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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” (266 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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725 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1009
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Reviews (422)
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1 - 10 of 387 reviews

Reviewed 4 days 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.

Thank Lynnbuck
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

2  Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Allan152
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place and I can see why they rate so high. We order the combo appetizer of mozzarella sticks jalapeño poppers and wings and the big wheel pizza. Unfortunately the appetizer did not show up before the pizza and they quickly refunded the money. Disappointing...More

3  Thank TikiTex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the service is both fantastic here. We always eat here with the family when we are all in Monterey. We love it.

1  Thank mrs L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got take out while on a family trip. We got 1 large and 1 extra pizza and breadsticks. Everything was wonderful. The staff, the amount of toppings and value was on point. Highly recommend. Leftovers heat up well. Big bonus.

1  Thank iatetoomuchdoctor
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank Brandee Y
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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...More

Thank Ryan K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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.
17 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
US$ 11 - US$ 11
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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