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Prego Italian Cuisine

#75 of 6,971 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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Prego's A Must Try

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Brian B
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Peoria, Arizona
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Peoria, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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The Woodlands, Texas
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421 reviews 421 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Two of us dined here for lunch and it was super. The service was outstanding and the specials were extensive. We started with two salads, the prego and the tricolore which were both very good. Then two entrees, one of the specials...grouper Italian style and gluten free pasta (made in house)penne alla caprese. Both were very good. We would definitely... More 

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AZ
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374 reviews 374 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were at a meeting at Rice and picked this place based upon reviews. It was very crowded but the agreed to fit us in. Shoehorn is perhaps a better term. We wound up sitting right in the aisle that all the servers and customers walk through and it was not the most comfortable setting. Still, if the food had... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The food here was great! As an app, I got the Caprese salad - it had exactly the right amount of spice with it - some sort of dressing - it was delicious! I ordered the Ravioli - phenomenal as well - not to mention the bread and olive oil. The olive oil did have raw garlic in it -... 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?