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5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
805-684-8288
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Decent NY Style Pizza

Good crust cooked to perfection - light and airy with an exterior crunch! Sauce tastes homemade. Decent amount of toppings with great coverage. A bit too cheesy for my taste but it's totally worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rebecca C
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Putney, Vermont
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Putney, Vermont
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good crust cooked to perfection - light and airy with an exterior crunch! Sauce tastes homemade. Decent amount of toppings with great coverage. A bit too cheesy for my taste but it's totally worth it!

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Thank Rebecca C
Long Beach, CA
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

So 10 or so years ago my brother stopped here on our way home from Carmel. He ordered their turkey breast sandwich and sausage pizza. My mouth is watering right now. The bread they use, or rather the bun they use is lighter than air. They marinate tomatoes, red onions, romaine in their Italian vinegarette and put that in the... More 

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Thank Chloemoey
White Rock
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

First of all let me warn you; this is a take-out restaurant. Yes, there is a sitting area, but you order your food at a counter, you pour your own drink, and you go up to get your food and bring it to your table. There are no servers, and no service beyond the counter. You will be hard-pressed to... More 

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Thank louiesowner
Pomona, California, United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for a casual dinner. We wanted pasta which they offered. I had ravioli with marinara sauce and my wife had lasagna. Both were happy with our meals. Nothing fancy, but enjoyable. Seems like a favorite for locals, most ordering to go orders. Most people seemed to be ordering pizza, which we will try on... More 

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Thank Jerry P
Claremont, California, United States
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have eaten here for the last 5 years with a large group of kids participating in the Avon Breast Cancer walk. They are always able to accommodate our group of 20. The pizza , salad and wings are a hit with this crowd. There has often been a small band playing on the patio. The prices are very reasonable.

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Thank Diana H
Oxnard, California
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170 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Theirs a small arcade there. Parking was easy to find. Menu kinda basic. Dining area inside is outdated, but the patio was nicer. I ordered and antipasto salad and it was big and delicious! Also the pizza was good, w a lot of cheese! Ordered a beer. Service was decent. Would definitely go back!

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Thank oneeddy1
Camarillo, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This by far is the worst pizza ever. Doughy bread not cooked well. Way too much cheese and the crust doesn't hold up. Not too mention the staff does not use plastic gloves to fill your bowls of salad. Did I mention the tables are dirty. Enjoy your meal

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Thank Andrew S
Carpinteria, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There are two main camps in the pizza arena, Rusty's and Giovanni's. Most often we end up with Giovanni's. It's tasty, usually quite quick and about the same price as Rusty's but we feel you get better quality cheese and we find the sauce a little tastier, although both places are good.

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Thank tlarvenz
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good food, nothing fancy. The portions are large, so beware of over ordering!! We loved the Cesar salad! Good family place, but also makes it loud if you are solo, are looking for a quiet spot.

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Thank YogaMonsterT
Laramie, Wyoming
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Only 2 bocks from hotel and recommended by hotel staff. Ordered cheese/garlic bread; meat lovers pizza; white chicken pizza; vegetarian pizza; and a sausage & cheese pizza. Picked it up and brought back to room. Found their menu on line as well as a $2.00 off coupon which I told them about upon ordering and they honored. All their 7"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-8288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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