We at Pizzaiolo believe that the simple act of feeding people is at the core of what it is to be human. We focus on the ritual of taking life from the ... More
We at Pizzaiolo believe that the simple act of feeding people is at the core of what it is to be human. We focus on the ritual of taking life from the world around us and presenting it to you to sustain your own life. We believe that taking part in this ritual is vital and deserving of the utmost repsect to the plants and animals we choose to source and to you, our friends, family and customers. We also believe that this ritual is one that all Americans took part in until about seventy five years ago. There is nothing fancy about it, in fact its pretty much how we have all been eating for hundreds of years. In accordance with these simple ideas we have come up with a few basic rules we try to follow. Whenever we can, about 98% of the time, we buy only locally grown, organic, seasonal meat and produce. We buy from small farmers we know and love, people we eat with, drink with, and share our lives with. We buy whole animals from ranchers we know and trust: We buy organic flour, milled in Oakland by people who bring their children to Pizzaiolo for dinner. We change the menu every day to reflect the offerings of these remarkable local food purveyors in their freshest most beautiful form.
Really great restaurant. The pizza is amazing; it has a really great crust that is slightly charred, and the rest is nice and chewy. The toppings are incredible too, I recently had one with new potatoes, pancetta, fontina, and rosemary. Other toppings were homemade sausage and rapini, which is also really good.
Some of the salads I have had here have been the best part about the meal. The salads are also really good, I once had one with romanesco, beet, baby potatoes, a hard-boiled egg, and tonnato (tuna sauce). It was absolutely amazing!
I haven't had a bad dish here and I go often. The staff is efficient and friendly enough for my taste. I recommend making a reservation and parking is sometimes a little challenging.
The Pizza is better tan any found in Italy. The pastas and other entrees are always prepared extremely well. The staff has always been freindly and helpful. I have eaten there on any occasion when I am in the eastbay. I have yet to be dissappointed.
)My complaint is with the waiter. He was a young Caucasian male. To me he was rude, did not thought we should be there...., when I asked about the house wine. He told me that the cheapest wine is so and so and he told we should take that. He forgot to bring our wine and when we reminded him... his smart ass comment so... he is going to look for it.... Didn’t come back to check on us. Can't complaint about the food, it was great.
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