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Star Pizza

2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
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Ranked #58 of 7,229 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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
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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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36 reviews 36 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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Alamo Heights, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been a customer since the late 80's and this is still one of my favorite places. I always get the same thing. The starburst deep dish with whole wheat crust. Think of it like a 'supreme'. The sausage and pepperoni are hight quality. The green peppers and onions offer a flavorful crunch. The tomato sauce is fresh tasting.... More

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Bryan, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A friend of mine took me here and wow!! The pizza was fresh tasting and incredible. Lots of veggies and plenty of sauce. In no way is Star Pizza shy with their ingredients! I thought I've tasted great pizza but I was introduced to probably the best pizza ever. The servings are huge, the "dinner " salad could be a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I guess I have just been spoiled with great pizza in my home town of Dallas as well in my travels, but Star Pizza isn't even average, it's crappy! There isn't really anything i can say nice about the place other than our attentive server. Covering in copious amounts of greasy cheese, probably about 1/2 thick, you could barely cut... More

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Houston, Texas
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191 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Star Pizza has been a traditionally good location for pizza for many years. Good location, great service and great pizzas at a very good price. Outdoor dining on the porch, indoor dining in several locations both downstairs and upstairs. Salads are crisp, cold and fresh.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Being from Chicago, I found it extremely hard to find good pizza in Houston. After lowering my standards and finding dominos to be the beat pizza in town, I finally found Star pizza. Best pizza in town by far Star puts out a great pizza for a good deal.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has always been my favorite pizza joints in Houston! Love the food selection and the service. Even the leftovers taste great. A must try for all pizza lovers!

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