Palinuro Italian Cuisine

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$30 and under
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Inspired by the warmth and comfort of the seaside town in Palinuro, located in the southern Italian region. Palinuro Italian Cusinie and Chef Paolo bring traditional and authentic Italian cuisine to Katy, Texas. Enjoy fresh house-made pastas, traditional risottos, salads with the highest quality ingredients, imported truffles, and entrees such as veal. An experience at Palinuro is one to remember.

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MelissaE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian food outside of Italy! We have dined at Palinuro twice now and both times have exceeded our expectations. They offer a true Italian dining experience. All of their pasta is made in house and is so delicious. Every course we ate was spectacular and I cannot wait to come back to try more!

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MoiraR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit there and we will be back. The food was delicious & well presented. Overall we’re glad we tried it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food it’s amazing and the service outstanding love love the place!!!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was outstanding. We love dining here!

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Mary
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG the food here is outstanding. I had the dover fish & husband had the ravioli. The mascarpone limoncello is a MUST. Excellent service. Very nice, cozy restaurant. Will definitely be back very soon.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fabulous! Hats off to the chef. Service was impeccable. Loved it! We'll be back!

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FabianD
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the “Torta de La Nonna” Delicius!!!

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vipUSMC3048
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent pasta, freshly made. Great wines.

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TexasYankee
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There a few good Otslian restaurants in

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Menu has a great variety of dishes without being overly busy or large. Food was delicious and attractively presented. Sound carries throughout the relatively small dining room, making the atmosphere more “lively and bubbly” rather than romantic and cozy. Garlic lovers should try the linguine with clams - a generous amount of shaved garlic slices throughout the dish really spice things up!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Restaurant very nice! Good service! However portions are small and food is marginal! Much more expensive then some other local Italian restaurants

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vipCipresso
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best authentic Italian food you will find in Katy. The staff and chef are Italian. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to treat you special. After living in Katy for 9 years I was disappointed that I could not get authentic Italian food. At Palinuro the pastas and sauces are made perfect southern Italian style, which is a tasty and a healthier way to prepare food. They don’t put a bunch of sugar and cream in their tomato sauces which they taste like what I grew up with in Italy, they taste great and aren’t rich. I recommend trying homemade parapadella pasta with the Bolognese sauce and everything else on the menu is good too.

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vipmjg20606
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service very good. Value good, but the night we were there were several large (5 or greater) parties and the noise was very loud, making it difficult to talk

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mark
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a new restaurant it was really well run. Pasta was clearly homemade and fresh. Service was very good (the owner works tables, which can be a very good thing in terms of service) ... owner was very helpful with wine and food selections. Food prices were a little on the high end but well within reason. Wine prices and selection were very good. So combined value was very good.

Overall no complaints at all - even the drive from Houston was manageable because its location is accessible from the west park tollway.

Make reservations though ... the dining room is smallish but i suspect he will be expanding as he becomes more successful.

We will be back again, and bring friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal all 4 enjoyed will return

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RickR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our first experience at Palinuro. Food and service very good. Wine recommendation was excellent. Will be back !!

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nobracing
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

First time at Palinuro. Overall good place to have a dinner outside the house. Would not recommend for date-night perse. Food was great. Nice bread to start with, much more "real" Italian than the typical Americanised "Italian" you get in restaurants. Definitely a plus. Wine was nice, not mind-blowing. Great service and very energetic and hospitable waiter. Ambiance very dependent on where you sit in the restaurant. Not the cosiest ambiance in general but we had the table next to the bar...where they had the TV on ... and folks talked loud... That needs improvement. Otherwise good place to have a bite out, especially if you are a local and need a good meal. We drove 30 mins to get there, wouldn't do that again.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place dishes up authentic Italian cuisine. It really is one of the best Italian restaurants around. Do yourself a favor, make a reservation and go!

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vipGinaD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The ambiance and the food was amazing. We truly enjoyed the service. We’ve been recommending this place to all of our foodie friends.

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vipmjg20606
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service and good value. Relatively new restaurant, only open about 6 weeks, and still working out some kinks, but worth going to

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good but their service was very poor. Lack of attention from waiter. Long wait to be served and actually place an order. When food arrived no offer for cheese on our plates. We dared to order dessert and it never got there so we ask for the check then we got the dessert. It looked like our table was not assigned to anyone.

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BillyHouston
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt welcome from the second we arrived at the restaurant. The owner passionately explained the menu and specials. We decided to get the Burrata as an appetizer. We have not had a better Burrata in any other restaurants. Creamy, silky and tasty describe the dish the best. I had the rib eye and my wife the salmon. Both dishes were seasoned and cooked perfectly. The staff was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We also never felt rushed. All in all a perfect evening in Palinuro.

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RobertC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, well-prepared Italian food. Run by a wonderful couple. The husband grew up in Italy and has significant restaurant experience. We told them--their food tasted just like what we had experienced in our visits to Italy.

FAQs

Palinuro Italian Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 394-2495.

Palinuro Italian Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.