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5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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219 reviews
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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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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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104 reviews
86 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 123Nutmeg123
Pleasant Hill, California
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

I met my son (who is attending UC Berkeley) here for dinner. While the restaurant (and food) looked absolutely great, some moron in the kitchen dumped a large quantity of what I think was hot chili flakes on one slice of my Margherita pizza. Wow, was that a nasty surprise! After consuming three to four glasses of water some of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

My son and I had dinner here and enjoyed our salad, seafood pasta dish, sausage pizza and bread pudding. This is a place that offers dishes you may not prepare at home. Everything was really good and the service staff were exceptional. It was a great way to end a very busy day!

Thank dvick_or
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

My family celebrates special occasions here and I also bring important clients here. A great vibe, incredible food, friendly service. And it's italian!

Thank Loving O
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

If your idea of a $20 pizza is a crust that is both burned and soggy at the same time, run don't walk to this place. They seem to think that by cloaking themselves in the lingo that they have mastered the skills. So they proudly talk about Naples pizza and 900 degree wood ovens....who cares if the results are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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, Wheelchair Accessible, 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 94609-2014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 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?