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2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
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Ranked #108 of 7,278 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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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went for lunch on a weekend. Great service. Good beer selection. Pizza was good. Meatball sandwich with pasta salad was great !!!!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Cool place with a laid back vibe. Small and old school feels like someone's house. The pizza is amazing. Best I have has in Houston so far. Focaccia pizza crust is really good not too thin not too thick. My wife and I love this place and the prices are very affordable.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I been going there for years. I love the deep dish or the New York style. Try the salsa verde that's really good unless you hate garlic. This place has the best pizza in Houston .

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a big state. I realize that. But this is the BEST pizza in Texas...possibly on the planet. I've tried them all, but my favorite is the Starburst deep dish, white crust, extra cheese. It will ruin your life (as in, you'll never want any other pizza).

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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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