Cicchitti's Pizza

Address

1427 Railroad Ave
Bellingham , WA 98225
(360) 671-5404

Hours

Mon-Thurs 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Review

Cicchitti’s Pizza has been a part of the downtown Bellingham restaurant scene for over two decades, and after growing, changing and briefly moving to Ferndale, the business has returned both to Bellingham and its roots. One of the daughters of the original owners now owns and operates the family business, and she has very astutely realized that what Chicchitti’s has always done best is make really good, thin-crust, fold-it-in-half-and-wolf-it-down, East-coast-style pizza.

Their current location, downtown on Railroad Avenue, reflects this back-to-basics philosophy. The space is moderately sized but light and bright, with high ceilings and straight rows of tables decked with red-and-white-checked tablecloths. Everything about the place seems so simple and straightforward, it’s almost as if you can hear the walls say the word, "pizza", quietly but firmly as soon as you walk in. Any doubts or feelings of indecision you may have had about your meal will evaporate at this point, and you’ll walk resolutely to the back counter to place your order.

Now, in my mind the words "Cicchitti’s" and "pizza" are pretty much synonymous, but I think it’s only fair to say at this point that Chicchitti’s also offers calzones, strombolis, hoagies, salads and deli sandwiches. But if you’re there for pizza, there are a few things you should know. You can order by the slice (as almost every student over at Bellingham High School can tell you, loyal lunch time customers that they are), or you can of course order a whole pizza. If you order a whole pizza, you’ll choose from either the round, thin crust "Neopolitan", or the square, thick crust "Sicilian". Your pizza comes with cheese and sauce, unless you order it with "extras". (Cicchitti’s doesn’t decide on toppings for you -- there aren’t any "vegie pizzas" or "pepperoni pizzas" unless you’re buying by the slice.) The list of "extras" is conservative in length, but entirely adequate if what you want is East-coast-style pizza. (Try the capacolla with the sweet fried peppers.) Whatever your combination of extras, you’ll be happy with the end product, and even happier that Cicchitti’s is still in town, doing what it does best -- making great pizza.
Written By: Lisa Holt
On: 12/7/2008

Directions

Cicchitti's is downtown, just across from the bus station, and a few doors down from Stockton's Paints.

Features

Dinner | Kid Friendly | Lunch | Smoke-free | Take-Out | Wheelchair Accessible

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