Palinuro Italian Cuisine

4.9
116 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I have had in a long time. Probably the best Italian restaurant in Katy.

JV
JohnV
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really professional service and felt like you were treated like a king & queen for dinner. Very nice place and very quiet atmosphere. We will return.

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GNans80th
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

One of our most favorite places!!
Everyone has a bad night and our visit this time was one of those.

It all started terrifically as we we greeted with our normal enthusiasm from Roberto and Jorge....
Talked about the specials and what wine we were ordering....all so good as usual.

BUT right then and there it took a large (group) journey for the worse......a party of 18 (dance moms and there 8 year old dancers showed up and took over the restaurant.....our restaurant.

It was so loud that we could barely have a conversation at our table. They were so needy that the awesome service we take for granted disappeared, the staff understandably had to attend to them, but it talk away all the charm and closeness that we have with them at our meals.

The food was outstanding.....but it was diminished by the atmosphere.

A couple of suggestions would be....
If you are looking for a calmer time to dine at Palinuro do so after 7:30 on a Friday night.
Second, Palinuro: do not accept reservations for 18 (especially moms and kids) on Friday or Saturday night.

Was disappointed with this very out of the ordinary experience.....but will definitely be back for a more normal awesome experience.

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vipItalianFoodies
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Best Italian food in the Katy area. Had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was done to perfection. Recommend to anyone who authentic Italian cuisine.

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AllenP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Katy. Roberto made our dinner experience a great one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bread is good and they serve some sort of olive and garlic paste to go with it—was ok. I like an herbed olive oil better. We started with the meat and cheese board. It was good but I felt it needed more variety. Some different cheeses and figs or honey comb would be good. We had spinach ravioli and spaghetti Bolognese which were seasoned very well with delicious sauces. Finished with cappuccino and chocolate lava cake with ice cream both tasty. Overall it was a good experience. We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time eating there. By far the best authentic Italian cuisine in Katy. I highly recommend this establishment.

MK
vipMattK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Easily the best Italian in Katy

LP
vipLauraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant is a little dark but otherwise service and food was good !

GN
GNans80th
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had visited there way back in August and swore we would go back and our anniversary last week have us the opportunity.
We were not disappointed.....in fact it was better than we remembered (and it was outstanding last time).

Jorge, Roberto and the entire staff made us feel tight at home. Great engagement, attentive to our every need (even a quick clean up on a spilled glass of water), terrific recommendations on food and wine. So, so happy with entire experience!!

We will be visiting our new good friends often as we go forward.

Thank you Palinuro for great anniversary memory!!

IF
vipItalianFoodies
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Restaurant in Katy area.
Great food, wine and service. Great to have owner involved with customers.

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Seamus
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto is the best service staff ever. He also happens to be a wonderful photographer. I'll be back to see him.

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vipmark
Houston
114 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Palinuro Italian Cuisine. What a terrific place very close to home. We were greeted and sat promptly. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The food was, as in the past, wonderful. We all had something different with a good bottle of wine. It's truly a neighborhood gem and a great place for date night.

DM
DanielM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had heard a lot about the place, it exceeded our expectations. Definitely a place to go!

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mitzip
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

seriously the best italian food in katy! everything is fresh and homemade

IF
vipItalianFoodies
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian Restaurant with great food and service. One of the restaurants in the Katy Texasvarea

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EugeniE
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to have nice and comfortable dining -

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful experience! Highly recommend

E
Eddie
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. The mushroom ravioli was delicious.

KJ
KitJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff, super friendly. Service excellent. Roberto, our waiter, was very knowledgeable and knew when to check on us. Food was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto is the greatest!!!

CM
vipCraigM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic personalized service and great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great dining experience!

CB
vipCBear
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Great food and service. Definitely be back again and again.

BH
BryanH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice treat. Enjoyed the whole experience thoroughly.

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vipAndrea
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and staff!

TJ
TrudyJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner. Loved the pleasant ambiance. The service was impeccable. Food was prepared well. All dishes were such that all the ingredients were easily distinguishable without a single flavor overwhelming the rest. Sauces were light (true Italian style). The special pear salad with prosciutto and pecans was a delightful surprise. Overall, we have found a new favorite for continental cuisine.

RK
RebeccaK
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating early Valentines Day with my husband. The food was outstanding as always. My husband had the lasagna which is his favorite at Palinuro. I had the veal which was amazing. We split the Cannoli which was soo yummy. They have superior service and their wine list is amazing one of our favorite date night places.

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Abruzzo2016
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and excellent food!

KP
KathleenP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant for celebrations. Great wine selection and all dishes we tried were delicious!

DW
DebbieW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant! Everything is made from scratch, and has been perfectly time! Love it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food!

MK
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!

OT
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Great customer service
Great food

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vipCipresso
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Italian food. With great service.

AW
AWGroup
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SB
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!

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

Great service! Great food! Nice atmosphere. Lovely place

FAQs

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

Palinuro Italian Cuisine is rated 4.9 stars by 116 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.