Pizza >Giovanni's Pizzaria
6200 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA | Directions 9581938.555195 -121.430225
Neighborhoods: Central Sacramento, East Sacramento
Most amazing pizza! – 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.
Not what it used to be. – 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.
Very Good! – Very good New York style thin crust pizza great casual dinning affordable it 's family friendly they also sell by the slice for lunch
Still searching for the best pizza – 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......
Pizza Heaven – 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!
pizza pizza – 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
Takin it back to Brooklyn! – 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.
The most awsome pizza – 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.
At last, a piece of home – 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.
The perfect pie – 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.
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