About us

Established

1945

Vintage Star bar painting
Artwork by Jane Robbins

Our mission has always been to be a reliable, family friendly destination for great food, good times, and welcoming service. The Star is where memories are made and traditions are passed down. That’s what makes it so extraordinary. Star Tavern is a place to connect with each other, enjoy a delicious meal, and have a good time.

Star Tavern And Pizzeria

Our Story

The Star Tavern has been a traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served hot and lively in an atmosphere humming with over 75 years of neighborhood character.

Owned and operated by the Vayianos family since 1980, Star Tavern is now run by Gary Vayianos, a former attorney, who will tell you that it isn’t the result of any secret ingredient that makes what the New York Times calls “superior” pizza. Star Tavern’s fame and good fortune is as much a result of the generations of families who go there as it is the consistently good & inexpensive food you get there… time after time, after time.

“The Star,” as it is affectionately called, sits in the far northern end of Orange, a wisp away from Glen Ridge, Montclair, and West Orange. Star Tavern’s clamorous kitchen, in full view to the customer and always active with hand signals, voices and swirling ingredients, is open until 10 PM Monday through Saturday and 9 PM on Sunday for table, booth and take-out service.

Our Story

Old Scool Star Tavern pizzeria
The Star Tavern has been a traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served hot and lively in an atmosphere humming with over 75 years of neighborhood character.

Owned and operated by the Vayianos family since 1980, Star Tavern is now run by Gary Vayianos, a former attorney, who will tell you that it isn’t the result of any secret ingredient that makes what the New York Times calls “superior” pizza. Star Tavern’s fame and good fortune is as much a result of the generations of families who go there as it is the consistently good & inexpensive food you get there… time after time, after time.

“The Star,” as it is affectionately called, sits in the far northern end of Orange, a wisp away from Glen Ridge, Montclair, and West Orange. Star Tavern’s clamorous kitchen, in full view to the customer and always active with hand signals, voices and swirling ingredients, is open until 10 PM Monday through Saturday and 9 PM on Sunday for table, booth and take-out service.
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