We are traveling to Houston for a volleyball tournament at U. of Houston in September and have decided to stay at the Hilton on campus. I am trying to figure out some restaurants nearby (we will have a rental car) to go to. I am getting the impression that particular area is not the greatest so we don't mind driving a littlle bit. I don't want anything too outrageous. We are partial to Italian food and like a nice sports bar to go to between matches. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.