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General Info
Little Star Pizza on Divisadero has been open since November 2012. Though we are best known for our Chicago style, cornmeal-crust deep dish pizza, you can't go wrong ordering deep or thin! Great food, friendly service, and fun neighborhood vibes...come check us out!
Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Payment method
amex, discover
Price Range
Northwest San Francisco, Alamo Square

Little Star Pizza Llc

Pizza, Caterers, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

Good for Kids: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Near Perfect Deep Dish

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...

Jeff Inflection


Provided by Citysearch - 
I'm Chicago-born and Raised

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great, Different, Thick Crust Pizza

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
My favorite pizza place

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!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not Bad At All

Almost perfect. Tasty crust. Delicious extras like sausage and olives. Not too much cheese. Flavorful, chunky sauce. The only thing wrong is it doesn't quite measure up to the heart-stopping size of the pizza at my favorite, Lou Malnati's in Chicao



Provided by Citysearch - 
decent pizza, expensive

The pizza was decent and toppings were fresh. Wine was pretty well-chosen, and service was relatively quick. Decent indie tunes too, and good location.



Provided by Citysearch - 
the stars are accurate

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!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Unquestionably the best pizza in this city

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.

Chris D.


Little Star? More like BIG Star!

People in the bay area listen up: there's a new sheriff in town and he's making a DELICIOUS pizza on Divasadero. Whether you go deep or thin, you can choose no wrong. Be prepared for a wait as they don't take rezzys.



Provided by Citysearch - 

very good pizza but I prefer Amici's I am a native New yorker and Amici is the real deal. I never get sick of eating it



Favorite Pizza 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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
mmm deepdish pizza

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""!



Provided by Citysearch - 
As good as chicago style gets in San Francisco

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Never again

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!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Everything right

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best no meat pizza

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
A sad attempt at duplicating Gino's East

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Don't believe the hype (go to Zachary's instead)

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good enuf

A greasier Zachary's. Which is still good! Place is always crowded so expect to wait.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best deep dish pizza in Bay area!

Awesome pizza, great atmosphere and juke box. Blue Star beer on tap is my favorite as well as their champagne cocktail, Pompagne.