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Frenchie's Italian Cuisine

#140 of 7,371 Restaurants in Houston
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1041 Nasa Rd 1, Houston, TX 77058
(281) 486-7144
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian food

The food was excellent and authentic with generous portions Sadly they were unable to provide garlic bread without butter by substituting olive oil as in Italy but there was plenty of pasta to make up for it! There was a really long wait for tables as I don't believe small parties of 2 can book... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
YeetH
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This was my second horrible experience here in a row. I love the atmosphere and small cozy ambiance. This used to be one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the Nasa area, but tonight decided for me that I will not give them another chance. I will take my business elsewhere. We arrived at 7pm. Our waitress was Julie. We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The food was excellent and authentic with generous portions Sadly they were unable to provide garlic bread without butter by substituting olive oil as in Italy but there was plenty of pasta to make up for it! There was a really long wait for tables as I don't believe small parties of 2 can book ahead and we went to... More 

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Thank YeetH
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This restaurant has awesome food. The staff was amazing. It was a memorable authentic, dining experience. There are signed pictures of astronauts and celebrities on the wall. The restaurant is just down the street from the Johnson Space Center. I will definitely go back.

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Thank Frank D
Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Interesting that Frenchie's is actually an Italian restaurant but, the food and service is excellent, during NASA'a heyday this was an "In Place" to see astronauts, and if you are in the know, one day a week, usually a Thursday they offer the best Osso Buco, but only until they run out, so call and ask when it will be... More 

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Thank James G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Finally! A true Italian restaurant I can sink my teeth into! Nobody goes there, it's too crowded, thanks Yogi. Just kidding , all jokes aside this place has the best food I've had in years.

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Small in space big on food. Exceptional Italian food. Decor is not fancy and you have to order at the counter before going to dinning room. I don't like this type of restaurant usually but the food and caring by the staff more then makes up for this. Check out all the pictures on the walls of astronauts. The meat... More 

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Auburn, Indiana
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Don't let the fact that Frenchies is in a strip mall fool you as the food was spectacular! It doesn’t look like much on the inside but I went because I heard about all of the NASA memorabilia and it looks like most of the Astronauts have eaten here. I started with a salad with blue cheese and it was... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Frenchies is one of the few reference places for NASA employees when they want to eat proper Italian food, but in general this restaurant represents a genuine Italian restaurant where the owner keeps Italian culinary tradition and adds a lot of love when preparing food. Assolutely you have to try the "Parmigiana", OUTSTANDING. Frenchies number one, ciao Bello, sei fantastico!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I've been there for lunch and dinner. Lunchtime they serve roasted garlic for your salad, it was great. Wish they served it during dinner, but dinner was great to. Very small place,, but was a great meal and time. The owner is always there and making sure everyone is happy.

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Thank Sam H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place has all the makings of awesome Italian food eating experience. The lobster ravioli is worth the price of admission. Still thinking about it 3 months later.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1041 Nasa Rd 1, Houston, TX 77058
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (281) 486-7144

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?