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$10 - $50
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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They take your order then wait til you show up to make it. We carefully timed everything so we could stop by when it was ready. They were not busy yet inexplicably the pizza took just exactly as long as it takes to make and...cook one before it was ready. If you policy is to not make it until the customer arrives say so on your order page. Waste of our time, later for an engagement and insulted,More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022 via mobile

The best thing about Giannis was the breadsticks with tomato dipping sauce. Everything else was disappointing and the spaghetti vongole was inedible with chewy clams. It is a seat-yourself, order from the bar place with refillable drinks - all casual and fine but you also...need the food to be good, which we didn’t think it was. That said the restaurant was packed and so we were obviously in a minority; it seemed very popular.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

This is the place to go for pizza in Monterey! We visit Monterey several times a year and someone recommended Gianni’s. Parking lot was full on a Wednesday night, and it’s obviously where the locals go. The pizza was excellent, the service was great and...the atmosphere is very inviting. Would have loved to try the gelato- next time I will!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 26, 2022

A REAL SIT_DOWN PIZZA Parlor I really liked this pizza. It had lots of toppings and lots of cheese. But the crust and sauce are a little bland. It’s true I ordered a veggie pizza, but the sauce and toppings were about an inch from...the edge and they did not have ant flavor. Perhaps they needs to be coated with garlic butter or cheese. They need something to add flavor The crust seemed cooked well and I really did like the pizza, the outer edges of the crust needed some help; The sauces was a little bland, but it was hard to tell with all the topppings and cheese. I would definitely go back. The ice cream looked tempting and unique, but the price was pretty high for me $11 a pint.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

Burger Place across the street upon arrival was supposed to be open, but found to be closed. Walked across to this busy Italian place with its own parking. Got take out Sausage sandwiches in 25 minutes. Pizza smelled and looked really superb as it flew...by. Cheerful and cozy indoor setting with friendly, fast moving staff.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2021 via mobile

We always stop for pizza and a salad everytime we come to Pacific Grove. We have been coming twice a year for over 20 years. It was disappointing not to see the place packed but still have a great staff and excellent pizza.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021

I just got back from Monterey. My visit there was great Now to the bad part. It was my very first time going to Gianni, and I was very disappointed in there pizza. Extremely disappointed. I got there at 4pm, and the staff was great....Very friendly. I saw that on Tripadvisor that it had a four rating, and I assumed that the pizza must be great. I see an Italian flag outside the the estabishment, and am thinking must be good pizza here. I take it back to my room and the pizza lacked flavor on so many levels. The sauage was cold, no salt. and no flavor at all. Anyways, like i said, friendly staff but not good pizza at all.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

Like I said before, been coming to Gianni's from almost the time they opened. Whenever I come back home, they are always a must visit. Sometimes little to no change is a good thing. They still are old school, and the food reflects it! While...they have a good variety of things, I always go traditional. Pepperoni pizza, couple of bread sticks (which could be a meal by themselves), black cherry gelato (YUM!!). This time I was a Sunday evening walk in, so I had to wait almost an hour for my order, which I didn't mind. I just sat out front and took in New Monterey. If you're on a schedule they take phone in orders and I see they do Grubhub, but for me that family atmosphere is worth hanging around. Still the best on the Central Coast!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2021

Went for take out dinner. Ham sandwich was more than I could eat. Pizza great, salad huge. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

This is your typical home town pizza place. They are generous with the toppings. The breadsticks are huge! We did carry out pizza and enjoyed it. Busy place. Glad we ordered ahead online so we could just pick up when we got there.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Luvs2getawaayy
July 14, 2017|
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Response from jimkT3841HO | Reviewed this property |
Restaurants can change prices at any time, you might want to call and check. I think they have great pizza and hope you will enjoy.
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davetmonterey
April 18, 2017|
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Response from Darian H | Reviewed this property |
Chris Costa is the owner he is there most every night if he's not there his son Mario is there. Hope this helps darian
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LawrenceS68
January 21, 2017|
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Response from jimkT3841HO | Reviewed this property |
No deep dish, just Italian style crust- very good. The pizzas are topped with plenty of fresh ingredients. Parking is limited (FYI).
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Yes, Gianni's Pizza offers takeout services.

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Gianni's Pizza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5