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“A Pizza Icon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Zachary's Chicago Pizza
5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
510-655-6385
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Ranked #1 of 1,009 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
San Francisco
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Pizza Icon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This legendary pizza house is really popular, as in almost too poplular unless you can get in there before 5:30 pm. Otherwise it could be a looonnggg wait. This is the original and it's better than their San Ramon location. UC students are the workers and wait staff and it can be really noisy. But the pizza is great with some unusal toppings. It's also not too salty, like many pizzas.

Visited August 2012
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Bay Area, CA
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Better than Sex”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Zachary's is delicious. Zachary's is best known for its Chicago-style "stuffed" pizza, and it's amazing. It's better than most stuffed pizza in Chicago. To be clear, this is not "thick crust" or Sicilian-style (like Pizzeria Uno's), but rather stuffed. It's like a pie, stuffed with the toppings of one's choice, with a delicious crust and a savory tomato sauce that's difficult to top. Zachary's also has thin crust pizza, which is good, but not as amazing as its stuffed pizza.

It's definitely an Oakland tradition. This is coming from a local. I take all people who visit the Bay Area to Zachary's. No one has ever been anything other than blown away.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Ramon, California
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“INCREDIBLE stuffed pizza!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Their stuffed pizza is something that simply has to be experienced to truly understand! It's SO VERY good, that it's worth quite a drive to get to. I've had many of their pizzas, but I've stuck to only their stuffed pizzas because they're simply so good that I can't resist them!

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles
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“Best stuffed pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Zachary's has amazing stuffed pizza! I had their veggie special of the day, their chicken, and their mushroom/spinach. Every one was great! It's packed and fun!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California, United States
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3 reviews
“Delicious Deep Dish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Had it last night, so good!! I can't tell you the last time I was stuffed on two pieces of pizza. Worth the extra wait.

Visited November 2012
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