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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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Salem, Kentucky
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely a local favorite, both eat in & take out crowd. Staff polite and efficient. Menu had a lot of different selections. The pizza was delicious. Veggie toppings fresh, sauce just right.Crust was perfect. Side salad was enough for 3 of us. A lot of different gelato flavors to choose from. I got the Espresso Bean.

Thank Brandee Y
Santa Rosa, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place to eat in monterey. No great views or anything but the food was excellent. Also had Gelato that was on point

Thank traveler234701
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop at Gianni's when we are in Monterey. This time we ordered a Gianni Special and salad to go. The pizza was as good as we remembered from our last visit. The place was jumping with people. The staff at Giannis always remains cool and calm and delivers great service. People watching was a special attraction tonight. Love... More 

Thank Jim K
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254 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was craving a pizza the day before Big Sur, but cannot eat red sauce. Gianni's was the only place I could find in TA that mentioned an Alfredo Pie. Wow, it was amazing! The crust was perfect and they did not drown the pizza in sauce like many places. Well done, and I hope to return someday.

Thank Ryan K
Sacramento, California
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450 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Pacific Grove in the mid-eighties and fell in love with Gianni's pizza. The sauce is neither too sweet or spicy, the high quality cheese and toppings are generous. I haven't been back in years but my memories were gratified. I ordered the 8" mi casa pizza and devoured most of it. the side salad was large enough... More 

Thank Julie S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always get a large combo when in Monterey/Carmel. It is like a treat to eat here each time. WE LOVE THIS PLACE!

Thank SJNguyen
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Best Pizza wonderful experience locals go to eat. Great friendly bartender with full bar, ask for Zach at the bar he will make you the best drink. Thanks!!

Thank Darian H
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It's hard to find a place to eat for the entire family. The menu at Giannis is simple. We ordered a very specific sandwich for our youngest daughter, and when we got it we realized it was on sourdough bread ( doesn't specify in the menu), which she hates. The manager took the sandwich and remade it himself on bread... More 

Thank lunabeem
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Take away order. Quite long messed up with the order but friendly and helpful staff. However food very disappointing. Extremely salty, non fresh basil thrown on pizza, linguini very average. Dough OK. Calzone poor at best. Would not come back.

Thank Raphael V
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Grear food, simple place, great for families and affordable budget Had sausages as starter and pizza after, both delicious. Atmosphere between Mexico and Italy ;)

Thank brisslamaliss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$11
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?