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Pizza Place, Donut Shop, and Coffee Shop · Temescal
5008 Telegraph Ave (at 51st St), Oakland, CA 94609, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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)
    Ashley M.
    "Get the gin and tonic and pizza with nettles or chanterelles."(2 Tips)
    Chefs Feed
    "She loves the Wild nettles & pecorino pizza."(2 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • homemade tonic
  • good for dates
  • coffee
  • wild nettle
  • outdoor seating
  • lively
  • donuts
  • hipster
  • healthy food
  • gin & tonics
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • whiskey
  • rigatoni
  • great value
  • locally sourced food
  • morning buns
  • pasta
  • tequila
  • 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 · 1 week ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • colin s.

    Understaffed and slow in the mornings

    colin s · November 11, 2015
  • colin s.

    Waited in line for 10 minutes for coffee. It's good but not that good

    colin s · November 11, 2015
  • Tillman P.

    Rigatoni is great and wood burning grilled bread is fantastic. Can't go wrong!

    Tillman Pearce · October 17, 2015
  • Becca H.

    Potato, pancetta with more stuff on it is absolutely amazing.

    Becca H · October 8, 2015
  • Becca H.

    Pizza is amazing. Bread with sesame in the crust and butter is also amazing.

    Becca H · October 8, 2015
  • Jennifer B.

    I know you're about to get doughy pizza, but get the's worth it!

    Jennifer Burlington · July 24, 2015
  • Jennifer B.

    Put an egg on it.

    Jennifer Burlington · July 24, 2015
  • Russell L.

    Eat late and you might luck out and be offered a loaf of bread!

    Russell L · July 21, 2015
  • Libby L.

    Hipster pizza

    Libby Lee-Egan · June 28, 2015
  • Leslie W.

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

    Leslie Wu · May 4, 2015
  • Seth T.

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

    Seth Thompson · January 6, 2015
  • 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 S. · 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
  • 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

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