Looking for some Chicago-style pizza and too tired to drive to Berkeley? Look no further, check out this place.
Little Star Pizza
846 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Non-descript and tucked away on Divisadero, you could miss it unless you’re looking for the sign. The street is actually pretty quiet and there are no people milling around, but once you open the doors and enter…it’s like entering a whole new world. The jukebox is playing, the hiply-dressed and casually-dressed are intermingling, and there’s even Pabst Blue Ribbon if you want it.
We waited for about 30 minutes on a Saturday early evening. It was definitely crowded inside and loud, but well worth the wait.
Our party was 4 people, 1 who was a vegetarian. We ordered 1 large garden salad as an appetizer, 1 regular spinach pizza, and 1 large pizza (1/2 chicken, 1/2 vegetarian). It was more than enough.
The cornmeal crust was delicious. Toppings were tasty, and the cheese was just right. Service was efficient and…quite American, in that we were barely done with our plates when our dishes were whisked away, the take-out boxes were in front of us, and the check was sitting there.
As for atmosphere, the jukebox played some random though fun hits from the 80’s & 90’s. Also, the place was a bit festive and loud — conversations were a bit difficult to follow. Be prepared if you’re planning to take someone here on a first date.