Oven & Shaker

James Beard-award nominated chef Cathy Whims (Nostrana, Genoa) and Aviation Gin co-founder Ryan Magarian joined their culinarily complimentary forces to open this sleek Pearl District hangout, where the white hot wood-burning pizza oven bakes and blisters a steady stream of thin crust Neopolitan style pies while hot bartenders shake up icy Anejo Manhattans and Pineapple Trainwrecks for a trendy crowd. Lovers of the widely-worshipped Nostrana radicchio salad, it’s on the menu, along with three other pretty young leafy things, and a handful of “finger and fork” small plates.

On weekends, go off the beaten pizza path with the inventive brunch dishes like broiled grapefruit with brown sugar caramel, duck Eggs in Purgatory, and the prosciutto plate with pimento cheese and a biscuit. Weather permitting, have your wood-fired meal and White Lady cocktail outdoors on the beautiful sidewalk patio–you’re smack dab in the middle of some of the Pearl’s prime people-watching terrain.


Cuisine: Pizza

Executive Chef: Cathy Whims

Owner: Cathy Whims and Ryan Magarian

Outdoor seating: Beautiful sidewalk patio

Best Seat: Window bar or outside on the sidewalk patio

Noise Level: Normal to Boisterous

Dress Code: Casual is fine, but the crowd tends to be fashionable

Bring the Kids: No

Bathrooms: Back of the restaurant

Parking: Street parking is metered (Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 1-7pm) and can be challenging to find

Cocktails: 12 signature cocktails ($9-$14)

Beer: 10 beers ($3-$5)

Wine: Sparkling, rosé, white, red and dessert by the glass ($7-$13), and bottle ($29-$110)

Teetotalers: Three excellent mocktails ($6), Dry Sodas, root beer, regular soda

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Good for the following occasions: Dinner With Friends, Date Night, Dining Alfresco, Brunch, Pre-Theater, Nightcap, Seeing and Being Seen

Reservations: No

Delivery: No