The best authentic Italian restaurant in Clear lake/space center . It is one of the first restaurants in the area. The Clear lake area is centered around Johnson's Space center - most residents jobs are affiliated with it and so in the early days before other restaurants came to town - Frenchie's is the " go to place" esp for Astronauts and families. even visiting celebrities frequent this little quiant Italian restaurant. As true Italian places are - it is loud and chaotic ( it is a family business ). Sometimes you can hear them argue and talk loudly with each other and old patrons just smile and look at each other.
My husband and I go there usually for lunch . We like their salad with a special creamy dressing and their bread is so good ( freshly baked). Our favorite lunch item is the Chicken Crepe - it is soo good and decadent . Our office go there to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and etc. Anything that Frankie makes is delicious . They have another restaurant called Villa Capri and we have attended weddings there ( even just a plain pasta with no meat is delicious ! ). You can also order at Frenchie's dishes not on the menu - I ate this wonderful pasta dish at their other restaurant but it was not on the menu at Frenchie's. I described it to Frankie and he whipped it up just like that . He is so sweet and so with the rest of his sisters, brother, and rest of family . Their desserts are home made and they are delicious. They also have big portions - their salads ( entree ) are humongous !