I'd like to preface this review by noting that Belltown Pizza is located a few hundred feet from Belltown Park. Countless little league baseball games and summer camps emanate from the park on a daily basis all throughout the summer, and there's something to be said about pizza-by-the-slice and a cold soda after standing outside for 4 hours on a scorching hot day. Unfortunately, extreme dehydration and hunger may be the only things keeping Belltown in business because their pizza is not doing them any favors.
Establishment. The restaurant is very small and very cold. There is no bathroom and the dining area is marginally passable as one if there are more than two parties eating. However, the restaurant is open relatively late and the service is on par with any decent pizza parlor in the area, so that's good. The menu is also fairly diverse, offering Sicilian and conventional style pizzas with a wealth of topping selections. Again, that's good.
Pizza. Here's where it gets considerably less good. The pizza came out of the oven freakishly hot and stayed as such for approximately 28 seconds. The crust felt undercooked, the sauce was largely flavorless (albeit abundant), and the cheese slid clear off each slice before congealing into an inedible mess in the aforementioned 28 second window. The toppings (mushrooms and meatballs) were the highlight of Belltown's product when they were coaxed into staying on the pizza. *Judge Dan's opinion differed from Judge Elliot and Judge Scott's opinions in that he thought the pizza wasn't half bad.
The bottom line. Belltown offers a mediocre product that quickly cools to an outright bad one.
Hits the Spot: 6/10
Large Cheese: $10.95