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Arturo Boada Cuisine

4.9
455 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 455 people are saying
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4.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HanSan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This place was hands down a gem of a dinner spot in Houston's Midwest neighborhood. I can't rave enough of how well the food was executed and served with warm service as well. I came here for my college graduation celebratory dinner and literally couldn't be happier with my reservation through the Yelp app/Open Table. The food itself is worth coming for, as practically EVERYTHING on the menu is AMAZING (and we ordered A LOT of food). I will say that my pizza cheese was so soft and fresh that it fell of the crust as I was eating it, but Mamma Mia that crust baked in the stone oven was #goals. The top two pasta dishes of the night were the crab-filled ravioli in their homemade cream sauce, as well as the shrimp fettuccine with cilantro pesto sauce (don't be shy to try it if you don't like cilantro--it brings out a pleasant balance to counteract the creamy sauce). Lastly, DO ORDER THE DESSERT. Our table's top three choices of the night were: Apple puff pastry a la mode, flourless chocolate cake a la mode, and tiramisu (with a light orange chiffon cake-like taste). We loved it all washed down with red and white wine. Mmmm. Oh, and do try the truffle fries for me!! xx HS

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vipShake
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss this hidden gem. Fabulous food, friendly staff, the owner is active in walking the room, greeting folks and talking to regulars. It’s charming and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Arturo Boada for 3+ yrs and dine there every time we come to Houston.
Chef owned and excelling in Italian and some Mediterranean cuisine Boada is as good as it can get.
From the clams or mussels in broths to grilled fish and or homemade pastas the list goes on. And btw they have a wonderful wine selection. The service attentive and the vibe is warm and friendly. You’d think you were in a local trattoria in Florence.
Enjoy the ride

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, setting and food. Cannot wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service & really nice/relaxing evening. Can't say enough good things about Arturo & his staff. Best seafood!!!

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Bigbandfan
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening and the food was absolutely delicious! A highly recommended place to visit and to celebrate an important occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always like going to Arturo Boada but this was the best experience we’ve had! The wine was great! The food was delicious! It really couldn’t have been better. We will be back.

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vipLifofrly
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food here is delicious and the staff is friendly and professional. Our absolute favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal cuisine! Love the fruit DiMare, the flounder was excellent and the artichoke ravioli exceptional!!! Cant say enough!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding. The food is excellent, and so is the staff!

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BacilioG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service great food fast service smiles and the ambiance was perfect.

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vipMarkC
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very good food, just not quite excellent as I had expected. Definitely will return and give it another try

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JohnR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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carolf
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I have been to Arturo Boada in the past but not recently. It seems the quality of the food has declined. We were rushed through our dinner and the waiter was not attentive. Had to wait to get additional cutlery when the main course came. I had the ravioli; pasta was hard and it was swimming in what appeared to be plain whipping cream. My husband had the fish special, it tasted fishy and had an odd sugo rosa sauce combo with cilanto on the fish.
For Desert we had tiramisu- I think it tasted like cool whip with grated orange peel in the cool whip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always! Everything here is top notch!

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vipLauraF
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!! We love the food and family quiet style! It’s priced like Carrabbas but worth it!! Great wine and cozy!!!

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Delish
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. A basket of the bread rolls would’ve been a nice touch, instead of having to ask for more.

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MarkM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best food I've had in a long time. We even purchased a bottle of his marinara sauce to take home. Our waiter was amazing, the atmosphere was quaint and everything on the menu looked outstanding. We will definitely be coming back here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Amazing. Great food. Great service. Was a fantastic meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous
Service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food per usual and excellent service. Matt always takes good care of us.

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Patrickb
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will definitely be back. Matt provided outstanding service and recommendations, Arturo personally checked on our table and the other patrons were friendly and engaging. What a gem!

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Olivehouston
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming little place. It’s cozy, simple and the staff is amazing! They really cared how you were enjoying your food and wine. The wine list is is well curated with meaningful Italian wines.

The clams were prepared with a delicious buttery wine broth, the homemade ravioli special with artichoke filling was....yum!! Lamb chops cooked to perfection and sweet, creamy creme brulee on six spoons for a lovely finish....so perfect to share!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new year's Eve dinner! Our waiter , Matt was awesome. The dinner & wine was over the top. Our favorite spot !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

There is no way paella can be cooked in 10 minutes. But they did it and it was horrible. The tuna tartar was tasteless. The risotto was also lacking of flavor. The cost of a meal for 4 should not be almost $300 with one glass of wine per person.

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vipMariza
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food in a cosy setting, European style! We had a lovely time!

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vipDiningDiva
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends got married and gathered at the restaurant afterwards.

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vipFlorenceM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always!

BB
vipBillB2020
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we really enjoy everything about Arturo Boada's! The waitstaff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Food is awesome!

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vipMichaelD
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wine or beer only is the biggest downside. Basically average food at a elevated price.

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vipHarlanM
Houston
139 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Arturo is not merely enduring but continuing to prevail. As always, the service, food and ambience were spectacular. Arturo Boada's remains a classic, unique, low-key neighborhood gem that's full of character and charm. It's the antidote to big, gross, high-powered, mediocre chains. It would be a travesty for it to fall victim to the pandemic, so please do what you can to support it.

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vipMadameSquare
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience: high-quality fresh seafood expertly cooked, and spot-on service from charming William. I'll be back soon and often.

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AlanS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

first when you walk up to the door they take your temperature and give you hand sanitizer if you want it. it makes you feel better about being out to dinner. they only seat every other table so there is a table between you and the other guest. then the wait staff
does a great job explaining the Menu and the nights specials. if you do not see exactly what you want they are great about making changes to the dish to accommodate you.
food was excellent. Arturo Boada always comes by to make sure you enjoyed your food.

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StacyA
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quaint spot that gives you five star good and service without the hefty price tag. My only criticism is the interior design. If they took down and replaced some of the art, it would match the quality food. The Mama’s
Ravioli is exceptional and the fish is too. Cant go wrong, would visit again.

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vipSteph
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience with Arturo and his fabulous staff! Will be back again soon! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was pretty good and the service was excellent and we were attended to very well. Prices were steep - very expensive considering small portion size and non—premium location of restaurant.

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vipHankB
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always excellent. A neighborhood gem! First time we had French onion soup and the branding. Both were great!

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Dcap
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Great food. Good wine. Great dessert. Everything was nearly perfect

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vipTonyL
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small intimate little place. All menu items including pizzas outstanding. Veal chop pricey but worth it. Food preparation is outstanding.

FAQs

Arturo Boada Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Arturo Boada Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 782-3011.

Arturo Boada Cuisine is rated 4.9 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

Arturo Boada Cuisine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.arturoboadacuisine.com/product-page/arturos-gift-certificate-4.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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