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Pizzaiolo
Pizzaiolo

Pizzaiolo

9.312 reviews
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Italian, Pizza
Ranked #11 in Oakland restaurants
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5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 652-4888
http://pizzaiolooakland.com/
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We at Pizzaiolo believe that the simple act of feeding people is at the core of what it is to be human. We focus on the ritual of taking life from the world around us and presenting it to you to ... Read more
sustain your own life. We believe that taking part in this ritual is vital and deserving of the utmost repsect to the plants and animals we choose to source and to you, our friends, family and customers. We also believe that this ritual is one that all Americans took part in until about seventy five years ago. There is nothing fancy about it, in fact its pretty much how we have all been eating for hundreds of years. In accordance with these simple ideas we have come up with a few basic rules we try to follow. Whenever we can, about 98% of the time, we buy only locally grown, organic, seasonal meat and produce. We buy from small farmers we know and love, people we eat with, drink with, and share our lives with. We buy whole animals from ranchers we know and trust: We buy organic flour, milled in Oakland by people who bring their children to Pizzaiolo for dinner. We change the menu every day to reflect the offerings of these remarkable local food purveyors in their freshest most beautiful form.

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Local from Oakland, California, USA

Pizzaiolo is a warm and wonderful Italian / California restaurant run by Charlie Hallowell, who came from Chez Panisse. The prices are accessible for the quality, with all ingredients coming from local farms and producers. The flavors and textures of the salads, pastas and entrees are impeccable and the warmth and buzz of the restaurant will make you feel you've traveled to Italy.

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Local from Emeryville, California, USA

One of the most popular restaurants in Oakland, Pizzaiolo dishes up some of the finest, most authentic pizzas in the area. The ambiance is a little bit dark and moody and they have a "no cellphones at the dining tables" rule. It's usually very crowded so reservations are recommended. Definitely worth trying to visit if you're in the area!

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San Francisco, California, USA

pizza you eat with your pinkies up. come here for fancy pants pizza and strong drinks. :) i really like it here, good eats. a tie between here and boots and shoe service for yummy pizza and drinks

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San Francisco, California, USA

Pizzaiolo is located in Temescal where you'll find this place to have delicious wood fired thin crust pizza.

What I like about Pizzaiolo is their ambiance. The place looks small from the outside, but once you are inside the restaurant...it is spacious, lively, cozy, and hip! They even have outdoor seating in the patio. Great for summer days and warm nights.

Love their thin crust pizza but can be a little pricey adding extra toppings. All in all, this place is a must try when you are in the area. Cheers

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San Francisco

Just terrific pizza's! Always ask for the bread it is phenomenal. Also, mixed drinks are top-notch.

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Los Angeles, California

Pizzaiolo, pronounced "Pizza YOLO," is charming and delicious. Everything we tried was amazeballs. Make sure to put an egg on that pizza - it takes it to another level.

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Belmont, California, USA
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You'll find a innovative menu that changes daily. Pizza toppings include proscuitto, gypsy peppers, rocket and clams. The pizzas are $15-16 and are big enough to share. Unfortunately, we weren't aware of how big the pizzas were, so everyone in our party ordered one. I got the clam pizza, which was delicious. I also tried the proscuitto with rocket pizza, housemade sausage and gypsy pepper pizza, and mushroom and bread crumb spaghetti - all very tasty. The restaurant was a great choice for our large party. Our server was friendly and food came out fairly quick. The ambiance was cozy and the moody lighting was quite sexy.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Italian, Pizza

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