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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
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Ranked #4 of 606 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Salinas, California, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

"Half Baked" is a great way to have your pizza hot and ready when you're ready for it. This pizza was very heavy when I picked it up and it is literally "half baked" so when you get it home, you pop it in the over for bit and it is amazingly delicious.

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Orinda, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had heard SOOO much about this deep dish pizza and every time we went by the place was packed. We finally went on a Saturday after Christmas. The service was good but the pizza was dry, the crust tasted like cardboard, and the flavors were well....meh. Wouldn't go back again for a while and wouldn't recommend to rush out... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Best pizza good times in Oakland area. Tuesday night and it was hopping. Deep dish is best, but our veggie thin was excellent as well. Really busy but liked how they took order before we sat so pies were delivered in short order. Great times with friends.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Though I'm more of a fan of thin crust pizza than deep dish, have to say this was the best deep dish pizza I've ever tried. Visited here with family who recommended this place. The caesar salad was really tasty (but be forewarned, it's very garlicky!), and the pizza was awesome. Loved the sauce especially, really fresh and tomatoey. Service... More 

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Berkeley, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's hard not to be a fan of both their thin crust or stuffed. You can only get the stuffed as a pie, but the regular slices are also great. As my headline noted, this pizza is very salty (not untypical of the genre of course). But I think this is even saltier than most, be aware you will be... More 

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DeWitt, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stopped here early on a Sunday night and were elated that there was no waiting line out on the sidewalk! Yes, this place is just that popular! We sampled some of the local beers while we waited for the main event to arrive. We ordered the thin crust Italian tomato and thin crust mushroom pizzas. Even with 4 of... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Worth the wait. Call ahead to order your pizza, then go and wait in line. The deep dish spinach & mushroom pizza is the best! The pizza is ridiculously good. If you think you can finish this pizza, you'd be wrong. You'll be taking it home...

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San Francisco, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We're from the Chicago area, and really missed out kind of pizza when we moved to the Bay Area -- until we found Zachary's. We get the half-baked and finish cooking it at home -- it's great!

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Sacramento, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you like Chicago style pizza and have never been here, make the trip, wait if you have to, and try it. It is on the College Ave in the Rockridge right next to the BART station. There is usually a crowd and you can call ahead because it takes 45 mins to make. You will not be able to... More 

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Berkeley, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Zachary's is a great choice for pizza. The quality is high, the prices reasonable and the service friendly. The only problem can be the wait. I was there last weekend and we had a great meal. Their gluten free crust is good, and they have options for almost anyone.

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Pizza

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