us for 30 minutes, but we were enjoying our wine so it was fine overall.
I picked the restaurant for a group dinner because it had a private back room. Not only did I book reservations online, I also called the restaurant to reserve the space with a credit card. I also exchanged a few emails with the management. When I arrived, they had given the space to another party. We had a total of 16 people and they were reluctant to accommodate the additional guest. In addition to the reservation mishap, the service was incredibly slow and our waiter seemed annoyed. Although this restaurant is located in a progressive part of the city, I didn't feel welcomed. A member of our party specifically asked about "non dairy" options. The dish came out with a very generous amount of cheese that had obviously been melted on top. It was avoidable. While I respect authenticity, they were unwilling to NOT add cheese. The rest of food was actually good. We enjoyed the music and atmosphere. However, this place would not be my first choice.
We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Via Tribunali Capitol Hill. Exceptionally well made pizza. Only cons for us, was the very dim night-time lighting; we truly could barely see our food. Wish too the music level was lower. But we intend to return for the pizza. And next time, right when they open so we won't have to deal with winter lighting issues.
Went with a group of girlfriends to celebrate their birthdays. Atmosphere was great, we were a large table of 14 and they accommodated us in what I assume could be a private dining area, the food was great. I ordered the Gnudi (ricotta dumplings) and also tried a few of the Pizzas. Everything was tasty. The Nutella crepe/ calzone I could go without. It needs to be served with ice cream or cream to offset the richness. The tiramisu was good.
All in all I would definitely go again, perhaps the server was having an off night but all 14 of us felt he was rude.
We received a gift certificate for this place and live in Oregon. We finally used it up during a visit to Seattle Dec. 30th. The pizza was fantastic--chewy crust (not as thin as they said was--I've had thinner, for sure) and toppings were all delicious. We had the clams appetizers which was quite ho hum. No strong flavor or garlic or whine or really anything except clam juice. It was nice to use the focaccia to sop up the juice, but just didn't have a ton of flavor on its own.
We brought our three kids and they enjoyed it, too. I will say that spending $150 on a pizza night was a new one for us. Perhaps it is normal for Seattle, but unusual for us.
Our 13 year old son rated sixteen pizza places in Seattle last spring...Via Tribunali was his number one choice - hands down! One of the criteria was if he would bring his three older cousins...so, last week we did. The whole family enjoyed pizza, wine, salad, soup, and dessert. Our waitress was great fun and handled our large group well. Thank you!
Via Tribunali was terrific! The pizzas are certified as being made in authentic Neapolitan style, and they were out of this world. The restaurant has an extensive Italian wine list to meet anyone's needs. This restaurant is buzzing with a lively ambiance. We went there for a birthday dinner for a 20 year old, and it fit the bill all the way around. It's a sophisticated presentation of authentic Italian. What's not to love?
Best pizza in town and the big group table in the back is epic for a large group...private-ish but still open, candlelit but casual. And the night we were there the bartender DJ played no less that a dozen of my very favorite songs. I felt like the soundtrack was custom made for me. Pizza and old Rolling Stones...heaven
We had dinner @ Via Tribunali while visiting Seattle. Got a recommendation from Germany. What should I say? It exceeded my expectations. Delicious pizza, great wine, lovely pasta and great dessert - it felt like eating directly in Italy. The waiter was very attentive and friendly, we felt so comfortable all the time. I am really happy that we ate @ Via Tribunali and I am really looking forward to the next visit. Thanks for such a lovely experience.
I love this restaurant.. the boyfriend and I decided to have date night at Via trib. We had a nice walk through Capitol Hill from the light rail station.. got there right in time for our reservation and we're seated right away. I was a little bummed that our table was so close to two very noisy large groups.. lucky for us they left about 15 min after our arrival. The food was fantastic and the staff was amazing. Pizza was amazing and I was really happy with how much my boyfriend
My wife and I have been to Italy three times and are obsessive about trying to find true Neopolitan-style pizza whenever we vacation. I can say without reservation that Via Trubunali is the closest we've come! The space is beautiful -- brick walls, stained glass (salvaged from an Italian church, we were told) and a "grotto-like" feel. Ben, our server, was very attentive and took great care of us, despite the fact that he was working a group of 16 in the back room as well. As for the pizza, we could very well have been sitting in Naples, Florence or Rome -- terrific thin, charred crust, just the right amount of toppings and delicious red sauce. Outstanding. I haven't eaten a full 12" pizza by myself since our last trip to Italy but wasn't about to leave one bite behind at Via Tribunali -- we look forward to returning on our next trip to Seattle.
Our first time but not the last! Best Pizza yet with a great crust! Great service by Kathryn, a super nice bartender and fantastic value! It's a lovely place, so very Italian: Tastefully understated charm. The warm summer night allowed the "garage door" to be fully open with a cooling breeze adding 2 our comfort. Watching the world go by was an added bonus!
FANTASTIC! Very authentic Italian. Our kids took us to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We had just returned from cycling Sardinia as an anniversary gift to ourselves, and they thought Via Tribunale would be a good choice. It was excellent and reminiscent of the fresh and local food from Italy. Bravo!!
Visiting Seattle and eatting at Via Tribunali Capitol Hill with spouse & sister in law. Was a good place to unwind after several days of going to the "must sees" or "wanna experiences" while visting Seattle. Basically an Italian pizzaria although other food was served. I will not say it was the best pizza, but it was good and loaded with vegetarian topping (a must for one of us.)
There was some problem about not having our reservation which had been made 3 hours prior; and then OpenTable questioned me on missing it. It was okay. Would I return? No I would try another Italian restaurant.
Love both the Capitol Hill place and the one in Georgetown. The pizza is always awesome and the dining experience is too. We stopped in at the Capitol Hill space this time because we were going to a nearby CD release party and it was the perfect way to start the evening!
My husband and I had our first date at Via Tribunali on Capitol Hill 10 years ago, so for our 10 year (dating) anniversary, we decided it would be fun to go back. It had been several years since we'd been any of the Vias and we were looking forward enjoying some of our favorite things on the menu. Everything was exactly as we'd remembered and we were so happy with our experience.
Our server was great, and in passing, we happened to mention it was our anniversary and he was very excited for us. Later on, he helped us celebrate by providing dessert on the house.
Celebrated our daughter's 24th birthday with delicious food, excellent service, warm and inviting ambience. Waiter brought the birthday girl a drink on the house! We have already talked up via Tribunali with friends and will go again, perhaps try one of the other locations.
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