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Lomonte's Italian Restaurant & Bar
Lomonte's Italian Restaurant & Bar

Lomonte's Italian Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lomontes.com
  • Phone: (281) 496-0030
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jose Paz Cruz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a covered patio that holds up to 50 people. It is heated in the winter months. Our restaurant is available for private parties as well. We will be happy to plan your party. We also are available for Sunday parties, as we are closed to the public.
  • Private Party Contact: Barbie, Ben or John (281) 496-0030
  • Entertainment: The Bar at Lomonte's features live music Thursday - Saturday. Please check our website for music listings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stafford
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lomonte's Italian Restaurant & Bar
Barbie Lomonte left her St. Louis home over 30 years ago bringing with her a passion for traditional Italian fare, something Houston sorely needed. Barbie opened Pasta Lomonte's in 1986 and the intimate atmosphere continues to provide one of the most romantic settings in town. Barbie's friendliness and hospitality are reminiscent of a family kitchen, where everyone is a friend. The extensive menu is modest,featuring home-cooked Italian delights accompanied by "to die for" sauces. Barbie Lomonte and her friendly staff look forward to making your dining experience truly unforgettable.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Having lived in and around Houston for 40 years I missed this very good Italian Restaurant. Wished I'd have found it before moving."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We have dined at Lamontes for special occasions for 15 years.The food is always good. The atmosphere is never too loud or crowded. I love that it feels very warm and intimate, probably because it is actually an old house. The service is consistently great! On our last visit it was superb. He was attentive but not annoying. All the food and drinks came out in good time.. He also came out with a piece of complimentary cheesecake with a candle for my daughters birthday when he brought dessert menues. I do recommend Lamontes and have recommended it at least twice since our visit last week. Last but not least, the prices are reasonable. Very good for the level of dinning experience."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Lomonte's is a diamond in the rough! Food is excellent, ambiance unmatched, and Barbie, the owner, makes it like eating at home away from home. Love this place!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was good as always. Waiter did not know menu. We were told an item on the menu was a cold appetizer and received a fried order that was not very good. When further asked about other items on the menu, the waiter had no clue. Prices are a bit steep for a neighborhood restaurant, especially drink prices. There is no happy hour here."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I really enjoy Lomonte's. It reminds me of the restaurant my family owned when I was a kid. The service is very good, the atmosphere suits almost any occasion, and the food is extremely delicious and authentic. I highly recommend the manicotti, lasagna, and chicken parm. Make sure to get the signature house salad that comes with the meal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been a patron of this restaurant for over 20 years. It never disappoints. It is wonderful Italian cuisine. Even the usual pasta dishes have something special about them. For instance, the Linguini with white clam sauce is simple, yet delicious and wonderful. The addition of red pepper flakes gives it a lovely mild spice that sets it apart from the same dish at other restaurants. The wait staff is always attentive without being obtrusive or annoying. I love the ambience as well, especially during the holidays."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had a lunch meeting at Lomonte's this week. Both the service and food was amazing. I had the salmon and it was the best piece of salmon I'd eaten at a restaurant in my old age of 42. The service was professional and attentive."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Very good food with excellent Italian cuisine for a reasonable price. This is traditional Italian food and the food is not grilled however, the quality is extremely high with a nice menu selection. The bar prices are higher than standard. A house vodka martini was 12.50. I would hate to pay for a call drink there. This is a bit too pricey for a noncall drink."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everyone we encountered in this fabulous little gem was polite, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and unobtrusive. Food is wonderful, hostess was cordial and everything made for a perfect evening with our dear friends."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and every time I leave loving it more and more. This is a wonderful place for date night and also not too expensive!! I look forward to coming back to this place again and again!! amazing"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Everyone is welcome. We had a large table with a fanily gathering across from us and several couples as well. The out door covered dining was great, the band in bar area was close enough to enjoy yet a casual conversation was easy. Food was great and Eddy was a fabulous water. We are headed back with the rest of the faminly in two weeks!!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was great and service wonderful. Desert could use some improvement but overall I left satisfied. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Lomonte's has been around for decades, and it still has that zing. Portions were huge, very diverse menu, and good service. Not wild about the shell on the cannoli, but otherwise it was wonderful. Hot, fresh, bread, great salad dressing and everything was fresh. Excellent!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This is a classic "neighborhood gem". Would not have found it without Open Table. If you find yourself in Houston and wanting to entertain a certain someone this is it. Romantic. Unrushed service. Patio and indoor tables equally delightful."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food was good, however in a city with so many great choices it is not worth the trouble of trying to find a parking spot"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Have dined here for years and always have wonderful food and service. Very friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Lomonte's great food and service is terrific, form the host, to the kitchen, to the wait staff, and to the bar staff. Well done! Thanks for the music!! We miss Kat leaving, but her desserts are her continuing contribution and legacy. Eddie is a great waiter!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our most favorite in town. Have been customers since Barbie opened in 1986. Recommend to anyone. Best Italian food in town."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Family run - friendly - warm - great food - great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I have been a faithful customer for over 28 years of Barbie at what is now called LoMonte's (previously Pasta LoMonte's). It is the best Italian restaurant anywhere ! The service is attentive; the decor beautiful; and the food is unbelievable. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone at any time. It is our favorite restaurant in Houston! Thank you Barbie."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Lomonte's is a small, very nicely appointed romantic gem of a restaurant. Not far off I-10, but enough so that you feel it's a little hidden. The service, ambience and food are all very good. It's definitely worth considering for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Lomonte's for New Years Eve. We enjoyed the bruschetta appetizer and two entrees off of their special New Years Eve menu. I had a chicken dish and he had a scallop dish. Everything was very good as well as the wine and atmosphere. While it was a little pricey for Italian, it was also a special occasion so it was worth the added cost."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a most enjoyable evening with great food, service, and drink selection in a romantic atmosphere that was easy to communicate in."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Everything about this restaurant was what we were looking for, excellent food service and a low noise level. Will become our go to place for Italian food."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We were anxious to try this St. Louis-influenced Italian restaurant. The staff was very attentive & knew their menu well. They made great recommendations & even modified one of the sauces to suit my husband's taste. We loved the toasted ravioli. We plan to visit again soon."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Great service and food. Moderate wine pricing for good selection. White table clothes."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had great service for lunch, but the food was lackluster. I ordered the fettucine alfredo with chicken and my entree arrived nearly cold. The sauce was not even a bit warm. The sauce was also a bit greasy. The chicken was not bad. My friend enjoyed his lasagna."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "My friends and I enjoyed the marvelous hospitality and food at Lomonte's. Our waiter was terrific and the whole experience made our little birthday lunch a great success that left us happy and at the same time reluctant to leave such an enjoyable time and place."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "Exquisite food and excellent service. Very pleased with overall dining experience. Will recommend to others!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Celebrated family birthday celebration for a group of 8 . They were so accommodating and the evening was perfect. Made the table for 8 into a square and everyone could chat. It was perfect. Of course the food was delicious . The toasted ravioli is a must. Thanks for a wonderful night. This is not our first visit and we will return and we do not live in the area."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Dined here for the first time with my husband and a friend. The food and ambiance were very good but they were surpassed by the phenomenal service! We started with the toasted ravioli which was stuffed with ground beef and came with a marinara sauce for dipping. Two of us opted to try the specials: One was prosciutto wrapped scallops with pasta in a fra diavalo sauce and the other a eggplant and chicken rollitini type dish - both more than satisfied! The other diner chose the veal saltimboca which was outstanding as well. Had a good selection of wines that were reasonably priced to accompany the meal. Our server was extremely attentive without being suffocating. Would definitely dine here again!"
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "I took I took my boyfriend there for a nice romantic evening.....AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! The food is to die for, the wine is delicious (of course) and the services is top notch! Pricey but worth every penny!!! My new favorite special occasion place!!!"
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "We always celebrate special occasions at Lomonte's, because they always treat us like royalty. The food is fantastic with a wonderful variety of choices, and it is reasonable in price. It continues to be our favorite spot!"
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Best service around geared toward a slow romantic dining experience or a quicker family in and out - with good food presented well"
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "Love coming here for special occasions. Staff are fantastic and friendly. Food is always fab!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "I truly enjoyed it. Food was excellent. It is a great place to actually have a conversation as it was quiet. I was very happy with the service. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "Food is always delicious and Kat is a great server! We love this place !"
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "I Have been going to Pasta Lomonte's for years. The food is absolutely delicious. A friend went with me. It was her 1st time and she thoroughly enjoyed the food. Best garlic bread in town!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "Lomonte's has been in the neighborhood for many years and we always enjoy visiting it for a quiet get away or a meeting with other couples. The service and bar are great, usually filled with interesting locals or people just off from the many local businesses."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "So-So salad missed many usual ingredients including dressing. Entrees piping hot and tasty. Good atmosphere and friendly wait-staff."
    Dined on 6/13/2013