Palinuro Italian Cuisine

4.8
87 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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4.9
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vipMeghanK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was amazing from start to finish. Fresh and delicious food and wonderful service in an intimate setting. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. Ambience was beautiful, very romantic. Menu limited. The pasta that is popular in the cheese block is yummy, but find the truffle taste was over powering. My husband asked for the white truffle shavings on the side, to determine taste. Keep in mind your required to get shaved truffle with this dish which is an additional $20 for white truffle and $50 for black truffle. The required shavings was a big turn off for this dish. It should be optional. Furthermore, this would be the first Italian restaurant that does not include a side salad with your entree, that’s another disappointment. I had the spinach ravioli, which was good but the pasta was thick and Al dente. I would’ve preferred it be steamed longer, but the flavors were there. Also, the bread served at the table was yummy, but the odd dark green paste that comes with it was salty and actually I’m unsure what it was exactly. Typically you get butter or oil with herbs. We also got calamari as an appetizer, barley fried causing it to be quite chewy but the spicy marinara was tasty.

At the end of the day, the restaurant was authentic Italian but they need to make some tweaks before I will return. Remove the shaved truffle requirement, include a side salad with entrees, and add a few more options to menu that are not pasta. My husband is not a huge Italian person, but I love it, and this restaurant had 1 chicken option, 1 steak, and 1 fish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Great customer service
Great food

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AWGroup
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The food was excellent and wine choices were perfect.

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ShirleyB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was our first time at Palinuro's. The ambience was very nice for a quiet night out. The food and service was outstanding! Roberto was our server and was awesome. Definitely save room for the cannoli :) This was a great find and we'll be returning!

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TimB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Nice atmosphere. Lovely place

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

GO
GillianO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. I would recommend the Truffle pasta and cannoli for dessert

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vipLgunn
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great food and service. Do yourself a favor: 1) have the sole 2) save room for Gelato

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DanS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Italian food with outstanding service. Highly recommend it!

AM
AprilM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been several times and have been very pleased with food and service (from Roberto specifically!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service as always! Cannot wait to go back.

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WadeK
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On of the nicest places I have been. Quiet, lovely, and honestly best food in town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table side pasta in the Parmesan wheel was awesome! White truffles seemed over priced. Everything served and the server was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Katy

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vipMemaw
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday, we all had a wonderful time and the food and service was wonderful.

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ToniL
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service
They never disappoint

KR
KReid
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice Service, Restaurant set up is lovely, Good Selection on Menu

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and wine were very good, but pricey for the amount. Service was good and atmosphere was very nice.

MB
vipMikeB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We found it while traveling and really enjoyed their great food and service!!

CB
vipCBear
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and wine.

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MarkL
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 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

MM
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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
14 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff made us feel right at home. Wine recommendations were spot on and the food was beautifully prepared.

OT
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
30 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

OT
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!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
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.

OT
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!

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 87 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.