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Gioia Pizzeria

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1586 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707-2732
+1 510-528-4692
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Albany, California
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great slices - mushroom (funghi) and sausage are my favorites. Some fun combos as well, such as the Julian - proscuitto cotta, red onion, chili flakes & mozzarella or the Butternut Squash with gorgonzola and gremolata. Pies can be unevenly prepared with a lot of sausage on one piece, very little on another. And some pieces can have fairly large... More 

Thank russandmarti
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

East coast transplant here, so glad I found this pizza place (they sell slices or pies) that is truly NYC-style (thin, floppy slices perfect for folding) but with Berkeley toppings (fresh, high quality produce) like plenty of earthy, fresh mushrooms piled on the Funghi, or kale or broccoli, all straight from the farmers market! Slices from giant 18" pies are... More 

Thank JenTravels2014
Berkeley, CA
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Is it good that such delicious pizza is within two miles of my home? Yes and no - for the obvious reasons. Which are our favorites - anchovy and hot pepper? mushroom? There are so many. Few choices, just a counter to eat in and not cheap pizza - but they do it so well! And it's in a cute... More 

Thank tgnorcal
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

A great local place with fresh ingredients but our pepperoni pizza was too salty. Would go again and get vegetarian next time, the choices looked great!

Thank X8723YLmichaelo
Berkeley, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Though it is possible to perch at the counter and eat their pizza, almost everyone who comes here walks off with a pie or ambles away munching on a slice. This is the block with a fish store, horticultural nursery, and produce market that are world class and tiny Gioia fits right in. Quality never varies and the outer crust,... More 

Thank Tom L
Saint Helens, Oregon
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Have been to Gioia twice and both times the food was fabulous. Wonderful heirloom tomato and green been appetizer and wonderful Julian Pizza. Cute little place on Polk Street. Extremely busy so get a reservation. I used their website and Open Table worked great.

Thank LynnB1049
Berkeley, California
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Summary based on several take out orders: --good product with departures from what you'll find at Cheeseboard, Sliver, or Zachary's, so great if you're looking for something new --ok prices --service can be overwhelmed and slow --ok street parking Best to call ahead for whole pies for take out.

Thank Richard H
Sugar Land, Texas
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Went to a local farmer market to buy some fruits and vegetable. Wonder up and down the street, we ran into a local pizza joint. The place seem crowded during our visit, the line moved fast, the server seem nice. A bit crowd place to eat in - bar counter top style sitting........would be tough for a party more than... More 

Thank Eindhovenha
Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in the petite and lovely corridor on Hopkins in North Berkeley is unassuming but amazing pizza shop. They rotate their pizza offerings by the slice often but the quality never suffers. Like Cheeseboard, but without the wait!

Thank Jose O
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349 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We go out of our way to get the whole Mushroom Pizza and take home. This pizza--and the thin tasty crust rivals--NY pizzas. Other selections are very good, but don't miss out on the Mushroom Pizza!

Thank albebuc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1586 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707-2732
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-528-4692

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