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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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 88
    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
Most recent review
Just Seriously good Italian!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Boulwarechoir
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Carmel, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carmel, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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Oxnard, 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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Diamond Bar, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Their pizzas are quite hearty. No skimping on ingredients here! They also had a live band of old men playing which added to the environmnet

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place was a hot mess tonight. They have a back room that they don't let anyone sit in. The place was packed and people were waiting for a place to sit. Employees were seating out of order. We almost walked out.

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Northern California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Yum! Pizza is delicious and lots of room to find a place to sit. Go early, this place fills up fast. We always make a point to eat at Gianni's or at least get carry out.

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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

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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?