Slideshow: First Look: Slicer Pizzeria in Oakland, CA

Slices from Slicer
Slices from Slicer

Slicer Pizzeria, a new shop in Oakland's Piedmont district, aims to be a casual neighborhood joint where you can grab a slice or a take-out pie. Owner Colin Etezadi says you should feel completely comfortable swinging by in your sweatpants.

Stretching the Dough
Stretching the Dough

Etezadi stretches the dough for a pie. Prior to opening Slicer, Etezadi worked in a number of pizza places around town, so he says it didn't take long for them to work out their dough recipe, which uses a mix of natural starter and commercial yeast.

Ready to Bake
Ready to Bake

Though the pies at Slicer are decidedly New York-style, they feature an array of California-style toppings. Here, a pancetta pie—tomato sauce, shaved fennel, pancetta, and calabrian chilies—makes its way toward the oven.

A Finished Pancetta Pie
A Finished Pancetta Pie

The pancetta pie at Slicer gets finished with some fresh mint.

Prepping a Squash Pie
Prepping a Squash Pie

Etezadi puts the finishing touches on a summer squash pie. On the menu, it comes with red onion, ricotta, and fresh corn, but when he saw us prowling around the kitchen with a camera in-hand, he added a few tomatoes for a splash of color.

Finished Squash Pie
Finished Squash Pie

Etezadi plans to rotate toppings with the seasons, so this summer squash pie will disappear as other produce takes over the stalls at the local markets.

The Counter
The Counter

Step right up to order your slices.

The Offerings
The Offerings

Slicer's menu is simple enough that it can be just-about summarized by the sign outside their front door. The only thing missing is dessert—right now, a basil panna cotta—bottled sodas, and seasonal agua frescas.