Nundini Chef's Table

4.4
339 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. Asked our waiter the price of a special and he said “I don’t know.” Didn’t even find out. Food is just meh. I have been there 3 times now due to its convenience but I won’t go back. Each time I go, I leave frustrated and disappointed.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It took over an hour and a half to get our main dish from the time we placed the order. The owner and other staff just sat relaxing in the restaurant. Very short staffed.

DJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, they did not disappoint. Danielle always recommends a perfect wine to accompany our meal choices. Service is always attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The wide variety of quality, authentic options on the menu always guarantee that everyone will get just what they want. Tim and the rest of the kitchen team did an outstanding job on the Tomahawk steak, the pastas, the fritto misto and everything else this past weekend.

D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

On Friday's service was exceptionally poor waited 1hr 30 mins for our food and all was not served at the same time.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time!!! Definitely will be back!!! Great food and wine list is fabulous!!!

D
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was only ok, the price wasn't worth the quality. They close at 10:00 on a Saturday night so we felt rushed. If you are spending that kind of money on drinks, appetizer, entree, dessert, wine etc.... you want to be able to stay and enjoy the evening with friends. They were out of several things we asked for. Wanted to look through the market before our friends arrived but was rushed to get to our table even though it wasn't crowded and we had a reservation. Probably won't go back, there are too many other options around town. Server was very kind, newly in the states and we enjoyed visiting with her very much.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

GB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent first time experience- pizza and salads were delicious, and the wine selection was endless - with something for everyone!

KJ
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

VF
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chef came out to our table to assist in wine selection. Very much enjoyed the evening.

A
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

CM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

OT
Croatia
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

HH
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were all fabulous.

PE
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, love this restaurant. Actually, I had just recommended this restaurant to my podiatrist last week.

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beef carpaccio, burrata, shepherd salad and gelato are not to be missed!
We love this place!
Great wine list at great prices.

MB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

NP
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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!

HH
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & wine selection. Service was superb. More peeps should check out this great lil treasure.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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!

S
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

SV
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food quality. Intimate ambiance. A great gem!

h
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great ambiance and food. wine list is remarkable. i recommend.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening. Excellent food and good service.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fish! Great martinis too!

W
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Had to send my veal Milanese back. Was over cooked and greasy. Waste of a good veal chop. Pastas always good. Great wine list.

JW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

L
Houston
110 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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

AM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

CL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

S
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

DB
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

t
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

s
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

K
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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.

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