Star Tavern Pizzeria

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Details
400 High St
Orange, NJ 07050
(973) 675-3336
Pizza, Italian
$ $
Hours
Mon–Thu: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–Midnight Sun: Noon–10:00 PM

The bar pie. In the annals of all things pizza, it is perhaps one of the most underrated styles. The maligned proponents of the pile-it-on philosophy behind deep-dish get bent out of shape when Chicago’s signature style is besmirched, but there doesn’t seem to be a similar geographic identification attached to this more nuanced, reserved, and minimalist approach. It’s a shame, save that it makes bar pie bastions like Colony (No. 51), Eddie’s (on last year’s list), and Star Tavern in Orange, New Jersey, even easier to like, and, selfishly, to eat at without battling crowds.

Owned and operated by the Vayianos family since 1980, “The Star” is run by former attorney Gary Vayianos, whose kitchen turns out super thin, crispy, to-the-edges-with-the-sauce toppings, with a sauce-to-cheese ratio that delivers as much as you need and not more than the structural integrity can handle.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

Foursquare Tips

  • With some of the best bar-style pizza you will eat, Star Tavern is definitely worth the detour or trip, especially for the pizza enthusiast.
  • You have to try ANY pizza from Star Tavern. They have the best thin crust pizza in NJ!
  • The wings are divine
  • Tip your waitresses well... It's only the right thing to do!
  • Don't be fooled by the sports-bar atmosphere. This is a Jersey pizza shrine.
  • Pizza = AMAZING!!! Long lines on weekends but definitely worth the wait
  • Of course the pizza is kick a$$. But so is everything else. Calamari is really good. If you don't have the kids with you, try sitting at the bar. You'll save wait time on a busy night!
  • Fried calamari with melted mozzarella
  • Get a pie for yourself - maybe two.
  • The white clam is crazy awesome!
  • Red spinach pie with added sausage. POW!
  • Legendary thin crust NJ pizza. A hungry 175 pound male can easily house a pie; order accordingly.
  • Best pizza in the country
  • Quality bar pie
  • Greatest thin crust pizza of all time. Get garlic and/or pepperoni for toppinga. Dont be afraid to use wing sauces (ranch or hot) on your pizza!
  • Best pizza place in New Jersey
  • Definitely try the scampi wings!
  • Best thin crust pizza in NJ... the pizza is INSANE! and in Jan and Feb, Tues nights = $5 plain pie night! A STEAL if you can fight the lines!
  • Lost my virginity here tonight.. First time here, first time eating a pizza with anchovies and first time drinking rolling rock beer.. Anything on the menu is good
  • Best pizza I ever had. I no longer can eat pizza anywhere else local bc nothing compares. the eggplant parm dinner is the amazing also, its the eggy kind NOT to bready like some other places make it.