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Boot & Shoe Service

Boot & Shoe Service

Pizza Place, Bar, and Café$$$$
Lakeshore, Oakland
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  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 16, 2016
    Order two appetizers, a pasta and a pizza. If you're still hungry order more. The cocktail menu is fantastic, if you just feel like boozing it up there's a bar out the back. Cafe is also open at 7am.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Sicilian-style eggs pizza for brunch. My wife and I like to come here after dinner at Penrose across the street. The desserts are better here and the vibe is more intimate for a nightcap.
  • SFGate
    SFGateJanuary 13, 2015
    This hip Italian hot zone gets very busy during peak times. The bar in the back is quieter; rich pork confit hash with hot and sweet peppers or potato wedges and a poached egg are great options. Read more
  • Ronan F.
    Ronan Flynn-CurranJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pricier than many other local cafe / pizza / bar spots, but for a good reason. The food quality is high, there's a lot to love here. Great drinks and coffee to boot (har har).
  • Christian W.
    Christian WilliamsAugust 6, 2014
    A delicious menu, divine cocktails and a gorgeous space. Also a great beer list! A gem for the area and perfect for romantic dinners. The music can be a bit loud. Worth the wait.
  • Taka T.
    Taka TFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is one of the most reliable restaurant in terms of providing the top notch qualities in both food and drinks. There aren't many places like that when you ask for consistency. Umparalleled.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MarkhamFebruary 22, 2015
    The potato and rosemary pizza is delicious. And leftovers (if you can manage it) make for a awesome breakfast the next morning
  • John B.
    John BobeldykAugust 26, 2013
    Order a Rkatsiteli orange wine with a wood-fired al pizzaiolo. It's natural phenols and tannins balance the char on the pizza crust.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KimSeptember 24, 2014
    You wouldn't think Oakland over Chicago or NY for pizza but this spot and Arizmendi on the other side on Lakeshore sure do compete for thin crust. Not as cracker crisp but still a great margherita
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisApril 10, 2013
    When they are crowded (which is always) and have a long wait, the very large bar area serves the full menu without reservations or putting your name down, just grab a seat or two.
  • K G.
    K GaOctober 14, 2014
    Vegans: they have a chef's special pizza called the Pizzaiolo. It's always different ingredients but always yummy. I always order "the vegan pizza" just to be sure.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FuhrOctober 26, 2014
    I enjoyed not one, but two #dailycortado. Great coffee, fantastic eggs, amazing drinks. Can't wait to return.
  • Simon G.
    Simon GdogMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always hits the mark. Friendly and profesh staff. For a wide range of reasons one of my top 5 in the world
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 9, 2012
    For breakfast, get the pièce de résistance: an earthenware cazuela containing chickpeas and greens, topped with eggs and chile oil, all baked in the wood pizza oven. Read more
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionMarch 6, 2012
    If you're in the mood for a new twist on an old cocktail, try the cosmo here -- made with fresh-squeezed juice and creme de cassis. Refreshing!
  • Elsa K.
    Elsa KaminskyDecember 29, 2015
    Everything is good. Get one of it all. If not, reco is: two salads, a ragu or something, and a pizza.
  • D Ki K.
    D Ki KatoJuly 1, 2012
    Try the Spicy Tripe From The Wood Oven With Pancetta, Tomato, An Egg And Toast - Ask for extra bread to sop up the sauce!
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HMay 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cocktails always interesting as are salads. Pastas come Al dents every time. We always have a good, unhurried, fresh meal.
  • Paula W.
    Paula Wirth / Eat Drink OaklandJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Selected as one of the 2012 Bay Area's Top 100 Bars by the SF Chronicle, in the Food-centric category. http://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/Top-100-Bay-Area-Bars-Food-centric-3674577.php
  • Mercy
    MercyJune 10, 2012
    Long wait for a table for 4(30min), but pass the time with yummy cocktails! Get the Snaggler--gin, mint, spumante, and mmmm.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeggettApril 13
    Delicious pizza and tasty cocktails, but the service can be inconsistent. Try the potato pizza!
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HMay 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get blankets if you're on the patio at night. It gets chilly and the heaters are ineffective for the booths.
  • Haley S.
    Haley SmithApril 15
    Finally a pizza my picky New Yorker husband approves of 🙄 Everything here is fantastic, from the wine list to the desserts!
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionMarch 6, 2012
    The avocado and pickled beet salad is a flavor explosion. Try it -- sounds strange, but you'll likely love it. We did!
  • Paula W.
    Paula Wirth / Eat Drink OaklandOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Not only is this a great thin crust pizza place at night with a full bar, enjoy sight glass coffee and brunch items.
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorSeptember 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is much better than dinner. Dinner serving sizes are a little too small, esp considering price. Service is spotty at best.
  • cami j.
    cami j.July 28, 2017
    the cocktail menu is 👌🏾👌🏾 and their seasonal veggie pizza situation was delicious as well. into it.
  • SFGate M.
    SFGate ManagerJuly 16, 2012
    Boot and Shoe is known for its pizzas, but stands out because of the fresh ingredients used in all its dishes and drinks.
  • Steven W.
    Steven WirtOctober 22, 2014
    Artisan cocktails, tasty wine list, pizzas made to perfection. What's not to like?
  • SaBean A.
    SaBean AAugust 31, 2011
    Try the heirloom toast antipasto & olive oil, sea salt, froyo with baked apricot dessert. Phe-nom-nom-enally tasty.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissJuly 28, 2013
    East Bay's Flour & Water... But with superb cocktails and without the crowds. A winner!
  • Patty A.
    Patty ALMay 24, 2010
    The calamari pizza here is amazing! One of the best pizzas I have ever tasted. The calamari were tender, with just the right amount of spice. Highly recommend it! Read more
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GilbertSeptember 1, 2015
    Sufficiently pretentious. Fresh ingredients and delicious food. Didn't make up for the unbelievable long wait. Coffee was unremarkable.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    We’re going to be honest – we came for the pizza but we were more obsessed with everything else (there was not one morsel we put in our mouths that we didn’t love) – the pastas, salads, and apps.
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimNovember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails here, the burrata is damn good, love the pizza with anchovies.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleySeptember 26, 2017
    The cocktails are absurdly good, and so was the sole and the breakfast hash.
  • Stu M.
    Stu MaschwitzApril 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Step 1: Order anything. Step 3: Lick the plate. There is a Step 2, but you won't remember it.
  • Darlene L.
    Darlene LeeMay 16, 2012
    Our server recommended adding arugula to the tomato sauce, sausage, hot pepper and panna pizza. Spot on.
  • Virginia M.
    Virginia MurdochJune 15, 2016
    Pretty soggy bases for such a high-rated place. Good cocktails though.
  • Sean N.
    Sean NarvasaApril 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Look out for the secrets tucked away in between the brick scribbled on old receipts
  • Leonardo D.
    Baratta appetizer, and off menu old timey cocktails.
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The serve brunch too! It's amazing!
  • Megan Allison
    Megan AllisonJune 5, 2016
    Cool spot for a starchy brunch. Cocktails on point.
  • Adriano C.
    Adriano CastroAugust 8, 2014
    Quinoa porridge. A brilliant breakfast that'll set you up for the day.
  • Dave t.
    MUST try the G&T with the house made tonic!
  • Stu M.
    Stu MaschwitzNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    A café during the day (except Monday!), serving delicious Sightglass coffee.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyOctober 24, 2015
    Aaaaamazing. That's all. This place is amazing. Everything is good.
  • Jay C.
    Jay ColinghamMay 9, 2014
    The hosting is awful and much of their food seems preprepared and cooked upon order. We ordered pizza and it came out in <5 minutes. The hostess let us wait for a table at the bar and forgot us.
  • Mario P.
    Mario PDecember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a coffee, head to the back patio and write on your journal.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BlockJuly 17, 2016
    Great food. Great drinks. Great service.
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