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Prima Pasta

#710 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University Place
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6811 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1909 (Dorrington St)
+1 713-666-4047
10:30 - 22:00
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United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden secret offering quaint atmosphere, many selections and large proportions. Family owned. Night we were there had live entertainment

Thank James M
Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food is great but the iranian in charge is a racist!! he didn't like the fact that i have a $100 gift card! He doesn't like latinos !

Thank Carlosgrover
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chicken parmesean and it was delicious. The chicken is covered in a red sauce and it comes with Alfredo on the same plate. Delicious and the service was great. We went on a Monday evening and it was not crowded.

Thank Rex S
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area don't pass this place up. It's a nice cozy and delicious dining experience. Cheers!

Thank Celia R
Lubbock, Texas
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Just good food at a fair price. Staff was helpful and courteous. Watching people come in, you could tell this place has a loyal following with the owner greeting many by name. Try it. It might surprise you.

Thank Dan T
Houston, Texas
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177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A friend and I met for a quick quiet lunch so that we could have a serious discussion. The wait staff were respectful, attentive and quick. The meal was good for the price with the establishment centrally located for ease in meeting.

1 Thank 2fridad
Austin, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Was there for a conference and asked the front desk for some suggestions for dinner. I had an angel hair pasta dish and a Caesar salad. Small place with a lot of charm. Great staff. Friendly and attentive. If you are in the area...and in the mood for Italian ..I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Thank Melissa R
Austin, Texas
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299 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I were visiting Houston and asked Siri to find the "closest restaurant". About a dozen within a mile showed up. We chose this place based on it having 60 reviews with an average rating of 4. We are glad we did, it is an authentic family run place that on the night we were there had live... More 

Thank Gary T
Tomball, Texas
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was here yesterday, for a quick meal with a friend, before attending a reception. The atmosphere was calm and the service was polite and attentive. The food was very good, a little too garlicky, for my personal tastes, but still quite palatable. The house merlot paired nicely with my meal. It was reasonably priced and a great stop.

Thank Nicole B
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I have lived within walking distance for 7 years, and this is my favorite Italian restaurant in Houston. The restaurant is an eclectic mix of Italian wall murals, live music, friendly staff, "regulars" at the bar, and great food. My wife and I always order the Chicken Parm and Chicken Marsala. I love that they come with fettuccine alfredo instead... More 

Thank brian1403

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6811 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1909
    (Dorrington St)
  • Public Transportation: Metro stop right in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighbourhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: +1 713-666-4047

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?