This is my second visit to Boot and Shoe Service in Oakland and with both trips I was rewarded with great meals. On my latest visit I had:
Fried Georgia white shrimp with pickled beets, Calabrian peppers and aioli
Gemelli pasta with duck ragu
Margherita di bufala pizza
The food, service and atmosphere were all great and my only complaint was with the pizza that was a little soggy on top and a little too charred on the bottom. The restaurant was buzzing with people on a Tuesday night and the bar that is hidden in the rear, new since I last visited, was packed with people.