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

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
    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
As good as we remembered!

We went here a few years ago and always remember how much we liked it, so much so, that when we vacationed in Santa Cruz, we made the 45 minute trek to Monterey to eat here for lunch. We have only eaten the pizza: great dough, perfect sauce, fresh toppings. Most importantly, nicely cooked: not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
benandsophiesmom
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Rohnert Park, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised at how good their pizza was. Tasty tomato sauce, plenty of cheese, a great crust that was crisp on the bottom. Obviously pizzas vary dramatically in style and taste, but for us this pie was outstanding in its genre. Even great warmed up next day. Pleasant atmosphere with a full bar, and gelato for desert. Ideal... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went here a few years ago and always remember how much we liked it, so much so, that when we vacationed in Santa Cruz, we made the 45 minute trek to Monterey to eat here for lunch. We have only eaten the pizza: great dough, perfect sauce, fresh toppings. Most importantly, nicely cooked: not overcooked and not soggy. Just... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Gianni's has the best pizza in town. We stopped there three times while on vacation. You can get a pizza with anything you want on it. It is made fresh in front of you. They are open late for the night owls. You can walk up and order a pizza and wait or there is plenty of room for seating.

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food, decent prices, and lots of people. Gianni's Pizza is a good spot for gourmet pizza and hanging out with the family. Older or younger doesn't matter. They have a bar too! Who said you can't have family fun with a few drinks and good food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped here on the recommendation of a friend and we're not disappointed. We shared a pizza and an order of spaghetti with meat sauce! Delicious! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a wonderful time with my family. Comfortable and charming. The pizza is very good. They give you a number and pizza is delivered to your table. Went on a Monday night and the place was packed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The boys wanted pizza while in Monterey so we went to Gianni's. Big pizza, excellent service! The mozzarella cheese sticks are very good and you have the option of making your own pizza. The gelato is out of this world!!! Save some room!

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Monterey, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

For some reason, I end up going there Friday or Saturday evening when the place is filled with a ton of families fresh out of baseball or soccer or whatever the sports in season. And it gets loud. With a lot of happy noise. Given the open layout, it's a happy noisy Italian joint. The kind we have been losing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Wonderful delushes cranch pizza Very recomended The cheese sticks great Good servis Price deasant for minterey!!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great ambiance for family diner!! The food is good not too expensive but the ambiance IS outstanding!!! Highly recommend for family diner

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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?