Seattle >Food & Dining > Talarico's Pizzeria
4718 California Ave Sw, Seattle, WA | Directions 9811647.560519 -122.386657
Sat, Sun 11am-2am
Neighborhoods: Junction, West Seattle
great spot – best late night food in west seattle, good drinks, cool bartenders (even though they are a little on the douchy side) theres no better place to go on a week night in west seattle, if you havn't.. go there.
Good thin crust pizzas – Anything with more than two types of meat would be too much. The Kauai is delicious. Brownie dessert is to die for. Pizzas are big, but thin crust, so it's perfectly filling. HH prices look awesome, but I've never been able to make it. Maybe next time.
LOVE this place! – Really surprised with all the mixed reviews. Just there this Friday, live jazz and great ambience! Honestly, the food is consistently fantastic and the service has always been great!
Agree with No Quality...All Quantity – Bland food and too much of it. Not to mention rude employees who don't seem to care what you think. Place is so dark you have to wonder what they are trying to hide. Unless this is the only place open in West Seattle don't waste your time.
I'm seriously still overwhelmed by "Biggest slice in the world" so much so that it's all I can think to say right now. The pro was how can you complain about a huge ass slice of pizza for only $6? The con came in that I wanted so badly to fold it (I'm from NY, we must fold our slices) and I did, but it was so big the end fell under the weight & I had to start with a fork (this is pizza sacrilege for us NY'ers).
I actually really liked the vibe of the place, it was very comfy and easy to talk amongst our large group (until exactly 9pm when the music was turned up to nightclub volume). The bar is pretty cool, it takes up about 1/3 of the whole place. Definitely wear your contacts if you want to get a good look at the dudes (or gals) across the bar, it's seriously far all the way to the other side.
Good pizza, great service, cool vibe, I'd be happy to go back.
Nice Improvements – I've been going to Talarico's since it opened. The service has sometimes been inconsistent, but the last few months I've seen some BIG improvements. The food quality is up and the crew seems better trained. It's my new old favorite place to hang.
No Quality...All quantity – If you like hanging out in a dark and dingy room eating really bad pizza, served by really bad people, surrounded by really horrendous drunks, then this is your place. Not a place I'd ever bring my kids. The gimmick with the pizza is that it is large, so that is what people talk about, not the quality. Management seems to be asleep at this place. There's so many quality places in West Seattle, that it's easy to pass this place up.
BEST SERVICE! BEST FOOD! – We were recomended to Talarico's by a friend and were not disappointed.
Just like the other reviewers we loved the dim lighting and open fireplaces at tables.
It was extremely nice that they made our kids feel welcome too, and being a lounge we didnt feel the need to keep them quiet; which can be difficult at times.
There salad and artichoke dip were both fresh, delicious and equally pleasing to the eye.
We also had one of their seasonal unfiltered beers. I was surprised as I do not often like lighter beers, but it had the perfect balance of hops hops and smoothness.
As per our servers recomendation we did not order a full pizza (measuring 28" across) but opted for getting a a slice a piece. As I am bias to Waterfront pizza in port townsend. Their pizza was amazingly good with just the right combination of toppings and crust the was crisp but not overcooked.
we ended with their skillet cookie dessert which was served in a cast iron pan still sizzling hot when brought to the table and topped with a heaping scoop of vanilla icecream. Despite not heeding the servers warning we all burned ourselves on the pan as we were fighting for the last bites of the dessert.
Not only does Talarico's not disappoint with their food, I couldnt have asked for a better wait staff.
Good rep...I think not – I have heard nothing but good things about Talarico's . So I go there to get some awesome pizza with a couple of buddies and once we took a step in the door, everything went wrong. I just turned 21 only a few months ago, so everywhere I go I want to get a beer. I still have a vertical license, and I got harassed by the waitress about it. Then when we go to order food, we all get a slice of pizza each(which are ginormous) and it takes nearly 45 minutes for us to get it. I mean, how hard is it to make 3 slices of pizza; and the place was only half full. I mean, the place wasn't even busy. I am very disappointed in this place and don't recommend. Horrible service!
What happened to this place? – ...this used to be one of the best places to hang out in WS but the last six months have been nothing but one painful experience after another...every time I go in there there is a sea of new faces working there and the service just gets worse and worse...my guess it was either an owner or a management change...but whatever it was it's not working at all...and what's this I hear about kids? They can kiss my entertainment dollars goodbye...
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