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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 - 10:30 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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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Pizza in Berkeley

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mark R
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Berkeley, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Berkeley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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232 reviews 232 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Calabasas, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have to admit that I've always wanted to visit Zachary's despite not being a huge pizza fan. So when I was visiting Berkley I made a point to check it out. The place has a cool vibe with fun art work and they manage the crowd of patrons nicely allowing us to order our pizza while we wait for... More 

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Berkeley, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love their deep dish pizzas! We always get the special mushroom/spinach and chicken/basil. My daughter also likes their thin crust artichoke one (Mediterranean) but I prefer the deep dishes. We usually do take out. Small dining area and quite loud and lively at all times.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My third time here. Girlfriend turned me onto it. Spinach mushroom the first two times, Zach ' s Special yesterday. Both deep-dish, substitute spinach for sausage and they're the same. GREAT DEEP DISH! Worth the wait, 30-40 min. for the deep dish. Hip courteous staff. Noisy, one big dining room atmosphere (fine for pizza), family-style. The Caesar salad is to... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The pizzas are really really good. The family had 4 different types - no surprise the doggy bag that went home was heavy. Staff was nice and friendly but fairly loaded so service ended up being below expected levels - but still good enough.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?