Houston >Food & Dining > Paulie's Restaurant
1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.742838 -95.406166
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Well-located in the heart of Westheimer close to Montrose, Paulie's is comfortable fast-casual, and reasonably priced, a place where you can stop at anytime for sandwiches, pasta or great coffee, which is why it's not only popular in the neighborhood, but among chefs as well.
All of the regular Italian cafe choices on the menu: pastas, personal pizzas, paninis, sandwiches and salads, but all done so well and with a little something extra to push it past ordinary. Great happy hour, free wifi and a nice wine and craft beer list, make Paulie's a casual and cozy neighborhood hideaway.
Paulie’s Restaurant located right on the edge of the Montrose just about sums up that feeling. The old diner, sit back and relax, chalkboard menu vibe is the place to go for those looking to enjoy a meal that will leave you comforted and satisfied.
The staff without a doubt will greet you with a smile as you walk up to the counter and order one of their undeniably fresh dishes. They will offer you a refreshing cucumber water, point you on your way to choose a table by one of the many sunlit windows and leave you to enjoy what is soon to be a reliably delicious meal.
Open Monday through Saturday the neighborhood restaurant provides customers food for the soul with daily specials ranging from meatloaf and potatoes to ossobuco. Diners are also able to enjoy pizzas and paninis like the Nonna, a pie topped with pesto, roasted tomato, house pancetta, arugula & parmesan, or the Principe, a panini with Italian sausage, mozzarella, grilled onions and peppers.
For the diner looking for a light lunch, Paulie’s substantially sized salads are available in small and large with options to add a protein of choice. The Summer Salad will leave your heart a flutter with a fresh combination of arugula, cucumber, picked cherry tomatoes and pecorino cheese lightly dressed with first-press olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon.
I Love the food at Paulie's! It tastes so good and is still very affordable. Even better than the food are the desserts. I highly recommend Paulie's to anyone and everyone looking for lunch or dinner.
Best pasta in town because it's handmade, the sauces amazing, it's cooked perfectly al dente and it's affordable. Counter service a plus too
Food good, Owner is out of control – I am visiting here from Chicago. My cousin frequents Paulie's because of their food. She wanted to take me there to experience it. The experience was HORRIBLE. They first almost over charged us by $10.00. Our meal was $25.87 and the cashier rung it up for over $35.00. But we caught the error, stuff happens. While we were waiting for our food, I wanted to order a latte. Since they didn't have soy milk, the waitress suggested an Americano (double). I decided I only wanted to pay for one shot of Americano. She was rude when I changed it--before she prepared it-- and she serve me a regular coffee. I was taken aback more from her rudeness and asked to speak to the manager. As I was explaining my concern to him (actual owner), he literally cut me off and said "if you don't like how we serve coffee, don't order it." WOW. I was shocked. I decided, if this is how he was going to handle me (as a customer), I don't want to eat his food! I took my order back and asked for my refund and kindly told him why. His response was to the "coffee girl" refund her the money, Jesus Christ! She figured out how much it was and threw it on the counter. A customer witnessed it and told me that she comes there often and told the waitress she was rude. The owner came over and told me to "get out and never come back and...he put his hands on me. I told him to take his hand off of me. He threatened to call the police and I invited him to. That was the worse experience I've ever encounted! His food may be good, but even if he didn't ask me to come back, I wouldn't have. There are some instances where service isn't so great or rather bad and you think to yourself, I'm not coming back or using those services again. But after a while you give it another shot, just to give the business another chance and the benefit of the doubt. Usually, it's much better. Paulie's, on the other hand is a place where good service would be sporadic! If you eat there, you would may enjoy your food, but good luck with the service! I don't know about you, but there are hundreds of places where food is very good and many of those have great service. Food doesn't taste good when service is distasteful!
Delicious – To keep it short, BEST MEDITERRANEAN PASTA SALAD EVER!
Yummmmmmm – Went here with a friend, and the place is super cute, the staff is nice, and the food all in all amazing! -YUM! LOVE the chocolate cake.The gnocci..they should have it as a side dish and not just with the steak.
Paulie's – not that great, overrated and last but not least, bad service
Yummy! – A favorite hangout for Lanier moms!
Hands down the best grilled chicken anywhere! add it to the big salad, cesar or any pasta - you will be so glad you did! today was my first time to try the grilled salmon - i am not a big fish eater...honestly - it was delicious - i look forward to enjoying it again! also love the grilled veggies (with chicken added of course!)
I highly recommend the adorable shortbread cookies - if you look at their website you will see the vast array of cookies available to order - i just picked up 2 dozen of the cupcakes for a birthday party - everyone LOVED them!
The staff is very friendly - tables get bussed straight away and are ready for the next lucky diner!
Now if they only served breakfast too!
Hope you enjoy Paulie's as much as i do!
A real find!! – I found Paulie's by accident one day and have been back at least once a week since!! The paninis are incredible and VERY filling. I have become hooked on their grilled tuna sandwiches with wasabi mayo and Italian potato salad. The staff is always courteous and the meals are all affordable. Do yourself a favor and try this place. You wont be disappointed!!!
Neat lil joint... – My first experience of Paulie's was pretty good. I had one of the panini sandwiches with turkey, bacon and swiss cheese. Not sure what kind of bread they used, but I think I would prefered a different style of bread. The sandwhich was a good portion. I ended up eating half the sandwhich and doggy bagging the rest. The pasta salad that complimented the sandwhich was pretty good. It was made of shell shaped pasta with olive oil and i blieve artichoke and other stuff. I also tried one of their cookies that so many ppl were raving about. It was a round shaped cookie with some strawberry preserve in the middle. It tasted like a poptart. Overall I was very pleased with the food and ambiance. I'll surely go back, since there were more items on the menu that I wanted to try.
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