The Mount Baker neighborhood has embraced the intimate light-drenched space with the wood-fired pizza oven from the moment it opened in 2006. It’s just the kind of come-as-you-are-for-just-what-you-feel-like joint that raises community fellowship—and appetites. By morning there’s egg dishes, buttery pastries, and plenty of Caffe Vita espresso, followed by pizzas, sandwiches, and salads all day. At dinner there’s table service for the same menu of simple Italian eats. Blue-ribbon toppings generally best crusts in the execution department, but that stops none of the families who cram the joint from toting their doggie bags across the street to Mount Baker Park. Over the past 13 years, this location has spun off others in Bryant, Mercer Island, and West Seattle.