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Gioia Pizzeria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Russian Hill
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2238 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1820 (Green)
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun restaurant in Russiona Hill. The portions are good for sharing. We split the Arugula salad and a Salsicca pizza. We were there on a Sunday night and it was almost full. Both indies and outside dining. Friendly, prompt service.

Thank Maureen H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Gioia Pizzeria was good! Quaint little restaurant in Russian Hill. We were in town for one day and came across Gioia and stopped in, we didn't have reservations but they said that didn't matter because they were slow (it was election night). The place was quieter than I'd expect but likely because everyone was glued to their phones (us included).... More 

Thank cbellam
Austin, Texas
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The atmosphere is casual yet upscale; there is a wonderful energy in the restaurant. We didn't have reservations so took a seat at the bar which turned out be especially fun because we could see the high-energy, amazingly efficient chefs and kitchen staff at work; the bartenders were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed their Wild Mushroom Pizza and a... More 

Thank CTaaB
Chicago, Illinois
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248 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a lovely setting to catch up with friends over a slice. The smaller pizzas were more than enough for 2 gals to share. There were nice varieties. Service was impeccable. We were lucky to be seated in the window front so it was a bit quieter. The only drawback for me was the washrooms which were not well... More 

Thank mgomez2468
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Hadn't booked, but they fitted us in no problem, although was midweek so that might have helped. The waitress helpfully suggested a 14" pizza would be plenty for both of us to share and it sure was, just couldn't manage the 8th slice between us ! the pizza itself was nothing out of the ordinary, but wasn't anything wrong with... More 

Thank Essex123
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Simple food with a modern twist - so fresh and delicious! We had the prosciutto melon salad, margerita pizza (soo good) and paperadelle. All perfect! Pizza is a oven cooked with flat base so really light. Highly recommend for a casual night out with friends with quality food and wine - great prompt service too!

Thank shal86
Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Pizza, meatball appy one beer and glass of prosecco. .. 80 bucks with 10.00 tip. Am in California to enjoy local wines .. if I want Italian swill will go to Italy. Noticed not much wine on tables ... been to Rome many times for Pizza. .. perhaps owners should take a trip and pick up pointers .. and go... More 

Thank YEGBusBoy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Very close to our hotel, great flavors and crust. We love NY style and they really hit the spot. Service was a little flakey, but pizza made up for it

Thank Tobias G
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We had the meatballs and shared a 14 inch pizza, loved it! We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was very good. It's probably wise to make a reservation, it got busy quickly.

Thank Marianne1234567
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168 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We had a very ordinary run of the mill pizza for $23, bland totally forgettable apart from the extortionate price.

Thank milktray

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2238 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-359-0971

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Russian Hill

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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