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Antica Osteria

4.7
694 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 694 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love this place. We’re from Dallas & make our way here when visiting Houston most times.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was our first time there and they definitely made it an unforgettable experience. Lorena took great care of us and we’ll be going back very very often.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food taste was excellent but my wife’s veal and my veal entrees were tough. May try again but not soon.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Antica Osteria is a comfortable spot for a special occasion. The service is attentive but not intrusive. The food is excellent. The wine list is solid.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

If there were more stars to score service....I’d give a 10 star rating. We had 9 at our table that night with a couple of late arrivals from the airport. The service timing, graciousness, and attention was superb! As always, excellent food!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food, as usual, never disappoints, but the table was too small for the four of us and downstairs, beyond the bar, is too crowded.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, great service! Gorgonzola cream sauce on the gnocchi was unreal!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding food, great service. Would recommend hands down!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great experience. The parking could be better.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

In my opinion the finest Italian restaurant in Houston

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This restaurant is in Rice Village and they have valet parking. If you are familiar with Rice Village parking you can truly appreciate the valet. We are in Houston every couple of months and this is a place we consistently go back to. The food is wonderful and the staff and service are great. We have not a single complaint.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent food and service in a cozy lively environment.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The noise level was so high that we couldn’t hear the server tell us about the specials. I will not ever go back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent meal and lovely service until after we paid. Then we were left alone and water glasses not refilled. To be fair we lingered a bit but others were still there and there were plenty of empty tables in case someone arrived.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Four of us went for dinner this past weekend. Some dishes were a hit (octopus salad) while some were a miss (lamb shank). Lamb shank lacked seasoning and the penne served with the shank were so overcooked that they were mushy. Food is usually better - was disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great experience and food! We love tis place. Ever had a had bad time! Looking forward to coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

As someone who grew up in Italy and moved to the US in his 20s, I love Antica Osteria for its quaint atmosphere, for its authenticity as well as for the fine Italian gourmet dining experience that it offers to its guests.

The owner Velio, who also was born in Italy, has created a charming and family Italian style living room restaurant that Houston is lucky to have and that I enjoy dining at every chance I have.

It goes without saying but the food, which combines a variety of traditional dishes from a variety of regions in Italy, is light while rich in traditional Italian flavors and taste.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was great, the staff was excellent in service and friendly. I will definitely return

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My mom’s favorite spot, we visited antica osteria twice in one week! Best spaghetti bolognese I’ve ever had, second trip had delicious shrimp in wine sauce. Appetizer, salad and desserts were also excellent. And the wait staff is top notch. Will be back when next in town to visit Mom!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This is a great place. The food and service was outstanding. My wife and I meet a couple that I had not seen since high school. The waiter realized early that we had lots to catch up on. He did not push us to order. We took twice as long to have dinner as it normally would have. I really appreciated how they let us have a good time.

Thanks.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Absolutely stunning and perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. Love the ambiance, the owners and servers and most of all the food is always delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My wife and I have been dining at Antica for nearly as long as it's been open. Not just because it's familiar, has the most personable and remakable service and food, and has the ambiance that reminds us of all the previous times we've enjoyed our meals there. It's also because there are literally few places like it in the places we've traveled and dined before.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful service! Loved the atmosphere. Food was fantastic as always.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Antica Osteria nevr fails to satisfy ands impress. I love this place!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Nice ambience, but a bit loud when full. Authentic Italian Carbonara and a tasty veal scallopini with mushrooms for my entree. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Ray continues to oversee a restaurant with attentive staff, delicious food, and cozy ambience. We recently entertained out of town friends who thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Looking forward to our next evening at Antica Osteria!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great restaurant! Was my second time there and even better than the first.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The meat (filet mignon and lamb chops) was rancid. We sent back the chops only to get more rancid meat (filet mignon). It was inedible. In addition, the potatoes were burnt, as well as, their coffee.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Antica is and has always been a favorite in Houston.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

fabulous, always fabulous My go to place always!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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