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Paulie's Restaurant

#539 of 7,000 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Neartown/ Montrose
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1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1625
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They put a nice char on the chicken and chops. The wines on their list are great finds from around the world and are fairly priced. Happy hour offers ½ priced glasses on open bottles and a red and a white bottle at half price. Order at the counter and take a beeper to your table. Study the menu before... More 

Thank Joe M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No fresh fettuccine... so so restaurant. Fresh spaghetti and fresh rigatoni are good. I asked similar fettuccine noddle, but they said they don't have it.

Thank Victor B
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We enjoyed fabulous panini's and a pizza at lunch. Take advantage of the lunch special - half a panini and a salad are ample for lunch and delicious. The pizza's do take a bit longer, but the fresh tasting sauce and quality toppings are worth the wait. Can't wait to try a pasta dish here. Definitely going back. Counter staff... More 

Thank Jaja19314
Houston, Texas
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere and the service is good, however the food leaves a lot to be desired. The food preparation is wildly inconsistent. I have been there 4 times ( and that will be all i think ). One time having pasta so spicy i couldn't eat it, and one time where the pasta for both myself and my wife was... More 

Thank jared625
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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint low key restaurant only has about 15-20 small tables. Thankfully we got there right before the dinner rush. A line forms fast. It's truly a hidden gem on a pretty busy street. From what I could tell the menu covers sandwiches, pasta, pizza, wine, desserts and coffee. All made in house according to the server. I... More 

Thank Enna J
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I went with my daughter and fiancé for a Friday night dinner. We ordered the Nonna pizza(I think that is the name) and Salmon sandwich. It took over 35 minutes and when we asked about the order the employee told us they were waiting on the pizza. Remarkably it appeared 5 minutes later. The pizza was cold and it tasted... More 

Thank Harahangirl
San Diego, California
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We eat here regularly, every time we visit family in Houston. Reliably efficient, flavorful, healthy, affordable, and comfortable. Recommended for singles, couples and families.

1 Thank BackroadsExp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Another must if you are in the Montrose Area of Houston or nearby. You order at the desk on arrival then seat yourself. We shared a couple of pastas and a large Italian Family Salad which was huge. They only have a few deserts on offer at lunch time but they were OK for our purposes. A happy hour on... More 

Thank ianseabourne
Houston, Texas
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

A coworker recommended Paulie's saying that it is lighter Italian food. We ordered food to-go and when we arrived the line was out the door - always a good sign. We ordered a 1/2 order of Fettuccini Alfredo ($8) with grilled chicken ($5) and a grilled shrimp ($4) Caesar salad ($7). The portions were excellent. The 1/2 order of pasta... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I got the chicken Picata It has such great flavor, it was delicious. I chose fruit with it instead of pasta. The fruit had a delicious mango sauce on it. I love the ginger lemonade and I mix it with the tea. You have to try the cookies they are scrumptious?

Thank Travlerlee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Italian, American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098-1625
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: 713-807-7271

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