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2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
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Ranked #105 of 7,312 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Description: Established in 1976 In the summer of 1976, Henry "Hank" Zwirek and his buddy, Ed, both native Chicagoans, grew tired of living in the windy city and relocated to Houston. Hank realized the burgeoning city lacked high quality pizza and delivery service (which was a norm in Chicago). Acting on Hank's instincts, the two purchased a quaint two-story house on Norfolk and in October of 1976, a Star (pizza) was born.Business continued to thrive and Hank was eager to expand. In the summer of 1988 a second Star was born, affectionately named Star 2. The offspring of the original was located at 140 S. Heights Blvd. in the building that's now home to Chatter's.The original Star is still located in the house on Norfolk, and continues to offer the same homely atmosphere as it did in 1976. To this day the Zwirek family owns and operates both locations and thanks their loyal Star Pizzanites for their support throughout the years.
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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I've been eating at Star Pizza for about 12 years now. I've had one bad visit in that duration and it was during lunch, at the end of the lunch buffet window. I just chalked it up as a shortcoming of the buffet style part of the restaurant. When I've ordered off the menu, I've had great experiences there. The... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love Star Pizza not only for the food but the people watching as well. Pizza is fantastic but they seem to under cook a bit for our taste. No problem, just ask them to make it well done and it comes out perfect. The patio is great in the spring and fall. Sometimes a bit of a wait but well... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I went yesterday and it was fantastic!!! We got the Chicago deep dish margarita pizza and man was it good. The pizza came topped with plenty of ingredients, the basil was SO fresh, it tasted like they just picked it from a plant they grew outside. And with a side of the best marinara sauce I've had in Houston, it... More 

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San Jose, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The pan pizza was too soggy and the other crust style (NY) was pretty thick. Chicken alfredo was yummy. Too much cheese, drowning out the taste of the other toppings. Staff were nice and ambience is casual. Good for family with kids.

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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It started with the host in an apron greeting me and then turning to take me to a table. The waistband of his nylon running shorts were 3 inches below his butt cheeks. What I soon realized is that the restaurant was several degrees cooler than outside and the A/C was pumping out more cold air. Outside was 68F. The... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a nice dinner on the patio on Halloween night before the freaks came out. I had a couple of new beers I haven't tried before and the sampler which is always a nice treat. I liked the little glasses & wooden holder they came out in. My daughter ordered the pasta salad & really liked how they put... More 

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Coming south from GRB by the Church of the Holy Basketball, we headed to the best deep dish pizza south of Chicago, next to 59Diner across from Whataburger and Stags Head Pub at the corner of Norfolk at Shepard, just a block N of Hwy59, aka StarPizza.com Pitchers of local brews like StArnolds and Buffalo Bayou 1836, an amber IPA,... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I'm in Houston visiting and my family loves this pizza, but gave me this warning: you might throw it in the oven or a pan after it's delivered, because they're made to be eaten on site. I, of course, ignored that and thought 'maybe my family is crazy, because who delivers pizza that has to be cooked once it arrives?'... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My favorite pizza buffet; get there at 1130am or so and they just keep on bringing out pizzas. Sometimes they do seem to be a little behind demand in the kitchen and you have to wait because there is no pizza and many people; but... its great when it comes out. FYI - they don't put pan pizza on the... More 

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Goliad, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Awesome pizza and craft beer on the patio. Doesn't get much better than that. Will definitely be back.

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Additional Information about Star Pizza

Address: 2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
Phone Number: 713-523-0800
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches

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