Address: 3308 Grand Avenue, Oakland, US
Despite what the name may imply, Boot & Shoe Service is an Italian restaurant—and a great one at that. “It is the perfect restaurant for a family. We tend to get there at 5:30 p.m.; both to snag a table and also enjoy the family vibe of the other early diners. The food is incredibly fresh and well made, and the staff is always charming,” says Vanessa Corrêa.