1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley
I was born and raised in Chicago, and I'm a pizza aficionado. This place is the most authentic Chicago pan pizza I've had in California. Thanks for bringing me home..
In my town you cannot get a deep dish much less a Chicago style pizza.. It is so nice to be able to get something decent something decent and Zachary's has had great pizza for a long time . I highly recommend it.
Fantastic deep dish. I've been to Chicago a few times but always enjoy Zachary's the most. I have no idea if it's authentic--but if you love a deep dish loaded in yummy chunky tomato sauce, this is your jam!
I had not been Zachary's in many years. I must say, this is some of the best pizza I've ever had! You can smell all of the extremely fresh ingredients & taste was superb (every bite). The crust is unlike most pizza joints (that I don't frequent). You can cut it with a fork & it's so soft. It's not been 24 hours & I'm craving for more. My brother I ordered a medium pizza pie, me veggie & him meat, and we both could only eat 2 each of the 8 pieces. I shared one of my leftover pieces with my daughter when I got home and can't wait to enjoy my last piece. I can still smell the fresh ingredients a day later! I highly recommend the Zachary's in Berkeley for their Excellent food & service!!! Bon Appetit!
Pizza is legendary but Sattvic is tough. We typically bring our own crushed tomatoes (28 oz) and they will use that to bake the pie.
Zachary's has definitely gone downhill from it's opening back in the '80s. The slices are often ice cold and the cheese is congealed they just don't seem to taste as good as they used to not to mention the fact that the price has more than doubled since they opened it's not awful but it's just mediocre
The best Chicago Style Pizza in the Bay Area! This vegetarian pizza is so savory you don't even miss meat!
Zachary's is a fairly well known spot in Berkeley. Their staple are "stuffed" pizzas, which are basically deep dish — the quality of the crust, tomato, mozzarella, and other ingredients is really really good.They also offer "thin" pizza, which is also really good — they have cornmeal sprinkled at the base which is a really great touch. But beware those looking for NY pizza — this is NOT NY pizza, but still really good.
Always hot and satisfying, Zachary's deep dish pizza is particularly made for cold Bay Area days and especially nights. The spinach and mushroom tomato pie just elicits smiles with the deep, tart and sweet.of the tomatoes with the mushroom and spinach richness together with a flaky, buttery crust. PIZZA ?❤ at its best.
Deep dish and thin pizzas were delicious and the service was exceptional. The waitress was friendly and attentive. Comparing it to the main Chicago chains, it was fairly similar.Although this is out of Zachery’s Pizzas control, due to covid restrictions, Alameda County reinstated indoor masks and proof of vaccination status. They also check your ID if dining in.
Took a couple pizzas to a party and while is was good and very hearty, I was expecting better. I felt there was just a lot going on in both (deep dish and thin) which didn't make for good pizza. The deep dish pizza was a special and I am not sure I ever found meat. The thin pepperoni was smothered in cheese, too much for me. So this may be something special here on Solano, but not for my taste.
Fun pizza place and great for the family. Love the art on the walls and servers were very friendly.
Absolutely love this deep dish pizza. It’s so tasty! They use fresh ingredients, and the pizza has a lot of depth to it.
Brilliant service - served our pizzas and helped box up leftovers. That definitely isn't something I've experienced often especially with how short-staffed restaurants are these days. The pizzas were delicious. Enjoyed the cute kids art on the walls. The restaurant smells heavenly!Only thing to note: the pizza takes about 15-30mins to be ready. Don't get here too hungry ;) they do have meatballs and salad options to tide you over.We got the small barbecued chicken and veggie version of the enchi-holla pizza. Both were great!
Beware of the Spinach at the Solano location. For the 2nd time after ordering the Spinach and Mushroom deep dish, at least 1 random person in my family has gotten stomach cramps and diarrhea the morning after eating it. They need to do a better job washing the spinach and making sure the pizza is cooked for long enough.
1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707