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Cheeseboard Pizza

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1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1517
(510) 549-3183
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unexpected delight

We were walking past this restaurant during lunch and decided to try it when we saw the long line of people waiting to get served. I was worried about the fact that you don't get to choose a pizza topping & the combination of asparagus & Orange on a pizza had me doubting our decision. But what we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were walking past this restaurant during lunch and decided to try it when we saw the long line of people waiting to get served. I was worried about the fact that you don't get to choose a pizza topping & the combination of asparagus & Orange on a pizza had me doubting our decision. But what we had was... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I left the Bay Area ten years ago and happened to be back there for a short visit recently. Recalling the wonderful pizza I used to get at the Cheeseboard, I decided to return there for lunch. It was better than ever! The pizza of the day was superb, but I'd guess that this would have been the case any... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A Berkeley institution, Cheeseboard never fails to meet high standards for tasty morsels delivered in typical Berkeley fashion.

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I was in Berkeley for work and decided to walk over to Cheeseboard on the recommendation from some friends back home. Definitely worth it. I was a little worried when I saw the line outside, but because they only serve one type of pizza every day the line moves quickly. I like the simplicity... if you like what they are... More 

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Amazing unusual pizza! If you want salami or pepperoni pizza this is not the place for you to go.The Cheeseboard does one kind of pizza per day-and it is unusual seasonal vegetarian ingredients. Starting with many kinds of cheese and adding things like asparagus or even peaches they have fabulous combinations that we would ordinarily not consider as pizza.The crust... More 

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California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Always a surprise and the ingredients meld together magically. The wait can be long on weekends. Do not park at the Bank of America lot. I received a ticket because the line was longer than I thought. Credit cards are accepted. Eat the pizza as soon as possible while the crust is crisp and the cheese is melt-y.

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Philadelphia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is not a hidden treasure. This odd pizzeria is distinguished by offering only one kind of pizza per day. They also have salads and desserts. But the charm of the place is the casual vibe and the good food. It's also reasonably priced. Not much seating, but it's a quick meal and then off to the next thing. Live... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cheeseboard only turns out one kind of pizza a day, but they are consistently great! That explains the queue outside, a Gourmet Ghetto tradition. Great ingredients and combinations. Only wish they would add meat occasionally. So successfully a copy cat restaurant, serving the same variety of pizzas, opened in downtown Berkeley (Sliver).

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California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is probably the best pizza in Berkeley. The Cheeseboard is a collective (owned by the workers) and it is famous for its cheese store next door. The pizza arm of the collective uses cheese from that store, and the combinations can be fabulous - think goat cheese with thinly sliced lemons, for example. There is only ONE kind of... More 

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Berkeley, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A Berkeley insititution. The Cheeseboard is probably the best cheese shop I have ever visited. You'll find the best cheese and have the most enjoyable time here you have ever had at a cheese store, guaranteed. They won't let you buy the cheese until you have tried it. And you can try anything they sell. As for the pizza, it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 549-3183

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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