Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)

4.6
535 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11am - 8:30pm
Tuesday: 11am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9:30pm
Thursday: 11am - 9:30pm
Friday: 11am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(713) 871-9722
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John M. Carrabba
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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.
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Private party contact
John: (713) 871-9722
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Post Oak Boulevard
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Parking details
You are welcome to use our complimentary valet or use the parking garage located behind the restaurant!
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Special events & promotions
Open Easter Sunday from 11am-3pm! Serving a special Easter Brunch as well as our full regular menu.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 535 People Are Saying
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Houston
42 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service outstanding. Escargot was a taste explosion! Salmon was the daily fish special, prepared with lemon and caper sauce, cooked and seasoned perfectly.

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SL
Houston
14 reviews
5.0Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Italian and was raised with an amazing pasta rescipe my grandmother brought over from Italy. It’s been difficult to find anything that’s a close match to the perfection I’m used to. The pasta sauce at this restaurant was unbelievable it was just about as perfect as you can get. The taste was incredible. It is now one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city of Houston. I highly recommend this place for the food quality. If you are a “foodie” this place won’t let you down. It could be a little more sexy and intimate with candles, soft seating and fancy table clothes and and morph into one of the best places in town. But for now... settle for a food quality that will please the most discriminating customers. Five stars all the way!!’ My compliments to the chef.

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H
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It could not have been more wonderful!

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LD
1 review
5.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enrique and staff were great! One of my favorite places to go. Mr. John Carrabba is so friendly and personally makes sure you have a great dining experience.

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j
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piatto's has been one of our favorites for years. will always be on our list.

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m
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We’ll be back sooner than later!

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SS
Houston
24 reviews
4.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, intimate, upscale environment that is also relaxing and casual. The food is always excellent and the service attentive.

We've never had a bad experience at Piatto.

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OT
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bomb 💥

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RK
1 review
3.0Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We came on a Monday night for a HRW outing. Being the beginning of the week was not surprising that the place was almost empty. Winter was brief, somewhat friendly and was on time with drinks and the food. First course, an Asparagus dish was decent, tempura fried Asparagus with crab meat, 2/5. Second course Medallions, meat was tender and mashed potatoes where creamy, 4/5. Third course was a Double Chocolate cake, well made chocolate mousse balanced with the right amount of sweetness, 3/5. Overall experience was fair and deserves a rating of 3/5.

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H
Houston
16 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Piatto is consistently fresh and delicious and the food is always the right temperature. The selection is excellent (except there are too many good dishes, so selecting is tough!) and the price is very reasonable for the quality. The staff is knowledgeable and professional.

Great for lunch or dinner alike.

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BP
Houston
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Best calimari and asparagus appetizer in the world, super good wine by the glass. Quiet, convenient and just a great restaurant!!!

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A
1 review
3.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First time to try Piatto, even though I work nearby. I was not impressed. The antipasti misti was good - a nice surprise was the breaded veal cutlet - but the cheese was skimpy. Average fresh mozz and a few sticks of a hard parm. Nothing in the middle to give you different layers of flavor. My guest had the Medallions, which were very good and I tried a margarita pizza. Meh. Flavors weren't fresh or savory - kind of in the middle. Tomatoes weren't flavorful enough to carry the dish. Cheese was spotty. But plenty of basil. The crust was the lowest point. Just didn't like the texture or the lack of flavor. Made me think of a frozen crust, not a fresh tossed dough.

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DE
New York Area
6 reviews
3.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were all disappointed with the pizzas, maybe the rest of the menu is good - but if you can't serve a good pizza then take it off the menu.

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JP
Houston
14 reviews
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a most enjoyable dining experience this past Saturday night at Piatto's. We took advantage of Houston Restaurant Week and had the 3 course pre-fixed dinner. Everyone at the table that evening had no trouble finding something that they liked from this menu. The food was great and the service/waiter was very attentive. I will probably go back again in the very near future.

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T
Houston
54 reviews
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been meaning to try Piatto for awhile. Houston Restaurant Weeks finally got us there. We enjoyed our meal very much. We’ll be back!

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BM
1 review
5.0Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent great food and drinks and great service. Very friendly atmosphere.

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FB
Houston
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Everyone was friendly referred to you by name. Food was A++. Mr. Carraba Mother was very warm and inviting. Definitely will be back.

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p
Houston
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many, many times. Lots of birthdays, brought out of town visitors, office get together/birthday. (John Daugherty, Realtors)
Even with the streets torn up..very easy to get to.
Food is outstanding, wait staff fun & friendly..
Bar tender makes a great cocktails..martini, bloody Mary.
Very polite valet attendant..
Thank you for another delightful experience.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
2.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Part of the problem may be due to road construction but the restaurant seemed woefully understaffed / our waiter was too busy greeting other guests & taking orders although there were only 3 tables. Most of the work of serving and follow up was left to the busboy. One employee spent the entire evening on a ladder stocking bar items ( could have been done earlier I think). Additionally the food was not as good as in the past & we were sad as Piatto’s has always been a dependable go to place for us & it certainly was not last Tuesday night. We are not inclined to return.

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NT
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner/manager came by to check on us and thank us for coming in. Nice touch. Great food too.

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M
Houston
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently great! The ownership and staff are wonderful.

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AG
Houston
1 review
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I hadn't been to Piatto in about a year, but my dad and I had such a great meal there on Fathers Day that we both resolved to starting going more frequently.
We had the stuffed shrimp and the chicken involitini and both were great. I had a delicious cocktail - a specialty mule.

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TF
Houston
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piattos is consistently a top choice with my friends, family and business acquaintances. The Owner Johnny Carrabba and his family are always there to ensure a perfect experience. His wait staff has in many cases been with him over 10 yrs and they know me by sight. The food is always top shelf and the service matches that. When seated at the bar, drinks are well poured(they don't skimp) and bar staff is very attentive to your needs. I do not hesitate to take anyone to Piattos--it is first class.

Tom Fowler

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t
Houston
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our first time dinner here. It was great to see the owner. They provided wiki stix to entertain the kids. The food was delicious!

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JO
Houston
8 reviews
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Everything was as expected. John has long term staff that has been with him since he opened 17 years ago. His expectations are well engrained in them. Goof food and great service make for a pleasant evening

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Acapulco
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service at Puatto!!

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WI
Houston
81 reviews
4.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was good!

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FR
Houston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the great food and excellent service at Piatto's. Someone always makes their way over to the table during our meal to ask if everything is to our liking and if we need anything else. Keep up the great work.

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OT
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome!

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VA
1 review
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was great! But the waiter made it a horrible experience, wanted to charge more! Wouldn’t go there again. So sad for a family restaurant when they hire waiters like this.

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DN
Houston
25 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restuarant is normally open for lunch Monday thru Friday but only for dinner on weekdays and weekends. They had a special Mother's Day brunch along with the regular menu. Fantastic. I started with Cozze dei Piatto, PEI mussels with white wine, garlic and herbs. Very good. Next I had a stuffed chicken which was excellent. My mother had the Penne Melanzane, served with olive oil, crushed tomatoes, garlic, and sautéed eggplant topped with ricotta cheese. All very good. This restuarant has been here for many years and you can tell it is run by family members. Worth going to in Houston.

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R
San Francisco
10 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Mother’s Day brunch. It was excellent. We are long-time fans of the Carrabba/Mandola restaurants but this has become our new favorite. It was comforting to see John Marion behind the bar and Mama watching over everything. The Eggs Benedict and the Eggs Carrabba were both prepared exactly to order and exactly as expected. Great experience. We’ll be back.

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JO
Houston
8 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there for Mother's Day. Even though it was packed, the service did not suffer a bit. The special brunch menu was a real treat for my wife. She loves the Eggs Carabba. Two poached eggs served on veal with fresh fruit and potatoes. It made her Mother's Day.

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OT
Anchorage
3 reviews
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was not good and not good value.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Hard to find , parking would be an issue for me . Cute ambiance . Food is good.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
4.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. We started with an assortment of appetizers. All the entrees were very good. The service was excellent.

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M
Houston
10 reviews
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our meals there. They are always so nice!

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MM
Houston
67 reviews
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the food and service here. A bit crowded when we first arrived but less boisterous as people left and we could enjoy our conversation better. A lovely evening with good food and well-priced wine!

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T
Dallas
18 reviews
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

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