Bite of the Palouse: Sella’s Super Solid Selection

Pizza, Calzone, Coloring oh my!



The Thai-Pie is my go-to pick every time no matter the occasion

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist

While I am the lighthouse of objectivity and good taste when it comes to food, I am always up for suggestions from readers. I like a good burger and fries as much as the next broke college student, and 3 a.m. Taco Bell really scratches that itch, but sometimes I am in the mood for one thing and one thing only. 


More specifically the pizza and calzone that are made at Sella’s Pizza and Calzones. Located right across the street from the Stephenson Dorm complex and near Zoe Coffee and Kitchen, this restaurant is within easy walking distance from campus. For those not locked down in a dorm, there is a fair amount of parking stretching around the lot. 

This local spot is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 8 o.m., though on the weekends it is open one hour later. This means you can satisfy that pizza craving any day of the week, but you should not procrastinate until you have the late-night munchies because you may be greeted by a locked door. 

If you are looking for something to do with your friends this weekend, take a big group down and order a full variety of pizzas so that you can try all of them. On this particular outing, I ordered one of my favorites, the Thai-Pie. With only a small wait time, my pizza and the rest of my party’s came out in short order.

The service at the restaurant is top-notch, and the atmosphere presents itself as a more laid-back style of restaurant. While you do have a nice sit-down experience, you walk up to the counter to order where the staff is helpful and friendly, which is important when you are choosing due to the wide variety of menu items. 

There are a handful of pizzas and calzones that are predesigned, enough variety that I do not think you could go wrong choosing based on description alone. If none of those appeal to you, the option is always open to building your own creation to make it exactly to your specifications. Sizes include a nine-inch, 12-inch and fifteen-inch.  

For those not so inclined to pizza or calzones, there are a few other options such as pasta or salad (though pizza and calzones are literally in the name so I am not sure what kind of food you were expecting.) For those who are 21 and above there is a solid selection of beers that compliment your meal very well. 

If you are worried it is all options without any taste to back it up, fear not, Sella’s has both in good supply. Not only are the serving sizes quite large, but you will find yourself digging into your meal, leaving only a small amount for leftovers. 

Maybe a controversial opinion, but I like the leftovers just as much as the main meal. 

So that was the good news, now I need to give you the bad. While Sella’s is delicious and has a cheery little restaurant environment it is not cheap. Now it is not as bad as some restaurants and after ordering the third Domino’s pizza, it starts to rack up, but this is not a daily food. 

To put it into perspective the Thai-Pie is $16 for a nine-inch pizza. Not a terrible price by any stretch of the imagination, but certainly keeps me from returning time after time. This, of course, is easily mitigated by sharing a pizza with your friends and getting a larger size.

Though make sure to discuss what you want beforehand, I do not want to be responsible for any roommate disputes. 

With good food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere, Sella’s is a hallmark of the Pullman food scene and my go-to joint whenever I am craving a calzone. If that dining food pizza is not tasting great after the 100th slice then Sella’s is the cure. 

Grab some friends, grab a car or your walking shoes and make your way down to Sella’s Pizza and Calzone today. 

If you know of some food spots that I have not tried yet that you are just dying to brag about to your friends, email [email protected] to let me know!