Authentic Neapolitan Wood fired pizza. We have a 3000 lb. Wood fired oven we bring to your event. You will be able to watch pizzas being prepared the way it is done in Naples Italy. Our flours come straight from Naples.
Love love love the garlic fire-wood baked bread sticks! Addictive! To say the least. For less than $6 and you get 6 tiny crusted bread sticks smothered in olive oil, garlic and parsley! This is the only way bread sticks should be made. More...
Super wood fired oven pizzas with many topping choices! Parking is minimal but Loomis shouldBe walked to be appreciated. Park in the rear and walk to the front. Make sure to top your pizza with some arugula! More...
The pizza is OUTSTANDING!
Constance Pock Giggey
Il pizzaiolo has the best pizza around by far! Our favorites are the #4 and #8 but you have a choice of many different toppings. Cooking in a wood burning pizza oven makes all the difference. Everything is so fresh. The breadsticks are to die for...garlic for days. And don't forget to save space for their home made Cannoli or Tiramisu! Either one will take you away to your "happy place". The owners, Jacqueline and Peter make you feel like you've just walked into a place where "everyone knows your name". Super family friendly! More...
Great food and Cold beer on tap, Friendly people.Locally owned and run. Nice selection to choose from
I had the Campania. First time I have had apple on my pizza. It was amazing! Their crust was delicious.
Love their chewy wood fired delightful crust , fresh topping and friendly smiling staff✌️ Hubby will always get their monthly special, me the Margherita and 2 pizza to go for my son! Best place to grab lunch after a hike More...
The flavorful key that sets this pizza apart from others is the use of fresh local ingredients. I wish I would've been able to take a pic of the garden salad, but it was attacked as soon as it hit the table. It was way too tempting, with veggies and greens bright and beautiful.My only regret was not saving room for the gelato. I guess there's always next time More...
Pizzaiolo is a staple in our house. The pizza is amazing with great ingredients, awesome flavor profiles and the perfect thin crust. If you're looking for garbage pizza, this won't be for you. The pizzas are made in the old world style and taste homemade! I highly recommend whatever their special is for the month and, if you're not averse to meat, their house made sausage is quite the treat. If you're in the mood for dessert you can't go wrong with their cannoli, just make sure to get 4 as they are smaller and you'll regret it if you don't. More...
Best Neapolitan pizza in town!!
Great pizza place! It's our go-to Loomis restaurant. Their Sunday special meals are delicious, too. Really nice to have a place like this in Loomis!
ABSOLUTE favorite spot to eat in Colfax. Always fresh, always tasty.
This is our "Go To" stop on our way up the Hill.The Best Authentic pizza outside of Italy.Highly Recommend making a stop here on your way the way up or down the Hill.
Fantastic find! We are camping nearby and came into town to get a bite to eat. I was not expecting to find something this good. The owner came out to greet us and explained how they import the flour from Italy, and make their own sausage, tomato sauce and ranch dressing. Very cool little spot! More...
The food is all fresh and delicious! The service was very quick and everyone is really nice. This is our second time eating here and we'll be back for sure! We had the breadsticks, the side balsamic salad and the Margherita pizza, yum! More...
Always reserve 5 stars for places that earn it in every way. Pizzaiolo is no exception. Owner David Nagy is a former Silicon Valley Product Manager and it shows. His attention to detail and engineering approach to his latest en-devour is a labor of love.His meticulous quest for perfection is evident in every creation that comes out of this simple kitchen on a basic street on little 'ol Colfax, CA.These pizzas are authentic to traditional Italian ingredients, methods and finishes.From the authentic Soupy Center to the the Leopard Spotted Crust and the very authentic San Marzano-style tomatoes, this true Neapolitan pizza is about the dough, tomato sauce and olive oil. That's it.Perfection. More...
Linda Martinelli Schumacher
The only pizza I will ever eat... it’s so good and fresh!
I love this place the pizza has fresh and clever ingredients. And I just finished my lavender honey gelato oh my goodness. So very good!
I've eaten here dozens of times now, I've tried almost every pizza off the menu. And I haven't been disappointed not once! Good desserts, craft beer and wine. Special rotating pies, annnd Great prices too! Favorite pizza spot everrr More...
Fantastically made pizza and meatballs! A must stop.
We stopped by this place last week. We ordered the Salciccia pizza and Tiramisu. Both were delicious. Service was friendly
Michelle Moore Winder
BEST PIZZA we've had in the US! JUST like the Pizza we got in ITALY!
Mary Ann Luckinbill
Great pizza’s from a wood fired oven with amazing flavor.
Such fantastic pizza!!!The pies here are amongst the best I've had. Aside from the combination of toppings offered for the various signature pizzas, I think the real secret here is the dough. It's SO good! The crust ultimately makes the pizza what it is. If you can't find a signature pizza to your liking, you're more than welcome to build your own. Love this place so much! More...
We were in Colfax and wanted to go on a picnic at a winery. We heard good things about this place and since we are Italian, we are hard critics of Italian restaurants. We ordered a pizza with arugula, meatballs and caesar salad. The owner packed it all up with plates, forks, napkins, hot pepper flakes....Then we drove to Lucchesi Winery, got a glasses of their excellent cabernet sauvignon to go with our lunch. The beautiful area that they have for picnics overlooks their 50 acres of vines as well the Sierra mountains. What a perfect spot to enjoy a wonderful meal. The food was all great. To Kristin who said that it was overpriced, you are a cheap skate. It's not overpriced. And 3 of us shared the caesar salad. So unless you used a pitch fork for your two bite salad, it's enough to split with others. The food here is authentic, fresh and good quality ingredients. More...
Gordan Van Alstine
Dry nice experience overall.
Wonderful, fresh food! A must try for casual, quick dinner. The homemade desserts are excellent, to die for.
The pizza here is absolutely amazing! The pizza dough is soooo good! They make home made croutons which I'd gladly buy separately just to eat plain because they're so good. The staff is always polite friendly and the service is great. The pizza is usually done within a few minutes upon order. Hidden gem for sure! More...
The pizzas here are diminutive, but exceedingly delicious. Each pizza is about 11", perfect for one. My 10 year old loved her mushroom pizza with the tangy red sauce, while my wife had hers with the white sauce. My son opted for the pizza margarita. All are topped with what tastes and feels like genuine whole milk mozzarella -stringy, creamy, and filling. The red sauce has a nice zing to it, with a healthy dose of oregano topping the list of herbs. The basil on the margarita was fresh and zesty. The wood fired oven had the pizzas done in no time. For the quality you get, they are very reasonably priced. Be prepared for a small seating area- it seats about two dozen people, maximum- but man is it worth it. If you're near Colfax, or just on your way to or from Tahoe (as we were), I highly recommend Il Pizzaiolo. More...
We stopped here on our back from Tahoe to Sacramento after reading the reviews. It lived up to the hype! We had the rosmarino with mozzarella, red onions and rosemary, it was incredible. With all good wood fired pizza it's all about the dough, it was soft and flavorful and the toppings just enhanced it. Absolutely stop here if you are anywhere near Colfax. More...
Great spot en route to Tahoe. Fast and delicious pizza. Skip Subway and eat here!
I wish I would've taken a picture of my food but it didn't last long at all! Just a quick stop on our way to Reno and we were all hungry so we stopped here for some pizza after seeing the reviews and they did not disappoint!!! It's a small cute little joint but everyone is very sweet and attentive and the pizza and salad were delicious More...
I keep coming back! My wife and I love real pizza (quality crust, sauce, cheese), and this is one of the few places that can truly be called "real" pizza. There is something about the dough/crust that makes me keep coming back, even after trying all of the good pizza places near Sacramento. I've had so many mind-blowing food experiences here! Their margherita is flawless, and their "white"/oil pizzas are also divine (normally don't like anything but red). The owners and staff are super friendly and knowledgable as well. The location is also wonderful.I can't recommend it enough! More...
The pizza is amazing, the beer list is always rotating local great beers, and now they offer a Sunday dinner that is a gastronomic explosion of goodness. The Chicken is to die for, the wood-fired vegetables are scrumptious, and the rotating pasta dishes are nothing less than perfect. Great wines too. More...
Authentic Italian pizza in Loomis - YES PLEASE! Best ever!
Love it ate everything; Napoli pizza, Cesar salad and bread sticks. Great service delicious food and great beer. Recommend to anyone looking for a casual but different kind of pizza place.
Pretty good for a small town . Very inexpensive. Could have have more flavor, but we liked it and would go back if we needed to eat in the city of Colfax where they're are very few choices.
Delicious Tasty, tasty and one more time tasty-delicious pizza. Didn't wait too much for our order. We tried also the wood fired chicken Definitely coming back
The best Italian style pizza I ever ate!Excelent service!!!❤️
Delicious pizza! Got the number 6, and added arugula. I ate the whole pizza before taking a picture. It is exceptional. Also ordered the meatball with sauce. The sauce wins! Definitely coming back again. More...
I love the atmosphere and menu here!!! Everything I've tried is delicious! The side salad, meatballs, margherita pizza, salscicca pizza, and Bianca pizza (rosemary, pistachio one ) are incredible! The staff is really friendly and helpful. They have great lunch specials too! More...
Read the reviews, and had to eat the Pizza Pie and let you all know.........Yup. Its as good as the reviews.
Il Pizzaiolo is probably my favorite pizza. Their ingredients are fresh and flavorful, the people are friendly and helpful, and their crust? Their crust, chewy and delicious, soft but crispy, is absolutely wonderful. The flavors are so wonderful, and you can tell the ingredients are high quality. Reading others reviews, I've gone to quite a few pizza places like this and not only is Il Pizzaiolo my favorite, they are definitely in line with their prices, if not a little less than other places that do not even have the same quality. Great fun and delicious place! I'll definitely be back when I'm in the area. More...
Absolutely delicious wood fired pizza... the ingredients are top quality, with just enough to make a delicious flavor. And their dough? It is delicious and chewy with complex flavors after it comes out of the oven. The burnt parts are like little bits of edible gold. They absolutely add to the flavor and texture richness of this delicious pizza. Love this place and will continue to enjoy eating here. More...
Best pizza! Very authentic! Also great Caesar salads and great orices! Highly recommend!
Hurray!!! There finally is a great pizza place in Placer county. Not only is the crust thin, crunchy and wood fired, it is authentic southern Italian! The staff is as wonderful as the food. The salads are fresh and there is local beer on tap. Plus it is a bargain! More...
Just had the most wonderful lunch here. We had gone to Gastro Pub, around the corner, service was so bad, we left and came to II Pizzaiolo. Best decision ever. The owners/staff are wonderful. Watching them in action with the wood oven pizza oven is amazing. We got two pizzas, a "red" and a "white" and they were done to perfection. The homemade sour dough croutons on their house salad are amazing, with just the right amount of balsamic herb dressing. A wonderful selection of beverages, including the white wine I enjoyed. So clean and inviting. Recommend unequivocally! More...
This place is AMAZING! Really great authentic pizza. It takes a while to get your order when busy but definitely worth the wait! It can be very loud when it's busy and seating can be limited on a Friday night. I would continue to go back and recommend to a friend. Great local business! More...
Always great staff and their pizza is awesome!!
The pizza is awesome. Environmental is very cozy and staff is very friendly! Quality ingredients and amazing flavor. The best pizza I’ve ever had! I highly recommend Il Pizzaiolo wood-fire pizza in Colfax! More...
From looking at the outside , would never expect the beauty once you walk through those doors! Food is fantastic and the scenery is gorgeous.
Best pizza ever!!!! I love the pizzas but their calzones are incredible. We always get the Caesar salad too which comes with great dressing & croutons. Everything is so fresh and the service is so good. My family loves this place and we are frequent customers. Each time we go it's always so good!!! More...
Most DELICIOUS pizza you will ever taste! Highest quality ingredients definitely set this pizza apart!! Can’t wait to go back!!!
Extraordinary and different pizza than you get from others. Stone fired cooked and absolutely first rate. Fast service and no hassles if you stay awhile. Good people.
Ashley Sheri Harris
I don't even consider myself a pizza person, but I think the issue is all the other pizza places. everything here is so good. get adventurous, try the pizza with the apples on it, try a lavender latte to go with. you won't regret it. More...
Whaaat!!! Pizzaiolo destroyed the nostalgia of my favorite childhood pizza place that I have held onto for decades. Thanks Pizzaiolo!?! They just had to create the most amazing pizza that I ever had the pleasure of eating. Wood fired crispy crust with flour imported from Italy and topped with fresh Wisconsin cheese. Delicious pepperoni and homemade sausage topped of the pie. I can't wait for another reason to travel past Colfax again! Maybe I can con the wife and kid to go skiing in Tahoe before the end of the season and... who's hungry More...
What a little gem to find! Me and my fiancé live an hour out of Loomis but we were In town for a doctors appointment. Not knowing where to eat for lunch, when we looked up recommendations for pizza, this was the first option that popped up, so we went! And we are so glad we did. The food was DELICIOUS. We got the breadsticks and a pepperoni pizza. The staff was very courteous and the establishment was clean. And it was absolutely affordable, which was a shock to me because I honestly thought it would be on the pricey side. We will be back as soon as we can! More...
Stormy and I were in the area for a recent business trip and needed lunch. What a great find! The pizzas are top quality european style done in wood fired oven. I got sauce all over my shirt it was so yummy. (I'm a klutz when eating.)Interestingly, they have a great Sunday dinner special (roast chicken I believe) that looked super.My only Con: I'm diabetic and their selection of diabetic friendly beverages was poor. I just wanted a diet Coke and the alternative served was not good IMHO.Stormy says check it out and she isn't even a pizza fan. More...
We've been here 4 times now and it's always sooo yummy!! My favorite is the #8, pancetta. The costumer service is great. The atmosphere is a little weird but it just gives the place character. My only complaint is that my beer was served in a warm glass. More...
The best pizza around. In my opinionHusband and I look forward to this treat! The pizza is the best EVER. But we've recently became fans of their amazing spaghetti...I just can't describe how a salad with spaghetti and bread sticks fills the void. More...
Very good ultra thin-crust wood-fired pizza. Very little resemblance to a chain-store pizza (not that there's anything wrong with either one).You don't get much cheese, and the toppings are a little hippy-dippy, and I think they could be a buck or two cheaper, but they are very tasty, and the crust is excellent. Sauce tastes very fresh. Just know that it's different than what you may be used to, and you will probably like it.They usually have a lunch special (a margarite pizza) for $6 which is a pretty good deal. More...
This is fantastic pizza. It's wood fired , so the crust has a crispy delicious taste . Also the restaurant itself is cozy, clean , and inviting . They offer many varieties of speciality pizzas , and there is really something for everyone . Very happy they are now in Colfax . More...
Wow little gem! Just stopped in thinking I better eat before I get to the ski hills... boy what a great surprise! Real deal here folks, haven't had a good Italian pizza in a while!
The best pizza in the area !
This is the best pizza place in the area , I'm driving all the way from the downtown to Loomis just for a good pizza , the place is very clean and the Wood-fired oven make the difference, very authentic Italian staffs.
Gretchen Marie Crawford
My favorite pizza places. And now they have a location in Loomis. I use to have to travel to Colfax to get this gift. Love the Apple and Bacon pizza!
Great food, quick service! Tried the calzone and it was amaZing! Awesome place to stop on the way at back home from sledding. Great prices! 1 pizza and and 1 calzone fed 2 adults and 2 very hungry kiddos. More...
Finally fresh mozzarella pizza!! I've been searching for places close to Auburn that offer fresh mozzarella pizza and finally found it. The fresh garlic on the breadsticks was a nice vibrant bite of flavor. The calzone was full of flavor. Both pizzas we order were tasty and fresh. Not a bite of crust was left. Super friendly service. More...
We had 4 different pizzas that were exceptional. The Crust and sauce was incredible the service was amazing and the bathrooms were clean.
Best Authentic Italian Pizza you will find in the states. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Been here maybe twenty times since I moved to Colfax, NEVER A BAD EXPERIENCE.
100% open on sundays from 3-7 for their Sunday chicken dinner for two! Definitely a LOT of food feeds more about 3-4 and you can always add on an extra side if you want more. Absolutely delicious dinner, we will hands down be back for more! More...
This is not only our place for the best wood fired pizza, its now our go to for Sunday chicken dinners, potatoes, greens, brussel sprouts, and house made desserts if you wish, open 3-7 on Sundays only for chicken....
Had a pepperoni and and a sausage pizza. Very good. Auburn ale on tap is worth the try very tasty.
Had the best pizza margarita we ever had. Thin crust wit wood fire char was very well done. Red sauce tasted like fresh tomatoes. With lots of basil. First time to have pizza Bianca no red sauce. Again here the flavors are distinct. Very nice and helpful staff. Good selection of local beer. Could have had a more extensive wile section. We will return. More...
Best pizza crust I've ever had, and I've had pizza in Naples. Nice simple toppings. I particularly like those with apple or pear and cheese. Get a loaf of bread if it's available. Nice people! More...
The best Italian style pizza I ever ate!Excelent service!!!❤️
Tímea N János Bácsi
Excellent service and superb, authentic pizza! Great selection of toppings.
Great, excellent wooden fired pizza. As good as I've had anywhere else. I've been here for lunch and dinner and always get the margherita pizza, plus bread sticks or spaghetti and meatballs/saugsage. Have also tried their latte, affogato,chocolate gelato. Everything is good!!! If you're complaining about a wait time - let me tell you - it's worth the wait! Plus, this is a mom-pop shop - you can tell they work really hard! More...
open sundays 330 - 8 for the best chicken dinner, everything was again so good, our new Sunday dinner, well done IlPizzaiolo....
These crusty, melty, flavorful pizzas taste just as you'd expect an expertly hand crafted pizza to taste. The crispy dough is so delicious along with the savory toppings. We love this place and enjoy coming here from Granite Bay because no one can beat this Loomis eateries wood fired hand crafted pizzas. More...
this is it! pizza that tastes like the real thing from Italy! you won't be disappointed!
Great customer service and the best pizza I have ever had! They are usually busy and after trying it I know why.
This is one of the hidden gems I'm glad that I've found. Ordered the Margarita,it had very good flavors and was cooked perfectly. While I was waiting for my pizza I observed the Chef making an appetizer for another customer. I asked the Chef what it was because it looked delicious. A few minutes later he came out with a sample for me to try which was a nice. It was simple bread sticks from the pizza dough with I believe a little pesto, garlic, olive oil Parmesan and I'm guessing parsley? It was simple and simply delicious. The service was excellent as was the food. Good job! I'm not in the area much but I will definitely return. More...
Love this location! A gem for Colfax and the surrounding communities!
The best Pizza, Caesar salad, and Cannoli that I’ve ever had. Service was happy and fast even though the place was packed :). See you again soon.
We loved the pizza. If you are a fan of wood fired pizza and the smoky and crispy thin crust. You will enjoy the pies here! We ordered the pepperoni, margarita, and pesto. All were very good . I love the tiny pepperonis! We also had some breadsticks - amazing garlic goodness! The spaghetti and meatballs also great! What are you waiting for? Come get some delicious pizza! More...
This is mine and my sinks favorite pizza place! The staff are friendly and the pizza is always fresh and delicious. We feel lucky to have this restaurant in Loomis.
The best pizza outside of Northern Italy, period. The owners are delightful and the staff enthusiastic and friendly. I’m very picky about restaurant cleanliness: the place is spotless. Go visit Vesuvio, the brick pizza oven. More...
I took my family to Il Pizzaiolo in Colfax, CA based on an article I have read in the Sacramento News & Review I believe. Small location with a few tables inside but great view of the magic going on in the kitchen.My family chose the table closet to the action so to speak, and ordered 3 pizzas and sat down. They had complimentary ice cold water which was amazingly cold and refreshing. We ordered 3 pizzas, a sausage, a pepperoni, and a prosciutto and arugula pizza. My 3 children (ages 16, 11, and 5) devoured all the pizza. It was truly amazing and an inspiration, perfectly cooked from there wood fired oven.We ate everything and with full stomachs we left. I definitely hope to go back some day soon. More...
Love this place! The crust is just so different than every other kind of pizza place. It is not thick or crisp, but just just perfect, sort of bite it off and it is an easy chew. They don't lather on the sauce or cheese so much, but it is about the ingredients on top of the great crust! This is his second location and looks like he will be opening one in Rocklin soon. More...
Tastes like Italy! I can't say how much I love this wood fired pizza! Get the Margherita! My husband really loves the sausage.
We were on our way back from Lake Tahoe and we decided to stop for pizza. We had 7 people in our party and all the food was amazing. Our favorite was the sausage red pepper pizza was amazing. We will definitely return. More...
This place rocks!! Always good and always fresh! Friendly staff too! Thanks guys keep up the good work!!
Honestly, one of the best pizzas I have ever had in the United States + they are made in a Real fire wood oven! It's a great place to stop when going to Tahoe. I really recommend this place.
Russell J. Deacon Jr.
These folk know how to make an excellent pizza pie. And they have some solid local brews on tap. Can’t go wrong!!!
This is my favorite pizza place in the region. The pizza is fantastic - like it was made by a chef, from the dough all the way to the toppings. They're super friendly without being over friendly. And, it's amazingly inexpensive. Go here. More...
This is my new favorite pizza place around here. Very fresh local ingredients, thin and airy dough, awesome choice of red or white sauce, and even the side salad was really fresh. Took about ten or fifteen minutes for the oizza, which is great. I now am a big fan of wood-fired pizza. More...
Excellent homemade pizza! We had the calzone with meatballs, ricotta that was so smooth, & mozzarella topped with special sauce & marinara. The dough was my favorite! Friendly fast service! We'll be back! More...
I love this place !! awesome food , great customer service with a smile;) enjoyed the music, highly recommend
I read about this place from the Sf chronicle which was highlighting good eats on the way to Tahoe/Reno. We stopped off in here and my wife ordered the margherita pizza and I got the veggie, price was very decent like $8-$9. This place is small so not a lot of tables but he pizza is DELICIOUS!!! The owner was there and said he gets his dough from Italy directly and you can taste it. This place is a gem, definitely come here if you are in the area!!! More...
Winner!!!! Excellent pizza. Love the thin crust and the sauce. We got the #1 and #4. Next time I'm getting anchovies!!!
My family, friends, and I really enjoy this place. Very good pizza, calzones, and salads. I have tried nearly everything on the menu. My only compliant is they are not open 7 days a week and will close relatively early on some weeknights. More...
Absolutely LOVE this place. Perfectly done wood-fired dough, and really creative menu, not just your average margherita. I love their "pizzas of the month" too! The owners are another bonus to this place. I try to do my best to support local businesses that show they truly care about their community, and these two really know how to make their customer feel special. When my son had stitches, they offered him gelato on the house! But it isn't just that, day-to-day they always make us feel special. Oh! Try the meatballs! So yummy. More...
Why didn't we know about this gem earlier. This is not crappy assembly line pizza place or Americanized pizza establishment, this is the real deal. Italian wood fired oven. This is not Roman thin crust style, but Neapolitan style pizza with a thin crust, slightly wetter interior with a great soft corniccioni (raised dough lip) and beautifully charred upskirt with nice chew. The young pizzaiolo knows his craft. Their dough had very good flavor. The ingredients are all very fresh. They have both traditional and seasonal artisan combinations. There are 8 signature pizzas or you can make your own. Their prices are amazing and a great value. They have an ample wine and beer selection. We had a bottle of their Napa white wine that was perfect, and only $22.00 a bottle. We enjoyed a Caesar salad (wish the lettuce was a bit colder)a side of meatballs, a margherita pizza and Cinque Terre pizza with arugula. Fantastic!!! Service was friendly and professional. If I didn't know it, I'd think we were back in Naples/Amalfi. So pleased we have an outstanding pizza option closer to home. Will definitely come back. More...
We love the pizza here. We live in Grass Valley but find excuses to go to Colfax for their pizza. The Campagna is my favorite. The seating is limited so we often take the pizza home. Their desserts are excellent too. If you're coming from Auburn or Grass call your order in and let them know the ETA to save yourself time. More...
What a gem! Stopped by on the way to Tahoe. We had the salsiccia and the apple bacon pizza which were both great. The thin crust is just the right amount of charred and chewy. They had a fantastic calzone, cannoli and tiramisu. The calzone was a special that was done with their house-made sausage, ricotta and mozzarella, and came with a full bodied warm marinara sauce. The tiramisu and cannoli are made in house and you can taste the freshness of the cream they use. Low key setting and all very reasonably priced. More...
Absolutely amazing food. Found this place on accident on our way back to Truckee. Try the Calzone!!! ��
Great local business, that hires local youth. Fantastic pizza and salads. Not your average frozen cheese joint
Great service and excellent food! The number one pizza it was definitely number one! The calzone special was perfectly balanced and delicious!
My family loves this place. I've tried their pizzas as well as the salads and meatball appetizer. Great food, good prices and nice environment. Highly recommend this place.Tip: try anchovies on your Caesar salad :) More...
My wife and I have just eaten at this incredible Italian restaurant, which is our favorite in the area. You won't have better Italian food than this, although the menu is limited. We started with the salad and croutons, which are excellent. We both ordered a pizza. My wife had the Italian white sauce and asparagus, which was to die for. I had number 4, as usual, which included sausage and red peppers. We had a bowl of spaghetti, which was al dente, and you won't find better spaghetti even in Italy. My wife is 100% Italian and she has eaten spaghetti in all 20 regions of Italy and raves about this spaghetti. We finished the meal with homemade cannoli! Obviously, we took some pizza home for later dining. More...
I don't know what has taken me so long to write a review for this place. I have tried more or less every singlePizza place in the Sacramento area with a 4.5 star or higher rating and this is by far my favorite. The crust is chewy, yet crispy, perfectly charred for that extra touch of bitter. When you rip the dough apart and smell it, there is no hint of yeast, just a savory/sweet dough smell that is perfection. All of their panty ingredients come from Italy and they make most of everything else in house. And I adore all of the staff, they treat me like family and I love coming in and chatting with them once to seven times a week. Also 6 dollar margarita pizza between 11-3, insane. I bring up this pizza in conversation probably once a day . More...
Wow. From the very first bite, I knew this place was gonna be memorable. The crust is perfect - seriously, PERFECT. The toppings are fresh, colorful, and delicious. Honestly, I think it's the best pizza I've had in the United States.My husband and I went with our dear friends, another couple. We each ordered a pie and everyone got at least a slice of each. The four we got were Salsiccia (housemade sausage), Napoli (chopped prosciutto, arugula, and shaved parmesan), Rosmarino (rosemary, red onion, and pistachios), and a "make your own" combo with mushrooms, caramelized onions, and parmigiano reggiano cheese.Every one was delish. I'd hoped for leftover pizza for lunch tomorrow, but I was out of luck. We dusted every crumb.Can't wait to go back and try other varieties! More...
The only other time I had pizza like this was when I was in Italy. The owner of this restaurant imports the flour from Italy to give his dough a feather light consistensty. My wife and I come for the #6 Compania and always order one of their seasonal pizzas as well as their world class Caesar salad. We are never disappointed. They bring it very time. Family owned and operated, you feel and taste the love in their food. Please try this place. You will not regret it. More...
Outstanding food and presentation! Good to see the Calzone's back on the menu!
If you like classic Neapolitan style pizza with authentic wood fired crust, this is some of the best in Northern California. A great little unpretentious pizzeria for good food and drink. My wife and come here whenever we are missing Italy. The Margarita pizza is wonderful. Try it. More...
The pizza is delicious. They have a small but good beer selection and the cannoli is tasty.
A great place to stop on your way up to Tahoe. They serve up a delicious slice, made in a wood-fired oven. Try the spicy red Salsiccia - I recommend it.Simple, but very well-done. Quick, friendly service and good ambience. More...
I love this place. Simple Neapolitan style pizza. My benchmark is a Margherita pizza and theirs is great. Your essential archetype of a thin crust pizza where all the ingredients have to be great because there is only 3 things. This place is no frills but less austere than Masullo. Service is friendly, food is great. More...
Lunch time price for a margherita pizza is $5.95, normal price is $8.95. I have had a better margherita pizza in the greater Sacramento area but it costs $17. So for the price, this is an excellent pizza, better than almost every other pizza, but something missing and I can't quite place my finger on it. The gelato is also very good. The interior decor is simple with light Italian music and the place is very clean. Service is friendly and reasonably quick. Great ambiance.Why 4 stars? Despite being pretty good, the pizza is missing something which I can't quite figure out. More...
This pizza is very thin crust style. My favorite is the Margarita. The staff is always super friendly. The pistachio cannolis are rich and delicious.
The sauce Is really good and it's nice that you can make your own pizza instead of picking one of the ones on the menu. The ice cream is also awesome
the best pizza around and totally worth the drive from Sacto for a pizza and a couple of their super delicious batard loaves. such a hidden gem!
After A day of sledding, hot pizza was delicious. The gelato and Tiermas Sue were equally fantastic. Service was friendly and quick
Very affordable tasty pizza! This place uses the same wood fire oven beddas used they are in the old building where beddas was. They do not have gelato out of the case like beddas did they have about four draft beer selections where the gelato case was. They do have gelato but in pre packaged containers. I called a to go order on cheese and on pepperoni pizza total came to about $16, fast, good service and tasty pizza! More...
VERY Tasty pizza! Ready in a jiffy. Had the Calzone and Salccia pizza. Both really delicious.
Brenton Scott Kniesel
Okay, there's pizza and then there's il Pizzaiolo! Absolute best traditional wood fired pizza! My kids love the meatballs and the Ceaser... WOW!! Now I'm setting here drinking a capacino and what can I say? Naked Coffee! Nothing but the best here for sure! Can't wait to come here again! More...
Stephanie J. Stiavetti
Best pizza for miles around! Best wood-oven bread, too, if you get there early enough. :)
There's finally good pizza in this area! I highly recommend you try them out if you like good, quality and affordable pizza!
ms m d.
Never a bad pie! Love the crips hot wood fire charred crust! Salads are pretty tasty too.
Jeannie Gazzaniga Moloo
Amazing pizza and service! You won't find any better! Every pizza we've ordered has been made with the freshest ingredients, served at a perfect temperature, and always with a smile.
I'm not a big pizza person since I don't eat cheese but this place had me loving every bite. This cute little pizza store is located in downtown Loomis right by the gastropub for LBB. We ordered garlic bread and made a pizza with no cheese on my side :) The pizza is very similar to that what you would get at 800 degrees or other artesian pizza places. I highly recommend getting rosemary on the pizza because it adds a nice touch to the pizza. I was stuffed after half a pizza and some garlic bread. We parked behind the building by LBB gastropub. The servers were super nice and gave an at home feel to the place. They offer craft beers for you to enjoy. The inside of the store is very clean and good for meeting up with friends. I definitely will be coming back in the future! More...
Very friendly service with food to my table quickly. The pizza tasted good, although it was a bit oily in the middle which caused it to be a little bit soggy. It didn't affect the taste, just the texture. More...
Really love this type of pizza, very fresh ingredients, all the classic Italian styles and build your own. Wood fired delicious dough that is so amazing, will definitely go back!
Great pizza one size pies about a medium- 6 slices. Reasonable priced, pies are cooked in brick fire oven. Staff is very nice and helpful. Pies take about 10 minutes.
Moving to the area and was looking for real pizza. I found it here. Fresh hot crispy pizza. Owner was very friendly and was happy to tell me all about the food. Will be coming back next week when we officially move in and expect many return visits. More...
Nice thin crust. 12" pizzas. Red and white sauce. You can tell they make their own sauces, dressings. Will be back for more. Yummy for your tummy & reasonably priced. More...
Mom and I came in for the first visit. Very good! Will return.
This is hands down the best pizza you will ever have the pleasure to consume. I drive all the way from sac to indulge in the awesomeness that is Il Pizzaiolo. The price per pie is a steal. This is the pizza you need in your life. More...
Never had a Wood-fired Pizza before so me and my daughter saw Pizzaiolo on yelp and decided to go for it after doctors appointment. It was right size & price. Turned out to be great. Nice workers and the sourdough bread was great! Can't wait to go back! More...
Love the decor, the atmosphere, the way they cook the pizzas, the pizzas themselves, the salads, the specials, the wines, the employees, especially Emily! Love how every time I go, there's someone I know in there...basically the best pizza place in Loomis! More...
Stopped in on a yelp rec and so happy! Two pies ordered: margherita and campania. Perfection!!
This place is awesome. The pizzas are approximately the same size as those do-it-yourself pizza chains that are popping up everywhere. They are even on your table just a few minutes after ordering. The big difference, however, is the quality of the ingredients. The crust is so much better here - with the right amount of chew and crisp. The meats, though less in portion, make up in flavor. The cheese melts perfectly.I also always get the garlic breadsticks which I devour instantly every time I'm here...they're oily but SO good with fresh garlic and olive oil.I got a loaf of sourdough bread once. It was amazing.Come here, you won't regret it. More...
Pizza is delicious and the service is also outstanding. We had to taste the amazing meatballs...a must try. Loved it and can't wait to stop by again. Close to the freeway on the way to snow or Reno. More...
This place is awesome. We've been here a few times on our way to Tahoe, and the service and food is great! The atmosphere is very relaxing and the music is perfect. We've missed eating here a few times since they've closed on Sundays. Highly recommended. More...
A spur of the moment stop to satisfy our hunger turned into an amazing gastronomic experience! We felt like we were in Italy!!! Authentic and gourmet delicious! Try the homemade chili oil on your pizza :) We will be back with our entire family soon! More...
YUM!!! The most delicious, authentic wood fired pizza around! So much thought is put into their product and business! Great job!
Stopped here for pizza and was so pleasantly surprised!Pizza was delicious. Very impressed with quality of toppings - especially the prosciutto! The crust was just what you'd expect with a brick oven pizza. Service was friendly and quick.Owner let us try out a new dessert.Decor is simple and hip.I will definitely go back and love that it is a nice stop on the way over the hill! More...
One of the best pizza in placer county. We had a Margarita and Napoli pies excellent pizzas and really love the crust ! Must try!!
(4.5 Stars) Terrific locally owned pizza joint with great fresh flavors and a not overbearing menu. House salad and salsicchia pizza were outstanding -- as were the garlic, butter and herb breadsticks. Prices are great for the quality and size, though the ambiance can feel a bit too informal. Don't get me wrong -- I'm not expecting or suggesting white tablecloths, but a warmer decor would give it less of a fast food feel. That said, any food establishment in which you order at a counter and take a number back to table, is not a restaurant -- eatery, yes, and damn good, but if you're expecting something restaurant-like this ain't your place. Will be back for lunch for sure! More...
Best pizza I've had in a long time, top 5 all time. Everything made from scratch, generous toppings, delicious sauces. Dessert was great too, gelato and cannolis made from scratch. Great prices. New owner was incredibly nice. What a find in a small town. We will be regulars. More...
This place is amazing! The food is very reasonably priced ($13 for a pizza, drink and dessert) The pizza is a delicious thin crust, mozzarella is not greasy, sauce is just yum The tiramisu is phenomenal and a nice big portion The owner is a very wonderful, friendly lady My only regret is that I can't come enough before we move out of state
Pizza was excellent. Very family friendly environment. Great craft beer selection. We had a salad, margherita pizza and an all meat make your own. Everything was delicious. Craft beer was knee deep breaking bud, Drake's, crooked lane and a few others I can't recall but all excellent IPA's. More...
Been there last Saturday and yesterday..Friday..I'm in Love..amour won this food. A great find and appreciated cuisine. 10 stars!
Great location, really nice people, very clean and neat restaurant, absolutely delicious pizza the crust is the bomb a good variety of toppings to build your own. So reasonably priced. Great experience can't wait to go back. Definitely worth the short drive from Roseville. More...
Amazing pizza. Definitely my new favorite pizza place in the Sacramento area. I'm a huge thin crust wood fired oven pizza fan and I'm glad I found this place . Ingredients are fresh and there are pizza options that I would have never thought of. Prices are fair with all their pizzas being around 8-10$. More...
Best Pizza in town! They are pretty consistently good and usually very quick! My friends and I often order ahead and pick up pizzas to go and don't wait long at all. Their salads are very good too! Quality food! Nice people! More...
I have searched around the world for the best wood fired pizza, and here it is.
Best pizza I've ever had in my life hands down. I've taken all of my friends and family here and they agree :)
Best pizza in the region hands down! I come here every single week and have taken friends/family as well. Highly recommend this amazing pizza place!!
Omg, delicious! Colfax is lucky to have such a great pizza place. This is gourmet-style, fresh ingredients pizza. The cold leftovers were even better. I had the Napoli, hubby had the pepperoni and my mom made her own. Everyone was happy. Yes there are young kids working here so if you are a "service-snob" you maybe disappointed. If you are a pizza-snob you won't be disappointed! (We had no problem with the service, they were great!) More...
Fantastic pizza, plus excellent salads and for a treat you should try the tiramisu.Thin crest pizza with a well done crust, great flavors.Staff very helpful and friendly. A bit noisy if a large crowd is present. More...
So pizza is always about the crust and sauce. This place does well in both regards. The thin crust has a good crunch on that initial bite and then a good chew. The red sauce has a good mix of spices. The crust is thin and so it won't do well if you are like new and like extra sauce on your pizza. They're very friendly and service was pretty good for a busy Saturday night. We got four pies and dessert. If you come by, you absolutely need to get the bread sticks. More...
Margerhita pizza, two salads with homemade cesar dressing and garlic bread for me and my wife, and two rootbeers, absolutely delicious...the espresso gelato is amazing also, all made fresh.... More...
This place is the best!!! Everything is made in house! The Cesar salad, the saisiccia and Napoli pizzas!! Sooo good. Very fairly priced and authentic! Must go!
Great pizza for a great price. Ordered the pepperoni, margarita and their special summer pesto with heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. The crust was chewy and Delish. Full of flavor and oh so yummy. We also took a Cesar to go! Great flavor in the dressing as well.My only complaint: they had 5 teenagers working; all not very customer oriented. I had called in my order. They said 25 minutes; and I was there right on time. I paid and they said that they were still working on it and would bring it to me when ready. I waited ten minutes. I saw three lonely pizzas had been sitting atop the oven the entire time (intact they were there BEFORE I even paid.) I stood up to inquire and one young lady awkwardly avoided eye contact. The young man manning the pizza oven was even more so in his own world and the girl that took my payment opted for a break right at 545 (which seemed odd on a Friday night).Low and behold, it was my order all along sitting atop the oven. I waited ten minutes because NOT one of those kids could figure it out. I think they need some guidance or an organized adult present. More...
Just stopped in for lunch this afternoon, our first visit. Everyone there was exceeding friendly and helpful. Food was excellent, I had the meatballs breadsticks and a house salad, my wife had one of the pizzas. And I bought a loaf of their excellent bread to take home! Really a great experience, I highly recommend this spot! More...
Best pizza around, bar-none. I have looked at many places in the area for a good pizza and have found none until we stumbled across this place in Loomis. Great find.
A friend of mine recommeded II Pizzaiolo ,I love this place , we been in Napoles the pizza very very similar I recomemd this place .You will not be dissapointed , try it, Jacklyn is very helpful and very nice. More...
Carrie Ambrose Dugan
Great pizza! Great prices, and they open. Must go!
What a gem. We stayed nearby for the weekend and realized we hadn't eaten dinner. With some 20 minutes to spare they cooked us up two pizzas and a salad. The pizza was nothing that I expected in this part of town and although a bit heavy on the salt was exceptional. Would definitely return if I find myself in this part of CA again. More...
The pizza here is SO good. Quality toppings and delicious crust. I also love their salads. Leftovers are perfect when heated on a skillet. Definitely worth the drive from Roseville. More...
Absolutely the most delicious and authentic pizza you could hope for. Light, flavorful, and customizable. Can get quite crowded around the weekend, which can lead to lack of options (with items being sold out). Limited seating.
I loved this place!My husband and I recently went to Italy and I kept thinking in Italy that there had to be more authentic restaurants back home. There are, this place lol. Their pizza menu was spot on with their margarita pizza. I loved their wood fired oven and their crust is perfectly crunchy but not too thin. The owner was so well educated about the ingredients, I was beyond impressed!They have all the traditional ingredients and menu items, they even carry Italian beer! I would definitely recommend you save room for their gelato. While I don't know how authentic sourdough bread is to Italy, I would still recommend picking up a loaf. My son isn't a big pizza fan but he sat there and ate 1/2 the loaf for lunch, we ordered their garlic dipping sauce for the bread, it was so yummy! I didn't finish it so I took it home & used it for my breakfast potatoes the next day. More...
Came to Loomis to visit family and stumbled upon this restaurant via Yelp. It's nice to have a local pizzeria that knows how to make great wood fired pizzas without charging an arm and a leg. Crust has great flavor and the toppings are fresh as well. Will definitely come back again when we're in town! More...
Incredible. If I still lived in California I'd be here once a week. Clean, friendly, and absolutely delicious. My only suggestion- the margherita pizza needs more basil and mozzarella so you're getting a bit of each in every bite. It'd be worth paying extra for. This place has perfected the crust, that's for sure. More...
Outstanding pizza, terrific salad with flavor, so many choices. Service is great and fast. They also serve a variety of drinks, including imported. The place is always clean, too. Super friendly. Be sure to try it. More...
Outstanding. Il Pizzaiolo used to be over in Rocklin and so glad they relocated to Loomis. The pizzas are delicious and the crusts are a highlight. The menu offers four red sauced pizzas (rosso) and four white (bianco). All delicious and makes you feel like you're eating in Italy. The salads are fresh and simply dressed which is refreshing nowadays. In addition to offering Moylan's sodas, they offer several beers including 'Ol Republic. It's subtle but the music in the background is classic Italian music which adds to the ambience. And no TV in sight which is a huge plus in my book. You're hear to enjoy delicious pizza and good company not watch TV. The restaurant is easy to reach right off of I80 and parking is in back. More...
Very nice place. Oak fired pizza with a very diverse menu. They have everything from basic marinara and cheese to some serious gourmet pizzas. We stop by on our way up the hill and have tried pretty much everything on the menu. Decent beer selection as well. Worth a try! More...
This place deserves 5 starts all around. Great pizza recipes, which are simple and flavorful, fantastic crust, really good mozzarella cheese! Love the atmosphere; the smell of the wood fired oven, the italian vibe from the paintings and pictures. Had the privilege of talking to Pete(the owner i think) over email; now thats a guy that cares about customer satisfaction!! Looking forward to coming back with friends and family. Not a nut free kitchen, so my wife isnt able to experience such amazing pizza! More...
This is really excellent pizza. The sourdough crust has good flavor and the wood-fired oven gives it the sweet, sweet char while cooking it fast enough that it stays soft. We had the Napoli and the Pancetta, both highly recommended. The pancetta and mushrooms on the Pancetta are a lovely earthy-salty combo, and of course the spicy-bitter arugula is the perfect topping to offset fatty-salty mix of mozz and prosciutto. But let's be honest: you could put coffee grounds on this crust and i would love it. If i'm in driving range of this place when i want pizza, i would not go anywhere else. More...
Really good! The garlic breadsticks are absolutely AMAZING! We has the pepperoni pizza and the Napoli pizza, both were so tasty. The prices blew me away! The pizzas are all 12 inches and like 7 or 8 bucks. Last but not least- they have a great beer/wine selection! The only thing that we wish they had was drinks for kids. (If you don't want your kid to drink soda) Apple juice or something like that would have been nice. Overall a great experience! We'll be back! More...
This pizza is not your average pizza. And while you're at it have the Caesar salad with the croutons. I don't even like croutons and I go there for the Caesar salad with the croutons because the croutons are amazing. And the service is impeccable. I love the staff ...upbeat, positive, terrific kids. More...
So I would give the food three stars but I gave the restaurant four stars because the customer service is so good. My suggestions based on the food I ordered is the sausage pizza was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing. The caesar salad was slightly underseasoned and just needed a little more salt or something in the dressing and maybe the croutons. The margarita pizza needed more cheese than just the few chunks of buffalo mozzarella. There were so much of the pizza that was just tomato sauce or bare crust that I'm not used to in a margarita pizza. But overall the place is very nice inside and the people are really friendly and helpful so I will definitely be back! More...
Was driving through town and stopped to check this place out. It's the real thing. Great quality ingredients and outstanding authentic wood fired pizza.
We hosted my son's 21st birthday here. We had around 15 friends and family. The staff were very friendly, the pizza, and bread sticks, were awesome. Very reasonably priced. Our Sicilian friend thought the food and wine were excellent and he wants to come back again sometime soon.Thank you to the staff at Il Pizzaiolo for making my son's special day a huge success !! More...
Went on an amazing road trip trough the El Dorado national forest with the family then drove through Lake Tahoe on our way back to Sacramento we had worked up an appitite so we went to this cute little pizza place in this cute little town and were blown away by its huge flavor and quality as well as customer service that rocks! Pizza that feels like Italy... Definately worth the drive truly heavenly pizza and dont get me started on the scrumptious meat balls... Try it for yourself #amazing More...
I dream of this pizza & my family cannot get enough! Start with a salad, sip a glass of vino, order any pizza (because they're all amazing), & don't forget dessert! Salute!
This is the best Italian style thin-crust wood fired pizza, ever! It's only 7 miles from where I live in Roseville, so it will be added to the rotation. Their pizza is insanely good, prices are great, ambiance is clean and nice, and very friendly service. More...
Omg their pizza is about the same you'd find in Italy! Plus the staff was so nice and accommodating!! And it's reasonably priced!! Great place for a date or fun with friends or just to indulge when your craving a guilty pleasure More...
Amazing wood oven pizza. Best in town, and also somehow the cheapest. Love them!
This place is fantastic!! We eat here almost once a week. Great service and care goes into every order. We love the breadsticks and the meatballs. The pizza is very good too. We've tried the #2, 6, and 7. Alex is so friendly and always has a good suggestion. Emily is also a favorite, she makes a good salad. The owners are so nice and welcoming. We will definitely return and try more of the menu. Such a refreshing change from the chain restaurants nearby. I recommend this to everyone. Keep up the good work. More...
My absolute favorite pizza place. Fresh ingredients, friendly staff, great tasting food all in one spot. The prices are reasonable. This place is a perfect addition to downtown Loomis. More...
We happened be in the area and stopped in for a quick bite on a Saturday. We ordered a Cesar salad, drinks and the Rosmarino pizza. Rosmarino (white)rosemary / red onion / pistachio / fresh mozzarella / white pepper / EVOO This is authentic Italian pizza so don't expect think crust overloaded or over involved pizza. Sharing the salad and pizza was more than enough food for the two of us . Real pizza allows for the taste of the ingredients to shine. You can watch the care that goes into each pie while it is made. The wood fire oven makes a nice crisp crust in very little time. There is attention to detail in all the food that you don't find very often. We are already planning our return. More...
My kids work here so maybe I am a little biased. I love this place! Love the people, my kids are loving working for them...and the pizza is back to tasting amazing! So fresh, leaves you satisfied but not overstuffed and uncomfortable. The gelato was the best I've ever had. My mom and I sat in the front window for over an hour just chatting and sharing a napoli pizza, the side salad with gorgonzola and a gelato. Love even the music they play...never been to Italy but being here, seems like this what it would feel like. Love that it is a local business right here in Loomis! More...
Wow. Great price. Great taste. The dita d'aglio was amazing!
We are so happy that this restaurant has returned to Loomis! The pizza is wood-fired with a crisp crust. It is delicious and the staff was wonderful.
This made my week knowing the best pizza ever is now closer to my home. Been going to the colfax the location for a while. And this is equally as good. Today had the potato and bacon. Fantastic... can't wait to come back again soon. More...
Just Eat K.
I love wood fired pizza!! Good to see them back again I would recommend the Margarita delicious, if your looking for something a little spicy try number 4Either way you can't go wrong with fresh ingredients and good flavor.
Best place in Colfax for pizza. Me and my wife are locals. Main Street you have to wait an hour for wings it seems. Pizza factory is for cardboard lovers. I'm telling you, the staff are very friendly. The shop is clean. And the food is cleaner. Great job guys. We will be back! More...
Absolutely loved this spot. Quick and delicious. I'm a traditionalist so loved the margarita pizza.
Best pizza ever, better than Chicago, better than New York, better than. Chattanooga
Mikaelyn Marie Klein
The food here at this little restaurant is wonderful. I'm from Omaha and work for a fancy Italian restaurant that serves brick oven pizzas, and this was a great reminder of home with its classic Italian pizza. And the ranch joke up on their counter I just had to send back to my coworkers because we understand the ranch frustration! Definitely will tell people about it and will be back when I go back to California! More...
This pizza was wonderful . The crust was a good mix of chewy and crispy, thin and slightly sour. The toppings were fresh the arugula was green and crisp. Perfectly created, quickly baked and more than we could eat. But that leaves us both lunch tomorrow yay! We arrived at a busy time but staff and service was exceptional. More...
super friendly and thorough explanation of their menu. excellent food and service! the pies are cooked in a little wood-fired oven and come in one size, feeds one or two people.
Best Pizza outside Italy. A must stop even if you aren't even hungry. This time I tried the beet and arugula pizza. Truly amazing. Fantastic food. And great customer service. Only complaint is that they are not closer to my house. More...
The best pizza outside of Northern Italy. And we've done lots of research.
Delecious pizza, fiendly service, its all great! Love the genuine Italian feel as well
Tonight was my first time at this pizza place. It was the best pizza I have ever had. I don't usually like the crust on the pizza but this was excellent. My husband said this is the best pizza he has had outside of Italy. I can't wait to go back and try some other pizzas. More...
I recently bought the barbershop a few businesses down from this AMAZING pizza spot. I'm not exactly sure how or why they decided on Colfax for this sort of food. (Colfax has like three pizza joints) but This is by far the best pizza I have had outside of Italy. They have a wood brick oven cooks every pizza just right. Everything fresh and homemade. This place is so good that I really just don't enjoy pizza anywhere else. TRY it. Oh and they're all personal sized pizzas! 9-12$ unless you get out of hand with extras More...
Exceptional food, ambiance and pizza... right in... Colfax?! Vavooom!!!
Best pizza I've ever had anywhere in the world. Better and cheaper than Italy. They do Italian pizzas better than the Italians do!
Terrific little pizza boutique. Wood fired pizzas that were fresh and delicious. What a great surprise in Colfax. The salads were on point as well. I will be back for sure the next time I am in the area. More...
Fantastic authentic Italian pizza! Love the Ranch Dressing under lock and key...
My hubby and I agree it's the best pizza we've had in a long time. When the crust is a little blacken from the brick oven you know it's going to be heaven. Small place, but tables seem to turn over quickly. More...
Great pizza! We were coming back from a day of snow and this was perfect! Right off the freeway on the way home and it was so good! Fresh and authentic, the pizzas were individual size so everyone got what they wanted. I highly recommend the apple, bacon and red onion pizza More...
This is a must stop if you're passing through and in the mood for some fabulous pizzas this side of the continent. You can't go wrong with any pizza on the board. Wish they're open on Sundays when we're coming off the mountain! More...
I love their pizzas!! Don't go here expecting a Mt Mikes or Table Round pizza. These pizzas are smaller but have great flavor at a fair price. They aren't really good for large groups but should be savored for being something different. We are lucky they are in our tiny town! More...
This is best little pizza place. Don't blink you might miss it. Wood fired pizza!! Delicious!!
The best hole in the wall pizza i have found. The food was amazing and very affordable. If you love pizza they hav an amazing Margarita Pizza my personal Favorite!! It was great I will be back soon!! More...
I absolutely love this place! It is my favorite pizza of all time! Delicious, fresh, fast and very reasonably priced! I just purchased 3 12" pizzas for under $30! I don't even live near here but I always try to stop by when I'm around! Keep up the good work! More...
Best pizza in Placer County. The flavor of the crust in the wood oven can't be beat! The place is small and can get a little bit crowded but they get the pizzas out pretty quick.
I love everything about this place! The staff is friendly, it has a cute authentic Italian vibe, and the pizza is beyond delicious, not to mention well priced! Can't wait to order again and try something new! Thanks for a delicious dinner Pizzaiolo! More...
Fresh ingredients and fantastic crust. My boyfriend and I had a salad, pizza and two sofas for $20 and change!!!
So I stopped here on my way home home from Reno. I needed gas & wasn't wanting fast food. I'm so happy I yelped other places around and found this place right down the block. So I'm very happy to say, they make the best brick oven pizza's. I couldn't believe the great prices too. They are all 12in pizza's of heaven :) one another plus, they do there own house made sausage. Their pizza's range from 6.95- 9.95. I'm happy & will make this stop again on my next visits. More...
Great pizza and really courteous service. My 2 yr old approves. Good place to stop on the way to Tahoe.
I would drive all the way from Elk Grove for my favorite pizza��
On a girls weekend and my best friend took me to this place as a surprise for what she considers the best pizza on the west coast.... And wow I agree. The pizza is amazing. The crust is scrumptious thin and thick in the right places. The red sauce sweet and tasty. If your in the area check this place out, you will be impressed! More...
Holy crap. I love yelp, and usually trust it blindly without being disappointed, but this was one of those times when it totally lived up to and exceeded any expectations! Amazing pizza, great service, and CHEAP! New go to between the east bay and Tahoe! More...
The best pizza I've had in a long long time! The flavors were excellent, both the margherita and rosamarino. The cannoli we had for dessert was fantastic as well. All in all, I highly recommend this place. More...
I'm from NJ/NYC originally so I know a good pizza from the first bite.. This place is a gem! Loved their thin crust just right out of the oven. Definitely recommended..
This place is awesome. We love wood fired pizza and this place does it well. Try their garlic flatbread for an incredible appetizer. Yum!
LOVE. That is all I can say. For the reviewers who complain about the "lack" of cheese or how the pizza is "floppy", just please DON'T go back and "give it another try". That is how authentic ITALIAN pizza is. I have been there at least 30 times and their pizza is the exact same....every time I go. You should probably go to Domino's or Pizza Hut. That seems to be more your style. Please don't complain about the "black" burnt parts either, that is supposed to be there, it's part of the cooking process. Because it is in fire. I guess I might as well say that you can't get ranch there either, because I am guessing the bad reviewers may be the type to dip their pizza in ranch. You can however, order an amazing homemade Caesar dressing for your salad. Best I have had... Gelato and that's a night. Yum. More...
Awesome little place. We got the special with figs, honey, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella. SO GOOD!!
This place is a gem. Their combinations of toppings are delicious. They use imported flour and fresh everything. Leftovers are tasty, if you have any left! Our favorite is the sausage with their homemade marinated peppers. The only negative is you'll find yourself craving it! More...
Love fire oven baked pizza and they do it right.. Light pizza with fresh ingredients.. No ranch needed :)
People: this is how real Italians eat pizza, I know because I've lived there, traveled there and cooked there and eaten plenty of pizzas there. If you want thick doughy crust overwhelmed with toppings, go to an American style chain. Also, there is supposed to be "char" on the pizza dough.The pizza is meant to be a whole meal for one person - that's why the dough is so thin and the toppings light - lets the good ingredients shine through and doesn't weigh you down. You can share them of course if you're just snacking. They are extremely well priced - believe me, I've had pizzas in North Beach cooked by supposedly real pizzaiolos and paid $25 that weren't as good as this place.Love, love, love the food, the people and prices there. Go now. Go Falcons! More...
This place came highly recommended from my family in Colfax and did not disappoint. In fact, it surpassed my expectations by a long shot. Usually when you walk into a restaurant, and especially a pizza place, the employees seem disengaged and uninterested in truly high quality customer service. The energy of the staff on 3/18 at 7pm was positive and comforting. They were working hard as the place was almost full and still managed to stay calm and kind. As I laughed out loud at the "no ranch" t-shirts and the locked up bottle of ranch on display I became more interested in the business and crossed my fingers they had a location in Sacramento where I live. This gave me my only disappointment for the night as the answer was "no". It took a little while to receive the food as you'd expect a brick oven pizza place to take, but once our pizzas came out the wait became well worth it. The pies were delicious. I asked a couple additional questions to the staff about miscellaneous curiosities and no matter what the answer it was always delivered with a genuine smile and interest in getting me a thorough and accurate answer. They were even supposed to close at 8, but when I asked if we should head out they said that we could stay and finish without scoffing at us like I've experienced at other restaurants. I wouldn't have blamed them for politely asking us to not stay passed 8 and this was the reasonable answer I was expecting. I only make it up to see my sisters and my mom once a month, sometimes less. This time I enjoyed my rare time with family at Pizzaiolo and it is an experience I will not soon forget. More...
Authentic and different from American style pizza. The ingredients are incredibly fresh and wholesome. I have never tasted a more pleasing and delicious gelato!! I love this place and will always come back for more. More...
This authentic Italian pizza is all about the dough and sauce. The peppers are made locally and sell for $60 for a tiny jar. They are mouth watering! Very budget friendly and a great atmosphere! More...
I just discovered this place two weeks ago. And I've been there 3 times. This is the best pizza I've had since I went to Italy 2 decades ago. The crust is perfection (wood fired!), the sauce is fantastic. It's not your standard American pizza which, after reading some of the reviews here, might be a problem for some. But this is what pizza is supposed to be. Do yourself a favor and check it out. I'm going to petition for one in Auburn. YUM! More...
Stopped here with family and was really impressed. Really fresh tasty pizzas cooked in their fired oven. Fast friendly service. Love this place a real gem in Colfax. Can't wait to stop in again. More...
OMG!!! Loved this place and the service was the best!! Gotta have the gelato and let them make the pizza their way, they know what they are doing!! Thank you
Ordered a pepperoni pizza and their spicy sausage (had a different name). Had to ask them to redo the second Bc it was too burnt - and they did very kindly. Both were fantastic. Dipped the crusts in olive oil. couldn't be more happy with the food and service. Ended with pistachio gelato and everyone else had salted caramel. More...
I have been to Italy and had pizza there, and let me tell you... Pizza in America is not what pizza was meant to be. The delicate blend of flavors and sauce on a thin brick oven baked crust is an art from, and when you go to Pizzaiolo, you know you've walked into the den of a true artisan. From the soft glow of pendant lights, to the artwork on the wall, the atmosphere fosters a healthy appetite and conversations full of laughter. Most of the time, it's even better than the pizza I remember in Italy. This business has quickly become a staple in my life, and I can only assume many others lucky enough to be within 50 miles. More...
What a hidden gem in the small town of Colfax Ca. I had a #4 Salsicca Signature Pie!! Delicious is an understatement. The owner was working and was very helpful in helping us choose one of the Signature Pies. Her and the girls behind the counter were super friendly and I will definitely make sure I am hungry when I drive Highway 80 to Reno. Do yourself a favor and enjoy a delicious pie from Pizzaiolo. Oh!!! And the coffee was really good!! Thanks Jacueline!! More...
Great stop on way to and from Tahoe. Friendly folks, great pizza. Love having an alternative to hwy 80 fast food desert!
Love this hole in the wall pizza spot!Delectable pizzas that would hold up in Brooklyn! Love stopping here on the way to the snow :)
Very authentic pizzas. Not what you're used to from a standard "American" Pizza joint. To start, the thin dough is very tasty--and due to the wood-fired oven, is crispy as well. Toppings are "sparse"--as expected--but very rich and flavorful. I prefer the "red" sauce, my wife prefers the "white". The great news is that the pizza is inexpensive enough that we can both be pleased with what we got. As a bonus, you can often get sourdough bread here as well--fired in the wood oven. Yum!Our family comes up here for pizza from Newcastle regularly. More...
My five year old son declared that this was the best pizza of his life. The kids ate the entire crust. The ice cream is excellent too. Its seconds off the highway and worth breaking off a Tahoe drive to take in lunch / dinner here. More...
My second review after last year. Came back from a day of skiing and always like to stop by. The reason I enjoy this place is the wood fired oven which gives a nice taste to the pizza, in addition to the thin crust which it is what I do not find in other chain pizza stores.
Stopped here twice recently hungry and middle of a snow storm and the pizza was quick and fresh and tasty and staff friendly and helpful. Had the apple bacon pizza and some tasty pumpkin gelato. Would stop here any time More...
Legit. If you are on your way from the Bay Area to Tahoe, this place will not disappoint. Fresh ingredients, fast, inexpensive. Same quality as a restaurant in San Francisco. Authentic Italian pizza, I should know, I'm Italian. More...
On our way to Thanksgiving with the family and we knew we'd have to stop somewhere before we hit the snow. Found this place and decided to give it a go and we were not disappointed. Coming from San Francisco with all the hoity--toity pizzaeria and restaurants, this one would have no problems standing among them. I wasn't feeling like pizza since I don't eat it often but I'll be damned if we don't stop by again on the way back down. The dough was perfect and the ingredients were fresh. Having recently been to Italy I can honestly say I did not expect to have a comparable experience, let alone in the mountains, but this one is on point. Great find!! More...
I needed a quick bite on my I-80 drive tonight and did a quick Yelp search which directed me here. I was very pleased at being able to get an excellent pizza (I tried the pancetta) for only $8 that was ready in just five minutes. Another reviewer said the pizzas are small and the crust is thin. I disagree. The pizzas are much larger than what I normally expect for a personal size. I was pretty full after two of my six slices but I ate a third slice anyway. I think one of these could easily feed two average sized women with normal appetites. Also, while my crust was fairly thin overall, it was not the cracker-like style (thank goodness). It had a chewy outer edge, which is how I like my pizza crust.Now that I know about this place, I'm sure I will return with my husband on one of our future drives through Colfax. More...
Yum! The absolute best pizza anywhere outside of Italy. They even make house made gelato.
Wow! By far the best pizza I have ever eaten outside New Haven CT. ( home of world's best) very tiny unusual location but the pie is incredible!
Not the American pizza we normally eat, it's an Italian style pizza with fresh ingredients. We recommend a try with your next visit to Colfax CA. You won't be disappointed.
If you're expecting "standard" Americanized pizza, you maybe disappointed. Or, you may completely be changed for life and never be able to eat pizza the same. I first loved these pizzas for the thin, chewy, CHARRED (not BURNED)*which btw I love the people that complain about the charring as a negative. It's meant to be that way. They did it on purpose. And it's fantastic.Ok- so for $10 I can pick a gourmet traditional pizza (think pistachios, arugula, butternut squash, homemade sausage.... These are the topping options?!?! So rad to explore outside of pepperoni and pineapple!) as well as a tasty beverage. $10!? A pizza like this elsewhere would easily by itself be in the $15-20 range. Consistent, friendly and efficient staff. Their style of pizza is light and refreshing, think of the difference between west coast, Chicago or New York style pizzas. You'll appreciate the original style. Totally worth trying. More...
Best Italian pizza I've had since traveling in Europe. For $7.95 order a huge pizza Margherita that I could only eat half of. Fresh sauce, lots of cheese, few leaves of basil that makes this a popular pizza. The crust was chewy and crispy and complimented the entire pie. Will make the trek to Colfax when I'm craving the kind! More...
Fantastic authentic Italian pizza! I called ahead and the pizza was ready when I got there! Gelato was delicious and they have a great assortment of drinks including wine and beer. I will be back!
Wonderfully fresh and delicious! Left feeling satisfied but not like there was a greasy brick in my stomach. Recommended!
Hands down this is the best pizza shop in the Auburn-Weimar-Colfax area. The staff are friendly as well. You will notice that they keep the restaurant clean.
Amazing pizza! Great service! Super cool college kid served us... I'll be back soon!
Fantastic thin crust pizza. Every month has a special which is usually some combination you'd never expect, always worth investigating, but sometimes not to everybody's taste, like roast beets they had recently. The apple and bacon pizza is one of their regular everyday entries that I had never heard of, but one of my favorite.The garlic sticks drop with garlic. Stay away if you like garlic or you'll become addicted.They make their own gelato too. Order some with the pizza to eat while waiting. More...
This place is amazing. Some of the best pizza I have ever had. The staff is so friendly and knowledgable. A wonderful place.
Excellent customer service and even better pizza!! Keep up the great work
This is delicious true Italian Pizza! Very fresh and tasty.
Another great little place in our town! Tasty, reasonably priced, and plenty of happy patrons.
Best pizza I have had and the nicest owner around
Great wood fired pizza for a great price. I have a brick oven at home and they do a nice job here.
Excellent pizza. Highly recommend to anyone visiting or locals who haven't tried it yet. I've never really been a fan of THIN crust until I had it here. Awesome! :-)
As a colfax student, I love supporting this place! So yummy and super cheap! But they should invest in some ranch.....
The best pizza in town, We have had two staff meeting now and we all have wanted it more then once. Great price and location.
Found this awesome place on the way home from a day of tubing. Really good pizza and quick service. Would definitely return!
I'm from Italy....I can tell their pizza is really good "and prices are right"