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Star Pizza 2

77 Harvard St., Houston, TX 77007
713-869-1241
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Ranked #283 of 7,312 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
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147 reviews 147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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5 reviews 5 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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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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Additional Information about Star Pizza 2

Address: 77 Harvard St., Houston, TX 77007
Phone Number: 713-869-1241
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches

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