My brother's working away on resuscitating my laptop. I needed to pick up dinner tonight and leafed through his collection of take-out menus for ideas. The one from Patxi's sounded interesting - this is a new spot, opened six+ months ago by ex-Zachary's employees.
I ordered a medium (12") with Italian sausage and spinach, half-baked. It was finished off in a 450 degree oven for 20 minutes at home.
It's been a few years since I've had a Zachary's pizza, so I can't be that exacting in making a comparison. The tomato sauce is less chunky, although not smooth. It's also not as tart, but with enough zest to give an acid-phobe a couple twinges. The top crust under the sauce didn't seem to melt into the mix as much. The crust around the rim has a satisfying crunch with no distinct flavor, and there's still the uncooked doughy part along the bottom to content with. The filling is generous, lots of whole milk mozz, tasty sausage nubs, and fresh spinach.
If you like Zachary's pizza, I think you'll like this one.
Patxi's Chicago Pizza
441 Emerson St.
Palo Alto 94301