Giovanni's Pizzaria

★★★★★
  • 6200 Folsom Blvd

    Sacramento, CA 95819

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  • 916-455-8831

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This place is definitely one of my faves. Has been for years- excellent, NY style pizza is second to none! It's hard to go wrong at this place, anything you order is always good. :)

5
★★★★★

This place is definitely one of my faves. Has been for years- excellent, NY style pizza is second to none! It's hard to go wrong at this place, anything you order is always good. :)

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I've been frequenting this establishment for some time now and would like to say that it is the only pizza that is truly an authentic Italian New York style pizza! Just order the pizza pie , so that you can taste every element of flavor.

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★★★★★

I've been frequenting this establishment for some time now and would like to say that it is the only pizza that is truly an authentic Italian New York style pizza! Just order the pizza pie , so that you can taste every element of flavor.

Pros: pizza etc...

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This pizza used to be a family favorite. Something has transpired to make the quality not what it used to be. It is not consistent. We got one pizza with pepperoni that was so laden with oil that it was almost inedible. The cheese pizza, the same night, was too dry. When the owner is not present, I don't get the feeling the "kids" are watching the store.

1
★★☆☆☆

This pizza used to be a family favorite. Something has transpired to make the quality not what it used to be. It is not consistent. We got one pizza with pepperoni that was so laden with oil that it was almost inedible. The cheese pizza, the same night, was too dry. When the owner is not present, I don't get the feeling the "kids" are watching the store.

Pros: Kid friendly environment

Cons: Quality of pizza has slipped

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Very good New York style thin crust pizza great casual dinning affordable it 's family friendly they also sell by the slice for lunch

2
★★★★☆

Very good New York style thin crust pizza great casual dinning affordable it 's family friendly they also sell by the slice for lunch

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In my quest to find really great pizza I went on to a common search site to look at the reviews in my area. I came upon Giovanni's and the positive reviews intrigued me so I sent my husband there for our Friday night dinner. I was so excited to try the pie but was less then excited when I opened the box. The toppings were slim and there was barely a full layer of cheese. The flavor was ok nothing special or out of the ordinary, the crust was thin but chewy and kind of difficult to eat. Needless to say I wasn't too impressed and now my search for really great pizza continues......

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★★☆☆☆

In my quest to find really great pizza I went on to a common search site to look at the reviews in my area. I came upon Giovanni's and the positive reviews intrigued me so I sent my husband there for our Friday night dinner. I was so excited to try the pie but was less then excited when I opened the box. The toppings were slim and there was barely a full layer of cheese. The flavor was ok nothing special or out of the ordinary, the crust was thin but chewy and kind of difficult to eat. Needless to say I wasn't too impressed and now my search for really great pizza continues......

Pros: none

Cons: too expensive for the quality

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Tonight was the night that I re-discovered pizza. OH MY GOD! I was persuaded to try a pizza that I thought that I was going to hate, thin crust, just cheese, only mozzerella as an option. Well anyway, boy was I wrong. My friend Scott is originally from Rhode Isand and insisted that this was the only way to eat pizza and that Giovannis was the only place to eat it at. Okay Scott, whatever! So I gave it a try and was totally blown away, how can something so simple be so good? Well at the counter was Giovanni himself, a real New Yorker, he said that he has been makeing pizza for his entire life and that the best way to judge a pizzaria is to try their plain cheese and that if they can't make that taste good well then I should move on and keep searching. Well I cannot believe that I am going to say this; Thin crust plain cheese pizza at Giovanni's is the only way to eat your pizza!

2
★★★★★

Tonight was the night that I re-discovered pizza. OH MY GOD! I was persuaded to try a pizza that I thought that I was going to hate, thin crust, just cheese, only mozzerella as an option. Well anyway, boy was I wrong. My friend Scott is originally from Rhode Isand and insisted that this was the only way to eat pizza and that Giovannis was the only place to eat it at. Okay Scott, whatever! So I gave it a try and was totally blown away, how can something so simple be so good? Well at the counter was Giovanni himself, a real New Yorker, he said that he has been makeing pizza for his entire life and that the best way to judge a pizzaria is to try their plain cheese and that if they can't make that taste good well then I should move on and keep searching. Well I cannot believe that I am going to say this; Thin crust plain cheese pizza at Giovanni's is the only way to eat your pizza!

Pros: Plain cheese pizza

Cons: none at all

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This has to be the pizza and service I have ever experienced. I was with a large group and most of us were piling on the peppers, grated cheese.
This is genuine NY pizza

2
★★★★★

This has to be the pizza and service I have ever experienced. I was with a large group and most of us were piling on the peppers, grated cheese.
This is genuine NY pizza

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I live in Sacramento for nine whole years now, and I cannot beleive that it took me this long to discover Giovanni's Pizza. This place takes pizza back to when I was a kid living in Brooklyn. The first thing that I noticed was the smell, that by itself brought back memories of childhood then I tasted the pizza and all I could say is WOW. I am just going to leave it at that. You need to try it, and see for yourself.

2
★★★★★

I live in Sacramento for nine whole years now, and I cannot beleive that it took me this long to discover Giovanni's Pizza. This place takes pizza back to when I was a kid living in Brooklyn. The first thing that I noticed was the smell, that by itself brought back memories of childhood then I tasted the pizza and all I could say is WOW. I am just going to leave it at that. You need to try it, and see for yourself.

Pros: True N.Y. Pizza

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I cannot believe how awsome this place is. The pizza here is sooooo awsome. Try the pizza rustica, or ask for it without the salami like I do, it makes a great vegetarian type pizza. The salad sicilian style has olives, onions, parmeson and house made Italian, also awsome. A huge selection of microbrews, also awsome. Can be busy at times but well worth it.

2
★★★★★

I cannot believe how awsome this place is. The pizza here is sooooo awsome. Try the pizza rustica, or ask for it without the salami like I do, it makes a great vegetarian type pizza. The salad sicilian style has olives, onions, parmeson and house made Italian, also awsome. A huge selection of microbrews, also awsome. Can be busy at times but well worth it.

Pros: pizza salads microbrews

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I tuned in to KFBK radio as I was on my way to the market, I heard the owner of Giovanni's N.Y. Pizza being interviewed. At first I was skeptical, but as I kept listening I became sold on having pizza for lunch the next day. So I took my wife and my daughter to Giovanni's. Oh my God! it has been about twenty years since I had a real pizza. The size of the slice, the tase of the sauce and the crispiness of the crust, the whole package. Finally, at last I can go out and get a slice for lunch or a pie for dinner. I am from Astoria N.Y. where some of the best food in the world comes from, so I know. Giovanni's is right up there with the best of the best. Thanks to John and the guys at Giovanni's Pizza and thanks to KFBK for having John on their show. Everyone needs a piece of home, and I found it at Giovanni's.

2
★★★★★

I tuned in to KFBK radio as I was on my way to the market, I heard the owner of Giovanni's N.Y. Pizza being interviewed. At first I was skeptical, but as I kept listening I became sold on having pizza for lunch the next day. So I took my wife and my daughter to Giovanni's. Oh my God! it has been about twenty years since I had a real pizza. The size of the slice, the tase of the sauce and the crispiness of the crust, the whole package. Finally, at last I can go out and get a slice for lunch or a pie for dinner. I am from Astoria N.Y. where some of the best food in the world comes from, so I know. Giovanni's is right up there with the best of the best. Thanks to John and the guys at Giovanni's Pizza and thanks to KFBK for having John on their show. Everyone needs a piece of home, and I found it at Giovanni's.

Pros: Real N.Y. Pizza

Cons: None

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Eating at Giovanni's Pizza may be the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. Pizza just happens to be my favorite food. Eating at Giovanni's makes me want to take a trip to the Big Apple. I grew up eating at big chain pizza parlors, only hearing about places like this. I tried a few local family owned Italian pizzarias, there was nothing special about them. Giovanni's just became my new pizza parlor, I can't see myself eating anywhere else. They are definately the best anywhere.

2
★★★★★

Eating at Giovanni's Pizza may be the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. Pizza just happens to be my favorite food. Eating at Giovanni's makes me want to take a trip to the Big Apple. I grew up eating at big chain pizza parlors, only hearing about places like this. I tried a few local family owned Italian pizzarias, there was nothing special about them. Giovanni's just became my new pizza parlor, I can't see myself eating anywhere else. They are definately the best anywhere.

Pros: BEST PIZZA ANYWHERE

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Well, I found it hard to be true. My buddy Mike told me about Giovanni's and my responce was that he had been away from New York for to long and that his taste buds are just a little rusty and that he needed to take a trip back east . I was sooooo wrong, I travel to New York all the time, always eat pizza and also believed that it could not be done anywhere else in the world. Giovanni's makes some of the best pizza that I ever had, probably THE BEST. I walked up to the cashier and asked for the owner, just a minute later, Giovanni came out and told me about how he has been doing this since childhood and that a true pizza maker makes his dough from scratch knowing when to tweek his recipe. Also stated that most pizzeria's are just part of a fast food chain and that there are no pizza makers, just people following instructions on how to put a premix together. I am now hooked on Giovanni's and I will tell all about this unbelievable pizzeria.

2
★★★★★

Well, I found it hard to be true. My buddy Mike told me about Giovanni's and my responce was that he had been away from New York for to long and that his taste buds are just a little rusty and that he needed to take a trip back east . I was sooooo wrong, I travel to New York all the time, always eat pizza and also believed that it could not be done anywhere else in the world. Giovanni's makes some of the best pizza that I ever had, probably THE BEST. I walked up to the cashier and asked for the owner, just a minute later, Giovanni came out and told me about how he has been doing this since childhood and that a true pizza maker makes his dough from scratch knowing when to tweek his recipe. Also stated that most pizzeria's are just part of a fast food chain and that there are no pizza makers, just people following instructions on how to put a premix together. I am now hooked on Giovanni's and I will tell all about this unbelievable pizzeria.

Pros: unbelievable pizza & friendly people

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John, You asked me to let all of my friends know about your restaurant, I decided to kick it up a few notches and tell the whole country! Giovanni's Pizzeria has true old world pizza. They make everything from scratch and use only the highest quality ingredients. I grew up on the lower east side of N.Y.C. and ate pizza almost every day. This is the only pie that I can say is really N.Y. pizza. What is better at Giovanni's is that they have their own microbrewed beer and they are not shy about giving out samples. I tried their Stout and my girl had thier Birra, both of us agreed that this was the best beer that we ever tasted. Giovanni's is the only pizzeria that you can go to and have the best of both worlds. WE LOVE THIS PLACE.

2
★★★★★

John, You asked me to let all of my friends know about your restaurant, I decided to kick it up a few notches and tell the whole country! Giovanni's Pizzeria has true old world pizza. They make everything from scratch and use only the highest quality ingredients. I grew up on the lower east side of N.Y.C. and ate pizza almost every day. This is the only pie that I can say is really N.Y. pizza. What is better at Giovanni's is that they have their own microbrewed beer and they are not shy about giving out samples. I tried their Stout and my girl had thier Birra, both of us agreed that this was the best beer that we ever tasted. Giovanni's is the only pizzeria that you can go to and have the best of both worlds. WE LOVE THIS PLACE.

Pros: PIZZA and BEER

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This is my absolute favorite place for pizza. I also don't understand the comments about the Lohemans Plaza location, I have been going there a long time and have not noticed a decline in the least.

2
★★★★★

This is my absolute favorite place for pizza. I also don't understand the comments about the Lohemans Plaza location, I have been going there a long time and have not noticed a decline in the least.

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Richard L is full of it!!! Loehmann's uses the same ingredients as the other restaurants. You think that John (the owner) would let each location use their own ingredients. No way!!!

I've met him, he's very from Brooklyn... do I have to say more. I've been to the Loehmann's location and the pies have always been as good as the other locations. Although I've only been to the Folsom location other than Loehmanns, so I can't speak of Land Park or Natomas.

Richard L should not make such claims without any proof. Skim milk... I think that's residue in you mouth left over from your Domino's pizza.

Giovanni's is the best NY pizza I've ever had.

2
★★★★★

Richard L is full of it!!! Loehmann's uses the same ingredients as the other restaurants. You think that John (the owner) would let each location use their own ingredients. No way!!!

I've met him, he's very from Brooklyn... do I have to say more. I've been to the Loehmann's location and the pies have always been as good as the other locations. Although I've only been to the Folsom location other than Loehmanns, so I can't speak of Land Park or Natomas.

Richard L should not make such claims without any proof. Skim milk... I think that's residue in you mouth left over from your Domino's pizza.

Giovanni's is the best NY pizza I've ever had.

Pros: Great Pizza

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I have been a Giovannis customer for several years and have enjoyed the great pizza and other delights. Whomever is cooking elsewhere is taking shortcuts and skimping on the ingredients. The cheese no longer is the good Buffalo Mottzarella as I was accustomed to, but is the cheaper low fat, skim milk variety. The wonderfully thin crust has is great! The quality great tasting olive oil . The last pizza I ordered had olive oil and the taste .

2
★★★★★

I have been a Giovannis customer for several years and have enjoyed the great pizza and other delights. Whomever is cooking elsewhere is taking shortcuts and skimping on the ingredients. The cheese no longer is the good Buffalo Mottzarella as I was accustomed to, but is the cheaper low fat, skim milk variety. The wonderfully thin crust has is great! The quality great tasting olive oil . The last pizza I ordered had olive oil and the taste .

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I have been going to Giovanni's since they first opened six or seven years ago. I always try a pizza joint that has an Italian name, this is the only one that is for real!!! Giovanni is a fello Italian guy from N.Y. who is a pizza champion. I go there for the pizza, but I can tell you that all of their food is excellent. As for the service, they are down to earth people who work hard and really appreciate your business, I never had a problem. As a matter of fact, there were several times that they gave me a beer on the house while I waited for my order, nothing was wrong, they did it because they appreciate my business. Thank you Giovanni's," I am now spoiled for life."

2
★★★★★

I have been going to Giovanni's since they first opened six or seven years ago. I always try a pizza joint that has an Italian name, this is the only one that is for real!!! Giovanni is a fello Italian guy from N.Y. who is a pizza champion. I go there for the pizza, but I can tell you that all of their food is excellent. As for the service, they are down to earth people who work hard and really appreciate your business, I never had a problem. As a matter of fact, there were several times that they gave me a beer on the house while I waited for my order, nothing was wrong, they did it because they appreciate my business. Thank you Giovanni's," I am now spoiled for life."

Pros: THUMBS UP ALL THE WAY

Cons: NONE AT ALL

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This pizza is like nothing that I ever had before. You can eat a different pizza every time that you go there and have an awsome experience. It has a fresh taste that no other pizza place offers. I love all of their combo's.

2
★★★★★

This pizza is like nothing that I ever had before. You can eat a different pizza every time that you go there and have an awsome experience. It has a fresh taste that no other pizza place offers. I love all of their combo's.

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THIS IS THE BEST PIE THAT I EVER ATE. THEY MAY SEEM PRICEY, BUT THEIR SIZES ARE MUCH LARGER THAN ROUND TABLE. GIOVANNI HIMSELF MADE MY PIZZA, HE WAS THERE WITH A TOMATO SPLASH ON HIS SHIRT MAKING PIZZAS JUST AS FAST AS ANY IN N.Y. WHEN I ASKED TO SPEAK TO HIM, HE CAME AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO ME AND MY GIRL. HIS ACCENT WAS SO STRONG, THAT SARAH COULDN'T UNDERSTAND HIM, BUT I DID BEING I AM FROM QUEENS . LET ME TELL YOU GIOVANNI IS A KOOL GUY AND A TRUE PIZZA CONNOISSEUR. THANKS FOR MAKING MY PIZZA AND THANKS FOR MAKING MY NIGHT OUT SO SPECIAL.

2
★★★★★

THIS IS THE BEST PIE THAT I EVER ATE. THEY MAY SEEM PRICEY, BUT THEIR SIZES ARE MUCH LARGER THAN ROUND TABLE. GIOVANNI HIMSELF MADE MY PIZZA, HE WAS THERE WITH A TOMATO SPLASH ON HIS SHIRT MAKING PIZZAS JUST AS FAST AS ANY IN N.Y. WHEN I ASKED TO SPEAK TO HIM, HE CAME AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO ME AND MY GIRL. HIS ACCENT WAS SO STRONG, THAT SARAH COULDN'T UNDERSTAND HIM, BUT I DID BEING I AM FROM QUEENS . LET ME TELL YOU GIOVANNI IS A KOOL GUY AND A TRUE PIZZA CONNOISSEUR. THANKS FOR MAKING MY PIZZA AND THANKS FOR MAKING MY NIGHT OUT SO SPECIAL.

Pros: PIZZA PIE, BEST SERVICE, FRIENDLY

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This place is AMAZING! Simply, the finest New york pie I've ever had. We go there all the time - service is prompt, and reliable.

The crust - Mamma Mia, the crust! So light, so thin, so crispy! Prices are reasonable. Toppings are authentic.

This is a MUST TRY in Sacramento!

2
★★★★★

This place is AMAZING! Simply, the finest New york pie I've ever had. We go there all the time - service is prompt, and reliable.

The crust - Mamma Mia, the crust! So light, so thin, so crispy! Prices are reasonable. Toppings are authentic.

This is a MUST TRY in Sacramento!

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As a Jersey born Italian, I had nearly given up on what passes for Pizza on the left coast (two inches of flavorless dough and and half an inch of plastic cheese does not a Pizza make), in a final desparate attempt I called Giovanni's. Not only did he understand what I meant when I asked for a "large plain pie", but the pizza proved to be the equal of any Jersey/New York thin crust I've yet tasted. Customer service has always been good - once when a medium pie came out slightly lopsided, the manager sent me home with an additional medium (perfectly round) for free.
This is NOTHING like the round table/pizza hut places that pass for pizza places out here so if a padded booth and unforgivably bad pizza is your preference, look elsewhere.

2
★★★★★

As a Jersey born Italian, I had nearly given up on what passes for Pizza on the left coast (two inches of flavorless dough and and half an inch of plastic cheese does not a Pizza make), in a final desparate attempt I called Giovanni's. Not only did he understand what I meant when I asked for a "large plain pie", but the pizza proved to be the equal of any Jersey/New York thin crust I've yet tasted. Customer service has always been good - once when a medium pie came out slightly lopsided, the manager sent me home with an additional medium (perfectly round) for free.
This is NOTHING like the round table/pizza hut places that pass for pizza places out here so if a padded booth and unforgivably bad pizza is your preference, look elsewhere.

Pros: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Cons: Does not deliver

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Having a husband from New Jersey in the land of fast food pizza was hard. He thought Californians didnt know how to make a decent pizza. Until we discovered Giovanni's. The pizza is fresh, the tomato sauce is excellent and they don't put too much cheese on the pie. All in all-Perfection in the form of a pizza. This restaurant is better than the Land Park location.

2
★★★★★

Having a husband from New Jersey in the land of fast food pizza was hard. He thought Californians didnt know how to make a decent pizza. Until we discovered Giovanni's. The pizza is fresh, the tomato sauce is excellent and they don't put too much cheese on the pie. All in all-Perfection in the form of a pizza. This restaurant is better than the Land Park location.

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I love this place, they greet me by my name. the pizza is the best that I ever had. They offer an honest pizza, well worth the time and the money. The Coney Island rocks!!!

2
★★★★★

I love this place, they greet me by my name. the pizza is the best that I ever had. They offer an honest pizza, well worth the time and the money. The Coney Island rocks!!!

Pros: friendly, quality, owner has hands on

Cons: none

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I am an Italian guy from New Jerseywho loves to eat pizza. John saved me from the horrible fast food versions of pizza. When you try Giovanni's pizza, you will know exactly what I mean. Molto grazia to my friend John.

2
★★★★★

I am an Italian guy from New Jerseywho loves to eat pizza. John saved me from the horrible fast food versions of pizza. When you try Giovanni's pizza, you will know exactly what I mean. Molto grazia to my friend John.

Pros: BEST PIZZA, REAL PIZZA, GOOD PEOPLE

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This place is consistant with the other store in Land Park. Don Giovanni by the slice is the best thig to eat for lunch, take it from me youwont be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

This place is consistant with the other store in Land Park. Don Giovanni by the slice is the best thig to eat for lunch, take it from me youwont be disappointed.

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Giovanni's Pizzaria has the best pizza that I have ever tasted. I worked my way through their menu and I would like to say that I am impressed. Go Giovanni's!

2
★★★★★

Giovanni's Pizzaria has the best pizza that I have ever tasted. I worked my way through their menu and I would like to say that I am impressed. Go Giovanni's!

Pros: quality pizza, good service, cool atmosphere

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This place is definitely one of the better pizza joints in town. Enjoyed the ambiance and the outdoor seating. Service was good the pizza was better the all the other places I have been to. A must try! Oh and this Giovanni's is better then the other one!

2
★★★★★

This place is definitely one of the better pizza joints in town. Enjoyed the ambiance and the outdoor seating. Service was good the pizza was better the all the other places I have been to. A must try! Oh and this Giovanni's is better then the other one!

Pros: PIZZA

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I LIVE BY THE S.LAND PARK STORE AND I WORK NEAR THE FOLSOM BLVD. STORE. I EAT AT GIOVANNI'S ALMOST EVERY DAY. NEVER GET SICK OF THEIR PIZZA, IT IS THE BEST AND I CALL IT MY SECOND HOME.

2
★★★★★

I LIVE BY THE S.LAND PARK STORE AND I WORK NEAR THE FOLSOM BLVD. STORE. I EAT AT GIOVANNI'S ALMOST EVERY DAY. NEVER GET SICK OF THEIR PIZZA, IT IS THE BEST AND I CALL IT MY SECOND HOME.

Pros: PIZZA, SLICES, BEST FOOD

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This is a must try, must have pizza in Sacramento.

The original thin crust pizza with the freshist ingredients is hands down the best in Sacramento!!!

2
★★★★★

This is a must try, must have pizza in Sacramento.

The original thin crust pizza with the freshist ingredients is hands down the best in Sacramento!!!

Pros: Fresh ingredients, Great crust, Great family feel

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I am a pizza maker from n.y.c.,Giovannis pizzeria is better than any pizza that you can get in n.y.c..You will never get heart burn here, this is fine quality food.Their chicken is also very good.

2
★★★★★

I am a pizza maker from n.y.c.,Giovannis pizzeria is better than any pizza that you can get in n.y.c..You will never get heart burn here, this is fine quality food.Their chicken is also very good.

Pros: inexpensive, parking is plentiful, great people

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GIOVANNIS IS THE BOMB! JUST LIKE MY NONNA USED TO MAKE.BETTER THAN ANY PIZZA IN NEW YORK

2
★★★★★

GIOVANNIS IS THE BOMB! JUST LIKE MY NONNA USED TO MAKE.BETTER THAN ANY PIZZA IN NEW YORK

Pros: REAL PIZZA, REAL NEW YORKER, UNBELIEVABLE

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I lived in naples for most of my life,this guy from N.Y. is doing something good for Sacramento. Try the Pizza Rustica, it is to die for...

2
★★★★★

I lived in naples for most of my life,this guy from N.Y. is doing something good for Sacramento. Try the Pizza Rustica, it is to die for...

Pros: good service, fun place, great crowd

 

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