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Star Pizza

2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4013
+1 713-523-0800
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef dish” (25 reviews)
“pizza” (146 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When our host mentioned pizza, we thought, Texas Pizza? Wow, this place was fun and the food was great. It really gets busy so take that into account. The food was worth it!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank kingsburgguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the quirky dining room and artsy booths, but I enjoyed the weather and sat outside. Very good buffet, but the pizzas weren't as hot as expected. Not entirely impressed with their sauce, crust was sort of dry. I thought the buffet at their...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PenguinScott
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I love Star. Their staff is always helpful and their food is delicious. I wish they would run some specials as it is a bit pricey to be our go to pizza place on a regular basis. They have some great specialty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank houstonexpert
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I've had to be in Houston on a regular basis for the 1.5 years - and Im originally from the Northeast, aka Land Of Great Pizza. Star Pizza is the best that I've found in Texas .. and I've been searching for 33 years. (Austin,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carol R
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I've had pizza around the globe and dare I say this is the best pizza I've had. Subjective of course, but you can't go wrong. Dough is cooked well. Tastes great the next day!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Janna R
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Drove 40 miles to come this place that I have recommended hundreds of times over the course of 30 yrs. I brought Albert Lee (guitarist with Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and many more)to this place many years ago. Pizza is usually pretty good. But they...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Coloradojones
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Not just the pizza. I've loved everything I've eaten here. If I had the gas money to drive two hours round trip for some Star everyday, I would do it. Even after years of going here, I am amazed by how delicious and fresh the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank _lindseykayfast
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Out and about in The Heights area and wanted to find a good pizza place. TripAdvisor reviews said Star Pizza was the best rated in the area so we tried it. Meh! It was good but definitely not great pizza. Sat on the patio and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank rachelbX7854IE
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

There are two Star Pizza Restaurants in Houston, Star 1 (the original) and Star 2. My wife and I were drawn to Star 1 this evening with the promise of authentic Chicago deep dish pizza. While we’ve had much deeper pizza in a number of...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 355donaldw
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Star pizza is a great pizza eatery. They have a great menu and great service. They are located just off I_59 off of Shepherd drive. They have adjacent parking. They have a nice outside porch which is very nice, I had the Canadian bacon, basil...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Rockdoc7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +1 713-523-0800
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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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