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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

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1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
510-525-5950
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 117
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Take it home half baked!

The restaurant is very small and noisy. Service is OK. Pizza is GOOD! We take it home "half baked" and finish in the oven. It stays warmer that way than in the rest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Berkeley, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Berkeley, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A Berkeley landmark, Zachary's is always crowded, noisy, super-busy, with lines of people also waiting for take-out. It offers thick ("Chicago style") crust pizza and regular crush, neither of which is special unless you crave thick doughy pizza crust. Far better is the pizza (and other Italian cuisine plus fine salads) at Lo Coco's on Shattuck & Rose.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The restaurant is very small and noisy. Service is OK. Pizza is GOOD! We take it home "half baked" and finish in the oven. It stays warmer that way than in the rest.

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Twain Harte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had our first Zachary's pizza as a takeout while watching Warriors game. Had a deep dish Zachary's Special! AN OUTSTANDING PIZZA!!! The sauce was excellent and wonderful crust! I can't wait to have my next pizza!!!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

There is nowhere to get a better Chicago-style pizza. Even in Chicago. I love the crust, the cheese, the beer selection. Just be sure to get there long before you get hungry, because there´s always a waiting list and the pizzas take a while to cook. Also, if you can get your order in as soon as you get on... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having lived in NY, anytime I find great pizza in another part of the country, I feel like it's a big deal. Zachary's makes fabulous Chicago style deep dish pizza. If you like Italian food, you will love their pizza.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The place would get full stars if it wasn't for the relatively long wait (they really need a bigger place to accommodate more people as well as to give more space to people), and that it was a bit pricey. The wait was mitigated somewhat by the fact that they took the order while we were waiting and then served... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Zachary's is a Berkeley fixture. They have two stores, one on Solano and one on College. Both are packed on most days. Fortunately you can also get take-out, in two formats that is. You can order fully baked or half baked pizzas to take home. While Zachary's makes excellent deep-dish pizzas, their regular ones are not in the same league.

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Northern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Granted, I've only been to Chicago once, so don't have much actual Chicago pizza to compare it to, but this is the BEST pizza I have ever had. Honestly I am salivating just writing this review. The stuffed pie with whole wheat crust is indescribably delicious (get the whole wheat even if you don't do the healthy thing because it's... More 

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San Clemente
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Best pizza I have ever had. It's a wait but worth the wait. When in Berkeley go get yourself a slice. When can you have a piece of pizza that is not greasy, this is it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

As the years go by much changes, but not the quality of Zachary's pizza. In classic Berkeley fashion, it is an employee owned establishment with great service and pizza that I dream about then I'm not there. Nuff said.

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Additional Information about Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Address: 1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
Phone Number: 510-525-5950
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-525-5950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?