Recommended by : Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto)

Cuisine:Italian, Pizza. Price: $$. Location: .

Swarmed nightly with pizza-lovers from all over the Bay Area, Pizzaiolo in Oakland is home to a fabled brick oven dishing out simple, fresh thin-crust pizzas that are worth the wait. ┬áThe backyard seating is prime on warm summer nights, and we hear you can’t let the pizza pies upstage the buttermilk fried chicken.