When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of traditional southern Italian cuisine at Fred's Italian Corner on Holcombe Boulevard. Fred's offers laid-back counter service during lunch hours and attentive, full-service waiting care during dinner.
The menu at Fred's Italian Corner unfolds to reveal a wide range of savory selections for lunch and dinner. Start the evening with antipasti such as battered and fried calamari ($9.49) and hearty Italian sausages swimming in grilled bell peppers and onions ($7.99). Wash down round one with a classic cup of minestrone soup ($3.99), and you'll be asking for "amore," which is Italian slang for napkins. Dinner entrees include classic lasagna layered with ricotta and baked to golden goodness ($10.99) and generously compiled seafood risotto ($24.99).
The neon signage at Fred's Italian Corner is a siren's song for scrumptiousness that burns with the passion of a longstanding family tradition. Working within that tradition, the chefs in Fred's humble back kitchen prepare each plate from untouched recipes and according to Old-World methods. Whether you're in the mood for classic Italian fare or simply sampling Fred's Italian Corner because the street corner is too concrete, your stomach will extend you many thanks.
Per Texas state law, this Groupon is not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only.
- Love this place - Italian dishes with a hint of herbs/spices, which makes it unique versus the Italian restaurants that slather lots of cheeses and sauces. It makes you feel like you're dining at home. – Nitras, Citysearch
- Everyone at the table loved their food, and we were quickly stuffed. – Sarah S., Yelp
- I recommend all my friends and family that if they really want to experience true Italian cooking to go to Fred's. – Sam J. Adamo, testimonial
Fred's Italian Corner
Back in the storage closet of Fred's Italian Corner, half the tablecloths are a solid, elegant burgundy, and the other half are checkered red and white. That's because the bistro transforms every from a New York style pizzeria by day into an intimate bistro by night. During dinner, a fleet of bow-tied servers glide from the wine rack wall to the glass-topped tables, presenting chicken marsala, shrimp Tuscany, and Neapolitan-style, thin crust pizzas. During lunch, cooks sling a similar menu of pasta, salads, subs, and slices, but they do it quickly and casually from the cozy counter. That's not to say you'll need a ball gown in the dining room—the entirety of Fred's Italian Corner, from booth to patio to counter, operates as a friendly, family-run restaurant with a relaxed, casual vibe.
2278 W Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030Get Directions