Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 0.24mi
  3. Distance: 0.32mi
  4. Distance: 0.32mi
  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 0.24mi
  3. Distance: 0.32mi
  4. Distance: 0.32mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 0.24mi
  3. Distance: 0.32mi
  4. Distance: 0.32mi
  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 0.24mi
  3. Distance: 0.32mi
  4. Distance: 0.32mi

About Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)

Piatto Ristorante is owned and operated by John Marion Carrabba of the famed Carrabba family, who created the menu from recipes passed down through four generations. The home-style Italian food found at Piatto Ristorante pleases the palate, as well as touches the heart. John personally oversees all details, making sure that his guests have a fantastic culinary experience. Piatto Ristorante offers full-service catering, private banquet rooms, box lunches and delivery.

4925 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77056
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm –8:30pm

Cross Street:
Post Oak Boulevard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 871-9722

Website:
http://www.piattoristorante.com/

Catering:
We are a full-service caterer that not only provides food, but anything else you may need – from bartenders and servers to valet and decor.

Parking Details:
You are welcome to use our complimentary valet or use the parking garage located behind the restaurant!

Executive Chef:
John M. Carrabba

Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining space can seat up to 32 and is perfect for corporate events, wine tastings, birthday parties, bridal showers or any other special occasion. Please contact us if your event calls for a buyout and we'll be glad to discuss details.

Private Party Contact:
John: (713) 871-9722

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Serving a special Valentine's Menu from Friday, February 9th- Wednesday, February 14th. We will also be serving our full regular menu.

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Piatto Ristorante (Galleria) Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (11)
See All
Good for a Date (11)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Sort by
S
476 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Disappointing experience at Piatto tonight. We’ve come to this restaurant for years, and have always had positives experiences. Unfortunately, this visit was not up to their usual standards. It was a busy night, and it was obvious the staff was running around to try and keep up with the high demands. We had about 3 different waiters, and it appeared they weren’t talking to each other. Our appetizer came out quickly, which was great, but our salads came with them (although they forgot 1 persons). It would have been nice to have the appetizer, and then the salad. Then we waited a very long time for our entrees....a very, very long time. So long that one waiter came over to acknowledge the long wait. When the food finally came out, my entree was all wrong. So I had to wait about 10 min for mine while everyone else ate theirs (I was not about to make them wait any longer). And it was obvious my entree was quickly thrown together, as it was not the usual presentation or taste. The waitstaff apologized for the mistake, but the manager never even came by to acknowledge it. We got coffee and a small dessert, and not that I’m looking for comped stuff, but it would have been the right thing to give us coffees or the kids ice cream on the house. But no...everything was listed on the bill, including my crappy $36 thrown together entree. Shame on you Piatto. You lost a long time customer tonight. Best of luck.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2

 
 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service
Little hard to get to with all the road construction
Worth the drive from the burbs

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Very crowded and very very loud could have done without the music

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Delicious as always! The gentleman busing the table was a little too quick to remove dishes -- generally a good thing, but on this occasion was irritating. He took away my sister's bread plate while she was waiting for more bread and then attempted to remove the bread bowl while there was still bread in it (stopped him on that one) and he got visibly upset with us for stopping him. The waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

vip
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Piatto is still one of the best kept secrets in Houston. It never disappoints.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was an excellent venue for New Year's eve with a small gathering of friends. Piattos accommodated us and provided great food and service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always look forward to coming to Houston so we can dine at Piatto. John Carrabba always does an outstanding job serving his customers

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service is always nice and the food is well prepared and nicely presented. When we arrived it was still quiet which allowed us eat and be able to carry on a conversation without having to shout. The food is consistently good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went as a group of 6 and were easily accommodated at a table that was big enough to fit us, which was round and very conducive to all around conversation. The wait staff was very friendly and professional and constantly checked in on us without being intrusive. The food was excellent and came out promptly. Particular highlights were the asparagus and crab appetizer, the linguine with clams and the seabass. The wine selection was very good and reasonably priced. We look forward to going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Hadn’t been in awhile. The asparagus and crab appetizer is still fabulous! Tried a pasta dish this time- the mezzaluna was delicious. Don’t know why I stayed away so long. Great service and good food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Really nice dinner. Service was excellent and the food tasty. We had Chicken Romano and Risotto Primavera with calamari as an appetizer. Nothing to complain about. We'll be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

the food was really good, very fresh. my husband had a simple spaghetti and meatballs and the simple sauce was quite tasty - i could just eat that with a spoon by itself so good. i had the tuscan shrimp and it was so good also. my only issue is the place itself felt dated and needs and update. the walkways for the servers were very cramped so it felt like you were constantly being walked over. the food was exceptionally good though.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3
value3

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

always a great restaurant - quiet enough for conversation - always good food -- friendly service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Naples)·Dined on November 7, 2017

One of my favorite lunch spots, both for pleasure and business. Very good family. Family owned and run. Very dependable.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great as always!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

The service was great - quick; the food was delicious. It lived up to its reputation and our expectation. It's also a fun atmosphere with quick service which is very ideal for lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Quiet place! Exceptional service. Great tasting food!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love this place, the food quality is great as is their service. Great place for lunch or dinner.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service (Vasquez) was just attentive enough without being intrusive. The asparagus appetizer is outstanding and is something not found elsewhere. As usual, Johnny Carrabba was a gracious host and greeted us personally.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

The was my first time trying this place out and I have to say the food was DELICIOUS!!!....The service was wonderful our waiter answered all the questions we had about the menu and also recommended a great bottle of wine!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

So many things wrong I don't know where to start! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE starting with the hostess. Opentable had a website error and sent me an email showing my points redeemed, but did not confirm my time. I called to confirm as I had company joining us from out of town (4 hour drive). I left a vm with no returned call. I also specifically stayed away from 'kid friendly' friendly, as this was an adult evening and none of us have kids. I contacted the restaurant a second time when we got lost and a very rude hostess told me 'show up whenever!' (and still didn't tell us how to get there, just that we were not in the right spot, as we had clearly figured out) I want y'all to know the place is very small, and I did not want to wait AND I had people who drove quite a bit to join me. I walked in and the snarky hostess told me I could sit where I wanted rather than sitting us as there were only a select two tables that were open. I also felt like I was in a zoo, from infants screaming to preteens wandering in between tables that were crammed together ... it is not ideal. I would have left except my points had already been allocated to this restaurant. I was then served a meal that was cold on top and warmish on the bottom. There is nothing authentic about this Italian food and I can see why there were so many kids there. Reminded me of college day TV dinners. Lack of seasoning and poor delivery. My husband had a stuffed shrimp that was decent, however it was served with a rice pilaf of sorts, that if I could have spit out I would have. Save yourself and go Tango and Malbec one block up. BETTER staff and much better food. Do yourself a huge favor and retrain or fire that hostess. I could have overlooked the food, and tried again as our waiter was excellent and thought you may have had an off night - but I will never go back because of that girl up front.

Tags: Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value1

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This place is awesome. I’ve been a loyal customer for over 10 years. ALWAYS delish food and service. Our waiter Enrique is the best!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was excellent and got our group in and out timely... menu provided gluten free pasta options for my celiac son... recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food excellent -- Service Friendly - Enjoyable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Piatto is a family favorite and always reliable, good food!! Thanks for a nice evening!!

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always good food. Owner Johnny adds a warm touch conversing with guests.

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food is perfect like always. I enjoy Coming to Piattos on a special occasions.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We hadn't been in a few years, and it's still as good as ever! Went during HRW and the selection was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great Italian food and awesome service . It is well priced !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent service & food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food and service was great as well as band. Cannot wait until next month when band returns

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Wonderful service. The food was great and the menu had lots of choices!

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Poor quality ingredients, bland food, awkward service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service2
value1

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went for Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. First time. Everything was delicious. My husband had calamari, wedge salad, and Johnny's mixed grill. His was a very generous meal and a huge bang for the buck. He thought the lamb was outstanding. I had the signature asparagus special (delicious with beautiful jumbo lump crab), the chopped salad, and chicken milanese. The chicken was so crispy and well seasoned with a perfect caper lemon sauce. We enjoyed eating there very much. It is clearly a locals favorite as it appeared everyone knew everyone else. Very friendly comfortable place with delightfully easy parking across the street in the Dillard's garage. The restaurant was quiet which we find as a huge plus. This was like going to someone's house for dinner. Delicious, homey, comfortable, easy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had great service from a very friendly staff. Both Johnny and his mother stopped by our table just to chat. The food was outstanding as usual. Piatto's has long been my favorite restaurant, and this visit confirmed that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Always a very friendly place. Accommodating if you need to change pasta that comes with into a vegetable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food, service & experience! Love that the owner/manager came by the table to see if they could make something special for the toddler in our group, and gave some great suggestions.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Consistently have an excellent meal and the service is always great! Am never disappointed!

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on July 11, 2017

My daughter and I shopped 'till we dropped...into Piatto for dinner. We were warmly welcomed and felt very relaxed. The food was so delicious and the service impeccable. I always forget about this little gem of a restaurant but think we must back soon. I recommend it for good food, casual atmosphere and value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.