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Gioia Pizzeria

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1586 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707-2732
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Berkeley, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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290 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Hartford, Connecticut
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Gioia has the best cheap, by-the-slice, thin crust pizza in Berkeley. There is better pizza, but it's in a high end restaurant (Pizzaiolo), Californian (Cheese Board), or something else. The spinach and garlic was very good, and the plain cheese is reliable. The crust is a bit on the thin side and not chewy enough. The tomato sauce is fresh... More 

Thank shirleyotis
Olympia, Washington
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169 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Wednesday night is Pizza night for our family. This year Christmas Eve was Wednesday night. Zachary's, our usual choice while visiting Berkeley, was closed. Thankfully Gioia had a couple of guys working hard to satisfy people like us looking for our favorite food. This is a tiny establishment with a counter to order and pay, a cooking area in the... More 

Thank schota1
Sacramento, California, United States
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Gioia is a NY-style, by-the-slice pizzeria located in north Berkeley on a block that almost feels like a corner of Greenwich Village. The tiny cafe, opened in 2004 by a couple from Brooklyn, has a display case with pizzas ready to go, seating for only 7 inside (facing the wall) and a sidewalk bench out front. It's an excellent choice... More 

Thank John H
Point Richmond, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Enjoyed the variety and quality of ingredients. Another purveyor of fine Pizza in Berkeley. The Julian with crispy kale, sausage, and loads of garlic is my favorite.

Thank NorCalBill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
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: 510-528-4692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?