Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)

4.5
513 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
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 and Tuesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm –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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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 513 People Are Saying
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always great food and service at Puatto!!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

It was good!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This place is awesome!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was not good and not good value.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great food and service!!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overall the dining experience was good. Would return again. Very low key, nothing fancy but the service was very good and the food was perfect for a everyday dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I have been going to Piatto's since the first week it opened. John has never disappointed me. One of the nicest thing about it is John or his mother are always around. It is truly a family run restaurant.

The fried asparagus with crab meat are a must. His home made Italian sausage is very good. The mini cannoli are a desert that can easily be shared.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always a fabulous choice. The food is wonderful and the service superb.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We dined on a Saturday night. Easy to make reservations. Great service and the food was terrific. Asparagus with crab is now a favorite - Stuffed shrimp was a hit too!
Greeted at the door and later at our table by the owner John. Obvious he keeps a careful eye on things and is invested in operating an efficient and top class restaurant. We will recommend and will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The consistency of high quality meals and service is the hallmark of Piatto's. Never disappointed going there...and I go often!

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This place was practically empty at 8pm on a Wednesday evening and for good reason: the food was incredibly ordinary, full of salt and not fresh. I am a decent cook and my pasta is much better.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Convenient location in Galleria, with adequate self parking in the evening and a valet if desired. We enjoyed seafood entrees and a bottle of Chiante - reasonable selection.Private room was in use for a group of 12-15. Service was prompt. Unassuming "neighborhood" feel, a not too noisy, and well priced.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very good food with reasonable prices. Will definitely return for dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Made reservation for my God-son and his girlfriend for Valentines. The staff did amazing job making a wonderful evening for them. Heard rave reviews

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food and great service - great place to get together with friends and visit while dinning.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Neither my husband or I thought our food was anything but ordinary

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal. He had the rosemary chicken and said it was delicious. It was half a chicken-on the small side though. He also had the wedge salad and it was on a cold plate and a nice portion. I had the linguini pescatore with a lemon butter sauce instead of the spicy marinara. It had shrimp, small crab fingers, and muscles in it. The seafood was fresh and tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and had great service as well. Wine was resonably priced

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Obviously a favorite with the locals as it was apparent that the wait staff knew many of the diners. Food was good; not great. Portions were very generous and we loved our waiter, Juan AKA "Squash".

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

A hidden gem. One of the best restaurants in the city. Really fabulous Italian fare..............but strangely enough..............the absolute best filet I have ever eaten. LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH!!!!!

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Always good Italian food and great service. Convenient location. A must try.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Come here for pasta.

Salads are pretty basic ... not an organic produce ...

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was really good especially the appetizers. One could make a meal just from the appetizers.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 7, 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.

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