No Long Hair, Just Long Noodles at Fabio's Fresh Pasta

Photo by Joanna O'Leary
I missed this place on too many occasions.

As you might have guessed from my recent posts about Houston's terrific ravioli and tortellini offerings, I'm on a bit of a pasta kick. Some readers rightfully pointed out that neither of my Top 5 lists included anything from Fabio's Fresh Pasta, and in truth their exclusion was due only to my own ignorance.

Given that Fabio's is located just a stone's throw away from my house, I know I must have passed it on numerous occasions. But my eyes failed to take notice of its rather understated black-and-gray sign. No patrons spilling out the doors and few cars in the parking lot also perhaps make Fabio's easy to miss.

Fabio's offers extremely limited sit-down dining (i.e., one table) but most people, myself included, venture in to buy the takeout pasta made daily in-house. Varieties of fettuccine and spaghetti (plain egg, spinach, basil, jalapeño) are available as well as more complicated types of stuffed pastas such as ravioli (cheese, spinach, lobster!), tortellini (smoked duck!) and mezzaluna (eggplant! chicken!). Fabio's also conveniently sells marinara, pesto and alfredo sauces that you can use to dress your pasta at home.

All of the aforementioned is reasonably priced considering it's hand-prepared and made with quality ingredients. Sorry if you won't pay more than $2 a jar for red sauce that's loaded with sugar and preservatives.
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2129 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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I remember Robb Walsh endorsing this place and extolling the virtues of fresh pasta by telling us that his Italian friend (bone fide!)  buys it fresh and then freezes it, lol. We all laughed over that one while rolling out some fresh pasta ourselves.


You really need to eat at Fratelli's, that's where the real pasta is at.

Bruce_Are topcommenter


There's nothing wrong with freezing fresh pasta. If it's not as good as when it's just made it's still way better than the dried pasta you might get at the grocery store.


@Bruce_Are @Keke  

Not necessarily true. Dried pasta is better than fresh for lots of dishes and used by plenty of good Italian restaurants. You have to buy GOOD Italian pasta however, and know how to cook it. But I don't go in for freezing fresh pasta, what's the point?

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