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Star Pizza

#82 of 7,487 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 10:00 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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Star pizza buffet

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Robert J
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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101 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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houston, texas
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had been to Star Pizza years ago for lunch and was always satisfied. I suggested it yesterday to a colleague and we went there for their lunch buffet. Wow! I had forgotten how good their pizzas were. The buffet is the way to go for lunch. The salad bar is small, but the dressings are home-made and packed full... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have been eating here since I was 7 years old. Real and traditional style pizza. Huge and super fresh toppings. Never soggy, never greasy. Cool atmosphere, everything you want in a pizza joint. I say it is the best pizza in Houston because it is the only place I will go, I don't even bother trying anything else, it's... 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, 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

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