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About Fratelli's Ristorante

For over 10 years Fratelli's has always been known for serving homemade pastas, seafood, and fine meats, that is still the same. Now Fratelli's is expanding into Spring Valley. New owners, same great recipes and service,with some new additions.The restaurant is quaint, very charming. The chefs have over 25 years of experience. Full service bar from the 1940's; a great part of Houston history. Serving award winning martinis, cosmos, Italian Ritas.
Outside seating is available on our spacious patio. We all so have a area for the dog lovers in the neighborhood Wonderful wine list, Kid friendly menus, gluten free dishes.
Elegant reception room, perfect for small parties of 20 up to 120 ppl. with a band or DJ. Birthday Corp.Meetings Graduation- All Day Seminars- Weddings Customized menus for all occasions.
We cater all events fron 20 to 400 Fratelli's has a large garden area on site or we can come to you. Come experience the best. EAT YOUR PASTA!

1330 Wirt Rd Suite D
Houston, TX 77055
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Westview

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 263-0022

Website:
http://fratellisristorantehouston.com/

Catering:
Fratelli's has been catering for many years. We specialize in Italian, but our chefs can do other cuisine such as Mexican food or BBQ. Inside or outdoor events are welcome, we can cater from 30 to 400. Our private gardens add an extra elegance to any event. Custom menus are available. Our event coordinator can help with every detail; Continental breakfast to 5 course meals, Kids birthday parties and anniversaries, all day semimars and happy hours. We have a very professional staff that has worked with us for many years and take great pride in a job well done.

Parking Details:
Fratelli's has paved parking lots, with many entrances for easy exit. We have beauiful oak trees and large brick flower beds thought out the property. A grand Bell Tower imported from Europe, that plays real bells every hour. You can request the bells be played as guests arrive or depart. We can all so have Wedding ceremonies by the beautiful tower. We can play the wedding march on the grounds below the tower. 100 more spaces are availbale for our larger parties right out side our gardens.

Public Transit:
We have public transit right up front.

Executive Chef:
Diego Romirez

Private Party Facilities:
Fratelli's has many different options for private dinning areas. Our highly trained event coordinator can help with bands, DJ s, cakes and decorations, or with every detail. Birthday - Anniversaries- Breakfast Meetings-Dinner Parties- Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners.

Private Party Contact:
Barbara Marquis: (713) 263-0022

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fratelli's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (44)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (26)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Live Music (7)
Seasonal (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

New chef has improved the food quality. Worth a try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was wonderful. We all got the specials and ate every bite!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Healthy, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

This was our first time to this restaurant. We arrived on time for our reservation and the hostess walked us through the fairly full main room and attempted to seat us at an empty table in a totally empty room- way at the back of the restaurant. Not sure why, as were were well dressed and certainly presentable. This seemed so rude, and was not a great way to start our evening! We requested a different table and were given a table in the main room- as there were several that were set for 4 and open. Much better!
Our server was knowledgeable and helpful when he wasn't AWOL... Seemed to forget we were there- Wine took longer than usual to get, taking our order took forever, service was spotty.
Two of the older ladies at the next table were drunk and v. loud and dropped the F-bomb several times. But, the atmosphere was lively and everyone seemed to having a good time.
However, the food was excellent We enjoyed the calamari appetizer and I really liked my redfish entree. We will give this place another try and hope for service that matches the food.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was nice, the food was fresh, we had the seafood soup and a crab cake.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

we frequent fratelli's , but not on a Friday! very crowded, long wait even with reservations. Food good, service was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wow what a change. Fratelli's has undergone a super upgrade. It was good before but both the food and the wine were "hemmed in" for all of the normal reasons. The owner and the chef decided it was time to do a major renovation--across the board--and in my opinion it worked in a big way. The ciopino is as good as there is in town. The redfish entree was a nicely sized portion, cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. The veal marsala got rave reviews from my dinner companions and the same for the beet salad. The wine list has been somewhat freed from the confines of the usual chain restaurant pleasers and the new additions offer variety, flavor and thought through pairing abilities. All told an old west side haunt has been greatly upgraded and my bet is it will soon reward both ownership and the clientele!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had our New Year’s dinner there and it was delicious! We will tell everybody about It!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was up to Mark’s Standard except the dessert. Price was ok but no lemon zest in a restaurant? Really?

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Not sure what we expected after reading many reviews of Fratelli's. We ordered the calamari and shrimp as an appetizer and we should not have. It was good, but not great ( a little over fried) and it was way too much for two people. So, instead of ordering an entrée I ordered the salad special and then, the duck ravioli appetizer. The waitress raved about the salad, but it was a bit boring. Nice greens, subtle dressing, small, thin, slices of apple, but not memorable. The duck ravioli was stunning. Absolutely a winner! My husband ordered the Kathy Ruiz pasta dish and he said it was good, but again, just not "WOW". Everything was nice. Staff tried hard, front desk staff seemed young and inexperienced but wanted to please. Our waitress Tina was very good, attentive, professional, and helpful. The room got busier as the night went on and it was easy to hear the conversations at the tables around us. Not a great thing in my book. However, we will return to try the pizza and some other items on the menu that looked good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would recommend for special occasion or everyday dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food here has gotten pretty amazing since chef Mark Cox has arrived. We live in the neighborhood, and were shocked one night at how good the food was. We didn't know he was there, and could tell instantly that they had a new chef on board. Now we can't stop trying all of the new iterations. Prices are incredibly reasonable for the quality of the food, and the consistency of all the dishes is excellent. He is recreating many of his salads and mains. The wagyu beef entree was out of this world. It was also a real treat to find that he brought some of his servers from his previous restaurant. Two of them recognized us immediately from the frequency of our former visits. :-) Many dishes are exceptional, even in the pasta category (which is mostly handmade daily). Just try what sounds good, because it probably will be. We had the truffle appetizer for only $30. It can be $70 at some restaurants. If you're in the mood for good Italian, just go. You'll be so glad you found him again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We so enjoy Fratelli's, kitchen now under Chef Mark Cox's leadership. Recently freshened decor makes a positive difference.

The food is exceptional-the very best fish dishes we have ever had in a restaurant. The salmon with light mustard sauce is perfect each time. The sea bass special was the best I have ever had anywhere. And oh! The pasta!

The bibb lettuce salad with champagne vinaigrette is wonderful.

Rick Jamail, recently retired from Spec's stores, is the wine consultant and sommelier. The list is carefully curated with fresh choices of considerable interest.

Service is friendly, smooth and very professional. Ask for Tina!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a great dinner in the bar where they had entertainment. That is only on Friday and Saturday nights. Excellent food and service. Lamb Chops are the best. We will go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Live Music, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

All 4 of our meals were superb. Absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. One of the finest meals I have enjoyed in a long time. The new chef, Mark Cox, is creating imaginative and complex dishes that are so darn good that I have to remind myself to eat slowly and savor each bite. The traditional Italian dishes at Fratelli’s have always been excellent nd now that the chef is adding unique American cuisine, you just have to give it a try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I probably shouldn't be saying this, but it's a best kept secret dinning place. I love the food since the new chef took over & and the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable, though it can get quite busy at times.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Waiter was good. The other service staff appeared nice but untrained.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food and service here always exceed expectations. Very friendly & attentive staff and consistently superb dishes. The menu selections continue to evolve toward more refined fare. I have, and will continue, to recommend Fratelli's.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The wine needs be be a lot better! For the high price! And they were out of the rose and 3 of the other reds ! The food was so so.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good but still needs work. Black pasta had too much lemon but good in spite of the lemon.
Spinach salad’s soft egg was cold & should have been poached when salad was put together. If egg done right would have been a first class salad. Bottom line we will return

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The restaurant was very crowded. Consider purchasing more round tables to fit 5/6 people.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always the best. Never disappointed with the food or the service. This restaurant has been a great find in my book.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Too crowded for the size and format of the facility. I think it was overbooked and we had to wait for a long time to be seated.
While waiting we were parked at the bar; bar services were extremely poor and discourteous.
Extremely noisy especially as an attempt to live entertainment.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food enjoyed the meal

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Reserve especially on weekends.
Nice food, varied nenu. should be something anyone would enjoy .
Bar has happy hour with live music and some bar bite options too.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food is out of this world good and service is top notch. Quite place for date night or just for dinner. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A great place for good food. An even better place to have a relaxing conversation and to linger over a long lunch. Refreshingly tranquil— no hub bub. Just mellow and pleasant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Four of us had a wonderful evening with good wine, great food, and good conversation as this is one of the few restaurants we've been to where you could hear each other across the table without difficulty! We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first visit and will not be our last! We saw many people we know and have been hearing about this restaurant for a while now.- we highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The refreshed and renewed beloved Fratelli's comes back stronger than ever! The interior has been delightfully remodeled, the menu updated and improved. Mark Cox has added immensely to the equation. As has Rick Jamail the highly knowledgable wine master.

Food delicious, beautiful and gracefully served.

A joy and wonderful evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went when it first opened years ago and never went back. However with the new chef it was outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service, great food....will go back! Had not been before so can’t compare previous chef’s food, but this was great, presentation of food very nice.,..interior very nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The place is a nice place to go if you are on a date. I thought the portions were a little small for the price you pay. We decided to order a bottle of wine because the bottle was priced right. When the bill came they had upped the price of the bottle $10 because they said there was a typo on the menu. I insisted that we pay the listed price and they changed it. The restaurant is not in the best of neighborhoods and the food is okay. The waiter didn't check on us to often so I ended pouring my own wine.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very nice restaurant, elegant, quiet, good service. My redfish was excellent with lovely seasonal vegetables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a half a dozen waiters waiting on us. No one knew what the other was doing. Disappointed as we have been coming here for years. Two many changes not for the good. Raised prices and changed menu. Probably will not go back. SAD! Lastly I have never had a tip put on the check by server for party of 6. They got the 20% that certainly was not earned.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food and service. Best to make a reservation as it gets very busy at times. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was good but, though perhaps common place, I would have expected a side of pasta rather than three green vegetables. The salad of the day was described as with bibb lettuce, and though quite good, actually came with romaine. The service was adequate but lacked polish. Unused place settings were haphazardly gathered up and then missing pieces were purloined from adjacent tables - just sloppy and unprofessional. Glasses and flatware were put in place across the diner’s seating rather than from the appropriate side and with care. Dining room was noisy as all tables became filled. Greetings on entry and exit were perfunctory and without any semblance of attention or warmth. Otherwise, there was nothing of particular merit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great as always. They are one of my favorites. Arrived 15 mins early. No problem with reservation. Seated immediately.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice new menu and new chef
Great beet salad and new veal marsala

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first visit. We decided to try pasta dishes since this is an Italian restaurant. The pasta did not disappoint. It was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The wait staff was outstanding. Our only complaint was the table we had was directly under an AC vent and next to a mirrored wall, so it was uncomfortably cold. The candle on the table wouldn't stay lighted because of the "breeze". The waiter did adjust the thermostat immediately, so when the AC cycled off, it was fine. We will definitely go back and request a different table.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was great! Very nice place and good food presentation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals
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