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Best Italian Restaurants in Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

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A photo of Pinstripes - Houston restaurant
3.7
Very Good(4)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
Pinstripes: Where Sophisticated Fun Meets Exquisite Dining. With over 30,000 square feet of entertainment space, indulge in scratch-made Italian-American cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and a robust wine list. Enjoy our weekday happy hour from 3-6pm, or don't miss our famous bottomless brunch buffet on weekends. Experience modern bowling and bocce with full-service dining and entertainment options. Perfect for corporate gatherings, celebrations, or family events, our versatile spaces accommodate parties of 20 to 1000 guests. Book your unforgettable experience today!
A photo of Capone's Oven & Bar restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(143)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Capone's Oven & Bar in Houston is lauded for its exceptional pizzeria cuisine. Reviews rave about the exceptional brick oven pizza, citing it as some of the best in the city and praising its fresh, unique ingredients. Delightful extras such as a fun, warm atmosphere with live music and attentive service bring the dining experience to an even higher level. The restaurant also gets high marks for other dishes, such as the Mac and Cheese, which are noted for their fantastic taste. With a consistent roster of positive reviews, Capone's Oven & Bar is highly recommended for fans of top-quality pizzeria cuisine.
A photo of Zanti Cucina Italiana - River Oaks restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(923)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River Oaks
Booked 38 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 Coppa Osteria restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(407)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Rice Village
Booked 52 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 Marmo restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1253)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Montrose
Booked 47 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 Lombardi Cucina Italiana - Houston restaurant
4.5
Awesome(561)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Westside
Booked 104 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 La Griglia - Houston restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2624)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River Oaks
Booked 99 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 Fiori restaurant
4.3
Awesome(577)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Montrose
Booked 10 times today
"Fiori" distinguishes itself as an authentic Italian restaurant due to numerous positive reviews from customers who have experienced its service and cuisine. Situated in Houston, the restaurant boasts a beautiful and comfortable ambiance, complete with a flower shop. The owner and chef, both Italian, are praised for offering true Italian specialties that never disappoint. Reviewers call attention to the chef's unique dishes, such as fried lamb chops, and the careful attention given to presenting high-quality ingredients in dishes, such as the lobster ravioli and the Amatriciana. Furthermore, the restaurant's service, presentation, and ambiance have won approval from both Italian locals and visitors alike. Indeed, customers laud the professional staff, the engaging events and live music, and the restaurant's commitment to the authenticity of Italian cuisine. Fiori's reputation as Houston's best Italian restaurant is thus well-deserved.
A photo of Bari Ristorante restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(424)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River Oaks
Booked 48 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 AMORE Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(592)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
Booked 6 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.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

Discover the exquisite charm of Italian cuisine in Houston's Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor, where a plethora of Italian restaurants offers a delightful mix of authentic and innovative culinary experiences. Renowned for its vibrant dining scene, this area is a must-visit for food lovers seeking high-quality Italian fare, from classic handcrafted pastas and wood-fired pizzas to inventive dishes that blend traditional Italian flavors with local flair. Each restaurant in the corridor prides itself on offering not only mouth-watering dishes but also an exceptional dining atmosphere, characterized by elegant decor and attentive service. Patrons can expect a diverse array of menu options, catering to various tastes and dietary preferences, ensuring a satisfying meal for everyone. The authenticity of the cuisine is frequently highlighted in reviews, with many guests appreciating the genuine Italian taste that transports them straight to Italy. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the Italian restaurants in Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor promise an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

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