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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, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 139
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    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
the best deep dish pizza

my son is addicted to the deep dish spinach and mushroom and whenever he is in charge of the house, he orders and enjoys...it's quite delicious...we love the fact that we can order a half baked and pick it up soon after. zachary's is one of our go to places when life is just too hard and a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
janetperlman
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

my son is addicted to the deep dish spinach and mushroom and whenever he is in charge of the house, he orders and enjoys...it's quite delicious...we love the fact that we can order a half baked and pick it up soon after. zachary's is one of our go to places when life is just too hard and a good bite... More 

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Berkeley, California
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is popular for a reason -- the deep dish pizza is great! First time I went I good 5-year-old twins on Saturday night and they accommodated us perfectly. Since then I have sampled the half-cooked pizza (take it home and finish it off) and other delicious pizzas. Their combination is just wonderful--delicious and filling. It's busy on weekends... More 

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Thank desertsage55
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Zachary's is my go to when I feel like getting some deep dish pizza. Sometimes it can be very saucy but overall it is very good. It's not as good as the deep dish you get in Chicago but perhaps it's because I haven't tried the right one. The line for sit down can be long on some nights but... More 

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Thank Huy L
San Juan Capistrano, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge line after a Cal basketball game. Pizza very good, but not the absolute best as I was hearing. Still happy I went, but would call ahead in the future, and get it to go.

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Thank dlp1raddad
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason to go to Zachary's is the deep dish. There regular pizza is fairly generic and I would say Cheeseboard pizza is better, but there is no competitor to their deep dish pizza.....

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Thank Hotelier_Mike
Bakerton
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We asked the desk staff at the Holiday Inn Express in Berkeley of good local places for pizza, this was one that came up on a list highly rated.

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Thank hafe
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Generations of children (literally) have grown up with "Zach's" pizza. And with reason: though expensive, it's filling and lovely, they'll do a half-baked that you can finish cooking at home, and it's satisfying as can be. The location at the eastern end of Solano Avenue (the Berkeley side) isn't exactly a luxurious restaurant, but what they do is pizza, mostly... More 

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Thank Paul S
Berkeley, California, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I was born and raised in Chicago, so I am intimately familiar with deep-dish, cheese-on-the-bottom, cornmeal crust, thick rich tomato sauce, Chicago-style pizza. As well as the Chicago pizza 'wars' -- Lou Malanati's, Giordano's, Connie's, My Pie, Uno's, etc. -- which are for real. Zachary's ranks right up there with the best of them! Amazing, delicious and super high quality.... More 

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Thank Shilpa J
Seoul, South Korea
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This place sources their ingredients directly from farmers. The attention to delivering high quality ingredients is very obvious in the final product. Generally speaking, I'm not the biggest fan of deep dish pizza, except ZACHARY'S. I absolutely love their pizza!

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Thank F00dG0urmand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Friendly service, if a little rushed. Excellent options of crusts and pizza fillings/toppings. But, not matter how you slice it, it just doesn't quite compare to actual Chicago Style deep dish pizza. Maybe, it's like the NY bagel thing. It's in the water and environment. Good pizza, but I'll stick with the less carbohydrate options.

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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, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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?