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Zelda's Original Gourmet Pizza

1415 21ST St
Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 447-1400

Voted in top 3 "Best Slice of Pizza" by

Sacramento News & Review 2019

Voted in top 3 "Best Established Restaurant that should stay open forever" by

Sacramento News & Review 2019

Voted "Best Pizza" by

Citysearch from 2000-2007

Voted "Best Pizza" by

Sacramento News & Review 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Voted in top 3 "Best Pizza" by

Sacramento News & Review 2015, 2017

Voted in top 3 "Best Place for a secret meeting" by

Sacramento News & Review 2015

Voted in Top 5 "Best Pizza" by

KCRA A-List voters from 2007-2015

Voted "Best Pizza" by

Outword 2006

Received Readers Choice Award by

Sacramento Magazine 2000, 2016

Voted "Best Place to meet waitresses with spunk" by

Sacramento News & Review 2000

Best place to get pizza in Sacramento

Friends and I from UC Davis used to go to Zelda's on Thursday nights. After a couple of months the staff actually became friendly! My favorite is the pesto pizza, especially the crust. I'm not a pizza expert, but this is THE BEST PIZZA I've ever had. I eat so much I almost get sick, I just can't stop. Whenever I'm in Northern Cal, I make a stop at Zelda's. Pass on the "salad", order ahead. If you're too tender and sensitive for the attitude, head to a chain instead where customer service has a higher priority than the food.


Now If you want great or quick service this is not the place to go. The wait is incredibly long just for a table and if you don't order your food before you get seated then you are going to have another long wait for food. Also, the service staff is so busy that they aren't very friendly. However, the pizza is amazing which is why there is not only a long wait, but is the reason this has been a midtown Sacramento institution for years. If you want to experience what midtown Sacramento is all about and need a change from the suburbs then this is the place to be.

I love this PIZZA!

All you Clowns that cannot stand Zelda's because the waitress does not smile at you or is too matter of fact, and you think the service is bad, well learn to live outside your damn bubble a little! I can't stand you sheltered primadonna's! Zelda's makes one of the best pizzas in the Sacramento Region and the place has CHARACTER!!!! You know, like 60's style dimly lit shady CHARACTER! For those of you that don't like CHARACTER, stick with your chain restaraunts!

Darn Good Pizza and a lot of "culture"

Ok, already all you tender souls. The ladies with the trays aren't the prom queens or your favorite Aunt Bea. So what! It is the Pizza afterall that you came for. I lived in Chicago, too and yes, Uno's is very good but Zelda's has nothing to be ashamed about here. The crust is unique---definitely an artery clogger but Oh, what a way to go! The cornmeal and shortning combine in that very hot oven in a magical way. The Sauce is basic but very non acidic with light handed seasoning. We tried the veggie and the sausage and loved them both. Zelda's is like hiking in the mountains, you have to endure the pain (wait and marginal service at times) to reap the rewards (GREAT PIZZA). Worth the effort...close to the perfect pizza for me and I have looked from coast to coast for over 50 years.

Unique, genuine, authentic

I absolutely adore Zelda’s! But you have to know what you’re getting into before you go, that’s all. I don’t care about the attitude from the waitresses or the wait, it’s all a part of the experience! And the pizza… oh man… the pizza… it makes it all worth while. The only pizza I’ve ever had there is the combination with extra cheese (get a large because the leftovers are AWESOME!!!) Crust is to die for. I treat going to Zelda’s like an event and if you do it that way, you can’t go wrong. (I highly recommend calling ahead at least 30 minutes and placing your order, it’ll save on your cook time.)

A Classic!

If you want to experience a real city-style, brash, brazen and bold pizza pie - this is it! Love the straight-up, in-your-face, be-real service and the get-the-job-done, appetite-satisfying, most substantial pizza pie around! Faint-hearted, spoon-fed, mall-rat, cookie-cutter, chain (restaurant) gang whiners beware - this is not for you! Stay in the convenience of your limited little worlds and leave more room for us who appreciate diversity and uniqueness. You'll just be trampled by the crowd of loyal Zelda-ites. Worth the wait, and a welcome chance to share with friends. Go big and go often!!!!

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Zelda's Original Gourmet Pizza
1415 21ST St
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 447-1400
Worth the wait: The Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is legendary, and so is the service.