The latest milestone in Capitol Hill’s year of pizza? Pizzeria 88 has opened on Broadway.
Call it Pizzeria Ottantotto. The wood-fired, Neapolitan pizza project from Magnolia restaurateur Karim Bonjrada took over the space where Corretto called it quits after an ownership rotation.
“You see a 12-inch pizza and think you can’t eat it all, but you can and more because it’s so light,” Bonjrada told us in January about his pies.
The basic Margherita runs $13, the ambitious lamb and mushroom Agnello, $18. Pizzas can be made gluten free — just add $4. There is also an antipasti menu and a surprisingly robust menu of small plates as well as desserts. Cocktails, beer, and wine? Of course.
Born and raised in Palermo, Bonjrada came to Seattle and Capitol Hill in the early ’90s. He’s been making pizzas and other Italian classics ever since, punching his neighborhood business passport along the way. Bonjrada opened Belltown’s La Vita E Bella in 1999, the now-closed DiVino in Ballard, and Queen Margherita and Mondello in Magnolia.
His new restaurant opened after a short overhaul and preparation of the wood-fired oven in the space.
Pizzeria 88 is open Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 10 PM and Friday-Saturday, 5 PM to 2 AM. You can learn more at pizzeriaottantotto.com.