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Prego Italian Cuisine

#47 of 7,338 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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Today
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/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Disappointing

This was our second time dining at Prego. The first time was great! Tonight our waiter could not remember our order and several dishes were not correct.. The wait time from salads to entrees was way too long- over an hour. My husband wanted to go here to get a specific dish that after ordering it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
texascandy999
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was our second time dining at Prego. The first time was great! Tonight our waiter could not remember our order and several dishes were not correct.. The wait time from salads to entrees was way too long- over an hour. My husband wanted to go here to get a specific dish that after ordering it, was told it was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

But if you can't be Italian, then eat Italian. At Prego. I have been eating there for thousands of years, and have never had a meal that wasn't great. Try the veal, the pasta dishes made from scratch, or the fish. And don't forget the appetizers and salads. Everything on the menu is great. The wine list changes a lot,... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We recently enjoyed dinner with friends at Prego Italian Cuisine restaurant. Our waiter gave us excellent service, very attentive. I would describe the setting as intimate but not crowded. Three of the 4 of us had the pumpkin crusted red snapper with butternut squash which was delicious! Their Mista salad was a good addition to our meal. I would certainly... More 

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Tulsa,Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I reserved the Wine Room for a private dinner for 6 people. Hidden behind the kitchen. Great location, wide choice of wines and food, top notch service. Room could probably fit 10, but 6 worked well.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

This little Italian restaurant has been a favorite of ours for five years. The ambience is elegant and welcoming. There is a nice bar in a corner of the restaurant. We've tried the veal, fish, pasta, and desserts. All were excellent. The veal is tender, the fish is fresh, and the pasta is properly al dente. Price is more than... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Recommended by the shuttle driver from the holiday inn express. Great choice. Nice building and comfortable seating. Overall dining experience was great. Menu had an amazing wine selection. I had the salmon. Done perfectly for me. I would go again and if your looking for a bit of shopping there's lots to see immediately around it you can walk to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Ordered Prego to go based on the strength of the menu. Fed my entire family at the hospital with classic but tastefully updated Italian. I will be back when I return to Houston.

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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
Senior Contributor
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?