Let me introduce you to a place that will bring joy to your taste buds:  Ragu & Pesto. In a city so large like Houston, you would expect us to have a fair amount of amazing Italian restaurants. Sadly, this isn’t this case. Majority of the so called Italian restaurants just feature a few dishes of over cooked pasta and some incredibly greasy pizzas. Well your search ends now, for Ragu & Pesto is truly the best place in Houston for your Italian cuisine needs.

To start off, the restaurant itself looks marvelous. It also may contain musical guests that will add an extra pizza to your dinner, which many other places couldn’t even fathom to provide.

Don’t want to go here without knowing what to order? Their website features their entire extensive menu! The extent this place goes to to make you comfortable is incredibly, because if you are far too tired and can’t make it to the beautiful restaurant, they will deliver their fine items directly to you using GrubHub!

Born in Houston, Texas in the heart of The Galleria area, “RAGU & PESTO” is the realization of our Chef and owner dream. Here, we combine the traditional RAGU Bolognese sauce with the authenticity, the elegance and the fresh aroma of PESTO. Come and enjoy a casual atmosphere in Italian Trattoria style where you will savor traditional Italian food. Looking for a place to share some quality time in the company of friends, family or that special someone? RAGU & PESTO features an elegant bar with a huge selection of wines.

At our restaurant, we strive to offer our guests real authentic Italian cuisine. We have revolutionized the Italian dining experience! RAGU & PESTO offers authentic Gourmet Pizzas in a casual and homey environment prepared by our Chef Omar Alvarado. We bring you Italian kitchen favorites, special recipes and sauces that are prepared in the moment you order with the freshest ingredients.

We invite you to try our Bucatini al Cartoccio, Pasta alla Ruota, Risotto Nero with squid ink and a wide variety of delectable and famous authentic dishes. Our guests also have the opportunity to build their own combination of pastas or sauces using our variety of more than 16 traditional Italian sauces.

Every meal we prepare is made fresh daily and cooked at the moment in order to ensure freshness and quality. Every day we only select the finest ingredients available for our restaurant.

Our traditional recipes derive from various provinces of Italy and their history. For us, the food is an experience, a passion; and RAGU & PESTO has great love for the food.

It is our commitment at RAGU & PESTO to provide excellent food and service and a pleasant experience for you and your family. We want you to enjoy what we offer for many years to come!

Come and be part of an outstanding dining experience!


If you are planning a special lunch or dinner and need catering services in Houston, or if you are looking for a private room to hold your party or business meeting, then RAGU & PESTO is the place for you.

Our excellent bilingual staff will always welcome you to a friendly atmosphere and will go the extra mile to ensure that your visit is as pleasant and as pleasurable as possible. We want you and your acquaintances to be our repeat guests for many years to come.

A fabulous meal awaits you! Contact us for reservations today!


If you are looking for Italian catering services in the Houston, Katy or Sugarland areas, look no further, we are here for you. RAGU & PESTO Italian cuisine, Bar and Grill offers an excellent catering service for special events such as weddings, business meetings, birthday parties or any type of special event, we will help you make your event as successful and as unforgettable as possible!

For a group of 20 – 24 people, you can request any of our exquisite Complete Dish Trays or, the half tray which will serve about 10-12 people. All of our trays come with a House Salad and our famous Homemade Bread. We can also provide drinks, serving utensils, sets of plates, bowls and dishes. All these details will make for an unforgettable meal, and will fascinate you and your guests. All you have to provide is the tables and the guests. Our catering menu includes our most popular dishes, although we are happy to create custom dishes for your special event.

Contact us and we will gladly assist you!


For lunch, dinner or business meetings, you can order online or with a quick phone call. Let us bring our gastronomic experience to your home or office door! Our friendly drivers are also there to bring you to our restaurant when you need it. Our RAGU & PESTO delivery service will let you experience a simple and delicious moment. Let us serve and bring our dining experience to where you want it!!!

Please contact us for more information:

6445 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, 77057.

(713) 266-9999

Ragu & Pesto is proud member of

@ Daniella Garcia-Loos Almeida


One of the world’s leading dining clubs is finally here. Taste the Menu Card, is a groundbreaking membership card focused on making eating out more affordable for people that live alone or have little time to cook for themselves while helping local restaurants in the Greater Houston to attract new customers.

As a Taste the Menu member, you will obtain great savings at a vast variety of participating restaurants, from gourmet cuisine establishments to food chains. Just show your membership card and start enjoying the available offers. There are thousands of restaurants offering discount for you to be able to dine out seven days a week. However, some restaurants may feature individual restrictions, so you must check the details of your selected restaurant on the website prior to booking.

As a participant restaurant, Taste the Menu offers you an unparalleled marketing strategy, so that you will see an increasing number of new customers and booking. Restaurants will not have to pay a membership fee, but you are required to offer the agreed discounts to members instead. Taste the Menu will feature your restaurant on its website, mobile apps and in its full color glossy directory… all for free!

If you are interested in joining Taste the Menu a partner restaurant, send an email to


Just great food as nature provides it.

11703449_921817557879656_9123915764616806353_oThis amazing nature centered restaurant is created by chef Randy Rucker after his famous creation of a restaurant Rootsie’s. His menus are executed with his love for Third Coast cuisine and produce, while keeping a fun and relaxing atmosphere right down to the design that reflects the restaurants roots.

11693987_930518220342923_1499515928509169547_nTheir vivid menu is almost changing daily to fit within the tastes of the wonderful chefs and the ingredients that speak to them the most. They have various small and large dishes and their open kitchen is based around a live fire and their patio is a dream, where each chef tends to their own herbs and spices. Bramble even has their own vinegar and pickling programs and many other modern advancements.

11022546_1656583447921076_4283380709941934933_oWhy don’t you try this amazing tasteful restaurant today?


Hours: Monday-Saturday, 4-10pm,

Last Seating at 10pm


2231 S. Voss RD

Houston, TX 77057



– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)

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Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah-Boardwalk-23633Sometimes you just don’t have the time or money to visit Disney World or Universal and you want to have some fun in a great amusement park!

After all, this place was voted 2014 Local’s Choice Award Winner for Best Attraction and Best Place to Take a Visitor!

BWI_DuskSince this place is only twenty miles away from downtown Houston, why don’t you wake up a bit early and spend a day here, they even have amazing waterfront restaurants and well known retail stores so you can have some fun outside of the park too. One of the most well-known rides is the Boardwalk Bullet rollercoaster, why is it so cool? It’s almost made completely out of wood, crazy!

Before the summer ends don’t miss your chance to have some fun at the Kemah Boardwalk!

– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)

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I hear you want to eat a good hot dog but you don’t want to go to a name brand place, I’ve got some news for you!

131844_632335513456748_380467327_oSure you can make your own hot dogs at home, but that takes a long time to prepare everything, why not just head over to Good Dog Houston? Good Dog Hot Dogs is not your run of the mill hot dogs. These are Texas-made; all natural franks served inside Houston’s own Slow Dough Bread Co. buns. All of their Hot Dogs topped with hand-crafted, and one of a kind condiments.



Let me get straight to the point, they are handmade, local, and made to order. You have various choices, you can choose from the Classics menu or you can make your own hot dog. If you are in the mood for a drink, they offer around 16 choices and if you are under age, why not try their Soda Pops or their Root Beer Floats?



This great restaurant that once originated from a simple food truck is sure to clear a spot for the best hot dogs in Houston. Check out Good Dog Houston today!




Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-11pm • 903 Studewood Street, Houston, TX 77008

Info@Gooddoghouston.Com • 832-800-Dogs (3647)






– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)



1537471_10152402590547747_5504134347175975537_oWhat is this place? It’s the greenest restaurant Houston has ever seen!

What makes them so green?  Well, they use local and organic produce and ingredients, and they use all-natural meat products: no hormones, no antibiotics, no steroids. They even offer the most extensive Gluten-Free menu in Texas. Energy wise, they supplement their electricity with 2.5KW solar modules and they also use 100% LED (light emitting diodes) for indoor and outdoor lighting. Pretty green right?

10298602_10152692895112747_5030302747080292571_oThat’s not even the beginning of it, they received the Green Restaurant Association Certification! The Green Restaurant Association is a non-profit group that establishes the criteria restaurants must follow to become certified. In order to gain certification, the establishment must create programs in each of the categories, which are: Energy, Water, Waste, Disposables, Chemical & Pollution Reduction Sustainable Food, Sustainable Furnishings & Building Materials. That’s a lot of criteria, trust me!



But don’t you want to dine healthy as well? Look no further! They offer a large selection of vegetarian dishes and they use as much produce as they can from Gundermann Acres! Ruggles Green avoids the use of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), and all of their  teas and coffees are organic and Fair Trade Certified. They also serve over 35 gluten free items!

I think if you are in the mood to be green, go to Ruggles Green!


4 locations

2501 Research Forest Drive at Lakeside Blvd. The Woodlands, TX 77381

Tel. 281.292.4515 1013095_10151475720692747_624132342_n

15903 City Walk, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Tel. 281.565.1175

801 Town And Country Blvd., Houston, Texas 77024

Tel. 713.464.5557





748 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008

Tel. 713.714.8460

– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)

This restaurant in Sugar Land is sure to blow your mind!

tierra del fuegoThis restaurant mainly focuses on bringing you authentic Argentinian food; let’s see what they have to offer…

First off, their grill and asador were designed and built in Argentina, and feature an open-fire rotisserie, and they want to expose locals to passion for good food, wine, and life that sets Argentina apart. Argentinian food is heavily influenced by both Spanish and Italian styles of cooking, and they’re proud to share the unique blend of Mediterranean and Latin flavors with their guests. Might I add that they also have an extensive wine list and the amazing special of a three course meal for about thirty dollars, nice!

I feel as if this restaurant embodies Argentinian cuisine (my father is from Argentina) and if you go there you are sure to experience delicious food, traditional music and even weekly tango dancing, all of this right nearby!

churrascoTierra del Fuego

2110 Town Square Place, Sugar Land, TX 77479

(832) 999-4045

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

| Saturday, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Sunday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m


– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)


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Every now and then you feel the urge to go out to a nice place to eat (or maybe you just need some suggestions of where to take your next date), either way I’m here to help. I’m going to show you guys the best restaurants in Houston.

logo brothers pizzaToday I’ll be talking to you guys about a place that isn’t really a restaurant but is definitely worth the mention, Brother’s pizzeria! There are two locations that I know of, and I have been to both. This is an amazing place if you just want to relax and sit down to eat some good and greasy pizza. Brother’s pizza has been bringing us all a taste of New York since 1980 and everyone still thinks they are the best pizzeria in Houston. They have imported and domestic beers and wines, as well as your classic soft drinks you love. They offer Satellite flat-screen televisions so you can eat pizza and watch that game you thought you might have missed. I know I talk a lot about pizza, but what isn’t there to like?

Till next time

  • Highway 6 North Brother’s Pizzeria -1029 HWY 6 North, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77079
    • 281-398-4040 – Hours: Monday thru Saturday – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm – Closed Sunday
  •  Garden Oaks Brother’s Pizzeria – 3820 North Shepard – Houston, Texas 77018
    • 713-692-2020 -Hours: Monday thru Saturday – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
  •  Cypress Brother’s Pizza – 25282 Northwest Freeway, Suite 120 – Cypress, Texas 77429
    • 281-256-0737 – Hours: Monday thru Thursday – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
    • Friday- Saturday – 11:00 am to 10 pm – Sunday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

-Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)

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Every now and then you feel the urge to go out to a nice place to eat (or maybe you just need some suggestions of where to take your next date), either way I’m here to help. I’m going to show you guys the best restaurants in Houston.

slider1First off, I’d like to showcase an amazing pizza place, because who doesn’t like pizza? Dolce Vita is an amazing place for all of your pizza endeavors.  Dolce vita bring Neapolitan flavors of pizza to Houston, you know they are authentic because they use an imported wood burning oven which give those delicate pizzas a nice crunch with their varieties of cheese to go along with your wine.

Melanzana-Pizza-Dolce-Vita-thumb-560x424Their pizzas range from 9 dollars to 17 dollars and they also have various Italian delicacies available on their menu as well. If you are above the age of 21, you might also want to check out their amazing (and long) wine list made with help of their wine director Nathan Smith.

This fine restaurant also features private dining and events as well as the ability to set a reservation.  A lot of people like to comment on their alert and amazing customer service all around. I would also like to note this place was made by the lovable chef Marco Wiles, and you can visit his other restaurant right by called Da Marco too! They have also been featured by magazines like The New York Times and the Houston Chronicle, and now us!

You can find them at: 500 Westheimer Road Houston, TX (713) 520-8222

by Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer/contributor)




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