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Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)
Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)

Piatto Ristorante (Galleria) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.piattoristorante.com
  • Phone: (713) 871-9722
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
    Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm –8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: John M. Carrabba
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We are a full-service caterer that not only provides food, but anything else you may need – from bartenders and servers to valet and decor.
  • Private Party Facilities: Both of our locations have Private Dining Rooms available. Our Galleria location has a Private Dining Room that seats 32!
  • Private Party Contact: John (713) 871-9722

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Oak Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: You are welcome to use our complimentary valet or use the parking garage located behind the restaurant!
A word from Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)
Piatto Ristorante is owned and operated by John Marion Carrabba of the famed Carrabba family, who created the menu from recipes passed down through four generations. The home-style Italian food found at Piatto Ristorante pleases the palate, as well as touches the heart. John personally oversees all details, making sure that his guests have a fantastic culinary experience. Piatto Ristorante offers full-service catering, private banquet rooms, box lunches and delivery at both locations, Piatto Galleria and Piatto Royal Oaks.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "If looking for a place where you can visit with your friends and have a great meal, this is the place. Service is always attentive w/o interfering and friendly without being too friendly. It's nice they have valet too."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went there first time. We asked the waiter his recommendation for appetuzer. His recommendation was the Fried Asparagus. It was so good. So we asked him for main and deserts. Everything was good for us. Really enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Other reviews are right--the asparagus and lump crab meat appetizer was delicious. Best risotto I've had in a long time--comes with shrimp, next time I'll ask for it with chicken and see if my request can be accommodated. Fellow diners also thought their food (fettucini, roasted chicken) were superb. We also enjoyed it because we were able to have a conversation without screaming. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The ambiance was suitable for sandwich shop type food. The calamari was tough. The chopped salad was very good. The crab cakes were the consistancy of a puree molded in a round shape and heated. Overkill of garlic in sauce on shrimp and crab claws. Creme brule was good."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful! It was our first time there and it won't be are last. The food is real ITALIAN not like the so called Italian in Houston. The service and wait staff, surpass any where we have been and we go out every Sat. nite. Everyone treated us like we go there all the time. I can't say enough about this fabulous rest."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been here several times and it is always great. The waiters are attentive, seating is good and you can have a conversation without yelling across the table. I went on a Wednesday. I asked the waiter what he recommends and he said the Osso Buco. I did not want the rice so he substituted it with green beans. It was superb. Apparently they only have that dish on Wednesdays, I would highly recommend. Will continue to come here for lunch. Seems like it would be a great spot for a date also, or just a nice dinner with friends."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our fish was good. The service was a little inept and the place has a chain feel. Frankly the fresh fish and steamed asparagus were what made the mea. The restaurant is fairly noisy which made very hard for my uncle, Harold, is fairly hard of hearing. Not a place I would return but as I said the fish saved the mea"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Piatto never fails to please. The food and service are top notch."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at the restaurant. Complimentary valet parking. Very good food. Tasty. Good portions. Good wine value. Nice, simple atmosphere. Overall good value. I do recommend it. I would go again. The only downside is that you have Galleria traffic with can be a nuisance depending on the time of day."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We had one of the last seatings for Mother's Day. No rush, no crowds, great service. Very attentive waiter even though we were the only table by the time we finished our meal. The food was great - and the waiter got our special request right the first time. I usually go for lunch, but I would definitely come back for dinner."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is so good...... My daughter took me there for Mother's Day and it was a great dining experience. Complimentary valet parking, incredible service and fantastic food. What more could you want in a dining experience?"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place provides a really friendly environment as well as relaxed. The food is well presented and with an excellent service. Thanks guys..."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "There are some decent food items here, but nothing that seems overwhelmingly great. The asparagus and lump crab meat appetizer is really nice, and the pasta dishes are ok but nothing to rave about. The presentation leaves something to be desired, and the restaurant is often crowded and hard to move around. The prices are not bad, but with some dishes it is not worth the cost. The caeser salad leaves much to be desired as it is very acidic. I don't mind coming here, but I would not consider it a restaurant I want to frequent. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We are empty nesters with our children & grandchildren living up in Austin. We live just inside the loop from Piatto's Galleria location and can not image a more friendly & attentive staff. The food is very good, consistently so, with a few outstanding signature dishes, and the wine list is completely adequate. If you love very good food and outstanding, personalized, & friendly service, we recommend Piatto's without reservation."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Piatto's food is exceptionally good with a great selection. The service is excellent - very attentive. A good choice for lunch or dinner - easy to reach with valet parking. Piatto's ranks among my top 5 restaurants in Houston."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was average for Itaian. Not interested in going back any time soon."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We can always count on Piatto for delicious food and attentive service. They've brought back my favorite, the always-fresh Agrume salad, to which you can easily add chicken or shrimp to make a meal. Don't know if it's new or we just now noticed it, but a couple of my companions got the sea bass, and it was amazing - a large piece of excellent fish, perfectly cooked, with mango and avocado topping that really set it off."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The staff greeted my party like VIPs. Food was wonderful and service attentive. I always take friends there because the noise level is moderate enough that we can hear the conversation."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. The food and service is always consistent and good. Who doesn't love their signature asparagus appetizer. I had the chicken Marsala and it was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "When you want to have a nice dinner with another couple and you not know where to go, here it is. Piatto has great food and service. They go out of their way to make sure that yu have a great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I am so happy that Piatto has brought back my favorite, the Agrume salad. It is very fresh, with citrus and nuts. I added grilled chicken, which was moist and delicious rather than dry, as I find it elsewhere. The owners of this family business make you feel like a welcome guest for their fine and varied cooking."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everything was very nice. The dessert birthday presentation was quite nice too."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Piatto's has good selections for lunch and dinner. Comfortable atmosphere, good service, reasonable prices and convenient location on the edge of the Galleria. The large glass walls provide an openness that is hard to match."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This restaurant was a great friendly venue, the food was superb and the staff gracious a d attentive"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Food and service were very good as usual. Especially enjoyed the brownie ala mode for dessert"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Celebrated a birthday dinner with my family. Wonderful italian food. Good atmosphere for socializing. Waiter Caesar was outstanding! For birthday honorees, brought out several slices of cake for the whole table to enjoy!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was in town on business and my wife joined me. We searched Open Table and selected Piatto based the menu and reviews. The food was very good - I had risotto and my wife had chicken and pasta with a starter of asparagus. All the dishes had great presentations and tasted very good. Portions were large - maybe a little too large but that maybe standard for Houston. Parking hint - approach from Post Oak and not the freeway access road"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Asked for a table away from the crowd for an important conversation. Staff was very accommodating and the service level during lunch and the food were excellent."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I dined with three friends on the evening Friday: March 7, 2014. I ordered Pasta Kickerillo and it was delicious. The shrimp were fresh and the pasta cooked perfectly al dente. My friends said their meals were excellent as well. All four plates were cleared! The service excelled at the Four Ps: Polite, Prompt, Professional, and Proficient. Complimentary valet parking is provided and it was very prompt and easy to use. I felt the prices were very reasonable especially for the quality received. Most pasta are in the $15 - $20 range and portions are large. We shared a Tiramisu and it was good - not great and huge - enough for at least two people. We all agreed that we want to return in the future. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was wonderful especially the Asparagus with lump crab meat ( it was amazing)!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great Diiner. Food was great coupled with the right amount of personal attentive service."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed this restaurant slightly off the beaten path. Chicken and spinach/garlic mashed potatoes very good. Service level just right. A bit noisy because of the relatively small space."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The restaurant is tucked away, but valet was convenient. Waiter was very accommodating, making adjustments to the dish to meet my flavor preferences. My girlfriend and I thought everything was delicious, my steak and her chicken cooked perfectly. The great reviews about the asparagus crab appetizer were accurate. Course timing perfect, table maintenance perfect. Enjoyable atmosphere. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We found Piatto through Open Table as we were looking for a nice Valentine's Dinner that would not be far from our hotel in the Galleria. We also did not want to pay an arm and a leg for the meal. Piatto is reasonably priced for the quality of food and service. If you factor in location Piatto is like a hidden gem amongst the other pricey Galleria restaurants. The servers were amazing, Victor and the others who came and checked on our table. I appreciate Open Table for the great recommendation. My boyfriend and I had an amazing time. I had the rosemary lamb chops and he had tortellini with diced Italian Sausage on top."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My office is in Williams Tower just across the street from Piatto so I frequent it quite a bit. The service is always excellent and have never had a disappointing experience here. They have one of the best calamari appetizers you're likely to find anywhere in town."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This is a restaurant that I never see in "Best of Houston" kinds of lists, but don't let that fool you, it's really excellent. The house speciality, the asparagus appetizer, is really and truly excellent. Every time we go, the service is excellent--attentive and quick, but never overbearing. My wife loves the creme brûlée as well. The entrees are all good, but just not quite as good as the appetizer, and they are generally pretty heavy--they do not skimp on butter, cheese, and crabmeat here. If you're looking for something lighter, this isn't quite it. If you're looking for someplace where you can have a rich meal where the staff will take good care of you, this is a great choice. Never disappointed, but always super full..."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good variety's Seafood, Chicken, Italian. Great Asparagus Crabmeat appetiser. Lamb was very good, chicken piccata excellent. Will definitely go back. Loved seeing John Marion's Mom"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is the best Italian I have had in the area. It is great home cooked food. From the incredible asparagus appetizer with crabmeat to my favorite, chicken marsala and the incredible lemon cheesecake. Every dish I have had there is outstanding! The waiters are very attentive and help you out and the majority of them have been there for almost ten years. The owner and his mom are often there and they are always friendly and go around and talk to the tables. A lot of people that come are regulars and for good reason - you can't beat the food or the service. I always take my friends there and they always want to go back. Such a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We found this restaurant last year through Open Table and just absolutely love it. Last year, it was just my husband and I, for Valentine's Day. This year it was with a whole group for our daughter's 21st birthday. Each time, great service, outstanding food. Thank you for a wonderful experience! Will definitely visit again and again!!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Once again, the staff at Piatto's made a special evening enjoyable and memorable. Tremendous food and simply a wonderful staff."
    Dined on 1/19/2014