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Star Pizza 2

77 Harvard St., Houston, TX 77007
713-869-1241
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Ranked #99 of 7,221 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
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Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Description: 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). 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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English first
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I live in this neighborhood, and eat at Star Pizza often. The selection of salads and pizza is great, and the people are friendly. Overall, I like the place, which is why I keep going back. However, there are two BIG downsides to Star. First, it is really noisy inside, and can get to a pretty deafening level. If the... More

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Houston, Texas
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275 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have eaten at Star Pizza for years both in the restaurant and delivery. The pies are always great and made with fresh ingredients. I have also enjoyed the spaghetti and the various salads they offer. The service in the dining room is usually hit or miss but that is just what ya seem to find everywhere (almost) in the... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I saw this place on Texas Country Reporter a couple months ago and had a chance to get there this weekend. Place is cozy and tucked away and was jam packed. The lasagne and pizza where good, pizza could have could for 5 minutes more but the where in the weeds so... Waiter was very courteous and on point even... More

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Spring, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have been to Star Pizza (2 locations either here or at 2111 Norfolk, Houston, TX 77098) many times. It's is the place to go for excellent, fresh, hand thrown pizza. Many varieties / toppings, and the menu is augmented with a selection of delicious salads. My favorite is the Greek Salad. They also serve sandwiches. The serving sizes are... More

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When we think of pizza we think of Star Pizza. We always make it a point to stop at Star Pizza when we find ourselves traveling to Houston. Service is quick and friendly. Their small salads are large enough to be shared by two people and they server a variety of pizzas that would satisfy anyone's desire. If you are... More

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Born and raised in NYC I am always wary of a place that has "ny style pizza."The pizza is fairly priced, but it may help to have someone a little more customer friendly at the takeout counter.

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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review

It's actually hand tossed crust but we're glad you enjoyed it! More

San Angelo, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I were driving in from Nola, tired, happy, and hungry from our wedding...excellent Caesar salads, wonderful Margherita pizza. We also tried the Starburst deep dish pizza. Way too much food but it was amazing. It was packed (Sunday evening) but the service was impeccable and attentive. After a week of the best food in the world (New... More

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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review

We're glad you and your wife enjoyed our Caesar salad and Starburst pizza! Please don't be a stranger the next time y'all are in Houston! More

College Station, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Want the best pizza in Texas? I know that is a very broad, and debatable claim, but I think it is. Hands down, you won't be hungry when you leave. The pizza is a little pricey, but you get your money's worth. There is cheaper pizza around, but why? I would rather eat something that is delectable. Yes, Star is... More

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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and of course for stopping by Tex! Don't be a stranger, stop by again! More

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

So I just got back from overseas and was craving pizza. My kids tell me they know a good place to go eat pizza. We drove all the way from Katy and I was not disappointed. They have great pizza and service was excellent. This is our new family spot for pizza.

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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Ramsay! We're definitely glad your kids picked us and that everything including the food and service was up to par! See y'all soon! More

San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was ok. Nothing that I would really care to try again. We went here on the recommendation of some friends and it was OK. There were three of us, and not one of us really cared for it. There was A LOT of sauce and onion. The meats they used for topping were pretty good. The cheese bread is... More

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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review

Alright, thanks for stopping by! More

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