Houston >Food & Dining > Pronto Cucinino
1401 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.754873 -95.392100
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 9:30pm
Neighborhoods: Neartown/ Montrose, Central
Still going strong... – I've been coming here consistently for years, and it's perfect for a girl on the go. A small chopped salad with salmon puts a smile on this girl's face every time. It's cost effective, casual, and very convenient. I wish that the bathrooms were just a skooch larger, though.
Houston best italian Food!! – I went with a few of my friends here and the customer service was phenominal, when i walked in there was someone to greet me and ask me if i wanted recommendations all the time while making eye contact and smiling it was... disarming and made the atmosphere feel relaxing the cashiers were equallly as personable as the hostess cheery, friendly and accomadating. I ordered i large ceaser salad and it made la madaline pale in comparison and the fettichini pronto was it seemed made by emeril himself dripping with sauce and chicken so crisp it made the noodles blend toghether into one food ecstasy if you want good food run here!!!!
If your ballin on a budget, this is the spot! – Great food at a great price. A classier version of Olive Garden.
I got the linguini with meat sauce -- pretty gosh darn good.
My homeboy, "JC Penny" as we call him because he was a model for Arizona jeans back in the day, got the lasagna, and claimed it was: "out of this world."
Would refer this place to anyone trying to "ball on a budget!!"
Loved this place until... – I found a fingertip of a latex glove in my pasta. I had it curbside and was already home so I didn't bother going back to tell them. I nearly hurled. I will never go here again.
Very good indeed !! – I have been to Italy many times and I can tell you that this place really does it for me. I have tried almost all of the entres and desserts and I am in awe.
I am a regular at this place...probably two or more times a week. Many times, I have been present after closing hours and have witnessed the employees literally going over every inch of the place in order to clean it for the following day.
I just experienced the Italian cake yesterday and I thought I was in Heaven. The same is true of the cheesecake and fruit tarts.
The fish is devine and the sauces that accompany the various dishes are a scrumptious delight. I could not say more.
They have a salad station where a woman creates your salad for you from an assortment of greens and other accompaniments. From capers to olives the sky is the limit. And all of the dressings are made daily. This place is "the deal".
I am so glad to see a success in this new plaza in Town and
Give it a shot and tell me what you think !!
Your gonna love it !! Bon Apetite
Simply, the best! – I usually never give anything a 5 star rating, but with Pronto Cucinino I could not find much wrong with them! The restaurant gives the feel of an Italian La Madeleine. You order at the register and they bring your food to the table you are sitting at. The chicken Alfredo is delicious, fresh, and has a perfect Alfredo sauce. The pizza was a bit crispy for my tastes, but my son had that so I just had a bite of his (pizza is not my thing to begin with, so that's that). The Cesar salad was excellent; even with the capers in it, it tasted good. The cokes from the fountain are perfect (a lot of places' cokes seem too syrupy or too carbonated). The garlic mashed potatoes are a must, and the cheese cake is good. We split our meal, and their portions are not large. We ended up spending about $20.00 for two adults and a child.
The chocolate cake is good, but the coffee in it should be omitted; as it leaves a weird aftertaste. Overall I was very pleased with this place and plan on many more returns!
Great salads! – est salads, great tasting Italian, and just the right proportions! Although we live in Pasadena, we spend as much time in Houston as we can as we love the city. We were so happy to locate such a neat place to eat a good meal.
Best Fresh-casual Italian fare at a great price!! – I have been to many restaurants inside the Loop, but there are not many as good as this one. The prices are low and the quality of the food excellent. The signature Roasted chicken is as good as it gets and the mashed potatoes with garlic taste as good as any homemade recipe I've ever tasted. The salads are original and fresh and can be served as a starter or as an entree. I always add either the grilled salmon or shrimp! The pasta isn't out of a box and the Italian sausage tastes hand-made. Eggplant parmigan is my favorite. The casual service (order at the counter) should not be confused with fast-food. This concept is awesome and the decor and ambiance is upbeat. This is a must if you're in the Montrose area!!
1 out of 15 times have I had a bad experience here. On that occasion, I ordered the steak, when it came out ( not so pronto), I was amazed to taste such poor quality at such a reputable restaurant. I asked fro another one and the waiter questionlessly obliged. I was happy to see that another one came out (this time more pronto) and when I tasted it, it was great.
I would and have recommended this restaurant to any lover of inexpensive yet real and somewhat traditional food. If you want more traditional food, try one of Pronto's sister restaurants, Vincents.
Excellent Food, Great Environment – Pronto has some of the best Italian fair in Houston. Quick service, relaxing environment, and the patio is nice during those few weeks in the Spring and Fall when its bearable to dine alfresco. We've always had great service and helpful staff. The specials are always a nice experiment too.
I've found the portions are the perfect size. Yes, they are served on a big plate, but we always leave with take-home containers. When you consider they should be the size of an average closed fist, the portions are right on.
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