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Cavatore Italian Restaurant

4.5
621 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Family in town.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This restaurant is just really good food. It's a neighborhood gem. Nothing glamorous or fancy just good food, good service.

The Almond Canneloni is amazing! I would drive there just for that!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great place in every way!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We have dined at Cavatores many times over many years. The food and service are always excellent. We love Cavatore's!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were fortunate enough to go on Saturday when the piano player was there. My wife and I believe this was the best fettuccini we have ever had. The manicotti was delicious as well. Open Table made it easy to get in and we saved a little money with Groupon but those perks were not the best part of the evening. The ambiance is fantastic, the wait staff is friendly and attentive and the food is the best.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Exceptional experience

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Don’t forget about this great restaurant. It isn’t right off the freeway so some may not even know it exists. But that’s what I enjoy about it. There isn’t a lot of freeway noise. The parking is a bit tight but no biggie. The waiters are so friendly. The food is great!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My date and I truly enjoyed our experience at Cavatore’s, the ambiance was great. We order the table side prepared Cesar salad that was probably hands down the best that I have tasted. I had trouble deciding which entree to pick because they all looked delicious. I had the Mahi Mahi which was really tasty and the farm to table vegetables that came with it were so fresh. We will definitely be going again to try other menu items.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This was our Valentines celebration and the food and service was very good. As expected it was busy but staff managed well with no undue delays. We have been to this restaurant before on other occasions and it has never disappointed. Will definitely return to this local gem

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was a great experience for my lady and I's Valentine's Day dinner. The server was great and personable. The atmosphere was comfortable and cozy. The food was absolutely amazing. Be ready for a bit of a bigger bill, but it is certainly worth it, especially for any type of special occasion. A great local find!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is a beautiful rustic Italian experience with live music and tiny candles burning in each table. It is a gem! We go every year for Valentines. It is amazing g!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A bit more crowded than on a normal day but very appropriate for Valentine's Day. Service was very good, food was exceptional(as usual).

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great experience all around. Enjoyed the live Sinatra!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

As usual, good service, nice piano, very nice tableside Caesar, and excellent pasta. My pizza was a 5, as is Pizza Hut and Domino's. Overloaded, undercooked(I ate the edges), and truly average. Not bad, but not what I'd hoped for. If they'd tried Luigi's, Barry's, or Brooklyn Pizzeria, they probably would want to up their game. Even All Night Pizza and King are on par with you. Step up. Go out on taste runs. I'd like to enjoy a pie in your setting.I'll try it again. If not better(maybe a sprinkle of semolina on the pan), I'll continue to enjoy the meatballs with spaghetti, the eggplant, and your tasty desserts.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

If I could leave them 10 stars I would. The filet is truly the best I’ve ever had. A true Italian restaurant and the table side Caesar salad is amazing.

The service is top notch... exactly what one would expect for the price... now, Cavatore isn’t cheap, but it’s not out of line for the quality. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is cozy and relatively quiet & there is live piano music.

Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food is really really good. Homemade garlic bread. Large drinks. It never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Caesar salad prepared table-side, excellent. Entree served too soon. But large portions, well seasoned. Pasta definitely al dente. Pecan cheesecake rich and full of gooey goodness. Live piano music was unobtrusive, romantic.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Not my first time to take a business group to dinner here. And won't be my last. A Houston staple worth the drive for that special meal with those that you love.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Used to be a favorite but this last visit was horrible. The service was nonexistant and nowhere near the exceptional service we used to get. The food is still good but we won’t be back unless they can up the service standards back to what it used to be. So sad.

After waiting FOREVER, our waiter forgot drinks and entrees we ordered and the. Kept blaminh everyone and everything else for the missing items. Said he removed items from the bill because of the mistakes but actually ended up adding other things we didn’t even order.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

As usual Cavatore Italian Restaurant did not disappoint! From the appys to the main entree to the wine - everything was amazing. The caesar salad is the best I have had!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding as usual! Table side Caesar salad best in town! Thanks, Maria!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Cavatore still has the best caesar salad in town. Otherwise the food is just alright.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Houston!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We went to Cavatore for two of my girlfreinds' birthdays and everything from start to finish was perfect! We did the fried mozzarella for an appetizer (best ever) and then we did the table-side cesaer salad (best ever). A couple of us ordered the various pizzas and while one friend ordered pasta and the other a chicken dish. EVERYTHING was so very delicious! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

This has been our "go to" Italian restaurant for years. We love the food and the service staff.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and service. Atmosphere is super cool. An Italian treat for sure.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The eggplant parmigana is superb. The waitstaff is professional, attentive and friendly.
If I was to nitpick, it would be the lighting in the South portion of the restaurant. We sat near the wall and it was difficult to read the menus. The light from overhead fixtures is not very appealing and the small candles on the tables don't help. I recommend improvements to the lighting which will greatly improve the ambience.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Have always enjoyed Cavatore's! Great for large parties.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Unique venue
The lasagna was good but not exceptional
The service was rather slow and underwealming

The piano player was a nice touch

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1.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The fish was dry and overcooked. Vegetables too salty.
$50.00 lunch for 2 people is not worth it.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was good as usual, a little frustrated slow service this time, not the norm and requested seating by live music and was told guests made reservations one year in advance there fore could not accommodate my request. I attempted to make a reservation one year in advance, it would not allow me to based on Cavatorie Guidelines. Why was I told this? The whole time we were dining there was empty seating in the area with the live music.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely as always.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Good Italian good, family friendly and good service/atmosphere.

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