Our suggested attire is business casual. A jacket for gentleman is preferred, but not required. Shorts and hats are not permitted.
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Best service and food make sure you ask for Vinny!
Food was really good - service overall was good but ambiance wasn’t quite what we expected.
All I can say is wow. Went here Friday evening prior to the theater. I believe the place is 5 star. Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. I would like say thank you to Valentin for the great service. Also special thanks to my fellow New Yorker, Nate. We’ll be real soon.
Very elegant. The service was a cut above and the food was fresh and unique (not the standard Italian-America) and delicious. The house made black truffle pasta was fabulous. Our waiter, Gaston, was knowledgeable, personable and helped create a special evening for us. We’re looking forward to introducing some friends to this beautiful restaurant.
Spaghetti with shaved black truffle was incredible! You must have the tiramisu, just to watch it being served, as it’s an amazing g show
This is truly one of the finest dining experiences in Houston. And that’s saying a lot given the food scene here. The food is sublime. The service is absolutely over-the-top. And the overall experience is second to none. Definitely a pricey experience but well worth the money especially for special occasions.
Personable waitress who made excellent food recommendations that we trusted. Service was perfect, not intrusive but enough, food was outstanding with each course following perfectly.
Delicious hummus to start. Very large cut of strip steak exactly as ordered. Wonderful branzino cooked to perfection. Raquel was exceptional as server and knew well all the menu.
Food was excellent. Service getting the wine out with the truffle Pasta dish a little slow. Otherwise service was excellent. Truffle Pasta dis as an appetizer was excellent as was the Bronzino.
Wow. This place is very different. The dining area feels a bit small. I went here for my 7 year anniversary. Had i known how exposed the seating could be, i would have requested something more secluded. Our waiter did a nice job of attending us. I ordered the spaghetti which was delicious but the portion was somewhat small for the price. It was a bit pricey but all in all I had a great experience.
High marks all around! We really enjoyed the food and service was amazing. They did a great job adding some birthday flair.
excellent food. novel choices and preparations without being unduly fussy. Superb service. Lovely ambiance. would recommend it highly
Meal was very good. Wine selection also was very good. Unfortunately, red wine was served far too cold. Also, Open Table claimed that no reservations were available at 6 pm, which was not the case.
This was our third visit to Potente and the meal was as lovely as our earlier visits. The mixed meat carpaccio was delicious--as was the bread course with the best humus I've ever tasted. The three of us had different mains--a squid ink linguine with lobster, steak and the duck dish--all were both beautifully presented and delicious. We split a dessert--the tour de force version of tiramusu, which is surrounded by a dark chocolate "bombe shell" which opens like a flower when the accompanying sauce is poured. Wow, it is spectacular!
Service at Potente is extremely polished and the space is sophisticated and modern. Potente remains one of the best spots for modern and elegant Italian food in Houston.
Amazing service! Great food
One of Houston's best. The duck breast was excellent.
They helped us pick wine and then picked our meal for us. They let us split our meal so we could have the most delicious dinner and go home without a food coma. They were wonderful.
This has rapidly become our favorite dining destination. The food, service, and wine list are exceptional.
This was a business dinner, service food was excellent.
I have already recommended Potente to someone I know going to Houston in a few months.
We went to Potente to celebrate my best friend birthday! I must say that we were blown by the excellent service provided by Mr. Patrick! The wine list is amazing! We had both of the dishes that are on the pictures. The tortellini were to die for! If you want to celebrate an special occasion, this is the place to go!
Amazing meal! Dined with my 12 year old daughter before a theater show. Wonderful service and the food was delicious. The carpaccio starter was great with 3 types of meat and local jams and Texas goat cheese was lovely and a Danny Trace twist for sure. Truffle pasta was on point. Can't wait to go back.
You’ll definitely want to experience.
Food was excellent! Service was great!!
My flight was cancelled and I had to spend the night in Houston so I decided to make it a good experience. I love Italian food and I searched Open Table for an authentic Italian restaurant. The menu at Potente seemed well done. My luggage ended up up in another city so I couldn't dress as nicely as this restaurant deserves. Nonetheless I was welcomed in the bar, my first choice. It's a beautiful bar; I found the decor elegant yet warm. It wasn't a busy night because of the torrential rain but it was still half full. The bar staff was extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. The wine list is exceptional- hundreds of wines at very reasonably prices. The food was excellent. I had two appetizers, charcuterie and stuffed oysters, then one the best dishes I've ever had- the homemade spaghetti with shaved black truffles. Kudos to Bar Manager Emily and Carla, Wine Director Vinny, Maitre D' Nate and Chef Danny for their hospitality and professionalism. Great experience.
Fabulous— but expensive!!
Awesome restaurant! Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful space. Definitely will be back!
I took customers for dinner. The food and service were fantastic and prices were very reasonable for the quality.
My husband and I love Potente. We are from the Northeast and miss good Italian food. Potente is upscale creative Italian that will never disappoint! I don't think it is possible to order a bad dish. Each one we've tried is so different and all so delicious whether pasta, fish or meat. The ambience is upscale but welcoming and the service is impeccable. We are returning customers and will continue to be! My parents will be visiting this spring and we will be sure to bring them to Potente one of the nights they are here!
It was a cool experience. We were greeted and sat immediately Menus light up etc. Eventually someone important was sat next to us and all focus on us was lost. Maybe we looked younger, like we weren’t going to spend a lot? Idk. Wait staff had no problem clearing their table and getting their food out ASAP with multiple courses. Our empty plates just sat there. Also, if you’re ever been to italy and actually ate Italian food, maybe this isnt the place for you. Italians highlight the food with flavor, here they were more into how the place is decorated. I don’t know what I was expecting. Oh well, ended up spending $300 easy on 2 people. Cool one time experience , but will not be returning.
Excellent food and service. The food is beautifully presented and of high quality. Very nice upscale atmosphere. Will definitely return the next time we are in Houston.
Arranged pre-theatre dinner and everyone was great and on point. Food was very good.
Hosted an Italian friend from New York and experienced what we consider to be the finest Italian restaurant in Houston! Superb cuisine with an elegant presentation. Perfect service and a very impressive wine list! Made us Texas Italians proud
The food was amazing! Two days later I’m still dreaming of it.
We chose Potente for our anniversary dinner. Having worked in a fine dining Italian place in Dallas, I must say the management and staff at Potente know what they are doing. This place is fantastic. Great authentic Italian food, great wine list, service on point, and chique ambiance. Will definitely be back.
One of the best restaurants in Houston! The food, the service always on point! Nate & David are the best!
My wife and I have been here several times now, most recently for her birthday. The food is really amazing and they are accommodating (my wife wanted a salad that had raw beets but she is allergic to raw beets, she asked them to keep them out but they offered to cook so they cooked them AND then chilled them for the salad). Our pasta and gnocchi were orgasmic. Service is amazing. Tip #1 - we have always found free parking on the street within a block or two. Tip #2 - the one '4 star' experience we had was during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Food and service was good but basically everything had an up charge which defeats the purpose of HRW.
Valentine’s Day. Food was different and wonderful. Service was perfect.
Set Menu was under whelming. I was
First first and very impressed. Great wine selection.
It was my birthday dinner, but the hostess didn’t make it feel special. She was very cold and short and also took too long to even bring us menus at the beginning.