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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Pizza Place$$$$
Rockridge, Oakland
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  • This place is famous for their pizza. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Lia H.
    "that deep dish slice with sausage was the best pizza I've ever had."(57 Tips)
    Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    "Try the Zachary's Special Pizza - Wow, I might like this..."(9 Tips)
    Adriana G.
    "Great Chicago style pizza!! Met the most talkative four-year old."(5 Tips)
    Victor S.
    "Stuffed pizza is pretty authentic and so good."(4 Tips)
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  • Paula W.
    Zachary’s serves deep dish Chicago-style pizza with vegan crust and Daiya vegan cheese, and vegetarian pies, and will offer vegetarian seasonal specials during Oakland Veg Week, April 15-21, 2012.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneApril 9, 2014
    The VEGAN deep dish crust is better than the regular! Try it even if you're ordering dairy cheese or meats!
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoOctober 7
    Always always consisten on tasty and unique! The tomato sauce is so rich and juicy! Service is super kind. There is always a wait but they make it very efficient. Meatballs are just ok, but caesar!
  • Troy H.
    Troy HarlanOctober 27, 2015
    Get the deep dish pizza. It's why this place exists - to give those who've lived in Chicago the closest thing to what we had there. If you opt instead for the thin crust, you're doing it wrong.
  • Ryan L.
    The best deep dish pizza in the Bay Area. Everything is delicious, but the classic with spinach, mushrooms, and house spices is a great way to start if it's your first visit.
  • Inderpreet S.
    Inderpreet SinghAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They can make most of their pizzas vegan. Excellent crust and perfectly done. They have vegan cheese as an extra.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaNovember 27, 2014
    Grab a beer and dig into half stuffed spinach & mushroom and half zachary's special. Small is perfect for 2 hungry people.
  • Meg H.
    Meg HerbertAugust 17, 2013
    Awesomeness. Busy as hell. Order to go and have a beer while you wait. Nice staff. Not a fan of Chicago style like me? "thin" is the way to go! Ready in 20 min.
  • Camden T.
    Camden TaylerSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fucking great pizza. Busy, though, so expect a wait. But you can order your pizza while you wait! And deep dish takes a while to bake anyway, so you don't end up losing that much time.
  • Nicholas Y.
    Nicholas YoungApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of top highlights of the East Bay, if not the entire Bay Area. Excellent deep dish, but the thin crust comes up a bit short. Order ahead and take home.
  • Andreea S.
    Andreea StefanescuNovember 16, 2014
    Once you go to Zachary's for the deep dish you will never be able to look at "normal" pizza like you used to.. try the chicken bbq, it's amazing!
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny ChengAugust 6, 2011
    You can put in your pizza order while you wait for a table. So put in your order and grab a beer! By the time you get a seat your pizza will be done too. Genius!
  • Laughing Squid
    Laughing SquidFebruary 24, 2012
    Be sure to get a salad if ordering a stuffed pizza, the pizza takes a looooong time (but so worth it). Look for the awesome Thriller-themed art poster.
  • Victoria
    VictoriaSeptember 8, 2014
    Deep dish pizza. Tomato, cheese and that crust. Yum. Chorizo pizza is to die for 😛👌 I was stuffed after two slices. Worth the wait!
  • Tiago F.
    Tiago FerreiraNovember 4, 2015
    That was the first time I ate a deep dish pizza and I loved it. They also call it Chicago style pizza. If you don't know it, you should definitely try it.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SJanuary 1, 2015
    Spectacular Pizza, employee owned and operated, what's not to love? (My favorite pizza place in the world for the last ten years)
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WylieDecember 21, 2014
    Awesome deep dish pizza. From NYC, not used to the knife and fork pizza experience but I get it now. Top notch pizza pie.
  • Victor S.
    Victor StuberOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Stuffed pizza is pretty authentic and so good. I'm pretty sure they spray their pizza smell within a 2 block radius to lure you in.
  • Josie C.
    Josie ChandFebruary 22, 2016
    Bring your own candles, they'll put them on your pizza, and have everyone in the restaurant sing, "Happy Birthday to you..."
  • Rose S.
    Rose SawyerAugust 31, 2013
    Always great pizza, whatever u order u can't go wrong! Just come in and enjoy
  • Michael S.
    Michael SippeyApril 20, 2013
    I know you *think* you like deep dish pizza, but you really like thin crust better. Which means try the place across the street, Jules Pizza.
  • Pertz
    PertzDecember 17, 2014
    Expect to wait, especially on nights/weekends. Spinach & Mushroom (or any deep-dish, skip the thin crust) is the way to go!
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceAugust 17, 2011
    Don't bother getting the regular pizza when you can get STUFFED! Zachary's is a place you go to for a stuffed pizza and it's a sin to get anything else!
  • Marco L.
    Marco LazzeriApril 6, 2014
    Friendly and warm place. Thin crust pizza disappointing. Definitely go for the deep dish / Chicago style one.
  • Sam C.
    Sam CarringtonDecember 22, 2013
    Amazing. Chunky sauce with fresh tomatoes, crispy crust, yummy gooey cheese. Happy happy mouth!!
  • Sarah .
    Sarah 💄May 5, 2016
    The deep dish pizzas are to die for. Make sure to get the deep dish on your first visit.
  • LAD B.
    LAD BuzzMay 29, 2010
    Always order more than you need so you can take some home and enjoy it again! The Deep Dish Pizzas are like having a yummy lasagna with pizza crust!!! Fantastic!
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Try the Zachary's Special Pizza - Wow, I might like this more than the spinach mushroom I've always gotten!
  • Carl R.
    Carl RogersJuly 4, 2010
    Haven't been here in years! Though nothing compares to a deep dish back home, Zachary's definitely makes the best Chicago pie in the SF Bay Area. Order sausage as a topping and find that it's sliced
  • Ally M.
    Ally MSeptember 13, 2015
    Reminds me of Chicago! Authentic deep dish pizza - delicious! Be prepared to wait in line though
  • Paul S.
    Paul SullivanMay 13, 2016
    Deep dish is amazing!! My NYC wife says "that's not pizza" -- whatever. It's great!!!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MilzFebruary 10
    Portions are huge, so order with caution. But service was great, and the food was delicious!
  • Anngelica N.
    Anngelica NJuly 19, 2010
    The STUFFED pizza IS as good as it gets. It's like lasagna - hearty, filling, and delish. Parking is terrible, so take BART if you can (the station is one block away). Read more
  • Bob L.
    Bob LeeDecember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love both the thin crust and the deep dish. The spinach and mushroom is to die for!
  • Josephine H.
    Josephine H.August 28, 2012
    Carne deep dish with a side of lemonade! You can also order half and half for toppings!
  • V
    VMarch 8, 2013
    If it is your first time, get the Zachary's deep dish. Amazing! Best deep dished here in the SF Bay!!
  • Rich N.
    Rich N.March 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't EVER get the Gluten-Free pizza where you substitute the mozzarella with dairy-free "cheese"!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HowardFebruary 4, 2013
    If they have the meatball pizza on special then go for it, it's amazing.
  • Alex
    AlexJune 22, 2016
    The deep dish here is awesome, the Zachary’s special is my fave.
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMarch 16, 2012
    This location is the original. The pizza here tastes better than actual Chicago Deep Dish, imo. This is more of a gourmet pizza though.
  • Cato H.
    Cato HagenAugust 23, 2013
    Go for the CARNE. Best pizza I've had in a while. Really worth the trip. :)
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweMay 29, 2010
    ...eat pizza here till it hurts! For one's good conscience get the Good Health Pizza with baked chicken breast and fresh spinach with part skim mozzarella on a whole wheat crust. Read more
  • Jodi H.
    Jodi HaddonAugust 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Zachary's Pride and Joy, the deep dish spinach and mushroom is the best pizza, ever.
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 4, 2015
    So yummy. Only need to order a small if you're only two people.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 7, 2015
    V authentic deep dish with a west coast flair. The carnitas pizza is sooo good.
  • nancy t.
    nancy t.October 9, 2014
    Get there early, order during your wait, and the food will be ready by the time you sit.
  • Lia H.
    Lia HernandezDecember 9, 2011
    that deep dish slice with sausage was the best pizza I've ever had. end of.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GrafhamDecember 30, 2016
    Fantastic pizza, worth the trip out into Rockridge
  • Christina L.
    Christina LunaJuly 31, 2014
    Their thin crust pizza is equivalent to a regular slice somewhere else ;)
  • JT
    JTApril 8, 2016
    I think about their deep dish pizza all the time. Tomato sauce is soo fresh
  • Ted G.
    Ted GrubbDecember 21, 2010
    Try the Spinach And Mushroom Pizza - Even a deep dish hater like myself can't deny the awesome (via Foodspotting)
  • Amber D.
    Amber DeeNovember 3, 2014
    I had the carne pizza, it was amazing!!
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartAugust 24, 2014
    Call 40 minutes ahead to take-out a special stuffed pizza.
  • Rudy R.
    Rudy ReyesJune 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Chorizo with jalapeños and bacon is soooooo Legit!!!!
  • John C.
    John CatolineJanuary 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best deep dish in town. Still rocks after all these years.
  • David N.
    David NewtonFebruary 7, 2016
    Try the Chicago Style Deep Dish Spinach And Mushroom Pizza (via @Foodspotting)
  • Eugene L.
    Eugene LeeFebruary 21, 2013
    Spinach mushroom pizza made to order... Yeah!!
  • Benjamin O.
    Benjamin OrtizAugust 25, 2014
    One slice of the stuffed mushroom and spinach pizza will stuff you.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    Delicious pizza, I want to go back here again soon
  • CitySolve
    CitySolveNovember 26, 2011
    The gluten free pizza is A-mazing and I can eat gluten! Try it sometime!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the best pizza I have had on the West Coast.
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinOctober 18, 2014
    Healthy pizza is super good- total surprise
  • Anthony Y.
    Anthony YuJuly 8, 2013
    really good. best deep dish. left extraordinarily happy
  • Rio D.
    Rio DBJanuary 6, 2016
    The Mediterranean half pepperoni. And the Bar B Que
  • David T.
    David TeykaertsMay 18, 2013
    If you come here and order thin-crust pizza, just kill yourself.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱February 1, 2016
    Better than the real Chicago deep dish pizza!
  • Ivanna W.
    Ivanna WoodsApril 12, 2012
    LOVE Zach's pizza slices!! Served until 4pm daily! =)
  • Neil L.
    Neil LibinSeptember 20, 2014
    My must do every time I'm in Berkeley
  • Yuri K.
    Yuri KyeOctober 31, 2011
    can't hold a candle to its SF counterparts; Patxi's and especially Little Star.
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SilvaJuly 25, 2013
    Greek salad + deep dish pizza & a 22 oz Boont Amber Ale always hits the spot!
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuSeptember 8, 2015
    One of the best deep dish pizzas I've had
  • Rich Y.
    I prefer thin crust. The wife loves the stuffed crust
  • Stiev B.
    Stiev BobellJune 11, 2010
    get the meditteranean pizza if you've never tried it before; it's awesome. the right amount of spices.
  • Johnny A.
    Johnny AnglesonFebruary 12, 2016
    The most amazing pizza I've ever had.
  • Nima M.
    Nima MoridiNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The BBQ deep dish pizza is bomb.com!
  • Trent
    TrentFebruary 2, 2012
    The deep dish is where it's at
  • Monika V.
    Monika VigilMarch 31
    I don't know what the hype is about... I ordered a to go pizza and when I opened the bag, all of the cheese slid down the pizza ?
  • Mel Z.
    Mel ZapataNovember 8, 2010
    Pizza that redefines pizza, stuffed Mediterranean is my favorite
  • David M.
    David MarksFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pizza in the SF Bay Area!
  • Gene C.
    Gene ChuangApril 7, 2012
    Best deep dish pizza in the west coast!
  • FooBear408
    FooBear408December 1, 2011
    make your own pizza. don't be a sheep, lead - don't follow.
  • Sybishot G.
    Sybishot GotitMay 11, 2011
    This pizza is better than Chicago pizza lol deep dish is better than thin
  • Rhys F.
    Rhys FrostOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order their deep dish with pesto instead of tomato sauce. AMAZING!
  • Joe T.
    Joe TufoJuly 1, 2016
    Deep dish is the best!
  • Dagmar
    DagmarJune 27, 2011
    Best pizza - a must-try if you're ever in the neighbourhood Read more
  • Varija Y.
    Varija YelagalawadiFebruary 2, 2014
    Come here an hour before you plan on eating.
  • Ashlyn G.
    Ashlyn GilbertAugust 28, 2015
    The spinach and sausage deep dish pizza
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HartNovember 3, 2014
    Best deep dish in the east bay
  • Location L.
    Location LabsDecember 27, 2011
    The carne pizza is delicious.
  • Oshi Y.
    Oshi YoshiJanuary 20, 2013
    They have daiya cheese!!!
  • Juli P.
    Juli PolowayMarch 29, 2012
    Amazing pizza and great service.
  • Roxanne T.
    Roxanne TruesdellJuly 17, 2013
    Decent...I'm not a huge fan of deep dish but it was good
  • Erik
    ErikMay 24, 2015
    Thin crust sausage and pesto
  • Denise B.
    Denise BeanJune 5, 2012
    Wish I could go here a lot more than I do
  • Dan Y.
    Dan YoungFebruary 28, 2015
    Saucy bread done well
  • HealthWarehouse
    HealthWarehouseFebruary 13, 2010
    Most people get the thick crust, but the thin is great as well.
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JohnsNovember 19, 2009
    Best Chicago style pizza I've ever had (Even in Chicago!) Plan to be there a while, this isn't fast food! Read more
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilsonOctober 4, 2014
    Best deep dish anywhere—including Chicago.
  • Lamar G.
    Lamar GaryJanuary 3, 2013
    Tastes almost as good as the real thing.
  • John "Johnny5" H.
    Best pizza in the bay area
  • Ali T.
    Ali ThanawallaDecember 29, 2011
    Best pizza in the world!
  • cyn k.
    cyn kDecember 30, 2012
    possibly fave deep dish in the bay area
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChuApril 25, 2010
    Love the Good Health pizza (wheat crust, spinach, chicken)
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CampSeptember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Its not actually Chicago style pizza, but it is pretty good.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WesterbergMarch 14, 2015
    Amazing deep dish pizza!
  • Adriana G.
    Adriana GarciaJuly 9, 2010
    Great Chicago style pizza!! Met the most talkative four-year old.
  • Alyssa R.
    Alyssa ReyesSeptember 15, 2011
    Pizza. So Deep. So good.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJuly 10, 2016
    Best pizza in the bay!
  • Trent
    TrentJanuary 29, 2015
    Deep dish crack pizza!
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MarvinFebruary 19, 2011
    Get the pepperoni and pineapple!
  • Lene S.
    Lene S.May 31, 2016
    Deep dish pizza FTW!!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanFebruary 19, 2013
    Note: Pizza
  • Jim G.
    Jim GoldsteinJanuary 14, 2010
    Extend your pizza experience by ordering a half-baked pizza to cook at home
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TseMay 29, 2011
    best deep-fried pizza
  • Tom J.
    Tom JacksonMarch 21, 2016
    Pizza! duh
  • D M.
    D MAugust 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not accept American Express
  • Adil M.
    Adil MajidAugust 12, 2015
    As good as they say.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorMay 29, 2016
    Pizza is okay, Patxi's is much better
  • Borja B.
    Borja BurgosApril 6, 2016
    Meeeeeaaaaaat pizza
  • Ryan Scott T.
    Ryan Scott TandySeptember 24, 2009
    make sure you go deep dish, none of that skinny crust stuff. can't go wrong with the onion sausage peperoni!
  • Niki B.
    Add some bacon!
  • Gian P.
    Gian PepeOctober 16, 2011
    Zachary's Special
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 22, 2010
    Try the Deep Dish Pizza
  • Bourchue
    BourchueSeptember 8, 2014
    Waiting for my thin crust cheese pizza last 4mins and counting down...
  • Magcha C.
    Magcha ChasaFebruary 10, 2010
    Good ol'Chicago pizza in an 80's style restaurant Read more
  • Dan H.
    Dan HarrelsonNovember 25, 2010
    Try the Deep Dish Pizza
  • Pinku N.
    Pinku NekoNovember 16, 2010
    Try the Deep Dish Pizza
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteJune 16, 2011
    Gotta eat with a knife and fork
  • John V.
    John ValentonNovember 28, 2010
    Try the Deep Dish Pizza
  • Sandi U.
    Sandi UsSeptember 4, 2010
    Great Chicago style pizza!!
  • Monique F.
    Monique FontaineJanuary 26, 2015
    The vegan pizza sucks!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarashDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    AMAZEBALLS
  • Erik B.
    Erik BeithJune 15, 2011
    Chorizo is boss
  • Whitney K.
    Whitney KobeyJuly 17, 2015
    Pizzaaaaaa
  • George D.
    George DyNovember 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicago deep dish pizza better than Chicago? Oh yes, it's possible. Read more
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiuMarch 1, 2010
    Order a pizza without cheese for a tiny bit lighter meal.
  • Derrik D.
    Derrik DennisNovember 27, 2009
    Try to Zachary's Special - it will have everything you want.
  • Danny P.
    Danny PonticelloJune 3, 2011
    It's good but don't go out of your way. Unless someone else is paying
  • a A.
    a AMay 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best pizza in the U.S.A
  • Madeline M.
    Madeline ManogueApril 16, 2010
    Deep dish pizza heaven!!!!!
  • a A.
    a ANovember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Yummy
  • Angelo E.
    Angelo EspejoMay 7, 2010
    Yummy! Hunters eat here !
  • Kim L.
    Kim LeOctober 2, 2009
    Try the deep dish pizzas!
  • Peter M.
    Peter MerholzApril 9, 2011
    The slices are crap "Thin crust" my ass. And tastes like a saltine.
    Downvoted Nov 6
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