Ballard Pizza Company Hits Ballard Avenue

Photo Credit to Ballard Pizza Company


SEATTLE, WA – Chef Ethan Stowell’s Ballard Pizza Company is slated to open next week in Seattle’s historic Ballard neighborhood. Located at 5107 Ballard Avenue NW, Ballard Pizza Company is the first of Stowell’s casual concepts from Grubb Brothers Productions.

The menu at Ballard Pizza Company features traditional thin crust pizza, salads, pasta, gnocchi, and specials made with the best local products and natural ingredients.  Pizza is available by the slice or whole pie and can be eaten in or taken to go. Delivery service will begin in June. Ballard Pizza Company is open daily from 11am to 11pm and until 3am on Friday and Saturday.

“The idea behind Grubb Brothers is to make fast food approachable, a good value, and delicious,” says Stowell. “Quality products and natural ingredients shouldn’t be limited to fine dining – sometimes you want to grab a pizza on the way home or need to feed the kids quickly – and that’s the niche we aim to fill with Grubb Brothers.”

A large Cheese Pizza is $15 with toppings added for $1.50 each. Toppings include: Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Prosciutto, Spicy Coppa, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Eggplant, Olives, Peppers, Red Onion, Fresh Mozzarella, Pineapple, Basil, Tomatoes, and Arugula. Pizza by the slice is $2.50 for cheese and $3 for special pizzas of the day.

The menu also includes:

Salads
Caesar ($8)
Garden greens ($7)
Italian chop ($8)

Pasta & Gnocchi
Spaghetti with anchovy, garlic, chilies ($12)
Spaghetti with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese ($11)
Potato Gnocchi with tomato sauce and mozzarella ($12)
Potato Gnocchi with Italian sausage, tomato, oregano ($12)

Specials
Italian sausage and peppers ($12)
Pork Belly Porchetta ($12)
Stromboli with the works $10 half/$18 whole

Dessert
Gelato and cookies ($5)
Ballard Pizza Company offers eight beers and two wines on tap, as well as a selection of beers, seltzers, and sodas in the bottle. The thoughtful wine list includes a selection of 30 Italian and Northwest wines with 10 available by the glass.

Jim Seath, who worked alongside Stowell at both Union and Staple & Fancy, is running the kitchen at Ballard Pizza Company. Joining Seath in the kitchen is Michael Gifford, who worked with Stowell at Union until he moved to Portland in 2007.

Ballard Pizza Company is housed in a renovated old Ballard building that features exposed brick, dark gray walls, white tiles in the open kitchen, cement floors, and a garage door that will open to the street in summer months. The banquets and tables are made from reclaimed wood. The restaurant seats about 50, and there is a standing area in the front of the room with long, tall tables suitable for grabbing a quick slice and a drink. For more information, call 206.659.6033 or visit www.ballardpizzacompany.com.


Grubb Brothers Productions is a new company from Ethan Stowell that focuses on creating “fast food redefined” restaurants. These casual spots offer diners approachable food made using the best ingredients at a great value. Grubb Brothers is a partnership with Chad Dale of evo Properties.

Written by Charles

Charles Koh founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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