Fantastic pizza/salad/ sandwich place. Excellent food, spot on service, and nice ambiance in a cool old building. I highly recommend!
Hi Jeff, thank you so much for the review. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon.
Love their food. Deep dish pizza and salad were delicious. It’s just post Covid restrictions, but service from seating to dining was slow, disorganized and disappointing. Hope they hang in there and adjust to the return to normalcy.
We love The Star! Great food, service and value. Do yourself a favor and check it out!❤️
Hi Lori, thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you again and appreciate the support.
The Star is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is always great and their thin-crust pizzas and salads are delicious. They offer a full bar and varied wine selection. You're sure to have a great time there!
Hello, thank you for the great review. We appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Has been my go to family favorite, or couples favorite for 3 plus years. Soooo happy to be able to dine in again rather than takeout only AND the fact that they can only seat so many made it even more awesome. Less noise, more attention from staff, food was on par as usual. LOVE this spot!
Hi Melanie, thank you for the great review. We are so excited to be offering dine in seating again and are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to seeing you soon.
I was truly looking forward to the pizza, I have had it before and it NEVER disappoints but I had no idea I was going to be floored by something as simple as roasted broccolini!!! It was SUPERB!!!! I WILL BE BACK AND SOON!!!
Hi Denine, thank you for the review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your service and the broccolini, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Nice eating inside without anyone nearby. Limited number of tables so distancing was excellent. Server was great. Only negative was that the deep dish pizza was not hot when it came to the table. We didn't complain but probably should have.
Hi Susan, thank you for the review. I am deeply sorry to hear your pizza was not hot. Your comment is so helpful and allows us to create a better experience for our customers by gaining feedback.
Clunky entry at opening - some confusion of where customers are to interact with staff upon entering the restaurant. Otherwise charming, comfortable place to be, good food and drink. Something on the menu for everyone with hints and options for Vegans.
My fav is The Star on Park, but The Star on Grand is a treat!
Hi, thank you for the review. You feedback is under advisement and noted, we appreciate the feedback as it helps us provide the best experience for our customers. Hope to see you soon.
It is indoor seating.
Hello, yes we are thrilled to say we have returned to indoor seating. Thank you for your review, we hope you enjoyed your visit.
Always great and really the wonderful service makes it a great night. This was our experience on Saturday.
Hi Deborah, thank you. We are so pleased to hear about your great service. We look forward to seeing you soon
I'm always so pleased to go to the Star. I am wheat intolerant and their gluten free pizza is really delicious. My partner that is not gluten free also loves the crust. We often share one pizza and it's enough for both of us. I particularly like the meatball, ricotta and onion. They have reasonably priced bottles of wine making it all a pleasurable experience.
Hello, we are so thrilled to hear you enjoy our gluten free options. It is so important to have something for everyone. We thank you for the review and hope to see you soon.
The Star had a safe, clean and relaxing dine-in experience. I look forward to visiting again!
Hi Ameya, so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Look forward to seeing you again!
My wife’s birthday celebration was highlighted by the pizza dinner we enjoyed at The Star. It was a great experience and our server, Daniel, was always on top of things and very respectful. We will be back soon to feature The Star on our travel website.
Thank you so much for the review and the recommendation Rick! Looking forward to your next visit :)
We were thrilled to find the gluten free options available at this restaurant. The gluten free pizza was really good and the crust was very much beyond the cauliflower crust or cracker that many other restaurants offer. The size of the pizza was also generous compared to other gluten free options. The burrata was delicious and we would be happy to dine there again.
Thank you for the glowing review, hope to see you soon!
Amazing as always! Thanks for a wonderful meal.
Thank you for the review!
Fun cocktails and good food. Excellent service too!
Thank you for the review Adam!
Great staff,food,ambience,and drinks. Phenomenal spot
We arrived early for our reservation and were seated right away. The server was friendly and our cocktails were delicious! The thin crust pizza is so good...and the appetizers too. We were happy with everything!
Met a business associate here for lunch and had a very good experience. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The noise level was low so we had an easy time conducting our conversation.
We had a reservation for a table however was seated at a cold bar area. Overall not a good experience. Does not seem that they need my business. Will not return to dine again.
Great pizzas, both deep dish and thin crust, along with delicious salads (try the Goddess), chicken wings, crostini, etc. All served by an energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable staff in a beautiful converted bank. We make the trip from the city to Alameda in part just to come here.
Server was very unfriendly. Restaurant was cold; we had to have our jackets on. Pizza took FOREVER to come out and the crust was hard and generally not very flavorful. Pretty much a flop all around.
I have always enjoyed star in Grand, but haven’t been in awhile. Something has changed. My favorite wedge salad was watery. We ordered thin crust pizza (I usually get the stuffed) it was warm, not hot and not tasty. Service was scattered. Hoping it was just an off night.
Server was awesome.
Did not honor Oakland Restaurant Week advertised menu. Refused to make substitutions on special pizzas when this was never a problem in the past. Jalapeños were added to pizza after twice requesting none! Took 20 mins for replacement pizza to arrive & all other parties had completed their meals.
Really loved the vibe that this place captures. It felt cool and inviting. We had the Chicken Pesto Pizza and it was hella good.
We ordered the "Little Star" and a vegan pizza. Both were great! The ingredients were fresh and their crust is tastier than the other places with stuffed pizza. The Star is a very pleasant place to hang. Often it's pretty loud but not this time. We'll always go back!
Great restaurant week lunch deal! Love this place; always reliably good.
We were there for the Oakland Restaurant Week. Salad and a personal pizza for $10. Great value for the food but the service was bad. The waiter never once checked to see if everything was ok and it took forever to get his attention to get the check.
We did oakland week specials. Food was plentiful and excellent. Would recommend
Star never disappoints. Great spot, great pizza. :-) Perfect spot before a movie at the Grand Lake.
Very accommodating 7 adults and two young children. Service was efficient.
the spicy sausage pizza is no joke; none of us could quite take it! wish the server had thought to warn us (we had 80 year olds with us), and we know that the Alameda Star is super cacophonous (former bank, not great acoustics) but otherwise it's still a favorite spot. Usually delicious and always fun.
A bit noisy. Love the balsamic olive arugula w mushroom thin crust pizza. Will come here again. More to explore in the menu.
Good value for the price.
Good competition for Zachary’s.
We've been to the Star a few times, and they never disappoint. Yummy salads and pizzas, flat and deep dish, red sauce and alternatives, meat and veggies. The pear, gorgonzola and arugula special pizza was especially good this time.
Fun neighborhood spot with amazing pizza and salads. LOVE their take on the wedge, best I've had. Their deep dish pizzas rival any I've had here or in Chicago - perfect crust and not too heavy.
We were seated right away in the back next to a wall that needed cleaning. The waiter took his time coming over. We had to ask his name. Once we ordered our food, he came by one time to see if things were ok. The appetizers weren’t hot...they were luke warm. My previous visits were much better.
This is our go-to pizza restaurant in Oakland. It's good pizza, and the appetizers are equally good. We usually have the wings, a salad and broccolini, all of which are solid. Service is generally attentive. I only give it a 3 because it's a pizza place. If you want a 4 or 5, go to a Michelin-rated place.
Great food and ambiance. Perfect spot to hang, watch the game and enjoy delish pizza.
The Star does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
The Star is rated 4.8 stars by 559 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.