Houston Hideaways: Prima Pasta
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 21:09
Prima Pasta, with its cartoonish sign and faux brick facade, is high-end Italian restaurant in disguise. On the corner of Kirby Drive and Holcombe Boulevard, Prima Pasta strives for authenticity, from its rustic interior to its cuisine.
Our friendly waiter immediately seated us and brought us garlic bread on the house. We ordered a classic pepperoni pizza, which came piping hot to our table. The pizza had a thick crust topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
This pizza did not taste like delivery; it was extremely fresh and tasted as though it was made from scratch. The crust was soft and delicious and the cook put just the right amount of cheese on top. The pepperoni added a bite of spiciness to the pizza, and did not make the pizza too oily. The pizza is large enough to fill up one person, and other topping options include margarita, chicken mushroom, and bolognese.
The next dish that we ordered was the pasta primavera. The pasta primavera included al dente linguine pasta, a sweet and tangy marinara sauce and boiled broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini and squash. All of the vegetables tasted fresh, and the flavors blended very nicely in the marinara sauce. There was just enough sauce to cover the pasta, but not so much that it drowned out the flavors of the vegetables.
Prima Pasta is the perfect place if you want familiar, reliable and delicious Italian food at a reasonable price.
Houston Hideaways is a column written by Sasha Schoch and Allie Schaich that explores Houston restaurants beyond the usual Rice student haunts.