The Star

4.7
581 reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
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!
What 581 People Are Saying
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4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipTimS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Oakland stalwart for delicious pizza with a nice atmosphere

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vipellaschris
San Francisco
138 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great apps and beat deep dish you can find anywhere !

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JenniferM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was fantastic and had really good recommendations. We definitely will be back!

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KateCorn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pizza, great service & atmosphere!!! Thanks so much for a good experience out dining

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Seasonal Fennel Sausage pizza was fantastic great crust fresh ingredients, atmosphere was nice but got busy once we arrived. Service was good

The Star
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you so much for this kind review and support. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Food quality consistent and very satisfying. Lunch pizza special is a great value and just the right amount of pizza and flavors when paired with the appetizers.

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vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
268 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was going to start with Siete Leguas but they were out!!! Isaac suggested another. It was La Fortaleza Reposado, said I should like it. I DID! I then ordered a 9" Deep Dish Old School and added Roasted Chicken and Mushrooms. Again never ran out of water, the Tequila was great and Isaac was again a STAR.

The Star
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you so much for this kind review and rating. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you soon.

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared a bottle of prosecco and a gluten free crust pizza. My vegetarian husband had his half vegetables and I had the meat combo. Both were very delicious. This is a regular spot for us and I highly recommend it.

The Star
Responded on September 11, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Cresmer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good pizza and cocktails. Service and atmosphere where our favorite part.

The Star
Responded on August 28, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
268 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visit, started with the small Seasonal Salad, it was fresh and NOT over dressed. Ordered a build your own thin crust, Salami, Chicken, Roasted Garlic, Red Onion, Raw Garlic with a Double Siete Leguas and 2 Carafes of water. Isaac was on point as he was the server-buss person-bartender, did all with ease, will return cause the pizza was very good.

The Star
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback and support. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you soon. Appreciate the service shoutout as well.

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JamesB
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service!

The Star
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hi James, thank you for the rating.

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great gluten free pizza crust from Mariposa Bakery! Great hand crafted cocktails also. Join the frequent dining program. We have gotten several free pizzas since we dine so often!

The Star
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for the continuous support. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope we get to see you again soon.

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the gluten free pizza here. I highly recommend.

The Star
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed the gluten free pizza and hope to see you again soon.

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a favorite spot for us. Highly recommend the gluten free crust pizza from Mariposa Bakery. Great specialty cocktails too!

The Star
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you so much for the review and feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your meal and cocktails. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipDiner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just perfect. Excellent service. Everyone friendly and welcoming as always. And food GREAT!!! Thank you.

The Star
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipmichaelo
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went in for pizza, but really enjoyed the bar and ambiance. Will definitely be going back.

The Star
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate the kind review and feedback. We hope to see you soon.

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CCforEpic
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We love the deep dish pizza and the staff is so awesome.

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great gluten free pizza and amazing cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place.

The Star
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and great rating. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Bad service, bad food

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Star is a regular spot of us and we love their gluten free crust pizza. We generally get it half and half with toppings which makes it feel like two different pizzas. It’s always enough for me and my spouse and we usually have a couple slices left over to take home. We also really enjoy their specialty cocktails and they take care to ensure that they use gluten free spirits if you ask. Always a good experience.

The Star
Responded on June 24, 2021

Hello, we are so flattered by this review. We always want to make sure every customer is taken care of and provided the best service. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing gluten free pizza and handcrafted cocktails.

The Star
Responded on August 28, 2021

So glad you enjoyed our gluten options and drinks, thank you for the support.

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JeffP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic pizza/salad/ sandwich place. Excellent food, spot on service, and nice ambiance in a cool old building. I highly recommend!

The Star
Responded on June 7, 2021

Hi Jeff, thank you so much for the review. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon.

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vipThreePs
Sacramento
85 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

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.

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Lori
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love The Star! Great food, service and value. Do yourself a favor and check it out!❤️

The Star
Responded on May 30, 2021

Hi Lori, thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you again and appreciate the support.

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RHBayArea
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

The Star
Responded on May 22, 2021

Hello, thank you for the great review. We appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MelanieK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

The Star
Responded on May 17, 2021

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.

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vipDenineC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!!

The Star
Responded on May 17, 2021

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.

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susan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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.

The Star
Responded on May 16, 2021

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.

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FoodAmore
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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!

The Star
Responded on May 18, 2021

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.

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vipmrtboz
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is indoor seating.

The Star
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hello, yes we are thrilled to say we have returned to indoor seating. Thank you for your review, we hope you enjoyed your visit.

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vipdeborahw
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Always great and really the wonderful service makes it a great night. This was our experience on Saturday.

The Star
Responded on May 16, 2021

Hi Deborah, thank you. We are so pleased to hear about your great service. We look forward to seeing you soon

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

The Star
Responded on May 10, 2021

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.

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Janet
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would like to thank STAR for making our celebration event perfect! They let us order ahead of time so that when 15 people showed up for lunch we were in and out within an hour. As usual, the food was delicious and plentiful. For certain we will be back!

The Star
Responded on July 25, 2021

Janet, thank you so much for these kind words. We are so glad we were able to accommodate and serve you all. Hope to see you again soon.

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AmeyaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Star had a safe, clean and relaxing dine-in experience. I look forward to visiting again!

The Star
Responded on April 25, 2021

Hi Ameya, so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Look forward to seeing you again!

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Rick
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

The Star
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the review and the recommendation Rick! Looking forward to your next visit :)

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vipGlutenFreeEater
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

The Star
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review, hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Thanks for a wonderful meal.

The Star
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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vipAdamB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun cocktails and good food. Excellent service too!

The Star
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for the review Adam!

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stickyquarter
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great staff,food,ambience,and drinks. Phenomenal spot

FAQs

The Star does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Star also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 843-7827.

The Star is rated 4.7 stars by 581 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.

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