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Star Pizza 2

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Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Pizza

They have a good buffet for lunch which is why I end up here sometimes. It's close to work and easy to get to. The food is above average and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Houston, Texas
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209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

They have a good buffet for lunch which is why I end up here sometimes. It's close to work and easy to get to. The food is above average and reasonably priced.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Today we ordered a pizza for delivery as we have done for many years. Unfortunately, it is becoming a common occurrence that the delivery time is over one hour. The person taking the order should have been honest enough to say that the pizza was going to take over an hour to deliver. Then it would have been up to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Pizza was pretty much very good for as far as Texas pizza goes. Definitely beats the chain pizza joints . Service was good selection was minimal salad bar was except able

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Houston, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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
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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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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

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