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Starlite Restaurant and Pizzeria

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993 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052-1801
973-736-9440
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Description: Starlite Restaurant & Pizza serves up a fresh Italian taste. Starlite...
Starlite Restaurant & Pizza serves up a fresh Italian taste. Starlite produces some of the most delicious pizzas & pastas in the state. In recent years, Starlite has received accolades for having one of New Jersey's Best Pizza's by the Star Ledger Munchmobile. Starlite has also enjoyed recognition for its mouth-watering cuisines.
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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
So So Place

My wife & I stopped by with friends for a bite to eat & to visit with each other. The place was empty, we got our drinks & bread & we're just talking, taking our time. Not sure if it was the owner or just a server, but she was very unfriendly to start, then was rude because we weren't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
556stu
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Milford, Connecticut
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Maplewood,
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Returned to Starlite after a long absence, the restaurant t was redone and it is a great Improvement. The food is the same...excellent pizza and welcoming waitstaff. The owner is very welcoming and the prices are very reasonable. Good food in a very casual setting

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1 Thank nanag1
Milford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My wife & I stopped by with friends for a bite to eat & to visit with each other. The place was empty, we got our drinks & bread & we're just talking, taking our time. Not sure if it was the owner or just a server, but she was very unfriendly to start, then was rude because we weren't... More 

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Thank 556stu
West Orange, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

There was a time when a pizza from Starlite was something special. People I know from all over central NJ wanted to come to West Orange so they could go to Starlite. However, in the last two years I have gotten pizzas that were stretched so thin that there were holes in the bottom crust. If you are fond of... More 

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2 Thank Rob07052
Wallace, North Carolina
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165 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Have been going to Starlite since they opened over 50 years ago. While the service is fine and the atmosphere a little strange and outdated, they do make good thin crust pizza and good italian hot dogs (with peppers, onions and potatoes). If you want sandwiches and pizza it is still pretty good, for general italian food, you can do... More 

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1 Thank hyeykysy
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I had been here once about a year ago and had bad take out but I thought that I would give it another shot. Ordered one dish of chicken francaise and a large house salad. $29 later, the salad was good and fresh, came with bread. The chicken was good but I got two small round pieces and the side... More 

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1 Thank Kay R
Daytona Beach Florida
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Located at the crossroad of Pleasant Valley Way and Mount Pleasant Ave, the STARLITE PIZZERIA has gone through many renovations. From a local pizza 'joint' to the establishment of today, the one thing that is the same..the FOOD.The pizza is a family fav. Thin crispy crust, sauce that finger licking good, and cheese that s real! The chicken parm is... More 

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4 Thank shop4u18
West Orange, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I whole heartedly agree with other reviews that Starlite has gone down hill. I've been going to Starlite for about seven years ago. Whenever I'd go in, it was always packed and had a good vibe. Went in today lunch at about 12:15 and the service was AWFUL!!! the place was empty and for good reason. The service has been... More 

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1 Thank Helen L
West Orange, New Jersey
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A friend had recommended this restaurant so we decided to give it a second chance. Everyone deserves a second chance, right? We had been here once before (about 10 years ago) and the food was horrendous as was the service. I'm sorry. Did I say 'was'? I meant IS 10 years later and the service still sucks and the food... More 

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1 Thank Tony E
West Orange, New Jersey
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Let me preface this by saying we are not complainers. If you look at my other reviews you'll see that most of them are positive. That said, here goes..... We went here the first time about 10 years ago and didn't like it but we know it gets crowded on the weekends so we decided to give it another shot.... More 

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3 Thank crapschick
West Orange, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

You would think the owners would "get it" after all the poor service reviews. Been here many times and the service is consistently horrible. Our drinks stay empty while they ignore it, no one ever once asked how everything was, and never once a "thank you." The entire staff is grumpy. Never once saw any one of them smile. What... More 

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1 Thank paul r

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 993 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052-1801
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: 973-736-9440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

Starlite Restaurant & Pizza serves up a fresh Italian taste. Starlite produces some of the most delicious pizzas & pastas in the state. In recent years, Starlite has received accolades for having one of New Jersey's Best Pizza's by the Star Ledger Munchmobile. Starlite has also enjoyed recognition for its mouth-watering cuisines.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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