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“Houstonian Favorite for Italian Casual Dinihg” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pronto Cucinino

Pronto Cucinino
1401 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 528-8646
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Ranked #693 of 7,288 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Description: We are a fast paced counter service restaurant. Our goal is to provide excellent homemade Italian food to those individuals that do not have the time to visit traditional restaurants. There is no reason why you shouldn't enjoy the finer things in life as well! We are located in West University Place, and excel in Bulk orders and deliveries for orders over $100.00. Stop by today and taste a little bit of Italy!
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Description: We are a fast paced counter service restaurant. Our goal is to provide excellent homemade Italian food to those individuals that do not have the time to visit traditional restaurants. There is no reason why you shouldn't enjoy the finer things in life as well! We are located in West University Place, and excel in Bulk orders and deliveries for orders over $100.00. Stop by today and taste a little bit of Italy!
Houston, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Houstonian Favorite for Italian Casual Dinihg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Mandola family's casual dining concept where you order your food from a counter and sit down to have it delivered later works very well and the food is especially good. The speciality of the house is those dishes that include their oven cooked rotisserie chicken (you see the rotisserie to the left as you place your order). Lots of options for Pasta, Salad, Pizza etc.They also have excellent Gelato as well as other deserts. Seating inside and in Houston's cooler months outside. I have yet to bring a group of friends or family here and not have everyone pleased with their selections. I am reviewing this location but I have also dined at the Holcombe location with the same excellent results.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good inexpensive italian food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

My family and I have been coming to Pronto's for years. It never disappoints. Their rotisserie chicken is one of the more popular dishes and there's a reason why! The chicken is very juicy, and tender. It easily falls off the bone. I'm also partial to their chicken vincent, which is chicken that is lightly coated in parmesan served in a lemon butter sauce. The parmesan coating adds little crunch to it, which I really like! The lemon butter sauce isn't too sweet and adds good flavor to the chicken. As for the sides, get their green beans. They are always so delicious! The best part about this restaurant is that they are very affordable. Most of their dishes are $9-10, which is very reasonably priced for a great casual dining experience. The food comes out very quickly and waiters always come back to check on the meals and see if you need any refills.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian, Affordable, Simple & Casual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Was in Houston, TX for a conference and found this restaurant near our hotel. First time dining at a Pronto Cucinino. Menu had good variety of Italian, Vegetables, and Chicken. Big dining inside and outside on patio. Casual, simple service at the counter and then seat yourself and the waitress takes care of the rest. Affordable, $6.95-$7.95. I tried the Spinach Parmigian and it was delicious, the oven baked bread was also! They even had a nice little market area for shopping. Enjoyed this restaurant.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Pronto as in eat and leave”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Stuffy staff, food was typical, did not like the atmosphere or the meal. Left thinking it was a bad decision to go there.

Visited August 2012
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“My favorite casual dining spot in Houston.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I have eaten at Pronto around 15 - 20 times. It is the most consistently good experience I know of. I am slightly picky and have always left with a smile and good spirits. The house specialty is roasted lemon herb chicken. I simply stopped ordering this anywhere else because it never compares to Pronto deliciousness. My daughter loves the salads, son loves the pasta, and my wife is a fan of the tilapia. The gelato selection is limited but always a perfect way to end a meal. Thank you Pronto! We love it!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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