Cavatore Italian Restaurant

4.5
653 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Cavatore Italian Restaurant is a family owned restaurant that has been in Houston for almost 29 years. Our unique menu features dishes from Northern Italy. We are famous for our tableside Caesar salad and homemade tiramisu. Live piano music nightly complements our food and atmosphere. Benvenutti a tutti (welcome everybody)!!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(713) 869-6622
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Raul Garcia
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Catering
Let us cater your next event-whether its an office lunch or a private function. We will be happy to work with you to make your event a success.
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Cross street
T.C. Jester
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Entertainment
We have live piano music every night.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 653 People Are Saying
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J
2.0Dined 4 days ago

Never have I been to an Italian restaurant with so much white sauce and limited red tomato sauce.

Vvery bland food

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OT
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food

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OT
2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

When we were seated it took a while to be served. Many were served before us even before we received water and menus. Martha was our waitress and struggled with our orders as well as providing great service. She was not as friendly or attentive as Alena who helped, was nice and made sure we had what we needed. The food was not bad however a little disappointed they still charged us for the sausage that was added to the food but did not like nor eat and put them on another plate. We enjoyed the live music on the piano.

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J
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Cavatore's has been one of our favorite "go to" Italian restaurants for years. The food and service are always great. The atmosphere is fairly quiet and romantic. I enjoy the piano player on the weekends.

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T
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent service and food was superb. We were very happy with all dishes served.

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H
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This is a nice gem of an Italian restaurant in Garden Oaks. The food has always came out right each time I have visited. The servers also always have taken good care of my table. One of the specialties is table side Cesar salad for at least two people. If you like Cesar salad, this should not be missed.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food!

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JJ
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The best Caesar salad! And a great red sauce for pasta.

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SH
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Excellent food and service I will definitely go again!

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d
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food was outstanding and the staff was fantastic. They were polite, courteous, and took care of everything we needed.

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DD
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Love Cavatores! We are frequent patrons of Cavatore's and have never been disappointed in the food or service.

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MD
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

First time there. Good menu wonderful food and a great place for a date night dinner.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Love the Cesar salad! We love this place. We really enjoyed the piano player

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M
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I love how consistent this restaurant is 5 Star! From the moment you walk in until you leave. You must have the table side Caesar. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Love the specials too!

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HD
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I love Cavatore, this is a neighborhood gem, but also one of the best places to eat and enjoy a nice entertaining evening with a piano player and singer.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great experience. Thank you to our waiter.

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K
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Always love going to Cavatore’s, brought a prospect in from out of town, meal was enjoyed by all. Service is wonderful.

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G
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We have never been disappointed with Cavatore's. It remains our favorite Houston restaurant since we found it 32 years ago. After losing a month or more after Harvey, they are back better than ever.

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s
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Out to dinner with the wife, mother in law and 2 year old grandchild. Great evening. Excellent violin player a nice Chianti and the fruiti Di mare past were a joy. The porch dish of mother in law was a huge portion.

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P
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service and wonderful menu. Each of our dishes exceeded our expectations! Relaxing atmosphere with live soft music in the restaurant. Great experience!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We reserved a table for a part of 8 to celebrate Mother’s Day! The service, food and atmosphere were perfect! We highly recommend Cavatore for any occasion.

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D
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This place is always wonderful. Great bar, great service, and exquisite food.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Enjoyed my experience from start to finish

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M
3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

My friend saw they had gluten free pasta upon request but it was not true for all dishes even though it said it on top of all the pasta dishes. Our waiter was kind of rude to my friend about the GF options and pasta

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OT
4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

I’ve had dinner here several times and it has never disappointed. Great ambiance, service, and food was delicious. 👍🏻👍🏻

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LB
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We went for my hubs birthday with family and friends-loved the food, Shane was a great server, very attentive and informative. We will be back!

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M
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I drive about an hour to get here for dinner and it's so worth it. This restaurant has fabulous service and great food. My favorite is the table side Caesar. So good!

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LH
3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Casual place. Average food. Good service (on the slow side but we didn't mind). Nice piano.

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MC
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food and service were great! We went to hear the piano music of Pat, who is the best of their entertainers. Love this restaurant.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Everything was perfect!!

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P
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

As always, the food was delicious. Jorge, our server, was engaging, funny and gave an excellent wine suggestion. We asked for a quiet table and was able to have a wonderful visit with friends without interruption from other customers. Highly recommend Cavatore’s and will be returning again.

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T
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A great, casual place to have some terrific Italian food. The fried ravioli was outstanding, the lasagna was perfect in taste and portion size and the chocolate mousse will bring you back again. Moderately priced, my 4th time back and I'll be back again. Have already pointed 2 friends in this direction.

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HF
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

LOCAL GEM....GREAT SOLID ITALIAN FARE.
They have the BEST table side Caesar Salad...tasty Pastas, Pizzas and daily specials.

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LB
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

On numerous occasion wanted to try. Should have been sooner. Great food. Loved the mushroom appetizer. Very attentive service. Will definitely be going back especially want to try the patio.

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CF
3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We have been coming to Cavatori for many years and have never been disappointed. It's not fine dining, but is certainly adequate for what it is. It's a place for a comfortable evening with friends.

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DD
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We have dined at Cavatores many times and have never been disappointed in the food or service.

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J
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I have been going here since 1981 and I plan to continue going. The food is very good and very consistent. The service is great.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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B
4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a party of six. Reservations were made two weeks in advance but we were seated at a table next to the door to the outdoor patio, with patrons and waitstaff constantly opening and closing the door. We asked, and they tried, to not slam the door with the constant in and out. The food was excellent and the service attentive . We’ll be back but much more specific about our seating preference.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food. I have never had a better Caesar Salad than their tableside salad service. Entrees are always superb. You can't pick wrong. Save room for dessert. It should not be missed.

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KM
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Family in town.

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