Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca
Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca

Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.granducahouston.com/
  • Phone: 7134181000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday Only: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Afternoon Tea daily by reservation only : 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With flexibility and charm, Hotel Granduca's private event rooms offer many gracious options for hosting special events for all occasions in Houston. Located on the hotel's ground floor, the function and gathering rooms are tucked away from the lobby and other areas of activity - giving them a more private, elegant and cohesive feel.

    We provide a complete array of flexible and creative solutions to your function, space, hosting, catering, technology and entertainment needs.

    From an elegant salon and boardroom overlooking the lush garden and pristine pool, to your very own Private Suite, we provide unique options for all of your social needs. Whether you are hosting a bridal shower, anniversary party, intimate dinner, or office holiday party, Hotel Granduca has the variety of function facilities and an impression-setting approach that will make your Houston social activities memorable.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeremie Heng 7134181104x
  • Entertainment: Light Jazz Thursday, Piano Friday and Saturday evenings. Jazz Sunday Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Oak Blvd.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: On-site complimentary valet parking available.
A word from Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca
Elegant, Intimate, Authentic; Ristorante Cavour

Recognized as one of Houston's Best Italian Restaurants, Ristorante Cavour features authentic Northern Italian cuisine amid a beautiful and serene setting accented with Murano chandeliers. Savor traditional Italian favorites alongside seasonal house specialties with selections to indulge the most discriminating palate. Experience our premier wine cellar, featuring hundreds of vintages hand-selected from around the world.

From important business lunches to memorable special occasion dinners, Ristorante Cavour offers guests an impeccable dining experience in an intimate and elegant ambiance. Ristorante Cavour is the setting for one of Houston's "Best Brunches" and offers a traditional Afternoon Tea or signature Granduca Tea throughout the year.


Hotel GRANDUCA is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (19)romantic (16)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (9)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (8)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Just Fantastic
    NaiS
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything was perfect! I have nothing to complain about this place. Great service, absolute gorgeous place, fantastic food! My husband and I went to celebrate our first Anniversary and we loved how they want you to take your time to enjoy your meal with no hush at all. They just make you feel very comfortable there. We were there for 3 hours! We had the Chef's tasting menu which was a great choice cause we could try many different things. I absolutely recommend this place. Oh, and the wine list... I won't even say anything. Just go there and check it out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    AD24
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I are 70 years old and have never been to a lovelier, more romantic place for dining and the food and service was "Top Notch." I am surprised I have never heard of Cavour before now but consider it a Gem of a find. Looking forward to our return. Thanks for a lovely evening Mary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent Service!
    Dineout5VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ristorante Cavour continues to be one of our favorite restaurants for both its excellent customer service (where everyone welcomes and greets you by name) and food. The staff is always helpful about wine suggestions, and menu recommendations - we've rarely been disappointed. On this visit, the ambiance was wonderful - fairly quiet on a Friday night in the restaurant, but the bar area had nice live music, from a duo that plays a nice variety of jazz and pop.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was slow. There were only 8 people dining in the entire restaurant, yet it took almost 2 hours for lunch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall dining experience
    Italiano
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Beautiful European ambiance. Friendly staff ... attentive without being intrusive. Delicious meal. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business lunch
    Houstonian2424
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Hosted a client for lunch at Ristorante Cavour last week. I had an amazing kale and white bean soup, and my guest had the burger (which looked incredible). Great spot in the Galleria for business lunches. I'll definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mari
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This wonderful restaurant is nestled in a quaint romantic spot in the Hotel Granduca. The service was great, much attention given to guests. The food was fantastic and beautifully prepared and presented. We could'nt have found a better place in town to celebrate my husband's 80th birthday. He had a wonderful time. Hats off to the Chef.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Disapponted
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Before this dinner, I have only gone to this restaurant for Sunday brunch and liked it. But the dinner was totally disappointed. The service was lousy. We have to ask the hostess to fetch our server several times to get what we wanted. The only one who was attentive is the guy who kept on refilling our glasses because they charged $7 a bottle. The food is mediocre. My friend who had the fish complained about the temperature of the food is off. The manager (I assumed) said maybe the food got cold because of the distance the food had to be brought out from the kitchen to us. Overall I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I felt bad because I picked this restaurant and for the price we paid, definitely not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CyberdocVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    What fine dining should be and Ristorante Cavor does it superbly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Romantic Dinner
    LVU2Dine2
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The restaurant was very nice, The service was outstanding and the food, the food was very well prepared and all the food was very fresh. The flower delivery I had set up was also fery nice, beautiful flowers and they were on the table when we arrived. The piano bar was nice,soft music and nice surroundings.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent!
    KML111111VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Classy and elegant with excellent service and a superb wine list. This was a wonderful experience--don't overlook it just because it is in a hotel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegance unique in Houston
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Wonderful place, nice staff, great food, quiet, expensive, and elegant, a must try for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 392 reviews are from the Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca reviews archive.
  • Never disappoints!!
    sbaker
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our typical spot for a special occassion. Great food of course but the service is outstanding. They will make it a point to ensure they fulfill every request...and with a smile!! Not seen very often anymore.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for business lunch
    AnngVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is a great, quiet place for a business lunch or a nice, relaxing lunch away from the frenzy of Uptown/Galleria. The high tea is lovely there as well. There is easy access in and out of the parking area, which helps when you are on a tight schedule.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I dine at Cavour regularly and consistently have fabulous meals, wonderful service and romantic ambiance. LOVE Cavour!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd chances....
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Visited the restaurant with co-workers but have been wanting to stay in hotel for a weekend getaway with husband. Hoping it will make a great romantic setting vs. corp lunch setting.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    RatmanduVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This was our second time dining at Ristorante Cavour and we were not disappointed. Everything we ordered was delicious, particularly the Osso Buco. The waitstaff is probably one of the best in Houston. We will definitely be back for more.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic escape
    DininGemVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We went to Cavour on a last minute impulse. The elegant dining room, skilled, efficient and quiet service, the attractive scenery both inside and outside the restaurant made for a great start. The menu, while limited in the number of selections, was all attractive and the taste and presentation of the food, exquisite. The wine list is extensive and covers all areas of the world with quality selections. The ability to talk to your dinner companion without yelling was such a delightful change from many of our more prominent restaurants in Houston that we will be back to thsi place, and often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food
    AesopVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We have eaten at Cavour about 10 or 15 times. It is usually quiet enough to permit conversation. The service is prompt and attentive, but a little unsophisticated. Sadly, the food has become mediocre. I had gnocchi that was too big and too soft, although reasonably flavored. Branzino, a delicate fish, was overpowered by a strong tomato sauce such as one would expect from Olive Garden. I don't think we will return, despite the relatively pleasant ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary perfection
    TechieFoodie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I needed a special, unique location for my 15th anniversary dinner. After reading numerous reviews of this restaurant, I booked a 6:30pm Saturday time slot. Being an anniversary dinner, I was hoping for a quiet and romantic experience. That's exactly what I received! The ambiance was beautiful and quaint. The service was absolutely top notch. They made us feel like we were the only diners in the restaurant (which we were for a while). The vast variety of food was all prepared perfectly, and the portions were great for a multi-course seating. The wine, which was recommended and not on the menu, was a delight. I can honestly say that Ristorante Cavour helped make my anniversary a huge success. I will be returning!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    PaulineVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    unexpected gem in a luxury hotel, I always assumed it was just a hotel restaurant. what a great surprise when we discovered a great menu and incredible service. I am glad we made reservations because our out of town friends were staying at the hotel: now we have a new favorite Italian restaurant that we will visit many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't split the bill!
    LLWF
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    4 couples dined there Saturday night, all ordering different cocktails, starters, entrees, wine, desserts, etc. Rather than ask for 4 separate checks, we said just add it all up, and we would each pay 1/4. 45 minutes later, we inquired about the check, and were told they were still working on it. When it arrived, there were 4 receipts, each over 24" long, with every item appearing 4 times at 1/16th of the value. I don't know how they made it so difficult! My advice: just ask for separate checks and don't try to make it easy. The food was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Experience
    CUBuff1981
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My wife and I dined early on a Saturday night and had a very pleasant experience. We were greeted by name at the door and had a nice table by the window. This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised as we didn't know much about the restaurant, but it seemed to have a good reputation overall...and we found that to be valid. The food was very good. I especially liked my mushroom gnocchi! It was a very intimate setting. The waitstaff were attentive without hovering. It was pricy but that was expected and overall we felt we got a good value. We also stayed the night at the hotel which was also very nice with a lot of Italian character and unexpected in the midst of a busy metropolitan area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    excellent restaurant with very good staff and a great wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gran-dissapointment
    Keith
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service was poor to the point of non existance and being seated near fussy infants did not help. They seemed more interested in selling their imported bottled water (their bottled water menu was offered twice) than the fact that the food did not come out correctly (near rare insted of medium) and nobody even asked how the food was. This was a major dissapointment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!!
    AdrianOZ
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This was my third time having Brunch here. And, each time has been a WONDERFUL experience! Everything from the very pleasant wait staff, the vast selection of Brunch items, to the beautiful setting in Hotel Granduca is exceptional! You will not be disappointed. I can't wait to go again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu items are great!
    PaulineVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We keep coming back for more ...it is so nice to be able to hold conversations without having to scream, and at the same time enjoy great food. This place is sophisticated at every level. We tried the new Branzino and loved it! And the Chef suggested we try the Panna Cotta dessert: absolutely divine ! Another lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, but good
    RedshirtVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Very fine northern Italian dining. Service is outstanding and the space is small yet cozy, very Old World feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    awilli646VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    A truly fine dining experience . The menu is wide-ranging, the wine list superb and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT!
    slubieVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Best food, service and ambience I have experienced in Houston in a very long time. There is of course a price to pay for this as it is a very expensive restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Exceptional Service
    Dineout5VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The staff consistently goes above and beyond to make yours a wonderful, and personal dining experience. You are welcomed and greeted by name throughout your visit; and they always have great recommendations if you are unsure of your meal or wine selection (though we've never had a bad meal here!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Your restaurant gets better
    PaulineVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Your restaurant gets better every time I visit. I am a big fan of Cavour because it is a quite, relaxed atmosphere with amazing food and service. The hot and loud spots are not for me. This place is a gem. New item on the menu that is now my favorite: salmon with quinoa salad. I'll be back for it again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time...
    Benjamin
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and it was the best selection I made by opting for Cavour. Remarkable and friendly service, great food, quick service. I even requested to be sitted in a table that would not interfere with any of the other patrons as we were with our daughter and they catered to us greatly. Definitely coming back and one of our favorites. Thanks to Anita, Diana, Brian, and Nancy as they made this experience a wonderful one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    A perfect evening. It was my 60th birthday and also our wedding anniversary. They had set a special table with flowers and candles in a area by ourselves. We had a drink in the quiet bar/lounge area with a fantastic piano player and then went to our table. Service was good, food was good, they made a special cake for desert. We then retired to the patio and had a nice cigar under a gas heater. A perfect night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful NYE Menu
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The chef prepared a wonderful NYE dinner, and the service was excellent. This is one of the best places to eat in a city full of excellent dining. There is no quieter, more romantic, more comfortable place for high quality cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I were looking
    JimD
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    My wife and I were looking for a romantic, quiet, quaint restaurant with good food and a relaxed atmosphere. We were not disappointed. The wine list was extensive with a range of prices and the food and service were excellent. The restaurant follows the European tradition of providing a table for the night. Once we completed our dessert, the server provided the bill, at our request, and asked us to enjoy the rest of our stay. This is a great choice for a romantic dinner where it's possible to talk without shouting and there is no hurry to finish the meal. The menu focuses on quality, not quantity of choices, and prices are moderately expensive. We paid around $200 for a bottle of wine, two entrees and starters, and a shared dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Christmas Dinner
    afp1
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Ristorante Couvour has always been a nice and special destination for my wife and I and on occasions, with friends. Always enjoyable. Make sure to have a drink at the bar first... very refined and very cozy. The staff are always attentive and friendly. We went on Christmas day; RC had offered a special dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Usually my wife makes a wonderful dinner fit for a Rockwell painting... but this year, we decided to go out for Christmas dinner. First thing: I had to thank each and every valet, doorman, hotel entry desk personnel, hostess, wait staff and server for being there on Christmas day. Greatly appreciated! That they were there for our Christmas day was wonderful. Second thing: The meal was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been here on 3 different
    Benno
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We have been here on 3 different special occasions, one of which was Christmas day, last. The buffet was superb. Desserts could have been better, perhaps, but overall excellent in variety and quality. There was some slight inattentiveness in regard to water, coffee, etc. The ambiance was the reason I selected this for our Christmas dinner - the quietness - and of course the food. It removes itself from the "sittings" that occur with major hotel's, even places like the Houstonian, which is crowd focused. Hotel Granduca is not crowd focused, but individually focused, to present the best atmosphere possible in their setting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed
    AnnciVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Wines by the glass were not particularly good...a sweet cab? Some of the salad tasted old. Branzino fish was bland. Husband's filet mignon was very good. Parmigianno Reggiano should have been at room temperature. Has the chef changed...not as top notch as it used to be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Gem!!
    doxiemommaVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Ristorante Cavour and enjoyed every morsel of food. The appetizer we ordered was the Gran Piatto Del Granduca which consists of a half dozen seasonal oysters, gulf shrimp, king crab leg and blue prawn with avocado ceviche which serves two. Loved the quality of this seafood! My husband ordered the veal chop which was cooked perfectly and was very flavorful. I ordered the Lasagna tre Formaggio made with handmade pasta. The tomato sauce was fresh and light with pieces of fresh tomato and herbs. Dessert was profiteroles with pistachio gelato and drizzled with chocolate. Nothing was oversalted and was made with fresh products. Loved the imported Italian decor. Beautiful and a must try!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.