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Prego Italian Cuisine

2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005 (University Place)
(713) 529-2420
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Ranked #46 of 7,216 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: University Place
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English first
Lake Jackson, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have been eating at Prego for over 26 years. During this time, the food has always been spectacular, and the service outstanding! It is one of our favorite places to go. The food is elegant and enticing with intense fresh flavors. The wine list is exceptional, and if you are wondering about a particular wine, just ask Rafael, the... More

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frederick, maryland
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341 reviews 341 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Came here with some friends who know Houston well. This unassuming restaurant was an absolute treat for the food, the service, and the atmosphere. We walked through the kitchen to be seated in a very comfortable private dining room surrounded by a nice wine collection. I tried the bison steak for a Texas treat and it was a perfectly prepared... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had an acquaintance recommend this place to me and my family. The place was super crowded but worse it was so loud in there that the host couldn't even hear that we were telling him that we had a party of 4. We were then sat right next to the entrance and menus were SHOVED at us. Everything they... More

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Houston TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is a favorite from long ago that I have not visited in a while. My wife recently went there for a business lunch and raved about it so much that we had to go back for dinner. The halibut was excellent, and their three pepper soup has always been a favorite of mine. This is a grsat place... More

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Barrigada, Guam
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The soft shell crabs had my brother-in-law calling this the "finest culinary experience of his entire life".

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Richmond
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a nice Italian restaurant near Rice. The restaurant is fairly upscale in a nice shopping district. We attend dinner with a boys volleyball team, so there were 19 of us. The restaurant could not have been more accommodating. The waiter was very pleasant and even allowed separate checks. The rockfish special entree was perfect. Everyone was pleased except... More

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Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Good Italian, fresh pasta, very good cappresse salad, good wine list. Perfect place for relaxing Sunday evening dinner with friends. I would definitely go back.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We tried Prego for Sunday Brunch to avoid the crowds. The food & service are always excellent and were able to walk right in without reservations. It was like a transporting to a quiet, neighborhood Roman bistro. Everything was perfect: from the home made Lemoncella, to the wonderful food and home made blackberry cobbler, ending with two excellent cappuccinos from... More

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Spring, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We've gone to this restaurant several times over the years and it's always been very good, and sometimes great. It's consistent, and its management keeps things running well. Our visit yesterday was at prime time (7PM) and when it's crowded, as others note, it can be noisy. Our booth near the front was not bad, but other locations, like a... More

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very good food. We like the salmon, crab fingers, duck raviolis, shrimp etc. Very nice ambiance and good service

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