About The Star
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!
Oakland, CA 94610
Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am-5:00pm
Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:00pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 5:00pm-12am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We offer an extensive Catering program, and can provide delivery. Please contact us for more information and to book your next event.
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.
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
The Star Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
Probably my least favorite pizza in the neighborhood. We love Boot and Shoe, but it's a difficult place to go with an antsy 1-year-old. The Star is very kid friendly, but the pizza just isn't very good. We agreed that it would have been more enjoyable to simply get pizza from Slicer and eat at home.
I had heard about the pizza and had wanted to go. We went for a birthday celebration - 4 adults, 2 pizzas, 1 beer , 1 wine, 2 appetizers - oh - they charged for bread....
The pizza was good, however overpriced. For the price I would prefer to go to a restaurant where you felt as if the quality and creativity of the food was worth it.
Pros: great server - they got one of our pizzas wrong -and gave us the replacement at no additional charge.
We've eaten at Star on Grand numerous times, each time enjoying it. This past visit, on a Sunday evening, the restaurant was very crowded and noisy. The pizza offerings seem to have changed, with fewer that we all enjoyed. The best of three choices was the Classic, always good. We had the December special (with ham, cheese, apples); it was fairly bland, and we wouldn't order it again; third was with sundried tomatoes and balsamic reduction - a bit too much balsamic, and sundried tomatoes tasty a little too vinegary. The Greek salad, as always, was fresh and very tasty. We'll go again, and recommend it, but not for a Sunday night.
As always, we were grateful to have The Star down the block. And we could make a reservation for a table in 30 minutes, time enough to relax a bit after getting home exhausted from work. The place is pretty noisy and tables are very close together, but to have excellent pizza and roasted vegetables at the drop of a hat on a Friday night at 7pm? What a gem.
Delicious meal, huge fan of the pizza. Rivals Zachary's and Patxi's for amazing deep dish. Service was spotty though - overly attentive at first, asking for our order repeatedly when we were still waiting for a 4th person to arrive, the disappearing later on so we had to ask a different waitress for water. Overall great though!
Heard about this place from a friend - said they had great cocktails and pizza - we had great cocktails and shared a bunch of Italian cuisine appetizers. Excellent meatballs! I heard the place would be a raging crowd on a Friday night - it was subdued and clearly family friendly. Star is stellar.
Celebrated my birthday there on Friday. Reserved a table by the window (my favorite place to sit there). Food is awesome. Try their meatballs and also get a deep dish pizza! I like it as a date spot but it is also casual and you can go there with the family or your friends for dinner. Just the right mix of being fancy but also casual.
The "classic" deep dish is a must, great tasting tomatoes and sausage. Our sever Daniel was Awesome! The beer selection hits the spot and the mixed cocktails were memorable; if you sit next to the bar, the noise from the drink shakers can be a bit too enthusiastic ...
Our second pizza was the "October special" thin crust pizza, the pizza was tasty, but have to say, the kale and/or greens used were so bitter, they were inedible; we were so hungry, so we just scraped them off. Still, The Star on Grand always has friendly, courteous staff, not to mention many other delicious things to eat on the menu. Just pass on the bitter greens... :-)
Looking forward to our next visit!
My wife and I have been coming here for years. Earlier this month they changed their menu and they have discontinued one of our very favorite pizzas "The Telegraph" We come here just for this pizza. We hope the management will change their minds and put this back on the menu.
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