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

Lomonte's Italian Restaurant & Bar

  • 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.
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Lomonte's Italian Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)romantic (17)special occasion (15)notable wine list (11)good for groups (10)great for outdoor dining (9)fit for foodies (8)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • First time, last time
    Bernard
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    after seeing a few good reviews we decided to try Lomonte's out. First and foremost, the service was excellent. They were attentive and friendly. The food wasn't on par with what we expected. Too heavy on tomato sauce that drowned everything else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible
    Nunis
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We chose Lamonte's because of the suave environment and excellent food. Great service, by the way :)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    Fguller
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Just moved from the Heights to the Energy Corridor and was looking for a great "local" spot. Lomonte's was as good as anything the Heights has to offer. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely outstanding
    Mommajudy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food is delicious ....consistently good. Wish it was closer..we come from inside the loop.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only 1 complaint
    JonP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My order of Shrimp Fra Diavolo had too much sauce. Otherwise, everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food
    italianfanatic
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    All of their dishes are of great taste and quality. Every trip I try a new dish and it never fails!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    Jillo
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had an excellent dinner and really enjoyed the food. Mike, our waiter, was outstanding and a genuine pleasure. I will definitely be back and will recommend it to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    lovefood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very impressed with the food. I had some italian friends visiting and they really liked the flavor of the dishes thwy had ordered. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been dining at Lomonte's for more than 25 years and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Powelly25
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I'll keep it short and sweet. If you enjoy the best service around and mouthwatering Italian meals then this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian food
    Katy1986
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went there for a business Lunch. It was crowded and fortunately I had a reservation as there was only the one table. So, if going during the week at lunch time definitely make a reservation. Parking was a challenge as the other neighborhood restaurants are also very busy as peak times. I am continuously impressed with the quality of the food. It has always been consistent and good despite the crowd. Noise levels were high but I'll bet it is much better in the evenings or when not as busy. Service was very satisfactory as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DateNite
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was d-lish! Our server, Harry, was fabulous! He recommended a wine and gave us a sample to try before we made a decision. It was very good. My only complaint, but not really a big deal, is where we sat. I'd prefer on the outside wall and not close to the bathroom or kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    Andy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always go here for every special occasion and i constantly go here for lunch. Great people, fantastic food, great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a quiet date night!
    travelbugs
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    After spending a day running around with kids, my husband and I found Lomonte's to be an excellent restaurant to relax and enjoy a quiet dinner. The food and wine are outstanding, especially the Lemon Italian Creme Cake.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Italian local restaurant
    User
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    For years I have always loved dining at lomontes. Hidden local gem that always serves fabulous food and wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed Gem
    RedwineVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Having lived in and around Houston for 40 years I missed this very good Italian Restaurant. Wished I'd have found it before moving.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never dissapointed
    lives4dining
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical Gem!
    Belle
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have had better service
    GreatItalianGem
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 255 reviews are from the Lomonte's Italian Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Great Authentic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Place
    PleasedPatron
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only fresher if in the water eating
    ASGTX
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food high drink price
    GreatItalianGem
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for date night
    2tiamp
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find on OpenTable, Again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Food was great and service wonderful. Desert could use some improvement but overall I left satisfied.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldie, but goodie!!!
    suegie
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Jack
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok
    EDWR
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    BillR
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Have dined here for years and always have wonderful food and service. Very friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    DaleVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our most favorite in town.
    SRHEND
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Our most favorite in town. Have been customers since Barbie opened in 1986. Recommend to anyone. Best Italian food in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite restaurant
    Bonnie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Family run - friendly - warm - great food - great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    SRHEND
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet gem
    CCHOuston
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner Location
    dandtlav
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Evening Dinner
    NewYearDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back
    pamhikerVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Place to Celebrate
    Gail
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.