Dino’s Tomato Pie: Bar & Backbar

Capitol Hill

  • Pizzeria

Details

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Client – Brandon Pettit
Year – 2016
Status – Completed
Team
  • Arne Pihl
  • Tom McKnight
  • Jason Cameron
  • Ian Dugas
  • Grant Eckman
Collaborators

The Dino Tomato Pie build-out was realized in collaboration with owner Brandon Pettit, designer Michael Riha, and Ben Humphrey of Heliotrope Architects.  Special thanks to Kemly Electric and K&A Painting.

Press

The restaurant was designed by Pettit, Michael Riha, and Tom Clark, with Heliotrope as the official architect and Metis Construction in charge of buildout. As for ambiance like “the statuettes above the bar, the light fixtures, the naugahyde bar stools, the red leather chairs,” Wizenberg says that was all Pettit and his “love for eBay and thrifting.”

— Seattle Eater

It has the red plastic water glasses, paper plates, wooden floors, squatty glass parmesan and pepper shakers, old family photos, and neon-colored drink and happy hour specials written on the tall bar mirrors. But the beautifully carved wooden back bar around the mirrors, and the long wooden bar itself, point to the craft that’s been instilled along with the flashback accoutrements. There are seven deep booths along one wall, and two bigger booths in back (one has a sweet chandelier above it), and a tall table and 10 seats along the window. But take my advice and grab one of the 20-ish Naugahyde barstools to get closer to the drinks – because while the pizza’s outstanding, having one of the fine drinks available alongside makes it even better.

— Seattle Mag

…harkening to the New Jersey spots of owner and pizza genius Brandon Pettit’s youth.

Seattle Mag
Photo by Suzi Pratt.
Photo by Suzi Pratt.
Photo by Suzi Pratt.
Photo by Suzi Pratt.
Photo by Suzi Pratt.
Photo by Suzi Pratt.
Photo by Suzi Pratt.
Photo by Suzi Pratt.