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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

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5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
510-655-6385
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 157
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Probably the Best in Town

I don't claim to be a pizza expert. But, I have been eating pizza in Oakland for over 40 years. From Blondies to Rustica to Lanesplitter's you can get a very good pizza. However, my vote for the best is Zachary's. Not for the deep dish, mind you. No it is the traditional thin crust variety... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
RingoGilkey
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Oakland, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I don't claim to be a pizza expert. But, I have been eating pizza in Oakland for over 40 years. From Blondies to Rustica to Lanesplitter's you can get a very good pizza. However, my vote for the best is Zachary's. Not for the deep dish, mind you. No it is the traditional thin crust variety that they also excel... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband had special dietary needs which were met with a genuine desire to please. The environment inside Zachary's on College Avenue is very casual and comfortable. The hospitality is the best: we felt we could stay as long as we desired and there was every effort to be helpful and insure we enjoyed our pizzas and visit there. The... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you like Chicago style Pizza (stuffed) this is the stuff. Love eating in store. The art work they have the school kids do is classic. I've been to the Solano Dr, & Pleasant Hill location and the Pizza is always top notch.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Delicious deep dish pizza. Their sauce is incredible. So is the sausage. My daughter is gluten free and dairy free (due to allergies) and they have both options! Recently had the thin crust and it's just as good as the deep dish. Consistently busy but it's a fun atmosphere even if you have to wait a while for a table.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It was a lasagna on a pizza! The place is so full of beautiful art too! The pizza is delicious and the employees are very helpful!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I always buy Zachary's for visiting family, because they are very appreciative I picked up the best pizza in the planet. And, whenever I have had friends help me move, because they deserve the best pizza on the planet. I don't live near Zachary's, or I would pick it up more often. And "pick it up" is really the only... More 

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amazing pizza pie, I used to live in Chicago and this rivals some of the best Chicago deep dish pizzas.

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Paso Robles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Heard a lot about this pizza place, checked it out, and WOW... was I surprised! Pizza was excellent in flavor, seasoning and filling! You will only be able to consume about 2 slices, because they are quite loaded!

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been going to Zachary's since it opened in 1982! WIthout question the best deep dish pizza this side of Chicago! The quality and service have remained consistent for the 30+ years we have dined with them.

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Chicago, IL, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having lived in Chicago for 20 years before relocating to the Bay Area, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to get my pizza fix out here. Fortunately I found Zachary's which is by far the closest I have found to true Chicago style pizza here in NorCal. The cornmeal dusted crust is perfect, flavorful sauce, perfect proportion of cheese... More 

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Additional Information about Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Address: 5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
Phone Number: 510-655-6385
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-655-6385

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 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?