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Already home to Bombay Burger, Capitol Hill adding a new Indian restaurant with a twist: pizza

Capitol Hill is already home to an Indian burger joint. Bombay Burger opened in May with paneer burgers and masala fries on E Madison.

Soon, the neighborhood will have an Indian pizza joint.

Pizza Twist, a pizza franchise with Indian-flavored ingredients and influences is making plans to open in the Broadway space previously home to Ammi’s Pakwan and New India Express which closed during the pandemic.

The new Pizza Twist location — apparently the first in Washington state for the Chicago-born franchise — will be operated by the same ownership who took over Broadway’s Mirch Masala last year. The new business partners were said to all be first-time restaurant owners at the time. Now they’re about to own at least two. UPDATE: Sorry! As noted in comments, there are already locations in Kent and Lynnwood.

The new venture will explore another avenue of present-day Indian cuisine: pizza —

We specialize in bringing you appetizing yet healthy options on a pizza. We bring you the kind of pizza that is a real meal, with fresh and healthy ingredients & real value for your dollar. And if you need something a little different, we offer specialty pies that are off the beaten path, like our Butter Chicken Pizza, Tikka Masala Pizza or Curry Veggie Pizza.

In addition to familiar Indian flavors, many of the pie recipes are Halal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free friendly.

“Pizza Twist serves up traditional and authentic Indian style pizza using fresh vegetables and healthy spices not seen in your typical pizza,” the company’s franchise pitch goes. “Customers say our Indian-Italian flavors fuse the best of both worlds. We are now franchising to bring our pizza with a twist to markets across the country.”

Pizza Twist currently licenses around 50 locations but is adding new cities including Berkeley, California and Pineville, North Carolina. You can also find Pizza Twist in Canada and Indonesia.

And you’ll also find it, soon, on Broadway where it will fill a bit of a hole left when Pagliacci exited its shop in 2019 after nearly 40 years on the street. That space, by the way, is being readied for a daytime counterpart to Broadway’s steak-filled Boca Restobar and Grill — the Boca Argentine Bakery and Pizzeria is hoped to open there before the end of the year.

There’s no opening date yet for the new restaurant at 213 Broadway E but you can keep track of updates on pizzatwist.com.

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Sb.
Sb.
5 months ago

Aren’t there Pizza Twists in Kent and Lynnwood?

How did you determine that the capitol hill location is “apparently the first in Washington state for the Chicago-born franchise”

Italocentric
Italocentric
5 months ago

Cultural appropriation of my Italian heritage.

Surfrican
Surfrican
5 months ago
Reply to  Italocentric

They were doing this 40 years ago in South Africa; maybe you should get a time machine and go complain there.

James
James
5 months ago
Reply to  Italocentric

Oh it’s just an Indian curry dish

Defund SPD Now
Defund SPD Now
5 months ago
Reply to  Italocentric

Apparently you don’t know anything about your heritage.

Bobby
Bobby
5 months ago

I’m really stoked I used to get pizza from the indian pizza joint in Bellevue, drawing a blank on the name, and I will definitely go here as soon as possible

Mary
Mary
5 months ago
Reply to  Bobby

are you thinking of Can-Am Pizza on Bel-Red Road? It’s still around!