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5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
+1 510-652-4888
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Zephyr Cove, Nevada
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, tonight we researched a restaurant in a guide called "TOP 100 Restaurants 2016" a publication of a San Francisco newspaper. Since we are in Oakland, CA we chose this restaurant. The food looked good in the ad. We arrived at 5:15 and the restaurant part was deserted. The bar had a bunch of guys drinking. I went to the... More 

Thank Peter G
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go for breakfast and have a coffee before starting your day, visit this place with my wife, because it's her favorite place and my first experience was good I came back again and I liked it more, the cafe is very good and the Bread they prepare is amazing, I will definitely be back soon... More 

Thank Estuardo C
Stuart, Florida
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Very good pizza. Excellent waitress. Good wine selection. A little pricey, but worth it. Location a tad dicey but not as bad as some areas of Oakland.

Thank Susan P
Oakland, California
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471 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This place is considered one of Oakland's best restaurants and it is extremely popular, lines out the door. The food is very good..we had pasta and salads. Very high quality. But beware, they get away with high prices and the portions are modest. Very noisy and hip.

Thank Thomas V
Thessaloniki, Greece
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227 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Average place (I do not understand why it is so crowded) with very expensive prices for no obvious reason. We tried the amatriciana which was ridiculously small and more spicy than it should. On the other hand the pizzas were ok in size but totally indifferent in taste. The salmon on fig leaves was very nice but all in all... More 

Thank vageliskos
Media, Pennsylvania
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214 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Left the As game early and Googled "best pizza in Oakland." They weren't kidding! Pizzaiolo was packed at 9PM. The food was terrific. We had the broccoli along with the margherita pizza and a sausage pizza. Dessert was the olive oil cake and a strawberry ice cream with sugared pistacios. Service was friendly and swift. Very good wine selection and... More 

Thank Heather S
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The pizzas and other appetizers and entrees are all good here--it's hard to miss. Also an interesting wine list, and lovely desserts. Service while friendly can be a bit scattered, and the cost adds up, especially if you want to share a few starters.

Thank Jennie S
Santa Maria, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited Pizzaiolo on a Tuesday night and found it the spot to be on a weeknight. Katie was our server and she was awesome. She was knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant's policies. But more importantly, she ensured that the food was delivered seamlessly and timed so that we could enjoy the experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the chicken... More 

Thank 355DonaldB
Berkeley, California
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

Pizzaiolo makes delicious breakfast breads and pastries to go with their carefully brewed coffees. They also serve frittatas and other egg dishes that always please. Because of the care the staff puts into preparation, service can be slow. Yet, I do appreciate the earnest attention to the taste and look of the food that is served. The dining experience itself... More 

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Oakland, California
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Pizza is excellent. Salads are expertly prepared. Staff attitude (especially front) is unbelievably rude. Actually the only nice person was the one pouring water for us. Drinks are creative and average price ($12 for a negroni) Would have given the restaurant a much better rating but...

Thank Marilyn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-652-4888

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