Proletariat Pizza update: Busy first night
(photo added 11:02 pm – Stefanie and Mike, Proletariat proprietors, and daughter)
We checked in with Stefanie and Mike at Proletariat Pizza just before 8 pm, three-fourths of the way into the first night of the new pizza parlor on 16th SW (next to Dzul Tattoo, across from Full Tilt Ice Cream). Stefanie told us they had a great rush in the early hours – then it settled down a bit – there was still a nice crowd when we dropped by. The atmosphere is very simple; some fun handmade signs (like “Home of The Big One”) up on the walls:
The signs look aged but Stefanie said they’re new, made by an artist friend. While their name has drawn a bit of controversy, their signage plays right to it – one door says BY THE PEOPLE and the other door says FOR THE PEOPLE:
Their menu has a logo of a “power to the people” type fist tossing a pizza, over the slogan “The Pizza That Made White Center Famous.” We’ll add photos in a bit; we brought home a menu and thought you’d be interested:
The Favorite (Italian sausage, fresh chopped garlic, Mama Lil’s peppers are the toppings)
Ham and egg
The Real Hawaiian (SPAM and pineapple)
Cinco (fontina, provolone, asiago, gorgonzola, mozzarella cheeses)
Vegetarian (sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, goat cheese plus mozzarella)
They offer pizza in “whole, half, slice” sizes — slices for cheese/pepperoni only ($2 and $3 respectively) with the most expensive “whole” $18 (cheese only, $15 whole, $9 half). Also a mixed green salad at $4 -organic mixed greens with garbanzos, kalamatas, gorgonzola and balsamic vinaigrette. Homemade tiramisu for dessert ($5) and two sugar-only sodas (Mexican Coke/Jarritos, $1.50) plus beer/wine for beverages.
For starters they’ll be open 5-9 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, closed Thursdays and Sundays.
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September 19th, 2009 at 9:02 am
Enough with the controversy! I am a working stiff (prole)myself – embrace it! And the pizza was great. My husband and I took our two boys and had a lovely time, we tried salad, pizza, and the dessert. Jarritos for the boys, wine and beer for the parents. Delightful. Plus as a bonus got to see a smiling mom working whilst carrying a baby on her back, how apropos is that??? Good Luck Proletariat Pizza!
September 19th, 2009 at 6:32 pm
With whom has their name caused controversy? Where?
September 19th, 2009 at 7:04 pm
September 20th, 2009 at 10:59 am
The pizza is awesome!!!!
Stopped in last night. Thanks for a great space to enoy.
September 21st, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Pizza was great I had the Margareta Pizza . Loved it loved it loved it . I went on opening day I closed the Cafe Rozella and headed on over for my Pizza, my son Patrick loved it too, we will be back , he did asked me about it on Sunday if we could go back. thanks for opening a pizza shop , nice to have one we can walk to.
September 23rd, 2009 at 8:35 am
Walked down there on opening night, could smell the pizza from 15th & Roxbury! Pizza was excellent, as is this new addition to our neighborhood.
September 23rd, 2009 at 2:36 pm
Very excited to try it! Will waddle down the hill soon.
September 24th, 2009 at 2:10 pm
Tried it out with our kids last night. LOVE the crust, LOVE the Mama Lil’s peppers. It’s so great to have this in the neighborhood! Spread the word!
October 14th, 2009 at 8:06 pm
Tried it last week, take out. Good pizza, reasonably priced, great flavor on the crust, though I wish it were just a tad crispier (small quibble, really, it was a very good pie). Good quality toppings. My kids loved it.
Very nice people that own the place as well. My family and i will be repeat customers.
To the owners, hang in there guys, the first year can be rough. Stick to your guns and you will do well.