Pizza >Little Star Pizza Dividadero
846 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411737.777514 -122.438186
Tuesday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Alamo Square, Central North
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good enuf – A greasier Zachary's. Which is still good! Place is always crowded so expect to wait.
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.
Good, Not Great – After hearing great thing about little star from citysearch and friends I decided to try it out. The placed was filled with yuppies and an unfriendly waitstaff, but I figured if the pizza was as good as everyone said it was I could always get take-out next time. My friend and I ordered the deep dish mediterranian pizza (listed as a "special"). I don't care for olives or onions so we ordered half with and half without. Unfortunately our waiter incorrectly told us which side was which and i ended up spitting out an onion laden piece and eatting less than i should have. On top of this, the pizza arrived luke warm to our table. If domino's can get a pizza to my house in 30 minutes steaming hot, why couldn't this place get a pizza from it's oven to my table before it cooled down??? Also, i recommend staying away from anything with chicken in it as it is ground chicken instead of nice pieces of white meat. Unfortunately, this place still has better deep dish pizza than many places in the city ... which is pretty pathetic when you think about it.
Too Cool to Have Customers – As a former Chicago resident and lover of its pizza, I just about always applaud new deep dish restaurants.
But, I can't for Little Star.
First the pizza is not that great. It has far less flavor than other recently opened restaurants in San Francisco or old standards in the east bay. The crust doesn't bring much to the pizza, either, as do the best of Chicago's pizza places.
But, the worst part of Little Star is the service. Our server had a "This restaurant is so cool, you don't belong here attitude." I felt like her first objective, rather than to get us food, was to get us out. It didn't really matter to her whether or not we ate or enjoyed our meal. I am shocked to see "Kid Friendly" on the amenities list Citysearch provides. The restaurant is too loud to hear kids' voices and too dark for them to do anything but look at other people's conversations. It seemed that the presence of our well behaved kids was the primary turn off to our server.
We will not be returning, with our without children.
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