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Giovanni's Pizza

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921 San Pedro Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4815
+1 505-255-1233
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are missing the east coast taste (and the feel), we come to Giovanni's. With my mom/husband being from NJ/NY, respectfully, that means we come here a fair amount. The pizza here has always been the closest to that great pie you can get in the east coast and that is largely due to the parents (from Italy, I... More 

Thank TK O
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Hidden away in a lonely strip mall on San Pedro sits a hidden gem of deliciousness, Giovanni's Pizza. I've been eating at Giovanni's for the last 16 years and even though the faces at the front counter have changed, I have never had a bad meal or negative experience. The Calzones are enormous, full of whatever goodness suits your palate... More 

Thank raestra25
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Best pizza in Albuquerque. Now that's pizza. Growing up we had a pizza place in San Diego right in my little hilltop neighborhood that was like no other. Gaetanos Pizza in Tierrasanta 92124. Now we are talking pizza with an old world punch. I never thought I'd find another. Sweet sauce. Loads of cheese with a big squeeze of garlic.... More 

Thank Shari B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I'm a Chicago style pizza fan but my husband is a New York style pizza lover. This is one of his favorite places to eat at, ever. Not in a great part of town. All walks of life can be found here, from homeless to trendsetters. Anyway, the food is so good that I take my kids here by myself.... More 

Thank Kimber78
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Don't come to NM for pizza. Don't come for pasta. Don't come for seafood. It's not what we "do". But, if you're in NM, and maybe you're from "back east", and you just want a great slice of pizza to tie you over until you can get back home ... This is the place! The best pick? Hands down, the... More 

Thank gr8czarina
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Support local. Great reviews. Good service. Clean. Greasy pizza. Not the NYC pizza I was hoping to find.

Thank Catawaba
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Apparently, this neighborhood joint does not advertise because they do a booming business as a result of word-of-mouth. We were there 1pm on a very hot Saturday afternoon, and the place was almost empty except for a few folks coming in for take-out orders. I would describe the place as 'utilitarian'...we're here to give you pizza. No coffee, no wine.... More 

Thank Linda M
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270 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Rated the best of Abq? I'm not sure. Its okay. With so many wood fired pizza places these days (Lucas, Farina, Scarpas....) pizza is pretty tough competition. It's not bad but I've had better in the city. As far as traditional pizza goes Dions is still better in my opinion.

Thank HotPocket505
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We stopped by this restaurant after a co-worker suggested it. He has gushed many times about how it is the "best pizza in town". Well, I can't speak to the pizza myself as I am unable to eat it, but I can tell you that the other two gentlemen in our party, who did have it, were less than impressed.... More 

Thank traveler6988
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

A recent review tagged Giovanni's with the single word "filthy". If they had used the word "shopworn" I could agree, the place has been around a long time. The floors are somewhat worn but I am not aware of any City of Albuquerque Health Inspections that failed. I was there yesterday and saw nothing of what was described in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 San Pedro Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4815
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-255-1233

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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?