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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 #2 of 1,069 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
31 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
47 helpful votes 47 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“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 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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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