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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $15
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Menu

PIZZA‎
Regular
Homemade sauce with an original thin crust that is simply the best!
Sicilian Tomato
With fresh garlic, grated romano, Italian plum tomatoes on a thick crust.
Eggplant
With roasted garlic and homemade eggplant slices.
Red Spinach
With roasted garlic.
White Spinach
With Ricotta, mozzarella and roasted garlic.
White Clam
Portabello Mushroom
With pine nuts and sundried tomatoes.
Pesto
Three Cheese
With ricotta, romano and mozzarella tomato sauce on request.
Everything
With onions, sausage, pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms and anchovies.
SANDWICHES‎
Meatball Parmigiana
With melted mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce
Meatball
Homemade‎ Italian style meatballs
Sausage Peppers and Onions
Italian Style Sausage
Italian Sausage Parmigiana
Steak Sandwich
Topped‎ with melted provolone, grilled onions and bell peppers
Cheesesteak with Onions
Topped‎ with melted provolone, grilled onions
Eggplant Parmigiana
With melted mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce
Chicken Parmigiana
Jumbo Hot Dog
APPETIZERS‎
Mussels Marinara
Over linguine $+2.00
Fried Calamari
W/ mild, medium, or hot marinara sauce on side
Mild marinara
Medium marinara
Grilled Portabello and Eggplant
Large portabello mushroom and eggplant slices grilled and topped with mozzarella and Romano cheeses, and roasted pepper strips
3 Large shrimp $+2.75
Buffalo Wings
Chicken Fingers
Served with honey mustard sauce
Mozzarella Sticks
Served with our homemade marinara sauce
Onion Blossom
Large‎ fresh whole onion cored to blossom, hand battered, lightly fried and seasoned
Pepperoni and Provolone Platter
Salami and Provolone Platter
Garlic Bread
Mozzarella $+1.25
ITALIAN ENTREES‎
Pasta Marinara
Ravioli
Ravioli Parmigiana
Baked Ziti
Eggplant Parmigiana
With linguine
Chicken Parmigiana
With linguine
Broccoli and Cavatelli
Fresh broccoli sauteed with garlic, served with cavatelli and freshly grated romano cheese
Chicken $+2.50
Lasagna
Homemade lasagna made with three cheeses and three meats, served n the house marinara sauce
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Fresh, homemade red or white clam sauce served over linguine
Calamari Fra Diavolo
Fresh calamari sauteed with garlic, peppers and hot pepper seeds and served in a wine marinara sauce
SALADS‎
Antipasto Salad
Tossed Salad
Mista Salad
With house greens, bermuda onion, tomatoes, lettuce, mandarin segments and slivered almonds in an orange vinaigrette
Mandarin Orange and Almond Salad
With house greens, bermuda onion tomatoes, lettuce, mandarin segments and slivered almonds in an orange vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken or 3 Large Shrimp
Fields of Green Salad
With crisp mixed baby greens in a house vinaigrette
Tricolor Salad
With arugula, Belgian endive and radicchio in a balsamic vinaigrette
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Reviewed March 29, 2020

The food was great! The restaurant itself was a true tavern. The staff was not the best, but not bad either. The problem is the location. Orange isn't a nice neighborhood, to say the least. There's a guy asking for money nearby, and I wouldn't...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

For decades I have taken my friends here who are from all over the world... if you love thin crust pizza made right this is the place!!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

The pizza is great but the place is not very clean. The service is average and waiting is long most of the time. If one doesn't care for best service and cares only for good food, this is the place to be. I will go...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

This is the best thin crust pizza in NJ. And their eggplant parmigiana is great, too! I've been going there for at least 45 years and it's still the best ever!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

The thin crust pizza is very tasty and good. But a few of our group had their sub sandwiches which were average to poor. The cheesesteak sub was especially poor. Service was average. We had expected more of this Tavern.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

I STopped in quick because everyone told me about this place. Honestly, the Pizza (bar style) was just OK. I thought would be really delicious , but not so. Been in other NY pizza places that blow this away. You can try , but expensive...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

Clam sauce is great as ai the logistics drinks beers all get on your table how? Go! Try the clam sauce salads toos

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

Authentic neighborhood tavern with the best pizza around. Friendly and lively atmosphere; ample parking nearby.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

Stopped in at Star Tavern based on the recommendation from one of the Volunteers at the Edison Museum. The is a local pizza joint and bar that is crowded at lunch but has very good service. I had an Italian Style Hot Dog that was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

Delicious thin crust pizza. There's a reason this place is always mentioned in best places to get pizza in NJ. Decent selection of beers. Also had the Grilled Eggplant and Portobello appetizer which was delicious. Can't go wrong coming here...

Date of visit: July 2019
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jerseydr12
May 12, 2019|
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Response from krocking123 | Reviewed this property |
Of coarse they take credit card. But the bum out front sometimes likes cash. And the drug dealer around the block also only takes cash..
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louis s
March 11, 2017|
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Response from NanTanner | Reviewed this property |
My mother loves the linguini with clams and the shrimp in garlic basket. She recommends staying away from the calamari and the meat dishes.
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caroles479
August 26, 2015|
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Response from Silvia P | Reviewed this property |
I think the waiter said it was 14 inches but the plain is $11, and worth every penny!
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