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Gianni's Pizza

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725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
831-649-1500
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3:30 pm - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food. no frills restaurant

We stopped here on a whim as we drove by. The restaurant itself is straightforward and no frills. We arrived a little before 11am and the place was empty but that changed quickly. By the time we left around 12:30 the place was packed. We had the Super veggie pizza, garlic bread and a cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Patel G
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the most popular restaurants on the peninsula. Great Italian food, pizza, gelato, and they have a bar. Little pricey but good. Also great for parties as they have a large room in the back.

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Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So surprised how great their pizza is. Tryed other items and they were good but I really just wanted more pizza.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped here on a whim as we drove by. The restaurant itself is straightforward and no frills. We arrived a little before 11am and the place was empty but that changed quickly. By the time we left around 12:30 the place was packed. We had the Super veggie pizza, garlic bread and a cheese pizza. Everything tasted fresh and... More 

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Carmel, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Yeah, this is about as authentic as it gets. Especially the Lasagna...yeah! Get that! Pizza Rocks, pasta rocks, and all home made pasta. Sauce is not canned...they make it fresh constantly. Garlic Breadsticks are simply yum. Great family place, prices are good. More food than you know what to do with, and don't forget the Gelato! Not fake stuff....real, creamy,... More 

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Kingsburg, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Met some family member in Monterrey and decided we wanted to each lunch. Family decided on pizza and came to this place. We ordered pizza and some drinks. Drinks were excellent (rum and diet coke with two cherries, house wine, and beer) pizza was awesome with nine people we ordered to big pizzas and still had pizza left over. Pizza... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was filling up the rental car as I unfortunately had to return home the next day and smelled the best Italian food across the street! I drove away but quickly returned as by then nothing else would suffice-I had to try it. I had a specialty pizza and was very happy with it. When I went in, the restaurant... More 

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Wien
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a good pizza. Lucky we checked the sizes before we ordered and chose small. This is still about 10 - 12 inches!

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Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoy their pizza in a casual atmosphere. A medium pizza is more than the 2 of us can eat. Gianni's is our go to pizza place!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We chose this place because of the great TA rating. Unfortunately both the antipasto and the pizza fell short. The antipasto was a generic salad with a few slices of an average salami and some thin sliced meat and cheese. We ordered extra sauce on our pie but it came out super dry. I would have given this a 2... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Gianni's never fails to deliver. A great pizza, a good atmosphere and the ability to dine with the locals. What else are you looking for?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-649-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 11
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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