Zeldas Original Gourmet Pizza

(916) 447-1400 | View Website

1415 21ST St, Sacramento, CA | Directions   95814

38.571366 -121.480411

Open Hours

Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm and 5pm-10pm

Fri 11:30am-2pm and 5pm-11:30pm

Sat 5pm-11:30pm

Sun 5pm-9pm

 
Pizza, $, Dine At The Bar  more

More Tags: Group Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, People Watching, Quiet

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, MasterCard, Visa

Categories: Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Central Sacramento

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Zeldas Original Gourmet Pizza

From The Owners of Zeldas Original Gourmet Pizza

Worth the wait. The Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is legendary, and so is the service.

Reviews for Zeldas Original Gourmet Pizza

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Chitown would be proud! – This place has the best pizza in Midtown. I thought because it was so small that it couldnt possibly be anything of worth.....untill I tried the pizza. The waitress was pregnant and not in the mood for a stiff upper lip. the man next to me belched. the man behind me laughed. which means the pizza is remarkable. not to mention we stopped in on free pitcher of beer night. no jukebox, no tv. Shut up and eat your pizza. no nonsense, no lights and no talking. we rolled ourselves out and were greeted by the blinding summer sun so wear shades! excellent prices and great food to boot. excellent. i wish there were more stars

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Thought would be best, only to be let down – I went there for a pick up order. The place was packed with locals and there was music going-could be a fun environment. I had to walk through until I found the place to talk to the staff. I found them and it took only a couple minutes to get my pizza brought to be. I thought it would be bigger for the price. After I brought it home, both my wife and I have experienced far better pizza many, many other places. The location was good and the pizza was decent-but that is all. I will not go back- the staff seemed decent to me but because of previous reviews and their website I was expecting something like the, "Soup Nazi." --------Avoid and go to BJ'S in Natomas, hands down--------

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Not your standard Pizza fare. – Most don't know what real Chicago deep dish pizza is. It shows on the reviews. If you want your regular "round table" style pizza, don't stop here. If you know and like Chicago pizza, it is one of the best on the west coast.

The place is a bar 1st, then a pizza place second. It is a dive.

Remember to phone in to tell them you're coming and order your pizza(s). Your wait will be shorter than the Squeeze Inn for sure.

Zalda has passed, but the pizzas are made the same way when Zelda was with us.

Easily the most interesting, quirky pizza place in Sac., and the only place for 90 miles to get authentic Chicago pizza.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Good pizza – good pizza but like eating in cave

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Sit down, shut up, and eat the best pizza in the west. – If you aren't prepared for the Zelda's experience you might be a bit taken aback. Just walk in with patience and an open mind. Take it all in. Observe the retro stone walls and the dark lattice dividing wall with the christmas lights. Let the old timey italian posters sink in. Let the watresses give you a bit of sass and don't take anything personally. Think about all the history, all the stories that the walls of Zelda's would tell if they could speak. Remember that the staff is not there to hold your hand and stroke your ego, they're there to make you the best damned pizza you've ever had. And fully expect to exercise a lot the next day to burn off those calories!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Zelda's Pizza Sacramento.......Really Great Place to Eat and Awsome Food and Service!!! – I have been wanting to go to Zeldas Pizza for a long time but after reading all of these bad, inaccurate reviews here I was almost afraid to go. I finally went last night with my wife and we had a very nice dining experience! The Pizza and the service was awesome! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Thank You Zeldas!....................G & M West, Somerset, Ca.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

AWFUL FOOD AND TERRIBLE SERVICE – I tried to like this place because ambiance is important to me, and Zelda's is old school woodsy and dark. But that's the ONLY thing Zelda's has going for it. I tried again and again because I've found that places and people that can seem offensive in the beginning often wind up being your favorites. Zelda's is the exception, as it's progressively disappointing every time. They pride themselves on having some of the worst service in town (just check their website) and the pizza is so NOT GOOD. The crust is supposed to be the big draw (I can't imagine what else could be) and it's saturated with butter and flaky and just bad. If you're looking for bad food, awful service and an annoyingly long wait for no apparent reason, then come here by all means. Other wise, stick with places with GOOD reviews, and maybe, I dunno, a HOSTESS.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A Sacramento CLassic – Zelda's is a Sacramento Institution...and it's hard to explain why, but it just is. I can;t even eat pizza (allergic to dairy) but I go in there just to smell it. And to check out all the hot pizza babes that work there.

Try Zelda's

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Customer service drove me away. – I have tried Zelda's 3 different times. The first time I just stopped in and the wait was incredibly long. It took over an hour to get our pizza, and the service was horrible. If you wanted anything you had to get ahold of the server. The second time I tried, we called in to pick up the pizza, and arrived at the time they said and the doors were locked. We had to knock on the door for quite a while before getting our pizza. The third time, we called ahead of time so that the pie would be ready when we arrived. When we came in at the time they specified, it took 15 minutes for anyone to even acknowledge that we were there (and it was not that busy), then they seated us and it took another 25-30 minutes before the pie was ready. Again the service was horrible, and we had to chase down a server to get our pie, as well as our check. Though the pizza is okay, I will not eat at Zelda's again. Considering I am frustrated enough to do a review (and this is my first review ever!!!), should let you know how dissatisfied I was.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Pizza - fun place – I really like their deep dish pizza here. The crust is tasty. We went as a group and had a fun time. We waited a the bar for a while before being seated, but that gave us time to visit. By the time we sat down our pizza was ready. We took home a lot of leftovers. It was good the next day too.

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