When in the mood for Italian, most Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents head to Spiro’s Pizza & Pasta. From pizzas to fettuccini; calzones to sandwiches, this family-owned outpost has been pleasing Shoreline residents since 1995. There are sister restaurants in West Seattle and Mukilteo.
What makes this spot sing is in the welcoming way of the staff. Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, the greeting is genuine and the tableside attention is as if you were at mama’s house for Sunday spaghetti and “gravy.”
Spiro’s is also one of those spots where whether you are two dining, on a double date or wrangling the kids everyone can find something to satisfy. Sports teams, large groups and parties can not only be pleased with the menu assortment but also gratified with the semi-private room at Spiro’s.
If you cannot find a pizza combination from the 29 offered ($8.95 to $17.95), then you can create your own - they even have the likes of sun-dried tomatoes, smoked oysters and pine nuts.
On the sandwich menu the best ones are a classic meatball ($7.45) that is stacked with onions and mozzarella on a toasted bun all crowned with a zesty tomato sauce, and a veggie sub ($6.95).
The special entrees come in a variety of crowd pleasing classics. The Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and butter ($9.95) is a house specialty. The Chicken Parmesan ($10.95) is a timeless dish. Pesto Fettuccini ($10.50) is fresh and flavorful. Other traditional dishes include bubbly hot baked Rigatoni ($8.25), Ravoli ($9.95-$10.95) and Lasagna or Tortellini ($9.95). The doughy calzones are $7.95 with two pizza toppings included and $1 extra for each additional topping.