Webster >Food & Dining > Frenchie's Italian Restaurant
1041 Nasa Rd 1, Houston, TX | Directions 7705829.558224 -95.075035
love this place – had been in meetings all morning, was hungry, and realized that I was passing by Frenchie's. Thought that I would be wicked and treat myself with some quiche but it was all gone. So then, I thought I should go the healthier route & found rigatoni with brocolli. Ooooh! Pres. Bush, Sr. beware! This had so much of the green stuff and it was wonderful. It and the rigatoni was cooked just right. I kept trying to figure out the sauce. It was so good. There was enough for my lunch that day & the next. I can't wait to be that way again so I can feel righteous & decadent at the same time
Ode to Frankie and his Wonderful Capallini Marinara!! – As I approach Frankie at the register to pay for my to go order of his wonderful Capallini Marinara, I get soooo excited! I can not wait to devour this hearty, rich, garlicy creation that is so popular. When I get my order, I open the container and sprinkle tons and tons of roasted garlic on it then seal it up. I grab a few pieces of bread and butter to go as well. Then I drive back to my office while constantly looking at my order and guarding it with my LIFE to make sure it doesn't fall off of the passenger seat! I get to my desk, open the container that has the most wonderful meal that I've ever eaten in my life!!! CAPALLINI MARINARA!!!! Angel Hair pasta with hearty homemade marinara sauce, peas, black olives, tomatoes, fire roasted peppers, and roasted garlic. Alot of you complain that you have to wait in line for your meal, but come on, it is DEFINETLY worth waiting for. If you have never eaten at Frenchies or ordered a to go meal, you are definetly missing out. Plus Frankie is hilarious! He always cracks up jokes to keep everyone laughing and in positive spirits. He definetly has a gift. Long Live Frenchies!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing food – If one is in the mood for some of the best Italian food availabe, they need look no futher! There is truly no other waybto describe it. One just has to eat there
not so good for the price – ok but not the best italian food. we use to go here for dinner until we found villa capry and felt in live with this place then we discover the owners are brothers. sorry to say but villa it has much better food and better ambience frenchies building is to old.
Great Italian Food - Quaint, neat, friendly atmosphere... – The service was exceptional, the food was hot and excellent, the Escargot was perfect and the wine (Sonoma-Cutrer) was heavenly and the price was reasonable, especially for the quality! The wait staff treat you as if you are part of their family - I have not had this plesant of a meal experience in a very long time!
We will return - SOON!
Len and Deneen Ward
Okay Food! Bad Service!!! – I do enjoy home style Italian food. However, the food here at one time use to be great! Now, it's just so-so but some of their simple dishes still know how to pack on the pounds. The wait staff is all family members. Some long time friends have joined in on the action but nonetheless, they're pathetic. Nice guys, but you can tell their hearts aren't into it. I don't care what anyone says about the food, but if I get bad service, taste becomes a secondary thing. To the owners, if you read this, two words: Kitchen Nightmares!!! They'll whip your restaurant into shape and may even straighten out your waitstaff. Ciao!
Most Authentic Italian Kitchen! – Don't let the name and simple location fool you! This is by far one of the Greater Houston Area's most authentic Italian kitchen! Amazing pasta (al dente of course) an increadible sauces. Don't miss a chance to meet Mr. Giuseppe, one of the owners, who is a very charming and will make you feel like you are in Italy! They also have a more formal restaurant nearby called Villa Capri, which is also just as delicious and is perfect on a romantic nicht out! Buon Appetito!!!
User review by sunflower5 – The service is TERRIBLE. We were seated and ignored. It took twenty minutes to order. We didn't have one waiter, we just got whoever saw that we didn't have our drinks in 10 minutes and whoever else passing by. We overheard other people from other tables with the same problem. We had to pay $3 for breadsticks that was a tiny small basket.
Our food came out after a long while and was put on the table by the waitress and walked away without saying anything. The bustboy came when we were almost done to bring parmesean. My chicken was very dry and the sauce was bland. The salad had Italian dressing just poured in the middle and nothing was mixed. The parmesean was the only service we got during our meal.
$16 for bland chicken, no presentation, bad service and hostess wasn't even properly dressed. Never going back.
20+years and never disappointed! – For over 20 years I have dined with the Cameras on a regualar basis. And during this time time I have learned that my favorite meal is anything that ends in a vowel!
My recommendation is to not limit yourself to what you see on the menu. Ask the waiter for specials and anything that Mario, the genius in the kitchen, may come up with. Frenchie's is full of wonderful surprises!
I always assumed that Italian food was spaghetti with meatballs. Little did I know. The seafood dishes are better than anything Kemah has to offer. Now for the best part, desert. The Chocolate Almondine cake is something very special.
Enjoy the evening and get to know the family, they are wonderful and caring. We will always return to our little piece Italy in Clear Lake
Great Little Hole in the Wall – What can you say about this little hole in the wall but OUTSTANDING. The Eggplant Parmesian was OUTSTANDING, the Lasagna was OUTSTANDING. The Desserts were BEYOND OUTSTANDING.
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