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...
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.
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.
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!!
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
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!
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.
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"!