Berkeley >Bobby G's Pizzeria
Love, love, love the margherita!. We love, love, LOVE the margherita! My husband and I do take out quite a bit from this place, and hope they start delivering soon. We have tried most of the salads, and tend to go back and forth between the organic baby greens and the caeser. Consistently good food and nice service.
Great pie, service,and atmosphere. A great spot in downtown Berkeley. Organic pie (yes, you can taste the difference!), great draft beer selection, and great live music. This place has great service to boot... nice people who seem to appreciate customer service (rare these days) and do a nice job of offering the whole package.
Popular place. Below average pizza..
QUALITY: Below average. Not fresh tasting.
PRICE: High for what was received.
ENVIRONMENT: Casual. Clean. Busy. Big TVs with sports playing on the walls when we visited. There are couches, tables, and also a bar where customers may eat.
SERVICE: Attentive. A nice young man explained all the restaurant's offerings. Partial table service. Order at the counter and the waiters bring the food to your table.
We love making and eating pizzas, especially at Gioia, Cheeseboard, and Flatbread shed.
I read the Chronicle review, plus I read rave reviews and checked Bobby G's out with my husband in late Nov. The food we tasted did not live up to the high standards set on the Chronicle review and the restaurant website. Not "gourmet" as described on the website. Perhaps the rave reviews are outdated. If this is the case, I hope they improve their food and return the food to the high gourmet standards the place has set for itself.
Was very dissapointed :(. I had just a terrible craving for a slice of pepperoni pizza - and knew of Bobby G's because there was another pizza establishment located there before they moved there or took over the business. Their slices were HUGE - but I was so dissapointed yesterday. I really expected a nice size slice of thin crust pizza - so I ordered 2 - to go - one for my husband and I - and the slice was so flimsy, didn't have much cheese and not much pepperoni. I knew it was going to be a disaster when they put the slices on a thin white paper plate and put them in a brown paper bag. I ate one slice and didn't even give the other to my husband because I knew he was going to complain about it. With so many other choices in Berkeley for pizza slices -I will pass on Bobby G's, and will not be going back.
Great food, nice place to hang out!. My husband and I are now regulars at Bobby G's. We live close by, and think it is a fantastic place. The food is creative, fresh, and always satisfying. My personal favorite is their bolognese pasta, while my husband tends to sample from the various pies on their menu. When I find a good thing, I tend to stick with it (i.e., the bolognese), but I must admit that I usually end up eating half of whatever my husband orders. Last time he ordered the arugula and cheese pie, which is a great combination of cheeses and, of course, arugula. It's a great combination of flavors without being too heavy on anything. And that's what we love about the place. They definitely get that less is sometimes more, and we always leave there full and quite content. We've been eating here for a few months now, and have watched the place evolve quite nicely. They have some great local artwork on the walls, and built a nice bar (my husband was much more excited than me, since he insists that it is sacrilegus to eat pizza without an ice cold beer). The owner is a very nice, personalable guy who seems genuinely interested in our feedback. My husband suggested to him once that he make hot sauce available (weird, I know, but my husband loves hot sauce on everything). The owner said, "Great idea. I think I'll do that." Sure enough, the next time we came in, there was a nice selection of hot sauces available for us. We were extemeley flattered by the fact that he not only listened, but that he took action. That was pretty much the day that my husband and I decided that Bobby G's was going to be a regular stop for us. Two thumbs up to Bobby G and his great staff! We love the place and wish them much success!
Terrible Service, Staff Attitude; Food Only OK.
I went because a friend knows someone who works here, so I said I would be happy to try this new place. Because of this, I was biased to like it - even if it was bad, I was going to like it!
It was bad! The problem is the attitude of the staff, and unfortunately, the owners too. They seem to have a very high opinion of themselves and no interest at all in being nice, even though I was the only one there at the time, and I enthusiastically identified myself as a new customer. You would think that a new restaurant would want to make a good impression. Apparently, I am out of touch here.
The pizza I ordered was only OK. They tout organic this and organic that, and green in-your-face everything, but in fact my veggie pizza was really just very ordinary.
With so much good food in Berkeley (and pizza even right in that area) where you can feel truly comfortable and valued as a customer (is there something wrong with that?), I of course will never consider going back.
Great pizza spot in downtown Berkeley. Very few restaurants inspire me to even write a review, so the fact that I am writing this says a lot. My friend turned me on to this place a few months back, and I have visited them many times since then. They have a great thin crust pizza made with organic dough and sauce... an unusual treat. A plain cheese slice is very satisfying, but they also offer a wide selection of signature pies. My personal favorite is the meat lovers pie, which has a great combo of meats and whole milk mozarella. My wife prefers the veggie route, and loves their mushroom pie, which uses a tasty combo of shrooms and truffle oil. When you walk into the place, it's pretty obvious that these people care about quality. The place is clean, the service is great, and it's nicely decorated. Most times I've been there, the owner has walked by, said hello, and has welcomed my feedback on the place. Good customer service seems to be a thing of the past for most places, but these guys really get it. The owner is also a blues musician and supports the local arts, which is very cool. They have nice local artwork on the walls, and he says that live music will be coming soon. I think this place will do well, because they offer the whole package... great food and a great atmosphere. Kudos to Bobby G's... these guys have done a great job in building a nice destination for casual but quality food in downtown Berkeley.
Fresh, organic pizza! Great addition to downtown Berkeley food scene!. Bobby G's is a great addition to the downtown Berkeley food scene! Fresh, organic ingredients; Vegan and Vegetarian options; and a Meat Lovers pie to die for! Truly something for everyone. Their space is big, warm, and clean and the staff is super friendly. I've been here a few times for lunch and dinner already, and it is quickly becoming my favorite food spot in downtown Berkeley.
Editorial Review. This pizza parlor provides the heart of Berkeley with a traditional Italian dining experience.
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