If Mohamad Akbari (Cameron Basil) invited you over for an Italian dinner at his home, the menu would very likely be similar to the one you will find at Prima Pasta homestyle Italian Restaurant in Houston. Mr. Akbari puts his personal stamp on the restaurant’s authentic Italian dishes, and his family’s Italian favorites frequently find their way onto the menu!

An example of one of the favorite Italian dishes is Eggplant Parmesan – he peels the eggplant, adds bread crumbs and simmers the dish until the eggplant almost dissolves into the marinara sauce. Accompanying vegetables are first blanched briefly, then sauteed until very tender.

Some of these authentic dishes served are special to Mr. Akbari’s heart, as they remind him of very happy times growing up close to his brother’s restaurant.

Other menu favorites in the homestyle Italian food menu include the Chicken Marsala, Seafood Lasagna, Fettuccini Alfredo and Pasta Pesto.

Prima Pasta in Tablehopping 1999