Houston, TX 77077
- Mon-Tue 11am-9pm, Wed-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
- Dinner, Lunch
- Lot Available
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George's Pastaria has been in the business of old-school Italian-American food since 1987, and business is good. The Dairy Ashford location is more like a neighborhood joint than a fancy restaurant, but you can still enjoy date night here thanks to the dim lighting and wonderful wine list. Smart diners will go on Mondays through Wednesdays, when wine specials are offered. You can't go wrong with a simple pizza or bowl of lasagna here, although the rigatoni campagnolo is by far the best offering.
Iâve been going to Georgeâs for decades, and through 3 locations not necessarily on a regular basis but recently more regularly (1-2 times monthly). The quality has never been that great, but itâs fallen to the point of not returning. Last night was the final blow. I ordered the âspecialâ which was fettuccini with clam sauce the calms were almost none existent and those... More >>
Iâve been going to Georgeâs for decades, and through 3 locations not necessarily on a regular basis but recently more regularly (1-2 times monthly). The quality has never been that great, but itâs fallen to the point of not returning. Last night was the final blow. I ordered the âspecialâ which was fettuccini with clam sauce the calms were almost none existent and those that were there were minced to mush. The sauce was terrible, it had a vinegary taste and basically unpleasant. The other dishes at the table were a bit better, but nothing worth mentioning. Of the pasta dishes the best thing on the menu is the plain spaghetti with meat balls or meat sauce. Chicken dishes all seem to have over cooked dry chicken thatâs moistened up with average sauce. On the other hand their pizza are very good, but you need to order it with extra cheese. Salads are good, the house salad with creamy parmesan dressing.
One of the things that kept us coming back was the BYOW policy, they charge $10 per bottle corkage, which for this âclassâ of restaurant is an overcharge (I only pay $15 at Underbelly, and nothing at Corelliâs). The place is noisy and always HOT! With an semi-open kitchen and WEAK air conditioning, the dining room is always hot. We always eat outside if the temperature is below 80 degrees, itâs much cooler.
Unfortunately the staff (as well as George) has gotten complacent and the service is suffering. George needs a visit from Robert Irvine!!!!
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