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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
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West Orange, NJ
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Starlight a few nights ago. It has been somewhat updated with new wall coverings and new upholstery on the chairs, But the rest is the same old...The menu was okay, and the food prep was okay, but certainly nothing special to tout. The service was very good, and the server was very nice. Perhaps he was... More 

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Thank Doris K
bennington vermont
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Perfect thin crust Italian Pizza! Simple with cheese only...nothing simple about a pizza this good! The big surprise was how great the wings were. We added them as an afterthought. Wow! Loved them, crispy, spicy, hot and fresh.

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Thank newways
New Jersey
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512 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Stuck in traffic and needing to eat I stopped at this place as it has apparently undergone some renovations at least from the outside. Located at a busy intersection of Mt Pleasant Way and Pleasant Valley Road, the small parking lot and the adjacent strip mall make it unappealing and crowded looking. However, with time on my hands I took... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Service was staggered, old-school Italian with limp pasta and too much sauce. Breading on the eggplant was too heavy and it was lukewarm. In an area that boasts so many really good Italian restaurants, it's just not worth it to eat here. I would not come again nor recommend it.

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1 Thank njmotherof3
Florham Park, New Jersey
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We wanted this to be a great experience. Family was visiting from out of town, and we all have fond memories of Starlite. Disappointment from the trash in the planters out front, to the cracked front window, to the lack of a greeting upon entering. Restaurant got a nice sprucing up after the recent renovation, but was nearly deserted at... More 

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1 Thank Greg S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Try the new menu at starlight , they are trying hard to please. Be sure to ask Patyy for her recommendation.

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2 Thank Max M
Maplewood,
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129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

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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3 Thank nanag1
Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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West Orange, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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3 Thank Rob07052
Wallace, North Carolina
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179 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?