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Patrenella's Ristorante Italiano

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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813 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007-5772
(713) 863-8223
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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houston, United States
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice homemade Italian food. Love the spaghetti carbonara...the lasagna is good as well. We made reservations for a group of 12 and they gave us a private room. Everyone in the group really enjoyed the food and we have decided to return again for our 2016 dinner. Staff was great for both scheduling and service.

Thank Bob1775
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

First time visitor, arrived early and still got the table right by the kitchen. The one "touched" server was there and a tad off putting...but then I found out he was a fixture. Son got a chicken dish, on first bite, he pulled a long hair out of his mouth that had been wound around a piece of chicken...the waiter... More 

Thank Osage2112
The Woodlands, Texas
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Supporting local restaurants is a priority! This quaint house exudes warmth, hospitality , and serves up excellent food. The service is fantastic...thank you Hector. Attentive but not invasive, his recommendations were spot on. Complimentary eggplant appetizer was wonderful. Will order it next time. Four meals were all superb! Delicate combination of spices, sauce, without overwhelming the pasta or meat dishes.... More 

2 Thank Denise C
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We weren't sure what to expect when walking into this old house, including seating by the front door, but loved our waiter who kept us laughing. Wine was wonderful, so many delicious sounding specials to choose from, in addition to the menu items. 2 had stuffed flounder special, 1 had lasagne and I had chicken marsala, which was possibly the... More 

1 Thank Janet W
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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230 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The entrees were average- chicken marsala and chicken and spinish, etc but the anti pasta was literally disgusting. The meats served had an unusual taste which seemed as expired. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing but nothing fancy. I will not return and was hoping it would be better so we move forward.

Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We went to Patrenella's last night for dinner. It was a party of 6 including my mother-in-law, two friends and their new baby. We were first seated at a large round table near the back; however, that table had zero light above it and it felt as if we were off to the side. We asked to move to another... More 

Thank JBizzle76
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We've been dining at Patrenella's for several years and, for the most part, have been very satisfied with the food and service. However, during the past two months we have had a less than stellar experiences on two occasions. During the most recent visit the air conditioning was not working effectively and the restaurant was very warm. The ceiling fan... More 

Thank dvhou
New York, NY
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Coming from NY I missed authentic Italian food when we moved to Houston. Finding this place has made me feel like home. Located in a quirky old house (we walked through the kitchen to get to our table) we immediately felt welcome. We ordered a variety of food...lasagna was excellent, soft shell crab delishous, red sauce used was perfect...not sweet...it... More 

Thank rshwartz
Bridge City, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place is out of our league, but my wife was having a heart procedure the next day and would not be able to eat for a while so we decided to make it a date and see how the other half lives. I was afraid it would be just another Italian place with noodles covered in sauces with funny... More 

Thank KeithAlanJones
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is our go to family restaurant for a simple dinner or bigger celebration. The food is outstanding, the service is impeccable & very personal, and you can find no better people.

Thank Jane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007-5772
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Neighborhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Phone Number: (713) 863-8223

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?