Best Cheesy Dishes In Houston

June 5, 2013 7:00 AM

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Many cultures use cheese in some way, so it’s no surprise that tasting the best cheese dishes in Houston will take you on a cultural tour of the city. Check out these restaurants when you’re in the mood for a cheesy indulgence. There are some dishes you might not expect.

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Photo Credit: Thinkstock

La Cocina
515 FM 359
Richmond, TX 77406
(281) 238-0872
www.lacocinarestaurant.com

La Cocina serves some of the best Mexican food in Southwest Houston. On the restaurant’s weekday lunch special menu, you can find chile con queso enchiladas, a rareity on most menus. The creamy cheeses make your mouth sing with delight with each bite. If you are in the mood for a light snack or dish, order the tortillas and queso dip. You will not be disappointed.

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Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Collina’s Italian Café
3835 Richmond Ave
Houston TX 77027
(713) 621-8844
www.collinas.com

Collina’s Italian Cafe brings Italy to Houston with its atmosphere, music and food. The café offers several cheese dishes that are bound to delight to your taste buds. The manicotti is stuffed with four different types of cheese that bask in a sweet sugo sauce while the cheese in the ravioli spills out every time your fork cuts into the dish. Collina’s cheese pizza and calzones do not stop short of their cheesy goodness either.

Photo Credit: Nundini's Chef's Table via Facebook

Photo Credit: Nundini’s Chef’s Table via Facebook

Nundini’s Chef’s Table
500 North Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2910
www.nundini.com

Nundini’s Chef Table brings the best Italian dishes from the entire country to Houston.  In his penne ai Quattro formaggi, Chef Giampaolo Nundini’s brings alive the parmesan, fontina, mozzarella and smoked cheeses. This dish screams cheesy goodness. If you are in the mood for pizza, look no further. Four cheesy pizzas contain some of the best Italian cheese you can find — the maragherita pizza, the chef pizza, the cicciona pizza and the parma pizza.

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Photo Credit: Mockingbird Bistro via Facebook

Photo Credit: Mockingbird Bistro via Facebook

Mockingbird Bistro
1985 Welch St.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 533-0200
www.mockingbirdbistro.com

Mockingbird Bistro is an award-winning eatery that mixes French and Texan foods together in a way rarely seen before. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, this confortable restaurant packs incredible flavor into every dish. You can enjoy a delightful cheese plate consisting of both American and French cheeses with crackers, fruit and honey. Whether you choose to have an incredible cheese plate as a snack, with a glass or two of wine or with your dinner, Mockingbird Bistro’s ever-changing selection of cheeses is always impeccable.

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Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Kata Robata Sushi & Grill
3600 Kirby Drive, Suite H.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858
www.katarobata.com

Kata Robata brings the best of Japanese and French foods together in one incredible dining experience unlike any other restaurant. Kata Robata, offers a cheese dish you may not expect to find: lobster mac and cheese. The richness and creaminess from the cheese melts in in your mouth and the fresh lobster compliments it perfectly. Plus, for anyone who doesn’t like sushi, the lobster mac and cheese is also a great alternative that even children will love.

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Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and quick using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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