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Gioia Pizzeria

Gioia Pizzeria

(Now Closed)
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
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    The experts at SFGate and 7x7 Magazine recommend this place
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  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Pizzas are made with organic flour, and a half-dozen or so varieties include toppings such as spinach, garlic, olive oil and mozzarella; and roasted mushrooms with parsley thyme and garlic oil. Read more
  • Margo M.heart icon on user image
    Margo MaryOctober 15, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    All of their brunch options are very fun. Breakfast pizza, breakfast pasta - two things that wouldn't come to mind but that are amazing. Also lemon ricotta pancakes are to die. Pizzas are also a+
  • tablehopper
    tablehopperAugust 3, 2014
    I couldn’t say no to the salsiccia, which came with pickled jalapeños that nestled deeply into the tomato sauce, cheese, and pecorino. I have one word for this pizza (because my mouth is full): dude. Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveMarch 17, 2016
    Classic New York-inspired varieties, such as the Salsiccia and Spinach pizza, are topped off with simple, locally sourced ingredients. Read more
  • tablehopper
    tablehopperAugust 3, 2014
    If you’re flying solo, there’s a long marble counter that overlooks the kitchen where you can happily enjoy your pizza and don’t have to share it with anyone. It’s that kind of pizza. Read more
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineOctober 30, 2012
    Their breakfast pizza is amazing: a mozzarella and provolone pie with Sweet Mariquita tomatoes, sliced red onion, hot chili flakes, 5 crinkled strips of Neuske bacon, and two golden fried eggs. Read more
  • Amy B.heart icon on user image
    Amy BOctober 20, 2015
    Gem! Felt like I was in NYC. Lively "late" (for SF) with excellent pizza. Beer & wine only. Try the Milano.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistFebruary 6, 2014
    Get the brunch pizza topped with bacon and eggs because it's absolutely amazing. Especially after a night out. Read more
  • john r.
    john rojasMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Decent pizza, served in a spartan space w reclaimed wood, concrete floors & filament bulbs. Worth a trip if you are in the 'hood. Avoid dinner crowds. Eat there for lunch. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 20, 2012
    Don’t let the pizza define the experience. Order fried squid, broccoli and spring onions, sided by a big dollop of aioli: Read more
  • Kyle M.heart icon on user image
    Kyle MinorMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the pizza; stay for the delicious and inventive Italian plates. And do NOT miss brunch here; but for lack of espresso, it's easily one of the best around.
  • Wilson F.heart icon on user image
    Wilson Favre-DelerueOctober 26, 2017
    Tasty pizza and a cool interior look.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AyresMarch 19, 2014
    Amazing Julian pizza - just the right amount of everything. And the late afternoon music (Prince) was awesome!
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LandJanuary 6, 2015
    Dope spot, great food. It was a little crowded at dinner. Bar seating was a little tight and awkward.
  • PILAR P.heart icon on user image
    PILAR PRENDESJune 13, 2015
    Deli pizza!!!! An a great especial hamburger on Wednesday!!! Also very good wine!
  • Harry B.
    Harry BerezinMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The pizza is great. But there are a lot of problems with the service. I'm the Mayor here. And even I'm saying that.
  • Jack J.
    Jack JenkinsJune 30, 2014
    Excellent authentic Italian style pizza. There isn't much room for customisation if you are fussy though.
  • Sam .heart icon on user image
    Sam November 12, 2016
    The pizza isn't the best crust I've ever had, but the wine and gnocchi were great!
  • Anne W.
    Anne WaliczekMay 6, 2012
    Love Love Love the asparagus/egg appy and softshell crab--skirt steak and julian pizza!! Great vibe
  • Jon H.heart icon on user image
    Jon HallNovember 3, 2013
    If it's your first time here, get The Julian. Super savory and buttery.
  • Ivan A.
    Ivan ApostolskiApril 18, 2015
    The Julian is amazing ! One of the best pizzas I have ever eaten
  • Meg D.
    Meg Donovan-DavisMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fresh handmade pasta is out of this world. Venture beyond the pizza!
  • Bora Ş.heart icon on user image
    Bora ŞAHİNOĞLUMarch 25, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is excellent in general. Pizzas are awesome.
  • Rick H.
    Rick HApril 19, 2012
    I had the Prosciutto slice and the Anchovy slice; neither disappointed. Counter seating is surprisingly comfortable, esp. if you're tall.
  • Joan C.heart icon on user image
    Joan CardonaApril 6, 2018
    Big and expensive but delicious
  • Maria F.
    Maria FangrasNovember 26, 2012
    The food here is as amazing as the team that serves it and the chefs who prepare it, thanks guys!!!!!
  • Kylie F.
    Kylie FAugust 8, 2014
    Oh god, the cannoli is to die for!!!
  • Chris E.
    Chris EdwardsAugust 7, 2014
    Brunch pizza + hangover pasta = perfect start to a Saturday or Sunday.
  • Matthew L.heart icon on user image
    Matthew LeeAugust 28, 2016
    Gnocchi, pizza, melon and prosciutto salad
  • Loren M.
    Loren MattiaJanuary 12, 2013
    Sit at the bar, near the kitchen. Check out the chefs doin their thang.
  • David P.heart icon on user image
    David PhillipsJanuary 11, 2015
    In the summer, don't miss the heirloom tomatoes salad.
  • Andy G.heart icon on user image
    Andy GutierrezApril 2, 2013
    The food was alright, but he service has major issues. It took 20 minutes for anyone to take our order. then another 30 minutes for our food to arrive. We were one of 5 occupied tables.
  • Valeria X.heart icon on user image
    Valeria XJanuary 7, 2014
    prosciutto and arugula pizza is the best!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SApril 20, 2012
    Far too Marina for Russian Hill. But if you're 25 and blonde I'm sure you'll love it...
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PolingApril 13, 2013
    The brisket hash is lovely!
  • Raffi K.
    Raffi KhatchadourianMay 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pickle and olive plate is good but I don't see any nuts.
  • Vince O.
    Vince OriasApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Julian with a Fried Squid appetizer!
  • Roger V.heart icon on user image
    Roger VadoczApril 4, 2015
    now that is a fine slice of pizza
  • H H.heart icon on user image
    H HJanuary 2, 2015
    Brunch pizza = hangover cured.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SiamiSeptember 12, 2013
    Pomadoro pizza is really good.
  • Gabrielle D.heart icon on user image
    Gabrielle DJanuary 17, 2016
    Burrata pizza!
  • Raffi K.
    Raffi KhatchadourianMay 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best meatballs I've ever had.
  • Jonathan K.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan KilroyJuly 21, 2015
    My friend loves this place
  • Jen M.
    Jen McmahonSeptember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place, great food, great staff!
  • Huseyin S.heart icon on user image
    Huseyin SavasSeptember 18, 2016
    extremely slow service, with no prior warning. there are better & faster pizzerias in town.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SApril 30, 2012
    The Julian is amazing!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanFebruary 19, 2013
    Note: Pizza
  • Desigan C.heart icon on user image
    Desigan ChinniahJune 22, 2014
    Julian pizza (and no signs of poor service noted by some others after visiting twice)
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MJanuary 5, 2013
    They are SO stingy on the salad! :(
  • Jonathan W.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan WJuly 27, 2014
    Skip the "fries"
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