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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
510-655-6385
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Ranked #3 of 1,068 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 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, Late Night
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Alameda, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you've not had Zachary's pizza, then describing it as a very deep pizza with a crunchy flakey crust and a stewed tomato-based sauce with delectable toppings won't convey the pure joy we get from eating here. It's unlike any other deep-dish pizza I know, and we've sampled pizza across the USA and Europe. The only downside is the half-hour... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Awesome Chicago Style Pizza, great atmosphere at the restaurant, good service, reasonable prices, vegan cheese option - you have to try it!

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Oakland, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Zachary's makes great pizza (and, for those reviews complaining about the deep dish, they also make thin crust ... BUT the deep dish is great), their staff is eager and friendly (and it's a co-op, right? So staff members have a real stake in the business). However, more often than I go there for pizza, I go for their caesar... More

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BayPoint, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We live about 30miles from this Restaurant and we enjoy buying a pizza to take home. All the choices of toppings allow us to have both vegetarian and chicken or meat pizzas for everyone in our family to enjoy/ Yum, delicious and wonderful!

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Mount Shasta, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I never was a deep dish pizza lover until I ate at Zachary's 👍. Their pepperoni pizza along with a salad is awesome!! THE BEST- can't wait to visit the Bay Area again soon so I can go back 😉

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is well loved so the wait to get a table is long but apparently worth it, uh, I didn't think so. I felt the tomato sauce tasted almost out of the can and frankly, the pizza is something like those soup bowls, unappetizing bread filled with poorly cooked goop in the middle. I've never gone back nor will... More

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As a former, Chicagoan, I have to say that Zachary's is as close to real Chicago Pizza as you will get. Their claim to that honor is their crust and their pizza sauce. Pizza in Chicago is a big thing but we have a great representation here in the Bay Area. Delicious.

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Lafayette, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Popped in on a Sunday for a slice. Disappointed to find that you can only get thin crust by the slice. Had the veggie. It was good/okay. Missed enjoying the Spinach Mushroom deep dish, which is a favorite. Friendly staff, casual, bustling atmosphere. Lots of colorful tattoos abound.

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Oakland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am normally not a deep dish pizza type but Zachary's is the exception. I love, love, love the spinach and mushroom. It has big hunks of tomato on top and is so yummy. I frequently get the half-baked and finish heating it at home.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you don't like deep dish don't go here. But if you do, it's definitely the best pizza around. Good sauce and they are not shady on the toppings. One slice will fill you up. Definitely get your money's worth. Got The chicken artichoke pizza, was really good. Coworkers got meat lovers, was stacked.

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