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Frenchie's Italian Cuisine

#175 of 7,155 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1041 Nasa Pkwy # 1, Houston, TX 77058-3308
+1 281-486-7144
11:00 - 22:00
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College Station, TX
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This restaurant was amazing! We were visiting the area and it came highly recommended - you could tell everyone working there wanted to be there - Our waiter John was exceptional. The gnocchi were like pillows of air - delicious - as was everything else. Wish I didn't live so far away!

Thank chefdianetx
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This was my second horrible experience here in a row. I love the atmosphere and small cozy ambiance. This used to be one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the Nasa area, but tonight decided for me that I will not give them another chance. I will take my business elsewhere. We arrived at 7pm. Our waitress was Julie. We... More 

Thank Kirk409
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The food was excellent and authentic with generous portions Sadly they were unable to provide garlic bread without butter by substituting olive oil as in Italy but there was plenty of pasta to make up for it! There was a really long wait for tables as I don't believe small parties of 2 can book ahead and we went to... More 

Thank YeetH
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This restaurant has awesome food. The staff was amazing. It was a memorable authentic, dining experience. There are signed pictures of astronauts and celebrities on the wall. The restaurant is just down the street from the Johnson Space Center. I will definitely go back.

Thank Frank D
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257 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Interesting that Frenchie's is actually an Italian restaurant but, the food and service is excellent, during NASA'a heyday this was an "In Place" to see astronauts, and if you are in the know, one day a week, usually a Thursday they offer the best Osso Buco, but only until they run out, so call and ask when it will be... More 

Thank James G
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Finally! A true Italian restaurant I can sink my teeth into! Nobody goes there, it's too crowded, thanks Yogi. Just kidding , all jokes aside this place has the best food I've had in years.

1 Thank John H
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Small in space big on food. Exceptional Italian food. Decor is not fancy and you have to order at the counter before going to dinning room. I don't like this type of restaurant usually but the food and caring by the staff more then makes up for this. Check out all the pictures on the walls of astronauts. The meat... More 

Thank Boborunner
Auburn, Indiana
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Don't let the fact that Frenchies is in a strip mall fool you as the food was spectacular! It doesn’t look like much on the inside but I went because I heard about all of the NASA memorabilia and it looks like most of the Astronauts have eaten here. I started with a salad with blue cheese and it was... More 

Thank cygnusx112
Rome, Italy
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117 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Frenchies is one of the few reference places for NASA employees when they want to eat proper Italian food, but in general this restaurant represents a genuine Italian restaurant where the owner keeps Italian culinary tradition and adds a lot of love when preparing food. Assolutely you have to try the "Parmigiana", OUTSTANDING. Frenchies number one, ciao Bello, sei fantastico!... More 

Thank Udrivolf
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

I've been there for lunch and dinner. Lunchtime they serve roasted garlic for your salad, it was great. Wish they served it during dinner, but dinner was great to. Very small place,, but was a great meal and time. The owner is always there and making sure everyone is happy.

Thank Sam H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 Nasa Pkwy # 1, Houston, TX 77058-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-486-7144

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