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Gianni's Pizza

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725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New Jersey
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bread sticks were to die for. Nice pizza didn't skimp on toppings. Nice bar. Nice prices my go to place for pizza in Monterey

Thank scottaNewJersey
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a Gianni's Special (combination) and was good. I ordered it to go and tastes better fresh (crust is a little too thick for me). Did not heat up well as a leftover. Place was packed on a rainy Friday night and no parking spaces left...had to park at the liquor store next door to pick up my pizza. Overall... More 

Thank Irmama
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I come to Monterey I have to get a pizza from Gianni's!! When you order a topping you actually get a topping!! Their pizzas are fully loaded and made fresh to order.

Thank 788sara12
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing for the very hungry people... The restaurant was more than half empty at 2:30PM and the pizza took them about half an hour to serve. The taste was ok but nothing special. Especially the bacon on the pizza de casa tasted nothing like "real bacon". The calzone was also "eatable". All in all ... Not the worst place but... More 

Thank muchmuchWien
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant back in 2007 just out of chance (this was before internet ratings for the most part) and liked the pizza. So when we were planning our trip for Sept 2016 I looked at restaurant ratings on TripAdvisor and found out that it had a good rating so we decided to revisit. Sometimes things... More 

Thank Ryland D
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner asked for a pizza to takeaway. I asked for a medium margarita and when we got home and opened it the pizza had not tomato base just cheese and slices of tomato on top. Also they put onion on the pizza as well. Who does that on a MARGARITA!! Overall not a tasty pizza.

Thank Elizabeth T
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a family owned and run joint, a favorite or families and little league teams, as well as folks picking up to go orders. I usually get a mini pizza (4 large pieces, which is plenty for me), a small caesar salad, and some out of this world raspberry gelato. Decent prices, and if you want to watch them... More 

Thank Liz C
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We got a Pepperoni Pizza to go, it was very good. From the looks of the inside it reminded me of some of the Italian restaurants from growing up in upstate NY. Red checkered table cloths, etc. Can't say much about the dining experience, but from a take out stand point. The pizza was very good. If I lived there... More 

Thank kmole4000
Monterey, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Locally owned and operated, this is an institution in Monterey. There is no better pizza in Monterey, from my personal perspective.Great value/size for the money too. Some nights you will see entire little league baseball teams in there after games. Great for kids, yet there's a bar for adults (small one, 8 stools?) on one side of the large room.... More 

Thank lizclark100
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245 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Whoa....lots of dough, which is a bummer because there is nothing better than a well balanced pizza. I prefer to have less dough and every bite is little dough, sauce, and cheese. The salad was fresh and the blue cheese dressing was nummy. I went to the bar to have a beer whilst I waited for the pie to go.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $11
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
3:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-649-1500

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