July Sunday Suppers!

Sunday Suppers is back for our second season and with a new format! This time around, we will be taking reservations rather than selling tickets. Click here to make your reservation now!


Read about Hack the Hood, the first non-profit we are supporting this season with our dinner on July 19th!


We are also excited to launch our new Sunday Suppers website at!


We look forward to seeing you there!

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Come Celebrate Pizzaiolo’s 10 Year Anniversary!

We will be celebrating 10 years of Pizzaiolo this Sunday, June 7th.


The party starts at 3pm, live music from the California Honey Drops starts at 5pm and food and drinks will be available all day! Admission and food are free and beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.


We hope to see you there!


P.S. Go to our Shop page to buy a screen printed 10 Year anniversary poster designed by Nat Russell (poster above!).

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SF Chronicle: Michael Bauer’s Top 100 Restaurants 2015

Michael Bauer’s list of the top 100 restaurants of 2015 just came out and Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service are on the list! Bauer says, “For wood-fired pizza in the East Bay — or really anywhere in the Bay Area — Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service are at the top of the list.”


Thank you Michael and the SF Chronicle for including us and we hope to see you all for brunch, lunch or dinner soon!

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Penrose x 100 OpenTables

On April 9th, Penrose participated in 100OpenTables with OpenTable, where 100 restaurants around the world created a special dining experience for a group of special guests, all on the same night. Penrose was also one of the locations for the video shoot that captured the night.



Watch the video above to see Penrose and catch a glimpse of Charlie greeting our special guests!

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The squid pizza at Boot & Shoe Service. The Chronicle

We are Michael Bauer’s Favorite Pizza in the East Bay!

When asked what his favorite pizza in the East Bay is, Michael Bauer mentioned Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service!


From a reader: I am looking for a great pizza place in the East Bay/Oakland area. Which is your favorite?


Two places come quickly to mind: Pizziaolo and Boot & Shoe Service, both owned by Charlie Hallowell, who worked many years at Chez Panisse and uses the same keen sensibilities. Both locations have similar menus that go beyond the excellent pizza. Not only do I love the pizza but they have some of the best salads I’ve had, and at Boot & Shoe Service the cocktails are also first rate.

(P.S. He went to Boot & Shoe and wrote me back: “Best pizza since the pizza I had in Naples.”)


Photo above: The squid pizza at Boot & Shoe Service via The Chronicle.

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