Monday, June 22, 2009

My World Tuesday #37 - Olympia Pizza House

One of our favorite restaurants for lunch is Olympia Pizza House in Smokey Point (which is located in Arlington, WA). Family owned and operated since 1977, Olympia Pizza makes excellent hot oven grinders and pizza not to mention pastas and other delicious Italian dishes.

Olympia Pizza House

We have been going to Oly for at least 10 years, usually a couple of times per month. Sometimes it is a couple of times per week! Nick and his family, along with the excellent staff, make everyone feel welcomed in their restaurant. The atmosphere is like "Cheers" where everybody knows your name.

Nick in his domain

We no longer need a menu to look at when we sit down for lunch. Lisa and Sandy don't even bother asking Karl what he wants to order. They know he's getting a Mixed Meat Grinder with Ranch dressing on his salad. And water to drink. One time Karl got a pastrami grinder. Why? I can't remember, but he had to eat it. I think maybe he lost a bet.

Me? I like to keep 'em guessing by changing up my order every now and then. :-)

Mixed Meat Grinder

Unless we are with a large group, we are such creatures of habit that we normally sit in one of the booths on the far side of the restaurant. Even then, we still have a certain set of tables that the group heads for. If we sit anywhere else, it just seems odd.

So if you are looking for a great pizza or hot oven grinder, then you need to head on over to Olympia Pizza. You won't regret it!


The Menu

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23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Sally and Karl!
We love Italian food as well ( who doesn't?)
:-))
We are hungry now ! LOL
Léia and Cezar

ewok1993 said...

I hope you get a free large pizza for the coverage and advert.

I am getting hungry too. I think it's been forever since the last time I had a taste of pizza (read last month).

Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love pizza and this place looks fabulous! And I'm drooling just looking at your photos! Great post!

Marites said...

Yummy! I love pizza and am curious how their pizza tastes:)

My world entry is up here

SandyCarlson said...

Nothing like that home away from home--the local pizzaria.

fishing guy said...

Sally: It is great that the small place makes good food.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I will have one pizza to go please...and I will take that sandwich also ...gosh I am so hungry now!...My World is always an adventure to see all the different places.

Guy D said...

I always love the try places like this one, I bet the pizza is fantastic.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

chrome3d said...

Thanks for the tour around your restaurant! I´ll have the mixed meat grinder too.

James said...

That looks like my kind of place.
When we lived in Texas our go to place was family run Italian restarant and now in Newtown Pa we found another. Do they have cannolis there?

Lew said...

Looks like a great place to eat! I prefer this type restaurant for pizza and grinders (haven't heard that word since working in Connecticut years ago).

Gaelyn said...

Yum, I love pizza. And now I'm hungry too.

Janie said...

How cool that they know your names and your (usual) order! Looks like a great place to eat.

Arija said...

What a cute contradiction in terms Olympia is in Greece so they serve Italian pizza???

Babooshka said...

This looks so much better than our sorry excuse of a Pizza place. Must be great to go somewhere the service and the food is fantastic.

Wolynski said...

Stop, you're making me hungry - that food looks delicious. Great post.

Erin said...

enjoyed your post sally. yes, we tend to get the same thing time after time. like that you mix it up :)
indeed will have to remember when we are in the pacific northwest.
have a lovely day.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful your gastronomic World!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I bet it's good value for the money...and oh so tasty. ;-)

koand said...

Zgłodniałem od samego czytania :)))

Snap said...

Yuuuummmmmm! Something for me to remember next time I'm up your way! :D

Karen said...

Okay ... I just had a dinner of grilled london broil, BBQed layered potato bake and salad, followed by icecream and fresh cherries ... and now I am hungry again !!! :-)

That looks way to good !!!

Tranquility said...

Hey - I've been there! It is so fun to see a place on the "My World" tour that I've seen in real life, and in this case, eaten at. Unfortunately, I can't eat bread, so my husband got to enjoy one of their wonderful sandwiches while I had a salad (which was also good). ;)