Nightshade (formerly Ruby's)

4.0/5.0
3 reviews

2101 Sutter

San Francisco, CA

541-0795

Category: Californian

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March 7, 2005
John S.
Hillfield , Oregon
241 reviews
You can't miss the giant tomato. Some of the best pizza and italian food in town.
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April 23, 1997
Greg L.
1 review
Start off by reading Michael C. Berch's original review (dated August 1996). The pizza at Nightshade is 100% identical to that served at Ruby's, so Michael's review still applies. In addition to the fabulous pizza, the Nightshade menu includes a host of other dishes, including a fish of the day, pasta of the day, and other goodies. In fact, great as the pizza is, the rest of the menu makes it very difficult to stick to pizza! In addition to the great food and friendly/efficient service, the decor is very tastefully done. The Nightshade space is considerably larger than the old Ruby's site on Third, and the owners have taken full advantage of it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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August 18, 1996
Michael C. B.
64 reviews
Ruby's is at Third and Bryant Sts. in the South of Market area, near Moscone Center. Look for the giant tomato over the door. Ruby's serves the best pizza I have ever had, bar none. Mind you, this is California cuisine, with a Tuscan flair, so the crust will be a thick, cornmeal-based dough with plenty of olive oil, and the toppings might include eggplant, tasso sausage, cilantro pesto, or fresh fennel. There are several "standard" pizzas, and rotating specials, each available by the slice or whole pizza. In addition to pizza there are wonderful salads, pasta dishes, appetizers (I like the crab cakes best), and daily special entrees. Good wine list (you can get a glass at the bar, as well) and friendly service. I rarely give 5 stars, but Ruby's deserves it for its innovative, consistently excellent pizza. Highly recommended.
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