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.
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!
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!
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!
Always wonderful with great staff and absolutely delicious food. Thanks for a job well done.
Restaurant was clearly strained by having large Christmas party, but the service was at its usual standard downstairs, as was the food.
Get together with friends
Always our favorite Roman-style Italian food in Houston....even though the main dining room gets too loud from people have too much fun!!
This is one of our very favorite restaurants... It has been for many years!
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!
Comida de calidad
Súper buen servicio
Service was great food way above average will be going back
I had required rose oetals since it was a surprise anniversary dinner. Nothing. Octopus salad was extremly oily. Meatballs, we thought were still frozen since they could not be cut ( after reordering because we requested them separate from sauce and came in a bowl full of sauce). Turns out they were baked to a crisp so they could not be cut. Only one plate (salmon) was without complaint.We were charged for everything even after those bumbles. Not going back.
Our server, Margaret, was wonderful. She made us feel right at home, and we had a great experience because of her. The food was delicious, and we had a wonderful evening.
Antica Oysteria has the best possible ambiance for a quiet good conversation dinner. Service is impeccable and the food is always good.
A little noisy when crowded but overall the best dining experience that I've ever experienced. JonBeck is the best waitress and made my fiance's birthday incredibly special. I will never forget that night
The food was very good. Our server Santiago was excellent. He made our experience a fabulous one and he is the main reason we would return.
Love it,my favorite restaurant houston.excellent service food is great,nice people, small and cozy.
A little pricey but food was prepared well with good portion size. Menu section was excellent and nice wine list. Even got a free dessert for our anniversary!!!
Great service and great food.
A local well run bistro which has thrived for more than 10 years. Many original personnel make it a joy to visit. Wine list is becoming more creative with some prodding I might add. Menu could benefit from a rethink!
Still going strong after many years, either for a dinner during the week, or a date night. My lamb and my wife's fish were both delicious. Service was perfect. Our friends reported a recent visit, and they also had a great meal. A real gem of a restaurant and worth keeping in your "rotation" of places to go.
Excelent food. Nice place. Excelent service aswell
This is a quaint older house that is so welcoming. The staff is the best and they enjoy their profession! The food was the best and I cannot wait to go back!
We LOVE our neighborhood Italian restaurant! Antica Osteria is our go to place when we want good Italian food that's not too fussy. It's got a great atmosphere and we always run in to someone we know. :) Kamal and Jonbeck are fantastic servers. The wine selection is great too. My favorite meal is the lamb chops with roasted potatoes and fresh sautéed vegetables. Don't skip dessert either! LOVE LOVE LOVE
We love AO, Ray, and all the team. 50 characters is a lot.
Where was the manager?
Food was cold after an extended wait?
Other guests out the door who arrived after us?
All staff avoided eye contact?
I was able to select and get my favorite table so our experience was very nice. Other parts of the restaurant can be very noisy.
LOVED loved loved the ambiance and the service. My pasta carbonara was made with cream..so I'm still looking for a place in Houston that makes it creamy by using just egg and hot, starchy pasta water! (The pasta was yummy, I'd just really been hoping for the authentic version.) Husband's eggplant parmigiana was crunchy and well-cooked, and his roasted potato and vegetable sides fresh and delicious.