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Piola

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Av. 5ta Mza. 152. LT2, Local 1, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 50
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  • 22
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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
Great Italian Food

Had dinner here twice this year and once last year when we discovered it. I initially was told this place had great pizza. Right! Traveled to New York and Chicago often so I know good pizza. Was I surprised. This place has very good pizza. And their pasta is great. All the flavors and textures came... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
dlstex
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Detroit, MI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had dinner here twice this year and once last year when we discovered it. I initially was told this place had great pizza. Right! Traveled to New York and Chicago often so I know good pizza. Was I surprised. This place has very good pizza. And their pasta is great. All the flavors and textures came together perfectly. Their Cadillac... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nice service, good food and the Internet works. The prices are a bit high. I really like the pizzas and the Italian music.

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Aurora, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

With a lot of restaurants they are inconsistent from each visit each year. Piola it is always consistent. All the pizzas are amazing. Nice atmosphere outside on the patio.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Fresh restaurant place with vegetation and bar. Cozy and casual for families. Famous by it extended options in pizzas, pasta, salads. Great cocktails and drinks. Other stuff less famous are beef, chicken and fish. Great service, always full of clients. Sr Coconut music :). Nice portions of dishes. Italian style of pizza, slim bread or optional to make it thicker.

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Tollerton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The pizzas here are simply of great quality and you can choose from an extensive menu to cater for all tastes. Nice to eat in, but equally you can take away and eat at leisure in your apartment etc. You can also have a nice cold beer while you wait ;)

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Mumbai
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Loved the food here. Its bang opposite La Semilla. The pizza and pasta which we had ordered was good and in generous servings. Only thing is the service was slow, probably because the place was very crowded. Would recommend.

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St. Albert, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have a chain in western Canada called Famoso and this pizza beats it hands down for me. This is one of the best pizzas I've had outside of Italy. My kids loved the pasta, but wanted more than the kids serving so if the kids are hungry, get them the full size. We were in Playa for 2 weeks... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Ate here with fiends. We shared a pizza which had cheese, chorizo and poblano peppers--it was called the Mexican pizza. Flavors were good, but have to say, I thought the amount of ingredients on the pizza was on the skimpy side. Prices, however, were good which might account for the minimal toppings. Cold beer and great atmosphere. Many pizza choices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. 5ta Mza. 152. LT2, Local 1, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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