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Little Star Solano

4.4
4.4
346 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Since the early days of Little Star Pizza in San Francisco, we have taken enormous pride in serving our award-winning deep-dish and thin-crust pizzas. By offering organic salads, appetizers made from scratch, house-made dressings and sauces, oven-baked sandwiches, and fresh dough tossed daily, our once small pizzeria has blossomed into a dynamic neighborhood restaurant. Beyond dozens of signature dishes, our bar serves artisan cocktails, carefully selected wines, and beer in an elegant yet comfortable environment. Our commitment to our employees, community, schools, and local nonprofit organizations embodies who we are. We treat our guests like family, invest in our employees, and use responsible and high-quality ingredients to continue the Little Star legacy. Thank you for choosing to dine with us.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 526-7827

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of Catering Services. Visit us online at https://www.littlestarcatering.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Customize your event menu for your next pizza party, corporate events, and any celebrations or occasion. Groups from 20-40 welcome at any time. Please contact us for any questions or inquiries. Please email: Solano@thestarpizza.com - or call - (510) 526-7827

  • Private party contact

    Michael Petrilli: (510) 526-7827

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Cross street

    Solano Ave. & Cornell Ave.

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. w

    winifredr

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to eat outside in the sunshine. Quiet place for lunch.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Detroit style pizza is by far one of the best pizzas I’ve ever tried. The bread has that perfect soft crunch that not many places can achieve. The last time I’ve had that soft crunch was 2 years ago at a pizzeria in La Chona, Jalisco, Mexico. If I could rate this place 10 stars I would give it 11!!
  3. EB

    EricB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Disappointed that the gluten free pizza was not available. That was the reason we planned to eat at Little Star
  4. KO

    KristinO

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    For the first time, we were really underwhelmed with this restaurant, and it is go-to for us. The pizza was (and usually is) fantastic, but the ambiance (kids running circles around the tables without parental care) was awful and the servers were downright surly. So sorry we need yet another refill for our carafe of water! It’s not like we were being cheap, we ordered and consumed at least 6 glasses of wine. Not sure what was up that night but the attitude of the entire staff was not good. Hopefully it was just an off night.
  5. SF

    SharonF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome pizza, amazing salads, great beer on tap . We always order to go and last night was the first time we ate at the restaurant.. it was wonderful . Our waiter was new and you would. Never known to. Her wand wonderful. I think his name Was Jesse
  6. M

    Mohita

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We came here as a family on Saturday. There were a few customers but it was generally quiet. We each got a personal pizza, each one was delicious. There were 2 personal cheese, one white pie and one deep dish meatball. The only issue is that service seemed a little lackadaisical, it took almost 40 min for pizzas to come out and I was worried they’d just forgotten about us. Apart from that, little star made for a very nice family lunch on solano Ave
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We enjoyed sitting at the bar. The salad had a tad too much dressing on it and the pizza was a tad cold. Both were very tasty though.
  8. WA

    WineAndDine

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding deep dish pizza (and this is from someone who typically prefers thin)!
  9. JC

    JimC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wait staff was right on top of thin. The pizzas were great!

    Little Star SolanoResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you for the five stars. We appreciate the support and hope to see you again soon.

  10. C

    Contessa

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our friends came to town from Novato and we ate outside post-doubles tennis. It was glorious! The food was fantastic, the service terrific, and our friends loved the suggestion.

    Little Star SolanoResponded on May 26, 2022Hi there, thank you for the support. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

  11. AO

    ArmandoO

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as always, the food was amazing and delicious 🥰
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Excellent salad and I like the thin crust pizza. It's not the best in the Bay area but it's very tasty
  13. A

    Anita

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is our return visit as I liked the last meal. The pizza was thin and to my liking. This time-it was a bit thick and the toppings were lacking but still good. Loved the fountain ginger soda. I liked the light and volume of the inside and the bathroom was clean. Was a Friday night and the place was filled with family with children. The hostess was very friendly. Nice neigborhood spot that we will definitely return.
  14. M

    Mrsspace

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We love Littlestar, but it's gotten really loud in there (concrete walls)? The service is adequate, but a little off, always. But there's no replicating their wonderful deep dish pies! We'd love for them to open a branch in Marin Co.
  15. KO

    KristinO

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful place. Deep dish pizza is amazing! It’s not cheap, but food is great! There was a busker outside with really loud music that he was singing to, which was problematic. Just really loud. Minor annoyance, but it made the restaurant very noisy. But I still love this restaurant!!
  16. A

    Alex

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    easy and delicious! nice ambience, good service, great location
  17. TS

    TanyaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with some friends. Perfect for outdoor dining. Food was great and service was terrific. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and funny.
  18. MB

    MollyB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service and delicious pizza and salads last night. I can't say enough about how courteous and responsive the host, wait staff and kitchen is. I have some allergies, but I only encountered a concern for my health and a willingness to work around my limitations. Thank you so much for making my out of town friends and me feel welcomed and cared for--- good food and attentive but not intrusive wait staff. Very enjoyable as always, Little Star!

    Little Star SolanoResponded on March 11, 2022Hi Molly, thank you for the great review and feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see yo again soon.

  19. RS

    RobinS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    A little short-staffed, so our wait staff was slightly overwhelmed and neglected to check if we needed more wine. Kitchen was backed up, so food was slow to come out. Deep dish pizza was hot, and salad was perfect. Overall, I was happy to dine indoors with the wait staff we had available. Hope to be back soon!

    Little Star SolanoResponded on March 11, 2022Hi Robin, thank you so much for the feedback, we greatly appreciate it. We apologize about the wait times and hope to see you again soon.

  20. JM

    JonathanM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, nice environment, great service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall a good place to eat, nothing spectacular or mind blowing, it was a little loud but clean and the staff was very nice, especially our waitress.
  22. M

    Morgan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Little Star has always been a favorite but dine in service and food quality has declined with the surge in take out business.
  23. A

    Anonymous

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been Little Star fans for years, strictly on a take-out basis. It was wonderful finally to supplement the great food with the nice ambience of the restaurant. Great cocktails in addition to fresh, tasty, thoughtfully prepared food.

    Little Star SolanoResponded on February 10, 2022Hi there, thank you so much for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

  24. SH

    SHMV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ate outside by a heat lamp and were very comfortable
  25. n

    nathaliew

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salads and Pizza's are oustanding. We had the Caesar and the Fall salads last night. Comfy seats and great service.
  26. KC

    KayleighC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service but salad did not make it out until after pizza's had been served and that wasn't communicated very well. Service could have been more communicative but will visit again for sure!

    Little Star SolanoResponded on December 21, 2021We apologize about the miscommunication and are glad you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice happy hour and outside seating.

    Little Star SolanoResponded on December 21, 2021Thank you for the support.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Pizzas came out late and by the time they arrived the cheese was hard, sauce Luke warm, and toppings dried and burnt. Not going back.
  29. A

    Anita

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I asked my pizza to be very thin and well done and they listened-yummy! Server recommended to my guests-rather than be carb loaded in sharing another sandwich, why not a salad with the same pesto-brilliant :)

    Little Star SolanoResponded on November 25, 2021We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  30. JH

    JamesH

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little Star is a perennial favorite, whether eat in or to go, we love the pizza, salad, and meat balls. Service is always attentive, food is delicious, ambiance is just right, and the price is on par with other local establishments.
  31. RJ

    RossJ

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good gluten free pizza. Terrific crust. Good regular pizza, too. If you are from Chicago, skip the deep dish. Authentic filling, but not the right crust.

    Little Star SolanoResponded on October 5, 2021Hi Ross, thank you for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

  32. J

    Jenn

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was amazing and so was the food. Great service and delicious pizza and salads.

    Little Star SolanoResponded on July 31, 2021Hi Jenn, thank you for the service shout out and five star review. Hope to see you again soon.

  33. M

    Mrsspace

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Littlestar is the best pizza in the Bay Area. Their deep dish "Littlestar" model with roasted garlic (and meatballs optional) is sublime real-food pizza. None of that petroleum-like stretchy gooey cheese-food; fresh ricotta and really good mozzarella. Their tomato sauce can't be beat. We keep promising to explore the rest of their menu, but we simply can't turn down a Littlestar "Littlestar" every time we go. Oh, and did I mention: the salads are great, all of them.

    Little Star SolanoResponded on July 25, 2021Hi there, wow thank you so much for this great review. We are so thrilled you enjoy your visits and meals, we cant wait to see you again.

  34. RT

    RichardT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at 4pm on a Saturday afteroon. It was very quiet. Food and service were excellent. And it was nice to be able to sit in the window and watch the "passing parade".

    Little Star SolanoResponded on July 18, 2021Hi Richard, thanks so much for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.

  35. BG

    BrianG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We ate outside on the patio due to Covid. Always delicious, friendly and efficient service. I can’t wait to go back :-)
  36. T

    Tyger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Servers were beyond kind and efficient. Gluten free crust pizza was delectable.

    Little Star SolanoResponded on November 17, 2020Glad you enjoyed our Gluten Free option. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you very much.

  37. J

    Jillmimo

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such great service, such great ambiance, wonderful food, and really a treat to go to a restaurant! Thank you Little Star!

    Little Star SolanoResponded on November 17, 2020Thank you for your support and kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Stay safe.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Little star has the best pizza in the bat area.

    Little Star SolanoResponded on November 17, 2020Thank you!

  39. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service. One of our favorites.
  40. CP

    CristinaP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The salads are excellent and the thin crust pizza is amazing. The white oizza is surprisingly delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Little Star Solano using the Order Online button. Little Star Solano also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Little Star Solano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 526-7827.

Little Star Solano is rated 4.4 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Little Star Solano

1181 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Solano Ave. & Cornell Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 526-7827

  • Catering

    We offer a full range of Catering Services. Visit us online at https://www.littlestarcatering.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Customize your event menu for your next pizza party, corporate events, and any celebrations or occasion. Groups from 20-40 welcome at any time. Please contact us for any questions or inquiries. Please email: Solano@thestarpizza.com - or call - (510) 526-7827

  • Private party contact

    Michael Petrilli: (510) 526-7827

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