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Star Pizza

2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
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Ranked #60 of 7,216 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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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Sugar Land, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A little far from the house in Sugar Land but always worth the drive. It is my wife's favorite so it is always good for me when I pull out the Star Pizza card. It has an eclectic crowd and pizza menu. The Starburst and Marilyn's are our favorite. If you like your crust a little crisp just ask them... More

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Rochester, NY
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you've ever attended a convention in Houston, you probably realize that the "downtown" area that surrounds the convention center doesn't exactly provide a ton of options for "dinner for one" take-out/delivery options in the evening. Star Pizza 2 will deliver to the Convention Center hotels, and the pizza was fantastic. Deep Dish "Starburst" pizza on white dough - the... More

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Wimberley, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I met some friends here before leaving town and we were very impressed. He and I split the Starburst Pizza and a Cesar salad. The salad was fresh and crisp and the dressing tasted homemade. The pizza was amazing one of the best I have had. The service was fast and friendly! I definitely recommend ordering a... More

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