Enoteca Rossa

4.7
585 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the historic Bellaire neighborhood of Houston, Enoteca Rossa offers a unique dining experience for any palate. Our dedication to quality ingredients, and maintaining Italian tradition shines through our meticulously prepared offerings.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 585 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

For years our family has enjoyed this restaurant. Their food never fails to impress, and as a general rule the service has always been above average.

However, last evening we ate here,, and had an awful experience. What we in this establishment as well as countless others-is more willingness to focus on takeout rather than in-house dining. We watched as people would walk out with 8 to 10 pizzas apiece, whereas we had made a reservation in advance and waited over an hour and 15 minutes for our meal.

A year has passed since the Wuhan began. And we recognize that many people have begun to focus almost exclusively on bringing food home. Nevertheless, if one is to provide a bricks and mortar establishment with in-house seating, it is time to begin a pivot and focus on those who are coming in, tipping, and ordering beverages and desserts. Takeout is not going to be the answer to at all.

A great restaurant nevertheless if you don’t mind waiting for over an hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enoteca Rossa never disappoints! Amazing, authentic cuisine, service and atmosphere.

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Jakeflies
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over last several months we have had a variety of meals...all have been very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to have a dinner date since wife was traveling on Valentine’s Day. This place always has great food, despite the recent winter storm. Some varieties of wine were unavailable, so I had to make do on cocktails! Great dinner again.

MS
MarcusS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and atmosphere was pure Italian. Absolutely enjoyed it.

DW
DonW
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first indoor dining experience in almost a year. We were two weeks post covid jab # 2. We were seated at the end of the bar away from other patrons. We were giddy and silly and carefree. The waitstaff seemed to understand and played along a bit. We had mussels, melon and burrata salad, and lasagna, combined with a few shots of tequila. The food and the service were outstanding. A truly memorable evening for us.

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vipCartmom
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe set up for Covid regulations. Nice lunch and staff was attentive even though they were a little stretched. Glad to continue to support the restaurant. Grateful that it's still open.

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Lunchgirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for table outside. It was a nice evening and everything was delicious.

JA
vipJACOBL
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great but there was a glitch in how we earned the points
For some reason the reservation ended up as canceled when indeed it was not since we had lunch there
Something went haywire

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Fballwive
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambiance, the friendly service and a very knowledgeable Sommelier. The food was outstanding!! I highly recommend any of the wood fire pizzas and the olive oil cake was superb! We will definitely be back for more.

MG
vipMarilynG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ulysses was wonderful! Food always fabulous as was the wine!

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vipHungry
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and good wine.

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LTorgerson
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Terrific meal, wonderful service, very good food! Fish specials were excellent but quite expensive at $40 each. Pizza was amazing, as always. Pasta was wonderful. Great wine list. Terrific spot!

DA
vipDARIOD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Too crowded for pandemic times. Didn’t expect tables to be this close to each other and basically full to pre COVID times. Service was slow and lacking last night. Not the typical friendly and awesome service. Great food. Great wine recommendation. Will continue ordering but no plans to come back to eat at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, Enoteca Rossa was a fantastic find. Unassuming and a bit off the beaten path, the food, service, and ambiance were great. We arrived early to beat the crowd and pretty much had the place to ourselves until about 6:30 on a Saturday evening, then it started heating up and was bustling by the time we finished around 7:15. Mostly pros, two cons as follows:

1) As mentioned, we arrived early and the place was empty. Great, that’s what we wanted. The hostess sat us in the far back corner next to the kitchen - not the best table in my opinion, but we were ok with it considering our social distancing preferences at this time. About 10 minutes after we arrived, a couple walked in and the hostess sat them at a two-seat table about 3 feet from us. The entire place was empty, why not seat them a little farther away? We all looked at each other confused and thankfully the other couple asked to be moved farther away. About ten minutes after that, it happened again! Another couple came in and they were seated at the same two-seater. Again, the couple requested to be moved farther away. First, that table should be removed - it is awkwardly placed, and way too close to the other four seater in the back. Second, the hostesses should aim to be a bit more considerate, particularly during a red Covid threat level.

2) The food was fantastic, but I thought slightly over-priced in some respects. $23 for three medium-sized scallops and some watercress as an appetizer special, $17 for a smallish skillet of lasagna. Tasty nonetheless.

Definitely recommended, but if you’re trying to stay away from crowds, go way early or maybe get it to go until the pandemic dies down.

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LittleJoe
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had a reservation for two and have dined here many times before. After looking a bit for a table, they wanted to seat us at a small high-top in the bar area (which does not require reservations). The table was much closer than six feet to other tables, and we chose to just eat at open seats at the bar. While we were disappointed that our reservation was not honored, seating people within a couple of feet of other parties is not good in the current time. For context, we are not the sort that is extremely cautious with distancing, nor are we cavalier with it.

As for the meal, our pizza was slightly under-cooked, but we did not send it back as we just wanted to get on our way.

I read other reviews, and they say they are under new management. It wasn't great before, and there does appear to be a decline from even that. I doubt we will return, even though we like to support local neighborhood establishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience, incredible service and outstanding food from start to finish. My business partner and I came to celebrate a new company milestone and strategize so the noise level was perfect. Emma June was one of the best waitresses we have had in a while and she made great recommendations. We will certainly return with clients and for future celebrations!

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Just overall not a good experience. I requested some changes to my food and they did not change a couple of simple things. Very dark restaurant and the staff is very busy and quick to leave once your order has been made in.
The food does tast amazing but not the right atmosphere

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vipEugeniaR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant, great environment, amazing food, great service! 5 stars!

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vipBeautyandorder
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Great neighborhood spot with great ambience. The food is delicious!

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Luigi592
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience overall. Very accommodating to our date night

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grammargoddess
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place --the food is so good, and its casual, romantic atmosphere makes any meal special. Highly recommend!!

DH
DidiH
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good I will return again nice service pizza was delicious.

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vipCartmom
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enoteca was great (as usual). COVID procedures were excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

BM
BobbyM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever kyla or was it kyla, was the best. Quick service, very polite, as well as friendly. We will return soon!!

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Radz
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were outstanding

SB
SamzBear
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great server

JF
vipJFromHouston
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Definitely appreciated the outdoor seating - its a small patio area but the tables are spaced apart. Good food, good service, good place to socially distance dine!

JB
vipJeanetteB
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great local with ample outdoor space - good for full blown dinner, quick lunch or brunch.

MO
vipMOLF
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great as usual. Service was better this time compared to last. We make reservations on open table and it seems the restaurant does not get our specific requests for a certain table. This is the 2nd time this has happened that we did not get the table we wanted. The hostess told us to call rather than use open table.

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SusieT
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anastasiia was amazing as always. We tend to get her every time and she is top notch! She never forgets anything and is attentive without being intrusive. Food was delicious. We tend to get apps and pizza
As they are the best there. We got mussels, scallops, meat and cheese board and Happy Hour pizza and wjne for $25. Every thing was cooked perfectly and so tasty.

Service
Was impeccable
By Anastassia and again the food great. Highly recommend this hidden gem in Bellaire/West U!!!!

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AmandaZ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Food, service, and ambience is always on point. Highly recommended.

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Goodfood
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. It was too cold inside as they had windows and front wall opened up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

TC
TamCM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was exceptional. I look forward to dining here again.

BC
ByronC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The fish was very small, overcooked with no flavor at all. The artichoke appetizer was a hit. The ravioli with veal was very good. The service was adequate but still pretty slow. All in all we had a nice time but will not hurry back.

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vipRavinderS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Pasta was great, pizza was ok though my daughter differs,chicken breast was ok, eggplant was good.

SG
SusanG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and the food was excellent. Will return.

LK
LynnK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways!! Try them. You won’t regret it!

GG
GolfGuy
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice neighborhood spot for a quiet meal. Good wine list and friendly staff. The lighting is pretty dim.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Enoteca Rossa using the Order Online button. Enoteca Rossa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (346) 204-4403.

Enoteca Rossa is rated 4.7 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

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.