Cavatore Italian Restaurant

4.7
933 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cavatore Italian Restaurant is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been in Houston for 36 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 933 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGlennandJR
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our table and host were great; the piano player excellent. Our server may have started that day. She did seem to know or understand our drink order which carried out through the dinner. My husband's pizza was tasty; my pasta dish tasted mundane.

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vipLindaF
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on Friday evening. The food and service was outstanding as it always is when we dine here,

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Food was mediocre .

DD
vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
131 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cavatore's is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant! The food and service are always excellent. A piano player and violin player made the evening even better. We will return to Cavatore's soon.

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DavidL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been going to Cavatore's on Christmas eve for many years. This year was better than ever. We arrived early, but were seated quickly. Where we were seated was a little chilly, and staff quickly adjusted the temp. We had the most attentive waiter in all the years coming here. The food was every bit as good as we experienced in the past.

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vipTomG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The piano music made dinner all the better.

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MarleneT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great here and so is the service. Never been disappointed. Love this restaurant.

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vipJohnr
Mississippi
67 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurant that I continue to go back again and again. I would highly recommend it. The food is great and the service is always good. The veal marsala is my very favorite and I think the best in Houston.

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AshleyR
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fettucine alfredo was the creamiest that I have ever had!

The garlic bread was toasted and very tasty.

The chocolate mousse was to die for!

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DavidT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good food. Service was off for some reason. Although it was recognized and other wait staff tried to cover.

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foodie
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious as always

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vipHeightsFoodieGuy
Houston
76 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO EXCITED that OSSO BUCCO Fridays are back!!!
Fork tender and so well seasoned... all on a bed of Prosciutto Mashed Potatoes!
SO YUMMY ON A COOL FALL EVENING!

NH
vipNativeHou
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent we had the Snapper. Fresh and cooked perfectly. I think most of the wait staff was in training but the service was fine. Overall the experience was great. We have eaten here many times.

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vipDrEd
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with a live violinist and piano player playing wonderful music. First up, a bottle of Barolo, then the fantastic Caesar Salad for two, made in front of you, and then the Entrees, never a disappointment no matter what you choose. For us, we were full, the sizes of the entrees are large, so come hungry, and we just couldn't find room for some of their wonderful dessert this Saturday Night. This certainly is one of our favorite Italian Restaurants.

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EmPowers
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual, the food was amazing. However, there was no music at all, live or recorded, which I’ve never experienced before when dining here. It was a little disconcerting. Not a reason to not dine here, but it’s always strange going to places that don’t have some sort of background music

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JerryB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food and reasonably priced! Enjoyed the experience.

DD
vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
132 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cavatore's was great. The martinis were perfect, the food was delicious, and our waiter, Chris, was excellent. We will return to Cavatore's soon.

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Claire
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, loved the mix of "old barn" and "Italian restaurant". Service was friendly and efficient. Our bar drinks were perfect, and the food was delicious. Our group ordered the fried ravioli, chicken parmesan, grilled salmon, and pasta with creamy pesto sauce. All were wonderful. I definitely want to return to try other dishes. Gluten-free pasta is also available.

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vipholidayevent
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent pasta and pizza, plus maybe the best Caesar salad in town. Service was okay, waitress seemed too busy and walked by many times without looking our way. Crying babies from three different tables were annoying.

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vipSusanS
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy our evening at Cavatores ! From the beautiful music on the piano to the outstanding food, everything is great. Our server was busy but very attentive to us. And we always leave with leftovers !!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment to take kids since it’s louder than most Italian restaurants. Cesar salad experience was awesome and food is amazing

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vipBillS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Loved the beef tournedos.

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vipLuv2dineoutdoors
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant, consistently great. Love the piano playing.

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vipTexasgirl
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This one of our go to favorites. We had a poor server which turned our experience from being excellent to being very disappointing. The food was excellent as usual and their precautions for COVID made you feel very safe.

JD
vipJDBfun
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in my opinion. We drive from The Woodlands to meet family and friends there. They are always welcoming and the food is awesome! This is definitely our favorite. If it was closer to home I’m not sure I’d ever cook again. LOL!

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vipMitchellR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The place was empty, but the staff was super friendly. I had the pork chops. Delicious and a very healthily portion. The wine list was not bad, but they didn't have many of the better selections, which is forgivable in the COVID world.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. The table side salad is THE ACTUAL BEST! Went with a large group and all of us were completely satisfied with our meals. Highly recommend!

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vipPastorP
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite!

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ZachC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Service was on par but the bread, calamari, house made fettuccini was impressive!!

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SonalD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little Italian restaurant. This was our first time at the place. We went for our wedding anniversary. We sat outside and it was lovely...quite and romantic. The food was delicious and the service was good. Will be back soon!

KM
vipKenM
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious. Wasn’t too loud which is nice. People practiced social distancing.

JH
vip3JHHmom
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! The snapper is outstanding! Highly recommend!

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Cavatores, and the atmosphere. A very nice dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Dinner was amazing as always, but this evening we had a special treat. Two guest got up and sang individually with the piano player. It was wonderful. They say occasionally this will happen.

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TaylorD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to make a reservation. Service was great and the food was delicious! The pasta Giancarlo was soo good will definitely be ordering it again soon!

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vipCocoLoco
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic family restaurant with wonderful food and excellent service...

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LadyLAW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Cavatore's in over 10 years (live out of state now) but remembered the experience and the food! The return trip did not disappoint! All diners enjoyed their meals and drinks agreeing that this trip was as good or better than any of the others.

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Smitty10
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was our first visit to this restaurant. We have a 5 pm reservation on Saturday and it wasn't too crowded. With this pandemic environment the waiter had both Masks and Gloves on. The Piano player was great and played great music. The food was good and we hope to return again soon.

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vipSuze
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go here! Service was amazing and as always the caesar salad!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Manicotti was full of a creamy cheese. Don’t think Ricotta was used. The Fettuccini was watery and chicken old. I would not consider this place a good place to eat. We won’t be back.

FAQs

Cavatore Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 869-6622.

Cavatore Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.