Tony Gemignani has been on an expansion tear in recent years, debuting two slice shops in AT&T Park and a host of projects in Vegas, as well as a new cookbook. Now, the award-winning Tony's Pizza Napoletana and Capo's chef has launched his third full-service San Francisco restaurant, Tony Gemignani's Slice House, which has taken over the former Ironside space at 2nd and Townsend, right near his outposts at the ballpark.
As is to be expected from Gemignani, the focus is pizza, with an emphasis on new pies featuring an "ancient grain" formula that combines 00 flour, spelt, whole wheat, semolina, and sprouted grain. Toppings run the gamut from the classics (pepperoni, sausage) to the esoteric (the Cal Italia, with fig jam, prosciutto, four cheeses, and a balsamic reduction). For those who'd rather keep it simple, Gemignani is also offering New York-style cheese and pepperoni, Sicilian, and grandma-style pies, by the slice or whole. There's also a gluten-free crust option.
The rest of the menu features meatball subs, panini on housemade foccacia, housemade pastas, and salads. The Slice House is also open for breakfast and weekend brunch, with breakfast sandwiches and baked goods in addition to the pizza party. Here's the full menu.
In keeping with its location near the ballpark, the 49-seat Slice House will go into a limited-menu mode during Giants home games, offering only slices and sandwiches to keep the crowds at bay. (And yes, you can bring them with you to the game.) After the game, the restaurant will return to its full menu, with extra-late hours to accommodate fans who want a post-game snack. Otherwise, hours will be daily from 8 am-10 pm.