Zachary's Pizza is an East Bay icon, specializing in stuffed pizza. The pan starts with a layer of dough, followed by a hefty layer of mozzarella and toppings. Another thin layer of dough is added on top of the cheese and goodies before the robust sauce covers it all. While the cheese is hearty and the sauce is rich, I found the crust at Zachary's to be a bit disappointing.
'deep dish in San Francisco' on Serious Eats
I love this taste-test done by two Chicago expats living in San Francisco. David Ayman Shamma and Daniel Raffel put together a panel and had "a scientist and cognitive psychologist specializing in human-computer interaction" design the sampling and rating protocols.