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About Cavatore Italian Restaurant
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)!!
Houston, TX 77008
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
$30 and under
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We have live piano music every night.
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Cavatore Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This restaurant has great food and service along with a very nice atmosphere. i was disappointed in the wine by the glass selection. My 2 favorite wines were only offered by the bottle - La Crema and Sonoma Cutrer and I usually find these wines offered by the glass at most other restaurants. The chocolate mousse dessert was delicious!
Wait staff was not a team effort. Rather than take my request and pass it on, It was made clear to me that it wasn’t their problem, but if I wanted my waiter..... also, the waiter provided an awkward solution to a problem with a drink from the bar—he basically brought me a second glass with the missing product, for me to mix my own at the table. Enjoyed the piano player.
Great table side caesar!!! We have been going to this local gem for over 15 years! Never brought a friend that did not also love the salad!...They return with our without us! The spaghetti and pasta dishes are not the best...sauce is mixed on noodles, and seem to be microwaved overcooked mush...but, try the pizza or the salmon. They are fresh and cooked upon order. Love the staff...feels like home...
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