Piero's Pizzavino
Piero's Pizzavino

Piero's Pizzavino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ppizzavino.com/
  • Phone: (760) 568-2525
  • Hours of Operation:
    7 days a week 11:30am-11:00pm
    HAPPY DAY (HOUR) ALL DAY LONG (Bar Only) from 11:30am-11:00pm
    Lunch Daily 11:30am-3:00pm
    Early Bird Daily 2:30pm-5:30pm
    Dinner Daily 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Erick Rivera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call the Restaurant at 1(760) 568-2525
  • Special Events: Call the Restaurant at 1(760) 568-2525

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Luis Rey
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large Parking Lot in Rear of Restaurant with access. Lot in between San Luis Rey & Larkspur
    Look for the Green Awning that says Piero's PizzaVino
A word from Piero's Pizzavino
Four Key Ingredients for PizzaVino's true authentic Neapolitan Pizza--it's all about balance. The Oven, San Marzano tomatoes, Fior di Latte Mozzarella & Doppio Zero Flour. We are more than just pizza at Our Comfortable Home away from Home Restaurant. We offer Fresh Locally Grown, Organic Fruits & Vegetables, Fresh Seafood, Quality Cuts of Meat, Salads with our homemade dressings, as well as Desserts like Your Mom use to or still does make! We are OPEN LATER than Most!

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Piero's Pizzavino reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (43)good for groups (32)great for lunch (32)great for outdoor dining (25)kid-friendly (17)hot spot (16)notable wine list (16)special occasion (10)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (8)romantic (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • We love this place for excellent family meals.
    KBBahamaVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Our favorite Pizza is the Bubba Bubba but like them all. Other Favorite is the Lasagne and their meatballs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The service was outstanding and genuine. The meatball sandwich not so great, I could hardly find a meatball it was all vegetables. Friend had chicken salad she enjoyed. I will go back to try something else as the servers were the best. It is a nice place on the lovely El Paseo to have a glass of wine and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great!
    Mason
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We come to Pizzavino often and the food and service is consistently good. We recently came on a Friday evening and the restaurant was packed. Service was not quite up to par in the beginning, but they recovered by the end of our meal. The food is always excellent - great salads, great pizza, great pastas and great entrees! And don't miss the Nutella Ravioli for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.
    mariposa
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Loud. Poor service. Food was undercooked and awkward. Great location and potential, but misses the mark on all other points.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • bbdineout
    bbdineout
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    good food, varied menu and servers veery attentive, will go again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great El Paseo eatery
    jbradbVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Check this out if you're in Palm Desert on El Paseo. Very good Italian.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza and Salads
    LagunaDave
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Pizzas and salads are outstanding! Service was a bit off from normal. Still a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to work on service
    Hungry
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food is great but service needs work. Our party of five was squished on a table for four. We all ordered salad and only two salads arrived along with the pizzas. There was no room on the table for the pizzas but the runner left them anyway. The other salads arrived and we had to try to juggle everything. Timing of the food was not good. We will go back again in spite of this blunder, the food is really good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rez seating
    Royreview
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Be sure to specify which area you wish to eat in. We arrived and because tables had not turned in main areas ,we were seated in the Wine Room...back of the restaurant, no ambience and hot (they had not had time to get AC running). Pizza was good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent pizza
    LovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Red speck pizza could use a little more sauce. White sauce pizza w pine nuts was lacking flavor and has too much white sauce on it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Indianwellsdiner333
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Piero's is a great place to dine it can be both casual and elegant in their dining room. They have the best minestrone soup and their indivually wrapped bread with their own garlic olive oils is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sooo not Napoletano!
    Judy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The owner might be Napoletano, but he was no where in sight, and he sure was NOT cooking! I lived in Napoli for many years and was really hoping for a genuine taste - or two - of that beloved city's cuisine. We had a pizza capriciosa, carciofi romano, fiore di zucchini and a bottle of chianti classico. All classic Italian fare, but totally american-style execution. Pizza had too much gooey cheese, dry-ish tomato sauce, no splash of EVO, OK crust albeit it too crisp for my taste - I like it a bit soggy inthe middle, and NO mozzerella di buffala anywhere. Too bad - so sad! I had such high hopes from all the hoola presented about authentic ingredients, etc. Maybe bring in some Pizzaoli di Napoli to show 'em how it's done?!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ElizaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Absolutely fabulous as always. Some great new additions to the menu. One of our "go to" places. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Night on El Paseo
    24dinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The street name implies quality, top of the line , best you can find . Not this night at Pierro's. Highly recommend arugula salad with mango,strawberries and the best citrus vinaigrette dressing you will find anywhere. Special of the night was 1/3 Egg Plant Parmigiano. Three slices of egg plant ,with only one slice having melted cheese on top. My BW had a veggie pizza with special red sauce prepared for her because of a food allergy. Tough time locating the red sauce . Pizza just so-so. I guess it was just a so-so night at Pierro's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never fails
    thewilsonman
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food, great value, great service.what is not to love? These guys have got the formula. More power to them!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margherita pizza is a hit
    ConvenientAndGoodVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The ceasar salad is not too shabby either... with anchovies. Only thing better would be white achovies! Oh and the room at the back for group dinner or party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza Vino
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Amazing Food! Very friendly greeters who remember you, if a regular customer! Superior waiter people & bussers! ingratiating owners who always take the time out to say hello! Not to mention they lend themselves to worthwhile fund raising events! One of our very favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend!
    AZbrewcrew
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great meal from grilled artichoke appetizer to the dense chocolate cake for dessert. Excellent wine menu & friendly staff, would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An off night!
    1BuonGustoBobVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We go to Piero's Pizzavino often and it is always a great experience. This is the first time the food was just not up to usual. Everyone has a bad day and for all the good times we have had, one night will not stop us from returning. One of the 4 of us loved his meal, the other three were just really average, which is not the norm at this restaurant. The service and ambiance were excellent as usual. We will try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food and value...
    Janice949VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    ...in a casual neighborhood gem! We arrived for a 5:30 early dinner, and were handed the Early Bird (which ends at 5:30) menu along with the regular menu - which had 3 of the 4 entrees on it that we were going to order anyway. Two of us had beautiful entrees, the shrimp scampi style main and the short ribs main, both delicious. One had the white pizza - and they all came with a salad or appetizer for roughly the same price as the entree item on the menu. Plus wine by the bottle was 50%, a huge bargain. Even at regular prices, this restaurant delivers in food quality and service...and for an early bird dinner, it's downright a steal. Highly recommended either way!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great Food! I woud reccommend the grilled artichokes and vegetarian pizza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fantastic pizza - very creative choices of toppings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great idea with so-so results
    StatsTeacherVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We started with baby artichokes (canned) with goat cheese (fried chunks). We expected fresh chokes and some integration with the cheese, so this was disappointing. Followed with two pizzas. We had high hopes, given the high heat wood fire and 00 flour. The crust flavor was good, but the crusts were too thick (not crispy) and the toppings were way too heavy for the pizza (at least twice as much sauce as there should have been). We were seated on the porch, where they were running the AC (totally inadequate, sit inside); the space was so loud we couldn't hear each other. The highlight was dessert - good cannoli and creme brûlée. Overall, the food is just okay, though it's some of the better stuff we had in the area. Not a town for foodies
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  • Another great meal
    beatrice
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always delicious food and such a expansive and varied menu with friendly and fun waiters. Attentive service as seems to always be the case and really a consistently good experience. Took out of town guests for this visit and all were over the top impressed so may have to talk the owner into opening an Indianapolis location! Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun finding new neighborhood spot
    sherylenVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    have seen this place many times as I drive down El Paseo but never tried it. After reading reviews, we tried it and it was delicious. They have fantastic wood-fired pizza plus we saw lots of other scrumptious looking dishes going to other tables...we will be going back. its very casual so quite a few kids...not for a romantic evening out but very good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 248 reviews are from the Piero's Pizzavino reviews archive.
  • Great first visit!
    UniqueFoodFanVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It was mid afternoon Sunday, and I missed lunch. I checked Open Table, and found Piero's!! The menu sounded yummy, so I headed over. Got a window table in the bar and was greeted warmly by the hostess. I ordered a cherry-orange martini and pizza w arugula n prosciutto. Light and amazing! I also ordered the fried baby artichokes n goat cheese. There were four perfect little pieces and two nice slices of warm goat cheese, with a lovely little sauce to dip them in. It was a perfect size for one. I also had a great sized salad w romaine, bread chunks, and teardrop tomatoes. Overall, I loved everything I ordered and will be a regular there everytime I am anywhere near Palm Desert!! They made me feel very welcome too, even though I was alone.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back
    yogiveva
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our first visit, we will come back. The Tuscan salad was very fresh and tasty. Just like in Italy you won't find two pizza made the same, the pizza dough here is good, has a nutty taste. Thin crust is not too thin, not too thick...just right.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Pizza
    Wannabefoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The best pizza I have ever eaten!!! I wish Piero's would open up another location in San Diego!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza Event
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Amazing food! Our favorites Pizza, & Chicken with bell peppers, delicious. The entire staff is friendly, courteous & gets the orders right every time. Piero's Puzza Vino is our go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful place to have Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great Happy Hour!!!! Great pizza, salads, service was superb!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair to Midlin
    AlvinF
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    When I try a new Italian restaurant I base my comments on the sauce by ordering either lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs. In this case I order the spags which in this case was gluten free penne. The penne was made well and the meatballs were surprisingly good. The sauce, however, was not acceptable to me and for that reason I will not return to this restaurant. My wife ordered the marinara pizza on gluten fee crust. This turned out to be a bad choice. The crust was not so bad but the sauce made this dish no good. To be fair, the service and ambiance were very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Very good food and large menu. However VERY noisy - so much so that we could not hold a conversation
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    momof4
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Usually this place is packed, fortunately for us we were celebrating a midweek birthday! Service, food and comfort were excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not your average pizzaria
    ConvenientAndGoodVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    a little more sophisticated menu for a pizzaria; gives wolfgang puck's a run for its money.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We have been to Piero's Pizza Vino many times for lunch - always a great experience - great and friendly staff, great service and really great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Desertdiner14
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service at pizza vino has never been great. We love their food that's the reason we come back. The server on the patio the other night was not friendly at all!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food
    exnyfoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    As close to NY style Italian food as we have found so far in the desert. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellant
    Lynne
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellant as always; fresh and delicious. Service. ambiance and prices are reasonable. Selection quite varied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    dinner was good and service was good too. It was my wife's birthday and they remembered!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza in the coachella valley
    HoosierincaliVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The pizza here is divine, the service is wonderful, and the people watching on el paseo never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.