Pizza Place, Donut Shop, and Coffee Shop
5008 Telegraph Ave (at 51st St), Oakland, CA 94609, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Dinner
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

We at Pizzaiolo believe that the simple act of feeding people is at the core of what it is to be human.


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    Kesten M.
    there at 8am on the weekday to get Blue Bottle coffee(2 Tips)
    Liz W.
    Homemade tonic makes the Gin & Tonic one of the best I've had.(2 Tips)
    Chefs Feed
    She loves the Wild nettles & pecorino pizza.(2 Tips)
    Tara d.
    Go to Pizzaiolo and try the wood fired pizza(2 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • homemade tonic
  • wild nettle
  • outdoor seating
  • donuts
  • coffee
  • healthy food
  • Cafe Americano
  • good for dates
  • hipster
  • whiskey
  • great value
  • lively
  • tequila
  • pasta
  • jewelry
  • breakfast food
  • gin
  • salads
  • meatballs
  • Leslie W.

    I didn't like the pizza that much (too much like naan)

    Leslie Wu · 2 weeks ago
  • Seth T.

    Roasted Potato pizza with the wood fired pizza is a combination worth stopping in!!!

    Seth Thompson · January 6
  • Frank K.

    Watched a Muhammed Ali documentary in the back outdoor area one night.

    Frank Kim · October 6, 2014
  • Roger B.

    That coffee!

    Roger Barres · September 20, 2014
  • Scott W.

    Morning coffee service is awesome... great coffee, homemade treats and a smile. Definitely not the spot if you're in a rush, though.

    Scott Wintner · September 17, 2014
  • Erica B.

    Add arugula and a farm egg to your pizza. And save room for the panna cotta!

    Erica Burnett · September 7, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Pizzaiolo as seen on Pizza Cuz Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Kim Alter, chef of Plum, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Wild nettles & pecorino pizza. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Stephanie L.

    Menu changes daily. Nothing disappoints; homemade bread is great (better than Tartine's). Can't go wrong with pizza, and drinks are well-balanced.

    Stephanie L · August 22, 2014
  • Olivia H.

    Pizza is fab. So are the drinks and desserts! Love sitting on the back patio.

    Olivia Hayward · August 12, 2014
  • Daniel M.

    Just about everything

    Daniel Markham · August 8, 2014
  • Bart D.

    Lively interior, awesome patio out the back. Very good Italian style crust, very good olive oil available as well. In the trendy Temescal

    Bart Denny · August 6, 2014
  • Sebastien S.

    Amazing dough

    Sebastien Sahuc · August 6, 2014

    They had us at Black Eyed Peas from the wood burning oven. Why didn’t our mama’s turnips taste that good growing up?

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
  • Jason J.

    Another Chez Panisse alum, this time creating Cal-politan pizzas with tender blistered crusts.

    Jason James · July 30, 2014
  • Katherine M.

    Technically not in SF, this is one of our top 3 pizzas in the bay. Opened by ex-Chez Panisse alums. Service is almost alarmingly attentive. Boot & Shoe is the sister restaurant but isn't as good.

    Katherine M. · July 16, 2014
  • Maria D.

    Four barrel and buttery pastries in the morning. Super strong cold brew. Great place to start your day.

    Maria Diaz · July 6, 2014
  • Rafi S.

    Arrive exactly when it opens to get a seat in the patio, or else sit at the bar where full menu is served. Can't go wrong with any of the pizzas or the salmon.

    Rafi Syed · June 23, 2014
  • Sas M.

    Get the pasta Arrabiata it is delicious!

    Sas Monti · March 26, 2014
  • Dayyan L.

    The Jerusalem salad is amazing!

    Dayyan Lord · January 16, 2014
  • Toby C.

    get the pizza. duh

    Toby C. · January 5, 2014
  • Dave S.

    Fourbarrel coffee in the mornings!

    Dave Schumaker · November 23, 2013
  • Xande M.

    Please, you must have bourbon and their house made tonic. Do it. I am telling you!

    Xande Macedo · October 5, 2013
  • Erin T.

    I'm a glute-tard who willingly subjects herself to inevitable pain and suffering for their pizza + pasta. It's that good. Pro tip: if you love pork, you'll want anything with guanciale in it.

    Erin Tao · September 21, 2013
  • Rebecca P.

    The gazpacho right now is off the hook

    Rebecca Pollack · September 8, 2013
  • cynthia w.

    Pizza! and buttermilk panna cotta.

    cynthia wang · August 24, 2013
  • James H.

    People are sore nice here. Some of the best service I've had in a long time. Good it's great too.

    James Hahn · July 24, 2013
  • Bryan Y.

    Wow, this place is nuts. Sand Nabs, Salmon, Beets, Sausage., Movies on the big screen. Ask for the hot sauce

    Bryan Yasko · July 4, 2013
  • Liz W.

    Homemade tonic makes the Gin & Tonic one of the best I've had. Don't miss it.

    Liz White · April 4, 2013
  • Gretchen K.

    There is a chicken coop out back.

    Gretchen Korsmo · January 27, 2013
  • Of a Kind

    Local jewelry designer, Lauren Wolf, is a big fan of this spot featuring local food (and great pizza!) Check out exclusive designs by Lauren on Don't miss out! Read more

    Of a Kind · July 27, 2012
  • Angela Y.

    Try the Buttermilk Donut - With cafe americano

    Angela Yokota · July 24, 2012
  • Adelin C.

    Everything is delicious here. Thanks to a friend's recommendation, I now get their tonic (no alcohol) with each meal for $4. Every time it's just a little bit different.

    Adelin Cai · March 16, 2012
  • D Ki K.

    Try the Donuts

    D Ki Kato · February 28, 2012
  • Rod C.

    Pizza is good but not amazing. Back room smells like wet dish rags.

    Rod C · January 21, 2012
  • Tests C.

    wi-fi network: pizzaiolo-guest wi-fi password: meatball - via

    Tests Casets · December 21, 2011
  • Leslie P.

    Perfect in the AM with house-made donuts

    Leslie Pave · November 14, 2011
  • Bob L.

    Great pizzas and pasta. Same owner as Boot and Shoe and less of a Mission District type crowd.

    Bob Lee · September 19, 2011
  • Olivia H.

    Sit at the bar and get to know the amazing, dynamic and very friendly bartenders. They are rock stars!

    Olivia Harting · September 17, 2011
  • Chris M.

    Get the whiskey beverage (but ask for Black Maple Hill bourbon).

    Chris Messina · September 4, 2011
  • Chris M.

    Get the gin and homemade tonic. Amazing.

    Chris Messina · September 4, 2011
  • Lee R.

    Great pizza the Italian way. Yummy green salad too.

    Lee R. · September 1, 2011
  • Slice Pizza Blog

    The window for the Wild Nettle and Pecorino pie is limited, but the combination of grassy nettles with salty Pecorino and creamy, buttery, almost-nutty mozzarella is killer when it's in season. Read more

    Slice Pizza Blog · August 20, 2011

    Don't skip dessert and the delicious Blue Bottle Coffee that can be served with it · August 17, 2011

    Pizzaiolo updates their menu daily before their doors open online at · August 17, 2011
  • scamper r.

    The secret: go out back! The inside is a circus, but the back is open, quiet, and warm.

    scamper robinson · July 30, 2011
  • Kevin B.

    Yeah it's a pizza place... Have the fried chicken. You won't regret it.

    Kevin Bailey · May 20, 2011
  • Amy B.

    Absolutely everything on the menu (which changes daily) is fantastic. If you're lucky enough to come on a night they have sformata, get it. Get five. And order a vodka tonic- their tonic's house-made!

    Amy Bue · April 3, 2011
  • Lee S.

    Everything was amazing but the Rigatoni with Pork Ragu is especially ridiculous!!!

    Lee Scharf · December 5, 2010
  • Ed G.

    Hot tip of the day... Lake for Mayor of Pizzaiolo.

    Ed G · November 19, 2010

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