THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN HOUSTON ACCORDING TO KAT:
Just about every client moving to Houston and every friend visiting Houston for work or leisure asks me "What's the best restaurant in Houston?" or "What's your favorite restaurant in Houston?" As a woman who loves to eat and a working mother who rarely has time to cook, I partake of Houston's vast dining options on a daily basis. I'll take consistently yummy and unpretentious fare over a trendy atmosphere any day, so you probably won't find my favorites on any hip "best of" list -but most of my favorites have been around a long, long time and are still family-owned establishments serving generation after generation of Houston's notoriously food-loving residents.
***Click on the photos for links to each restaurant's website***
ANTONIO'S FLYING PIZZA
2920 Hillcroft St.
BEST IN TOWN: Eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna, & Manicotti - Pizza is Great, too, naturally
813 Jackson Hill
BEST IN TOWN: Italian Seafood & Bocce Ball
3201 Louisiana St.
BEST IN TOWN: Authentic, Neapolitan-style PIZZA
And now for the Standard-Bearers Carrying on "Mama" Mandola's Legacy....
VINCENT'S & NINO'S
2701 W. Dallas St.
BEST IN TOWN: Chicken Vincent, Gelato Bar, Italian Village Ambiance
THE ORIGINAL CARRABBA'S
Two Locations: Woodway @ Voss and Kirby @ West Alabama
BEST IN TOWN: Homemade Pastas, Fresh Fish, Steaks
1212 Waugh Dr.
BEST IN TOWN: Italian Seafood, Ciopinno (Fish Stew), Sunday Brunch
* Tony's reception area pays tribute to Mama Ninfa Laurenzo & Mama Mandola *
DAMIAN'S CUCINA ITALIANA
3011 Smith St.
BEST IN TOWN: Italian Steak & Seafood, Pre-Theatre Meal (Shuttle Service), Special Events