Food Porn: Ristorante Picolino’s

Housemade Ravioli. Photo by Sean D.

Regional Italian cuisine in a warm, neighborhood atmosphere.

In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Ristorante Picolinos, located in Ballard’s Sunset Hill neighborhood. The restaurant feels like an Italian country villa with a red brick exterior and iron-framed archways. The main dining room feels cozy with families happily munching on wood-fired pizzas and couples enjoying romantic meals.

Housemade Ravioli. Photo by Sean D.

To start, the complimentary focaccia with pesto is different and quite tasty. The Ricotta Gnocchi is light, perfectly cooked, and tossed in a traditional tomato sauce with mozzarella, garlic, and fresh basil. This was easily our favorite dish. The Ravioli di Maiale is a housemade ravioli stuffed with oven rosted pork belly, goat cheese, and Tuscan seasoning tossed in a parmesan cream sauce. The serving sizes are large — come hungry.

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Photos by Sean D.

The Scallopine al Vino Bianco e capperi is sauteed veal medallions finished in a white wine sauce and lemon butter. There’s a whole page of wood-fired pizzas that aren’t to be missed. There isn’t anything fancy about their pies, but they are simply and classicly made. From Margherita, to Salame, Picolinos with tomato, provolone, sausage & perpperoni, and Capricciosa with tomato, fresh mozzarella, Italian ham, mushroom & artichoke.

Lunch 11:00 am – 2:30 pm daily. Dinner is offered 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm from Tuesdays – Saturdays, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm Sundays and Mondays. Happy hour is offered 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sundays – Thursdays.

Ristorante Picolinos       |       6415 32nd Ave. N.W., Seattle     |     (206) 781 – 8000