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2520 Amherst St. (Kirby Dr.) Send to Phone
713-529-2420 | Menu
Welcoming contemporary Italian trattoria recognized for its notable wines.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Prego, Houston, TX

Prego Restaurant Review

: Prego is a longstanding restaurant in Rice Village that more than lives up to its hype. Chef and co-owner John Watt offers simple Italian dishes that include house-made pastas, Texas cheeses and fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Watt changes the menu seasonally, but you might find lasagna; prosciutto and arugula pizza, topped with a fried farm egg; or verdure risotto made with local mushrooms, fresh peas and roasted corn. You can’t go wrong by ending the meal with a chocolate soufflé; on weekends, try the frittatas for brunch. And did we mention the wine list? Sommelier Rafael Espinal has created a menu of wines by the glass that’s heavy on Italians and Californians, with a few French and South Americans thrown in. Half bottles are offered as well as some tempting Italian cocktails like the Prosecco float featuring a scoop of sorbetto aloft in a glass of bubbly.

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