October 9, 2009

Little Star Pizza - Finally a winner in San Francisco!

After some so-so meals in San Francisco, I found a place that is worth the hype, worth the wait, worth the buzz. Little Star Pizza in the Western Addition district in San Francisco serves up both deep dish and think crust specialty pizzas.

For me - I love a good deep dish pizza which is nearly impossible to find in NYC.

Now since I went to Berkeley, nothing can compare to Zachary's deep dish.

In any event - Little Star does come close. We went the Classic – Sausage, mushrooms, onions, green bell peppers. Boy was it tasty. And filling! Pizza to be eaten by fork and knife until you get to the crust - at which point, use those hands! The marinara sauce was nice and tangy and the sausage gave it that extra oomph. One thing to note - the pricing is comparable to a thin crust pizza, but way more filling. More bang for your buck?

As for the thin crust - it's also quite tasty. We went with the daily special which was basically bacon with arugula and tomatoes. It definitely had the taste profile of a rich carbonara - only for the strong at heart.

All in all Little Star Pizza is a wonderful option - if you can stomach the wait. On a Friday night plan on waiting at least 30 minutes, more likely 45minutes to an hour. At least you can place your order earlier so it is ready when you are seated.

One last note - order the tomato and mozzarella. Drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette, it is a nice light and refreshing complement to an otherwise heavy meal.

Little Star Pizza
846 Divisadero St.

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