Sunday, December 17

La Parmigiana in Cypress, Texas: A Very Short Review

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La Parmigiana is an Italian restaurant with some French and American flair to it, located in the north part of Houston; it opened in 1988 and now is located at Lakewood Towne Square at 12758 Grant Road in Cypress and just recently changed ownership.

The hours of operations of the restaurant are from Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the place does not serve alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own bottle of wine or beer with a $3 opening fee.

The service of the restaurant is good, the wait staff always has a smile and they come at your table just the right amount of times (not too often or rarely) so the service gets a B+.

For their appetizers you can order the ravioli fritti which are fried meat or cheese ravioli dumplings with a marinara sauce on top for $7.99, or if you have a table with five or more people goes for the antipasti sampler which includes three items of your choice for $9.99.

For their pastas go with the lobster ravioli with an Alfredo sauce for $18.99, the sauce in this plate is just right or go with the manicotti which are pasta tubes filled with ricotta and parmesan with a marinara sauce on top for $11.99 and the sauce here is too much and if you are a cheese lover then go with the linguine quattro formaggi and the four cheeses are blue cheese, parmesan, Swiss and mozzarella cheese for $15.99.

For their seconds go with the Mahi-Mahi which comes sautéed in butter, white wine and mustard, onions and pineapple for $16.49, or the salmon alla Verdi which is also sautéed with butter and white wine but comes with capers and mashed potatoes for $17.99. However if you prefer meat then go with the pepper filet mignon which comes with a creamy black pepper sauce and comes with mashed potatoes and vegetables for $20.99 or try the arrosto nero which is pot roast with bacon, onions, red bell peppers and carrots for $19.99.

The pasta entrées get a C+ because some come with too much sauce, but their meat, fish and poultry entrées get a B+ for taste and the vegetables all taste fresh.

The overall prices of the appetizers are good but the entrées are a little high so they get a solid C for prices.


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