Boca Argentine Bakery & Pizzeria
All-day cafe Boca Argentine Bakery and Pizzeria brings Buenos Aires to Capitol Hill
“The medialuna is what I was missing” from childhood, says Casas-Beaux, in full raconteur mode. “In Argentina, we don’t eat the eggs, we don’t do bacon.” After he emigrated from Italy to a coastal town south of Buenos Aires, childhood mornings (or his midday breaks from school) involved two medialunas and an espresso.
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The fugazzeta is another souvenir from Casas-Beaux’s upbringing. Consider it criminal Seattle had to live this long without our own outpost for Argentina’s signature pizza, born of the country’s Italian ties. Its thick, fermented crust and edges of caramelized cheese date back to the 1890s but are very on point for 2022 pizza culture. On top: oceans of gooey mozzarella italia, olive oil, and the lightest of caramelized onions. That’s it. Maybe a decorative sprig of oregano.
“The pizza weighs like two and a half pounds,” exclaims Casas-Beaux. It also bears a striking resemblance to Detroit-style pies. It’s pizza greatness, best consumed inside Boca’s languid cafe
Seattle Pizza, Bakery, Cafe, Lunch, Dinner! Dine in, Takeout, Delivery, 10am - 10pm Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm Tues - Wed & Sunday, closed Monday