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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
510-655-6385
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Ranked #2 of 1,067 restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner at Zachary's Pizza in Oakland on July 25, 2014. The wait was long as expected, but worth the wait. The deep dish pizza is as good as it gets. The crusts and cheese are top notch. I can't wait to go visit this area again and will always find a time to get pizza at... More

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Santa Monica, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ordered a pizza from Zachary's at the recommendation of our close friends. I'm generally not a big fan of deep dish, but this tastes like a beautiful blend of Chicago and California. The portions aren't massive and you can easily have more than one slice. It's that good!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Service and staff are excellent. The vibe is okay. The pizza... well, I hear it's great for California. It's really, really bready, pretty greasy so it satisfied in that way. But definitely not an east coast pizza. It's a great spot to stop by and pick up a slice when you're hungry while exploring Rockridge

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Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Son and daughter in law hadn't tried Zachary's although they have lived here for nearly four years. Although a bit pricey-excellent "Chicago" flavor. I should know since I've spent mywhole life there! Our one suggestion for the thin crust is to cut it in squares like Chicagoans do! Big wedges are a New York thing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I stopped in to get a slice on our honeymoon this past week. Zachary's without a doubt had the best pizza we've had on the trip!!!

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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've always picked up the half backed ones, they usually have 2 selections ready to go. I just finish putting it on my oven and have a pizza night at home. Never disappoints. Excellent

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were in Berkeley for Cal's graduation ceremonies. My wife & I make our own pizzas on a regular basis, at home. We were jonesing pizza. Our nephew recommended Zachary's. Boy are we glad he did. The restaurant was busy with students getting food for parties, it was a Friday night. We waited 20 minutes for a table. We ordered... More

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Oakland, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm going to cut right to the chase: Zachary's deep dish pizza is exceptional. What sets it above other deep dish pizzas I've had - including PIzzeria Uno and others - is that the crust is not dripping with oil - it's substantial and with a good crunchy exterior, and it's not overly salty. The diced tomato topping is always... More

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Oakland, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Spinach mushroom? Oh yeah. You can sink your teeth into it! Usually crowded here, it works to buy the half-baked and take it home to eat at leisure.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The deep dish pizza is delicious and the Cesar salad is so yummy. The best cesar dressing around, be warned it is very garlicky. My favorite is the spinach and mushroom deep dish. Love Zachary's!!!

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