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“no better pizza” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Star Pizza 2

Star Pizza 2
77 Harvard St., Houston, TX 77007
713-869-1241
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Ranked #64 of 7,229 Restaurants in Houston
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.
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“no better pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

we order from Star Pizza in the Heights once a week. it is always fast delivery and the pizza is consistently awesome. i have tried just about every pizza place in Houston and still have yet to change my ways.

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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thanks for being such a great customer Rory and thanks for the great review!
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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Best pizza in Houston”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We have not been there recently, but go there every chance we get. All their pizzas are excellent. My favorite is the veggie on whole wheat crust

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Hank Z, Manager at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank you Carlos for the great review! We're glad you love our veggie pizza! Hope to see you back in Star soon!
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“By far the best pizza in Houston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Whether you're a local or a visitor, Star Pizza is a must visit in Houston. Wide variety and everything from traditionals to new creations. Two story old building with a pub feel to it. They have the closest thing to a Chicago style pizza as an option - it's not Gino's East of Chicago but still delicious. Everything on the menu is great. Great service as well.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thanks for stopping by 206Taylor! We're glad you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! Come back and give us a visit!
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good pizza!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

The pizza and salads are awesome!! Our family love eating all star pizza!! We all like the old Victorian style house look!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Thanks for stopping by Vato! We're glad you enjoy our pizza and salads! Make sure and give us a visit sometime soon!
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“Really Great Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

It's been a while since I've been here for pizza. Wish they were closer because I would always get my pizza here for those lazy movie nights. Great variety and fresh tasting ingredients. I live for pizza, and this place has never disappointed. The wheat crust is so delicious!

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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
HoustonTraveler1, thank you for stopping by and for the great review! Please come back and visit us!
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