The new pizza on the block

After we referred to the forthcoming, long-in-the-works Giannoni’s Pizzeria at Westwood Village as “mysterious” one too many times, their owners surfaced in our inbox and shared some details about what they’ll be doing when they open (south side of WV, next to Sally’s Beauty Supply). And they confirmed, they’re not a chain! Click ahead to read their full e-mail:

We are hoping for mid-June as we are just beginning our interior build-out. The mall has been wonderful to work with and allowed us in while exterior work is still going, in order to accommodate our hopes to open before school is out, given the high population of schools in our walking vicinity. We think the kids will be a big audience for us. As far as delivery goes, we have been frustrated as well that Pagliacci’s would never come over to “our side” of 35th so of course we will service the southeast side of West Seattle for sure, if not all of it, with the waterfront, Fauntleroy and Arbor Heights areas included as well. We likely won’t be able to start this until fall since we have a lot going on right now, as you can imagine.

Our goal is to offer “real” pizza – not pre-made or pre-packaged dough and sauce like the corporate chain varieties. We are trying to do all of it on a tight budget with mostly money left to us as an inheritance – hence, the family name, “Giannoni”. So, when we open we will just do a sort of soft opening, with the minimum of what we will need to start serving great pizza, salads and perhaps a gelato treat – with the promise of more to come.

17 Replies to "The new pizza on the block"

  • Cruiser May 1, 2007 (11:15 am)

    Nothing like an original ides for a restaurant then. Pizza places the new condo complex??

  • eric May 1, 2007 (4:52 pm)

    hey…. give the guy a break. Everyone needs good pizza!

  • Kings May 1, 2007 (5:04 pm)

    I hope it’s better than Garlic Jim’s – that place was a big disappointment.

  • Cruiser May 1, 2007 (5:15 pm)


    You mean everybody needs good dead cow….so where do we go for steak then?? Any recommendations?

  • Patrick May 1, 2007 (6:37 pm)

    Is there a really good burger joint in West Seattle? I am thinking of something like Red Mill.

  • Oliver May 1, 2007 (6:58 pm)

    Jak’s can’t be beat for a good steak and they don’t nickel and dime you for sides. Jak’s also has a fantastic burger. Elliott Bay is pretty good for a burger, too and their beer is event better.

  • Andy May 1, 2007 (8:00 pm)

    We totally need a RedMill! And Vivace Coffee! And the Belgium French Fry place on Cap Hill near Neumos. And for the Majestic Bay owners to buy the Admiral Theater and get first-run titles showing…

  • Jan May 1, 2007 (11:22 pm)

    Oliver, I couldn’t agree more…great beer…good burgers at Elliot Bay…and now a second location in Burien for those south of us…

  • WSB May 2, 2007 (12:45 am)

    We like the burgers at Easy Street but are still pining for a decent fast-food burger (Fatburger, Carl’s Jr., both of which creep ever closer) in WS. It’s just nuts we only have McD’s and JitB from which to choose, on that front.

  • Melissa May 2, 2007 (7:36 am)

    Oh and don’t forget the delicious, drippy burgers at Circa and the fabulous steak. And they come from formerly happy cows, not factory farms, for them that care about that sort of thing.

  • K May 2, 2007 (9:42 am)

    I second EVERYTHING Andy wrote!

  • trace May 2, 2007 (11:34 am)

    I’ve talked to the owner of Red Mill to try and convince them they’d clean up in West Seattle. We need a good “kinda fast food” burger! He did say we’d be on the short list IF they were looking to grow–which he indicated they aren’t. At the time I was encouraging them to open in the former Skipper’s where Uptown is now…but they didn’t think it had enough parking. (??!!)

  • Westseattlite May 2, 2007 (12:09 pm)

    Not like any of the OTHER locations have good parking. How about that one that shares a site with Starbucks? It’s a BEAR to get parking there.

  • Bill May 2, 2007 (1:42 pm)

    Circa burgers are the best in WS. But a Luna Park burger with fries and shake is very good. I agree with Andy too….a Vivace would be nice!

  • scott May 2, 2007 (5:06 pm)

    Anyone tried the burgers at Rocksport? I thought they were pretty good

  • Lisa Brody May 27, 2008 (7:01 pm)

    Can anyone post a tel# for Giananni’s Pizza? Can’t find them anywhere on the web.


  • WSB May 27, 2008 (7:14 pm)

    It’s Giannoni’s.
    (206) 935-1800

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