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It’s a good time to be a pizza-lover in Ballard.

This small Scandinavian-founded neighborhood tucked into the northwest corner of Seattle can boast, among its numerous lavishly-praised restaurants, three of the most highly regarded pizzerias in the city: Delancey on NW 70th, Veraci on NW Market, and Ristorante Picolinos on 32nd Avenue NW. For those seeking Neapolitan-style pies,...

Several dining experiences under one roof

Yet he must have dropped a bundle building Picolinos, the Italian restaurant he launched just as the economy tanked 18 months ago. He owns the nearly 100-year-old building that spans half a block on Ballard’s Sunset Hill. It was gutted to the bricks and, with the help of local artisans, transformed into an approximation of an Italian country villa...

A whole row of small shops became one fine-looking restaurant

There are renovations, and then there is what happened to an out-of-the-way part of Seattle’s Ballard area. A whole row of small shops became one fine-looking restaurant. Ristorante Picolinos, which celebrated its first birthday in October, is a head-turning monument to makeovers....