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846 Divisadero StSan Francisco, CA 94117Map & Directions
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Little Star Pizza Llc
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
12/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Found this place on Divis about two years ago. located on the outerbounds of our neighborhood, we ventured in one Friday night. This is a very popular spot, and there is a long wait (40 minutes) to grab a table.
Being from Chicago I know something about Deep Dish. This place makes a near perfect pizza. The only drawback was that the crust could be a bit firmer... The toppings are excellent and no flaw there!.
We've been back numerous times but now get our Pizza to go...
Price point for the pizzas here is spot on...
ps... the bar is worth the wait. Excellent selection of wines...
08/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This pizza could be a lot better if they concentrated on making the crust stay firm during baking. The crust gets a little soggy and doesn't hold up well.
The taste of the sauce is superior to other pizza places in the Bay Area that claim to be ""Chicago style."" The crust could also have a little more taste to it. It is ok, but could be better. The cheese and other ingredients they seem to have down.
If they fix the crust to have a slightly better flavor and more rigidity, I'd rival this with some Chicago greats.
07/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This pizza is a different than other thick crust pizzas I have had. The thick, corn meal crust is crisp but not overly greasy. The sauce is the best I have ever tasted. They put the cheese under the sauce, but it works. Then all added toppings, go a top. Good salads, causal atmosphere, can be crowded at times. We have eaten in and enjoyed it, but also take out as it is a 10 minute walk for lucky us.
02/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This pizza place is pretty small, dimly lit, and cozy. The host told us that the wait was about 30 to 45 minutes. We didn't mind, because we had nothing else to do. The host let us pre-order while we wait for our seats. We finally sat at a table almost an hour later. The waitress was very pleasant. We ordered the 12 inch deep dish speciality classic pizza. The pizza came out pipping hot! It was soo good. When I first saw the pizza, I was like... euwh, it's full of tomatoes... where are the toppings? I was hungry, so, I took a slice and MAN>>> it was DELICIOUS! The pizza had the cheese as the bottom layer, the toppings as the next layer, and fresh tomatoes and sauce as the top layer. So, that's why I didn't see any toppings. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Our bill was about $23-$24 (including tax) for three people. I can't wait to go back!! The pizza was to die for and the service is great! What more can you ask for? yummy!!! OH, wait.. one thing... they only take CASH! NO credit cards.. but, that's not a problem. The food was worth the wait!!
07/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Hot dang, the ratings finally mesh with the actual quality on this site! Seriously good pizza, i was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the quality. Deep dish is hard to find, and good deep dish is even harder. The tomatoes used in the sauce are obviously vibrant and fresh. Good quality cheese and ingredients. The crust (as with all deep dish) was flaky and tasty. I will say the only minor gripe (this was very minor) about the taste was a hint of dried oregano or something in the crust, that was a bit of a contradiction to the otherwise good quality. The quality of the pie was A+. I only got take-out but the place seemed relaxing and casual. Finally I can add a good pizza joint to my repertoire!
07/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My girlfriend and I eat here weekly, usually take-out, but dine-in is pleasant too. While they finish up your order, you usually have a few minutes to enjoy a beer at the bar. Staff is pleasant, and though they don't open until 5, sometimes they will let you phone in your order early, and will have a hot pie ready for you. Good for grandma and grandpa when they need to be fed and in bed early, and the pizza tastes even better the next day reheated. Love this place.
I didn't really like pizza until I came to Little Star. This swanky pizza joint instantly made me a loyal fan after having their signature "Little Star" deep dish pizza. I have to use restraint to not visit this place on a weekly basis. I also like their caprese salad and killer jukebox.
12/31/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Though I have not been to any of the famous deep dish pizza capitals of the world, I would have to say Little Star is the best pizza that can be found in the city. It's dark windows and discreet sign make this place hard to discriminate from the shabby looking bars and dirty buildings on divisadero, but once inside, it is as if you stepped into a busy, chic restaraunt filled with trendy 20-somethings. Try the classic pizza, it made me realize the meaning of a pizza ""pie""!
12/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Hard for me to rate chicago style pizza in california because i used to live in chicago. i've tried a few places though, and this was probably the best. Average service, too dark inside to see anything or even read the menu (which always makes me a little nervous - what are they hiding?). Cash only is a little rough though. pretty overpriced as well.
08/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
What is the hype about this place? The pizza was average, the tomato sauce completely overbearing to hide the fact that, well they don't put much of the fresh ingredients. The service wasn't good at all, borderline unpleasant. This place doesn't compare to Old Chicago in Petaluma or Chicago's pizza in Palo Alto.
The worst thing is the cash only which is not indicated on the outside or the at the front desk!! Is this real??
I still don't understand how CitySerach rates the restaurants. I see quite a few bad/avarage reviews but Little StarPizza still rates 5 stars... I am starting to understand why more and more people use Yelp instead!!
08/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Once I discovered Little Star, there was 1 less reason to trek to east bay to visit friends. No longer spend time, gas & bridge toll to eat at Zachary?s with Little Star in SF. Glad there are now 2 locations. Take out makes it even easier & faster to enjoy. Love the deep dish pizza with chunks of tomatoes.
04/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This is one place I can imagine having pizza without meat. Their Little Star signature pizza had a perfect combination of flavors. All you taste is spinach, cheese, tomato,herbs and a buttery flaky crust. Yummm!!! Even the thin crust peperoni pizza I got for my kids was very nicely done. Thin crust, good cheese, and pepperoni with the right amount of salt and spice. The sausage they use in their pizza could have been better. The chicken wings didn't measure up. Salad was O.k. Go there for their pizza. Much better than Zacharys. Whats up with the Zacharys tomato sauce? Its like a can of S&W diced tomatoes were liberally dumped over the crust. Highly overrated. Go to Little star instead, if you want good deep dish.
03/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I can't really begrudge people who think this pizza is actually good; there's not much to compare it to in the Bay Area. So by default, it's probably the best Chicago-style pizza in the city. Couple of things. The crust had great consistency, but it was bland. Most Chicago pizzerias like Gino's, and Due are known for a more buttery and flavorful crust. This place wasn't up to par with them or with Zelda's in Sacramento. Still the pizza was OK, their sauce was rich and spicy, but the quality of the toppings needs some work especially since they're charging $25 for a 12 inch pie. Their sausage was similar to the pre-formed chunks you see at Domino's, and the pepperoni was nothing spectacular. Round Table's toppings are definitely more high end than the stuff they use here.
Another thing: CASH ONLY! This has to be the most annoying thing about this place. It's impossible to find parking, tough to get a table, but the service was good; nice friendly employees. We ordered take-out so I can't say for sure how the service in the dining room.
01/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Not sure what all the hype is about. I've been to Chicago, home of stuffed/deep dish pizza. Tried out Little Star too. But in the end, Zachary's in the East Bay wins hands down. Friends who used to live in Chicago rave about Little Star - and I just don't get it. I'm appalled that Little Star was voted ""Best Pizza"" in the Best of Citysearch. I found the pizza at Little Star to be greasy and not very flavorful. Plus waiting forever for a table is a real hassle - a real BIG hassle. And then there's the cash only policy which is also pretty ridiculous. And parking around that crummy neighborhood is a bummer too. I won't go back to Little Star. Even though it's a hike, I would rather drive across the Bay Bridge to get the real deal at Zach's.