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Prego Italian Cuisine

2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005 (University Place)
(713) 529-2420
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Ranked #44 of 7,230 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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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Houston, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I made reservations for a group of 12 and they were very accommodating. The table was set up and everything was ready to go when we arrived. Our waiter, Jeremiah, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer all of our questions. I ended up ordering the bison steak and it was delicious! A... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Very brisk service and good food. Busy night but the welcomed us! Enjoyed parmesan chicken dish and my family enjoyed it too.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Prego may be the restaurant on the corner of a building on Amherst but it is definitely not your local corner Italian restaurant. Their menu is deceiving as the Wine List, with excellent selections, is in the front and goes on for pages before you get to the dining menu. The food is outstanding, no matter what you select. The... More

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Lake Jackson, United States
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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220 restaurant reviews
407 helpful votes 407 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 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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