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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
510-525-5950
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Ranked #5 of 600 restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Any time we are in the Bay Area this is a "must stop" for us. I would agree with others that the best thing to do is to call your pizza in ahead as for the deep dish it takes about 45 minutes. This is a small place with not a lot of seating but the pizza is terrific! It... More

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Zachary's is an extremely popular deep dish pizza place which can have long lines during lunch and dinner hours. You can eat inside, but the space is extremely small. It's much more popular to get it for takeout there by calling ahead. Also, check out the menu before you go. They are very creative with their offerings and you may... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Normally I like New York brick oven style pizza but man this rocked the foundation of what I believe is good pizza. We got this stuffed chicken pizza never had stuffed pizza that's that good.

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Sebastopol, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The regular pizzas are fine but really the star of Zachary's is the stuffed pizza. The chicken with basil or the sausage with peppers are both really good (and filling!)

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Corona, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We came here late on Saturday night which was perfect because there were no crowds! I haven't eaten here in over 15 years and it's as good as I remember it. The deep dish pizza was absolutely amazing. The crust is my favorite because it's not very doughy but packs a lot of flavor. We ordered the pizza with sausage,... More

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Berkeley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I sampled deep dish in Chicago just to be sure...Zachary's is even better. Go for spinach, sausage and mushroom deep dish, or try a thin crust if that is more to your liking which is excellent although not quite as divine. Good salads too, and crayons for the kids.

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San Dimas, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you're a fan of deep dish pizza, look no farther. Zachary's is the best that I've had outside of going to Chicago. They have regular crust, but if you have the time, treat yourself. The people give you the laid back vibe of the Bay Area, with the taste of the midwest. Not a ton of space inside the... More

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Berkeley, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love Zachary's deep dish, especially the chicken, although the sausage is also good. I generally get it to go and enjoy it at home with the kids. You can also get it half baked and finish it in your oven at home. I generally go to the shop on N. Solano in Berkeley. There is one on College near... More

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Berkeley, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Zachary's Pizza makes the Bay Area's best heavyweight, traditional pizzas: thick, cheesy, intense. Zachary's tomato sauce is . . . well-seasoned tomatoes. Zachary's dough is flavorful and crisp. Zachary's small tables are set in a noisy room. Zachary's servers are friendly and funny. Our plan: order by phone, pick up, take home, and love every bite!

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Oakland, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am from Berkeley. Born and raised. Been here many times over the years ( there was a period way back in my teens when I loved it… but that was avery long time ago!) and seen the extremely long lines for years and still wonder what all the fuss is about. Once in a while I will pick up... More

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