Mark Cox’s Italian venture in Spring Branch is already our new favorite neighborhood restaurant. An old fashion Italian feel with incredible food and great service. I got a behind the scenes tour of the kitchen and sommelier Rick Jamail and i reminisced about the murals that are still on the walls since Luke and Marilyn DeCours fabulous French bakery and cafe with some changes. It’s great to see my aunt Ninfa Laurenzo was memorialized.
Fratelli's Restaurant is lovely! The menu is wonderfully varied and everything was tasty! My husband adored the cioppino and my crab cake was to die for. The service was impeccable, our server was extremely attentive and the restaurant was packed at the time! The bar had a lot of action too--live music playing, which was an unexpected treat! We will go back again (and again)!
Pedro (from Mark’s) is a very good, attentive server. The redfish with lump crab meat is phenomenal as is the warm chocolate dessert with a coconut crunchy praline over the little cake served with vanilla ice cream. Highly recommend the beet salad. Always loved Chef Mark’s cuisine and so glad he is back on the scene !
The food and service are exceptional. So are th crab cakes! I had grilled shrimp and my man had veal marsala (probably the best I have ever had). Both dishes were clean. Fantastic food!!!
Me and my group were huge Mark’s fans and were sad when he closed down. Finding him at Fratelli’s was great! I will admit, when I saw the menu online, I wasn’t impressed. Seemed like your typical Italian run of the mill options. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!!!! Not only are the “typical” items available, but in usual Mark fashion, the food was incredible!! Everything we ordered was not on the menu. I suggest to everyone, be adventurous! Let your waiter surprise you and let him order for you. You won’t be disappointed!
All I need to say is amazing.
We really enjoyed our Valentine's Day special dinner at Fratelli's. We had a standing reservation at Mark's for many years on Valentine's day so we were very happy when we found out that he is at Fratelli's now. The restaurant was lovely , the staff very warm and friendly and the food delicious. We were very happy with our visit.
I had heard wonderful things about this restaurant. The hostess was very welcoming. I had mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday to her & the waiter. They didn’t acknowledge the birthday with cake & a candle like they did at the next table. I had ordered the specialty salad which had apples,oranges & mixed greens which was excellent. My entree was eggplant parmigiana which was average. The other guests said their entrees were fair. The desserts were delicious!!! Would not rush back
Service was slow at the beginning but then was ok after we ordered. We poured our own wine several times during dinner. Food was very good and we had fun catching up with old friends.
The server messed up EVERY aspect of our meal, management could not have cared less. We were charged for things we did not order, and never got things we did order. The owner was FLAT OUT AWFUL to our faces. So sad, because the food is wonderful!
First time dining there. The food and service were outstanding! We will be returning!
What a find! The sea bass was absolutely delicious, the service was good and the presentation was spot on. Will definitely go again. Only thing that was a bit disappointing was the cannelloni. Otherwise, all was delicious!
far and away my favorite place for a QUIET and GOOD lunch or dinner!!!!!
We enjoyed our evening very much. Great food in a very nice environment.
Great food, great price point! Chef Mark Cox is always out greeting you and engaging in genuine conversation. Rare.
The four of us all had fish, and everyone loved their meal! We live for Mario to wait on us! He’s a gem!
Our large party was in a private room and we were able to actually hear one another! The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
The owner, Barbara, deserves a lot of credit for the fine restaurant. The restaurant has consistently served excellent dishes, some of which remain on the menu. The restaurant has a new chef, and revised menu and the restaurant has been renovated to complement the new chef. But, all along, the restaurant was a little gem in the neighborhood. The staff, rigorously overseen by Barbara, is friendly and professional. You will be treated to a great meal with excellent staff. The prices are very reasonable too. Sherry R
We were so impressed with Fratelli's. It has been several years since our last visit and you can tell that Mark Cox and his staff have made marked improvements. The food was OUTSTANDING and service was AMAZING. Fratelli's is now on our list of favorite neighborhood restaurants. Please go visit them---Mark Cox and his staff will make your meal memorable!