Piero's Pizzavino
Piero's Pizzavino

Piero's Pizzavino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ppizzavino.com/
  • Phone: 7605682525x
  • 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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Piero's Pizzavino reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (27)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (17)good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (9)notable wine list (9)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (4)romantic (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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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
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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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  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • michelleVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Loved the food, service was fantastic! Kale salad was amazing. Meatballs were delicious. They even have a Gluten free menu so my husband was so happy. Kids loved it. Everyone was happy! Desserts were great also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian restaurant on El Paseo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Everything we have ever had at this restaurant is fantastic. The food is fresh, delicious and amazing in flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Small restaurant with small patio, nice ambiance. Service was good. Waiter got order wrong (thought I ordered salmon pizza when should have been grilled salmon). Not a big deal. Quickly corrected error. Salmon was good but drowning in sauce. Would order dry next time. Pizzas are excellent! Prices are reasonable. Unusual cocktail menu. Would go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great with families and friends
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Refreshing choices and fresh ingredients ... a delightful place to stop for lunch, dinner, or a snack ...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 229 reviews are from the Piero's Pizzavino reviews archive.
  • "Italian" pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The pizza was very good, the closest to true Italian pizza that we have experienced in the United States.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We sat in the outside patio, but the plastic was down, probably due to the extreme heat that night. It was very loud, and hard to hear.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    duca
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Pizza and wine were outstanding. Too bad the they don't have a better space. The front seating area could have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great truffle pizza special! Good service. We will return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot reasonable huge portions
    Kdubyah
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Nice spot. Really reasonable and huge portions The service was pretty good considering it was almost a full restaurant on a Friday night
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good gourmet pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had a nice casual meal on the patio. My husband and I shared the small spinach salad (which was plenty to share as a starter) and ordered 2 pizzas. I shared a margarita pizza with my 6 year old (who happily ate half of it). I also got the side of meatballs and it was delicious. The wine list was a little disappointing, so we opted to just get wine by the glass. Food and service was very good. We will go back next time we are in Palm Springs area!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PIZZA
    Holly
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I love coming to this restaurant. I love their pizza, especially the one with sausage, carmelized onions. I think it's called Bang, bang or something like that. Great sitting outdooors.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great pizza and salad
    Peter
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I was here for the first time with my family and found the food to be excellent. Excellent pizzas and salads. Great local spot with outside seating
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Place for Pizza
    BellaunoVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Took friends for their first time. Friendly staff, good food & cocktails AND Piero Himself even stopped at our table to say "hi". We've been frequenting his establishments for over 30 years and I'm not sure he recognized us. Maybe he needs to hire another "front" man like Bobby Mayo.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, high quality food
    ScudderVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Excellent place to eat. Best pizza in the desert by far. This is high quality food you want to eat regularly (And I do!). Only recommendation: They should stay open later!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good eats
    Chuck
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The mussels were the best we've ever had and everything else was good also.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Relaxed, friendly, great food and service, ideal location and the right atmosphere for an evenIng with friends.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    If you love Gorgonzola, get the Gorgonzola and caramelized apple pizza
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    Karen
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We ordered fried clams for our 2 Boston natives. They loved them! The clams have bellies, not just strips. Then we ordered the quatro fromageo white pizza, the margarita pizza and the prosciutto & arugula pizza. All were delicious. Our only complaint was that the staff was so busy it was hard to flag so done down to get a beer. All in all, it was great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place, good pizza
    JoJo
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Nice experience. Pizza was good, I thought the wine was expensive for the cheaper labels they had. I would like a better wine list.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Food!
    Tennis
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I love the Gluten Free Pizza!! My husband loves the meatballs! Always great every time we dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.