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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
We enjoyed the food and the ambiance!
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.
Great birthday dinner with the nicest waiter ever and delicious everything. Especially liked the meatballs .
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.
Really enjoyed the food. I appreciate them letting us know they were running behind in seating people and accommodated us with a free cocktail
Mediterranean Pizza was delicious. One friend ordered a pizza that she constructed and she loved it. Service was gracious, more than outstanding. Fun place.
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!
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.
Poor table turn management. Host / hostess snotty attitude
I love Fieldworks beer and was delighted that it was on tap for dinner. The pizza was great, too!
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.
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.
Our service was outstanding, the food and drinks prompt...
Wonderful service and amazing food
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.
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.
Enjoyed our meal very much. Food and service was great.
We went to Star for our holiday dinner and we all enjoyed our food, drinks and service. I will definitely be back!
Very good pizza. I would compare it to Zachary’s but a more upscale ambiance
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.
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.
Love this place. Never disappointed. Cornmeal crust FYI
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.
The thin crust was quite good. I appreciate that our waitress offered to split the pizza. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and will return.
Oakland restaurant week specials are great.
Nice atmosphere for a date or for a casual night out
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!
Always DELICIOUS pizza. LOVE the thin crust. Great staff - really nice waitstaff.
We had deep dish pizza and it was amazing! The crust was exceptionally good! Would definitely eat there again.
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.
Another wonderful meal at The Star on Grand! Great food, great drinks, great company!
We love this restaurant. We try to come here whenever we can. The food is simply AMAZING and the people are very friendly.
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.
Awesome pizza and drinks
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.