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The Star, Oakland, CA

The Star

4.4
4.4
617 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 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

What 617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Kid Friendly

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Good for Groups

  • East Bay

    Great for Brunch

  • East Bay

    Kid Friendly

  • East Bay

    Good for Groups

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  1. T

    Tura

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We had to wait too long for our food when it arrived it wasn’t that good or hot when I had my second cocktail I had to go up to the bar to get it because I was tired of seeing it standing there- there was only one bartender, and one waiter for a pretty full restaurant, so I believe it was understaffed- The way it was very apologetic
  2. G

    Golden

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here before a movie. Good drinks ,nice people and good food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was okay. Pizza had TONS of sauce on top of all deep dish pizzas. The kids wouldn’t eat any of it. Thin crust was much better!
  4. RW

    RebeccaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Star on Grand offers a dimly-lit upscale atmosphere, delicious deep dish and thin crust pizzas, a nice array of salad options, and a full bar. I've been patronizing the restaurant for years and I highly recommend it!
  5. C

    Calogera

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on a quiet night and i'm sure it would be much louder on a Saturday! But there were 3 generations of it and we all loved our choices.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had a really nice evening. Server was great. Went with our two girls who ate EVERYTHING, which never happens. Didn’t love the big screen TVs, which were a bit of a distraction for our girls and the decor lacks a bit of warmth, but food was good and the people were great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch special personal size pizza is a great option for lunch get together. Pair it with the side salad for a great full lunch. Great and attentive service!
  8. j

    joan

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizzas both deep and thin crust are always good. Caesar salad with anchovies is also excellent. They also give out free sparkling water!
  9. IV

    InVinoVeritas

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch to reconnect with a friend I had not seeing for 5+ years
  10. J

    Joyce

    Hawaii

    199 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Green goddess salad was a beautiful opener to their beautiful meatball deep dish pizza. Beautiful ricotta flowers dot the pie.
  11. PT

    PTJPTJ

    San Francisco

    478 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    478 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’ve written before that this is a good pizza place. The food is good and the portions are generous. Prices are reasonable for the quality (they’re not cheap- if you want cheap, go to Domino’s). Service is excellent. Remember you’re buying pizza and that’s what I’m reviewing. If you want luxury, go to Quince, but if you want good pizza and appetizers, go here.
  12. G

    Golden

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here a lot. Good service, yummy cocktails and the food is fresh, simple and savory. Nice bar to sit at too.
  13. HH

    HoldenH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    If your child can’t sit through dinner without being entertained by their phone WITH SOUND, then they belong at home. We didn’t order a second round of drinks or dessert because we couldn’t get out of there fast enough to get away from the ridiculous noise — all for one child who shouldn’t have been there.
  14. G

    Golden

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Come here often and there’s some delicious cocktails. Very friendly service too
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    After dining I received an annoying email that I didn’t show up for my reservation even though the concierge knew to specifically checked me in for my open table reservation. The menu says vegan cheese can be substituted for regular cheese but then they charged me an additional topping fee. Food and service (waiter) were good. Management and checking in has issues.
  16. T

    Travis

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    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!
  17. C

    Charles

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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.
  18. 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.
  19. ER

    EricR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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!
  22. g

    glow

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Consistently good pizza. Casual but good ambience.
  23. 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.
  24. N

    Notaditz

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 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)
  25. A

    Andy

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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.
  26. 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience, pizza was s good
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fast and friendly service.
  29. 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, 2022Thank you for the five starts, we appreciate the support.

  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE dinner with friends.
  33. MM

    MMDiner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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.
  34. 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, 2021Hi Fatima, thank you for the kind review and support.

  35. 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, 2021Thank you for your patience and support.

  36. 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, 2021Thank you for the support.

  37. 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!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great happy hour and fantastic service.

    The StarResponded on December 21, 2021Thank you for the support.

  39. 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
  40. e

    ellaschris

    San Francisco

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great apps and beat deep dish you can find anywhere !

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 4.4 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 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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