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Pizzaiolo

Pizza Place, Donut Shop, and Coffee Shop · Temescal
5008 Telegraph Ave (at 51st St), Oakland, CA 94609, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–10:30 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

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

9.2/10

Based on 247 votes

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    Liz W.
    "Homemade tonic makes the Gin & Tonic one of the best I've had."(2 Tips)
    Ashley M.
    "Get the gin and tonic and pizza with nettles or chanterelles."(2 Tips)
    Kesten M.
    "there at 8am on the weekday to get Blue Bottle coffee"(2 Tips)
    Chefs Feed
    "She loves the Wild nettles & pecorino pizza."(2 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • good for dates
  • homemade tonic
  • coffee
  • wild nettle
  • healthy food
  • outdoor seating
  • authentic
  • lively
  • cozy
  • donuts
  • hipster
  • gin & tonics
  • locally sourced food
  • whiskey
  • rigatoni
  • great value
  • vegetarian food
  • cheese croissants
  • morning buns
  • John W.
    If you like to be tempted by luscious baked goods (spicy cheese croissants?!), sit yo ass here. Otherwise solid brunch fare. Come early for a fresh-baked-warm loaf of heaven for $10 (half for $5).
    John W · February 20
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  • Savoteur
    Ingredients are locally sourced to create dishes like pizza with wild mushrooms and gremolata, and swordfish with fried potatoes and romesco sauce. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it. Read more
    Savoteur · January 28
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Ashley M.
    Get the gin and tonic and pizza with nettles or chanterelles. Everything is so damn good. Get in when they first open, no need to be picky about when you eat, just get in when you can.
    Ashley Mowrey · November 22, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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 ofakind.com. Don't miss out! Read more
    Of a Kind · July 27, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Alice M.
    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."
    Alice Myerhoff · October 26, 2009
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  • Gina
    One of my favorite restaurants in O-Town. Alice Waters-trained chef, simple ingredients with complex flavors, amazing pizzas….never had a bad meal here! Read more
    Gina · March 20, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Brian S.
    Pizza's are delicious but this not Burger King -- you have accept the pies as they are, you can't have them your way.
    Brian Strauss · December 28, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Kait G.
    Most exciting pizzas in Oakland, so two of my favorite things. Should really go on a warm summer night when they've got an outdoor movie playing on the back patio.
    Kait Gaiss · 2 weeks ago
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  • Kesten M.
    Get there at 8am on the weekday to get Blue Bottle coffee, killer pastries, and free Wi-Fi. Nice break from the office.
    Kesten Migdal · February 9, 2010
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  • Liz W.
    Homemade tonic makes the Gin & Tonic one of the best I've had. Don't miss it.
    Liz White · April 4, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Erica B.
    Add arugula and a farm egg to your pizza. And save room for the panna cotta!
    Erica Burnett · September 7, 2014
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  • Becca H.
    Pizza is amazing. Bread with sesame in the crust and butter is also amazing.
    Becca H · October 8, 2015
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  • Tillman P.
    Rigatoni is great and wood burning grilled bread is fantastic. Can't go wrong!
    Tillman Pearce · October 17, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Olivia H.
    Pizza is fab. So are the drinks and desserts! Love sitting on the back patio.
    Olivia Hayward · August 12, 2014
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  • 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
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  • savoryexposure.com
    Don't skip dessert and the delicious Blue Bottle Coffee that can be served with it
    savoryexposure.com · August 17, 2011
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  • Xande M.
    Please, you must have bourbon and their house made tonic. Do it. I am telling you!
    Xande Macedo · October 5, 2013
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  • Lee S.
    Everything was amazing but the Rigatoni with Pork Ragu is especially ridiculous!!!
    Lee Scharf · December 5, 2010
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  • patrick h.
    best tripe I have ever had. Tomato sauce and gorgonzola in a carzuela....soooo goood...
    patrick hooker · February 28, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Jennifer B.
    I know you're about to get doughy pizza, but get the bread...it's worth it!
    Jennifer Burlington · July 24, 2015
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  • jason m.
    Stop in before noon Monday - Saturday and enjoy their donuts and coffee. Make sure you bring cash....
    jason moore · August 4, 2009
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  • 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
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  • Chris M.
    Get the whiskey beverage (but ask for Black Maple Hill bourbon).
    Chris Messina · September 4, 2011
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  • Becca H.
    Potato, pancetta with more stuff on it is absolutely amazing.
    Becca H · October 8, 2015
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  • Sas M.
    Get the pasta Arrabiata it is delicious!
    Sas Monti · March 26, 2014
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  • CITY GRIT
    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
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  • Lee R.
    Great pizza the Italian way. Yummy green salad too.
    Lee R. · September 1, 2011
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  • Seth T.
    Roasted Potato pizza with the wood fired pizza is a combination worth stopping in!!!
    Seth Thompson · January 6, 2015
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  • EM H.
    Green goddess dressing is so good!! I want to put it on everything!
    EM H. · April 19
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  • savoryexposure.com
    Pizzaiolo updates their menu daily before their doors open online at pizzaiolooakland.com
    savoryexposure.com · August 17, 2011
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  • Rod C.
    Pizza is good but not amazing. Back room smells like wet dish rags.
    Rod C · January 21, 2012
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  • Russell L.
    Eat late and you might luck out and be offered a loaf of bread!
    Russell L · July 21, 2015
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  • patrick h.
    had the meatballs AND oven roasted calamari last night...so freakin' good...
    patrick hooker · April 7, 2010
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  • Leslie W.
    I didn't like the pizza that much (too much like naan)
    Leslie Wu · May 4, 2015
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  • Jason J.
    Another Chez Panisse alum, this time creating Cal-politan pizzas with tender blistered crusts.
    Jason James · July 30, 2014
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  • colin s.
    Waited in line for 10 minutes for coffee. It's good but not that good
    colin s · November 11, 2015
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  • Angela Y.
    Try the Buttermilk Donut - With cafe americano
    Angela Yokota · July 24, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Frank K.
    Watched a Muhammed Ali documentary in the back outdoor area one night.
    Frank Kim · October 6, 2014
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  • Kevin B.
    Yeah it's a pizza place... Have the fried chicken. You won't regret it.
    Kevin Bailey · May 20, 2011
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  • Chris M.
    Get the gin and homemade tonic. Amazing.
    Chris Messina · September 4, 2011
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  • Abe M.
    get the meatballs, if available.
    Abe Mirrashidi · September 2, 2009
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  • Dayyan L.
    The Jerusalem salad is amazing!
    Dayyan Lord · January 16, 2014
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  • Rebecca P.
    The gazpacho right now is off the hook
    Rebecca Pollack · September 8, 2013
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  • Steve D.
    Recommended by the official Paulie Gee from Greenpoint in NYC!!
    Steve Dean · April 14
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  • Tara d.
    Go to Pizzaiolo and try the wood fired pizza
    Tara de Guzman · June 4, 2009
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  • Gretchen K.
    There is a chicken coop out back.
    Gretchen Korsmo · January 27, 2013
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  • Ed G.
    Hot tip of the day... Lake for Mayor of Pizzaiolo.
    Ed G · November 19, 2010
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  • Leslie P.
    Perfect in the AM with house-made donuts
    Leslie Pave · November 14, 2011
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  • cynthia w.
    Pizza! and buttermilk panna cotta.
    cynthia wang · August 24, 2013
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  • Toby C.
    get the pizza. duh
    Toby C. · January 5, 2014
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  • colin s.
    Understaffed and slow in the mornings
    colin s · November 11, 2015
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  • Daniel M.
    Just about everything
    Daniel Markham · August 8, 2014
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  • Green K.
    new Orleans buck- so good
    Green Kozi · November 8, 2009
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  • Dave S.
    Fourbarrel coffee in the mornings!
    Dave S. · November 23, 2013
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  • TV Food Maps
    Check out Pizzaiolo as seen on Pizza Cuz Read more
    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
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  • Roger B.
    That coffee!
    Roger Barres · September 20, 2014
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  • Libby L.
    Hipster pizza
    Libby Lee-Egan · June 28, 2015
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  • Sebastien S.
    Amazing dough
    Sebastien Sahuc · August 6, 2014
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  • Jennifer B.
    Put an egg on it.
    Jennifer Burlington · July 24, 2015
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  • D Ki K.
    Try the Donuts
    D Ki Kato · February 28, 2012
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  • Tests C.
    wi-fi network: pizzaiolo-guest wi-fi password: meatball - via 4sqwifi.com
    Tests Casets · December 21, 2011
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