Patxi's Chicago Pizza (pronounced "pah'-cheese") produces the most rich, intense Chicago-style pizza you can find in the Bay Area. While they go a little too heavy on the crust and too light on the sauce, the finished product is balanced and hearty.
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Zelda's, a Sacramento institution since 1978, has probably been inspiring arguments for about that long. There are those misguided folks who say that the crust is too rich, that the wait is too long, that the place is a dive, that the servers are rude. I say those people are fools and that their souls are as dark as the pizzeria's Christmas-light-lit interior.