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“Decadent & delectable”

Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Ranked #1 of 1,304 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Zachary's pizza is a local institution. Their deep dish pizza is delicious. Not for the faint of heart, or meager of appetite, as I have never managed to do other than overeat here. For me, it's now a once a year treat.
Best as take out as the place is overwhelmingly noisy, and the wait can be long. Call in your order. And last I checked, they didn't do any split pizza's, i.e. half one topping, half the other, so make your choice and enjoy.

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Thank Mark D
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I had been to Zac's before 2 years ago so knowing I was going to Oakland area I made a point of calling ahead to order a half-baked that I could take home with me for the drive back to LA. This pizza is so good -delicious sauce-not too sweet with real pieces of roma tomatoes, and the crust is not too thin -plus the toppings aren't skimpy and the cheese is heavenly. I drove all the way over from Orinda just to pick it up (in N. Oakland) and was so glad to have a small one to eat a slice in the car for the long drive home! it's a bit more expensive but leftovers are easy to reheat and hold over better than regular (cheaper) pizzas. The artwork posters (from contests) are fun and upbeat too!

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a love-hate type of review. Zachary's serves great pizza that I just can't eat any more. The deep dish, ton-of-cheese, thick crust is a wonderful treat, but a real artery-buster. We might come here for a special occasion or with someone who really wants deep dish. But for regular pizza that won't accelerate heart disease, there are a lot of other local choices with quality menus.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just don't arrive ready to eat and super hungry because it takes time for them to make the most perfect deep dish outside of Chicago. Great carry out for party always the first food to be eaten!

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Zachary's is a diffiucult experience: parking on the street is very limited and demands much patience to find a spot, tables are assigned in order of arrival and signup ( no reservations) and there is always a wait, up to 45 minutes BUT you can order Pizza prior to getting a table and pizza is ready soon after you are seated.
The long wait and parking challenge are repaid by outstanding flavorful very cheesy and flavorful pizza, Chicago style, as good as it gets ( better than I ever had in Chicago, and I lived there).

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Thank lightyear
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