Any pizza like Zachary's (Berkeley) in L.A.?
I recently had my first and only brush with Zachary's pizza and loved it. I'm not much of a pizza fan, much less a deep dish pizza fan, but I had no complaints here and would love to go back if it weren't so darn far away.
Anyone know a place that could be as comparable as possible to Zachary's down here?
The way Zachary's is expanding up in the Bay area I wouldn't be surprsied to see them down here in SoCal at some point. There has been a LOT of discussion about "Chicago-style" deep dish or stuffed crust pizza here...do a search and you will find my posts and more.
My bottom line:
The real deal
Tony's Little Italy in Placentia
Chicago Pasta House in Moreno Valley
Masa in Echo Park
Interesting California twist to the deep dish concept
Zelo's in Arcadia
Decent restauramts, edible pizza but not the real thing
BJ's - multiple locations
Selma's - Rancho Santa Margarita
Numero Uno - wherever they still are
Uno's Chicago Grill - not sure they are still here in SoCal
Used to be here in SoCal and I wish they still were
Gino's East in Manhattan Beach
Giordano's in Laguna Hills
2 on my list to try -- looks/sounds real promising
Sal's Bit of Italy in Anaheim
Romano's Chicago Pizza in Riverside (3 locations)
There is another pizza place in Oakland that is as good as Zachary's. Pastinos Pizaa and Pasta at 4207 Park Blvd.
Zachary's is good but the tomatoes they use taste canned.
Zelo is the closest in spirit but they don't serve the same type of pizza. I will committ blasphemy and say I like Zelo pizza better.