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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

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5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Piedmont, California
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sure, it's not Giordano's in Chicago, but it's pretty darn close! Zachary's has the best deep dish pizzas in the West Coast IMO. We ordered: 1/2 spinach & mushroom 1/2 carne, anchovy thin crust pizza. The star of the night was definitely the carne pizza, made for meat lovers, and stuffed with mozzarella. Toppings included: Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, chopped... More 

Thank Ivana Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I will admit that deep dish isn't really my thing but still I have to say Zachary's is only average in my opinion. My family loves it but I'll pass in favor of other pizza joints. It is good enough for me to eat and not complain though. 3 and half star would be more appropriate but not an option.... More 

Thank brayden s
Oakland, California
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent traditional pizza joint. If you want the gourmet wood fired pizzas with blistered crust go elsewhere, but they have great traditional thin and deep dish. Try the spinach and sausage. Most available half baked to take home and finish in your oven for an easy dinner for large group

Thank Rich510
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Busy place because food is great. It's frustrating, however, to try to call in a to-go order, keep redialing for a half an hour, finally drive to the restaurant to place an order in person, and then find out that they take the phone off the hook if they are too busy. That's why I wanted takeout! They should find... More 

Thank Larry H
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great pizza, festive atmosphere, friendly service! We do both dine-in and take-out. Pick-up times given for take out are accurate to the minute. Great choices for both thick and thin crust pizzas.

Thank benhuey
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent pizza and salads. Great beer on tap, avoid busy dinner times. Our favorite early dinner or lunch.

Thank vista79
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hands down Zachary's is one of the best pizza pies around. Their deep dish pizzas are legendary. The wait is 30+ minutes for a pizza, but that's because of the nature of a deep dish. The toppings are quite generous. The service is solid, not as good as the pizza, but it's solid. Dinner can be crowded, but I went... More 

Thank IamPC
Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best pizza in the world. I love it. 100 characters needed? OK: Best pizza in the world. I love it. I mean it!

Thank gruber s
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Locally owned business. Good pizzas, attentive wait staff. Long time favorite of our family. Great for take out.

Thank mischelleman
Oakland, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pizza itself is like nothing else (I've never actually had a Chicago deep-dish pizza, but I've heard it isn't really the same). The crust is thick and flaky and there is tons of cheese. The restaurant itself is fine, but often very crowded. You can order a half-baked and take it home to finish baking or order take out.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-655-6385

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?