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.
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.
Noise level was perfect and we enjoyed our dinner - we would recommend
The atmosphere was intimate, our waiter was friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. I ordered the grilled snapper and vegetables. It was so delicious. I highly recommend Antica Osteria!
Birthday for Hubby 🎂
Wonderful as always! Such a cozy restaurant and a fantastic staff! ❤️
Always outstanding food and service! It is obvious that quality vs quantity rules the menu. Friendly and inviting too!
This was just the best of everything. If you want a special evening to be just perfect, Antica Osteria is a place you will not be disappointed. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection and the vegetables served with them were fresh, not frozen. We were there for HRW so we ordered two different desserts, the Tiramisu was excellent as was the cannoli which was some of the best ever. The garlic toast served with the avocado and seafood salad complimented the flavor of an unusual and delicious salad! Needless to say, we had excellent service from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyed our evening!
Nice place to have good food with value and wonderful automosphere.
Antica Osteria is an amazing experience. Best food, excellent service, everything perfect and over the top! I ordered Lamb chops again and wasn’t disappointed, they’re grilled and cooked perfectly. The Shrimp Salald over avocado was delicious. You couldn’t ask for a better waiters Jon beck, was wonderful and very attentive.
One of my friends favorites places to dine! Highly recommend!
The Food was amazing and the service superb!
Antica Osteria is my favorite restaurant in Houston. The food is fantastic. I especially love their lamb chops but everything on their menu is great. The service is excellent. The waiters are knowledgeable, efficient and considerate. They have a wonderful selection of incredible desserts. You can’t go wrong here.
We have been there several times in past and have enjoyed this dining with friends. This time for our 40th Anniversary we were seated on the east side in fairly cramped and noisy quarters. My wife’s eggplant was very good as always, but the side vegetables with my grilled fish were not very good. The Italian creme cakes were also good. But we were not impressed with our overall experience.
The osso buco was delicious, and the Barbara d’Asti was very good - $38 a bottle
Went for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Antica Osteria is absolutely one of the best options on the HRW list. Food and service were excellent. The filet alla crema was fantastic! Our server Margaret was very friendly and attentive. Interesting wine list with some affordable options. We’ll definitely be back.
Simply outstanding kitchen serving unique and delicious Italian fare.
Sensational restaurant in every way!
Frequently we dine here. Today was not a good day. Service was poor and pushy. Fish was not cooked properly and consistency was hard and with no seasoning. Poor experience for a regular. Hope they improve or was an anomaly. Otherwise it will go down as many others recently. Today it was no good. Birthday celebration was not as good as expected.
The waitstaff and atmosphere are very nice, but the food is smothered in extra greasy sauces. We ordered the Osso Buco and lamb shank. Each was smothered in so much greasy tomato sauce, you couldn't make out what you were eating. For the price, we were expecting well cooked italian dinners, if they were, you couldn't tell, because you can't identify what you're eating.
Restaurant was the perect setting for a date night, quaint, cozy. Food was amazing and the waitstaff didn't miss a beat.
Execellent service and great food
Great neighborhood spot- great service and food.
Always good food and service.
As always, it was a complete delight: excellent food; warm, friendly service; quiet enough that we could easily converse; good value. What else do you want?