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“Pizzaiola gets better and better” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzaiolo

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Ranked #167 of 1,220 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tucson, AZ
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pizzaiola gets better and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This restaurant has been one of my favorites since it opened 7 years ago. The menu has broadened and they now take reservations (a huge plus). They offer a variety of Italian dishes (including pizza obviously) all with a creative touch. I love the outdoor movies on summer evenings but wish the place would be a little less noisy. Go and enjoy.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Underhill, Vermont
Level Contributor
98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very Good Pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This place has a lot of tables but there seems to always be a line. The pizza is a little pricey but the service is excellent. The ingredients are fresh. It takes a while in the evening as they have one wood fired oven. The ingredients are fresh. So if you are with some friends, make a reservation and be prepared to spend some time. Draft beer very good selection.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Photo-2_Vermont
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Southern CA
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time and money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a trending restaurant that just does not deliver. It may have when it initially opened but does not anymore. I was not pleased the first time but was willing to give it another chance and then the second time again so-so and then the third time was the listen stupid moment. Wait staff that doesn't care, kitchen staff that think it is fine to send out burned up food and management that seems like they could care less. I did not have one meal (and these are meals with small groups of friend or family) where there weren't multiple items brought to the table that should have been put in the garbage. Like a great loaf of bread but the bottom 3/4" burnt to black char. Pizza burnt on the bottom and with left over char from the previously cooked pizza. Wait staff that disappear and never come back. Leftover pizza to be boxed - like a whole pizza that never returns to your table and wait staff that can't be found. But just leave the restaurant for three minutes and go back for something you think you might have left on the table and your table is cleared, cleaned and all the staff is back? And no one recognizes that you were just there. Ooops. I'm sorry local family but I will not go back. Three fairly expensive pizza adventures that were all losers and I am done.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Redland
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
216 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Oh my!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Busy, bustling Italian-- much more than pizza! Salads and apps are yummy, bread is fab. Pizza, made in a zillion different was is delicious. Crust is perfect, toppings fresh from the farm. Service outstanding, especially in light of the crowd

Visited August 2012
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Thank T S
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nyc
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186 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Order one of everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Yummmmmmmm

So fresh, so good. You need to get a pizza but the pastas are lovely as well. The grilled squid is very tasty as well as the heirloom tomatoes with barata. There is a long line at the door but its' worth it. I like to have fun with waiters but ours was having none of that, it was fine, he was efficient. Wonderful food, cute place. Would be happy to live in the neighborhood and have this as my regular place.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank michaelrnyc
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