"...Little Star Pizza owner John Guhl laying claim to a spot with a full liquor license on Oakland's Grand Avenue. It's the space currently occupied by Milano Ristorante at 3425 Grand, so that restaurant looks not long for this world. We should note that the DBA this time is The Star, perhaps because a full bar will be involved, but it's not clear that that will be the name of the new restaurant. Guhl currently owns three Little Star locations with partner Brian Sadigursky. They opened their first on what was then a very quiet stretch of Divisadero in 2004, opening a second a two years later at Mission and 15th, and later expanding to Albany.
The mini-chain specializes in deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza as well as thin crust, both with cornmeal-based crusts that set them apart from other Bay Area deep-dish operations (Zachary's, Patxi's). Many pizza fiends (ourselves included) rank them high among Bay Area pizza spots."
We have never tried their Albany location. This location will be a lot closer to us. Has anyone tried the Albany place, and if so, what did you think of it?