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Starlite Restaurant and Pizzeria

993 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052-1801
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Ranked #29 of 88 restaurants in West Orange
Cuisines: Pizza, Pasta
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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.
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31 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As most of my followers know, I write a lot of reviews on all the sites, and I am sad to say this is one of the poorest kept restaurants I have been to in the last 3 years. It is such a shame because it had such a good reputation many years ago. The owners son met us at... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Tonight was the first time back to Starlite in years and it is everything I expected. Great food and great family atmosphere with great people. The place is run by family and it shows in there dedication and attention to care. They made my family feel like I was a part of there family. They have updated their menu to... More

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West Orange
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I was Frank's customer in the restaurant, and I remain Patty's customer today. As I know both parties and was there when Starlite was sold, I think Frank's daughter is out of line. As I recall when Frank became ill, Patty and her family kept that business going. As my family ate there on average 3 times per week, I... More

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Caldwell, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Ok, It has been a long time coming...The original owner, Frank Fiore was the star in starlite... ...Opened in 1961 (as the slogan still says)...through the years my dad would jump through hoops just to cater to his customers...Started out with 5 stools and two tables..working there for many years, Starlite was the center of Eateries in West Orange....in the... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I live in town for over 30 years and ate there once every 10 years with the hope it improved. Instead of spending money on the stucco should have taken cooking classes and courses in managing a restaurant. Restaurant Imposible should come and do the place. West Orange can use a good neighborhood Italian Restaurant but Starlite is not the... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The stuffed artichoke was cold inside and a bit difficult to eat with all the outside leaves still on. The pizza was thin crust and tasty. The crust was a bit papery when fresh. It was actually better the next day.

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Highgate Springs, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Only have had the pizza here but its very good !! Nice size glass of wine too. Only problem is they don't take credit cards anymore which makes me believe they're having financial problems. Looks like their buying their alcohol at a retail liquor store too. Hope they can turn it around.

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Livingston, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Visited with a Groupon. But the experience was so poor --- with or without a discount -- that we cannot believe the restaurant stays in business. First, the dish that was advertised as part of the Groupon (seafood fra diavolo pasta) is not available as part of the Groupon. That's bait and switch. Second, the salad is chopped lettuce and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Even with a groupon, it was poor. Caesar salad was nothing more than oil poured on lettuce. Chicken francaise was tough. Could barely cut it with a knife. The pizza was so so. We had gone a few months before and it was average. Thought we'd try again, especially since there was a groupon.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you like NY / NJ style of thin crust but soft (as opposed to New Haven thin crust, crispy and burnt), this is the best. Amazing sauce, cheese and seasoning. Also try the Italian hot dog sandwich, Basically, order what they still serve from 50 years ago when they opened as a pizza joint on half the property, with... More

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