this is a gem--the food is
this is a gem--the food is really something special--old fvorites with a deft touch on presentation and style and flavor. Their specials are varied and desserts are very very good. this is a wonderful place for a lovely meal--very fit for foodies and wines are nice selection-a very satisfactory experience in every way--deserves to be a favorite.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our local "get away"
This is our local "get away" restaurant for date night without the kids. A gem tucked away in an unassuming location. My wife and I usually come for dinners for two, although we've hosted large groups of family and friends here and always get a great response.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently went here with
I recently went here with my husband for a nice date night dinner and loved it. The ambiance is great and I felt very much at home. It was packed on a Friday night, but the wait staff was very attentive. The fennel arugula salad and pasta were awesome, and the tiramisu was so yummy and light feeling! I would go back anytime.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual we had a wonderful
As usual we had a wonderful experience.
The service was fantastic and the food was excellent.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
You MUST try this place!
I love, love, love this restaurant. It is my favorite Italian restuarant in Houston. The food is always excellent - fresh and delicious, as is the service - attentive without excess. I've had pasta, fish, and beef and any chocolate dessert offered, and have never been disappointed. I recommend it to all my friends. The location is also great. I highly recommend
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for a date. Excellent
Great place for a date. Excellent food, romantic setting.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and people. I make
Great food and people. I make a point of going every time I get to Houston.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
THis is a fine Italian restaurant
THis is a fine Italian restaurant - very nice sauces - excellent salads - great place
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE this place
LOVE this place - good food, great people! The blackboard Specials presentation add to an already great menu.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
romantic but skinny
We have been dining at this restaurant for several years, occasionally for our Friday night date night, and love the romantic Italian ambiance. However, we have noticed that it appears the quality of the food served is declining marginally. The veal picatta I ordered had only a very few very skinny strips of veal, although the sauce was as wonderful as ever. My wife said her spaghetti bolognese tasted like it was made with leftovers. However, we did enjoy the salad and wine, although there was no wine list for single glasses of wine.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
order the stuffed avocado with sea food a sort of seafood Louie -it is often on th black board of specials--it is deivine; save room for the chocolate cake--this is a friendly place huge but you are made to feel like you are a guest--lots to choose from-you cannot go wrong!
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious !!! And, outstanding attentive service!!!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Enchanting Birthday Dinner
We had a birthday party for 6 this past Saturday night. We were seated in a perfect area as the restaurant can seat larger parties in their own nook or room,so we had a feeling of privacy. The atmosphere at thsi restaurant is really great, like a relaxed diiner in Venice. The food was very good. I had the sea bass special whcih was served fresh, hot and tasty. The wine was above average as was the service. We had appetizers, salads, entrees, 3 desserts and 4 bottles of wine for less than $100 per person including tip, so pretty economical for what we got.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal-- as always. Service
Great meal-- as always. Service attentive but not obtrusive Cant wait to go back.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tucked away in the Village, this restaurant is simply as good as it gets. The food is outstanding as is the service and ambience. It is the best restaurant in Houston, bar none.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love our Neighborhood Niche
One of my favorite places to eat. Food consistently good.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time
This was our first time but hopefully won't be our last. People who were regulars were warmly welcomed. Didn't make it to the barn or outdoor patio but both looked charming.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Scallops Anywhere
This was our second time to dine at Antica Osteria. It was recommended by a friend and every single item we have had--scallops antica, prosciutto wrapped melon, lamb chops, filet, duck, cannoli, tiramisu, wine.................has been fantastic. Would go there every night of the week if I lived closer and didn't have kids! Recommend a reservation.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Called ahead and asked about a specific wine, the owner assured us there was a bottle and 1/2 and he would hold it for us. We arrived a few moments early and were seated at the bar. Our table was prepared for us all the way to icing the reserved wine and making it ready on our table. We were moved from the bar to the table and to our shock we were not asked to close out our bar tab. Classy, Classy, Classy everything about this location made us want to come back.
The filet was so wonderful and the sauce was rich and delicious. I cannot wait to return to Houston and Antica Osteria.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's always a pleasure for us to dine at this charming two-house conversion to a restaurant. From the complimentary bruschetta on garlic toast to begin with, to the outstanding appetizers we shared--gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce, pepperoncini alla brace, and an avocado and shrimp salad, and then on to our mains--veal piccata, spaghetti alla Bolognesa, and scallopini ai funghi, there simply wasn't a miss among the dishes. I hate to rave about the spaghetti alla Bolognesa, but it's simply the best I've ever eaten (even better than my own), and the scallopini ai funghi is reminiscent of the food in Tuscany--deliozoso!
Not open for lunch. Free valet parking is, for all practical purposes, required. Definitely make reservations for weekends.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of Houston's best.
Always enjoy great food and service. Have never been disappointed .
Love the burrata, lamb chops and pasta dishes.
It's at the top of my list.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Italian Restaurant
Nice Italian restaurant, good food. Huge wine selection. Attentive servers.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was there with a party of
Was there with a party of 6. Service was great and the food was wonderful. Great place to go for Restaurant Weeks. We will go back again when weather gets a bit cooler, love the patio.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went during Houston Restaurant Weeks. While a little confused when the menu did not include mention of the select menu offered by particpating establishments. I was pleasantly surpised to find the entire menu was available - fist course/main and dessert.
Wonderful food and attentive service. I will and have recommend to any and all.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely little place with just a dozen or so tables in the room we sat in. Wait staff is very attentive but they buzz around like bees and there are a lot of them so in the small room it was a bit much. Having said that we were close to the entrance to the room so everyone had to come by us so wouldn't be so bad in along the walls. Food was wonderful, my husband said it was the best flounder he's had in a long time. We will go back for sure
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food has improved since I was there last substantially. I had the veal piccata and it was fantastic. We enjoy the ambiance there and the wine list. The "restaurant week" covered us well as it included everything on the menu! This is a real plus. We enjoyed the service and the fact that we were 30 minutes late due to a late movie and they had no problem with it.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Love Love Antica Osteria
This was excellent. I went to Antica for Houston Restaurant Weeks and low and behold, everything on the menu was offered up for Restaurant Weeks. You can't beat that! I truly appreciated this offer from Antica and would go back just because they were willing to showcase all of their items for those of us as new diners to Antica. The food was excellent and the service was top-notch. My only complaint was that it was a little dark where my table was located, but that does add to the romantic feel if you happen to be dining with your significant other.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arrived (with Reservations)
Arrived (with Reservations) and was seated immediately.
The waitstaff was very prompt, courteous, very polite.
The atmosphere is perfect for that romantic/special occasion.
Love the Veal Milanese, if you like Wiener Schnitzel, you will absolutely LOVE this.
Only problem I have with this restaurant is that while they have a pretty decent selection of wine, they don't offer any Rieslings wines, but this is a minor issue.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place
We have been going to Antica Oateria for years!! Constitsantly good food and good service. What more do you need? They always greet us with a smile.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual the food was excellent
As usual the food was excellent with wonderful service and hospitality!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great experience!
Being new to the Houston area, I'm trying to find the really good restaurants by food type. Happy to say - we found one!
This place was fantastic. Great atmosphere. Outstanding service. Most importantly, the food was outstanding.
This place is at the top of my list for a great italian food.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Antica is one of my most favorite places to dine out. The food is always delicious, and the staff is more than willing to make adjustments for dietary reasons. The service feels private and personal rather than being just another table in a busy place. The bar is cozy and friendly. The Carpaccio and Osso Bucco are amazing. Highly recommended for groups, friends, and romantic occasions.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great neighborhood restaurant
A great neighborhood restaurant with consistently excellent food.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Im a certifiable foodie. Love this place for location, service, and food. Great dining experience with great food and wine that wont break the bank. If you're looking for upscale dining but don't want the hassel of driving out to Weistheimer or Montrose, head here and be rewarded
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a good time
I have been twice, and both times have ended up talking to the table next to us in a fun way. Great food. Nice ambiance, and just a good find
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood restaurant
Best Veal in town. A very consistant restaurant - always good food and a good experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service. This was my wife's and my first time at Antica Osteria. I had never heard of it, but gave it a shot. I was not let down at all. When making reservations on line, there is an offer to buy flowers. I choose to buy some for my wife. They were on the table before our reservation time. A bit on the noisy side, but nothing to keep me from dining there again. The owners should consider some acustics to absorb the sound.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
Antica Osteria is one of the best (if not the best) Italian restaurants in the Houston area. Dining there never fails to please. Whenever we want great Italian food and service we come here!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The specials were great! Wine was exquisite and the service from the staff was amazing.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grat place to enjoy a great
Grat place to enjoy a great meal with good ambience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great food. We - 4 of us - had Salmon (one of three fish choices of the day), Egg plant dish and another fish. All of us liked ours. Starters were great as well.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice for special dinner.
The restaurant again exceeded our expectations. We celebrated my sixty second birthday with good friends.
The seating was perfect in front of the fireplace. The service was timely and good.
The food was perfectly prepared, served, and the taste was memorable and delicious.
We will always be back for special times.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service and
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Laney, our waitress, was the best!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food, Even Better Service
I took my girlfriend here on her birthday; neither of us had been before, so we weren't sure what to expect. We were greeted immediately, offered our choice of tables, and proceeded to enjoy an incredibly delicious meal. As good as the food was, it was overshadowed by the service. The surprising thing about that was they didn't even know it was my girlfriend's birthday. One of the managers ended up waiting on us, I guess because the other servers were busy. But the service was on par with the best I've had anywhere. They accommodated my girlfriend's special request for an off-the-menu item and even gave us free cheesecake for dessert when they found out it was her birthday. Overall, an excellent experience. We WILL be back!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem of a place
Food was amazing. Staff was efficient, engaged and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was on target. The only problem with this restaurant is that it is in Houston and I am in Atlanta or I would be there often. If I go back to Houston I will be back!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been awhile since our last
Been awhile since our last visit, will find a another reason to go much sooner now.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the evening. Food was good and inexpensive and the service excellent. The owner is unbelievable and an energizer bunny! He makes you feel like the most important customer that has ever come to the restaurant. Great job.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great neighborhood find.
A great neighborhood find. Cozy, quiet, wonderful food and service. We will definitely go again!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
6 folks out on a Saturday night
We had a fabulous evening with JohnBeck as our waiter. Our brunella wine was perfect with our dinners and the atmosphere was lively and warm. People loved their pepper and anchovies hors doevres and I liked the fennel salad. The sautéed fish was very tasty and who doesn't like chocolate for dessert?
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Neighborhood Gem Indeed
My wife and I have young kids and therefore don't get out dinner alone as often as we should. That being said we're extremely particular when the chance to go to dinner arises. While we try new places (only if we've read/heard good things from sources we deem credible) from time to time, Antica Osteria is one of our go-to's. The food is very good and the atmosphere is warm/romantic. Best of all is their service. Most of the time you are seated by a man who seems to be the owner - very friendly Italian looking man - who takes you straight to the cozy dimlit bar, if your tables not ready. He's charming and seems very attentive to all his guests. I recommend a table in one of the downstairs dining rooms for a better atmosphere.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM