Zachary's Awards & Achievements


"Calling it 'just pizza' is like calling the Hope Diamond 'just a rock' attest advocates of the sustenance slung by these East Bay Institutions..."ZAGAT SURVEY

  • RECENT
  • AWARDS
  • ACHIEVEMENTS
  • BY YEAR

East Bay Express 2013 Best of the East Bay

East Bay Express Readers' Poll, Best of the East Bay 2013, Best Pizza


Diablo Magazine 2013 Best of the East Bay

Zachary's Chicago Pizza BEST PIZZA
Diablo Magazine Best of the East Bay 2013

"We agree with the readers' choice. The slightly sloppy ingredient-forward goodness of Zachary's (in Berkeley, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, and San Ramon) won us over."


Contra Costa Times pizza review Zachary's

Review of Zachary's 6/18/2013 in Contra Costa Times Three Great Pizzas

"The employee-owned restaurant has been making stuffed-pizza addicts of the Bay Area foodies since 1983, and its fourth location is guilty as charged."

"... mouthwatering perfection: cheese-laden, chunky-sauced deep dish flecked with Italian herbs and stuffed with your choice of 20 toppings."


Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2014

ZAGAT San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2014

- #17 Best Buy in the Bay Area
- Top Food
- Top Pizza Restaurants
- Child Friendly for the East Bay

Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2013

ZAGAT San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2013

- 15th MOST POPULAR Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Most Popular Pizza Restaurant in the SF Bay
- Among Highest in Pizza Food Ratings in East Bay
- Most Child-Friendly in the East Bay
- Worth a Trip: Oakland and Berkeley

Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2012
Zagat 2012
San Francisco

ZAGAT San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2012

Zachary's is Zagat-rated in several categories.

Some "dream about" this East Bay pizza trio's "deep-dish wonders", saying the "killer fresh-from-the-garden tomato sauce" and "unashamedly buttery crust" are akin to "cheesy crack"....


Michelin Guide San Francisco 2012
Michelin Guide
San Francisco
2012

Michelin Guide San Francisco 2012
San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants

by Michelin Travel Publications

Michelin Guide Recommended

In keeping with their reputation of being East Bay's pizza aficionados for over 25 years, Zachary's ensures that their pie is presented with pride at this employee-owned pizzeria. Both locals and lovers of chicago-style deep dish know that the long wait is part of the deal, and they rest assured in anticipation of the cheesy, calorie-laden Nirvana that is Zachary's signature stuffed pie....


Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2011
Zagat 2011
San Francisco

ZAGAT San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants


Zachary's is Zagat-rated in several categories.

"Sorry, Chicago," pie-eyed pizzaholics proclaim this "beloved" East Bay trio turns out "the best deep-dish pizza in the country,"....


American Way, The Magazine of American Airlines 7/15/10

AMERICAN WAY
The Magazine of AMERICAN AIRLINES
July 15, 2010 Issue

A SLICE OF HEAVEN

America's 10 best pizza parlors
includes Zachary's Chicago Pizza


San Francisco Magazine 2010 Award Best Pizza

San Francisco Magazine
Best Pizza

Zachary's Voted Best Pizza
San Francisco Magazine - The Best of the Bay Area 2010: Readers' Poll Best pizza


Oakland Magazine 2011

Oakland Magazine

Best Thick Crust Pizza
Best of 2011


East Bay Express 2011

East Bay Express
East Bay Express Winner 2011Best Pizza

Best of the East Bay 2011 Readers' Poll


Diablo Magazine 2012 Best of the East Bay

Diablo magazine

BEST PIZZA (Thick Crust)
Best of the East Bay 2012

BEST Gourmet Pizza Place
Best of the East Bay 2011

BEST Pizza
Best of the East Bay 2010


Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants 2010
Zagat 2010
San Francisco

ZAGAT San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants

Zachary's Named Most Popular Pizza Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most "child friendly" in the East Bay. Noted in the "worth a trip" to our cities section. Ranked in the top 50 most popular Bay Area restaurants (#36).

“If God were to order a pizza” it would be one of the “zantastic” pies at this East Bay “legend”....


BayList Winner 2010
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com
Best Pizza in the Bay Area

BAYLIST WINNER
Zachary's Voted 2nd Place BEST PIZZA IN THE BAY AREA 2010.

 


San Ramon Express Readers Choice 2013

San Ramon Express
Best Pizza: Zachary's

2013 Readers Choice

 


Danville Weekly 2010

Danville Weekly
Best Pizza: Zachary's

2010: Third Year in a Row

"Zachary's sells Chicago-style pizza, thin, stuffed, half-baked, seasonal—all with 19 toppings to choose from."



East Bay Express 2010

East Bay Express
Best Pizza

Best of the East Bay 2010 Readers' Poll


CNNMoney.com

CNNMoney.com
"The perfect slice"

Article about Zachary's in:
Oakland: The other city by the bay


Diablo Magazine Award 2009

Diablo magazine
Best Pizza
Best of the East Bay 2009

"Since Zachary's opened its doors in San Ramon in 2006 (after two decades in the 510), the teeming crowds have barely abated....The Zachary's team has captured pizza perfection...."
See full Diablo magazine quote


Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon
Bay Area PIZZA Places
Zachary's is #1 on list

Best RESTAURANTS in Bay Area
Zachary's is #2 on list of all restaurants


Lamorinda Mom's Club Best Pizza Award 2011

Lamorinda Mom's Club
Best Pizza Award
Best of Lamorinda 2011

This Bay Area California group knows where to go—and not just in Lamorinda (Contra Costa County's cities of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda).


Michelin Guide San Francisco Bay Area 2009
Michelin 2009
San Francisco

Michelin Guide San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Restaurants and Hotels 2009

Excerpt:

"The Windy City's signature dish has been enjoying success in Oakland since 1983 at this no-frills pizzeria .... Zachary's specializes in stuffed pizza: a satisfying deep-dish concoction made with a layer of dough on the bottom of the pan, filled with a copious helping of cheese and your choice among 19 ingredients, and topped by another layer of crust and flavorful fresh tomato sauce...."


Zagat 2009 San Francisco
Zagat 2009
San Francisco

ZAGAT San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants

  • Most Popular Pizza Restaurant
  • 26th Most Popular Restaurant in SF Bay Area
  • Most Child Friendly in the East Bay
  • "Good Values" listing

"The hyperbole is true" say 'za zealots hooked on the "delectable deep-dish" pies at this East Bay trinity that conjures Chicago via "pan-tastic" pizzas "the size and weight of manhole covers"; "cult" members "brave the masses" of "loud" "college students" and "brusque" staff for a "mouthful" of the "crispy, chewy, cheesy, meaty, tomatoey" "manna"; impatient sorts "order a half-baked pizza to go" to avoid the "aggravation" of "very long" waits.


East Bay Express Insider's Guide 2008 Cover

East Bay Express
August 20, 2008, Zachary's on the cover
A Gastronomical Paradise on Insider's Guide, and featured in the pizza section!

PIZZA
"...Winning nearly every popularity poll, Zachary's Chicago Pizza (multiple locations) has been packed at dinnertime for more than twenty years. Chicago-style "stuffed" pizzas are the main draw."


East Bay Express 2008 Award

East Bay Express
Best Pizza (Stuffed) - Editors' pick
Best Pizza - Readers' Choice
June 25, 2008 issue.

(excerpt)
"Three little words that have inspired many a journey to Zachary's Chicago Pizza: spinach and mushroom...."


J. Jewish News Weekly Reader's Choice Award 2008 Zachary's Pizza

JWeekly.com Jewish News Weekly
Best Pizza
Readers' choice 2011

“Our food also aims to give that Chicago treat with a California twist, using fresher ingredients and a larger variety.”


AOL cityguide
13 Perfect Pizzas Across the U.S.

AOL Cityguide
#1 Best Pizza in the U.S.

13 Perfect Pizzas Across America
Zachary's Pizza is Number 1 on this list for the Best Pizza in the U.S.!

#1 Perfect Pizza - Zachary's tops the list in the U.S. according to City's Best 2006 AOL CityGuide.


San Francisco Magazine August 2006 The Best Restaurants

San Francisco Magazine
Best Pizza

Zachary's Voted #1 Best Pizza
Annual Food Issue Readers' Poll 2006
"That deep-dish crust is chewy, and that chunky, sweet-and-tangy sauce is so delicious, you almost wish the slices were smaller so you could eat more than one."


OnNetworks
Local Wisdom - San Francisco
Video show hosted by Kendra Arimoto.

"The best deep dish pizza you can find outside the Windy City. Stuffed pizza crusts and inventive ingredient combinations are complimented by an awesome beer selection. Thin crust options are available for you non-Chicagoans!"

   

Diablo Magazine Best of the East Bay 2008

Zachary's voted Readers' Choice for Best Pizza
in Diablo magazine's Best of the East Bay 2008!


East Bay Express 2008 Award

Editors' pick for 'Best Pizza (Stuffed)' and Readers' Choice for 'Best Pizza'
East Bay ExpressJune 25, 2008 issue.

(excerpt)
"Three little words that have inspired many a journey to Zachary's Chicago Pizza: spinach and mushroom....
"


Oakland Magazine 2009 cover Best of Oakland and East Bay

Oakland Magazine - May/June 2009

Best of Oakland and the East Bay in the Pizza category and Favorite Restaurant category.

Zachary's in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Ramon.


Danville Weekly Zachary's voted Best Pizza.
Reader's Choice article, May 23, 2008 issue.

(excerpt)
"Zachary's pizza in San Ramon has inspired an almost cult-like following, with people raving about it all over the Bay Area."


Daily Californian

Zachary's is Editors' Pick for Best Pizza in DAILY CAL Best of Berkeley 2008.


Epicurious Epi-Log

Secrets of Zachary's Pizza
Article from The Epi-Log on Epicurious.com
Michael P. Yark interviews Zachary's J.P. LaRussa

(excerpts)
Epi-Log: "When I asked Epi-Log readers to vote on the best pizzeria in the universe a little while back, there was only one that could match the legendary Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn: Zachary's Chicago Pizza, of Oakland, Berkeley and San Ramon, Calif....

"I did manage to get a Q & A with LaRussa as well as nothing less than the Zachary's recipe for Chicago-style stuffed pizza."

Daily Californian
The Daily Californian 9/20/12 article "The Upper Crust" features Zachary's.

KQED Radio - Public Media for Northern California
KQED - The California Report - Zachary's Leandra Schuler was interviewed for the PBS / NPR radio show about Zachary's food drive and about supporting local food banks.


GIVEBACKS Pizza to Go, Shares to Stay
New York Times article exceprt
It was on little more than a wing and a prayer that Barbara Gabel and Zach Zachowski opened their first pizza restaurant 24 years ago in a storefront here near a freeway overpass.... 


San Francisco Bay Guardian
Zachary's is one of "9 Reasons to eat your way through the East Bay."


On cover of East Bay Express August 20, 2008, cover of Insider's Guide, and featured in the pizza section.

Article in The Epi-Log on Epicurious.com

ON Networks
OnNetworks Local Wisdom - San Francisco, video show.

2014 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • ZAGAT San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants, Zachary's ranked #17 Best Buy in the Bay Area and rated in the Top Food, Top Pizza Restaurants and Child Friendly for the East Bay.

2013 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2012 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2011 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2010 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2009 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2008 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2007 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2006 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2005 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2004 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2003 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2002 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2001 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2000 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

1999 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Winner Best Pizza Zagat Survey San Francisco Bay Area Edition
  • Winner Most Creative Pizza in East Bay Express Readers' Poll
  • Winner Best Pizza SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER AND CHRONICLE Readers' Poll
  • Best of the Bay, Best Pizza winner San Francisco Bay Guardian Readers' Poll - 7th Consecutive Year
  • Voted Best Pizza Daily Californian
  • Reviewed in Contra Costa Times Newspaper, May 5, 1999 edition

1998 AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Winner Best Pizza Zagat Survey San Francisco Bay Area Edition
  • Winner Best Pizza SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER AND CHRONICLE Readers' Poll
  • Winner Bay Area's Best Pizza KSAN 107.7 Listeners' Poll
  • Winner Best Gourmet Pizza Daily Californian Readers' Poll
  • BEST RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA, Where the Locals Eat "Best Pizza"
  • Best of the Bay, Best Pizza, San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Voted Best Pizza East Bay Express Readers' Poll

PRIOR TO 1998

  • There are over 30 awards from 1985 - 1997

ADDITIONAL AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Voted Best Pizza East Bay Express Readers' Poll 18 consecutive years
  • Multiple Gold Medal Winner Best Pizza SAN FRANCISCO FOCUS
  • Winner Best Pizza SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN Readers' Poll
  • OAKLAND TRIBUNE Readers' Poll Winner Best Pizza
  • Best Pizza Multiple Award Winner DAILY CALIFORNIAN Readers' Poll
  • Voted Best Pizza by NET DINER Restaurant Guide Members www.sfbay.com/food
  • Recognized as a Top Restaurant by CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT WRITERS' ASSOCIATION - CRWA