Gioia Pizzeria fans flock to this Northbrae pizzeria for their careful attention to the balance of pizza crust, sauce and cheese. In addition to ... More
Gioia Pizzeria fans flock to this Northbrae pizzeria for their careful attention to the balance of pizza crust, sauce and cheese. In addition to offering many unique gourmet toppings on their pizzas, they also serve salad, lemonade, sarsaparilla soda, and cannoli. Seating is limited, but since people generally devour their pizzas in a matter of minutes, chair turnover is actually rather quick. There is only street parking in this quaint food-loving North Berkeley neighborhood, so consider browsing the nearby markets while you're there.
I am born and raised in Brooklyn and this is some of the closest Brooklyn style pizza on the left coast. Arinell might have a more authentic atomosphere and also great pizza but the efforts here though slightly upscale are friendly and upbeat. This place would fare well on 3rd Ave in Bay Ridge, Park Slope and even Dyker Beach.
I'VE LIVED IN NEW YORK, IF YOU WANT NEW YORK PIZZA YOU GOT TO GO TO NEW YORK, RIGHT. NOT ANYMORE, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT THIN CRUST, DROOL INSPIRING PIZZA THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO GO TO NEW YORK FOR -THIS IS IT. THE BEST DAMN PIZZA SINCE JOHNS OF BLEEKER STREET IN THE VILLAGE. i'M NOT KIDDING. GO ONCE AND IT'S ALL OVER
This guy learned his trade at Oliveto and then opened here in 2004. This is great pizza. Thin crust, crispy yet a little chewy (know what I mean). New flavors every day... really innovative. Bored of the same old same old... start coming here. Walk up window service makes this a sidewalk special in the real heart of Berkeley's gormet ghetto.