Little Star Pizza, which operates a popular pizzeria on Solano Avenue in Albany and two more in San Francisco, is coming to Oakland.
The new restaurant — to be called simply The Star — will open early this year at 3425 Grand Ave., which formerly housed Milano.
"We specialize in Chicago-style cornmeal deep dish pizza," The Star's website says. "We offer wine, beer and a full bar. We're family friendly and offer lunch, dinner and take-out."
According to Ken Katz of the Splash Pad Newsletter, which reports on businesses in the Grand Lake area, The Star will offer the same cornmeal-crust pizzas as Litle Star but will have an expanded menu and a full bar. The new restaurant will seat 140 people, Katz said.
For more information, see The Star's website