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Star Pizza

#84 of 7,364 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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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Star Pizza

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Rafael A
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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South of Houston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There's a reason Star Pizza is consistently a top rated pizza. Our first visit and we love a good pizza. Wait was faster than what was quoted, which is always a good start. The atmosphere was very cozy and relaxed. Ordered: Garlic Bread with cheese- The bread was the most perfect softness. I could have eaten all of them by... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Star Pizza is the best pizza I have tasted in Houston. I truly recommend it to everyone. They have there unique pizzas, personally the Starburst is my favorite along with the Salsa Verde (add chicken to it). Experience has been great both times I been there. When it comes to the waiters both times they have been nothing short of... More 

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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?