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Summertime Calls for Great Pizza and a Cold Brew

Firing up gourmet pizzas since 2009

By Jillian Chandler

Laura and Seth Carey are the proud owners of Veraci Pizza in Spokane’s Kendall Yards. What started as a successful restaurant on wheels back in 2009, the husband-and-wife team found a permanent restaurant location in which to serve their delicious wood-fired pizzas, and they opened their doors to Veraci Pizza in the Kendall Yards neighborhood in 2014. And, to no surprise to their customers, they’ve been satisfying diners ever since.

In business for more than a decade, Laura says, “In some ways it seems like we just started, and in other ways it feels like a lifetime ago. It’s just so incredible that we have customers who have been with us since the very start!”

On the menu, of course, are their wood-fired thin-crust pizzas (with vegetarian and gluten-free options available), fired up in their one-of-a-kind ovens. “Our oven was built by hand and doesn’t have a chimney like most wood-fired ovens do,” according to Laura. This allows them to cook their gourmet pizzas at 800- to 1,000-degree temperatures, which provides a unique—and delicious—product in the end; one you won’t find anywhere else.

Guests can also choose from a selection of salads, appetizers, desserts, beer and wine, as well as a variety of cool cocktails, beer and wine, perfect to enjoy outdoors on the patio overlooking the Spokane city skyline.

At the end of the day, Laura and Seth are inspired to continue the work they do each and every day because of the community they serve—their staff, the neighborhood, the lunch crowd and the evening diners. This became even more evident, as restaurants across the state and country had to close their doors earlier this year. “When the dine-in shut down first happened, we were very uncertain on how things would look with only doing takeout,” says Laura. “We have been pleasantly surprised at how the community continued to support us in our new model. We can make this work until times are normal again, and we cannot wait until we are able to serve our customers on our favorite patio with a view again.

“We set out to build relationships through this business, and those relationships continue to inspire us!”

Veraci Pizza

1333 W. Summit Pkwy

Spokane’s Kendall Yards


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