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Gianni's Pizza

725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
831-649-1500
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Ranked #56 of 257 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $11
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited in August, and I can't fault the food. It's simple eating, you order at the counter, take a number and choose a seat, but the food is very impressive, and cheap too.

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Monterey, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Totally non-chain. And, not big on the exotic modern-Calif. toppings. Good honest robust Italian-American pizza. Nice place to take a group. Lots of life for a night out. Great deserts.

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Hercules, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Somebody suggested pizza for lunch, and I'd seen this place in the local magazine as "the most awarded" pizza place. Plus the reviews sounded good. The negative is the first impression. The order taker obviously was there to take orders, and wasn't going to bother to smile or be friendly (mentioned in other reviews). But, THAT was the only bad... More

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Racine
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our table ordered three appetizers, breadsticks, wings and mozzarella sticks. If I was the complaining type, I'd have sent all three back. The breadsticks were dried out and hard. The wings appeared to be microwaved and the mozzarella sticks were out of a bag. Horrible. Luckily, the pizza was very good, HOWEVER, if you're in the restaurant business in Monterey,... More

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Mountain States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was a quick walk (a few blocks) from our hotel to this place. We had heard about it on trip advisor and based on the reviews, we wanted to try it out. You order at the counter and it is hectic. I can't remember what day we went but it was really crowded and loud. The pizza was great!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Enjoyed our family pizza dinner at Gianni's. Tasty food, busy / buzzing atmosphere. Liked the accordion player too (Friday evening entertainment) ! No table service here - order at the front counter. Quick service though. Would definitely re-visit if in Monterey again.

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Livingston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After a failed attempt of finding Pizza in Monterey we drove by Gianni's and wife said stop. It was lunch time on Saturdsy. Stepped up to counter and ordered a small (14") thin crust Hawaiian Pizza. Cook time would be 15 mins. Ate one of their garlic & cheese bread sticks ($0.75) while waiting. It was so-so. The pizza was... More

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Boston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went to Gianni's last night with 7 adults and 5 kids. We got there at 6pm, figuring that would be a better time to get seats as they don't take reservations. We were wrong. The place was hopping! We had never been there but were absolutely pleasantly surprised by the delicious pizza. Once we sought out a table (you... More

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bay area, ca
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Whenever we visit the Monterey area, we come here. It's a nice family restaurant and great if you have kids.. You order at the counter, grab your drinks and number and they deliver your food to you. The crust is thick and doughy (which I like a lot). Their breadsticks are also yummy and a good size. You can easily... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm not really into pizza restaurants - but because my son had eaten here one time prior to my visit, and wanted me to try it .. I agreed, and was completely impressed! I didn't intend to eat any pizza, as there are so many other items on the menu to choose from, and because I'm not really into pizza.... More

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