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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!

3425 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:


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

Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:00pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 5:00pm-12am

Cross Street:
Mandana

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 843-7827

Website:
http://www.thestarongrand.com/

Catering:
We offer an extensive Catering program, and can provide delivery. Please contact us for more information and to book your next event.

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

Specials

Happy Hour!
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Happy Hour!
Details

We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at The Star on Grand. Enjoy our appetizers and drinks while you catch up with friends and family.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: November 10, 2017

Ends: May 10, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Don't want to cook, or don't have the time? Join us for Christmas Eve dinner!

The Star Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
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Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Very good like always!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Good atmosphere ! Of course their deep dish pizza was so delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a solid restaurant for pizza and appetizers. Service was good but not exceptional. We started with wings and a goddess salad and moved on to a deep-dish pizza. All were fine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

front of the restaurant extremely unfriendly, rude, and not accommodating

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great stuffed pizza, especially the crust. Vegan pizza was not as good and definitely not worth the money. The atmosphere is the best. Staff is warm and responsive.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Sports, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great Hostess and Food tasted great. Deep Dish Pizza was awesome.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We love the food here. This is the ONLY AUTHENTIC CHICAGO DEEP DISH PIZZA in the Bay Area!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Many compare the Star to Zachary's. There is no comparison at all. The cornmeal on the crust just makes this a more interesting deep dish pizza. It's also good cold! So glad the star is local to me. It's the right kind of California deep dish.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place for lunch and good conversation without shouting. Service and food were very good

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice, clean casual setting with exceptional appetizers, salads and oh yeah, pizza! Love the deep dish, so flavorful with a great corn meal crust.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The waitstaff at Star is just the best! They roll with whatever speacial order and mid-dinner order a party of 8 can throw their way. The pizza is a hit with kids and adults. Star is a place we all agree on.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The Star has the best thin crust pizza around! Lots of choices, delicious fresh salads too. Great service and casual atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was good ! Cute staff ! Surprisingly good gluten free pizza ! Fun spot ! Whoo hoo ! We will be back !

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I did not like the deep pizza (a runny sauce) but I did in past like there thin crusted pizza. I liked you could get different six salads. It was so loud I could hardly talk to my friend.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fun and great experience!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The waitress was prompt. She was helpful with my kids and made it super easy to have dinner out as a solo mom with two kids!

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The service was excellent. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Awesome, as always. And our server was fabulous, offering a round of drinks because our pizza would be late.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I personally didn't find the deep dish pizzas to be as good as other reviews, but the thin crust was amazing!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and service was good, but only 1 bartender for a very busy place. I would suggest they have two bartenders so you don't have to wait so long for your drinks

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Superb pizza paired with a martini (gin, of course!). What could be better?

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We always have a great meal here. The service is terrific, the salads are delicious and a good size. The pizzas are always great. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Prices were high,the menu was limited. I would never go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The beer and pizza were perfect for a Friday night with good friends. Our server was really tuned into our needs. Very friendly. A very comfortable place to go for a simple, satisfying night out.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Been to star several times and the food is consistently OK. Tonight the pizza was dry. And they forgot to bring our salad. Everyone's entitled to an off night

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The pizza was way overpriced for the size and what it was. It tasted okay I guess, but I wouldn't recommend going there.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Superb pizza, friendly, efficient service in a casual setting. The full bar is a decided plus and unusual for a pizza restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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