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5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
510-652-4888
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast with long line and difficulty to find seat

Pizza place open in the morning for breakfast and coffee. Expect large queue in the morning. They sell also their granola and their bread (stone oven fire). Design: vintage style old industrial loft, with interesting ethnic music. You might have problems finding a spot to sit. Parking on street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Fernando B
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Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had dinner here and enjoyed our salad, seafood pasta dish, sausage pizza and bread pudding. This is a place that offers dishes you may not prepare at home. Everything was really good and the service staff were exceptional. It was a great way to end a very busy day!

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Thank dvick_or
oakland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My family celebrates special occasions here and I also bring important clients here. A great vibe, incredible food, friendly service. And it's italian!

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Thank Loving O
sf
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

If your idea of a $20 pizza is a crust that is both burned and soggy at the same time, run don't walk to this place. They seem to think that by cloaking themselves in the lingo that they have mastered the skills. So they proudly talk about Naples pizza and 900 degree wood ovens....who cares if the results are... More 

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Thank sfoeuroflyer
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231 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Pizza place open in the morning for breakfast and coffee. Expect large queue in the morning. They sell also their granola and their bread (stone oven fire). Design: vintage style old industrial loft, with interesting ethnic music. You might have problems finding a spot to sit. Parking on street could be an issue. Food - breakfast: Tasty granola, awesome coffee.... More 

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Thank Fernando B
US
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196 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Service is fine. Cocktails are decent and the contorni are interesting (why do there have to be two different names for the two items with a broccoli-like vegetable??). Pizza is meh. Crust was quite soggy as it was delivered to our table, except for the burned/blistered bits around the edges. The argula we added was very good and provided most... More 

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Thank CAGreens
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Our family took us to Pizzaioli based on previous experience. It certainly was a popular place with long lines. We had reservations so were seated promptly. The service was efficient and the place has a good wine list. The salad was mediocre a and the pizza poorly prepared with little sauce or cheese, although the mozzarella seemed freshly prepared. The... More 

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Thank Drew K
Gig Harbor, Washington
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Super energetic place with amazing food, wine and friendly waitstaff. Super busy hot spot open late. Bocce ball garden in back!

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Thank JoannB1967
San Francisco
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Has anybody else noticed the naked 20.00 pizza? If you like pizza that's mostly thin crust, this is the perfect place for you. If you like lots of toppings, ample tomato sauce, or generous cheese, go to Zachary's. I wish I did.

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Oakland
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I wish there was a rating between average and very good because that's what this place earns. It is a very good place in SOME areas, but not pizza if you spent any time in NYC. A goodly selection of cold cuts (what mamma called them). And not in service but that's another discussion. Piazzaolo kind of came on the... More 

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Thank Hermesgal
Coppell, Tx
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

May sound strange, but. this "pizza" restaurant has killer breakfast buns and coffee. The barista is awesome, she really makes a great americano or espresso.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-652-4888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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