Tired of expensive but standardized chain restaurants? Dine in cozy and original Southern European ambiance. Nice decor, great wines, great Piedmontese food, excellent service. Also, discreet and romantic for those so inclined. Not cheap obviously, yet not overpriced either.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a find! We went to this
What a find! We went to this restaurant after a reccomandation of friends, not sure what the hype was about.
Now we get it! The food was exquisite, the service outstanding and the wine list spectacular
We will be back many times.
Keep up the good job.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We asked our server to pair
We asked our server to pair a drink to each course for us and the resulting meal, coupled with the attentive yet unobtrusive service, was fantastic.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch was outstanding and
Brunch was outstanding and the service was superb.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
My mom and I shared the most
My mom and I shared the most beautiful Easter experience here. The food was awesome, the staff were amazing, and the hotel itself was gorgeous. We kept saying how we felt we were in a different city. Great getaway.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was outstanding. The hostess was very warming and kind, she knew my name before I was seated. The servers know their menu very well. Over all a wonder experience. Thank you!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and ambiance
Excellent service and ambiance for a table of out of town guests. For the most part, kudos all around for the food. One diner, however, was unimpressed with his squid complete with black ink orzo and sent it back. The wine was intimidating even for an old hand and equally overpriced.
On balance the ambiance and food carried the day.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ristorante Cavour never lets
Ristorante Cavour never lets me down! It consistently has amazing food and beautiful ambiance - just love it here.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely dinner in even lovelier
Lovely dinner in even lovelier surroundings. Intimate restaurant with impeccable service and great food.
1000 points on a Saturday night drew us here, but everything about the dining experience will bring us back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have never had a bad experience
I have never had a bad experience here! Love the food, atmosphere, service - as usual, outstanding!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Great service.
Excellent food. Great service. Outstanding lobster risotto!
Great quiet place for special occasions. A hidden gem for Houston.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect as usual!
This is my go-to place for lunch - the food is consistently delicious, the ambiance is always peaceful.
Love when I get to dine on the Verandah (when it's not too hot!).
5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The eggs Benedict were wonderful
The eggs Benedict were wonderful but the Belgian waffle was disappointingly deflated and flat.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service & Food, always outstanding!
We've never had a bad meal here; and the service is exceptional. The staff addresses you by name, and is very helpful about suggestions for wine and the entrees. Even the valets are friendly and professional. One of our favorite restaturants in Houston!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
eating out on the veranda
eating out on the veranda was a special treat!
loved the new lunch menu...great new salads.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was absolutely perfect as was the mean and ambiance. Just love coming here!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALWAYS a wonderful experience
This time, i sat on the Verandah. WOW. The view of the majestic pool, the amazing food and service... this place is just perfect!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't need to say much else -- great food, service, wine list...comfortable, cozy setting. Intimate. One of the best in town.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anita was fantastic and Diana and Raul I think was his name. Also the hostess was wonderful. The food was outstanding and we will come again.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and service
The place is a real gem. The service is outstanding. Very beautiful decoration. Excellent food. Everything top quality. A classy place.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to chat
If you want to feel like royalty and have an actual conversation with a friend, this is the place to go.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought my out-of-town guests to dinner at Cavour, and they were blown away!
The dinner was superb and the service was very attentive - couldn't have asked for a better meal!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat out often with guests as well as friends. We put a lot of thought behind choosing the location, the service and the food. The Ristorante Cavour in the Hotel Granduca has set the bar in Houston. I cannot say enough...unfortunately we were not able to see one of the rooms but a book of photo's of each room was brought to our table. The Staff is European quality, well trained and professional in every aspect of their duties. The Best wait staff in Houston we have found to date. Finely a restaurant that can be rated World Class in Houston ladies and Gentlemen.....Congrats!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Date Night Spot
My wife and I wanted a quiet place to enjoy dinner and a bottle of wine, a Ristorante Cavour did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the ambiance perfect, and the service was exceptional.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outsatanding Service. Romantic
Thank you Anita for outstanding service. Same with all the wait staff. We enjoyed being there.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meals were great! Service was wonderful. Scenery could be better as the view is the front of the hotel where valet parking spaces are. While the cars parked there are nice, I would prefer some greeneries to soften the view. Valet was a bit updraft as well.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great night !
our first visit --outstanding food and service--we'll be back !
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a small, cozy restaurant where you will actually be able to hear your dining companions. Dress code is pretty formal, most of the men were wearing jackets.
The food was very good. I especially enjoyed the watermelon salad. The fish was cooked perfectly, it had a nice crisp outside, but not overdone inside.
Service was good, but a little too much. It was a little annoying to be asked by 5 different people if the food was ok after each course. None of the staff seemed too confident in their English, but we were able to communicate fine.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service
This was the first time ,y husband and I had eaten at Cavour Ristorante and were very pleased. The food and service were excellent.
The hostess/manager(?) was very friendly and solicitous.
This is note a steak and potato place, instead it has a more upscale menu. The ambiance is very intimate and romantic.
We really enjoyed our evening there and will go back
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just returned to Ristorante Cavour, and was so impressed with the new items on the menu.
Very creative and light cuisine: good food, friendly service and great prices for what you eat.
I already made plans to be back next week with some friends.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Champagne Risotto Giorgio
a new addition to the menu, recommended by a great waiter who took good care of us: really delicious. we'll be back for it!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time and worth every dime
My wife insisted that we go somewhere new and NOT nearby The Woodlands. So after reading what others had to say about Cavour, I decided to book the reservation. Wow! We couldn't have been more impressed with the tentativeness of the staff and the tastiness of our meals. I joked about not having salt or pepper shakers on the table, but now I know why. Every bite was perfect and every sip better than the one before.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb! As always!!
While we have enjoyed Ristorante Cavour before, we wanted to share a special dinner with some friends and Cavour immediately came to mind! As expected, the food, the service, the wine .... are were superb and our friends were very impressed and I'm sure are now fans of this restaurant as we are. We happened to be there during the Houston Restaurant Weeks promotion and decided to go with that menu option. No downsized portions here! Just a great meal while also doing good for the Houston Food Bank. We left feeling good on many levels and can't wait to go back again. Thanks!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
All great except the table location
We made our reservation on our phone from the bar area. So it was last minute. When we were seated, our table was not in the main dining area. It was in a transition area from the lobby. Except for that, it was one of the best times we have ever had. Food and service was outstanding.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the fifth time we ate here. As usual excellent service and great food quality. Wine selection are good as well. We had a group of 8 and yet still able to enjoy our conversation. Their steak and fish dishes were delicious. Everyone left with a big smile. Will definitely come back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The background music was soft
The background music was soft which made conversing in a normal voice possible. Each dish was beautifully presented. The beef tenderloin was melt-in-your mouth delicious and the tiramisu was sinful. The service was impeccable and very friendly. My wife and I will definitely be back to try other dishes and to celebrate other occasions. The overall experience was wonderful.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a new place to try and saw this restaurant on Open Table. What a beautiful place. The service was outstanding, especially from our waiter, Ryan. He made recommendations and we're glad we followed them. There was live music in the bar area which we could hear in the restaurant but it was very subtle. Overall we felt like we were in a very exclusive private club that made sure we had an exceptional evening. And we did.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go, you won't be disappointed
A very nice night out. Service is excellent, if a bit too attentive for my taste. Food is very good and the wine list expansive and interesting. Strangely noisy for such an intimate space.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had not dined at the restaurant
I had not dined at the restaurant in few months.
The menu has changed and it is more to my liking: good pastas, risotto (we loved the Champagne risotto) dishes and tasty entree's (the halibut was a winner).
Overall great italian food, the way I expect it, not too difficult to pronounce and eat.
Thank you for the changes.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding.
The service was outstanding. From the moment I stepped out of my car the staff were so gracious and helpful I could relax and focus on my guest. The food was well presented and the flavor delightful. Truely elegant dinning I can't wait to try their afternoon tea.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a lunch meeting
More limited menu than they used to have but the food remains good and the service, excellent. Perfect, quiet location for a business lunch meeting.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for a quiet high
Nice place for a quiet high end dinner.
We always enjoyed coming here
The decor in the restaurant although it feels luxurious perhaps feels little too traditional, which is not the case with the rest of the hotel. The crowd and atmosphere are very different from most places across the street in uptown
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
You changed many items on the menu and they are so good.
I went with 3 friends to dinner and was so surprised to see the changes since before the summer.
Wow, we all tried different entrees and they were really good( the chicken was a favorite, but the steak was a surprise!)
One of my friends ordered the Risotto Champagne, it was to die for! Next time that's what I'm ordering!!
Your menu is wonderful and I've already made reservations for next week, there is more I want to try.
Thank you for a great dinner.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went here for our second anniversary. They knew who we were when arrived at the door. As I had requested they had reserved a quiet corner table, and eve gave us our choice of two that fit!
The waitstaff were all excellent and the food was very good as well as beautifully presented. I had an outstanding Veal Chop and my wife had fish. We both were very pleased with our choices. We enjoyed a split of Rose Sparkling Wine to begin and a split of Brunello with our entree. They presented a small chocolate mousse dome with the sentiment of the evening written on the plate. The latte and expresso completed a lovely and successful anniversary celebration.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful cosy &luxury athmosphere
Surely got the best table in the restaurant by also having a great view inside, the outsinde and being treated with the most upscale servicing manor.
We"re looking forward to our next return
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost five star
We have enjoyed Cavour over the years as a quiet refuge with outstanding cuisine. Issues with our most recent meal: (1) a wrong antipasto dish was delivered (quickly corrected); (2) my secondo piato (a very tasty gnocchi) arrived lukewarm since the serving plate was not heated. The rest of the experience was stellar. Cavour has the ambiance of an elegant club rather than that of a commercial restaurant. The staff is young, cheery and attentive. My "cocktail di gamberetti" was extraordinary, with large but very tasty shrimp elegantly displayed on a bed of ice and a cocktail sauce with exactly the right amount of zing. My wife was beyond pleased with her branzino. Our guests were very pleased with the evening.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfect night!
We were just checking the place out and ended up having a remarkable dinner and amazing wine. It was enchanting!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service is superb!!!
If I wanted to impress a client or a special someone, this would be a top choice for elegant ambiance and fabulous customer service!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quality and elegance meet
I rarely write a review as I travel and usually with an expense account. In essence this means that I pretty much know what I'm getting into before I dive in. EXCEPT with mom and pops... Well, this is exactly that, a mom and pop but done to the nines. The pasta (at least the lasagna and ravioli was fresh, aka made daily by the chef)... Yep, you heard it here, go for the pasta! Of course they had meat dishes (a restaurant won't survive in meattown USA without them), however I implore you to try their pasta. Houston has a dearth of "real" Italian spots that pride themselves on homemade pasta, alas we have found one. Yeehaw, and sooiiiieeeee! BTW - the atmosphere, staff and wine list were also very good. Happy food-ing!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE if not the Best Kept Secret
THE if not the Best Kept Secret in Houston for Sunday Brunch!!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM