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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%
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“breadsticks” (36 reviews)
“gelato” (41 reviews)
“pizza” (266 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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
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
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...More

1  Thank lunabeem
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
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
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered a pepperoni and a cheese pizza. Both were average. The other half of our order, pasta and sausages didn't arrive until we asked where the rest of our order was. Which then I watched as they started making it. My son enjoyed the...More

Thank Zoe O
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor with good reviews. Walked into restaurant and it was busy. You order at counter and take a number and wait for meals. Very quick arrival for the pizza and calzone. Great tasting and the pizza was massive and had...More

Thank ProTravellersAus
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I'm hooked on thin crust pizza. We thought we could get it here but there were no options for crust. So we had a margarita pizza. Great flavor and the crust was good but thick. Nice atmosphere and a real good salad.

Thank lgnevada
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Took my family there for dinner. They had a good variety of food from pizzas to pasta and calzones. Food was good and filling. We also had the breadsticks which were great.

Thank Jeff P
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Hi, who are the actual owners of this Restaraunt? I am with a group that is interested in finding a way to bring their Pizza into a Campus environment and we would love to talk to them about it. Thanks.
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
How thick are your pizza's. And do you also have deep dish pizza'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).
Susie P
I am planning my son's birthday party at Gianni's and want to know if there is a party menu. Like larger pasta dishes and specials. Its not that big, maybe 15 people. Thank you:)
25 April 2015|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
Granni's is a good place for your son's birthday party; the only challenge might be the parking. I have been there when there was a birthday party was going on and the staff handled it beautifully. I am sure they will be... More
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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, Local cuisine, Groups
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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