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Gianni's Pizza

725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
+1 831-649-1500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“breadsticks” (36 reviews)
“gelato” (41 reviews)
“pizza” (269 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
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Reviews (429)
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1 - 10 of 394 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is obviously a place where locals hang out. It was packed with families. We had to wait a bit to place our order. We ordered a extra large pizza with half pesto, cheese, and chicken and the other half traditional pepperoni. The pizza that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent pizza & pasta A block from Cannery Row. A little loud inside but wonderful food & great service. They even have a small gelato stand inside. A perfect end to a great day of Whale watching

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting cannery row and were looking for some good pizza when we spotted Gianni's pizza. As soon as we approached we knew we had made a real find. First there was the smell of real pizza that lured us in. Then we saw...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on other reviewers. Be prepared it is very noisy & busy. More like a cafeteria style restaurant. You order your food at the counter then find a table & wait for the food to arrive. Pizza was good, generous toppings, but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, awesome awesome. We got the pizza but the dinners looked even better! Yummy gelato! You sit where you like and order at counter. Pizza is then delivered to you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for the first time last year with some golfing buddies. This year we're visiting Carmel with my wife, my sister and her fiancé and I took them back to Gianni's. They agreed it was some of the best pizza they've ever had! Reasonably...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and the better half ate in Gianni's twice whilst staying in Monterey. The pizzas and chicken wings we had both nights were outstanding. It was quite busy one of the nights we were there as the Golden State Warriors were playing, the service was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend the thin crust pizza. You have to ask for thin crust. It was really delicious! It's a little off the Cannery Row path, but well worth the walk and easier to get a seat.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We randomly picked this restaurant for lunch and were happy we did. The pizza was great and what a great bonus to have gelato for dessert! Breadsticks looked better than they were (might have been better if they had come right out of the oven)....More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

I've been going here for almost 40 years, and my waistline shows it. They are now offering a thin crust version as well as the standard. It is not the Neapolitan thin crust style of pizza, but if you like your pizza loaded, you cannot...More

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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
14 July 2017
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Response from Jim K | 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.
18 April 2017
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
Lawrence S
21 January 2017
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Response from Jim K | 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).

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 11
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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