Palinuro Italian Cuisine

4.8
56 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viparose
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMemaw
Houston
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
35 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
6 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.

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vipMelM
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. We will be back.

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Scott
Birmingham
6 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.

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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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We were not rushed. We were there 4 hours

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vipGreatfind
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely enjoyable experience! Will be back many times.

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vipIluvpasta
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant just opened 5 months ago in Katy. Thus far, this is the best Italian restaurant in Houston area. Atmosphere, food, service, everything was stellar! It’s a bit far in the west unless you live in Katy but I promise it is definitely worth driving. If you are looking for a real Italian place, this is the place.

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MelissaE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
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
3 reviews
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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vipMary
Houston
34 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/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 56 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.