I’ve never had the pizza at this Olympic (there are three), and I don’t plan to — there are other excellent places in town to get pizza. What we love here are entrées that taste just like the big Italian meals you used to have in college, remember? Lots of cheese, lots of sauce — and here, because it’s fundamentally a Greek operation, lots of oregano. We go for the manicotti, the cannelloni, the chicken Parmesan, and the spaghetti and meatballs (not too often, of course, because we’d die if we ate there more than once a month or so).
After reading an article in The Stranger about Seattle’s best sandwiches, we tried the Canadian bacon sandwich with pineapple and a side of marinara sauce (the author suggests pizza sauce, but we like the marinara). Add a house salad (plenty of iceberg-ish lettuce and cheese) and Thousand Islands dressing (the author says Blue Cheese, but I’m not a Blue Cheese gal), and you’ve got your happy meal.
The point of this post, however, is that you’ve got your happy meal and you can have it with your dog next to you. Olympic III has four sidewalk tables on 15th, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, and your dog is welcome at them.
Olympic Pizza & Spaghetti House III
516 15th Avenue E.