The seventh — count ‘em: Second Street, The Market, Walnut Creek, and three in AT&T Park — Bay Area location of Slice House debuts this weekend. It’s noted pizza man Tony Gemignani’s most casual pizza concept, where, as the name implies, pizza is sold by the slice. The Haight will be the latest recipient of Gemignani’s pizza magic, which includes 12 World Pizza Championships, and he’s making sure to honor the neighborhood’s history through the design.
In the 25-seat space at 1535 Haight St., he and partners Leon Gardere and George Karpaty incorporated a mural by designer Chris Jacobs with portraits of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and John Lennon, as well as Andy Warhol-esque prints of retro cultural icons like Wonder Woman and Spock. Vintage posters and artwork also hang about in the dining room, as well as on the pizza boxes themselves, with paintings by Sacramento artist Brian Pickering.
The menu includes all the regular Slice House offerings, such as pizza, salads, and pastas, but this location also adds burgers on housemade Kaiser buns. Some pies are unique and themed to the neighborhood, like The Doors-inspired “Love Me Two Times” with pesto, mozzarella, double garlic, and sun bathed tomato (pictured above). See the full menu below.
Slice House opens this weekend, for daily lunch and dinner service (Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.).