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
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.
The Star never fails to please. We have been frequenting the Star on Grand Ave. since it opened and the food and service is always consistent, no matter what night. We especially love the wedge salad and thin crust sausage pizza...yummy! They offer great wines and local beers. If you are looking for a delicious and well made cocktail, you can't go wrong. We especially love their Rye Manhattan, always perfect.
Service is always excellent. Upbeat, helpful servers, love the wedge salad and "the Grand" pizza but something there for everyone. Comfortable ambience...it's just a consistently good experience. A wonderful neighborhood dining spot for inside or "to-go" meals.
The Star was vastly better than our earlier experience with it. We really appreciated the fact that the waitperson told us right away that there would be about a 45 minute wait for the deep dish, so we stuck with the think crust pizza. The salads and the pizzas for the table came promptly and the food was good. The staff were all exceedingly pleasant, despite it being a busy Friday night. Although you should expect lots of families with the accompanying challenges, everyone there seemed to be having a good time.
Food is always delicious and a great place for families. I would give it 5 stars except for two areas - it is rather expensive, and they are not great around allergies. Members of our family are allergic to eggs, have told our servers every time we have been there (which is many!) and have been consistently told there are no eggs in their salad dressings; we have therefore always ordered their delicious wedge salad, and then always been confused when we have felt rather terrible afterwards. This last time after ordering and beginning to eat one, our server double checked the recipe - low and behold, eggs! Luckily we don't have a more serious reaction. I have phoned the restaurant since and spoken to their manager about this - hoping for positive change b/c otherwise this is a family favorite.
I love (and have loved for a long time) the deep-dish pizza here, as well as the salads. And the beer selection is always outstanding. But my favorite waitress at lunch has left, and for replacements are nearly as attentive or alert. Nothing horrible, but I like to be asked if I want ice in my water, and to bring more if I need it. I like to be asked if I want dessert before being presented the bill. This was a lunch visit and I'm hoping the dinner will be back to its normal fabulousness.
Went with family we had a large group of 10 and they seated us at a very nice table. Love the pizza ! They have good specials and delicious drinks. It's a little loud, wouldn't recommend it for a romantic date - but for parties or just a nice meal. Definitely would recommend!
The deep dish pizza was excellent, primarily due to the cornbread crust. On the thinner pizza, the red sauce was the star - the sign of a well-made pie. Although it is a casual place, when I noted on Open Table that it was a birthday and after mentioning to the waiter that it was a birthday, I was hoping for a small post-meal treat of some kind for the celebrant. Cupcake with a candle or something. I guess they aren't set up for that. Good place for pizza; not so good for birthdays. Oh, and give yourself 10 minutes to find parking in that neighborhood - odds are the small lot they have will be filled.
My friend happened to have a group dinner the same night I did. We both had groups of ten. There was a table of ten right next to us. They told us they were reserving it for another group of ten. We asked if we could simply switch the tables as the other party wasn't there (and didn't show up for another hour). They denied a really simple request. Really unfortunate. We ended up having to traverse across the entire restaurant just to connect. Not only that, food wise, all the pizzas taste the same: too much tomato over corn bread. Nothing special. Go to Zachary's. Better yet, go to NY pizza in Alameda.
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