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About Little Star Pizza

Little Star Pizza is the Bay Guardian"s Best of the Bay pizza two years running. We offer both a signature cornmeal deep dish and a traditional thin crust style, as well as beer, wine and a variety of appetizers. With our warm, rustic decor and casual environment, we're a great choice for family night or a night out!

1181 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily 11:30am-5:00pm

Sunday - Thursday Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm

Friday - Saturday Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
94706

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 526-7827

Website:
http://www.littlestarsolano.com/

Parking Details:
In addition to plentiful street parking, parking is available behind the post office half a block east.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Happy Hour!
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at Little Star Pizza. Enjoy our appetizers and drinks while you catch up with friends and family.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: November 10, 2017

Ends: May 10, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Don't want to cook, or don't have the time? Join us for Christmas Eve dinner!

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

Little Star Pizza Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (13)
Casual (11)
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Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Great Beer (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Authentic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Nice! It is a good place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed the corpus revivas cocktail, which we have renamed the "Flynn Pleads Guilty," celebration cocktail!

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The pizza is excellent and is always consistent in quality. The server (Ryan?) Was great at his work. Checked-in but wasn't obtrusive. Other staff were friendly and helpful

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best deep dish pizza in the Bay Area. Much loved by the entire neighborhood. Also the roasted garlic appetizer is to die for!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great place to bring family and friends, food was delicious! Wait staff were knowledgeable about the food and beverages. We had a great time. We'll come back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Little Star never disappoints. The food is great, the ambiance is pleasant and chill. Truly welcoming. Look forward to future visits.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Little Star's pizza is always delicious and very fresh and flavorful. Our server was delightful.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a pleasure dining here so we go quite often. Wait staff is friendly yet professional. Our favorite menu items are the Little Star deep dish pizza and the Green Goddess salad.
Never get tired of eating those. Wine choices are reasonably priced and pair well with the food. A great place to have in the neighborhood!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was very nice, the food was very good and our waiter was very friendly. However we felt that some people gave us certain looks because we were a Hispanic family, but other than that we enjoyed everything.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The pizza here is always yummy

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Comfortable neighborhood place with good food and service. Great place for before or after moive 2 blocks away (Albany Twin Movie Theater).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Seriously great tomatoes on caprese salad. Thin crust pizza (margherita) among the best I have tasted outside the N.Y. area. Vanilla cheesecake a fitting finale.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Had a great deep dish sausage, mushroom and tomato pizza and two great salads--mixed lettuce and green goddess. Fresh ingredients, attentive service and a windows that open to Solano Ave. Great place for beer and pizza on a Sunday afternoon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Star still shines
It was a very warm night and we made reservations which was a must. We were seated immediately and our servers were personable and excellent. Because of the restaurant was busy it took a while to get the pizzas which was a problem with hungry kids. The wedge salad with blue cheese was excellent and the classic pizza was good but not great. It was a bit under cooked and didn't have any umph! The beer was cold and refreshing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Seemed like we had a new server... missed our appetizer and didn't check in often. It was ok, just some confusion with our order.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Really great pizza. Pretty loud and lots of kids but that's ok too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Nice place in the neighborhood. Good pizza, salads and appetizers. Friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful place. Our favorite pizza right now! Thin crust classic and Califirnia. Fabulous. Great cocktails. Friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great service and love the pizza.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Good Pizza and service. Salad and apps were amazing...even better than the pizza! Wish they had a few more options (they do offer a few sandwiches and salads) other than pizza for the main course. Also would have liked a few kid friendly choices.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Been going for years. Always a great place for Pizza!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Pleasant quick Saturday night out for the two of us. Just veggie pizza and broccoli and a glass of wine . Excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Pizza and salads were great!!! Chopped salad was outstanding and they gave you a SPOON to eat with.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We like Little Star, especially the thin crust options, although they have deep dish pizzas as well! We were impressed when, after waiting a long time for our dessert, it was served, and the manager took it off the bill!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I took my grandsons for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We love this place because we can each get our own individual size pizza and ask for any toppings we want! There is also a nice selection of child beverages. Plus the pizza is delicious ~ thin crust, not overwhelming amounts of cheese which is the way we like it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was tasty, but plain cheese thin crust pizza was a bit overdone.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great time. Great food. Will be back.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Always great place for delicious pizza, salad and wine!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I'm a big fan of the deep dish but you can't go wrong with the thin crust! For your pies you can get 1/2 and 1/2 of two styles if you can't decide.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Little Star has decayed: twice in a row, the garlic bread arrived AFTER the drinks, salad, and Pizza, and on that second occasion, after garlic bread had been served to the next table -- who were seated 10 minutes after us!
The once-excellent pizza crusts now taste like cardboard made of cornmeal.
Staff used to recognize regulars but gave everyone good service; no longer, it now feels like faceless factory time.
Really a sad loss, as we will no longer return -- and we have been customers in Albany since Day 1. :-(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Wonderful salads, great energy, hip vibe, delicious pizza and drinks.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Exceptionally good pizza! Service a little slow at lunch time.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We think it's the best pizza in Berkeley. And the salads are fresh and tasty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Always good food. the room is quite noisy but worth it. They also returned my lost wallet to me the next day!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

My only complaint is that not all the ingredients were listed on the salad dressing causing a allergic reaction to a member of our party . When brought to server attention she did nothing to resolve it .

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We arrived on time, but still had to wait for a 2 top in the worst location in the restaurant. We sat next to a supply "closet" that was used continuously, in a corner, against a cold window overlooking a parking lot, and next to a toddler. I would not recommend this for a date night. Pro's: pizza was yummy and our server was pretty good. Con's: salad wasn't dressed well, drinks were way too sweet, and the room we were seated in was unpleasant. The restaurant wasn't full when we arrived, nor throughout the meal, so I don't know why we couldn't be reseated. It would have made a difference. Two tops were being told the wait was 20-30 minutes. Why? Who were those invisible VIP's?

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Enjoyed sitting in booth area rather than near door or bar area where it can be drafty and bit noisier. Service was friendly. We ordered a meatball pizza and this time, as with other times, it never arrives really hot - always kind of warm. Would like them to make sure it's hot, but maybe because of the ricotta on top, they let it cool a bit so the ricotta won't melt? Love the deep dish pizzas and good wine selection by the glass and cocktails.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Little Star was good, as always.

The Albany location is a little less loud, but definitely roomier than either San Francisco location.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2017

The best pizza in the SF Bay area! The small personal deep dish for lunch are awesome! HIGHLY recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Service was very good and quick. Food was very tasty. Pleasant environment. First time in, and would definitely return!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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