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Tom Ferguson

Member since January 24, 2008

San Francisco, CA


Tom Ferguson has rated 169 pizzas:

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Wow - what can I say - I was expecting something totally different. I have heard a lot of people saying how good this place is, but nothing specific. So we walk in...does NOT look like a restaurant, more like a minimalist art gallery. Stark white walls, 30 foot ceilings, stone pizza over in the back middle of room and right in middle of room is a stand where a lone pizza chef rolls the dough, and has the 7 pizza ingredients where he makes pizza as ordered. On the left half of room - a handful of tables, on the right hand side NOTHING. And to top it off, on the stark white walls are only 4 very small pictures. The menu, only has a few selections - no salads, no apps, nothing buy 5 different types of pizzas and beer and wine. VERY limited selection. So we sit and order the margherita pizza and watch him make it. It was good, but the dough left a lot to be desired. A little too doughy. the sauce and the cheese was amazing. I would recco this place, but I wouldn't go here again...out of the way and it seems like its more of a 1 time deal.
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
I didn't know what to expect as this is a chain, but I was pleasantly surprised. We got the sausage, red pepper pizza. Perfect thin crust, excellent sausage and the peppers were really good. I liked the sauce and cheese. I would have liked bigger pizzas, but this was for happy hour so might have been smaller. The atmosphere is cool too. Outdoor seating, great views of the Bay and Bay Bridge. Great for groups and a full bar.
Black Oak Inn (27 Jun)
  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.
I was here for our annual Musky Marauder fishing trip. We come to the Black Oak every year for drinks after a long day of fishing. This however is the first time I tried the pizza. I gave it 2 stars as I really didn't expect the food / pizza to be amazing...which it wasn't...but it was about as good as i thought it might be. Thin crust, small pizza's and the pizza slices were cut into squares and not "slices". I was fine with that, but the cheese and sauce left a lot to be desired...however, the crust was really good. I'd stick to the beers at the Black Oak - fun place - food just leaves a little to be desired.
Cafe Francisco ( 6 Jun)
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
I went here after work for a couple beers, but walked out trying a new pizza - of which I didn't even know they served pizza. They only have a small margherita pizza and it wasn't terrible. When I say small, I mean serves 1 person and not even close to filling you up. Decent cheese and sauce at best. I would stick to the sandwiches there if you go.
Tiki Man Pizza (24 May)
  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.
While I didn't expect Kauai to have really good pizza, I was still a little hopeful. But I was sorely disappointed even after we were recommended to Tiki Man Pizza from several locals. But again, we are on Kauai and in Princeville at that, so choices were extremely limited. We ordered a large cheese pizza to go... but as the guy was ringing me up, he opens the box and starts pouring parmesan cheese all over our pizza! I couldn't believe it...off to a bad start. When we got back to hotel and busted open the box, the pizza was flimsy, the cheese (under all the parmesan cheese!) was flavorless and the sauce, decent at best. I wouldn't recco this place, but options are limited.
Red Salt (22 May)
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Hali'imaile (22 May)
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
We were recommended to this place via my gf' and her parents as well as a local family. Bev Gannon is well known and the food lives up to the hype. Her specialty / signature dish here is the crab pizza. Amazing!! Thicker crust, but great dough. The crab was amazing and we all loved it. Tons of other great selections and can sit at bar if you like. I highly recommend this place to any locals and visitors. Also - near airport if want to stop for food and / or drinks before long flight home.
Victor's Pizza ( 7 May)
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
Great delivery option! Love the crust, cheese and sauce. This is my go-to delivery pizza place in San Francisco. Pretty inexpensive, good selection of toppings and the delivery service has never been late. I've also bee to Victor's for a sit down meal. they have a lot of other options besides pizza, but the pizza is their specialty. Full bar when there in person. I highly recco Victor's!
IRONSIDE ( 1 May)
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
We went here prior to a Giants game as is pretty close to the ballpark, but not as crowded as not mainly a bar... which is nice before a game. Now I've heard a lot about this place, but mailing it's sandwiches... which are supposed to be excellent. However, me being a pizza freak, I opted for the pizza... margherita at that. While I expected heaven on crust, I was disappointed. The crust left a lot to be desired (dry and hard) the mozzarella scarce and the sauce decent at best. We also ordered the meatballs and a caesar salad. The salad was BY FAR the best out of the 3. They do however have a great beer tap selection and from what I hear, the sando's are great. This being said, if you go to IRONSIDE try and sandwich.
Cello ( 7 Feb)
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
I was looking for a lunch spot near my office and as I'm passing the small farmers market at 1st and Mission notice a string a restaurants tucked between a few buildings. I did a double take at Cello. The name: Cello Kebob & Pizza. Ahhhh, definitely caught my attention, but not in a good way, more humorous. But they got me, I had to try. Inside it is counter style serving, but numerous tables. There is a decent pizza selection and then a huge selection of middle eastern dishes. Of course, me being a pizza fanatic (and since I'm reviewing this place) I elected to get a couple slices of pizza. I got 1 slice of cheese and 1 combo slice. the combo slice was actually pretty good - decent crust, decent sauce and the veggies and meat were good. the cheese however left a lot to be desired. Soggy and smelled a little weird. If it wasn't for the combo slice I would have gave this place 2 stars, but I'm a nice guy and gave it 3. Go here if Portico across the street is closed.