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Gio's Pizza and Bocce

3.8
3.8
28 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Gio's Pizza and Bocce is a New School Italian restaurant with an Old Soul. An extensive Vermouth and Amaro based cocktail program from Barman Nick Stolte (East Bay Spice Company) compliments a menu of modern Italian Cuisine.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon, Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 647-9963

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please contact us about our catering options

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Channing

  • Parking details

    plentiful street parking

  • Public transit

    Downtown Berkeley BART

  • Entertainment

    Bocce Ball, Movie Nights, World Cup Soccer

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

Menu

Thin Crust Pizza

Choose Dough: Regular Dough, Gluten-free Dough

  • Margherita$13.00

    Pizza is baked in our Marsal & Sons double brick lined oven

    • Goat Cheese$14.00

      Pizza is baked in our Marsal & Sons double brick lined oven

      Starters

      • Garlic Bread$5.00

        Sweet baguette, parmesan, fresh garlic, and herbed butter

        • Fried Zucchini$9.00

          Stuffed with fresh mozzarella and romesco sauce

          Salads

          • Old School Caesar$11.00

            Whole leaf romain hearts and grana padano

            • Organic Mixed Greens$10.00

              Shaved manchego cheese and sherry vinaigrette

              Pasta

              • Spaghetti Marinara$12.00

                Toasted garlic, fresh basil, and parmesan

                • Fettucine Alfredo$15.00

                  Cream, egg, garlic, and parsley

                  • Lasagna$16.00

                    Butternut squash, Swiss chard, ricotta, bechamel, and fresh herbs

                    • Organic Penne$16.00

                      Beef and pork bolognese sauce, parmesan, and fresh oregano

                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                      What 28 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      3.8
                      3.8 based on all time ratings
                      • 3.8Food
                      • 3.8Service
                      • 3.6Ambience
                      • 3.4Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. R

                        Rette

                        San Francisco

                        14 reviews

                        vip
                        1.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on September 27, 2018

                        overall1food3service2ambience3

                        Food took forever & place was empty. (30 min before Caesar salad arrived) Waitress said only 2 ppl in kitchen? Out of several things on an already VERY limited menu.

                      2. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on September 15, 2018

                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                        They have an amazing selection of Vermouths (the biggest selection in the East Bay) and their flight is on point. Definitely would go again for a full glass and another flight of a whole new selection. They know how to pair them well and provide you with the right citrus to open up the flavors. Also, their Bruschetta is fresh and delicious.

                      3. LM

                        LaurieM

                        San Francisco

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on August 30, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        So sad they closed. Great cocktails and awesome pizzas.

                      4. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Sacramento

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on July 15, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        So much fun for our oldests 17th birthday! Great food and great staff! The pizza was phenomenal and the pasta was a hit with our teen daughters. The shrimp dip was devoured in a blink. We played Bocce Ball and drank great beers.

                      5. LL

                        LouiseL

                        San Francisco

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on June 10, 2018

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Hi - A group of friends went to celebrate my Birthday - early (6:00) Bar area was noisy. We were seated in the back which made it much easier to have a conversation. The decor is great. The cleaned murals from the former restaurant look beautiful. New skylights added light and has a great clean look. The food was very good and a good value. The staff was friendly but the service was spotty. The restaurant would benefit from additional staff, to respond to small requests, once the drinks, food are served - ice, more water, bread, parmesan cheese, etc. Overall, I would recommend it, go back, and plan to come back and play bocce ball!

                      6. M

                        Mb2017

                        San Francisco

                        20 reviews

                        3.0

                        20 reviews

                        Dined on May 27, 2018

                        overall3food3service4ambience2

                        Very friendly staff. Ideal if you want to watch the game - they have giant screens and giant beers.

                      7. TR

                        TeriR

                        San Diego

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on May 13, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We felt welcomed from the moment we walked in the door. Excellent location for casual, yet upscale dining on graduation night. Food was great, service was attentive and wines were very good too. Worked well for our eclectic family from CT to Cali, who enjoy bocce ball.

                      8. k

                        karena

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 15, 2018

                        overall3food4service3ambience1

                        Very noisy; tv screens all around. Drinks very pricey. Food, expensive, but very good, though menu is very limited. Service friendly.

                      9. D

                        Disappointing

                        San Francisco

                        4 reviews

                        1.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on March 30, 2018

                        overall1food2service1ambience3

                        I'd been here on a Sunday afternoon and had a had a fine experience at the bar, sipping a bloody mary and chatting with the bartender. But about a week ago, I went with my family - a table of 8 - and was disappointed in the mediocre food (Among other things, Gio's serves pizza. You've got to bring a pretty good pizza game to the Bay Area restaurant scene), but we were especially disappointed in the inattentive table service - casual to the point of forgetfulness and disinterest. I hope it was just an off night for Gio's.

                      10. JB

                        JoanB

                        San Francisco

                        6 reviews

                        1.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on March 17, 2018

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        Gio's was closed up tight, Open Table confirmed our reservation, very disappointed as we had to scramble to find another venue and still make a 2 pm play.

                      11. HM

                        HeatherM

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 4, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food and service were excellent. Cool space. Loved the cocktails!

                      12. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        4 reviews

                        2.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on February 2, 2018

                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                        Very nice staff. But very under staffed. Food wasn’t bad, but nothing impressive. Favorite is the mushroom and sausage pizza. The margherita didn’t have a great tomato base and the salmon bruschetta was forgettable.

                      13. OT

                        OpenTableDiner

                        San Francisco

                        18 reviews

                        3.0

                        18 reviews

                        Dined on January 25, 2018

                        overall3food3service4ambience2

                        We went during Restaurant Week, as the special menu had meatless options, and also to see what the old Giovanni's has become. It now has a completely different industrial look, not hard to get used to as it's open and simply designed. It's definitely a place that attracts an age 21 to 35 group. The front of Gio's has high communal tables where groups were standing and drinking, the back has more traditional seating. Service was friendly and attentive, portions (especially the roasted cauliflower and the calzone were ample). We enjoyed the vermouth flight which came with the special menu.

                      14. T

                        Tina

                        San Francisco

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on January 21, 2018

                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                        The overall environment and food are good. Especially the wine flight. But the Calzone is too salty. And the worst is flies sometimes come to visit our table.

                      15. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        2 reviews

                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on January 21, 2018

                        overall2food1service5ambience2

                        Very sweet server, crappy cocktail and crappier food. The cauliflower appetizer was cold in places and luke warm in others and tasted awful. I like my food hot. The pizza we ordered was OK but nothing memorable.

                      16. ED

                        EmilyD

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 20, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Gio's is one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Berkeley. Excellent pizza; elegant, delicious vermouth-based 'spritz' cocktails; wonderful staff; live music; and bocce! Also a great place to watch any type of sports event - they have screens all over the dining room and a big projector in the back. My boyfriend and I have designated Gio's as our World Cup viewing destination, so you might run into us a lot starting in June ^_^

                      17. j

                        jar321

                        San Francisco

                        64 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        64 reviews

                        Dined on January 15, 2018

                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                        Went at 5:30, half hour after opening, they did not have many food options available until later that evening. Ridiculous!

                      18. TN

                        TravisN

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 7, 2018

                        overall3food4service2ambience4

                        I've made two reservations for Gio's. The first, for my father's birthday, was a success. Good food, great service, and the kids were able to play bocce. The second reservation, for Sunday lunch, was not so great, mainly because Gio's was closed for no reason. Their posted hours indicated they were open, and we had a confirmed reservation, but no dice. I'd still recommend Gio's for people who want casual, kid friendly dining (with live sports), but maybe call ahead first to confirm they are open.

                      19. KL

                        KauaiLove

                        San Francisco

                        14 reviews

                        5.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on November 20, 2017

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Most welcoming staff. Food was delicious, very generous with portions but a little slow with the drinks. Would be nice if they gave some bread automatically. Price is pretty reasonable. Would come again.

                      20. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on November 18, 2017

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        The new GIOs is amazing!! I highly recommend the apple endive salad and black mussels.

                      21. PD

                        PeggyD

                        San Francisco

                        4 reviews

                        1.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on November 12, 2017

                        overall1food2service3ambience1

                        Disappointing dinner! Nickel and dimed. Three small pieces of bread charged $2 and garlic bread with 4 very small pieces was $5. The best part of the meal was Ceasar Salad but our entrees were just so so. There was absolutely nobody in the restaurant so we should have turned around at that point. I won't go back.

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        7 reviews

                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on November 4, 2017

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Really fun night out for 4. Fantastic salad, good pizza, yummy seasonal cocktail. We will come back with the family.

                      23. s

                        serve2all

                        San Francisco

                        153 reviews

                        vip
                        2.0

                        153 reviews

                        Dined on October 24, 2017

                        overall2food4service1ambience4

                        Disappointing experience at what used to be Giovanni's. We arrived a few minutes before opening time of 5pm and they seated us but only could give us water until the clock hit 5pm. We gave the waitress our drink order and asked if she could give it to a bartender who didnt start work for 10 mins. The drinks didnt come until over 20 mins later. Waitrees did not now what she was doing...pushed us to order food, which of course arrived befor eht drinks did. And the drink choices....only one kind of vodkah? Overly lit space was so bright we couldnt see the big tv screen until I asked the boss to lower the lights. Food arrived haphazardly...appetizers, salads, entrees!!! Staff needs training, the place needs a more mellow ambiance, food was good but a very limited menu. Dont think we will go back.

                      24. D

                        Douglas

                        San Francisco

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on October 20, 2017

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Went with our kids and played bocce ball with them. Had an enjoyable dinner with grown-up and kid friendly pizza toppings. Great beer selection and the cocktails looked good, too. We look forward to going back.

                      25. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        vip
                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 13, 2017

                        overall2food3service1ambience2

                        Service was terrible. Waitress incredibly rude.

                      26. SS

                        SuzanneS

                        San Francisco

                        17 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        17 reviews

                        Dined on September 19, 2017

                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                        Creative cocktails and tasty food. Emily was an upbeat, attentive server. We'll be back!

                      27. PM

                        PeterM

                        Bergisches Land

                        25 reviews

                        5.0

                        25 reviews

                        Dined on September 7, 2017

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great new addition to our energetic Berkeley Neighborhood on Shattuck. Creative cocktails and real tasty food. Can't wait to go back very soon. Don't miss to sample the Andechser Hefeweizen Beer and the caprese salad. Service is fantastic.

                      28. h

                        hawk4sea

                        San Francisco

                        52 reviews

                        3.0

                        52 reviews

                        Dined on August 26, 2017

                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                        Our group of 8 planned to have lunch and play Bocce. Instead the only dining option was brunch (at noon) which was disappointing. The drink service was very erratic. The bocce court has a Lawn bowling set of equipment, not Bocce equipment. Hopefully things will improve with time as the remodeled space is beautiful!!

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                      Gio's Pizza and Bocce is rated 3.8 stars by 28 OpenTable diners

                      Not available on OpenTable

                      Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                      • Cross street

                        Channing

                      • Neighborhood

                        Berkeley

                      • Hours of operation

                        Dinner
                        Mon, Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
                        Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Italian, Pizzeria

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Casual Dress

                      • Parking details

                        plentiful street parking

                      • Public transit

                        Downtown Berkeley BART

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Entertainment

                        Bocce Ball, Movie Nights, World Cup Soccer

                      • Additional

                        Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

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