The Four Best Pizza Places Around Walla Walla To Check Out
When you think of pizza, you probably think of Italy, New York, or Chicago. But we’ve got some amazing pizza places right here in Walla Walla. Take a look at some of our favorites here to see just what makes our little town in southeastern Washington a genuine go-to pizza destination.
Sweet Basil Pizzeria
Dig in to some New York-style pizza at Sweet Basil Pizzeria. Service is casual, so you’ll be able to select the slices you want right at the counter before taking a table and having them delivered to you. This is a wonderful way to try slices from a variety of different pizzas. Options include Margherita, barbeque, Italiano, pesto, luau, pepperoni, and cheese.
Of course, you can always choose a whole pie if you already know what you like. Sweet Basil also has beer on tap and several different kinds of house wines, so you’ll always be able to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
Located in College Place, Papa Murphy’s is just about a 10-minute drive from Walla Walla and is well worth the trip. While this is a chain restaurant, it stands head and shoulders above its peers by offering a unique twist on the quick-service pizza model.
Papa Murphy’s serves “take and bake” pizzas, which are pre-prepared but require you to cook them in the oven at home. This makes for a nice change and strikes a balance somewhere between dining out and cooking at home. Try the Gourmet Vegetarian pizza if you’re looking for something a little different.
Big Cheese Pizza
Choose from a selection of specialty pizzas, such as the Greek pizza (featuring mozzarella and feta cheese) or California white pizza. Whether you’re dining in or getting your pizza to go, you’ll appreciate the reasonable prices and quick service at this pizzeria. You’re also sure to enjoy the calzones or stuffed cheese bread with garlic ranch dipping sauce.
We really like Big Cheese Pizza because it’s a fixture of the local Walla Walla community and is always raising money for student groups and sporting events in town. Of course, the fact that you can get a great pizza there doesn’t hurt.
Walla Walla Bread Company
We may have saved the best for last with this uniquely Walla Walla enterprise. Although the restaurant serves far more than just pizza (for example, the breakfast menu puts most other diners to shame), it’s no slouch in the cheese-and-bread department.
Wood-fired pizzas are a menu staple, and the variety on offer here is staggering. Cheese fontina, barbeque and bacon, Hawaiian pork belly, Margherita, Yukon potato, and artichoke-roasted garlic are just a few of the pies that regularly feature on the menu. Of course, all of the crust is homemade, so the pizzas here simply can’t be had anywhere else.
Walla Walla may still be more famous for its agriculture and its wine than for its pizza, but that’s not the fault of these exceptional restaurants. Whether you need a gourmet dining experience or just a quick fix, you can’t go wrong with a Walla Walla pizza.