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Pizzas we see in our dreams

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Bennidito's Pizza

Check out the original location on Lincoln for the New York-style crust you know and love (the Maui Wowie, with mozzarella and fontina cheeses, prosciutto, pancetta, and pineapple). You'll find some unique pizzas at the brewpub (like the Southwest Taco Pizza) location on Sprague (and sip cold beer at the source). 1426 S. Lincoln St., Spokane • 455-7411 | 1909 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane • 290-5018

The Boiler Room

The modern, industrial feel of the building provides a perfect backdrop to Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza with cleverly constructed topping combinations. Try the Chicken Bacon Artichoke, or the Thai Me Up (if you can take the heat), but don't forget to check out the regularly updated fresh sheet. 6501 N. Cedar St., Spokane • 863-9213

David's Pizza

A longstanding staple in Spokane, David's is the place for classic fresh favorites like the N. 4 Howard (sausage, fresh garlic, mushrooms, onions, and mozzarella cheese with red sauce) or the generous calzones and stromboli, as well as more adventurous choices like the Garlic & Jalapeño pizza. It's all set against an eclectic array of sports memorabilia and other fun décor. 803 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane • 483-7460

The Fieldhouse Pizza and Pub

With 14 pizzas to choose from on the menu, everyone should be able to find something, but Fieldhouse takes it a step further with a build- your-own option that offers 19 topping choices, four cheeses and five sauce options (to say nothing of their pasta, sandwiches, and calzones). 1235 N. Liberty Lake Rd., Liberty Lake, Wash. • 315-9611 | 4423 W Wellesley Ave., Spokane • 474-1991

Fire Artisan Pizza

The folks at Fire take pizza seriously. They tested out several dough recipes before they arrived at the one they use today. It makes a beautiful backdrop for thoughtful, innovative pizzas like the Gordy (dates, gorgonzola and mozzarella cheeses, olive oil and balsamic reduction) as well as well-crafted classics like the Margherita. 816 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane • 413-1856 | 517 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-676-1743

The Flying Goat

The artisanal pizza movement arrived in the Inland Northwest some time ago, but the folks at the Flying Goat were one of the first on the scene when they opened in 2010. This neighborhood hotspot in northwest Spokane is always bustling, no matter the season. Those warm summer nights on the patio as the sun sinks low in the sky, enjoying a crisp, slightly charred-crust pie topped with fresh and flavorful ingredients — like house-cured meats — are the blissful moments that keep the Goat's devotees coming back for more. 3318 W. Northwest Blvd., Spokane • 327-8277

Iron Goat Taproom

What better way to enjoy an Iron Goat beer than with a freshly made pizza at the taproom? Try the spicy banh mi pizza (serrano aioli, mozzarella, pulled pork, pickled vegetables, serrano peppers, cilantro, green chili sauce and Sriracha) or get your meat and potatoes with the chorizo (which includes fingerling potatoes). Don't forget to ask your bartender about the specials. 1302 W. 2nd Ave., Spokane • 474-0722

Monterey Café

Come for the karaoke, stay for the pizza. Though you can order the classics, you'll want to try out some of the house favorites, like the aptly named Kitchen Sink, or the spicy Pizza From Hell. Be sure to check out deals on slices throughout the week. 9 N. Washington St., Spokane • 868-0284

Pacific Avenue Pizza

Come to Pacific Avenue Pizza, purveyors of the best (and only) New York-style pizza in Browne's Addition, for the food. Linger longer for the drinks: Follow them on Facebook for news of rotating deals. 2001 W. Pacific Ave., Spokane • 443-5467

The Park Inn

The P.I. takes its neighborhood bar status seriously; you can tell by the sheer number of regulars found there several times a week. Come catch a game with a friend and try an Everything, or an All Meat pizza. Both are loaded with cheese. 103 W. 9th Ave., Spokane • 624-8111

Pete's Pizza

Since 1972, it's been all about the calzones at Pete's Pizza. No wonder it's a rite of passage for Gonzaga students to make their way to this Spokane institution that remains fairly untouched by time. The calzones live up to the hype, thanks to their homemade pizza dough blanketed in a sweet, slightly spicy marinara sauce and piled with fresh ingredients. 2328 W. Northwest Blvd., Spokane • 326-1900 | 821 E. Sharp Ave., Spokane • 487-9795

Piccolo Artisan Pizza Kitchen

Owner Patrick Fechser hopes you can taste the passion and care he puts into each pizza — a great passion of his. Here, you'll experience hand-tossed pizzas, an art in itself. Try the Brasato (huckleberry barbecue sauce, braised beef, bacon, mozzarella, pineapple, jalapeño, shallots, and cilantro) or the Spicy Hawaiian, for a hot take on a favorite. 21718 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, Wash. • 926-5900

Republic Pi

Though it may have started as The Flying Goat's little sister, Republic Pi has attracted a following all its own. Nestled on the South Hill, it's likely you'll have to wait a few minutes for a table, but it's worth it. Try the Republic (puttanesca, tomato, capers, kalamata olives, green onions, basil, fresh mozzarella, and Italian sausage) or anything on the specials board, and don't miss $10 Pi Tuesdays. 611 E. 30th Ave., Spokane • 863-9196

South Perry Pizza

It's fair to say that South Perry Pizza was the one that started it all when it comes to the artisan pizza scene in Spokane. With a focus on excellent ingredients and consistently delicious thin crust, they continue to be a favorite. Try a Wild Mushroom (with mascarpone cheese) or an always-satisfying Sausage and Spinach. 1011 S. Perry St., Spokane • 290-6047

Veraci

Although Veraci has a brick-and-mortar location in Kendall Yards now, they still like to go back to their roots sometimes and take their brick oven on the road for events. You'll find them popping up at farmers markets, and if you're lucky, maybe a wedding you're attending. Create your own pizza or choose from one of their favorites (and check out their housemade gluten-free crust). 1333 W. Summit Pkwy., Spokane • 389-0029


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