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About Arcodoro - Houston

Italian restaurateur Efisio Farris is putting the island of Sardinia on the map as he gains international acclaim for his rustic traditional Italian cuisine. Arcodoro, a Galleria area jewel, sweeps you away to the flavors of the Mediterranean as you taste homemade pastas, award winning steaks, and the freshest seafood. Specialties include carpaccios, risottos, baked whole fish, wood fired pizzas and Arcodoro's award winning homemade pastas. Efisio invites you to sip Arcodoro's Gold Medal EFIX Prosecco in the Doro Lounge. Enjoy Arcodoro in the formal dining room, casual grill, al fresco on either of our two patios or in one of three private dining rooms.

5000 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77056
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Late Night Menu: Thursday - Saturday: 10:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Post Oak Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 621-6888

Website:
http://www.arcodoro.com/

Catering:
Arcodoro is happy to bring the flavors of Sardinia to your home or office. They offer a range of catering options from box lunches and drop off of antipasto trays to elaborate chef-prepared meals with full service staffing. Contact their event office to find the Arcodoro solution to your next event.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet, patrolled parking lot

Executive Chef:
Efisio Farris

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Have it ALL! Wedding events or large corporate receptions are welcome to utilize the Arcodoro Main Dining Room and our private rooms for seated lunches and dinners for up to 120 and buffets for up to 200. We welcome the chance to work with you for your next celebration.

Arcodoro - Houston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.3

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4.0

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (9)
Special Occasion (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (2)
Casual (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The Tuna lunch special was "special"! Impeccable service and exceptional breads, too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fairly poor service. Had to ask for refill on bread 2x. Had to ask for water refill 2x. Waiter kept us waiting to take order for 20 minutes!!! Very understaffed considering the large table of conventioneers nearby and the additional room filled with diners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best in Houston and all of Texas, this is an authentic Italian restaurant with perfect service - down to the Italian-speaking wait staff! Perfecto!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This single diner enjoyed a great Friday evening meal in this beautiful but nearly empty restaurant featuring fare from Sardinia. It is hard to know why there were so few patrons, but one factor might have been the 3rd game of the 2017 World Series being played in Houston that evening. I started with the house Sardinian soup. It was complex in flavor - with oysters, a fairly clear broth and fregola pasta. I enjoyed the pasta special, which was lobster in a spicy "al diavolo" red sauce on fettuccine (pictured). Again a wonderful balance of flavors and a reasonable portion size. I ended the meal with assorted biscotti served with "vin santo" for dipping. The waiter, owner and even one of the other patrons all were speaking Italian. The extensive wine list features a variety of Italian, Sardinian and Sicilian wines. A special treat was the fantastic live music by a bass/saxophone jazz duo. While the young sax player was somewhat distracted by the world series game on a silent television behind the bar, he still was very good. The bass player was the more seasoned professional. She was a real virtuoso and provided several wonderful solos. It's a shame there were not more people present to enjoy their music.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Love this place...Service is always first class and the food is wonderful. They have a nice wine selection as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wait staff was great and food was very good. House wine could have been better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

When I am in Houston, I usually go and have lunch in the Arcodoro.

I love the food and the 5 star service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Use to be a great place to go. Service wasn't great. And food was average. Not the same. Sat us in a smoking area outside in the corner because we brought a small service dog with papers. By law a service dog can be anywhere including inside. They wouldn't even let us sit on their regular patio which wasn't even 20% occupied. Wouldn't recommend to a friend. Felt we were being rushed to leave.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and Outstanding service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service and amazing food!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Ephisio and his staff take excellent personal care and interest in their customers and service. They are clearly there to create a warm friendly atmosphere and cater to your specific interests and needs. Thanks for a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We arrived at 7:20 for our 7:15 reservation- he told me that he thought we weren't showing up so they either gave away our table or had nothing set up. We waited about 10 minutes and they quickly set up a table next to the bar at the entrance to the kitchen. Needless to say it was not the dining room that I expected. It was uncomfortable as waiters constantly passed our table and the air conditioning was not working well. He later came and apologized which was appreciated but he could have moved us to the formal dining area as my wife and kids were dressed formally for the dinner - we ate at the bar for casual diners. Not at all welcoming!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Too many good things to say about Arcodoro. The Staff was beyond knowledgeable of the foods and wines, super attentive and engaging. We opted to do the Houston Restaurant Month Menu and it was done well.
We enjoyed the authenticity of the food and the restaurant and would definitely recommend this place to others as well as look forward to returning to dine again.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, beautifully decorated. Food was very good, all Italian-wine
list, several by the glass. Not your typical Italian menu, very different Sardinian food such as whole fish baked in rock salt. We always like to try new places for Houston Restaurant Weeks and this was a hit--we will return. We had Sunday brunch, I ordered from HRW menu my husband ordered roasted pork from the reg menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was good, however I don't think the portions were large enough. The appetizer had only the one ricotta bite, easily could have been 2 or 3 per person. The dessert serving size was fine. The entree serving was borderline on size. I don't normally like large portions, but these were bordering on small even for me. My pasta with tempura soft shell crab actually had a grainy area in it that was very unappetizing. Not sure what it was, almost like sand?? The area we sat in was great, nice and quiet.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Atención excelente , muy buena recomendación de vino , pedimos un vino reserva de 1990 pero nos explicaron que esos vinos requieren más tiempo de oxigenación antes de tomarse y nos recomendaron muy atinadamente probar otro Con características similares pero más joven. La comida deliciosa, especialmente el risotto con trufa negra y el osobucco
Definitivamente regresaremos !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 20, 2017

This is a classic restaurant. Always good food and drinks...with superb service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Hadn't been here in quite a while...the lobster special brought me back. We were all saying why haven't we been here more often? Great food, service was perfect, ladies lunching able to talk and hear each other as not noisy as waiter came by only to see if we needed something without hovering!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Always solid. We only had the prosciutto salad as a pre dinner snack and it was sooooo good. Must try!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fabulous food, service & ambiance! Also, wonderful wine list!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We were visiting Houston for one night and took the recommendation of the hotel staff to eat here. This authentic Italian restaurant had a wonderful menu selection including a few specials not on the menu. The wait staff was wonderful and made some great recommendations. The food was excellent and everyone in our group loved what they ordered. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Great food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Excellent food and service and reasonably priced. We had a lovely meal.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 15, 2017

What a wonderful anniversary dinner! My wife and I decided to dine at Arcodoro for our second anniversary and Effisio and his entire staff went above and beyond and did an excellent job. The service was attentive and warm. The team never made us feel rushed yet they anticipated all our needs perfectly. The food was superb and the atmosphere was just what we wanted on a romantic evening. The service really stood out as they made great wine recommendations and went above and beyond to make us feel special. The dessert platter and homemade lemoncello topped off a fantastic night. All the courses were perfect from the light and flavorful imported buffala mozzarella salad, the melt in your mouth crudo de pesce, imported Sardinian pasta with lamb to the perfectly cooked ribeye! All were delicious! They went really well with the Sardinian wine that is the private label of the house. It was excellent and a great recommendation. This is not you spaghetti and meatballs place so don't expect that. Arcodoro is a true Italian gem in the heart of the galleria. I suggest to expand your horizons and give real Italian food a try and you will not be disappointed! Mille Grazie!!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was outstanding, as always!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day brunch. The service was excellent; knowledgeable, prompt, helpful, and proud of their restaurant, but unobtrusive. We went early and had half the restaurant to ourselves, but even when it got busier, and we had full tables around us, we could converse with inside voices and be heard clearly. The food was served hot and delicious. It was a wonderful meal at a great restaurant. We would definitely refer our friends and family here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A very poor Mother's Day menu

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

One of my new favorite restaurants. Excellent Mediterranean cuisine, great wine list & service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Good and genuine wait staff, realized early we were there to discuss business and did not need a dining 'experience'. Food was very good, I was not that adventurous with my choices but will be next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Had dinner here with my family for my wife's birthday. Our waiter made the night much more enjoyable. He was very engaging and informative. Good experience all around.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great restorant

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on April 10, 2017

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at ArcoDoro, which I had learned about from one of the owners when their discount cards were offered at Costco. Husband had the ribeye, which was perfect and had a lovely peppered crust, with mashed potatoes and a mixed green salad. I had a special that combined three things I crave: crab ravioli, huge scallops, and clams with a spicy puttanesca sauce. Memorable! Our waiter was most attentive and brought a gratis chocolate mousse cake for my birthday. The menu is pleasantly varied. And we appreciated the option of seven draught beers, which suited our mood that night. This is a great place to celebrate even a small occasion, such as...Friday night!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 7, 2017

I read the mixed reviews before we dined there the first time and was hesitant but decided to try it and had a great experience. We returned a few weeks later and had a very different experience so now understand why such differing reviews. I made reservations several days in advance and even called speaking to the manager to confirm our reservation mid-day and tell them that there would be 2 fewer people in our party. When we arrived with a guest from out of town our table wasn't even set up even though there were tons of tables open. I'd asked for a nice table on the patio and there was a table right next to the table they sat us at that was set up but they seated us at a table right next to that table that was not set up. They seemed to be in a hurry and just said "here you go" as if we were walk-in customers. It took forever to get waters and our table set. Someone came by and tossed menus in front of our empty places and scurried away. Then our waiter arrived and talked 90 miles an hour (again the restaurant had barely any patrons there) not letting us get a word in. He kept trying to repeat our order and kept getting it wrong. He was a nice man and smiled a lot but was definitely not a polished upscale waiter. He did try to sell us a lot of pricey menu items which I guess was his goal, not a relaxing and pampered evening for the hundreds of dollars we spent on this meal for sure. There were managers standing around hugging the necks of a couple of patrons so they must have their regulars but we will definitely not be one of them. The managers need to ensure quality control from the kitchen to the service and that certainly was not seen in our case.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 29, 2017

We were a business party of 3 persons. 2 had the specials of the day and the other a steak. The specials were good but the steak a disappointment as it was tough

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Always enjoy the excellent service and meals.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I've driven by Arocodoro many times so looked up the reviews and they were kind of mixed so never made reservations until invited to a meeting that was being held there. I couldn't attend the meeting but the choice of the restaurant by the organization that booked their event there was enough of a vote of confidence that I decided to try it for a date night with my hubby. We had absolutely no difficulty getting our table at the reservation time. They had obviously read my Open Table request for a quiet table out of the hustle-bustle when they seated us at a very nice secluded table. They also read my request for a seasoned waiter because our waiter had been there for 19 years. His name was Michael and he just took over for us which was great for first time diners. He asked us our tastes and what we were in the mood for then he made suggestions. He asked us about our taste in wine and made a fabulous Verone selection for us. We enjoyed visiting with him about Italian wines in pretty great detail as he was pretty knowledgeable. Every course was fantastic but the Branzino was served whole, encrusted in rock salt, cooked in the wood burning oven, and filleted tableside....and it was UNBELIEVABLE!!! Overall the dining experience very good. The only reason I didn't give them an "Excellent" was because it was a pretty pricey evening but WELL worth it to us!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Superb food. Superb service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2017

You will feel as though you are in Sardinia. The food is completely authentic and delicious and the waitstaff is knowledgeable and attentive. The wood fired steak was perfectly done and had amazing flavor. What a lovely surprise to find this gem in a nondescript shopping center. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

As usual Arcodoro never seems to disappoint me. The food and service are always on spot. The clean and wonderous taste of the food always impresses me.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 25, 2017

It was a great meal with wonderful
Service can't wait to come back 😆😇😍🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🤗

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