Little Star Solano

4.7
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
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!
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vipMichaelS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. One of our favorites.

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CristinaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipMaxFisher
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall Little Star is offering an excellent COVID-era service with out door tables appropriately spaced. Very nice and thoughtful, was able to have a good night out with an old friend despite everything. Their pizza is incredibly reliable and the bar service is superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and casual experience!

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KurtL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

California pizza very good. No cabs on wine menu, understandable w Covid

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SeanM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was such a treat to enjoy such great food and especially during such trying times. We love Little Star.

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MFOD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Will definitely come back!

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ORDtoSFO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Little Star Pizza and though we don't indulge too often, Sunday was our day to truly enjoy the quiet before the storm of COVID-19 social distancing.
Little Star did a great job of seating diners away from one another, they used disposable containers for parm cheese and crushed red pepper and the server was super concientious about everything.
The food was spot on, the salad was nicely dressed and the Little Star deep dish pizza was loaded with our roasted garlic, spinach and mushrooms.
If you're going to dine out these days, please tip your waitstaff well.
Great job!

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CharlieL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is it possible to have deep dish in Albany better than Zachary's? Yes, and it's called Little Star. Best deep dish I know of!

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Nannerz
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! Went on Valentines Day and they did not disappoint.

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KatG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our place to go to celebrate an event or birthday. Best place for families with kids as well as for couples romantic nights.
Food is great - pizza variety is very good. Salads and starters are very nice too. 2 dessert options (cheesecake & ice-cream.)
Very nice setting. Great location. Private parking in the back.

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vipAnthony
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Teddy was outstanding.

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Beedo
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best pizza I’ve ever had. Truly magical.

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vipDavidS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared a small veggie deep dish. Nice crust. Food relaxing atmosphere

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vipRodmoraga
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The thin crust California pizza is excellent. The cauliflower appetizer was great too. Food is always consistent, warm and fast. Service is great and friendly.

I go to Little Star for business or work lunches. Everyone who goes with me loves it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We come all the way to the east bay for Little Star Pizza! Great deep dish and the corn meal crust is awesome!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

But I HATE that you subscribed me. That is why I am only giving 4 stars!

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vipChristinaH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always get great food and seevice from Little Star!

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vipstevehogan
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delightful food. Well-made cocktails (unlike many other pizza places in the area). Plus, a Bay-Area rarity - parking available on a Friday night. We'll be back.

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vipEatReal
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Star always delivers Great food & drinks, excellent service too. Really liked the December special pizza with 4 cheeses, ham & Yukon potatoes. Their Greek salad & roasted broccolini were delicious too.

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vipRCEastBay
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Little Star has great pizza and the service staff is very attentive. This restaurant can be very crowded and noisy. Avoid sitting at a table by the bar as the patrons seem to forget that people are sitting there and run into the back of your head or crowd the tables.

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vipElaineO
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to Little Star many times and love their pizzas and salads. We took our time to order, but the waitress was patient, as we were catching up on lots of things and enjoying a glass of wine first! We had the roasted cauliflower, which could have used a little salt, and the baked garlic and french bread, followed by the "Goddess salad", and then a pizza that was half and half of the California and the Classic.
All was enjoyed by us, and other than it being very loud (it was Saturday night), everything was great.

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PatrickL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food and enjoy the experience of enjoying a meal here. We thought for a time that we might have to choose a favorite between the polenta crust of Little Star and the more traditional crust of another deep dish pizza place. We decided that we do not need to choose one over the other. Each is its own thing. And, this is the best of the polenta crust pizzas we have found.

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Talullahg
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent happy hour deals. great for a couple or a family dinner.

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vipkath
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a no frills and no fuss kind of a place. Everything was great from cocktails to the wine list to the salads and pizzas. You can’t go wrong!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate 88 yr bday of father & everything was very good. Price, service, ambiance, etc. we’re excellent!

Gerald

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vipLoves2eat
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, lively spot with delicious salads and pizzas
Something for everyone: vegan, gluten free, carnivore

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pizza and beer. I come to little star when I'm in the area.

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JohnM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and my family have enjoyed Little Star Pizza since it first opened in Albany. We've enjoyed the pizza and we keep coming back (or ordering take out). Highly recommended.

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vipYCymro
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All reviews are relative to other similarly reviwed restaurants. In this case my review is based on a comparison of Little Star on Solano Ave with Star Pizza on Grand Ave in Oakland, two restaurants that are part of the same business enterprise. Little Star is head and shoulders above The Star in all respects. Food, service, ambience and professionalism are far higher at Little Star and I base my opinion on more than 20 visits to both venues. Star needs to up it's game and it could do so by emulating the management of Little star!

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JeanneT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They had vegan cheese as an option. I was so relieved as one of my guests is a vegan. You might highlight that because it took us a while to see that on the list. I really enjoyed the dinner there except that the sound of people talking made it difficult to hear and talk to my friends. On the other hand that can sometimes be a good thing.

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Meliot
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good Food, Good Beers, Good Service, lots of noise, but fun.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere was great as always!! Beautiful restaurant and area surrounding it. The salad was little boring today and the bread appetizer was just okay!! Usually it's better. The pizza is still awesome every visit though. Mainly the thin crust is incredible pizza. The service to get seated was fast and our waitress was normally fast and helpful!! Little slow at times to get dishes though and drinks refilled. Overall was great dining experience. Thank you

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Little Star was great! The arugula/fennel salad was a little less exciting, flavor-wise, than I was anticipating, but the broccolini, burrata mozzerella, and roasted garlic appetizers were DELICIOUS, and the service was FANTASTIC. Pricey, but I knew that going in. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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DianaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Little Star! The service was great and the food was plentiful and delicious. But the noise level was painful and made it difficult to have a conversation. I would like to give 4.5 stars, taking .5 off for noise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A neighborhood gem that is quiet and relaxed for lunch.

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Emile
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST! We just love this place... The staff is friendly and the corn meal crust is to die for.

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LuisB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The thin crust pizza was my favorite and the drink selection was on point. Love the animal house IPA

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AlbanyResident
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I ordered a make your own pizza. Kalamata olives, Tomatoes and basil. I asked the waiter how the toppings are charged, to which he didn't give a clear answer. what I thought he said $2 additional for up to 4 toppings, it turned out to be his recommendations were to add up to 4 toppings only. anyways, I though my small pizza was way too pricey. the overall service was good, aside from the miscommunication (Menu wasn't clear). the food was very delicious, my first bite on the tomato gave me the impression of eating meat. it was really good. the venue was too loud which made the conversation with friends hard.

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Little Star Solano does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and 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 4.7 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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