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Prego Italian Cuisine

2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005 (University Place)
(713) 529-2420
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Ranked #68 of 7,315 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
Neighborhood: University Place
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Looks like neighborhood dining place except the prices are very high. a very nice location. And a very happy place if you like noisy surroundings. If you want a quiet dinner stay away. The décor is very dated. The metallic looking ceiling tiles are stained with brown water leak sin many places. The waiters are always in a hurry and... More 

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Houston, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I like this restaurant! It has the northern Italian flavor of lemon and olive oil sauces for the entrees. Most "Italian" restaurants serve heavy marinara sauces and lots of pasta, but Prego is lighter and has more entree choices. It is on the pricey side, but for good food, great service, and ambience, it is worth it!

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We showed up without reservations on a busy night - our group of five had not planned to dine out but made a last minute decision as we droive by - and the staff was very kind and accommodating. They went out of their way to find a spot for us. The food was outstanding, we were all very impressed... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The service, ambiance and food was excellent. This restaurant was recommended to us and lived up to the expectations.

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Aspen, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Some of the best Italian food in town. Great atmosphere, wonderful service, and outstanding food all around. Ask the server for recommendations and you'll leave here full and happy. Don't miss the dessert here as they're all excellent! Also, the bar is fun and trendy and the drink choices are very good.

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Durham, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food is wonderful--everything from salads to desserts. All the entrees sounded so delicious it was hard to choose. Service is friendly and attentive. The restaurant is a bit noisy and likely more so when all the tables are occupied.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Decided to try this place due to the reviews. Food and service did not live to our expectations. Their Italian sausage pizza was made with spicy chorizo sausage? Which had us wondering if we were at a Italian restaurant or Mexican? The Chicken Cesar salad tasted odd and lack typical flavors. We tried several Italian appetizers which also lacked true... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had small group of 10 and the reservation was made for a small wine room they have. Service was great and so was the food. My wife always eats the soft shell crabs and I had the Tuna. Great food and great flavor.

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Pearland, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant for my birthday dinner and found the service to be fantastic and the food to be equally wonderful. We all enjoyed our meals and loved that the pasta is homemade. The only negative was the cocktail list-it could be improved a little but by no means should have bearing on your ability to go visit. It... More 

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is an intimate corner Italian bistro that would be right at home in Little Italy in New York or North Beach in San Francisco without the touristy ambiance. It's a true neighborhood restaurant that flourishes because of the atmosphere, excellent food and wine with attentive, professional service. The bread basket that I often ignore, was very memorable. Rustic Italian... More 

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Additional Information about Prego Italian Cuisine

Address: 2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005
Phone Number: (713) 529-2420
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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