Berkeley >Food & Dining > Zachary's Chicago Pizza
1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA | Directions 9470737.891543 -122.278562
SU-TH 11-9:30 F-SAT 11-10:30
Neighborhoods: Berkeley Hills
Take away a deep dish pizza for home dining – We get a Zachary's deep dish cheese pizza every Tuesday night and are never disappointed. The pizza is always great and so is the service. All of the employees are friendly and very service oriented. Thanks!
Had heard so many good things... – Went last night to Zachary's for the first time after hearing that it was the best in the bay area. Was very excited to walk in and be seated right away (a Monday night). Ordered a 4 topping deep crust pizza from the blunt waitress...
While waiting I could not talk to my partner over the loudness in the place. When I moved my chair closer I was rudely asked to move back as i was blocking the way(but all the extra "pizza stools" were allowed to be there!)
Then the pizza. While it was good, I too had a difficult time finding the ingredients that we ordered. The gobs of sauce on top overpowered the entire thing. The crust was good, and overall flavor decent, but nothing special.
Thin/Stuffed – I went to Zachary's for a deep dish but naive Californians, my bf and I ordered a thin crust vs. the stuffed crust. We thought the stuff crust was like Pizza's hut, where they load up the crust with cheese inside. We were disappointed we didn't get to try the deep dish but the thin crust was the BEST we've ever had. Toppings were tasty and the crust was crispy and delicious. We're going back for the deep crust next time but didn't regret trying out the thin crust.
A Chicago Pizza Lover Deeply Disappointed.... – Having read all the rave reviews I was disappointed in my experience; having ordered a 5 ingredient deep dish only to have to ask the waitress if the order was taken incorrectly -as my wife and I couldn't find the mushrooms nor pepperoni - could you believe the waitress, with her knife and fork, had to search along with us and say "there they are" - that makes for a very sad experience - while your pizza get smothered with loads of tomatoe chunks we found found a complete lack of adequate ingredients...good luck..
Closest's you'll get to NY or Chicago! – I'm from New York so ofcourse I'm not going to think any pizza from California is good (and trust me I've gone to plenty of pizza joints in the Bay Area).
I tried Zackery's pizzeria in Rockridge about 5 years ago. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. It was really good! The only thing I was surprised was the price. A "pie" of pizza was a lot more expensive than what I would pay for in New York City!
But if you are in the area and want a good pizza - you HAVE to go to Zachary's (regardless of the price).
Even Windy City natives will revel in the deep-dish at this East Bay pizza mecca. – The Scene
In this cozy haven, the din of diners mingles with the clamor of a frantic kitchen. Plaques, posters and other Zachary's paraphernalia plaster the walls in a declaration of the unrivaled splendor of its pizza. Piping-hot pies are served in the cramped dining area on wooden stools beside each table.
Ooey-gooey, crispy and chewy, the stuffed pizzas preserve the flavor of ingredients by sealing them between two layers of dough. The signature Pride and Joy pie, like the other deep-stuffed pizzas, harbors the freshness of an organic garden. Between the golden bed of baked dough and the top quilt of zesty tomato chunks and secret spices is a moist mix of spinach, mushrooms, melted cheeses and dough. Though most famous for its thick, rich pies, the thin-crust Zachary's Special makes omnivores of everyone, with its savory melange of onions, mushrooms and green peppers scattered abundantly around pieces of succulent Italian sausages.
A taste of Chicago in Berkeley... – For a major city, the Bay Area plays host to far too many horrible pizzerias. Zachary's is truly an exception. It's deep-dish pies hold their own against Gino's East and the rest of Chicago's finest. Now if only someone could open a place that mirrored New York's finest pies...
best pizza in CA – This is way more than pizza. For highest entertainment value, hang out near the kitchen and watch.
The ambience is not worth talking about, aside from the mostly wry, intelligent staff that make being there fun. The wait is always long, and it's almost always loud, so I tend to get my pizzas to go. Which I do probably weekly.
It's cash only, and there's no delivery; they don't provide those conveniences because they don't have to. The pizza is just that good.
just bad – First of all the flat pizza is easily the worst in the country - it has no flavor and terrible texture. The dep dish gives deep dish a bad name. I don't understanfd why this place gets so crowded. Bad sauce, bad service, and bad prices.
The Best! – It's awesome!!! The best pizza ever!!!
I don't like pizza very much because it's very greasy and too much cheese. Pizza from Zachary's is different. A thick layer of tomato on top is very fresh and juicy. I tried the spinach and mushroom pizza. It tastes perfect even there's no meat! I love the crust as it's very cruchy.
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