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“I love the pizza” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzaiolo

Pizzaiolo
5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
510-652-4888
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Ranked #72 of 1,064 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Richmond, CA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“I love the pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

They do a really great job of making great pizza and specialty drinks. They get really busy, so definitely make a reservation. The staff is always very nice. I would go more often, but they can be a little pricey.

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Tucson, AZ
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
“Pizzaiola gets better and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This restaurant has been one of my favorites since it opened 7 years ago. The menu has broadened and they now take reservations (a huge plus). They offer a variety of Italian dishes (including pizza obviously) all with a creative touch. I love the outdoor movies on summer evenings but wish the place would be a little less noisy. Go and enjoy.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Underhill, Vermont
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very Good Pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This place has a lot of tables but there seems to always be a line. The pizza is a little pricey but the service is excellent. The ingredients are fresh. It takes a while in the evening as they have one wood fired oven. The ingredients are fresh. So if you are with some friends, make a reservation and be prepared to spend some time. Draft beer very good selection.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southern CA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time and money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a trending restaurant that just does not deliver. It may have when it initially opened but does not anymore. I was not pleased the first time but was willing to give it another chance and then the second time again so-so and then the third time was the listen stupid moment. Wait staff that doesn't care, kitchen staff that think it is fine to send out burned up food and management that seems like they could care less. I did not have one meal (and these are meals with small groups of friend or family) where there weren't multiple items brought to the table that should have been put in the garbage. Like a great loaf of bread but the bottom 3/4" burnt to black char. Pizza burnt on the bottom and with left over char from the previously cooked pizza. Wait staff that disappear and never come back. Leftover pizza to be boxed - like a whole pizza that never returns to your table and wait staff that can't be found. But just leave the restaurant for three minutes and go back for something you think you might have left on the table and your table is cleared, cleaned and all the staff is back? And no one recognizes that you were just there. Ooops. I'm sorry local family but I will not go back. Three fairly expensive pizza adventures that were all losers and I am done.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
38 helpful votes 38 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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