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Star Pizza

#186 of 6,987 Restaurants in Houston
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2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4013
713-523-0800
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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
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Houston, Texas
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I consider myself a pizza connoisseur. Star Pizza was recommended. We ordered a Chicago deep dish pizza to go (it was ready in 20 minutes). When we arrived, I also ordered a slice of hand-tossed (NY style) pizza to go. The girl at the counter said it would be another 15 minutes for the slice. So, we waited. $25 total.... More 

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Thank aethomso
McKinney, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I met my wife in Houston and Star Pizza was one of our favorite places, especially the Joe's pizza. We hadn't been in Houston together in over 15 years and decided to relive one of our favorite lunch spots and get a Joe's. It still lived up to our memory, which can be a difficult task. We look forward to... More 

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Thank jtbrightm
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've come to this location multiple times. It's located in an old house, which adds to the ambiance. Their deep dish pies are wonderful. I love that you can choose up to 2 specialties on a pie. Their lunch buffet is a great value, and they don't skip on quality toppings. It does get busy, and I've seen a wait... More 

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Thank Liz T
Houston, Texas
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A great place to go to, to pick up or to order from. This is a place for real, cheese-heavy, ingredients-full pizza. Definitely not for the weight-watchers or the gluten-free thin-crust afficionados. As a matter of fact, I would recommend skipping a meal prior to heading there. The spinach pizza is my favorite but you can't go wrong. Order the... More 

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Thank Nicolas C
Talatona, luanda, Angola
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is a Local institution and we've never had a bad meal here. The food is always fresh and the whole wheat crust is the best!

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Thank Wendy W
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

It was better when we got takeout, but when we got it in the restaurant it was not really as good but everyone is very nice!!

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Thank Morgan E
Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went during the lunch buffet and really enjoyed it. The booths were painted very cute and the food was excellent. We tried pizzas that we normally wouldn't because everything looked so good. The salad bar was small, but had everything that you could want on it. The ranch dressing was delicious. We would definitely recommend going... More 

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Thank bgpb74
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Been going here since 1982. The BEST pizza ever. Can't go wrong. Salads are the freshest- sandwiches are amazing.

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Thank Chel88
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Have been eating at Star Pizza for over 35 years and it never fails to impress. The wheat crust is unlike anything I've ever tasted anywhere else. The sauce is good, and all the toppings are very fresh. The ambiance of the old building and the great service round out the experience.

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Thank Garry S
Cypress, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Highly recommend, will definitely go again and again. We took family from Dallas, and they were very impressed. We got an extra large pepperoni, and it was just perfect. Waitress was very frinedly, and catered to the kids.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4013
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-523-0800
Description
Established in 1976 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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