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1401 Montrose Blvd. (W. Gray St.)
Houston, TX 77019
Cuisine: Italian
A quick counter-service café from the Mandola family lets you dine at your own pace.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Pronto Cucinino Restaurant Review:

As the name implies, this is quick Italian fare, counter-service style. But it's not entirely as inexpensive as you would imagine: wine, salads, coffee and desserts can pad the bill. Pronto Cucinino is brought to us by the Mandola family, who also own nearby Vincent's and Nino's. Rustic Italian table bread and marinated vegetables are gratis treats. And while some dishes come across as lacking the robust seasonings we expect at the Mandolas' other eateries, the lemon-roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes is a popular dish; the osso buco and the linguine diavolo with shrimp are also good, albeit pricier options. There are also vegetarian choices and the pasta dishes can be ordered wheat- or gluten-free. In addition, takeout and curbside pick-up service allow busy parents to provide a hearty Italian meal on the fly. For adults who dine in, there is a limited wine and beer menu.

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