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San Francisco, Alabama
March 14, 2003
From journal Where the Wild Things Are
March 7, 2001
Zachary’s Pizza serves – in my opinion – the best pizza in the world. During the 13 years I lived away from the Bay Area, I dreamed about their pizza. I even went so far as to make a friend of mine hand-carry a pizza on a plane in order bring me a piece.
Zachary’s Pizza is famous for its "stuffed pizza," which requires about 30 minutes to make. Stuffed pizzas with 1 topping cost between $13 for a small (serving 2-3) and $19 for a large (serving 4-5). Add about $1 for each additional topping. Thin pizzas are about $2 cheaper. Salads cost $5 and are huge. Wine and beer are available.
My personal favorites are the sausage and pesto stuffed pizza – with a spiral of green pesto over the red pizza sauce (pesto is charged as 2 toppings) – and the plain cheese pizza. A small easily feeds two, with some left-over to eat the next day. I would suggest that a salad be shared – my boyfriend and I made the mistake of ordering one for each of us, and we left a lot on the plate.
Zachary’s is open Sunday-Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 10:30 pm. This location of Zachary’s is smaller than its other location, in Oakland at 5801 College Avenue (510.655.6385). But at either location, during peak hours, you’ll have to wait for a table approximately 30-45 minutes. Zachary’s does not deliver, but you can call for take-out. Be advised, however, that sometimes it’s difficult to get a hold of anyone at Zachary’s when it’s busy, so be patient and keep calling or go there and order your take-out personally. To avoid peak hours, you can also pick up a half-baked pizza and finish baking it at home.
Zachary’s only accepts cash.
Zachery’s has street parking, which may be difficult at times. Parking is easier at this location than at the Oakland location.
From journal The Other Side of Berkeley