Enoteca Rossa

4.6
437 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had great service, lighting is a bit too dark, but the food was good as well. No bad comments, i think we personally had higher expectations.

e
Houston
79 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

While this is a relatively small place, it's very noisy for the older generation who's hard of hearing, even with hearing aids on. The place was maybe half full on a recent Saturday night and my wife and I had trouble hearing each other, sitting next to each other. There's carpeting on most of the floor area but still..........

Would go there more often if not so noisy.

CA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went to Enotecca Rossa for a girl's evening out. Everything we had was fabulous! We had the baked brie and the calamari as an appetizer and the portions were enough to be satisfying, but not so overwhelming that they ruin your appetite. For entrees, we had the ravioli with goat cheese, and the fettucine with lamb ragu. Again, everything was wonderful. The chocolate hazelnut dessert was amazing as well! We will definitely return! My only, very, very small issue was the presence of mushrooms in nearly every dish. I don't mind them, but several people I eat out with don't like mushrooms so their choices might be limited here.

SC
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is close to home. Not too crowded if you go early. Food is very good. Pizza is excellent. Great wine selection plus full bar.

A
Houston
359 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress/hostess was excellent- personable, professional and really took care of us. The only complaint is that the restaurant is pretty plain and so dark as you get to the back. Then you have a view of the area behind the counter.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time coming here, and it once again was a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, the staff was incredibly friendly, the atmosphere was cozy, and the date was great! :)

ST
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

NIce place .... must have been end of Happy Hour as the first 30 min was very noisy. Great food and special desert for the birthday girl. Thank you

FD
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The linguini and risotto were very good. Our go to dish, the short rib ravioli, however was disappointing. The meat, rather than having that short rib texture and consistency was ground up into a pasty mess which really detracted from the dish.

WB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly neighborhood restaurant with a good selection of classic Italian dishes. Pizzas are fantastic. Couldn't ask for better service.

CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly delicious food!! WE loved the wine list as well.

MC
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed the food and the service staff. We will go back!

C
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I took my husband here for dinner recently. Food was fabulous but we couldn't hear each other speak. Also could barely hear the waiter. Love to come back but will avoid it during a Friday evening.

H
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very cozy and nice. The food was very good and we will be back.

JF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and timely / very well prepared food
Would return and recommend to others

JK
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Always amazing.

RC
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal and service was very good. We like the menu selections and quality of food.
What makes our evaluation a 3 star is that the noise level is just unacceptable. One cannot hear the other person across the table without having to shout. This was not our first visit and we can attest that other visits have been just as loud. We just had forgotten the last visit.... The other negative for us is that food preparation is very fast and one has barely able to finish appetizer before meal is presented. You are not given time to enjoy your wine and meal. I guess the objective is to turn tables...
Maybe next time we think of Enoteca Rossa we will get take out....

JV
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good atmosphere, friendly service and fast; menu choices a bit limited

u
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food and service were excellent. The only difficulty was that night was very noisy and made a conversation at our table a bit more difficult. It's the acoustics of the building's materials and some very loud patrons excluding the wine tasters. Love the place.

B
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is not good enough to make up for the poor service.

T
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another excellent meal. This evening we were able to sit at the bar and watch the Astros while enjoying an excellent meal. We were especially pleased to have Kylie as our server. She remembered our usual wine choice, but when we expressed interest in trying something new, she made and excellent recommendation. We also enjoyed chatting with our neighbors at the bar, who were first time patrons.

Enoteca Rossa remains our neighbor favorite and we'' be back soon.

MO
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The prime rib was wonderful! My husband had a seafood dish and he said it was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive although she was very busy! I would highly recommend this place for the food and service. The noise level however is high and made it hard for us to converse. It is also on the expensive side although very worth the price.

PJ
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food (when we got it) was very good but the service was the worst I've ever experienced. We had to keep flagging down waiters as our waitress was completely inattentive. We had to ask for water, drink orders, dinner order. Then, our friend had ordered the chicken parm. As she was eating the pasta included on the plate she found a piece of hard plastic (which was in her mouth!). We called a waiter over (not our own, she never noticed us) and showed them the problem. To the restaurant's credit, the chef came out and talked to our friend. He comped her meal (as he should have) and offered a free dessert. The terrible waitress put a real pall on the evening. We were there for 3 1/2 hours, not because we were taking our time but because our waitress was so attentive. Maybe she needs to look for another line of work. Even though the food is good I would not return because the service was so inadequate and frustrating.

M
Central Coast
44 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are great and Brian is always fun to talk to about wine.

CL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service! Food is absolutely delicious!! GREAT atmosphere!!

LT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Wasn’t told about specials, overheard the table next to us. Slow service. Asked for no cheese, still got cheese. Asked for fresh pepper and was given a salt and pepper shaker, people next to us got the actual big pepper grinder to their table. Ugh.

b
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice place for a leisurely meal --good food, service and quiet enough for conversation.

DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Service was slow and food was overpriced. We could have gotten the same meal at a high end restaurant and paid less. $42 for the fish special was surprising. For what we got and the small portion I would have expected it to be closer to $32. All that being said the food was good and the waitress was fine. I think the issue was the kitchen.

g
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always friendly and fun! Excellent wine selection and menu, awesome atmosphere - not too big, not too little. One of our favorite Houston restaurants!

G
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food. Enjoyed eggplant parm and caprese salad

u
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. The restauarant was full and so quiet noisy it was hard to hear others in my party. Noise level improved greatly as folks leftt.

S
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We have eaten here before and it was wonderful. Saturday we ordered the $18 octopus salad. Previously
we had an entire tenticle, Saturday it was 6 very thinly sliced "bites" with fennel. WAY OVERPRICED.
We ordered the salmon, which came out undercooked, had to go through two wait staff to get cooked more, they did fix the problem, but very untimely to have to wait. Also, we asked for bread (everyone else got it without asking). She brought it, and the tiny biscuits (which we adored in the past) were
wet and soggy, and we did not get butter with it. This was not a $55 meal. We will not be returning.

MM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My better 1/2 and I love this place, approachable wine list but/and the sommelier is legit. Not too stuffy but relaxed, great service and a decent variety.

S
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pizza was delicious as well as the salmon. A little noisy for a date night, but great for a group of friends. All the desserts were fantastic. Will be back!

MO
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and excellent service but really noisy and our reservation was at 8pm! Aren't there any quiet restaurants anymore?

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food wasn't as expected. We ordered the lamb chops (were absolutely plain and dry) and the red snapper (was dry).
The scallops were good though.

This is a relatively pricy place and you expect the food to be no less than good. It's ok that one dish is not according to our expectations, but both is too much indeed.

j
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Octopus portion was tiny for the money. Pizzas, seafood pasta, salads were great.

R
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Enoteca Rossa. The food is delicious and the service is very friendly, polite and attentive. Our server on a few past occasions, Jules, is certainly a jewel and goes out of her way to keep us happy and satisfied. Highly recommend this quaint neighborhood gem for a wonderful dining experience!

LK
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the most delicious chicken parmigiana I’ve ever tasted. My husband also says the same. Actually, everything we’ve tried there is absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is very welcoming. Julia the manager is very personable, helpful and pleasant. She makes you feel very well taken care of, as does the rest of the wait staff. This is my new favorite Italian restaurant.

L
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Ordered the octopus with fennel and then the burrata salad to start. Both were fantastic and I didn’t want to share! I ordered the linguini and clams, very very good - great flavor! Just wish it was a bit more saucy. My friend got the seafood pasta, another delicious option and my BF got the chicken parm - one of the best in Houston (were from NYC). We ordered the tiramisu and creme brûlée would definitely go back and order everything again!

AM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This was our second and last visit. The first visit was equally as poor. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Service was terrible.

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