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Star Cafe

2217 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
818-957-7827
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Ranked #12 of 51 Restaurants in Montrose
Cuisines: American, Italian
Most recent review
- Sep 8, 2014
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English first
Pasadena, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been going here for over 20 years, and always loved it. But my last three visits did not meet expectations. The little rolls they serve before the meal used to be divine. Now they are undercooked, almost tasteless balls of dough. The lunch combination used to offer half a sandwich, salad and a bowl of soup. Now it's only... More

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Glendale, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Small and busy place, but great food and service. On nice evenings sit at one of the sidewalk tables and watch the people parade go by.

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Los Angeles
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Service was outstanding. Unfortunately, the food was completely forgettable. Won't return. We had BBQ chicken pizza & shrimp penne. Both TOTALLY BLAND. Gazpacho was good, but that's not enough! The rolls they bring out are also pretty much flavor-free. What's up with this place?!

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walla walla
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Closely guarded secret: The Star Cafe offers guests that dine on New Year's Day a gift certificate for the amount that they purchased (excluding liquor). The locals know this special offer and the place is mobbed shortly after the Rose Bowl Game concludes. I concur with the other reviewers - fabulous food!

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City of Angels
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I eat here about every 6 months. Although the menu changes the quality of the food doesn't. The freshly baked rosemary rolls are to die for... I usually take an order to go. Only once did I have a bad meal, I ordered the Calzone, and it was more Mexican than Italian... so I'll stick w/ the pizzas. There is... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This well established restaurant has been around a long time and it is reliably good. My husband just loves the "day old sphagetti" and I always enjoy the portabellow sandwich. It also has great soups and the most delicious biscuits in town which are served automatically as you arrive.

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Pasadena, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Star Cafe has been a favorite since it opened. They always have a wonderful soup, a great lunch menu, and old favorites like the day old spaghetti. People fight over the tasty little buns they serve.

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Genoa, Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We,ve been coming here for family dinners, office lunches and other occaisions since it opened over 15 years ago. Try to catch it before you have to wait a long time for a table. Everything on the menu is good. Enjoy the rolls and the strawberry lemonade. I like the pasta with artichokes

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Panama City, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Went there on a tuesday night, wasn't very busy. The waitress was very nice, and friendly. We sat in a terrace they have on the back that is really pretty. The food was OK, we had a BBQ Chicken pizza that was very average, lacking sauce and some Fettuccini Alfredo type of dish that was ok, but I have had... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Parking available for ample amount of time to rear of restaurant, which has an upstairs room in back as well as a larger serving area on ground level. Service average. Menu reasonably varied, Continental. Portions adequate but not generous. Somewhat similar to adjacent Black Cow, purportedly under same ownership. Is quite busy on occasion. One nicety is the floor (downstairs,... More

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