Friday, October 27, 2006

great pizza in the city

Little Star Pizza has been praised by the Chronicle, the Guardian, the SF Weekly, SF Magazine and 294 Yelp’ers. The have also just opened a second location in the Mission (the first is NOPA), and the guys checked it out last night.

Little Star is justifiably famous for their Chicago-style deep dish pizza. We tried the Little Star (spinach, ricotta, feta, mushrooms, onion and garlic) and the Classic (sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers and onions), and we agree that it rivals the best the Bay Area has to offer (Patxi’s, Zachary’s). A Little Star would not be out of place if they opened in the Windy City. We also ordered 2 thin crust pizzas as an appetizer. I liked the White Pie (olive oil, mozzarella, zucchini, fresh tomatoes and feta) and Hansel gave a NY thumbs up to a cheese and mushroom.

Little Star’s interior is simple but hip, appropriate for the guys or dates. They serve a nice variety of beers (Racer 5 IPA, Boont Amber, Red Seal …), and they have a jukebox with diverse, eclectic selections appealing to fans of both the Streets and Neutral Milk Hotel. Zel was grooving to Q-Tip, Brad was enjoying the Bowie, Scott was pleased with the Death Cab, Mikey Mike dug the Wilco and I was happy to hear some Smiths. Little Star is open Tuesday – Sunday, they are cash only and they do not take reservations.

Little Star (original location): 846 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA (415) 441-1118
Little Star (new edition): 400 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA (415) 551-7827