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Pizzaiolo

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

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great coffee

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
KillerB33
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Coppell, Tx
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English first
Gig Harbor, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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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Coppell, Tx
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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tucson, az
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Went here with son per his emphatic suggestion as The Place to Eat. He was right. Inspired combinations, nice wine list. We had reservations and were seated right away on a Saturday. Nice! Lots of families, young couples, buddies. Great vibe. I'll be back!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Pizzaiolo in Oakland - this is another restaurant adapted the Farm-to-Table trend in the Temescal neighborhood. Very fresh ingredients, the duck breast was juicy and tender in every bite. The texture of Rigatoni was perfect, however the sauce was on the spicy side. Fried Rockfish was interesting on the menu of an Italian restaurant, crispy outside and tender inside except... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is one of the best places in the Bay Area. Superb pizza, great service. A must go. Even if you are staying in SF, Oakland and this place is worth the visit.

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Monterey, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I went there April 17 since we were "in the city" for a concert. We were the first in line for drop ins. We had been last fall and had an excellent experience. Great food, and service and the back patio on a warm summer night can't be beat! What a difference this time. The salad with... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We love Pizzaiolo- have never had a bad experience. Cocktails are excellent, meatballs, salads and pasta always great, and of course delicious pizza! Fun, happening ambience and great music, too. Sister restaurant Boot & Shoe also recommended (try it for a lazy Saturday brunch).

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Orinda, California
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Calling it a pizza place is totally not correct. So much more. We eat here often. The place is dark (and probably avoid really hot nights as little air handling capacity) yet very happy, and the pizza is only part of the food experience. We also enjoy the eclectic selection of music playing as it is almost surely employee shared... More 

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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 to 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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?