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The Star, Oakland, CA

The Star

4.6
4.6
601 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!

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 843-7827

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Our curtained private events area can accommodate 36 comfortably for a seated meal and up to 50 for passed hors d'oeuvres.

  • Private party contact

    Noelle: (510) 843-7827

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Mandana

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 601 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. T

    Travis

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time to The Star and it was great! My girlfriend and I both had a few of their Flor de Agave cocktails which were sweet, tasty and refreshing. We shared an order of wings and a small caesar before having the Meatball pizza. All the food was delicious, and the pizza was plenty for the two of us (and we had about half left over to take home). Our server was also excellent! He was super friendly and very attentive. We'll definitely be back, especially for Happy Hour!

  2. C

    Charles

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I have visited Star Pizza about 10 times, and every occasion was worthwhile. They serve both thin and thick crust, and the food comes out quickly. A nice bar and a good variety of wine and beer to go with your food. Really nice staff and customers are considerate/friendly. Just a great place for lunch or dinner, and the pizza is well above the competition.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful, quiet, delicious lunch & great service. Absolutely come here & enjoy.

  4. ER

    EricR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Our family has been to The Star on Grand many times, including during COVID. This past visit the hostess refused to seat us because we didn't have proof of vaccination for our 6 and 9 year old children. I found the requirement quite offensive and our family won't be coming back anytime soon.

  5. C

    Charles

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Memorable pizza, fun people, and a good location. What’s not to like?

  6. LH

    LisaH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wait staff were super accommodating of our time restrictions due to a concert we were attending and the food was delish. Thin crust pizzas are very thin and so yummy! We were pretty hungry so a 16” only left us with 2 pieces for leftovers for 2 people. Fun cocktails, too!

  7. g

    glow

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Consistently good pizza. Casual but good ambience.

  8. LL

    LLOakland

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pizza and appetizers. Friendly service and fair prices for the amount of food you get. One of our favorite places for a casual meal with guaranteed leftovers.

  9. N

    Notaditz

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The server was wonderful, but the food was ‘meh.’ Starter burrata was good, but the roasted cauliflower was the most boring food ever! The BBQ wings were okay, but nothing spectacular. (thank God we got the blue cheese dressing with the BBQ wings-it wasn’t necessary for that, but tried to liven up the roasted cauliflower. Didn’t work, but we tried. Our table had a deep dish pizza-forgot one of the toppings! and the spicy Italian sausage sandwich, which was dry. When asked for some marinara sauce to add to the sandwich and the forgotten mushrooms for the pizza, the corrections were made quickly. So awesome customer service, but the food was not worth driving through the Caldecott for! (I can get better closer to home)

  10. A

    Andy

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love the pizza! In fact, I prefer it to the most popular pizza up the street. Plus, there are salads, vegetables and sandwiches on the menu and a full bar. Great bartender.

  11. d

    dubdub

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    we love the star ever since they moved to the eastbay. i have been to albany and alameda. the oakland location is my favorite. it has a great vibe. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good experience, pizza was s good

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great .

    The StarResponded on February 10, 2022

    Thank you for the five starts, we appreciate the support.

  14. MM

    MarinaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Encountered the rudest hostess imaginable. Didn’t even eat at the restaurant. When we got there the restaurant’s door was locked, there was no sign or anything so we called to see if they were open. Apparently they were having internet issues but the hostess was just so beyond rude we left. She was angry when we called, angry when she opened the door, told us to sit anywhere in the most annoyed tone, and seemed happy when we decided to leave. Never coming back here.

  15. CO

    CalO

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our fav Oakland pizza + cocktails joint. Went for the thin crust this time because we had to get to the City for a play. We had the Classic and enjoyed it, but missed the thick chunky tomato sauce on the deep dish. Will ask for extra sauce next time.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    NYE dinner with friends.

  17. MM

    MMDiner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The appetizer (roasted garlic and sour dough bread), seasonal chopped salad, and deep dish pizza were delicious. The cocktail and wine were great. This is an upscale, but casual pizza restaurant. High quality service. the items were timed nicely--not rushed and not too slow. Highly recommend.

  18. FR

    FatimaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The pizza was amazing and the service was great.

    The StarResponded on December 21, 2021

    Hi Fatima, thank you for the kind review and support.

  19. SS

    ShayonS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    They were short staffed when we went so it’s unfair to complain

    The StarResponded on December 21, 2021

    Thank you for your patience and support.

  20. n

    nancys

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great service great pizza. The inside is dark and look like an older place. I did thin it was nice. The neighborhood not so much

    The StarResponded on December 21, 2021

    Thank you for the support.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Catch up dinner with a friend. Felt like a perfect homecoming!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great happy hour and fantastic service.

    The StarResponded on December 21, 2021

    Thank you for the support.

  23. TS

    TimS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Oakland stalwart for delicious pizza with a nice atmosphere

  24. e

    ellaschris

    San Francisco

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great apps and beat deep dish you can find anywhere !

  25. JM

    JenniferM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. KC

    KateCorn

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    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 StarResponded on October 5, 2021

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

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  29. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    286 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    286 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 StarResponded 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.

  30. GF

    GlutenFreeEater

    Hawaii

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 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 StarResponded on September 11, 2021

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

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Deep dish - ditch Zacharys and come here! Far better!!

  32. C

    Cresmer

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

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

    The StarResponded on August 28, 2021

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

  33. EA

    EATS4BB3

    San Francisco

    286 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    286 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 StarResponded 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.

  34. JB

    JamesB

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent food and service!

    The StarResponded on August 14, 2021

    Hi James, thank you for the rating.

  35. GF

    GlutenFreeEater

    Hawaii

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 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 StarResponded 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.

  36. GF

    GlutenFreeEater

    Hawaii

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the gluten free pizza here. I highly recommend.

    The StarResponded 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.

  37. GF

    GlutenFreeEater

    Hawaii

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

    The StarResponded 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.

  38. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

    The StarResponded 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.

  39. m

    michaelo

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

    The StarResponded on July 18, 2021

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

  40. CC

    CCforPiatti

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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 4.6 stars by 601 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Star

3425 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mandana

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 843-7827

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Our curtained private events area can accommodate 36 comfortably for a seated meal and up to 50 for passed hors d'oeuvres.

  • Private party contact

    Noelle: (510) 843-7827

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