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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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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 29
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  • 11
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  • 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:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Oklahoma City
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My 21 year old daughter and I wanted a local pizza place while we were in Monterrey for her Spring Break. Boy, did we find the best place for pizza! It is a nice walk from the pier and very safe. You order at the counter, then seat yourself so there is no need to tip, which was also a... More 

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Moraga, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Fantastic pizza place and family friendly! The Caesar salad wasn't very good. They have beautiful homemade bread sticks. I didn't try the gelato because it looked like it had all melted earlier.

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Truckee, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I always go to Gianni's when in Monterey. The pizza is wonderful. They offer salads, wine, beer, gelato, and more. Its a casual atmosphere perfect for a day in from the beach.

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Monterey, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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

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