Houston >Food & Dining > Prego
2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700529.715876 -95.416945
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: South Central, University Place
Prego has been serving Rice Village for close to 20 years. The bar is inviting, where you can stop in for a quick bite and partake of their great by-the-glass list. Most pastas are house made--the crank out roller kind. There are several options for ravioli but the Rabbit pappardelle is a must.
This Rice neighborhood favorite brings in the crowds for its uncomplicated Italian fare. – In Short
Executive chef John Watt's menu leans toward uncomplicated Italian fare. Credit is due for imaginative creations like smoked duck ravioli with port wine, sun dried cherries and crimini mushrooms, and potato-crusted lump crab cake with lobster and roasted corn butter. Lasagna is transformed with veal meatballs, tomato coulis and pesto. The wood-burning grill cranks out goodies like red snapper with salsa verde, mustard-crusted lamb chops, and confit of duck leg with porcini risotto.
Great italien in Rice Village – Great lunch spot for the medical center crowd. The food is first rate and the service is excellent.
Great Food-Great Service-Great Music – I love this restaurant! The food was amazing and the price was very reasonable. My recommendations: Start off with the Potato Gnocchi with pancetta, scallions and caramelized tomato. This is everything gnocchi should be, delicious and served in huge portions. For dinner we had the Roasted Butternut Squash Tortellini with walnut sage sauce and the Smoked Duck Ravioli with port soaked cherries, roasted pear, pistachios and white balsamic sauce. The Butternut Squash Tortellini won as the best dish, but both would leave you with a very big smile on your face.
Best crab fingers ever. Service was attentive but not intrusive. – The crab fingers and grilled pesto bread were absolutely exquisite! I actually contemplated ordering another "appetizer" of them for my entree. The flavor was superb. Then came the linguine-crusted red snapper. Again the flavor was spectacular. I even commented to the waiter that it had been years since I had been content like that after a meal! We followed our dinner with an hour-long walk through the Rice Village area. What a great experience! We'll definitely be back!
Beautiful Ambiance – Whether you are having a romantic dinner for 2 or a girls night out outing, this place has such a beautiful ambiance. Low lights, votive candles on the tables. I went Sunday night when they had live music.
A good choice for a nice family dinner – I went to Prego with my boyfriend, his parents, and his grandmother last night and had a great time. I was wary about picking a restaurant that would appeal to such a wide range (mid twenties to late seventies), but Prego pleased the whole crowd. The menu is mostly wine list, so don't pass up choosing a bottle. I asked our waiter to recommend a choice from the list of "remarkable whites" highlighted at the menu's front for our table, and he immediately selected a Viognier that turned out to be right on. The ambience is wonderful, but might be a little loud for the hard of hearing once the restaurant fills up around 7:30, especially around a large circular table like the one where we sat. Not a fault of the restaurant, just a word of caution. The food was simply excellent. Overall a wonderful evening for everyone!
Excellent Sicilian in Village – I went to Prego for a lunch meeting today and I can't wait to go back and try dinner. I started with the Prego salad which consists of mixed greens, carrots, cherry tomatoes, with a vinegarette. Very light and had a wonderful flavor. For my entree I had the ravioli with baked mozzerella topped with a vodka sauce and porabello mushrooms. It was melt in your mouth good. We skipped the desserts but they all looked fantastic.
I can't wait to back and try a sampling for their extensive wine list.
Good Italian – This place has good food in a great neighborhood. It was a fun night out. Prices are reasonable and the portion sizes are just right.
The Best – A very special place for couples and friends. Altho my now teenage son also loves the place, part of its charm is that it is a decidedly adult place.
Try the wine room for a party of 8 - 10 if the cafe/wine bar type clatter gets a little too much.
The food cannot be beat!
Superb!!! – My wife and I stopped by Prego for the first time on a Saturday evening around 6. The place was very busy and had about a 30 minute wait since we did not have reservations. We went to the bar for a drink and decided to just eat there at the suggestion of the bartenders Cathy and Mike. We also took their suggestions on our meal and were blown away by the food. It was fantastic! I highly recommend Prego if you enjoy great food, attentive service and a great wine list! Ask for the capellini crusted snapper special!!
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