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Patrenella's Ristorante Italiano

813 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007-5772
+1 713-863-8223
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“lasagna” (5 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
813 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007-5772
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to love going to Patrenella's. The food and atmosphere are always very comfortable. This last time, I was seated immediately by a wonderful and attentive latina woman. If only she was the person who waited on us. We ended up in the front...More

Thank JohnBrothers
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Staff was awesome with excellent service. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try out a different Italian restaurant and this place certainly did not disappoint. The place is actually an old house from the 1930s renovated to be a charming little restaurant. It is owned by the Patrenella family to this...More

Thank Karina C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food was incredible. Intimate atmosphere. Combination of fine dining and home-style cooking. After your meal, walk thru the back doors into their bar. Great drinks and cool place. Parking was easy.

Thank bigfish210
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The owner treated us so well. We were dressed casually but we did arrive early at about 5:30 pm. We were seated in the back bar area by the window and they lit a fire in the patio area. The eggplant I have EVER had!...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A must try!! Sammy Patrenella has the best gem in Houston!! The most amazing food with the feel of eating dinner in someone's home. Sammy turned this old house into a restaurant for his wife & so it began. Make reservations to be safe &...More

Thank Angela D
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Eight of us were vending at the Houston Quilt Show and we all agreed we wanted to find "that great Italian place we ate at last year". We found it! Patrenella's was just as great this time as last year! Great authentic Italian food with...More

Thank retreatowner
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Second generation owners who grew up in the house that used to be a grocery store. Outstanding carbonara probably best in Houston. They grow their own herbs in their garden. They have rooms that can be partitioned off for large groups. We had a group...More

Thank Bob1775
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Nice homemade Italian food. Love the spaghetti carbonara...the lasagna is good as well. We made reservations for a group of 12 and they gave us a private room. Everyone in the group really enjoyed the food and we have decided to return again for our...More

Thank Bob1775
Reviewed 7 June 2016

First time visitor, arrived early and still got the table right by the kitchen. The one "touched" server was there and a tad off putting...but then I found out he was a fixture. Son got a chicken dish, on first bite, he pulled a long...More

1  Thank Osage2112
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Lenora F
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
The lunch menu is wonderful and the place is packed. Go early.
Lenora F
9 April 2017|
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Response from Bob1775 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007-5772
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Neighbourhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Phone Number: +1 713-863-8223
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