Star Tavern Pizzeria, Orange – Review

by Alice Magdziak • October 28, 2015 • Essex, Food, Slices of New JerseyComments (0)2857

Star Tavern in Orange is famous for its bar pies. Matt Smith, of the band Hodera, is famous for his headwear.  We visited both recently for National Pizza Month and shared some delicious pies.


We tried three different pizzas. All three had the same very thin crust.


It was dark enough when the first pie arrived that we thought this was the sausage we ordered at first.  Upon tasting, it became clear that this was their eggplant pizza.  It came recommended and was really good.  The eggplant slices were really thin (enough to look like sausage in the dim lighting!) and seemed just lightly breaded and fried. This was my favorite one.


We also had a plain cheese pizza which was OK.  We should have probably skipped the plain one and tried more toppings.  The final one was sausage and pepperoni.  I wasn’t crazy about the bland pepperoni but the sausage was nice little crumbles which I prefer over the big slices you usually get in New Jersey.

The real story is the crust at Star Tavern (and the eggplant).  It’s very thin and a little chewy.  The cheese covers the entire crust, too, so if you don’t like “pizza bones” then this is your place.  The pizzas come in a bar pie size so you do need a few pizzas if your party is more than two people.  We each had a few slices to take home after we ate our fill. I consider that a pizza win.  Sometimes leftover pizza is just as good the next day as the original meal.

Check out all the pictures from our visit to Star Tavern for National Pizza Month:

Star Tavern

400 High Street, Orange

(973) 675-3336

Kitchen is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, 11 PM Monday through Thursday and 10 PM on Sunday.

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