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Nundini Chef's Table

222 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation

Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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Phone number
(713) 861-6331
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giampaolo Nundini
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We do provide
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Cross street
W. 6th St.
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet is provided, but self parking is an available option as well.
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Public transit
Bus stop on the corner of North Shepherd and 6th.
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Gift Card
Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 222 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Squid ink pasta is a winner.
Breaded veal chop was excellent and shareable.
Outstanding all Italian wine list at affordable in restaurant and retail prices.

vipNanW (Houston)
3.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

On our weeknight visit we found the food good to very good. The tiramisu was excellent as was the ravioli. The buccatini was less successful. There,was a large group there that night so the server was a bit harried--the food arrived on time but there was a wait for the check. Wine selection is exceptionally broad, and costs are reasonable. We will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

We enjoyed the food, but were fairly disappointed in the service. We were seated quickly, but then waited what seemed like a very long time before we were ever approached again, even for water. After dinner, we waited a very long time again to get the check. Unfortunately, it kind of out a damper on our experience at the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Enjoyed the August lunch special. Great price, great selection, great taste and perfect portion size.

vipWHNI (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

A pleaseant surprise as to how good it was. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding. The market for authentic Italian food items was an unexpected treat. We will be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was mostly amazing.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Three of us met for dinner. We decided to order a margarita pizza for a shared appetizer. The crust and cheese were both good...the tomatoes were one of the small varieties that are usually used in salads but were flavorful in this usage. There was not a lot of basil, but it was fresh. Our preference would have been for the crust to be crispier.

For my entre I ordered the shrimp that normally came with risotto...I asked if they could substitute a pasta with marinara and they were happy to do that. The dish was excellent. My wife ordered scallops in prosciutto and the scallops were very good with a rich taste similar to bacon wrapped scallops without so much fat. Our friend ordered the pork tenderloin and seemed to also enjoy his meal.

We ordered a couple of glasses of one of the Italian blend wines that they are famous for...a very good value at less than $10 per glass.

Service is leisurely but having their fresh bread with olive oil kept us occupied until the meal arrived. If you have never tried this place and you like Italian food, you should definitely give it a try. It has evolved from an Italian grocery to an Italian grocery with some food to an excellent Italian restaurant with an Italian grocery. Note that Friday and Saturday nights can be busy so consider making reservations on OpenTable.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on July 12, 2017

To start off, I had requested a quiet spot for a business meeting. I didn't expect the person taking us to our table to mention that out loud in front of my guest. The food was okay but the service was a drag. It took forever before we were seated ( it wasn't crowded, there was no one at the front), it took a while to order and to ask/receive the check.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

My husband had found this restaurant and was excited to take me. We did arrive a little late for our reservation (I had called to let them know we would be). Once we were seated, our waitress was less than friendly (or even happy to have a job), the food was an hour out (that's being kind) and then my risotto was crunchy and not edible. Talk about a disappointing evening....we won't be back.

CDPC (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

We love Nundini's whether every day grab a bite place or special day or night. The staff is very personable and knowledgeable. They chefs also make great soups.