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Star Pizza

#91 of 6,971 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta
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2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
713-523-0800
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Established in 1976 In the summer of 1976, Henry "Hank" Zwirek and his...
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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Good pizza

We ordered our pizza, but they would not deliver to our motel which was only three miles away. We drove to pick up pizza. Restaurant was very busy. Style very eclectic. Waited in line a few minutes for our order. Pizza was good. Lots of cheese with meat. Crust was good. Probably not the best pizza... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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  • Families with children
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We ordered our pizza, but they would not deliver to our motel which was only three miles away. We drove to pick up pizza. Restaurant was very busy. Style very eclectic. Waited in line a few minutes for our order. Pizza was good. Lots of cheese with meat. Crust was good. Probably not the best pizza I have ever eaten,... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is great pizza served in a cool, old house with an eclectic, fun staff. There are lots of options besides pizza (one of my favorites is the house salad -- the house Italian dressing is zesty and one of the best I have ever had), but we come here for the pizza. My family prefers the New York style.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Being first in has its perks!Pizza came out of the kitchen and I was on it and impressed. Wait staff and dude stocking the buffet were friendly and on spot

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Houston, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I love Star Pizza. It is crowded, but the quality is amazing as is the beer selection. Be sure to try the baked goat cheese appetizer.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I measure the quality of deep dish pizza by the standards set in Chicago and thin crust in New York, for better or worse. On this basis, Star delivers a quality deep dish crust--relatively dense and chewy; above average sauce that adds just the right amount of flavor per bite; average toppings--a little too heavy on the onions and overbearing... More 

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Houston
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28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best whole wheat crust in Houston. Pink's needs to do this too. Very crowded but I see why. We always go back for the whole wheat New York style Marilyn pizza.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Seated quickly and waiter was there immediately to take drinks orders. And that was the last we saw of him on any kind of a timely basis. We watched 3 tables get up and leave while in their drinks stage. We then complained and finally got our drinks. Fresh squeezed lemonade "You know we don't do refills" was way too... More 

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Houston, Texas
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109 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Pizza is fair. The best of it is the delivery service which works well despite taking around an hour to deliver the pizzas. It's a fair option.

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Eureka, Missouri
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In town to visit Rice University. Good pizza. Great variety of toppings. Good selection of beers. Would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Star pizza is a little hole in the wall place that has the best pizza. We haven't had one bad thing here....it's all excellent. The only negative, you will overload on carbs.

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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: Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta

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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?