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Prego Italian Cuisine

#85 of 7,014 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Perfect food with excellent service

On a whim stopped in today and was not disappointed. The buratta salad with beets was truly exceptional. Perfect combination of flavors. The lasagna was a huge portion and the server graciously boxed up the left overs. The bread pudding was another fine choice. Don't skip this place. Worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
jjm_Texas
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Kingwood, Texas
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  • Large groups
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Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had arrived to celebrate a birthday dinner with the whole family. While waiting for the last arrival we were generously helped by our server with bread and drinks. The ordering process was quite easy but I would suggest that the value per $ was not equitable. some dishes were in the mid $20's and had little food while others... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

On a whim stopped in today and was not disappointed. The buratta salad with beets was truly exceptional. Perfect combination of flavors. The lasagna was a huge portion and the server graciously boxed up the left overs. The bread pudding was another fine choice. Don't skip this place. Worth a trip or two or three.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had the special for the night which was a snapper with crab meat, some penne pasta and spinach. The special was great, the Caprese salad I had to start was nice too. The kids had spaghetti and ravioli, my two year old loved the spaghetti which is not typical. I couldn't give an "Excellent" rating because the tiramisu was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I find that most Italian places around Houston offer the same dishes, but Prego had some additional offerings that looked really good. I tried the spaghetti with beef/veal/prosciutto meatballs and it was excellent - very good flavor. My wife had the veal saltimbocca and it was excellent as well. Nice atmosphere. Good food.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have eaten here a few times and I will say Prego's never disappoints. The food is always good, fresh and served with a smile. They have a good menu and the specials of the day always seem to be that....special. Very reasonable in price.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?