Palinuro Italian Cuisine

4.8
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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vipCBear
Houston
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and wine.

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MarkL
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience, very happy to have chosen this location for our anniversary. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We will certainly be returning for other celebrations.

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vipPaulaL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so pleased to find this jewel in Katy! The Pappardelle all Bolognese with homemade pasta was amazing! It's a must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and service wonderful!

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VicD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service

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MattM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great dining experience. Two teens with me and they loved their meals. Gabe is a cool dude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent. Noise level was probably not usual due to extraordinarily loud party

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vipLinhP
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really good. So nice to find this gem in our neighborhood. We had calamari, parpadelle bolognese, chicken with artichoke, and the best tagliatelle with truffle. The best tagliatelle I’ve ever had and much cheaper than in other places in Houston. They were very generous with the black truffle. The bartender chose a really nice red to go with the pasta too. We will definitely be back. So glad they were able to survive opening during COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked this spot because of its proximal location near my boyfriends parents place in Katy, Texas. I was expecting a standard Italian meal but we received so much more. The staff were incredibly fun and kind and made the experience that much better. The staff are truly passionate and proud about their food and ambiance.The food was wonderful and I would highly recommend getting the truffle pasta out of the authentic Parmesan cheese wheel. Truly bellissimo ❤️ this may be our new staple Italian spot ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place! The food is divine and the service is impeccable.

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viparose
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and wonderful service. Can’t wait to return which will be soon.

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vipMemaw
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels my husband has ever had, the lamb chops were also delicious. The service is always excellent, Jorge is so friendly and attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Frequent cuatomers

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Palinuro! It is our to go place for real Italian food, nothing else compares!

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ScotS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good. Quality of food and service are first rate.

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MimiT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and of course my favorite was the Truffle Cheese wheel pasta!!
Roberto our waiter was awesome and very attentive! My kids loved the game he showed them!! Great dinner celebrating our anniversary!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I made a reservation for 6 and they sat us at the smallest table possible. They seated us at a table for 4 and then put 2 chairs on the end. We were so cramped and eating over each other. It kinda put a damper on everyones mood. It was so annoying, playing musical dishes every time, someone ordered a drink or appetizers., and when we got our food, my friend had to put her appetizer plate on the floor. Also, we wanted to split the check between 3 of our cards, 2 couples each and the waiter was like, it will take to long to split! I’ve worked in the service industry for over 18yrs and u can split a damn ticket, 3 ways!! The food is good, but definitely not worth the price tag!! I won’t be going back.

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vipCraigM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place. Friendly service and fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and overall restaurant was all amazing! I look forward to dining here again!

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Suzie
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening for our family. Our waiter, Roberto, was attentive, as well as the owner, who stopped by our table twice. Our selections were delicious, ‘tho would have liked a little more flavorful sauce on the steak. Recommend trying this little reminder of Italy!

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Our server Roberto was fantastic. They were sold out of what I wanted and I had a hard time deciding what I wanted after that. Roberto said “let me make you something and if you don’t love it we can try something else” I agreed. He brought me out a plate of spaghetti (I’m sure they have a fancy name for it) and if that wasn’t THE MOST AMAZING SPAGHETTI I HAVE SVER HAD! Super impressed. Can’t wait to go back!

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ToniL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food. Best I’ve had in the area. Roberto was great. Everything was fresh and tasty. We all had different dishes and everyone loved their food from appetizers to dessert. It’s small and nicely decorated. I’m sure on the weekend you would need a reservation. Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service, owner very friendly. Will absolutely return.

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Mama23bs
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was a great experience! The food was awesome!! My only complaint was it was very noisy inside.

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Scott
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here the food and service were amazing!! We will definitely be back.

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DonK
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st visit to Palinuro and the food and service were outstanding!

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LuisaC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh! Wow Oh! OMG this is the best restaurant in town the food is amazing real food, flavorful, exquisite never had this kind of food here in Houston, wine pairing excellent everything was amazing I will return soon for sure
Congratulations you are incredible good

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ToddL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from beginning to end of our Anniversary was perfect. Our waiter was amazing and very personable.

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RobertC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another visit, another wonderful dinner. The meals, Chianti, and service were excellent.

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ChrisJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star food and off the chart great service. We thoroughly enjoyed everything and will be back often.

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vipCBear
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous. We have been looking for a great Italian place in the Katy area since our favorite place closed 2 years ago. The food was wonderful, and one of the only places we found that actually has seafood like in Italy. We love Italy and this place just brought back so many memories with the food. Definitely a great find and we will be back again.

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vipGlenS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our daughters wedding rehearsal dinner at Palinuro and I have to say that it was spectacular! They closed the restaurant and had the tables set for maximum conversation and ambiance. The food was amazing and Gabriel, Roberto and the crew went so far above and beyond it was beautiful. Very memorable experience and we are appreciative they made the occasion so special. You have created fans for life.

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vipRandiC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am completely wowed by this place! Everything we had was AMAZING! We will definitely be back. Owner was great too!

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MTLinKaty
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Palinuro several times, and every dish is cooked to perfection. We especially love the pasta in the cheese wheel. Be sure to make reservations, they are always full when we are there.

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NicoleL
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing. The owner is so welcoming. Will be making this place a regular.

MM
vipMelM
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. We will be back.

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Scott
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Perfectly prepared and presented. Lasagna was one of the best I have ever had. The Sea Bass was cooked perfectly. Service was attentive and they staff was very COVID conscious. Definitely on our short list when we want a leisurely fine Italian upscale dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for special occasions.

MM
vipMissMar
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palinuro is a gem! The service is outstanding and the food is excellent! The food is truly authentic Italian, as well as the chef and wonderful staff. Go! You won’t be sorry!

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vipMemaw
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Palinuro, they always make us feel so welcomed and special. Roberto and Gabriel are awesome and Palio, the chef, brilliant! My husband loves their lamb chops, always delicious!

FAQs

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

Palinuro Italian Cuisine is rated 4.8 stars by 66 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.