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PIOLA

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Av. 5ta Mza. 152. LT2, Local 1 | 38th Street between 5th Avenue & The Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
529848034229
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 249
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  • 55
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  • 23
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pizza & Pasta

Long list of pizza that you can find the one you prefer. The pizza crust is thin but can be more crispy for me. The pasta are good. Portion are huge for us. Small kids can definitely share a dish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This must be the best pizza available in Mexico. We visit Riviera Maya every year, and always make it a point to eat at La Piola.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Piola is one of my 14 year olds favorite place to eat in Playa. Awesome fresh pastas and pizzas. I'm a big fan of their salads. They make a fantastic basil margarita here that's famous in Playa and I love that they serve Cava by the glass. Always excellent service!

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Texcoco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Long list of pizza that you can find the one you prefer. The pizza crust is thin but can be more crispy for me. The pasta are good. Portion are huge for us. Small kids can definitely share a dish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Two words: free bruschetta! That was a lovely surprise. We came around 2:00 so it was very empty and we received excellent service. The atmosphere is great and we loved our waiter. My husband and I shared a 10 inch pizza which is plenty for two people. The pizza was good although it lacked a little flavor.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We come to Piola every visit to Playa.Food is consiatntly great. Love the thin crust pizza. The "Mexico" is so very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is by far one of the best Pizza made with fresh ingredients and baked in a wood oven giving it a very distintive flavor.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great everyday sort of food and a lovely location. Visited twice, pizza and pasta much better than meat dishes which were a bit on the rich side.

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Ogden Dunes, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Piola has a variety of pizzas. Their pizza isn't 'Americanized' though, so don't expect Pizza Hut or Domino's here. Try their Margherita pizza. It's not a heavy pizza and very tasty.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

For years now, Piola has set the standard for pizza in Playa, and arguably many other places. Both the pizza and pasta menu are huge and the Service is always great. If you like you pizza crust extra thin and crispy, and your slices with loads of flavor, you won't be sorry eating here.... And if you like a frozen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and shared 2 different 10" pizzas. One was pepperoni and Parma ham and the other pepperoni, chorizo and sausage. We both agreed the Parma Hama pizza was awesome. The ham gave it such a good flavor. The sauce had a real good flavor too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. 5ta Mza. 152. LT2, Local 1 | 38th Street between 5th Avenue & The Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 529848034229

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?