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2129 W. Alabama St. Houston, TX 77098 | Lower Shepherd-Kirby | 713-528-4212

Location Description:

With its white linen tablecloths and mahogany dining chairs, Fabio's looks awfully formal for the simple pasta dishes it serves. Don't try to order cutting-edge Northern Italian cuisine here, or regionally authentic Italian food. But don't go looking for Americanized spaghetti and meatballs either. Go for the old-fashioned pasta dishes. Sure, the Alfredo, pomodori and carbonara sauces are clichés, but so is Mom's apple pie. Fabio is an Italian-South American who founded Houston's fresh-pasta industry. So as you might expect, the pasta is sensational.

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  • Cuisine(s): Italian
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Lot Available, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash, check
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Business Dining, Family Style, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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