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Gianni's Pizza

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725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
+1 831-649-1500
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 15:30 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

I would not expect to get great pizza in this part of the country. Gianni's is good, but nothing exceptional. Came here for a quick lunch upon arriving in Montery. A short walk from the Monterey Hotel & Spa. Run down on the outside, not bad atmosphere, plenty of seating. Order at counter, then your food is brought to your... More 

Thank finstre
Monterey, California
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Have eaten Gianni's pizza many times, but was inspired by a visitor from Europe who wanted gluten-free pizza to try the gluten-free. It was just as delicious as the other pizzas. They have great topping choices if you want them to build one to your specifications.

Thank kathanselmann
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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837 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Great family place. Good selection of beers. Not gray wine selection. Pizza is good but way too much crust. Gets very very crowded at dinner around 6. Go early or late.

Thank tfizzle
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177 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Second visit love this place. Great gluten free pizzas and regular pizzas. Great salads and super helpful staff. Will definitely be back when we visit Monterey again.

Thank LodiDazzles
Red Bluff, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We called in our take-out order, based on their online menu. However, their prices are WAAAAAAAAAAY out of date. An order we expected to be approximately $35 was over $50. The guy explained that those were the prices on the Google Maps menu and they tried and tried to get them to change it, but we had also gone to... More 

Thank MrsTRobertson
Oslo, Norway
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Front desk og hotel recommended Gianni's and we were not disappointed. Had take.out of the X-large Gianni's special. Tasty combination of ingredients, great pizza crust. Recommend. A bit pricey but it's Monterey after all.

Thank europaman
Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Stumbled across this wonderful pizza place while on vacay. The pizza and breadsticks are too die for! Ambiance is great - kind of old fashioned Italian family restaurant vibe. Busy place but service was still pretty good. My mouth is watering just remembering the food! Heartily recommend!

Thank bootsysmom
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

My wife and I stopped here last Tuesday night. You would have thought it was Friday night. The place was packed. We ordered a medium Gianni 's special. Excellent. Fresh ingredients and lots of them. Great crust flakey and tasty. The sauce was ok. Good price good food.

Thank Drdreno
Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Heard good things from locals - busy place, you order then find a table,not too challenging on our visit, a Wednesay night - red and white table cloths, excellent ingredients on the pizza, cute bar, good Caesar salad - not sure what to say about service or lack thereof - ordered the salad when we ordered pizza, and had to... More 

Thank ciaolele
Seaside, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The pizza is excellent and the staff is great. Unfortunately the pizza is excellent and the staff is great. I have only been there on Saturday nights but it is always very busy, so you may end up walking around with your finished pizza looking for a seat. I'm still debating about having the accordion player standing directly behind me.... More 

Thank terryg224

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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
US$11 - US$11
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:30 - 10:00
15:30 - 10:00
15:30 - 10:00
15:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-1500

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