Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)
Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)

Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)

  • 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 (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 7138719722x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Piatto Ristorante (Galleria) reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (26)neighborhood gem (24)great for lunch (22)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (14)romantic (11)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A Fantastic Night for my Family
    JPTexanVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I have dined at Piatto several times and every time I go I am just that more impressed with the place. I was with a group of eight out of town family members and it was just outstanding. The service was spot on, even with a full house, The food was perfectly cooked and served hot. You can just tell that everyone who works there loves it and do everything they can for you to have a most enjoyable dining experience. Even the valet looks like he is having just a fine time! Go there... go often and enjoy what dining out should be like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    HoneyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Perfect service, delicious lunch, just the right amount of chatter for us to still visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Couple
    2OldPeople
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This restaurant has a traditional yet modern vibe. The food was excellent. The service was superb!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food ...great service
    Vfood
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    No trendy hype here just all of what a restaurant should be at a reasonable price ... but then look who owns the place...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for lunch during the week
    laura10
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We made a reservation for 11:30. When we arrived there was almost no one there. Within about thirty minutes the place was packed. The service was wonderful and the food in general was good but my panini was super disappointing. It didn't even seem to be toasted and it was pretty flavorless. Others at my table got other dishes which all looked amazing though. I would stick to the pasta here. Overall it was a great lunch. I will return but I will not be ordering any more paninis.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CRW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went for a 30th birthday celebration. It was a cool place, the staff was overly attentive--which was great, but it wasn't as intimate as we had hoped. It was 'ok' in terms of the overall ambiance. So, depending on what you're looking for, it could be a great spot. For that particular evening, it was just ok. The staff made it a lot better--they were GREAT. I will certainly be back again, just not for such a large celebration.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service
    MACCVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I was looking for a nice quiet restaurant with great food for a group of six. Piatto Ristorante exceeded my expectations. The service and food was excellent! Everyone enjoyed their food and had a great time. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Reservations, but with a wait
    Reserved1
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Have been here about many times for lunch or dinner. Recently made reservations and ended up with a 20 min. Wait for a table at lunch with a guest. (Very embarrassing). Food is always good and not usually much of wait. However meeting someone for a specific time is important at lunch and honoring times within reason is critical. Guess I need a new place that meets it's Reserved times. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    ChopsVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Every time I am in Houston I visit Piattos. We enjoy it all the time. Had the Stuffed Shrimp, Pastas, Vegi risotto, all great. Caesar was great attentive server. Last time in town was fortunate that I saw John Marion's Mom. Always enjoy Piattos, John Marion, hope to see you next trip. Benny
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have booked our business lunches and dinners with you various times. We entertain a lot of out of town associates as well as associates from out of the country. Everyone has always enjoyed your food and even tried new things and were very impressed. We have never had negative feedback from our guests. This last time we reserved your private room and it worked out wonderful. We had a couple of different servers working with us and both were awsome. We will definitely recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Average...
    TexasEx91VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good place for a quiet business lunch, but food was pretty tasteless. I had a grilled chicken caesar salad...easy enough. Dressing had no flavor, nor did grilled chicken. My colleague had salmon that also lacked flavor. I would try it again, but not a good first time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • papabear
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Piatto, server was great and very nice. The food was very good but what stuck out the most was the appitizer we shared. We ordered their calimari, it was topped with a sauce that just took it to a different level. This is a nice location for a small group to enjoy good food and company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable Dining
    LunchPatron
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I am always pleased with the quality of the food and service I receive from Piatto Ristorante. The owners of the restaurant are constantly walking around ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. It's definitely a great place for lunch during the week. I will continue to be a returning customer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for engagement dinner!
    MikeandCandy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We selected Piatto for an after engagement dinner We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation to find our table ready and waiting. The wait staff was extremely attentive. My wife and our son had the Linguini Bashaw and Fettuccini Alfredo respectively and our now future daughter-in-law and I had the Lasagna Carrabba. Our 14yo daughter had pizza. Everyone raved on the food. If I had to find a complaint, I would wish my lasagna serving was just a bit bigger. I didn't leave hungry but I did feel like I could have eaten some more. The staff was kind enough to package up a few take home boxes for us and then came a nice personal touch...complimentary champagne and cake for the newly engaged couple. Would do this again..and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and well priced Italian.
    Steincat04VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Good Italian food. Great service and tasty staple dishes. Has meat and pasta dishes for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten free options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was glad that Piatto was able to accomodate me with gluten free options since I have celiac. I kept things simple by going with the gluten free pasta and a meat sauce. However, the pasta was served in a butter sauce and at first I thought they had brought me linguine. So the bowl of pasta was rather soupy before I added the meat sauce that was brought a few moments later. So, my feedback would be to improve on the ability to serve an order of pasta (gluten free) that can accomodate a meat sauce without it swimming in butter beforehand. The atmosphere was great and everyone at my table enjoyed their food and experience which I was happy for since I was hosting the luncheon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first visit
    smesmy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first visit and we enjoyed our meal - it was delicious. The service could have been more attentive as there were very few diners in the restaurant but otherwise the staff was friendly and took care of us when asked. We will definitely go back to try other menu items.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service wasn't up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We booked a table in the room for 10. But, when I arrived, my party wasn't seated there. I had booked it online and talked to the hostess at the restaurant, as well. They moved us to the room that I had requested. But, it was a disappointment that we weren't where they had promised. The waiter assumed that we were only going to eat appetizers, I guess. After he took our initial orders, we couldn't get him back to order dinner or more wine. So, we didn't stay there any longer. The bus boy was the only person that seemed to remember that we were in that room. Otherwise, we would have run out of water and tea. This was Rodeo Committee management meeting that I was really embarrassed about and had to make many apologies for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went here during HRW but i ordered off the regular menu. It ends up about being the same price. Service was great and so was the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    Scotland
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We are always on the lookout for a good quiet pasta place on Friday nights. Passed this one many times and decided to try it out. Glad we did, four of us had a very pleasant evening. Service was great, I am highly allergic to shrimp and since most dishes offered shrimp I requested different utensils be used for my pasta sauce, our waiter was very understanding. They bent over backwards for me, very impressed, the pasta was great. Although we were seated by some other guests at other tables it was surprisingly easy to have a conversation without shouting at each other. Yeh! All in all a great local place we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business meeting
    SoManyChoices
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We chose Piatto for our business dinner because of it's location within walking distance from Williams Tower. They accommodated my request for the quietest place by placing us exclusively in the separate room they have off the main dining area. There were 7 of us and we had no problem carrying on group or separate conversations at any given time. Food was wonderful and service exceptional! I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oohlala777
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have been to Piatto Ristorante many times for celebrations and we have never been disappointed. Hats off to Enrique, the chef and the whole "family"! The sea bass dish is so good that several in our group have it every time we go. The wine list has very good choices also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was excellent and service outstanding. More lunch specials would have been appreciated. No mention of inclusion in Houston Food Week. Not sure if Piatto participates and if so wait staff did not mention.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening dining
    Neededtoeat1
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Though we arrived at 6:30 and were only the second or third table seated and we turned our order in a relatively short time it took a hour to get our food. By 7 the Restrauant was full and the short handed wait staff was running madly to serve everyone. I don't know if some preferred customers were served before us or if our order was lost or not turned in. But the waiter came by several times saying our food was cooking. We did not get the order until at least 30 minutes after that first assurance. Two of the meals were pretty good but my red snapper special was very over cooked. Given the long wait we had already experienced, I was not going to send it back for another try. We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dinner for four
    KatyDiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were a little early, about ten minutes before they officially opened, but the waiters were very gracious and seated us. Bread and butter came quickly and was good. My husband and I got the chopped salad which was very good. The only thing was it was a little too vinegary and I like vinegar. Our two pasta dishes were good. It isn't probably proper but I like a little more sauce on my pasta and when I asked for more on the side it was delivered quickly and without judgement. We found a good selection of wines on the wine list. Overall, the four of us had a very nice dinner and would recommend Piatto's and plan on going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 222 reviews are from the Piatto Ristorante (Galleria) reviews archive.
  • Great food and great visit
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kind waiter
    KennyG
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    Misstereon
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2rosas
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food
    bigwood333
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Randy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    doubledown
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Piatto never fails to please. The food and service are top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Exc service.
    mrmike
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Ending
    Foodie4ever
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Creolebelle
    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?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place for lunch with family
    Tophelipilot
    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...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every now and then
    kristyn
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day without our children
    MMTN
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GOOD CHOICE!
    Patricia
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.