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“Go for the lunch buffet.”
Review of Star Pizza 2

Star Pizza 2
Ranked #622 of 8,203 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go for the lunch buffet.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Perfect place for a quick lunch with firends before heading to Memorial Park. The pizza there is amazing. Haven't found one I don't like.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Pita Z
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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thanks for the great review Pita Z! We're glad you enjoy our pizza and our lunch buffet!

Hope to see you back soon!
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Magnolia, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good vibe and good pizza”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Some new friends took us to this joint, and we liked it. Being pizza snobs, we are always nervous about trying out a new place, but Star Pizza didn't disappoint. They have a big choice, and everyone ordered something different and no one was upset about their choice. Definitely worth going to and we'll be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Mcsmalley
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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thanks for stopping by Mcsmalley! We're glad you and your friends enjoyed our pizza.

Was there anything we could improve on as far as service? We've found our customers constructive criticism is almost always the best feedback.

Thanks again!

Benjamin and Hank Zwirek
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Austin, Texas
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Memorable & Delicious”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

A recent 4 day weekend in Houston, haunting museums...we needed real sustenance...PIZZA.

Had researched Trip Advisor and found this Star rated well. STAR restores my faith in these ratings....it is TOP notch start to finish.....huge menu, so you can get cannaloni, lasagna, and great sausage. Pizza by the slice too.....SUPER FIND!

We have yet to find great pizza in Austin and Dallas (when we lived there 10 years ago) had few and far between....so this was beyond a real treat......great pizza at a fair price with a good selection of wines, beers, and sodas to accompany. The salad was large and good too.

  • Visited March 2013
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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Thanks for stopping by Art L0ver! We're glad you enjoyed our selection of food and drinks as well as our pizzas by the slice. We hope y'all come back to Houston more often!
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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“no better pizza”
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.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Rory T
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Hank Z, Owner at Star Pizza 2, responded to this review, February 15, 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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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Best pizza in Houston”
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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