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Best Italian Restaurants in Rice Village


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A photo of Coppa Osteria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Rice Village
Booked 61 times today
Coppa Osteria is highly recommended for its excellent contemporary Italian cuisine with reviews frequently highlighting the restaurant's exceptional service and food quality. Visitors enjoy a range of authentic dishes, including homemade pasta with Bolognese, octopus carpaccio, and brick chicken. Despite the bustling atmosphere, staff are both attentive and professional, ensuring a great dining experience. The impressive wine selection accompaniments the Italian fare well, with the Italian rose and espresso martini favored by many. Even when busy, service never feels rushed and guests appreciate the thoughtful menu recommendations. Despite being a bit loud at times, Coppa Osteria's high-energy ambiance enhances its contemporary Italian dining experience. One reviewer notes Coppa Osteria as their "go-to for the best Italian in town," showcasing its reputation for truly delightful dining.
A photo of Roma restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Rice Village
Booked 6 times today
Roma restaurant, located in Houston, is renowned for its exquisite Italian cuisine. The restaurant has received rave reviews from customers who consistently praise the authentic Italian food, the quality of ingredients, and adherence to traditional recipes. Notable mentions include the exceptional Bolognese, Osso Bucco, and Carbonara, all of which testify to Roma's fidelity to Southern Italian cuisine. Additionally, excellent customer service and the quaint, romantic ambiance have also been praised, enhancing the appeal of Roma as a preferred dining destination. Whether it's the variety on the menu, or the intimate feel of the restaurant, Roma is recognized as one of the best authentic Italian restaurants in Houston.
A photo of Lombardi Cucina Italiana - Houston restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Westside
Booked 101 times today
*Please note- reservations are only accepted via OpenTable or by calling the restaurant directly*Lombardi Cucina Italiana is a celebration of authentic Italian cuisine with a modern touch. The menu features a large selection "fatto a Mano" pastas as well as an extensive array of fresh fish, meats and produce. The curated beverage program has a vast selection of worldly wines and handcrafted signature cocktails. Our forward thinking cocktail menu uses innovative ingredients from the kitchen, such as prosciutto, rosemary and amarene. The wine list will represent all main wine regions of the world, with a primary focus on the Italian Peninsula, Lombardi Cucina Italiana's atmosphere will remind you of an open air villa in Italy, surrounded by olive trees, Italian marble and Venetian Chandeliers. Their luxurious bar and cocktail lounge is the perfect setting for an evening of relaxation, while listening to live entertainment.
A photo of Zanti Cucina Italiana - River Oaks restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River Oaks
Booked 28 times today
Zanti Cucina Italiana - River Oaks is a gem of an Italian restaurant located in Houston. Patrons highly recommend it for its exceptional food, stunning ambiance, and outstanding service. The reviews praise everything from the beef tartare starter to the main dishes including pasta, chicken, and veal, all meticulously cooked to perfection. Their dulce de leche lava cake is also cited as being 'magical'. The restaurant is especially lauded for its extensive Italian wine selection. According to one reviewer, it's "probably one of the best Italian Restaurants in Houston". The staff is said to be incredibly attentive, further enhancing the overall dining experience.
A photo of Marmo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Montrose
Booked 41 times today
Marmo restaurant in Houston is an outstanding choice for those in search of excellent Italian cuisine. Multiple reviews affirm the quality of their food and service, with one patron enthusiastically saying, "This is what Houston needed! Excellent Italian Food." The waitstaff at Marmo receive high praise for their knowledge, attentiveness, and the extraordinary customer service they provide. With dishes ranging from Squid Ink Pasta to Bison Rib-eye, Marmo expertly delivers on both traditional and contemporary Italian dishes. The authenticity of the food, the friendly service, and the agreeable atmosphere make Marmo a must-visit for Italian cuisine enthusiasts. As a reviewer exclaimed, "Everything was amazing from the food to the service to the atmosphere."
A photo of Bari Ristorante restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River Oaks
Booked 44 times today
Bari Ristorante is highly praised for its authentic Italian cuisine, characterized by remarkable entrees and desserts. This Italian restaurant is renowned for its exceptional services, as underscored by the numerous positive reviews. Notably, the Zuppa di Pomodoro and funghi risotto have been particularly commended as genuine Italian dishes. Also, the pizza and pasta, made al dente, are appreciated for their taste and presentation, characteristically simple yet skillfully executed. As per the reviews, the eatery has been described as an upscale space with exquisite decor that complements the authentic Italian menu perfectly. Bari Ristorante has built a loyal customer base who enjoys the personalized attention from the staff and the excellent array of dishes that the establishment offers.
A photo of La Griglia - Houston restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River Oaks
Booked 60 times today
La Griglia in Houston is an outstanding Italian restaurant, recognized by many for its exceptional quality. Diners find the food to be excellent, from the usual Italian dishes to unique and unusual offerings that you won't find at a typical Italian eatery. The service is deemed top-notch, with attentive and understanding staff that creates a fun and energetic dining atmosphere. Some even compared the ambiance to being in Sicily. Regardless of the occasion, La Griglia is a compelling option, thanks to its consistent quality and great value. With numerous endorsements, it remains a favorite among Houston's Italian culinary scene.
A photo of North Italia – BLVD restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Galleria / Uptown
Booked 52 times today
North Italia – BLVD is held in high regard for its authentic Italian cuisine by its patrons. Customers rave about the exquisite menu, which includes Wild Shrimp Scampi, Braised Short Rib Lumache, and a Bolognese touted as a house specialty, to name just a few. The reviews highlight a "wonderful" experience from start to finish, with the "best short ribs" and "best fried calamari" some patrons have ever had. "The appetizer of the calamari was sensational", a reviewer shared. Other testimonials describe the Italian eatery as "always a wonderful experience," with "amazing" food and "fun, lively atmosphere". The restaurant's notable quality, service, and ambiance further establish North Italia – BLVD as one of the finest Italian establishments.
A photo of AMORE Italian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
Booked 5 times today
AMORE Italian Restaurant, located in Houston, is acknowledged by diners as one of the best Italian eateries in the city. The restaurant has been commended for its flavorsome food, excellent service, and inviting neighborhood feel. Customers have specifically praised the truffle pasta, artichokes, grilled octopus, and the Branzino, among others. One reviewer attested it as "one of the best Italian you'll find this side of the Atlantic." The joint's well-timed and paced meals along with the great ambiance add to the overall dining experience. Furthermore, customers have particularly mentioned the exceptional advice and service by Matthew, and a few others. The restaurant's reputation speaks volumes about its commitment to offering authentic and delicious Italian cuisine.
A photo of George's Bistro & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • W. University / Med Center
Booked 4 times today
George's Bistro & Bar, located in Houston, is a jewel in the realm of contemporary American cuisine. Aptly praised as a "great go-to place", the restaurant's character comes from its exquisite dishes and convivial ambiance. Patrons commend the restaurant's delectable meals, including its "perfectly cooked Branzino", "delicious risotto balls", "incredible cocktails", and homemade desserts. A particular favorite is the La Pera flatbread and sweet potato tots, described as "to die for". Its relaxing patio coupled with professional wait staff enhances the dining experience. The constant, high praise from its patrons testify that George's Bistro & Bar is indeed a gem in the contemporary American food scene.
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