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Gioia pizza

$$ - $$$
Russian Hill
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2240 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1820
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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San Francisco, California
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I love this place and its food, but the service is usually quite slow (especially during the busy hours). The wait is worth it, but make sure you are in good company. The fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce pizza is the best on their menu! Great throwback songs and decor make the ambiance welcoming and fun. It does get quite... More 

Thank chauvelise
Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

First of all, we came in from out of town and had no idea that we would need a reservation before 7:00 p.m. on a Tuesday at a neighborhood place. The door guy was so exasperated with us he had to check in the back only to come tell us that we could have an hour at the communal table.... More 

Thank Sheri D
sf, ca
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

I love this place. I don't order the pizza, but the salads are fantastic and the burger was amazing. the tuna was perfect. quick and nice service, a pizzeria atmosphere - lively. Great wines and beers by the glass.

Thank crush
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

We were walking along Polk enjoying our memories of past trips here and came across this sweet little restaurant. My hubby had pork shoulder and I had pea ravioli. For desert we shared gelato. The meal was amazing. We felt like it was one of the best meals have ever eaten ever!!! Most people were ordering pizza but we absolutely... More 

Thank Jherres
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144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

We enjoyed a dinner with friends at this cozy Russian Hill pizza restaurant on a Friday night after we all flew in from Portland. The service was good, and our waitress made great recommendations in regard to the pizza, pastas. Highly recommend the salads (loved the blood orange salad and the burrata). The 14 inch pizzas were very filling and... More 

Thank rshoregon
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

We just moved to the neighborhood and I can see this becoming a regular night out for us. The food was very good. We started with the meatballs and burrata, then split a pizza. The only drawback is that you can't add your own toppings to the pizza. They have their list of pies and a limited amount of extras... More 

Thank Caitlyn C
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Ate here on our trip, nothing bad to report. Pizza was made in open kitchen hiding nothing, it was good. Service was good and Beer was cold, It was pretty busy which means locals must like it. We waited a bit for the pizza, but it was decent, good place to eat. nothing to complain about. enjoyed our dinner.

Thank David K
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

exceptional pizza and salads. thin crust, great choices for toppings that you may not think of. reasonable price.

Thank BobMiles10003
Monroe, Washington
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

My wife and I arrived in San Francisco late in the evening. We were tired but also hungry and wanted to find a quick meal but not one wrapped in paper. Just two blocks from our hotel we came upon Gioia’s Pizzeria at 2240 Polk Street. Our waiter was an opera student from New York so he understood our desire... More 

Thank Steve W
Spicewood, Texas
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We are on vacation in San Francisco for the last week of March and trying to find affordable dining close to our hotel. We ran across gioia Pizzeria at 2240 Polk st. For $18 dollars, we bought an 14 inch pizza which satisfied our hunger at a good price.

Thank Marinaman55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
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: 2240 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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