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Date
Fri, 2/23
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11:30 PM
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Antica Osteria

4.6
664 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Romantic (22)
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Find a little taste of Italy right here in Houston

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(713) 521-1155
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Velio Deplano
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Private party facilities
Two private rooms. A/V equipped. 32 guests max
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Private party contact
Ray Memari: (713) 521-1155
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Cross street
Greenbriar St
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Parking details
Complementary Valet.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 664 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We like to think that Antica Osteria is one of our go-to date night locations. This past visit (Feb 17) was a delayed Valentine's Day evening. The food was excellent as usual, however service seemed VERY rushed. We made our Open Table reservation for 2 at the end of January and had no issues with being seated for a 7:00 pm table. We had completed our appetizers and finishing our wine, and based on our previous experience we assumed it was close to 8:15-8:30...we looked down and it was 7:45 and our bill was waiting on the table. When we did leave at 8, there was a line out the door and the host/hostess was comping glasses of wine for the very unhappy patrons waiting for their tables. I don't know if everyone had made reservations, but the fact that they the front of the house was so far in the weeds was noticeable to those of us in the dining area.

We'll go back again, but this past visit was not our favorite.

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vipSteakAndRice (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful old pair of attached with fine decor, good wait staff, and good food. The Osso Bucco was excellent, the scallops were beautifully prepared and the Spaghetti Carbonara was very good. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food wasn’t great - gummy, overcooked gnocchi. Vegetarian ravioli had a random piece of chicken on the plate. Service was quite slow and disorganized.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food is excellent. The service is great. One of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing experience. Accommodated ya despite being slammed for Valentine’s day. Kamal, our server, is the best. We always request him, and we’re never disappointed.

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vipfondoffood (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely restaurant that always delivers on food, service and ambiance. Quaint old home with several small rooms. Wait staff that is very connected to menus. Food is delicious and well priced.

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vipGrCru (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This neighborhood gem, delivers on service and quality food. Antica Osteria has been around for decades, and this visit was generally good as usual. The Atlantic Salmon, along with insalata della casa with crabmeat always fits the bill! My spouse enjoyed the veal al funghi, the food a delight.

Unfortunately on this visit, the cappacino tasted more like burnt coffee left over from lunch. But upon mention to the restaurant, they quickly acknowledged the issue, and politely did not charge us.

A quiet, but energetic establishment, with an Italian flair, that just keeps enchanting it's diners year in and year out. Your not going to be "seen" here, but you surely will be welcomed.

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vipMark (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual we had a good experience at Antica. Ray, the owner greeted us at the door. We only had to wait a couple of minutes to get a good table on the interior porch. Two of us ordered the lamb chops. My wife always orders them -- they are delicious and perfectly cooked. The other two of us ordered the Veal Romano, which was also excellent. The roasted veggies served with them were also perfect.

Whenever I want to have a nice dinner with friends, or celebrate a special occasion, I like to go to Antica. Thanks for another excellent meal and a wonderful dining experience!

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Winchester (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

fabulous, always fabulous My go to place always!

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devls24 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, good atmosphere, and decent wine menu. Will definitely return.

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CK57 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The atmosphere was great,the food delicious and our server Christopher excellent. We would definitely dine here again on our next visit to Houston.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We are returned customers and although it has been a while since we dinned there we enjoyed it very much and will be back !!!

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Mikr (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great Ambiance. A beautiful place that I want to go back to. My date and are were eating lite that night and the specialty salad of seafood and avocado, with a special dressing was phenomenal. I'm going back to sample more of the pasta/entrée meals

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TAMMY (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The Menu is extensive. Entrees include several fresh fish, meats and pastas with your choice of a variety of traditional Italian sauces(puttanesca, lemon caper, marinara, gorgonzola) authentically prepared.
I enjoyed the red snapper (fish of the day) with lemon caper butter sauce and a very fresh fennel/arugula salad. My husband enjoyed the veal shank and the gorgonzola and greens salad. Wine list is excellent, too.

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RaeH (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely restaurant, cozy with great service. Menu is excellent and well prepared. Octopus was amazing and the fish was stellar. Great wine. Perfect for most all occasions!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We waited for 20 minutes to order drinks then 30 minutes before he came back to take our starter order but said please wait I will be back and then forgot about us.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Calidad, servicio excelente, buen ambiente, superior

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vipJoannie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

It’s a cozy place with excellent service and a delicious menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Antica has become my favorite restaurant even though it is 30 miles from home. Best food. Service is amazing. Nice ambiance. Can’t say enough.

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ZBoy74 (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

It was good. I felt a little rushed when we finished dinner.

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vippnbdiners (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

We have an infant and have dined with her at Antica Osteria several times because they are always very accommodating and friendly. We went for dinner to celebrate my father's birthday. The food is great - so many options - but my favorite is the carbonara. They brought out a piece of birthday cheesecake with a candle as well.

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vipmurphmeister (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

really well prepared dishes for new years eve with out the crazy markup. the ambiance felt a little dated and the service could be more attentive but if i compare to new yerar's dining in general, they did very well this night. the lobster fra diablo was excellent - very good quality and the tomato sauce was highly addictive. my husband's filet was prepared excellent and he loved it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

My family and I always have a great time at Antica, the food is wonderful, the service is great and the overall atmosphere is very charming.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, great environment, 3rd time here and the whole group left impressed.

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vipAdamC (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

We go often and are never disappointed Food always great

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Best Italian food in Houston, with super service and hospitality

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vipMMJC (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We always enjoy the food and service here. There is a loud noise level once the rooms are full which is why we prefer coming when the weather is mild and we can sit outside. Regardless, we had a fun evening with friends here on a cold, rainy night seated inside with great food (enough for leftovers!) and nice wine at reasonable prices in a quaint setting! The valets then walked us to our car with umbrellas. Great service inside and out!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Christmas party small

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vipOpenTable Diner (Amarillo)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Good ambiance

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vipAngelo (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent. Authentic Italian food in Houston.

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