People tend to check in during these times:
Stop in before noon Monday - Saturday and enjoy their donuts and coffee. Make sure you bring cash....
Go to Pizzaiolo and try the wood fired pizza
The secret: go out back! The inside is a circus, but the back is open, quiet, and warm.
Get there at 8am on the weekday to get Blue Bottle coffee, killer pastries, and free Wi-Fi. Nice break from the office.
Get the whiskey beverage (but ask for Black Maple Hill bourbon).
best tripe I have ever had. Tomato sauce and gorgonzola in a carzuela....soooo goood...
People are sore nice here. Some of the best service I've had in a long time. Good it's great too.
Homemade tonic makes the Gin & Tonic one of the best I've had. Don't miss it.
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.
Sit at the bar and get to know the amazing, dynamic and very friendly bartenders. They are rock stars!
Great pizza the Italian way. Yummy green salad too.
Yeah it's a pizza place... Have the fried chicken. You won't regret it.
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!
Everything was amazing but the Rigatoni with Pork Ragu is especially ridiculous!!!
Hot tip of the day... Lake for Mayor of Pizzaiolo.
get the meatballs, if available.
Get the pasta Arrabiata it is delicious!
The Jerusalem salad is amazing!
get the pizza. duh
Fourbarrel coffee in the mornings!
Please, you must have bourbon and their house made tonic. Do it. I am telling you!
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.
The gazpacho right now is off the hook
Pizza! and buttermilk panna cotta.
Wow, this place is nuts. Sand Nabs, Salmon, Beets, Sausage., Movies on the big screen. Ask for the hot sauce
Leave every notion you've ever had about what toast can be at the door. Best toast ever. Butter and Meyer lemon jam makes it even more amazing.
There is a chicken coop out back.
Try the Buttermilk Donut - With cafe americano (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Donuts (via @Foodspotting)
Pizza is good but not amazing. Back room smells like wet dish rags.
Perfect in the AM with house-made donuts
Great pizzas and pasta. Same owner as Boot and Shoe and less of a Mission District type crowd.
Get the gin and homemade tonic. Amazing.
Don't skip dessert and the delicious Blue Bottle Coffee that can be served with it
Pizzaiolo updates their menu daily before their doors open online at pizzaiolooakland.com
had the meatballs AND oven roasted calamari last night...so freakin' good...
new Orleans buck- so good
Mange on the woodfired pizza with nettles and tequila based cocktails along w/ East Bay hipsters and foodies. So far my experience tells me that anything on the menu is a "go."
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