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Nundini Chef's Table
Nundini Chef's Table

Nundini Chef's Table Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nundini.com
  • Phone: (713) 861-6331
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giampaolo Nundini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We do provide

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th
  • Public Transit: Bus stop on the corner of North Shepherd and 6th.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Nundini Chef's Table
The Nundini Chef's Table is Houston's destination for authentic Italian food and products. Nestled in an unassuming warehouse in the Heights, the Chef's Table transports you to the streets of Italy. Get true Italian food in our full-service restaurant, featuring dishes from many regions in Italy. Or take a stroll through our shop, and purchase the very products used to make your delicious meal. Offering a vast selection of wine from every region in Italy, the choice is yours as to what part of Italy you wish to visit today. Indulge in the rich flavors of our Homemade Gelato and Sorbetto. Come to the Chef's Table, where every day is like a trip to Italy with all your friends and family.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The service was prompt, professiona, and very pleasant for all aspects of the experience, from the valet parking to selection of wine. The food was absolutely delicious (mussels appetizer, beautiful risotto, lovely salad, and scrumptious panna cotta), and well priced. We WILL be returning (again and again and again)."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent authentic Italian food. We had eggplant Parmesan which was off the menu, grilled shrimp, filet medallians, sea bass on risotto- everything was excellent. Service absolutely top notch. Wine is not overpriced, excellent selection. Will be back"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This great find made my evening. I loved the Amarone wine list and was glad that the staff made great suggestions. The lamb was impressive as it was over polenta and was delicious!! We enjoyed the mussels in their tomato wine sauce, and the Burrata salad---they were both superb. The big treat came with the Gelato! Outstanding. My personal favorites: Pistachio and Hazelnut. This nice restaurant is a treat in the Heights area. Don't be fooled by the exterior appearance, when you enter the restaurant, it's like walking into a Tuscan Restaurant. The staff was very friendly and the place was clean, always a big plus. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Service average. Forgot some of our order. Wine list average. Not very friendly. Drove 30 minutes to try it-/ not worth the drive. But the gelato--/ really good! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "loved the gelato and sorbet which you can get with counter service. food was just average with average ambiance and fair service. salmon entree and fried calamaric/seafood were standouts."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I hate to let the word out about this great little secret--except so many others have discovered it. I found out about Nundini's from an Italian friend, who said it is one of her favorites in Houston. Is that an endorsement or what? The food is fresh and top of the line. I could easily go here once a week. It is also a great spot to shop for cooking at home. A total win-win."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Just not a very good option. The appetizers were good but the entrees were oversalted and tough."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great food, great prices. Fun to see the various imported items for sale while you wait for a seat, choose your dessert, or on your way out"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "They wait service was very attentive to us and had awesome recommendations on food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food not smothered in garlic. You can actually taste the food.Adequare portions and if you need anything to cook Italian they have it. The owner is there to make sure you have an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I ordered the tiramisu and it was hard almost like it was old, dry and sour tasting. My husband had a bite and said the same thing."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Just like in Italy - plus great service and not too crowded. The caprese salad was a fantastic. You could really tell the cheese and herbs were fresh. The pizza was extremely authentic, with real prosciutto. The lamb was perfectly cooked. The cappuccino and and gelato were just like you would get in Italy. The wine list was impressive with options from all over Italy, many of which I have not seen out side of specialized wine shops. I really liked the fact they have two prices (both of which are very reasonable)- one if you have it opened at the table, and one if you take it home. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and was able to recommend a wine after we described what we liked - and we ended up buying a bottle to take home."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We celebrated Valetine's at Nundini's. It was our first time at the restaurant and upon entry my wife was given a red rose. We arrived right at our reservation time and were immediately escorted to our table. For appetizer's I had the Bruschetta and my wife had the tomato with mozerella salad. Both of which were very delicious and exceptionally fresh. We both had soup which was also good. I especially liked the fresh basil in the tomato basil soup. For our main entree my wife had the shrimp and rosotto and I had the lamb chops. Both definitely good choices from their menu and I would highly recommend them. Over all our experience was a very positive one and we are certainly planning on returning in the future."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The antipasto of prosciutto, mortadella and salami was a great starter. The pizza, although a little bit thicker than what is usual in Italy, has a good chew, just the right amount of sauce and cheese and good topping combinations. The pastas we had (Quattro fromaggio and alla papalina) were amazing. The specials of trout and veal chop were wonderful. Gelato for dessert? House made and authentic with intense flavor. As for the wine, the menu gives the retail price and the restaurant price so that you can see that you're getting a great value. Quite an extensive list, too. Roberto who is from Italy knows the food and wine inside out and really knows how to treat customers. Price for quality is a real deal here."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Very traditional Italian food, always well prepared and good size portions."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I have been to Nudini's when everything was great. This time the service was poor and the food way good, not great. You can never miss it with their pizza. That is always good. This night we just had pasta. When we have had some of their more complicated dishes, it was great. Will be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant on a Wednesday night. It was relatively quiet. Ordered bruschetta to start which was lovely and garlicky on crisp warm toast. Had pizza for main course which had a crisp base and the topping of peppers red onion and pepperoni was great. Ordered a side salad to go with this which was very fresh. This restaurant has an extensive Italian wine tist to choose from all we ordered a super Toscana which went very well with the pizza. This restaurant is in a warehouse with an Italian shop at front where you can buy authentic produce and of course gelato! It is not lavishly decorated or fancy but the good is great."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Food was great. Salads looked amazing. Panini was good but not great. Would have been better had the Olive Spread been distributed evenly throughout the Panini. Waitress was slammed and unable to fill drinks as quickly as we would have liked but she was great otherwise. All of my coworkers were attending for the first time and commented positively. Definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The manager got there the same time we did and catered to our every need like we were celebrities! Greta place and wonderful food!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Late Saturday afternoon we decided to go out for dinner. We live in The Heights and like to walk to and from the restaurant (we can eat just a little bit more!). We found an opening at Nundini's and decided to give it a try. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, so they sat us at the bar and gave us a delicious complimentary glass of Preseco. They were very delightful and accomodating and we were not in any hurry. Everyone dining must have felt the same as the table where they wanted to sit us never opened so we were put at a booth near the front. NOT AN ISSUE! We had a great appetizer and dinner and some delicious gelato for dessert, and an incredible bottle of Italian red wine. We will return in the very near future."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We love this place, both for the food and for the grocery items available in the market area. The food is as close to being in an osteria in Rome as you can get without paying the airfare. The availability of our favorite Brunello is what brought us here to begin with a few months ago but the food is what keeps bringing us back. Frito misto appetizer is perfectly and lightly breaded and fried every time. The filet was fork tender and cooked exactly to order. Strozzapreti della Casa, Penne all'Arrabiata & Fettucini ai Porcini are all delicious favorites. Roberto goes to great lengths to make sure you're happy with everything. We haven't tried the pizzas yet but from the looks of them at other diners' tables, that's next on the agenda!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I made a reservation in advance based on the reviews, menu and photos. When we arrived, they tried to seat us in the grocery store section. I objected, and they made a table for us in the main dining. Service was VERY slow - we felt ignored. We finished our salads before my daughter's soup came. Bread baskets were given to all tables but ours. The Veal Oscar was tough, the white wine sauce overdone and the risotto sticky. Dessert was excellent. Their chocolate gelato, canoli and tiramisu were delicious. The birthday dessert cookies they provided my daughter were a nice surprise. The grocery store has a very good selection of Italian pastas, meats, olive oils, etc. Overall, it was disappointing."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. Food was delicious (the mussels!) and service was excellent. Very good value on the wine. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Perfect neighborhood Italian find. Roberto and his crew are very hospitable- Fantastic wine list! Excellent food at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a group of 8 that arrived at staggered times. The service was scattered at first and we had to ask to order beverages. They appeared to be short handed but the service picked up after appetizers. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Would definately go back with a smaller group."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great food, great attitude by the staff. A local gem."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I met two girlfriends for dinner here. It was perfect. The food was incredible. I have not had pasta like this ever. The blend of favors was incredible and the pasta was cooked perfectly, the owner came over and chatted with us - he was super nice -- and sent over a few bites of his specialty dessert at the end of our meal. It was a very stormy restaurant in Houston and the restaurant was not crowded - we sat and ate, drank for 3 hours. It was a wonderful night with good friends and an attentive wait-staff. Couldn't have asked for better. There is a grocery store attached so I was able to pick up a few things for our thanksgiving meal without making another trip to the grocery store in the rain. Bonus!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "HIgh quality, extremely fresh food that is prepared just like in your grandmother's kitchen; if I had an Italian grandmother. Just a great dining experience and moderately priced."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Picture an industrial park on a viaduct overpass - not exactly screaming romantic. Awful bread basket (I've never been to an Italian restaurant with such lame bread). The folks were nice, but the frozen salmon was unacceptable."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My wife and I had a great dinner with superb service. Noise level was super-low, enabling to actually talk to each other. We are definitely going to return!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We come back time after time and always have fantastic food, outstanding wine and a great experience..."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Great and reasonably priced wine list but be careful- some of the Italian whites are well past their prime and should be avoided- in fact should not be on the menu at all. The Penne Quattro Formaggi was overcooked but they very quickly prepared a new version and it was very good. In every other respect the restaurant was excellent and I'll return."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Atmosphere, Wine, Service was great. Good for celebration with a small group - server was attentive to the right degree. Food is OK but enjoyable."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "My daughter who was celebrating her 22nd birthday chose this restaurant recommended by her friends. This was our first time eating here and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will all come back to Nudini and have recommended it to several friends and coworkers. I cant say enough about the great staff and excellent service, and amazing food. Love this place!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We have lunch here, at least once a month. Sandwiches and gelato are wonderful. We decided to try the dinner menu. Unremarkable menu choices. Overpriced second plates. Inconsistent pricing( menu vs online.) Spagetti was average, no meat sauce or meatballs available. Pesto pasta with walnuts was tasteless. Pasta in saffron cream with asparagus was bland, and obviously microwaved to volcano temp. Bread basket was awful. As usual service was poor. Such a shame, as their parma sandwich, kentucky sandwich, and gelato for lunch is excellent. The stars are for previous lunch visits. This visit was a zero"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "So happy to have found Nundini after moving to Houston from NJ 2.5 years ago. This is the food I remember! Yummy pasta, flavorful sauces and terrific service make this restaurant a diamond in the rough."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "First time at Nundin's. Biggest complaint- it was as hot as H-E-L-L! We were drenched just sitting in the dining room. Sweating like pigs during dinner is not my cup of tea! The food was good. Would like to return....but not until they get some decent A/C!!"
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "The food was great and our waiter was wonderful. However, it is very warm in the restaurant because of the close proximity of the open flame oven to the seating. If you don't mind the heat, it is definitely worth a visit. They also have an extensive wine list."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Food was great. Will return to try other stuff on the menu. Waitperson Kevin even recommended bottle of wine to go and very attententive server. Close to bike trails."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I keep taking people to this place, and they are all surprised at the space on the inside and delighted by the food and wine. This will continue to be my favorite Italian place in Houston."
    Dined on 9/4/2013