Continuing with our series on local restaurants, today I’d like to talk about another fine establishment: Sparta’s Pizza & Pasta House. Even though, technically, Sparta’s is located in Lynnwood, I’d still like to include it here because it’s such a great place. I’ve known about Sparta’s for a long time; I used to come eat pizza here when I was much younger. Sparta’s offers Greek-style pizza – which makes sense given its Greco name – of a very high quality. I’ll describe the nice ambiance of Sparta’s and then review a recent experience I had there which was very solid. Sparta’s slogan is “best pizza in the universe”; that’s a bold claim, but based on my recent experience, I’d say it’s at least the best pizza from the ancient Greek world.
The ambiance of Sparta’s is a big part of why it’s a solid establishment. The exterior shows a very attractive sign which includes the store name and a pizzamaker. The place isn’t large, but not too small either; there’s enough room inside to comfortably seat between 35-45 people. Inside, the lighting is bright enough without being annoying to the eyes, and the coloring throughout is unassuming and pleasant. Overall, I’d say the vibe is fairly low-key, which is fitting considering that it’s a pizza and pasta joint.
My Recent Experience
During my most recent experience, I tried a medium-sized pizza, one half topped with pepperoni, pineapples and olives, and the other half topped with just pepperoni. My colleague, Jorgen, had the side with only pepperoni, while I enjoyed the other half. I have to say, the pizza chef definitely did well with this one. The slices were not too thick but also not too thin either; they were easy to eat with a fork, which was convenient because a fork was necessary at first because of the pizza’s hotness. The combination of the bread, cheese, sauce and toppings produced a truly delicious meal. Again, it’s hard to say exactly where this restaurant falls on a scale next to other competitors, but there’s no question that you’ll enjoy a tasty plate if you decide to come here.
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