Arturo Boada Cuisine

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$31 to $50
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Italian
This neighborhood eatery serves up an eclectic blend of Italian, Spanish and Latin cuisine not to be missed. Try unique tapas like the camarones henesy en hamaca, mussels tomatillo, ceviche and many more. The wood burning-oven puts out authentic thin crust pizzas, with favorites such as the carnitas pizza. We offer a flavorful selection of fresh seafood and steaks. Our home made desserts are a must, from wood oven baked apple pastry to Arturo’s famous crème brulee. The hand picked wine list offers a variety of boutique and exclusive wineries. We are very happy to accommodate any of your special requests.
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4.8
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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good love the food

2
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a small intimate neighborhood restaurant. The staff is welcoming and treats you like family. The menu changes with specials as well as the time tested favorites. A real gem

JF
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch!!!!!! The food and service is excellent. A nice small restaurant. It’s ratings and reviews are well deserved.

FM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had an excellent post-Valentine’s Day date night at AB. (It was our first time dining there; I picked it because we love Italian food and they had several outstanding reviews.) We had the pleasure of being served by Diego and, later on, were greeted by the chef/owner Mr. Boada. Nice ambiance, great service, and very good food. Definitely our type of place, and we will be back.

AS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's just terrific. The menu is not extensive, but everything I have tried in my few visits have been spot on. The ceviche is so good, I want to drink the juice when we finish. It's nearly impossible for me not to order Mama's ravioli every time. Service is incredibly friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Just go. Trust me.

WS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, so nice and such good food. Sadly had to wait a bit since it was valentines day and so busy, but it was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Pros: The server gave us a free desert for the time we had to wait.

Cons: showed up 10 minutes early for our reserved time. Waited in line for 55 minutes before being seated. There is no point to a reservation if you can’t seat people in your restaurant at the time they reserve.

The front door is broken and the draft was blowing through the restaurant while waiting in line and after being seated.

The menu says that the noodles are made in house but are clearly store bought noodles.

Overall terrible experience and I can’t imagine how this place ranks in the top 100 OpenTable restaurants.

JP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Girlfriend and I had a very lovely dining experience on the evening of Valentines' Day. We will certainly go back, especially for special occasions.

RW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Delicious! The ceviche was my favorite!

GK
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Arturo’s food is always fantastic & everyone there is wonderful.

b
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I celebrated Valentine’s a night early at Arturo Boada. As always, it was a great choice. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the mussels in tomatillo broth, split the ravioli and the flourless chocolate cake, accompanied by limoncello shots and decaf cappuccinos. Everything was fantastic, as was the service. Arturo Boada is great for a date night anytime, but the red decor and intimate setting made it especially apropos for Valentine’s.

EL
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first visit and it did not disappoint. The food was very fresh and delicious. The service and attention paid to us was terrific. We will definitely return. This is a great restaurant and staff

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. The only issue is that it was incredibly noisy! Had a hard time having a conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

They overbooked the reservations and we never got to sit down. You should probably call ahead to make sure they have room even if you make a reservation. Staff wasn’t too concerned about it. We left. Whatever

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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r
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best chef in houston

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H
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very friendly with good food. Had made a reservation ahead, but when we got there , no table ready, asked us if we wanted to sit at one right by the door and only other one available was not right by the door but in its path for cold air blowing in, and next to the entry to the restrooms. Despite a rough beginning, we had a delicious dinner, and the staff is very friendly.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Over booking. It was cold and not good to sit by the front door and get cold. We were moved as soon as they could get a table. Very noisy. This was my second time and the first was not as noisy. The restaurant was great. Food wonderful. The owners need a bigger place and not booked as tight. I know it is about money and taking care of their customers but comfort is also something the owners need to take care of. Will I go back probably just not on their busy night.

P
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

R
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional Staff and Food that’s Priceless

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Literally the best Italian food I’ve EVER had.

OT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun vibe, high energy. They accommodated our dietary restrictions and were helpful in making sure we were happy w/results.

B
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Arturo Boada’s did not disappoint! Everything was fresh, homemade pasta was delicious and William the Great served us perfectly! Thanks!!!

S
Houston
130 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great meal at Arturo's. Diego provided excellent, friendly service as always. If they have the crab claw appetizer special, don't think, just order.

GD
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was everything we expected and more. Wait staff was very attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent. It was like ordering out of someone's private kitchen. We celebrated by wife's birthday and she was very pleased with the evening.

JK
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner. The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. The food was also excellent, prepared very well and served in a timely manner.

This is relatively small restaurant, comfortable and relaxed.

We went due to its being named one of the best 100 restaurants in America. Pretty high standard obviously, but it was a very worthwhile experience and certainly recommend to others.

RL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always.

H
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Canelo insured my wife had a lovely birthday dinner.

RD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Must try the mussels - the broth will have you soaking every last drop with Arturo's amazing bread.

JA
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn’t been back for a while and found the food to be as good as it was before. Arturo’s quality still excels. It’s pricey but it’s gourmet. Stellar service.

JW
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time and not disappointed. Excellent food, ambiance and service.

H
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always fresh and service outstanding

Arturo Boada Cuisine
Responded on December 30, 2019

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G
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent mushroom soup, mussels and pistachio gelato. Excellent service.

HF
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently fabulous. Shrimp bisque, a special, was exceptional - perfect balance of flavors with just the right amount of dairy without overpowering the shrimp stock. Never disappoints.

JM
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The salads were too expensive, so we did not try those. The atmosphere was surprisingly good for being in a strip center.

C
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service...love you guys! Will come back often!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wife’s birthday. Luckily there were not many people. The service, food and attention were outstanding.

K
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for everyday or special occasions. Wonderful food and Arturo is fabulous.

1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful and delicious dinner. Menu is great and they are very willing to accommodate an off the menu item. Also a very nice selection of wines.
Highly recommended to those who like very good Italian food.

J
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here! Great food, good service! Will be back!!!

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