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2217 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
818-957-7827
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Eats

Sister to Black Cow Cafe. Had a great salmon meal. Definitely go by for a meal. I would pick Black Cow first but in a pinch on a Monday (BCC is closed)-- I get takeout from Star Cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
DianainAruba
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Los Angeles, California
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English first
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Ive gone here for over 20 years. They have the BEST bread rolls. All the foods GREAT! I love the Jackie O salad. All the pizzas are good too. Go upstairs and eat outside :)

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

All the staff seemed to be in a hurry. It's hard to have a relaxing lunch when people are running frantically around just trying to keep up. All 3 of us ordered salads & there was nothing memorable about any of them. We've been here before but this visit did not meet expectations.

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Glendale, California
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a small restaurant in Montrose, CA on the main street. We had a great lunch. The food was perfect, coffee and tea made it very obvious that the restaurant uses filtered water. The service from the person who showed us to our table, to our waiter "Marsha", and the guy who bussed our table. We were treated like... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sister to Black Cow Cafe. Had a great salmon meal. Definitely go by for a meal. I would pick Black Cow first but in a pinch on a Monday (BCC is closed)-- I get takeout from Star Cafe.

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Warren, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Two weeks ago I met friends here for dinner. This is a small restaurant, not at all fancy and so I expected ordinary food. I was so pleasantly surprised by the delicious food that I returned this week with work colleagues. Once again, the food was wonderful--delicious bread and Italian dishes, but they need to improve their wine list to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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45 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2217 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montrose
  • Phone Number: 818-957-7827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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