Category Archives: Oakland CA

Pizzaiolo Restaurant Wood Fired Pizza In Oakland California

Food Nut was out in Oakland and ate at Pizzaiolo Restaurant.  He ate the wood fired pizza and gave us this review.  Decor, Vibe – Dimly lite, exposed brick with lots of wooden booths. Hipsters in their 30’s, couples, and a couple families were eating.  I started with Annabelle’s Chicories ($9) with persimmons, walnuts & Gorgonzola was a very good salad. Some bitter greens balanced with fruit, cheese, and a light dressing.

Margherita Pizza ($13) was a classic pizza with very good cheese and very thin crust. Crust was just right when it arrived, but it got soft after about 5 minutes. Flavor was very good. Size was pretty decent.  Rapini & Housemade sausage Pizza ($17) was heavily flavored by the Broccoli rabi. Crust was similiar to the other pizza. Make sure you like broccolli. You can always add Sausage to another pizza instead.

Pizzaiolo’s service was adequate but not as attentive as we expected. Servers were pretty casual. The pizza here is the draw and it is good. The Margherita pizza was better at Gialani in San Francisco.
Be sure to make a reservation as a line is present before they open. Glasses of wine start at $6.50, with bottles from a reasonable $16.  I will give Pizzaiolo’s Pizza in Oakland 5 out of 8 slices.
Bakesale Betty is down the block. Be sure to visit them before your meal.

Zacharys Chicago Pizza Restaurant Oakland California

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza is a popular restaurant in the East Bay located at 5801 College Ave 510-655-6385, that serves Chicago style pizza. It has been packing them in for over twenty years. The serve select individual slices (Sausage, Pepperoni, Vegetarian) and whole pizzas, both thin and stuffed (thick) crust. The thick crust has filling between layers. They also have half-baked pies for sale.
Decor, Vibe – College pizza place decor with tons of colorful posters on the walls. They have a sit down area and a counter area for quick bites. Lots of college students eating lunch along with the artsy Berkeley crowd.

Special pizzas are on the menu most the time.  Thin crust Pepperoni slice ($3.25) – Most people go deep dish here, but the thin crust is good. Not very greasy all lots of pepperoni hidden under the toppings. The pepperoni is quite spicy, while the cheese is thick and good.  Stuffed Zachary’s Special ($17.95) was a 10inch deep dish pizza filled with tomatoes, sausage, onion, green pepper, and mushrooms. Very dense and heavy, each slice is very filling with lots of sweet and savory tomatoes. The crust is a crunchy and chewy style crust.  So filling that I could only handle 2 slices. The leftovers were good the next day.

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza does not dissapoint. The wait can be long though. It is the deep dish leader in the San Francisco Bay Area. A little better than Little Star in San Francisco.
This place is a must visit for pizza lovers. Thin crust lovers should look else were for the best.  I will give Zachary’s Chicago Pizza in Oakland 5 out of 8 slices.  This post was shared with us from Food Nut.