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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!

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: March 31, 2018

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

The Star Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
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Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Great Beer (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The thin crust was quite good. I appreciate that our waitress offered to split the pizza. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and will return.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Oakland restaurant week specials are great.
Nice atmosphere for a date or for a casual night out

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always DELICIOUS pizza. LOVE the thin crust. Great staff - really nice waitstaff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had deep dish pizza and it was amazing! The crust was exceptionally good! Would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Another wonderful meal at The Star on Grand! Great food, great drinks, great company!

Tags: Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We love this restaurant. We try to come here whenever we can. The food is simply AMAZING and the people are very friendly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome pizza and drinks

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waitperson was a star! Great service, salad, and pizza!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our go to pizza place. Flat cornmeal as good as their deep dish. Salads are excellent. Mexican Cokes and Trumer beer!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Holiday luncheon gift for my colleagues - a personal gift to them of a favorite Oakland restaurant.
This was a first time experience for all of my guests.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Just here for the fourth time. Every visit has been great. Very lively atmosphere, great pizzas. We shared a Cesar salad, a deep dish pizza, and a thin crust pizza and it was all fantastic. Great beer as well.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very delicious pizza. Overall very good. Very satisfied, everyone thought it was delicious.

I liked the atmosphere. Dark, rustic, inviting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good like always!

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

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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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