Antica Osteria

4.7
798 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 798 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Houston
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a delightful dinner... great food and good service.

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

Best Italian in Houston.

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PK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Staff very friendly and kind. Service was great. We celebrated my daughter's bday and they served her proseco abd a candke on her dessert. Would definitely go again. It was cosy and food was excellent.

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BF
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent traditional Italian cuisine in an elegant, quiet setting with attentive service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Kamal was excellent!

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is old school fabulous. Our waiter was entertaining, efficient and knowledgable. He made the meal for us.

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BS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great old school appeal. A warm, cozy environment with solid Italian food and good service. Could stand up to a typical New York Italian restaurant. Wine prices are reasonable compared to most.

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SC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Michael was our waiter and did an excellent job. His recommendations were spot on. The food was delicious.

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l
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been going here for years and love the ambiance, the service, the menu and the way we are treated like family by Ray & his staff.

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PK
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful time at Osteria: truly wonderful food, friendly, attentive service and comfortable, unpretentious ambiance!

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J
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Alas, having been at this restaurant many times before, we hit a perfect storm. Restaurant was full and very noisy. We had a waiter with a real bad attitude. The meals came late, cold and slow. The car parkers were very nice and efficient.

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D
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time dining there with my husband. We enjoyed our dinner. The food and service were great. Our server, Vanessa was outstanding. She’s a gem.

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e
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always a reliable restaurant with good standards. Pretty good value, good food and wines and a nice atmosphere.

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SV
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Antica's is always a great experience and great service.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Slow service

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I
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Antica Osteria! The entire staff is very friendly and knowledgable. The food is consistently good. I personally love the lamb chops and the desserts are awesome. Decent wine list too. They remember you when you come in. Every time I eat there I run into someone I know. Great place. Kamal and Jonbeck are great waiters too.

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would say that this is a very ROMANTIC ITILIAN RESTAURANT.
You feel tucked away from the world in this very intimate space. They make you feel very special!
And the wine and food is yummy. I love the outdoor space by tge fountain in the corner.
Thank you
Lynda

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j
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So consistently good

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TN
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have celebrated a birthday with family two years in a row when visiting Houston. The service and food have been outstanding and consistent. Don't come here expecting a pizza joint. This is an old house with a quiet atmosphere and really great food.

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H
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fuimos en el cumpleaños 90 de mi suegra y la atención fue magnífica así como el cheese cake con su velita . Inmejorable!!

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D
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have had better meals here. Maybe it was a busy night but the food was luke warm and the
waitress didn't seem to care. It took the food so long to come out that I didn't want to send it
back to be reheated. Hoping it was just an off night.

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BT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had heard about this place so many times and driven past it equally as much. The food was legit authentic and the wine selection was matched perfectly. Would highly recommend to any couple looking for a nice date night.

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DD
Houston
98 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great food and service. We can't wait to return to Antica Osteria!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They food was AMAZING. Couldn’t help but finish the big helping. The ambiance was so nice and peaceful. The waiting was prompt and kind. The only complaint I have is the restaurant is so small that when someone is loud you can hear everything they say, but it’s not really their fault if someone wants to be super obnoxious. 5/5 stars

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W
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service ! This is a fantastic Italian restaurant.

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DF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic find. I came into town and brought 6 clients here for dinner. When my clients showed up, they brought 4 more people. Our waiter Kamel, took care of everything even though it was crowded! We had amazing food and drinks. The appetizers were incredible and the food was absolutely amazing. Great place to have a great dinner.

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CE
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was great as we brought neighbors who had never been there! Our favorite! I love the lamb chops and get them every time....

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CD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a great time however our server was overwhelmed with too many tables which caused us to not get drinks and food In a timely manner.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Free valet parking, romantic ambiance, quaint house with a good amount of seating. The food was delicious, and well-priced. I got the chicken parmigiana and it was wonderful. I will definitely be back.

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BB
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It s like eating at Home!
Very comfortable!
Service was great!
Bob

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F
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though they were short staffed the team pulled together and did a great job. The food was incredible and reasonably priced

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P
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always love this place. It makes an ordinary dinner special with the welcoming and authentic atmosphere. My only complaint this trip was that the lamb chops were a little overdone.

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TV
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been a while since we've been to Antica, but the service and food are still wonderfully the same. It makes me wonder why we stopped going. It's such an enjoyable old school dining experience, where dining wasn't all about the glitz and glam, but about great food and exceptional service. You can't go wrong with the lamb chops here. Our waiter, Kamal,was wonderful and entertaining.

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KE
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place wonderful dinner!

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c
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fantastic food, quiet atmosphere. We will be back !

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S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Antico several times and each time the food and service was excellent. The baby lamb chops were scrumptious as was the Italian creme cake. If only the noise level could be adjusted downwards this place would get SIX stars.

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AQ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were outstanding! Tables are too close together, and with low cielings, makes the noise level too much for my personal enjoyment.

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JP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great reception. Some of the staff recognized us even though it had been ~6 months since our return. Food on point, service excellent and ingredients are fresh!

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JJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is a nice change from regular atmospheres. Located in an old house, it was quiet and should have been a bit more relaxing than it was. We had an early dinner(6:00) and wondered if perhaps we were being hurried in order to turn the table. While the service was okay, we were surprised after we ordered to see other people being shown a chalk board of specials which we were not. The pace of our meal was rushed. The server was nice, but nothing outstanding. The bruschetta was lacking and made us somewhat nervous about the meal to come. The ceasear salad was a little above average. My entree (penne) was very good, but my husband's was just okay (veal). The desserts were very good, so we left feeling more positive than when we began. All that being said, we would go again, but would ask to see the specials, now that we know they exist.

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KA
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went there for a 6-month anniversary and we really enjoyed our night. The atmosphere was a little busy, most likely due to it being Houston Restaurant Weeks. However, the food was really good. I had the lamb chops, and she had spaghetti with shrimp and both dishes were great. Would recommend.

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