Nundini Chef's Table
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Mon - Fri 6:00PM - 6:30PM
Overall best dining experience I have ever had. Chef Timothy came tableside and talked us through dishes and is extremely passionate and entertaining. A great representative of the Houston food scene.
Our server Danielle was absolutely amazing. She gave us great wine recommendations and was prompt and personable. The head chef was touching tables despite being a little understaffed on a busy Friday night. All the food was phenomenal and the wine selection was excellent.
This is a very fine Italian-American restaurant that serves great food. They have an extensive selection of Italian wines that are reasonably priced. The service can be disorganized but it's always pleasant.
Excellent first time experience- pizza and salads were delicious, and the wine selection was endless - with something for everyone!
Celebrated our anniversary there with another couple. We could actually relax and carry on a conversation unlike at many crowded, noisy restaurants these days. The food and wine were delicious. Loved the scallops, pasta, salads and gelato. Waiters and Head Chef were friendly and helpful. We plan to return for other special occasions.
Chef came out to our table to assist in wine selection. Very much enjoyed the evening.
Entrees were not delivered for 1 hour and 50 minutes and we finally left without eating.
Manager was in the kitchen cooking and would not come address us. No apologies for poor staffing or whatever the cause was.
Adjacent group who arrived at the same time waited 1 hour for their food.
Waiters were friendly but powerless.
Drinks were good and served quickly, antipasto plate was tasty, ambiance was nice. Had thought it would be a good neighborhood addition to our rotation but will never come here again and will be sure to warn others away.
It was very frustrating watching our food cooling on the pass for 15-25 minutes while our waiter was absent or present but oblivious. I actually had to step in his path to get his attention. Too bad, the food was delicious, if lukewarm in most cases.
This was my first visit to this restaurant, from outside it has a low key appearance but inside it feels very comfortable with a great overall atmosphere that is at a higher level than I expected. The service was very good the food was great and the prices were reasonable. Looking forward to going again.
Food, service and ambiance were all fabulous.
Yes, love this restaurant. Actually, I had just recommended this restaurant to my podiatrist last week.
The beef carpaccio, burrata, shepherd salad and gelato are not to be missed!
We love this place!
Great wine list at great prices.
We had a wedding luncheon for 16 and the food and service was excellent. Great menu and even better wine list. The ambiance will make any meal there special. We will definitely be back!
So the whole restaurant had ONE employee working at lunch. He worked very hard, but you can't run a restaurant with ONE employee and have it go well!
Great food & wine selection. Service was superb. More peeps should check out this great lil treasure.
We’ve driven past this place multiple time and finally decided to check it out and we will definitely be back! Great value! I do not know many places where you can get a good import bottle of wine, appetizer, two meals and desserts for what we walked out of there on. Roniel suggested a great bottle of wine for us to sip on through the night. Ambiance was perfect for a weekday date night too!
BEST HOMEMADE PASTA I'VE HAD IN HOUSTON.
This place used to be a deli I believe and recently went through some major changes since Harvey. The owners are from Italy and the entire staff put elbow grease into helping restore the restaurant.
We stopped in for a random Tuesday dinner because I'd been really wanting good pasta. There was no wait, and our hostess was also our server, she knew the ins and outs of the menu and even had a wine recommendation. The pasta was al dente, and the perfect texture, with each having a complementing sauce that clung perfectly to the noodles! In the dining room there were at least 6 wines from each region of Italy, denoted on the wall behind the wine displayed. I also learned they have wine tastings! Another person came by our table to talk about how we found the place, what we thought of the food, and to tell us the restaurant's story. I was blown away, we unfortunately couldn't stay for handmade gelato but we will absolutely be back!
Excellent service and food quality. Intimate ambiance. A great gem!
great ambiance and food. wine list is remarkable. i recommend.
Very nice evening. Excellent food and good service.
Fantastic fish! Great martinis too!
Had to send my veal Milanese back. Was over cooked and greasy. Waste of a good veal chop. Pastas always good. Great wine list.
Always a good choice. Great food, service and wine list! Risotto always good as is the capelletti, pizza, gelato. Whatever you choose it’s sure to be excellent!
I kept seeing this place pop up on Open Table. We needed a good location to meet friends from out of town and it worked. Don't be turned off by the location. What it lacks on the exterior it makes up for on the inside. We had four different lunch entries and a great appetizer. There were very few people there and for about 20 minutes we were the only party there at lunch. The food was really great! The only reason I ranked it lower was the fact that it was freezing in there. Really too cold. We would have stayed longer and would have enjoyed shopping at the market but could not take the cold. We asked the waitress about the temperature and she said it had to be that cold to keep the wine cold. Now I have eaten in many wine bars and places with lots of wine racks but it was almost like they were trying to chill the wine. I mentioned this place to a friend who lives in the Heights and she said the same thing. Love the food but hated the chilly atmosphere. Maybe we will try again in the summer.
This was our 3rd time visiting the restaurant. Since day one we have always order the same food. Last two times food was amazing however today’s experience wasn’t that great.
We ordered the ribeye that comes
The food is delicious, very attentive service, ample room to put tables together for large groups. There is ample parking (valet and self park) in the back.
The food and wine list are extensive and reasonably priced, not to mention very high quality and amazingly tasty, and the main chef waited on us personally. We will definitely be returning!!
Rude owner, waitress had 2 of our 3 appetizers slide off the plate and onto the table without offering to bring another one out instead. We made reservations a week ago for a party of 9 and were seated outside the dining area next to the entrance. We asked to be moved and the owner was very rude about it and said the other tables we’d reserved. We didn’t see anyone using the back room the entire time we were there. The food was mediocre at BEST. Way overpriced for a restaurant in a warehouse with rude service and mediocre food.
Excellent real Italian food. Service was friendly and attentive. Portions are large - the Caesar salad for 2 could easily feed 4. We took home leftovers from our pasta. The wine list is very good and the prices are wine shop priced, not restaurant priced. Will definitely be back
First visit on 2/18/19. The restaurant was not busy which made the noise level low. Interesting place where the food was great and the service was exceptional. Makala was friendly, knew the menu as to how food was prepared and made good recommendations. She is definitely an asset to the restaurant. They also had a deli and a market area.
Would definitely go back.
Great food and great service
Valentines Day. We eat there frequently. Food and service usually excellent. This time the service was slow and it took a long time for the food to arrive. When it did arrive it was excellent. I think they may have been short handed for some reason
Understanding that this was Valentine's Day dinner, this restaurant was completely unprepared! Total chaos! Food was just ok. Fortunately, when our server finally arrived (which was about 20 minutes after we were seated) she was very pleasant. Not sure I'd go again.
First I would just like to say that the server we had was very good being both friendly and attentive. We came in for Valentines day and they were offering a special Valentines menu which was a 4 course meal which included a glass of sparkling wine. The issue came down to the food itself. The crab cakes we had for a first course were warm yet were slightly burnt on the bottom. The aioli was simply squirted on the top in an unappealing glob. A simple back and forth drizzle would have made the plate so much more appealing. For the main coarse the pasta was cooked to perfection. The down side was that the sauce was so salty that I could not finish it. I could see some of these mistakes as it was Valentines day and these may not be the regular menu staples but it certainly did not make me want to come back. The dessert was a rather good gelato with a nice flavor and a great texture so it seems when they are preparing something in their wheelhouse they have the ability to make decent food, we just did not get that for our regular meal. Oh, and be sure to read your bill carefully because they automatically added an approximately 17% tip to the bill for two people before leaving a line for an additional tip. I felt that was a little disingenuous. While the server was great and the ambiance was nice the main reason you go to a restaurant is the food and for that reason I don't think that I would recommend eating here to a friend.
Valentines dinner with outstanding options and an incredible wine selection. A wonderful experinace
This place is a neighborhood jewel. Awesome food and wine at great prices. Good for families or romantic date. Timothy, the chef, makes certain every detail of the meal is perfect. Our favorite for Italian food.
This was our first time to visit since they reopened and we really like the renovations. Service was excellent and some of the food was too. We ordered fried eggplant (excellent) and off the dinner menu - a vegetarian pizza and beef carpaccio. The pizza was large and good, veggies were very crisp, not cooked much. The beef carpaccio has obviously been in the refrigerator and was nearly frozen. Tasted fine after it sat for a minute but the arugula was very limp. Tiramisu is the BEST in town and worth going for! We’ll be back but will probably stick to the lunch menu.
We have been going to Nundini's for several years. The place got a bit of a face lift after Harvey, but it retains its' hole in the wall feel. It retains its' core values: well prepared Italian food and an extensive list of Italian wines at great prices. On our last visit the place was very busy for a Tuesday night with most of the restaurant taken over by a large party. Service was more haphazard than usual. However the burrata appetizer and braised beef stuffed cappelletti were really outstanding.
I've been looking forward to going here for years. It's in an odd location so I tend to forget about it. Great little joint, but wine selection and the service was very good, but I was less than impressed with the food. My dining companion added salt...we never add table salt. We also noticed another table doing the same, but that may be their habit so who knows. What I can say is the risotto, two different ones, was bland. Risotto should have lots of flavor, garlic being one of those. I didn't detect a hint of garlic. The burrata with tomatoes was good. I wanted to try the tiramisu since I think that is a good indicator of how good the restaurant really is, but they were out. Early dinner on a Saturday and they were out? Unfortunately, I think it's the one and only time we'll be there. Disappointing.