Piatto's is a great dining
Piatto's is a great dining place to go. We had out of town guests everyone enjoyed themselves and food is always wonderful.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic place. The food
Fantastic place. The food is just like what I eat when I'm in Italy. The service is outstanding. The owner makes every guest feel as if they were a treasured member of his family. Sure to go back many more times.
I drive 60+ miles and by numerous other Italian restaurants because this place is simply the best in Houston. Everyone I've taken there has loved it and when they visit it is a must.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Lunch Spot
As always, the food was great, service was awesome and it was the perfect lunch spot for my client meeting.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My mom lives in The Hampton
My mom lives in The Hampton Retirement Community around the corner. We recently discovered this gem. I can put her in her wheelchair and walk around the corner. So far everything we tried was great. I only wish they would deliver to her!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, solid restaurant.
Great, solid restaurant. Very good prices and melt in your mouth food. I have not been able to find a taste-price Italian food balance like this until Piatto. Most places with great food are overpriced----not here!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant reminds me of Venice. Casual, creative, meticulous excellence. If you don't want formality, but you crave quality, this restaurant is perfect.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious food, attentive
delicious food, attentive staff, charming ambiance
highly recommend this restaurant
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 'go-to' Italian Restaurant
This is one of our favorite, 'go-to' Italian restaurants, both for the food & service; as well as the fact that we rarely have to wait for a table (made easier with Open Table reservations).
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were looking for a place to out of town family and not being to loud and big. We enjoyed our food and the service was great, the restaurant was full but service did not get behind! My son who is so picky can't wait to go back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Lunch
We visited on Mother's Day with my children and grandchildren. The food was excellent!! The asparagus and sausage, peppers and onion appetizers were to die for. The Veal dishes were the best I've had in a long time! We will definitely be going back. . .
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE this restaurant!!!
We have celebrated birthdays, sweet 16 & Anniversaries here. We love the fried asparagus and jumbo lump crabmeat with lemon butter sauce!!! I also love the shrimp dishes....the food here is amazing!!! TRY this restaurant....
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Piatto Italian Ristorante (Galleria
My girlfriends and I meet at Piatto for drinks and dinner at least four times a year. We are planning to have our husbands join us in the very near future. We have never been disappointed in our excellent food or service. We are even seated at the same table each time we come which makes us feel even more special!
It is easy to get in and out even though it is in the heart of the busy Galleria area.
I do not remember our waiter's name (having a senior moment) but he was outstanding!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
all you need is asparagus and crab
Piatto is a delightful restaurant, and never fails to delight. It is a great place for conversation--whether your guest is a friend, loved one or business colleague, the setting is perfect for a discussion over a great meal. Their fried asparagus appetizer is one of the best dishes in the city, in my view--it's just wonderful. All of the entrees I've had have been fabulous as well. Add a glass of wine, and you have a perfect meal!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was very
The food and service was very good; however ask for "no salt." The chicken alfredo and the salad both had too much salt.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. We really appreciated
Great food. We really appreciated the noise level. Quiet enough that we could hear each other, but we still felt like we could have private conversation. Perfect for our small business dinner.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was the first time going
It was the first time going to this restaurant with friends. Huge portions, great apps, dinner was outstanding and awesome wines! The waiter was very informative and attentive. A place to go!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian Food
Dine here if you want great atmosphere and food.My group was relaxed and comfortable .
Looking forward to returning and also celebrating many occasions here.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
wine list is pricy --nothing
wine list is pricy --nothing under $30-
happy hour prices only at long bar-should be offered at table if you are early-it would bring in more
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The asparagus of course, with the crab must not be missed. hard to figure how I'll ever try any other opener. I saw someone having the veal scallopini and I couldn't resist, but the hard part was deciding between the marsala and the picata. Didn't really matter which I chose, I knew it would be a case of greener grass either way.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food; Good Value
Four of us went for an early dinner after a long day. We suspected that we would have a good experience when we noted that the proprietor was there. The food was quite good, in particular the Osso Buco special that 2 of us enjoyed. The wine list had a nice selection and was not overpriced. The service was fine, but nothing to write home about. While a couple folks enjoyed their Tiramisu for desert, the mini cannoli were pretty weak. The filling was not very good and they were garnished with too much pistachio. All-in-all a very good experience with good food, decent service and reasonable prices. It is not a "cheap" restaurant but, considering the quality of the food, it represents a very good value.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second trip to Piatto; our first trip was a Firday date night with my wife, this time we had a group of 8 with aunts, uncles, and kids in tow. We were surprised to see our table was ready when we arrived. The waitstaff was very friendly and managed to keep our glasses filled without coming every 5 minutes to top us off. Excellent experience!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as Always!
From start to finish, it was wonderful. Service was great and our meal was fantastic! My friend went for the first time and knew by the time the bread came, she would be back!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, as was the service. The atmosphere is great for business lunch where can hear the members of the party.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Business Lunches
The staff was very professional. I was greeted promptly and given a lovely window table. The food was perfect for a quick client lunch but for some possibly a tad salty. I enjoyed the meal and ambience immensely!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a member of the Carrabba's family, and it never fails. There's no flash and awe, just good consistent service and food.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, serene atmosphere
We love this restaurant. Great food, service & atmosphere!
We eat here often.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must try!
I visited this restaurant with my boss while in Houston on a business trip. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was wonderful. We had the calamari to start and I had the shrimp scampi and I had never had it taste so good, it really was the best I have ever had! The atmosphere is very comfortable somewhere in between fine dinning and business casual. It seemed as if it would be a great place for group dinning or family get togethers. I also found it charming that it was a family established local business and not just another "chain" restaurant.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Love this Place
Piatto's is not only centrally located between me (Museum District) and my BFF's (west side), the food is always perfect, the waitstaff is always adorable, and the proprietess and her granddaughter are precious. This is why I love Piatto's Galleria location. xoxo
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fried Asparagus - YUMMMY!
If you haven't this at this restaurant it is a must order item. Crab topping is excellent and batter on the asparagus is great.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asparagus with lump crab meat and calamari appetizers are fabulous!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Many of the diners seemed to know each other and the staff greeted many by name.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had to ask for our waiter
We had to ask for our waiter several times, but maybe he had too many tables. The food was delicious.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was crowded
The restaurant was crowded but the food was excellent as usual.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss the fried asparagus!
If you go, by all means, order the fried asparagus topped with crab meat! That one dish is worth the trip. The rest of the food is above average, but no single dish really stands out, at least among those that we've tried.
Service is on the slow side, but it's consistent, so if you're in a hurry, I'd definitely make it a point to tell the server. Noise can be a problem because of all the hard surfaces (tile floors, glass walls, etc.). Valet parking is available, or you can take a chance parking in Dillard's lot right across the street (we've done both, and never had a problem). Prices are very reasonable.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
A nice place
Visited during Houston restaurant weeks. Place was not so busy. Service was good, food was good and a decent short wine list. Will visit again.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go For The Food!
We each enjoyed a four-course meal and everything was excellent. The asparagus with crab meat was outstanding, the salads delicious, the lamb, the salmon ... are you getting the idea?!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the asparagus!
This is our second time coming to this retaurant and we loved it both times! They always provide good service and friendly smiles. The aspargus appatizer is amazing and usually fills me up, but i always end up ordering a full meal because its such good food.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a good, neighborhood type
Had a good, neighborhood type of feel to the place, even though it is not exactly small in size. Chatted with the owner's mother, which was a very nice touch. People from many different backgrounds (including various countries) were in attendance, and this with a lively vibe gave a feel of being in Europe.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the real deal. Everything about this place is great. Don't miss out!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place with friendly staff
Friendly welcome by owner was a nice way to begin our meal. Service was attentive even though there were many large groups. Food was good portioned and tasty. My only complaint was my sausage for spaghetti was a little overcooked and dry. Everyone else enjoyed their meal. Chicken ravioli was the hit at the table...very nice evening.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good, not great.
Fish dishes good but really not excellent.The mussels were fabulous, some of the best we have ever had. Bread, vegetables, and pasta outstanding.
Wine list lower middle end. Behind the times.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group had a great time! Thanks for the great dining experience! Ya'll handle large groups very well!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came with a large group
We came with a large group (10) very early (6:00 pm) for a "meeting" of sorts, so were more focused on our conversation than the some of the things above. We underestimated group size and the staff discreetly added a table to our set up to accommodate the last two to arrive. All food for our large group came out at the same time and hot. Everyone said that their food was tasty, ranging from pasta to salmon to entree salads. The noise level was low (although maybe because it was early) and it was easy for us to hear each other. The servers were very attentive, even though we were not big spenders.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Piatto's for the first time on a Sunday evening. It was not crowded at all. There was a party dining in a separate room that looked like a nice spot for a group event. Menu had lots of great options and food was very good. I'd like to go back on another night to try something different and check out the crowd. Very reasonably priced.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Place
The BEST calamari ever! We love this restauran. The staff are so welcoming and always make you feel at home.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was late but no problem getting a table. Service was good and friendly. We both enjoyed our entrees. Owner dropped by table to say hello.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific food, terrific service.
Went for a business lunch, and all ordered the lunch special. Delicious grilled snapper with crabmeat, mushrooms and creamy sauce with asparagus parmesan. Outstanding!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, especially
Food was great, especially the calamari with peppers. Still love the asparagus with crab meat too! Service was very nice as was the atmosphere or our birthday celebration. Nice crowd, nice restaurant, and very pleasant staff!! We,ll be back!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were 4 people in our party. The food was excellent. The owner of the restaurant stopped by our table to check on us and stayed to chat for about 10 minutes. It was great to experience such wonderful personal attention. The actual server was MIA for the majority of the dinner, saw him only to take our order and deliver food and bill.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have benn coming here for years and it is consistently good! I always get the Chicken Picatta (with my own twist to it) but opted for the Veal Chop this visit....delicious! Service is excellent....the menu has something for everyone...nice wine list...great for "date night", groups, and families. Try it!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM