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“Oh my!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzaiolo

Pizzaiolo
5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
510-652-4888
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Ranked #109 of 998 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Charleston, South Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Oh my!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Busy, bustling Italian-- much more than pizza! Salads and apps are yummy, bread is fab. Pizza, made in a zillion different was is delicious. Crust is perfect, toppings fresh from the farm. Service outstanding, especially in light of the crowd

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
nyc
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147 reviews 147 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Order one of everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Yummmmmmmm

So fresh, so good. You need to get a pizza but the pastas are lovely as well. The grilled squid is very tasty as well as the heirloom tomatoes with barata. There is a long line at the door but its' worth it. I like to have fun with waiters but ours was having none of that, it was fine, he was efficient. Wonderful food, cute place. Would be happy to live in the neighborhood and have this as my regular place.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco Bay Area
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Pizzaiolo Oakland - Neapolitan style pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Pizzaiolo is right up there with the best italian food and neapolitan pizza places in San Francisco and New York. Actually, of all of the places I've had real pizza napoletana, Pizzaiolo is the best.

Besides pies, Pizzaiolo features pastas, main courses, and appetizers made with local, fresh ingredients like squash blossoms, farmstead cheeses, broccolini, just picked tomatoes... even fresh caught squid, farm fresh eggs, and locally caught and cured anchovies. If you're into eating what's local and available, the menu at Pizzaiolo will not disappoint.

The wine list is impressive and the staff has excellent knowledge of wine and food pairings. The fruity Sangiovese recommended to me was the perfect amount of fruit to bring out the delicious flavors of the potato, pancetta, and rosemary pizza I chose for dinner.

On Wednesday nights during the summer, Pizzaiolo projects a movie on the back wall of their patio. The concession stand that they set up for the event features house made meatball sandwiches among other delights to please even the pickiest of children... and children are always welcome at Pizzaiolo!

A lot of people visit the San Francisco Bay Area and miss out on the excellent restaurants across the bay from San Francisco in Oakland. Don't be afraid to branch out and explore all of the great places that the East Bay has to offer - Pizzaiolo included!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Always a great experience - great food, great service, fun crowd, great design (if you like industrial). Definitely worth a trip to try the pizzas - unbeatable.

Visited April 2012
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in the USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I've been lucky enough to visit my daughter often in Berkeley while she worked on a PhD. and after a while we stopped going to any other restaurant because no one does it so well with blending seasonal ingredients with respect for all of the individual flavors. The food is very reasonably priced for quality this good. Save room for dessert, and you would do well to come back the next morning, too, for a delicious frittata made from the dinner leftovers and an amazing homemade pastry.

Visited May 2012
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