The 5 best Italian eateries in Houston

Photo: Fabio's Artisan Pasta/Yelp
Photo: Fabio's Artisan Pasta/Yelp (Photo: Fabio's Artisan Pasta/Yelp)

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

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1. Bollo Woodfired Pizza

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First on the list is Bollo Woodfired Pizza. Located at 2202 W. Alabama St. in Greenway, the bar and Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, is the highest-rated Italian restaurant in Houston, boasting 4.5 stars out of 601 reviews on Yelp.

2. Prego

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Next up is University Place's Prego, situated at 2520 Amherst St. With four stars out of 268 reviews on Yelp, the Italian and breakfast and brunch spot, offering pizza and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Nino's

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Montrose's Nino's, located at 2817 W. Dallas St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Tuscan and Sicilian spot four stars out of 128 reviews.

4. Fabio's Artisan Pasta

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Fabio's Artisan Pasta, a pasta shop in Greenway, is another much-loved go-to, with five stars out of 255 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2129 W. Alabama St. to see for yourself.

5. North Italia

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Finally, over in Greater Uptown, check out this member of the chain North Italia, which has earned four stars out of 1,546 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, at 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 190.

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