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Star Pizza 2

#362 of 7,481 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta
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77 Harvard St., Houston, TX 77007
713-869-1241
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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: Lunch, Delivery
Description: In the summer of 1976, Henry "Hank" Zwirek and his buddy, Ed, both native...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
5 Star Pizza

Star pizza is my go to pizza joint since its close to the heights. This is the only pizza that doesn't hurt my tummy. The cheese is perfect & not too gooey & I love that they use fresh ingredients and make everything from scratch. I always order pepperoni, bell pepper & onion. You can't go wrong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Nicole M
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Star pizza is my go to pizza joint since its close to the heights. This is the only pizza that doesn't hurt my tummy. The cheese is perfect & not too gooey & I love that they use fresh ingredients and make everything from scratch. I always order pepperoni, bell pepper & onion. You can't go wrong with an old... More 

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Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ordered a cheese-sausage-mushroom-onion deep dish for delivery. Pizza arrived early, which is great, but it was nearly ice-cold and soggy in the middle. Very bland taste...added salt, pepper and dried garlic for a boost but still bland. We've eaten plenty of pizzas from Star, not sure why this was so terrible. It will be a long-long time before we order... More 

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south carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped in this pizza place with several family members. Friendly and attentive staff. Good prices and fairly good menu selection. Food was good and served hot.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The food here is great. So is the price! We had a deep dish pizza and it was very nice! Love the crust. It seems that when we go the servers are always cold and uncomfortable. I felt they just threw the drinks and food on the table and then the check. But pretty good place to eat and be... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited Star Pizza on a Friday night and got there around 5 pm, so it was not crowded. The server was helpful with ordering but not particularly friendly. When we requested to be moved to a bigger table, as we were literally the only people on the entire side of the restaurant, she said the tables were generally reserved... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I wish I could respond to all negative reviews of this place and springboard off of all the positives that really resonate with me. But alas, there are simply too many of us with too many opinions ;-) This review is WAY overdue. Also, please keep in mind this is for Star #2 on Washington & Harvard. I've never been... More 

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Katy, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Ive had much, much better pizza. Was disappointed in our visit to Star - from all the great reviews I was expecting much better. Not the case, It was just average pizza. Not all that flavorful.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Both their NY style and Chicago deep dish pizzas are awesome! Best way to go is buffet (only has NY style). You get salad bar and all the different pizzas which they keep coming freshly made. The best though is their apple-pecan-cinnamon pizza. I'd go just for that. I'm pretty sure you'll get hooked once you try it!

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Houston, TX
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I love Star Pizza and been going to it for 20plus years. I still believe the Joe's Pizza with added feta cheese, a recommendation from a server 10 years ago, is the best. We had three pizzas Friday night and the unanimous decision was Joe's won the taste test.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The pizza here is great.. we always stop there when in the area, We have have the deep dish and thin crust, but prefer the thin crust.. LOTS of cheese. great price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Harvard St., Houston, TX 77007
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-869-1241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating

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