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Star Pizza 2

77 Harvard St., Houston, TX 77007
713-869-1241
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Ranked #77 of 7,138 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
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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New York
Senior Contributor
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
2 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Star is probably Houston's best non-chain pizza places. Everything is made fresh, even their dressings. Love the creative menu and the quality of the food. That is something other places lack. Staff is quirky and energetic, but fun.

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

Thanks for the great review RLJ! We're glad you enjoy the service, pizza, dressings, and menu! - Benjamin and Hank Zwirek More

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I love Star Pizza. Amazing food and good service. We eat here 1-2x a month. It's always hot and ready for pick up. Delivery service is great too. Be sure to ask for cheese/peppers when you order if you get delivery. Sometimes the drivers don't have it if you don't ask for it.

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

Thanks again for the great review Jenn! More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I was skeptical during my first trip to Star Pizza, because I was told they were the Best Pizza in town. Well to my Surprise, they Truly Are! I've had pizza from all over the country, and this comes close to one of the best pizzas I've ever had. Looking forward to returning my next visit to Houston!

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

Thanks for the great review, especially since you're a Chi-town native! Y'all run pizza as far as we're concerned! Hope to see you back in Houston! Benjamin and Hank Zwirek More

Houston, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I've been going to Start Pizza for years, this is easily the best pizza Houston, TX has to offer. Toppings are always fresh, and delicious. Prices are reasonable for the quality you get. I love their craft beer selection, they always have the harder to find Saint Arnolds beers (like Divine Reserve) During the weekdays they have a lunch buffet... More

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

Thanks for the great review MM! We're glad you've enjoyed our pizza and beer selection for years! As far as us getting Saint Arnold's special releases (beers), that should continue for years to come! After all we were their first commercial account! Thanks again! Benjamin and Hank Zwirek More

Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Classic Houston. Definitely some of the best pizza this city has. Try the roasted garlic with bread - it's amazing.

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

Thanks for the great review and suggestion Frances! Benjamin and Hank Zwirek More

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