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“some of the best pizza on the planet” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Ranked #1 of 1,226 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“some of the best pizza on the planet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Seriously, this place is a dining experience for the pizza lover! The spinach mushroom pizza is absolutely delicious as is everything on their menu. I have never gotten a pizza from Zachary's that has been anything other than awesome.

Due to the fact that this place is very unique business establishment, they don't deliver and they only accept cash. if you live in a local area, you can get it delivered by a third-party delivery service.

Try this place. You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Castro Valley, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

the mustard dressing is as good as the pizza. the wait is often long but worth it. we like 3 cheese with spinach

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Oakland, California, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Taste of HOme”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Zachary's is always crowded for good reasons: mainly, the Chicago-style pizza tastes like the real thing, the staff is always efficient, pleasant and used to handling the constant throngs of people waiting to take out or sit down in the no frills dining room. The wine is plentiful and well-priced, and makes the wait go faster. If you are an Oaklander, you will probably run into someone you know, and if you are a visitor, you will enjoy the wonderful neighborhood experience. They are famous for thick crust pies, but I love the crispy thin crusts, especially the Good Health with a whole wheat crust, spinach and chicken.

Visited May 2012
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SF Bay Area
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Have no idea why people like it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We have so many friends who adore Zachary's pizza. We've had it at least half a dozen times at parties, including a couple of weeks ago by SIL's request (moving out of state; this was her choice of a farewell pizza). We've had thick crust and thin crust. Meat and vegetarian. From three of their EBay locations. And without exception, we simply do not understand the passion for this mediocre local pizza chain.

Pizziaolo makes the best pizza in Oakland. We also love Nizza La Bella/Berkeley's incredible "La Fruits De Mer “Bouiabaissa" pizza - stunning, brilliant creation. Also amazing is Oenotri/Napa. But Zachary's - no, no, no.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank jeane00
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Oakland, California
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I've enjoyed Zachary's for years, and keep on returning for great pizza. Many people love the stuffed pizza (particularly the spinach and mushroom special). Yes, that's delicious, but what I really like is their thin crust pizza. It's the perfect texture of thin crust. And it's always topped deliciously.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kim T
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