Star Tavern Pizzeria
The Star Tavern has been a traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served hot and lively in an atmosphere humming with 65 years of neighborhood character. Owned and operated by the Vayianos family since 1980, Star Tavern is now run by Gary Vayianos, a former attorney, who will tell you that it isn’t the result of any secret ingredient that makes what the New York Times calls “superior” pizza.
“The Star,” as it is affectionately called, sits in the far northern end of Orange, a wisp away from Glen Ridge, Montclair, and West Orange. Star Tavern’s clamorous kitchen, in full view to the customer and always active with hand signals, voices and swirling ingredients, is open until 11:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday, and 10:00 PM on Monday & Sunday for tables, booths and take-out service.