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Star Pizza

#89 of 7,333 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
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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: 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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Good for:
Families with children
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Great pizza for not New York!

Came here on business, and the food was great! The staff was very polite and friendly, and our food arrived hot. I'm looking forward to going back to Star Pizza on my return to Houston.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
JohnGrease
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Came here on business, and the food was great! The staff was very polite and friendly, and our food arrived hot. I'm looking forward to going back to Star Pizza on my return to Houston.

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Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Star Pizza is truly a Houston icon! The pizzas are great and they have several unique pizza pies as well. Great service and delivery too!

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 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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Senior Reviewer
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
72 helpful votes 72 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
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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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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, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches

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?