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Star Pizza

#104 of 7,374 Restaurants in Houston
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2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
713-523-0800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Established in 1976 In the summer of 1976, Henry "Hank" Zwirek...
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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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a Second Visit and More!

It is always a bit disconcerting when in a new city to try a new restaurant, especially for food that can be either very good, or very bad. We make our own pizza in a pizza oven. Our home city is also home to a restaurant that has been described as having the best pizza in the United States... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
rmariani
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is always a bit disconcerting when in a new city to try a new restaurant, especially for food that can be either very good, or very bad. We make our own pizza in a pizza oven. Our home city is also home to a restaurant that has been described as having the best pizza in the United States. We... More 

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Thank rmariani
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't had Star Pizza in quite some time, but man oh man is this the best pie in Houston by far. Whole wheat crust, fresh ingredients, and all veggie! Gotta try it. And they deliver too!

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Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've visited this restaurant twice since I've moved to Houston in November. It is a little difficult to find but the pizza is very good and the price is reasonable. My husband and I ordered Sausage & Pepperoni with a side of pizza sauce (the pizza sauce is very good).

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Thank Sherry J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Star serves deep dish and thin crust so if you like CHicago AND NY style this is your spot. The party room accommodated our 20 nicely and the pool table and sound system all were great additions. A$100 deposit is applied to the meal if no damages. Parking is fine. They made fine Greek salads too. Nice location at 59/... More 

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Thank ronRunz
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I've been a loyal Star Pizza fan for years. Their pizza is awesome and the service is always great. Many people rave about their "Chicago style" pizza, but it is not authentic Chicago style. It is more of a "Chicago light" pizza...however, it still tastes great. They have a decent variety of local beers and some excellent desserts (made in-house)... More 

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Cedar Park, Tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The day before we ate at Star, we had eaten at a really poorly done Mexican buffet. Star was the complete opposite. A well-run buffet will have a constant stream of fresh, hot quality food, Star had that and more. First of all was the salad bar. It wasn't a 5 foot salad bar, but it was a step or... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The pizza choices were plenty and the taste was fantastic! They had all kinds of pizza on the buffet from roasted garlic, jalapeno, margherita, bbq and many more. The price is reasonable for Houston and the decor is art-z as well. Good choice for grat pizza!

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Thank johnluriejr
Wilsonville, Alabama
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Love to try different small business locally owned pizza restaurants when we travel. Found Star Pizza. They offer Chicago style and New York style pizza. We had a make your own Chicago style hand tossed pizza and we were not disappointed. The ingredients were fresh and not canned. Crust was cooked just the way we like it. Iever in the... More 

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Thank eyork24
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Some how this is a very busy location but they still manage to seat you quickly and provide excellent customer service. The employees really show they love what they do they're energetic and get the job done. I tried Chicago style pizza for the first time ever here at Star Pizza. I live in San Antonio I have ordered Chicago... More 

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Thank Evalyn O
Tauranga, New Zealand
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across this place after finding Demeris closes at 8.30pm, maybe the gods were on our side because it was fab. Ordered Ben's New Yorker and loved it. Got the largest and could only finish off two pieces, but as we're traveling we got the rest to go for lunch tomorrow.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-523-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?