Arturo's Uptown Italiano
Arturo's Uptown Italiano

Arturo's Uptown Italiano

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arturosuptown.com/
  • Phone: (713) 621-1180
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Seles Romero
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 7136211180x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Oak Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking as well as valet.
A word from Arturo's Uptown Italiano
Dining at elegant Arturo’s Uptown Italiano is like a visit to the romantic hillside cafes of Tuscany. Arturo’s will charm you with the warmth of Old Italy and astound you with Chef Seles Romero's delicious flavors. Dine on the open air covered patio or in the beautiful stone and wood interior. Ravioli with crab meat, salmon with a mustard dill sauce, savory eggplant parmigiana, spicy penne pasta and Italian sausage -all are now Houston classics. From the extensive wine list to the friendly hostesses and the helpful waitstaff, all the pieces are in place to make your visit to Arturo's a most wonderful experience. The acoustics are designed to allow pleasant table conversation and there is ample free parking as well as valet. Come for the charm of Old Italy -we look forward to seeing you.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Arturo's Uptown Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)romantic (70)fit for foodies (63)great for lunch (50)good for groups (47)great for outdoor dining (45)notable wine list (44)neighborhood gem (44)great for brunch (30)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (13)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Paul
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    good place for lunch meeting. good food, and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    nibblesVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    All liked our food, baked Brie very good, large appetizer, nice atmosphere, lots of choices, noise level comfortable, attractive, recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    LisaMacVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We had a mishap on our reservations. at two different restaurants and ended up an Arturos. the best pork chop i have ordered at any restaurant in Houston
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they make you feel welcomed and important
    RudyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Loved the atmosphere. The service was impeccable. Food was generous and very tasty. Definitely a place to return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DIego is the only waiter you should request.
    Hank1970
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Excellent. This is a great place to hold a business meeting or to have dinner with your spouse. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Money talks at Arturo's works
    BobBear
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Setting the stage for an important meeting requiring the anointing of one of your largest advisors works especially well at Arturo's. The wait staff are business savvy and have the most proper way to attend to your needs as well as those of your client. They are seen when needed and seem to disappear when the meeting gets to the point. Oh, by the way, the food made a big hit too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    myfinedining
    Dined on 11/11/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Food
    LindaAVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have been to Arturo's several times. Or server Diego is outstanding, we have ask for him on several occasions and have not been disappointed. He knows our names and remembers what we drink, he is also prepared to offer great wine suggestions and has not been wrong. The food is always to our liking, is served hot and prepared the way we want it. We have never had to send anything back to the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arturo's is a fantastic place
    Regulars
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Fantastic fish, pasta and service in a quiet formal setting suitable for a business meal or romantic event.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    MemorialResidentVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I dine here for lunch 1-2 per month and the food is always very good. Fresh, light, appropriate portions. Service is always flawless.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good restaurant
    Mary
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was really delicious. The service was very good and the atmosphere was quiet and nice.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Good Service
    ChrisV
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great Food and Good Service...............................................................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ahhhhmazing Mussels!
    LvGoodFood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our server Diego was tremendous and the ambiance was fitting. Great date night. Mussels were delish and the bufalo mozzarella was perfectly pulled to accompany the caprese salad. Only conplaint is the flavor profile of the lobster ravioli. Too much on the sweet side- needs a savory component. It had sweet corn in the ravioli and amidst the garnish with the lobster. Vodka cream sauce is too sweet. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back Again
    Karz
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We have eaten here many time and will continue to do so. This a fine establishment. Parking is easy, the ambiance is warm and pleasant, you can hear your companions easily, the staff is very good and the food is delicious. Arturo's is definitely in the top five restaurants in Houston. From simple pasta to the spectacular sea bass they prepare table side, everything is as it should be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food - Expensive Wine
    FriNiteFoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant with a nice terrace which, as is too often the case in Houston, overlooks the parking lot. Still on a pleasant evening it is nice and affords good car and people watching. The food choices are varied and excellent. The wine list is expensive with far more wines priced above $100 than below. This was my 4th visit in the past couple of years. I would probably go more often if it weren't so difficult to find a wine with a price that doesn't put me off. Despite having a very large parking lot shared by businesses which are closed at night, one is obligated to use valet parking at a flat fee of $5. This is petty larceny as far as I am concerned an is off-putting. My visits will continue to be few and far between.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    PeggyH10
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Although I did not order an entree, I was extremely pleased with everything I DID order. Wine was wonderful, appetizers and soup was excellent. Service was just as good. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done
    OpentableVIPVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Accommodating... we were late and added a person. Food was excellent. Great veal chop and saltimbocca. Well worth the choice..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hmmm, seems to have changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I've been coming here for at least five years. What used to be a very pleasant place seems to be a bit, how shall I say, "Moody"? Food is really good, some great choices of salads and pastas, and of course the wonderful yellow bell pepper cream soup. But the hostess and staff, oh my, I guess I should have taken my Gucci handbag and Prada pumps in order to have had descent service :-) While I'd normally say everyone has a bad day once in a while, the last two of three times that I've been here its been the same thing. Staff just a bit too 'aloof' and 'I'm doing you a favor attitude'. Food is still reliable and tasty, well seasoned, and very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Becoming a habit
    Backintown
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The hubby and I dine here often and it is becoming our favorite place as we get to know it better. I love the sea bass they prepare at the table and he goes for either the steak or veal chop special. He says it is the best in town. Pastas are great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    Karz
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We were in on Tuesday night and it was packed, but the noise level wasn't annoying -we could talk. The food was wonderful! Six of us had about everything on the menu and there wasn't a miss. Our waiter was very good as was the wine list. Coming back for the third round this weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Italian Spot in town
    KL11VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The title says it all. Great food, great service. We always enjoy our meals there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night dinner
    Tourist
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The large outdoor veranda seating was wonderful for one of those rare opportunities to sit outside in Houston. The shrimp and scallops with risotto was dry, overcooked and very disappointing. The pork chop, on the other hand, was quite good. In all, we felt the restaurant is overpriced for mediocre food. The wine list was also pricey. The service was very satisfactory.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why I keep coming back!
    ElizabethL
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is where I go every few months with. Y sister for dinner. Without fail, the service is excellent and the food is divine. Since we are both watching our weight, we started with the yummy gazpacho and the. Had the pan seared trout for our entree. It was magnificent! The lemon caper butter sauce with jumbo lump crab meat on top was not exactly diet food, but it was glorious and neither of us felt that we had strayed too far from our diet goals. Arturo's consistently yields a delicious meal, superb service and relaxed atmosphere. Such a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Jewel
    RWH123VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This was my first time there and it was wonderful. We went on a Monday night and the service was excellent. We were not rushed and were able to enjoy each other company before ordering. I will be going back many times as it really is a neighborhood jewel. Next time we will eat outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for a business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Arturo's Uptown Italiano is my "go to" for important business lunches. Whether you are sitting in the cool of the ac or under the generously proportioned al fresco dining area, you will enjoy excellent Italian cuisine, and friendly, attentive service. When the restaurant is full, it can be a bit noisy, but if your Open Table reservation includes a request a table for a quiet corner, the noise is less noticeable. For a light, special dessert, surprise your guests with an order of the creme brulee "spoons"-- order two to three "spoons" per person at your table. They are just the right ending to a delicious meal and (hopefully!) a successful business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was o.k.
    lucky2dineout
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    For the price we felt the quality of food and our dining experience was just o.k. The entrees were served before the waiter realized he forgot to bring the salad. Food was bland. This was our first experience at Arturo's. We'll try another restaurant next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!!
    SweetTex
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a lovely time at Arturo's. Very comfy, private table. Great, friendly, attentive service (although the service was a little slow in the beginning, but it picked up later). But, mostly, the food here is consistently delicious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big Night
    Backintown
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Six of us came from around the country for an important business dinner. The food was excellent and well served by our waiter. The room was busy but no one at our table had to shout -good acoustics. Everyone was impressed with Arturo's and we will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, quiet and relaxing
    RadioprinceVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The veal ravioli and the lump crab ravioli were awesome. It was so relaxing and quiet. Very romantic and allowed us to talk without yelling! Server was a little busy but was excellent when he finally had time for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special
    Hank
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great day. I had a date with a girl I knew 40 years ago. We promised we would see each other in 4 decades. Went on to marry others but kept our promise! We were not rushed, service great, not overly doting. Left us to talk about our lives and it was great. Thank you guys! Hank taylor
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Southern Italian cuisine
    GallopingGourmandVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Menu is somewhat dated, but food is simply delicious. Our table had four mains, all of which were outstanding, and included Pistachio-crusted lamb chops (as good as we've ever tasted); pan-seared redfish with artichokes and tomatoes; black truffle scallops and shrimp; and lobster tail pescatore and papardelle. Wine list is primarily Italian, but very reasonably priced (there are plenty of non-Italian wines, as well). For dessert, the Key Lime Pie was as good as any in the city, and the pistachio gelato is the best we've tasted outside Italy. However, we found it offensive that the valet parker literally took up every single spot in an otherwise empty lot, forcing every patron to pay $5 to park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • long time customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I am a long time customer but disappointed w recent menu changes. Used to have a great piece of trout, healthfully done. I had spaghetti fra diavolo at waiters suggestion. Awful. No spice, fat spaghetti, tough lobster and calimari. Will go again as service and ambiance are great. Get the brazino special. It is always great-dont know why they don't sell that instead of fra diavolo!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent Visit
    Backintown
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had not been to Arturo's in a long time and we pleasantly surprised great improvements in the food. Much fresher and of higher quality than four years ago. Everything we had was excellent as was service. This has become one of the best restaurants in Houston. I am now planning a business dinner there. Great food and a soft noise room make it hard to resist.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WWonka707
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was a pleasant Sunday brunch experience at Arturo's; quiet, sophisticated, but not stuffy; friendly, attentive service, and the brunch selection - for the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu, was just varied enough, and delicious, and well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always On
    marknbellaire
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Although we like to try new restaurants, Arturos seems to be a return favorite for us. Food, service, and atmosphere always spot on. This year's restaurant week offerings were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved the food and service!
    Aggiegirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Arturo's is a fabulous restaurant--one of Houston's best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually Excellent...
    AlwaysDeliciousVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have dined at this restaurant in the past, and it is generally excellent, however this time the service was horrible. The waiter barely paid attention to us, the bus boy basically waited our table. When we paid, I slipped the bus boy the majority of the tip, and later found the waiter loudly complaining about our lack of a tip to him on our way out. Very disappointing service from a restaurant which is generally excellent. The food however, was great as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful lunch
    Romneypol
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a chance to visit and experience this more upscale well known restaurant for the HRW and we enjoyed it beyond our expectations. You just have to try it, no BUT's at all!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never been
    Ijb1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I had never been neither did my friends. Very well received.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    BizCorp
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have used Arturo's for many business dinners because the service is impeccable, the food is great and we can converse easily enough that we don't have to shout. This evening was as good as the rest. They have added a private dining room that seats 30 and we will be using that. Our company highly recommends Arturo's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.