Antica Osteria

4.8
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980 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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food!

B
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and inattentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

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.

AE
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our 8th Valentine's in a row here. Amazing food. Great wine. Great service. Never a complaint here.

M
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food for a date.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. It’s consistently excellent.

OT
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food and service excellent

l
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere. I liked it so much, I booked it again for a dinner next week!

EG
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Antica! It’s my favorite Italian in Houston.

T
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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)

GJ
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

A
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

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.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good quality food and service!

T
London
68 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

WL
London
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

F
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been coming here for 10 years. It has been remarkibly consistent. I love going to Antica.

S
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

K
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good old school Italian in comfortable setting. Tables very close together so can be drowned out by loud talkers. Good value

LR
Houston
84 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, reasonable prices. Good service. Can't get this quality very often, nor at these prices.

DM
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. Service superior! Food delicious! Wish it could be quieter but it’s a popular place even on week days .

FA
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PK
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonder experience! O e of my favorite places, and didn’t disappoint on NYE!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely evening and the food and service are outstanding!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

La cena estuvo maravillosa el ruido regular y el servicio lento
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Comida muy buena

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D
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My lamb chops were not good.

SS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most underrated restaurant in Houston. Always good and great atmosphere. My go to place in the West U. area!

MJ
Houston
186 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops are always superb

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything was really good!

LR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We invited some good friends out for a pre-holiday dinner. The food was delicious and we all had an amazing time. Cannot wait to go back!

E
Amarillo
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After living 22 years in Houston, Antica Osteria is Still our very favorite Italian restaurant and one of our top 5 favorites of Any kind of fare. The staff is outstanding!

R
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful with great staff and absolutely delicious food. Thanks for a job well done.

w
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was clearly strained by having large Christmas party, but the service was at its usual standard downstairs, as was the food.

RR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with friends

d
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always our favorite Roman-style Italian food in Houston....even though the main dining room gets too loud from people have too much fun!!

p
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite restaurants... It has been for many years!

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have recently discovered this gem and it is quickly becoming a favorite. We were fortunate on this visit to have Margaret as our waitperson. She was a delight, attentive without being overwhelming, and willing to give recommendations. We highly recommend giving Antica Osteria a try!