Partners Ray Memari and Velio DePlano have done it, again. When you step inside their beautiful new Italian restaurant Antica Osteria you will immediately feel all of the worries of living in a big city melt away. The only hustle and bustle you may notice is that of the staff keeping up a quick pace to meet your every need, usually before you even realize you have a need at all.
The decor will sweep you away to a romantic dreamy Tuscan paradise with it's warm aged walls and woodwork. Even sitting next to the street on the beautiful covered patio that runs along the front of the building and links the restaurant and lounge area doesn't let the chaos of Houston interrupt an enchanting candlelight dining experience.
We enjoyed a lovely family dinner
Vibrant atmosphere, engaging servers, family-owned. Restaurant is in a house that creates a warm environment. Menu is extensive but they are not afraid for guests to order off the menu. I don’t live in Houston but every time I am in town I make sure I eat here.
This spot is our absolute favorite Italian restaurant! Perfect for date night, special occasions, family dinners, etc! Highly recommend!!
My wife and my favorite spot in town!!
The service, the food, the wine, the ambiance is always perfect.
We had a lovely family dinner, thanks!
Best Italian in town
Everything was excellent except the chicken in a pasta dish was overdone.
As usual the food was fantastic. My husband had the veal chop and I had the veal with sage and prosciutto. Both were perfectly prepared.
Service was wonderful. Marta is attentive and friendly but not hovering over us, and she is very knowledgeable about the menu.
I highly recommend giving Antica Osteria a try.
Exceptional service and food!
It is now one of my all time favorites!
Service was slow and inattentive.
My wife and I went for Valentine’s Day. We had reservations at 8:00 PM and weren’t seated until almost 9:00 PM. We were then made to share a table with a couple who had reservations at 8:30. The food was good, and the service after that was good also.
Our 8th Valentine's in a row here. Amazing food. Great wine. Great service. Never a complaint here.
Great place and food for a date.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. It’s consistently excellent.
Great! Food and service excellent
Wonderful food, great atmosphere. I liked it so much, I booked it again for a dinner next week!
SUPERB SERVICE!! This was our first time and loved this place !! The service from the arrival of valet to management and server were splendid!! The attention to detail was excellent! My wife didn’t enjoyed her choice of dish, but there was nothing wrong with the food it was all personal preference!! Food came out fast and hot!! Thank you for taking care of us without even asking!! Valet was complimentary, extremely fast!! Excellent job guys!!
Always love Antica! It’s my favorite Italian in Houston.
Very tasty food and romantic atmosphere. The servers were great and took care of us very well. Will definitely be going back. It was so worth giving it a shot! Can’t wait to eat there again soon. (Hidden gem)
Thursday night out at my wife's favorite restaurant. Great table by the fireplace. Our waitress was attentive and the food was excellent. Great date night place.
We were very excited to eat here based on reviews. Very disappointed with the food. And they allow smoking on the patio and kept the door open, so detectable at the back of the restaurant. I couldn’t smell it, but my date could.
Good quality food and service!
Authentic Italian. We wanted a special evening to celebrate a birthday and Antica Osteria fit the bill perfectly. Very intimate. Really excellent food. The filet is outstanding. Wine list is nice with a good range of choices. We need to go here more often.
Come for the food and service. From Valet Parking to servers, the service was great and helpful. I had the "3 Ps" (pasta, prosciutto and peas) as I didn't want a lot of food and it was great and satisfied by "Italian fix". Wife had the veal, her go to and she was very satisfied. Best part is that one can have a conversation. The noise level is low and you can enjoy your meal and each other.
I have been coming here for 10 years. It has been remarkibly consistent. I love going to Antica.
Unique layout, like walking into a house with three distinct small dining areas. Wine list was appropriate for the wide ranging menu selections. Entrees were very good and even though tables are close to one another, didn’t feel intrusive. Has a romantic date night feel for those on a mid range budget. I would recommend!
Very good old school Italian in comfortable setting. Tables very close together so can be drowned out by loud talkers. Good value
Excellent food, reasonable prices. Good service. Can't get this quality very often, nor at these prices.
We have eaten here for years but it had been sometime since we last visited. We were there a week ago and it was truly wonderful. Which made us question... why have we waited so long to go back here? The food was perfect and the service friendly and efficient. It was a weekend so they were busy and that made it a little loud, but nothing compared to some of the newer "trendy" places in town. Prices were very reasonable again...especially compared to some of the newer "trendy" places. So, take yourself for some really great Italian food. I had a veal dish and my wife had a whole Branzino which was perfectly cooked.
It was lovely. Service superior! Food delicious! Wish it could be quieter but it’s a popular place even on week days .
As always, this was great. We ordered a second helping of the bread (toasted, brushed with olive oil and diced tomatoes on top). I ordered the Pasta three peas, but had him give me a half order and the other half to go. Reheat during football the next day was glorious. I also got the lamb shank as my main dish. I thought I would finish that. No such luck. It was dinner the next night too. We both were just having wine by the glass, but their house cab is really great. Enjoy. It's like going to someone's home for dinner.
Antica Osteria is one of our favorite restaurants. The food, service, and atmosphere are always to notch. One of the best Italian restaurants in Houston.
A wonder experience! O e of my favorite places, and didn’t disappoint on NYE!
Always a lovely evening and the food and service are outstanding!
La cena estuvo maravillosa el ruido regular y el servicio lento
Comida muy buena
My lamb chops were not good.
The most underrated restaurant in Houston. Always good and great atmosphere. My go to place in the West U. area!
Lamb chops are always superb
Amazing! Everything was really good!
Antica Osteria is rated 4.8 stars by 988 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.