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Prego Italian Cuisine

#87 of 6,986 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
University Place
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2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005
(713) 529-2420
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice first class

Beautiful restaurant beautiful people and amazing too. the food was so good and the drinks were very well made. great place to meet locals to learn about the area locals say this is the best Italian restaurant. Wish I had more time here so I could comeback to this place. the calamari was the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Shanna H
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  • Large groups
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful restaurant beautiful people and amazing too. the food was so good and the drinks were very well made. great place to meet locals to learn about the area locals say this is the best Italian restaurant. Wish I had more time here so I could comeback to this place. the calamari was the best I've ever had in my... More 

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Pulaski, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My husband and I come to the medical center every three weeks and always love to eat in the Rice Village area. We sometimes pick Pregos. It has a good atmosphere , great service and a good menu. Would always go there again.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We went as a large group - extended family all around. We called ahead and they had a table ready for us when we got there. The waitress was sweet, but maybe a bit inexperienced when it came to large groups. The menu has a fairly good variety, with vegan, gluten, and vegetarian options. My favorite part was the dessert.... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Prego’s likely is one of the better Italian restaurants I have tried. And, it was very busy, which in my mind is an indication others agreed. There were 9 people in the group, so they sat us in the wine cellar. We ate appetizers and drank a little wine. All exceptional, flavorful, plentiful, and just darn good. Service was very... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After finding out that Hugo Ortega the owner of Hugo's, a restaurant I really like, I did a tour of his other places in Houston. This was hands down compared to Carcaol, Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe the worst of the four places in terms of ambiance and set up inside the restaurant. The place is very cramped and the tables... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Food was great, from the free bread and olive oil, to the salads and pasta. Standard pasta dishes are available as well as unique choices not typically found at an Italian restaurant.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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143 reviews 143 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's been a couple of years since I last visited Prego, and my expectations were pretty high, based on previous visits. The staff is very friendly and competent, so that was a good start. The dishes were ok, but not as good as they used to be. Even though the restaurant has a rather high-end atmosphere, the quality of the... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Prego is a classic, upscale restaurant. Excellent service and good food. Some dishes can be expensive, as was the bison I ordered without asking the cost. $48 was a surprise on the bill at the end of the evening! Good but not that good.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We dropped in for a quick bite. The service was great as we were approached immediately. I ordered a crab avocado salad which was perfect with tomatoes and grilled onion strings which complimented the flavors. My wife had a chicken sald which was also very well done. We have been here many times and it never fails to please

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Confines of Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Prego is a busy restaurant in Rice Village - a nicer Italian place than D'Amico's, which is more casual. We enjoyed their sangria which was loaded with fruit though it was pricey at $24 / pitcher. Their portabello arugula salad was excellent as well, and the mushrooms were very fresh and well cooked. They use Texas waygu beef for their... 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighborhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: (713) 529-2420

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?