Aldo's Cucina Italiana
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Aldo's Cucina Italiana

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.aldoscucinaitaliana.com/
  • Phone: 9364479623
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Aldo el Sharif
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Upon request Alternate phone number: 7132528379
  • Private Party Contact: Pedro Castro 9364479623
  • Entertainment: Piano
    Monday- Friday 5pm-10pm and Saturday 6pm-10pm.
    br> Lee La Forge
    Lee LaForge entertains nightly in the piano room at ALDO’S CUCINA ITALIANA. The Beaumont native has been playing and singing for four decades in Houston, Atlanta and New York. As Music Director for Theater Under The Stars (TUTS) and pianist for Atlanta Ballet he has been able to perform for every cast in Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and society parties from 10-2000 guests.
    Every Sunday he takes the stage for Houston Racquet Club's Brunch.

    Good Food/Good Wine/Good Music in a comfortable space.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Aldo's Cucina Italiana
Authentic Italian Cuisine

To hear Chef Aldo tell it, his vision for Aldo’s Cucina Italiana couldn't be simpler: unmatched regional Italian cuisine,ranging from country rustic to city sophisticated, served with style in a comfortable and casual Italian setting. It's all, he insists, about the WOW Factor.
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Aldo's Cucina Italiana reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The place was close for remodeling,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The place was close for remodeling, yet you confirmed my reservation,and your phone just ring and ring no message or anything. highly disapointed. wasted gas and time very poorly handle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Ghost Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    I arrived with my party but no one was there to greet us. We waited in the lobby area and looked around for employees but no one came out nor did we see anyone. After waiting for 5 - 7 minutes inside, we decided to leave. When you go in, there is an electronic door chime; so if there was anyone in the restaurant they could hear the chime. We can see why every time we drive by the restaurant is dead...
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  • In my opinion, Chef Aldo is
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    In my opinion, Chef Aldo is one of the best chefs in Houston. I have been a fan of his for 20+ years.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Chef Aldo is wonderful. He
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Chef Aldo is wonderful. He visits all the tables, suggesting wines, specials, makes you feel at home. The food is outstanding and the service is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very good, but expensive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Very good, but expensive. Dinner for two with wine (selected by Aldo) came to $250.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • The first visit to Aldo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    The first visit to Aldo's was on a Tuesday. There were few other diners and service and food was good, with a good deal of personal attention from Aldo. The second visit, on a Friday, was OK. The food was good but not outstanding. For the taste and quality, it seemed overpriced. It will be a long while before we go back.
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  • Greeted promptly, seated at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Greeted promptly, seated at a nice table. The specials of the evening were explained in detail, we ordered the salman special. The waiter asked our wine preference, we told him, he suggested a bottle which we purchased and it was very good. Service attentive but not overly. A very good evening. Will return again, and again etc.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • No Menu Required
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Chef Aldo's personal touch makes this a very special place. We did not even need to open the menu as Chef Aldo took care of us as if we were in his home. The meal was one of the best I have had in The Woodlands area since moving here two years ago and we have been to all of the top restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Wonderful Valentine's Day dinner
    Gmck1984
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Even though my wife and I had our Valentine's Day dinner on Friday the 15th, choosing Aldo's was the right choice. Chef Aldo helped us with wine selection and suggested we pair this with a great squash ravioli appetizer. He then asked us what we were in the mood for, so my wife chose the salmon special, whereas I said meat and Chef Aldo suggested the Short Ribs braised in Barolo, which I was thinking about already. The choices were great! Even though we were stuffed, we shared a delicious Tiramisu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Not worth the money.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Upon arriving for our reservation we were greeted and within 15 mins were taken to our table. The menu was for Valentines day. So the only option we had was what to order for our entrees. The appetizer was a sampler plate and was not very good. It included three different raviolis and a very small salad. Our dinners were very delicious, I had the flounder and my wife had the grilled chicken. We were very pleased, finally. Dessert was another sampler plate and again not very good. One of the desserts was very good but since it was a sampler there was not very much of it and the others were MEH. Service was very slow and we had to remind the waiters to fill our empty glasses.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Valentine's Day menu was very
    MACCVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Valentine's Day menu was very well-rounded, interesting, well-presented. It's hard to do a great job with so many people to server, but Aldo's did very well.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Excellent food and service. The staff were friendly and attentive.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great food,service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Great food,service and atmosphere ... Will definitely return
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    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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  • Overall I found this dining
    Jgg3VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Overall I found this dining experience poor and very unusual. While the wait staff was attentive, I found the head waiter's style very overbearing. For example, we never got a menu. When I asked for one, the head chef came over and basically told us what we would have, without prices of course. In the end it was clear that everything that they essentially pushed on us was a high priced item. The food was ok, but nothing to rave about. I made a mistake by not insisting on looking at a menu and ultimately not just leaving. However, I will not make the mistake of going back as there are too many other good Italian restaurants in the Woodlands where you do not feel taken advantage of.
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  • Great food and menu. Specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Great food and menu. Specials were excellent, but chef tended to push too much on making decisions for you rather than letting you decide on your own, so we ended up with twice the food that we would have normally ordered. Tiramusu had practically no liquer, coffee flavor or lady fingers and had an odd lemony flavor. Staff was attentive but very inexperienced - tended to interrupt conversation to ask if they could pour wine or bring anything else.
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    notable wine list
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  • My husband and I have enjoyed
    SLF3
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    My husband and I have enjoyed this restaurant since it opened. First and foremost, the staff is wonderfully personable and very professionally helpful. The ambiance in the carpeted dining room is wonderful. The light is low but high enough so we can still read the menu. There is a good wine list; we have never been disappointed in our choices. The food is exquisite and plentiful.
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  • Great food, adequate service
    Lonklene
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We have been to Aldo's about a half dozen times. Food is always great. I love the Lamb Chops! The beet, goat cheese salad is also one of my favorites. Our service tonight was below my expectations and there was a noisy toddler (at 9:00 pm) at a nearby table. Of course the management has no control over guests who inappropriately bring young children. They have Luce music in the bar, which I love! And the guy was pretty good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great selection, food, and
    JimLVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Great selection, food, and service. The wine list can use some lower priced items to even it out.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Lamb chops are some of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Lamb chops are some of the best I have ever tasted!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was very bland but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    The food was very bland but the overall presentation was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • New Year's eve - very packed.
    churchkeysVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    New Year's eve - very packed. We did not know when we arrived there was a $65 per person plated dinner. I am rating the food based on last visit and marking the overall very good because they graciously apologized about the mix up. We did not stay. Open Table was not a good choice for communicating this - it only showed we could get a reservation there for the evening. I don't guess there was a way around it.
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  • not bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    food was good overall and wine list was also varied. Not impressed with the waiter overall. Granted, it was New Years Eve and I'm sure they were a bit busier than usual, but he didn't have the tools to do his job correctly...had to scrape crumbs off table with his hands for example. Will go back and try again because this was a fixed menu and I would like to try some dishes on their other menu
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  • This place just did not ring
    churchkeysVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    This place just did not ring my bell. The food was good. The prices were a little high for the choices. The waitstaff was friendly yet a bit lacking about helping make a decision or promoting the menu in a passionate way. The decor was - well - plain. Just not what I expected based on the reviews. I would not turn down another meal here but I would not go out of my way to return. My recommendation to this place would be to close off the front windows and sound proof them, spice up the decor a bit, and make this a charming, intimate get-away for couples.
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  • Regretfully disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Seemed like the restaurant could not scale for Christmas eve. Service was awful-unbelievable slow - with a reservation. Food was outrageously expensive. They were out of many items. Tiramisu was listed on dessert menu, but I truly think we were served an Italian wedding cake. Whole evening left us feeling, very regretful and remorse that we tried something new on recommendations. Plus - taken advantage of on price! Maybe on off holidays the food is good. Not sure, but not going back.
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  • Menu is good but getting a
    Phillip
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    Menu is good but getting a little stale. Aldo is a great chef but he needs to keep it fresh by changing it up a bit more often.
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  • We were celebrating our daughter's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    We were celebrating our daughter's birthday and it was a memorable dining experience for the occasion. They brought her a complimentary panna cotta, which was delicious!
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    special occasion
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  • Great Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Great service! Aldo was going to each table to check on all of the customers. Awesome salads to start with, the caprese was great. I had the Cioppino, pricey but worth it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Excellent authentic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Excellent authentic Italian cuisine. If there is a dish you would like that is not on the menu, the chef will make it for you!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    I was pleasantly surprised with my food. I ordered one of the specials (sea bass in a saffron sauce) and it was delicious. The piece of fish was very fresh, and they gave you a nice portion. (In fact, it was too much for me to finish so I took half of it home.) I had the beet salad and it might just be the best salad I have had. It was really different and fresh. The bread was amazing - nice crusty exterior and soft inside. My only complaint was the price - my meal, including gratuity, was over $70. I had one mixed drink that was $12. I guess that is the going rate these days, but I thought it was too much for gin and tonic. The wait staff was attentive, but not annoying. I'll go back.
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  • Been twice now and will be
    BenB
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Been twice now and will be back. Aldo welcomed us and visited our table throughout the meal. This place is really a gem, with wonderful food, an excellent wine list and a nice ambience overall.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The staff was very professional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    The staff was very professional. The food was very tasty. We asked to split a pasta and then a special entree. They did both splits in the kitchen - served very professionally! We will go back again!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Service was wonderful, Aldo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Service was wonderful, Aldo made frequent visits to our table to pour wine, help us select menu, etc. Our food was prepared perfectly, from ravioli, to pasta to fresh fish prepared tableside. Our first visit and won't be our last, sorry we waited so long to get there.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • We made reservations for Thanksgivi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We made reservations for Thanksgiving night and were pleased that the restaurant wasn't crowded. The atmosphere wasn't quite what we were expecting for the price though - I expected it to be a little more fancy on the inside and outside. However, the food was excellent, and the wait staff were very helpful. The chef even came around to see how everything tasted. Overall, I was pleased with Aldo's.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • We went there for Thanksgiving.
    Golddelocks
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We went there for Thanksgiving. It is our third time dining here and we just love it. Again, food was excellent. So many choices, hard to decide what to eat! I try something new every time and have not been disappointed! And the Tiramisu is to die for!
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  • Chef Aldo does it again
    DinesoutalotVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    We have experienced Chef Aldo's previous restaurant attempts. Unfortunately his current is consistent with history. Food is generally good, but watch out for some losers.Stick to the Italian dishes which were good. I had the short ribs at the recommendation of the waiter. I was served a huge piece of dry and stringy saurbraten/pot roast. The staff was harried starting with the frantic host, stressed waiter, and a sullen Aldo who charged from the kitchen to the front desk several times never engaging with his guests. Somehow Aldo does not create a sense of calm and confidence that one is going to have a pleasant dinner. Our second course was served half way through the first. The waiter was in hiding most of the night.
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  • Aldo's is a dining gem in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Aldo's is a dining gem in the Woodlands area. We have dined here several times for both dinner and Sunday brunch and the service, atmosphere, and especially the food never disappoints. During our latest dinner outing my wife enjoyed the Butternut Squash soup and Osso Buco, while I tried the Tuscan Bean soup and the Pork Chop with apples and dried cherries. They were all delicious. Also, the teenage musicians, both pianist and violinist, have added to the dining experience.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent restaurant with
    DissatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Excellent restaurant with moderate prices. Great waitress (Lisa), who's descriptions of the specials force you to get everything she recommends. Excellent Italian wine. Staff works as a team, which is always a good thing. I would come back to this restaurant next time I am in the area.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • You Lease is Up...Move On
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    We waited one hour for 2 items taken directly off the Sunday brunch menu, which consist of 12 items total, our waiter was lathargic and disinterested. Food was overpriced, paying for some high overhead (huge wine inventory and a building that seats about 120 even though there were only 8 diners there). The maitre 'd was the high point but it would be better if he spoke understandablle English. All in all a terrible experience and we will not be going back.
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  • Aldo's is a Favorite
    Beckular
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Aldo's is spectacular. The food is always wonderful and the service is impeccable. I've never been disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent very friendly "Welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2012
    Excellent very friendly "Welcome to the family" service. After our first visit made reservations for both anniversary and New years Eve.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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