Nundini Chef's Table

4.4
408 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Nundini Chef's Table is Houston's destination for authentic Italian food and products. Nestled in an unassuming warehouse in the Heights, the Chef's Table transports you to the streets of Italy. Get true Italian food in our full-service restaurant, featuring dishes from many regions in Italy. Or take a stroll through our shop, and purchase the very products used to make your delicious meal. Offering a vast selection of wine from every region in Italy, the choice is yours as to what part of Italy you wish to visit today. Indulge in the rich flavors of our Homemade Gelato and Sorbetto. Come to the Chef's Table, where every day is like a trip to Italy with all your friends and family.
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Margeaux
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Personalized dining experience - head chef came to our table to greet us, along with many other friendly and helpful staff members. Highly recommend!

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vipJoeM
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Prior to flooding the portions were larger for close to the same price. Food was good, just a bit over priced for the portion.
Made reservation for a quiet table due to one person in party is hearing impaired and was seated in a common area with high traffic. Not too happy with this since there were open tables in the main dining area.

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vipNicoleT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My friend and I have a Christmas Eve tradition to take our parents out to eat. The mixed drinks were bad (our dirty martinis tasted like lemonade) and the food was not good either ( my husband and I both ordered the rib-eye special medium). His was came well done and mine was medium rare. When we asked what the specials were the server did not know and said we could get up and go to the front to look at them if we wanted. It was not busy either, yet we had to wave them down for water refills.

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JenW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always. Service was great!

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NotYourAvgKaren
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the chef here and the overall welcoming vibe this place has! Makes me feel right at home. Awesome italian food that warms the soul!

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vipSpringsteenFan
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

This was our first time. The room is large and the tables all seem "out in the open." There is no bread offered - so it can be a long wait for the food with nothing in front of you. The pasta was good - but the orders were on the small side. It is not so special that I feel the need to return. I'd rather get takeout from Paulie's --

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vipKat5
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great customer service cone of our favorite go to places.

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Javier
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really good. Nice selection. Service was ok. Not the best. Maybe because not enough wait staff today. Definitely will return as we enjoy this restaurant.

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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. There wine selection is impressive.

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Stuart
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a nice truly Italian restaurant with a large selection of Italian wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A get together for 5 people. Have been here a handful of times and always been very good. Good service and food was delicious. Be sure to get so gelato to take home!

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vipKat5
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a satisfying experience! The entire staff and Jean-Paul make the dinner to be one to repeat! Congratulations!

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BernieG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome! Adam was very helpful and attentive!

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DanS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're lucky enough that Nundini's is just minutes away, but having that quality so near is even better. You'll easily call a few dishes your favorites, not to mention the huge wine list, the Italian imports market and their in-house gelatos and sorbetos. Always plenty reasons to go back. If you haven't been, you need to go. You'll take your friends next time.

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vipSusanS
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Started with the Barrata. Had two glasses of the awesome Super Tuscan win. My boyfried got his usual, the Penne Pasta with Sausage, Pistachio and almond Pesto. I tried the Almatriciano (spelling)....it was spicy and delicious. A huge serving so I got to take home a doggy bag for another meal. Adam was our waiter and was very helpful and a great waiter. Love this place.

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vipsmith
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine list confusing server was helpful why didn’t I receive my points ???

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vipJohnr
Mississippi
68 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This place is pretty cool. The restaurant is very reasonable but the food was just ok. The service was very good.

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DavidandJo
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top quality service, food and ambiance, along with one of the best varieties of wine to choose from. Lunch or dinner, it’s our go-to spot for authentic Italian fare.

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TrevorP
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff. It was like a little piece of Italy in Houston. I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef had to wait on us because they are still a little understaffed but he was wonderful. The cheese and meat tray was freshly cut and the food is so fresh and delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Timothy catered to us by making something off the menu according to our tastes- it was amazing! Like having our own private Chef!

Daniel our waiter was a wonderful complement to our meal and we enjoyed good conversation with him as well.

Highly enjoyed our meal- well worth the 45 minute drive!

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AlexS
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially when we arrived one hot afternoon the place was empty and had second thoughts.. however the chef came out and became our server and guided us through a great lunch with humor and very good food. Outside of restaurant is very low key but I think that’s what I like about it. Our experience was great!

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vipPamelaT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great date night. It was the couple we were with first visit and they loved it.

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vipTammyH
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot with a focus on great Italian food and wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I almost hate to tell everyone how authentic Italian and delicious the food is. Nothing fancy just great food from real people. Once you try it you’ll kick yourself for ever going anywhere else. Impress your friends with your knowledge of real Italian and skip fancy

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WayneP
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food. Who could ask for more.

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Whitney
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night, great pasta, fast food service.

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vipSBSOT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. The cannoli for dessert was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is among the hidden treasures of Shepherd. When you're tired of the hipster spots, this place is a classic that will continue to shine.

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vipCKMarin
San Francisco
165 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The service was perfect and the food delicious. The complimentary red velvet cake for the birthday boy was a nice touch. We’ll be back next time we’re in Houston.

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JackL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place I took work group there with kids and the staff was fantastic as well as the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Our server was not very experienced.
The wine suggestions were good.
Pork came out rare, beef had a lot of gristle. Smoked salmon entree had very little salmon. We came with high expectations and were disappointed. They did come the meat entree.

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vipPamelaT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only restaurant we have been to in Houston area that truly taste like the food does in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town. Great food!

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vipNaren
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall, the service was very, very slow. We went for dinner on Saturday. There were 3 in our party and we had a reservation. First of all there was no one at the reception to greet us when we arrived and there were people already waiting before us and many more after us. It was 5 minutes before someone showed. At the table, service was awfully slow. For the salads, the waiter would say it will be out in a minute and we would wait 10 minutes. For the entree, the waiter said 10 minutes and it took 20 minutes. Obviously, they were busy and there was a shortage of staff. No manager stopped by to apologize. I would not recommend it.

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Allan
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very good food but deplorable service. Inattentive waiter, did not come by once through the whole meal to see if things were OK or if we needed anything. Had to get up and walk over to another waiter to get water refilled at our table. Had to get up and walk over to the manager to ask that our check be delivered to the table. Not going back, as there are other Italian options with like quality food and much better service.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Not worth the price and did not like the food at all specially for Valentine’s Day. The people was nice and service was good.

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Nundini Chef's Table does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Nundini Chef's Table is rated 4.4 stars by 408 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.