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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
7:00 PM
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The Star

4.6
366 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Star features the same delicious Chicago-style deep dish pizza that made Little Star Pizza famous, with their consistent Guardian's Best of the Bay Pizza. We have an extended menu including salads, appetizers, and sandwiches. We feature an artisan full bar as well as a diverse beer and wine menus. We are family friendly and accept reservations for large parties as well. We look forward to you joining us!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation


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

Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:00pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 5:00pm-12am
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Phone number
(510) 843-7827
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We offer an extensive Catering program, and can provide delivery. Please contact us for more information and to book your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mandana
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Parking details
Parking is available in our lot on the East side of the building, with two spaces reserved for take-out and 10 min loading/drop off of guests. Additional street parking easily available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 366 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

I asked for quiet table. We were between two families that were so noisy I could not hear people at my table. Service was ok, food was good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food, service and pricing. A “Star”. As a visitor from out of state, I wanted a fun, and nice place to enjoy great food and family. I found it.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We ended up going two times within a couple days of each other and both times the ambiance was nice, but the food was average. They were accommodating to our large group the first night on a Friday, however, the service was below par. She started to get better being aware of all of our dietary restrictions, but then slipped off not coming to refill our drinks, awareness of taking our plates and took forever to bring the bill. I don’t think I will be coming back...

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was good. Potato wedges lacked cheese though cheese was included in description. Service wasn’t the best. Describing Service as slow is being generous.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Got together with a large group and although this was our first time at Star it was perfect! Great for families with enough basic staples for kids and picky eaters and yummy choices for foodies to keep everyone happy. The staff was wonderful and were kind enough to cut up and serve the cake we brought to celebrate the birthday. The white pizza was TO DIE FOR!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was amazing as always. Our waiter took awhile to take our order and barely checked on us throughout the time we were there. We accidentally were short 50 cent on the bill and once it was brought to our attention we made sure we would pay for it! Well one of my guest asked for change so they could contribute to the tip we were leaving and without asking deducted the 50 cent from her change. I am happy that he was able to get what was owed but it was very passive aggressive. I felt like he could have asked first. Other than that incident and having to ask where our waiter was several times we had an amazing dine in experience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It's always a treat to eat at The Star - our friends turned us onto the Albany location, but this is much more convenient to get to. It's usually not a terrible wait, but I do recommend making a reservation as the pizzas can take a bit of time to cook. That said, thick or thin crust you can't go wrong, the spicy baked wings are unique and really delicious, and it's surprisingly kid/family friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great birthday dinner with the nicest waiter ever and delicious everything. Especially liked the meatballs .

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Star on Grand has been my favorite pizza spot in Oakland for a few years now. The ambiance is sophisticated-night-out with well appointed booths, tables and bar and lighting that casts a golden spell over everything. Service is always good and the salads I've had (Chopped and Wedge) are both reliably fresh and delicious. And then there's the pizza. Oh. My. God. I've had the thin crust, the deep dish, the pepperoni, the Adams Point, and the All Star which is my current go-to item. It's so chock full of delicious meats and two cheeses which are slathered on a scrumptious crust that I suspect is flown in from heaven. I used to do a custom deep dish which included all those meats plus sliced black olives and roasted garlic, but lately the All Star has my heart. I would eat it more often if I could down two slices and still go to the gym afterwards, but that's a no go. Recommended anytime for any occasion or no reason at all.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Really enjoyed the food. I appreciate them letting us know they were running behind in seating people and accommodated us with a free cocktail

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Mediterranean Pizza was delicious. One friend ordered a pizza that she constructed and she loved it. Service was gracious, more than outstanding. Fun place.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Star Pizza is my favorite Pizza spot, not just in Oakland but anywhere! Try their deep dish! They have a great wine list as well. I've never had a bad meal here or a bad dish. Love it!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great ambiance and food. Staff was super friendly and attentive. Great for many different types of occasions. I hope to be back in the near future.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Poor table turn management. Host / hostess snotty attitude

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I love Fieldworks beer and was delighted that it was on tap for dinner. The pizza was great, too!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It’s loud here. There’s little ambiance. Service is generally solid. Pizza and wings and broccoli are consistently good. Nothing fancy here but good pizza.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The Star is one of my go-to places for great pizza, salads and beer. The deep-dish vegetarian options are especially good. But the past two times I went with a small party, the pizza wasn't particularly hot -- and I like it to start out very hot so that my second piece is at least warm. Since the restaurant was crowded and we were all pretty hungry, I didn't ask to have the pizza heated more. But I hope this will not be the case next time. Itwas pretty disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Our service was outstanding, the food and drinks prompt...

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful service and amazing food

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a large party of 10 and the restaurant accommodated us beautifully. They were really flexible as we needed to move our reservation up an hour and decreased the number in our party. They did it without hassle. Our server was wonderful — very knowledgeable about the specialty cocktails and menu items. Had both deep dish and thin crust pizza. Both were excellent. Highly recommend and definitely would be back.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Best gluten free pizza I've ever had, did not feel like a compromise at all. Oven roasted broccolini was simple and perfect, exactly the right balance of crispy charred crowns and tender (but not too soft) stems.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Enjoyed our meal very much. Food and service was great.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We went to Star for our holiday dinner and we all enjoyed our food, drinks and service. I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good pizza. I would compare it to Zachary’s but a more upscale ambiance

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Celebrating a birthday. Cool atmosphere, food was delicious. Service was friendly and accommodating. Parking was a tad hard, but that’s expected on a Friday night in the Town.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Came for the Oakland restaurant week special. Great food at a great price! We paid $10 each for a salad & small pizza which was perfect for lunch. We both ordered different items to try multiple dishes. Thin crust pizza was tasty. Thick crust was good too but we both normally prefer thin crust but thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it again. Plenty to eat. Had leftovers for next day. Would probably come here again.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Love this place. Never disappointed. Cornmeal crust FYI

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We've been to this restaurant several times and have had a great experience. On this visit we were very disappointed which was unfortunate because it was a birthday celebration. The host was disengaged and the service was mediocre, at best. The pizza was overcooked (tough bottom crust.) Will think twice about coming again.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The thin crust was quite good. I appreciate that our waitress offered to split the pizza. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and will return.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Oakland restaurant week specials are great.
Nice atmosphere for a date or for a casual night out

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

It was my friends birthday so I booked a reservation at The Star for 6 of us. I knew it was the perfect location for us for the right atmosphere and food! The server was hilarious and very helpful. The food is ALWAYS delicious here!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Always DELICIOUS pizza. LOVE the thin crust. Great staff - really nice waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We had deep dish pizza and it was amazing! The crust was exceptionally good! Would definitely eat there again.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Dark evening atmosphere was a little too dark, parking was a nightmare as no space and their parking lot was full as it’s only a few spaces.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Another wonderful meal at The Star on Grand! Great food, great drinks, great company!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

We love this restaurant. We try to come here whenever we can. The food is simply AMAZING and the people are very friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

I had a great experience at the Star on Grand. My date and I were two of the only people in the restaurant, so of course our food came out extremely fast, the staff were very accommodating considering we came in 30 minutes before closing and everything was absolutely delicious.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome pizza and drinks

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent salads. Little Star deep dish pizza and Vegetarian pizza are both excellent. Vanilla gelato with chocolate sauce very tasty. Tiara was an excellent server. Warm, welcoming, nicely decorated room. Sat inbthe back away from the door and the bar. More quiet and less drafty.

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