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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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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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Cavatore Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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...
I feel bad leaving a bad review, but the restaurant was closed due to Harvey. I had checked the website and there was nothing about it being closed. Open Table even sent me reminder about our reservation. We show up and they are closed for renovations.
The service was horrible. There was 3 of us and the restaurant was not full and we never got a refill on water. The busboy was more attentive than the waiter. Bread was brought to our table and there was so much butter it was dripping from the container onto the floor.
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