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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
SPAGHETTI AL TARTUFO NERO
CACIO PEPE, FRENCH BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE SHAVED TABLESIDE
FIRE ROASTED SEA BASS, GARDEN VEGETABLES, FAVA BEAN, HEIRLOOM TOMATO
SUMMER HEIRLOOM TOMATO, WHIPPED PUGLIA'S CHEESE, CUCUMBER TEXAS FIG SABA, 1836 OLIVE OIL
We had a wonderful time with friends. The food was amazing, as usual!
Potente is the best Italian restaurant in Houston.
Best dining experience from seating to walking out.
Our server, Freddy, was very knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails and every recommendation was on point. Then Vinny, the wine expert/manager, stopped by to check on us and made us feel just like the regulars sitting a table away.
Now - the food! The octopus appetizer was perfectly prepared and in small pieces so it did not scare my sister who normally doesn’t do tentacles. So good!
The pasta with shaved truffles (table side) did not disappoint! It was the perfect amount of noodles, sauce, and mushrooms.
I did not take pictures because we were enjoying the ambiance, the service, and the company.
I will be back the next time I travel to Houston!!!
Excellent place to go to get out of the house, enjoy downtown Houston, and have a wonderful evening of great food and great people. Highly recommend to anyone, and I will be returning in the near future to try more of their delicious entrees!
I sat at the bar and Max helped me out. He made some great recommendations for food and drinks. The food was exquisite. I will definitely be returning on my next trip to Houston.
Sat by the bar. Great food and ambiance.
Our server was very attentive and the food was phenomenal The truffle pasta was to die for and the octopus was great. Definitely a place we’ll return. Thanks for a great evening.
Wonderful experience. Thanks Freddy
We love Potente so much we moved into the building above it. ❤️
Orlando was an outstanding host for our table of 8!
I absolutely loved this meal. From the service and atmosphere to the actual heaven on earth pasta, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
It was delicious
the staff was extremely helpful and attentive
we just had drinks and appetizers, but will be back for sure
Fantastic service and delicious food. Great special occasion restaurant.
Nos gusto mucho! El ambiente, la atención y la comida! Todo muy rico
Great place! Great dinner! Congrats Nicholas!!!
Such a luxurious and delightful experience at Potente. The truffle pasta was spectacular and the service was amazing. Valet parking was affordable as well. Would definitely go back for another great time.
Service was spectacularly bad. They forgot to take the order for people at the table. They kept trying to get us to leave even though it was nowhere near closing. The restaurant ambience is really nice. The food and service are not.
Anniversary. Very good service and good pasta.
Everything was great except for the large party behind us that were very load.
The pasta with duck is as good as I have had. There was not a noise issue the prior two times.
We were seated at the wine room. The room is very comfortable and cozy.
The Maitre D’ Nate Jackson and Freddie our waiter were very professional. They really know how to treat their guests properly. We were given the A class service.
Nate even gave us a cigar when my friend realized he forgot his at his hotel.
I would highly recommend this place!
In my book this is the best Italian restaurant in Houston! Nate is the best!
Food was great. I had the sea bass, pork belly starter, and tiramisu for dessert. The steak was sub par so were the cocktails, ended up switching to a bottle of wine. Service, and experience was below my expectation for such an upscale restaurant.
A night out for fine dining in Houston. Yes, by many standards, expensive—but that is what fine dining is.
The cocktails, the food, the service are all. First Class.
Great service. Food is a bit salty - especially the calamari and Caesar salad. The main dish -truffle pasta should be shared as a side dish. It's very rich and may be too much for one person.
A little too over the top for my taste
One of our favorite spots. Potente never disappoints.
Definitely not a 4-5 stars restaurant as I see in OT or Google maps...
The place is nice but the food quality is not as good as we expected.
The food and service was fantastic. They made us feel special as we were celebrating our anniversary! Its a great place for a special occasion. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided excellent suggestions.
Food, wine and service is always spot on! Joel the manager is very attentive to the patrons.
Ronald and the rest of the staff made my wife’s birthday a wonderful experience!! Looking forward to our next visit!!
I can't say enough how great the dining experience you get at potente. They make you feel like a King. The hardest part is wanting try a different dish every time you because you fell in love with your previous dish. Amazing staff !! Amazing food !!! Master Chef Danny Trace keep those dishes coming !!!!
The food was excellent and they have a very good wine list.
First time dining at Potente and glad we made the choice! The dining experience was great along with the attentive service. Highly recommend and we plan to visit again.
First time visitors for a birthday. For apps we got grilled octopus and the rabbit. Both were so unique. For dinner we got the truffle pasta and the duck breast Bologna’s. We had a bottle of wine and they brought out a raspberry dessert. All was so so so good and we left absolutely stuffed. Definitely won’t be the last time we visit!
We enjoyed the early dining menu and it was absolutely delicious.
Thank you so much for the 5-Star review, we are super happy to hear that you enjoyed our Early Dining Menu! We look forward to seeing you back soon!
The appetizers were very good, yet thought that an Italian restaurant would be great with pasta, and the agnolotti were badly undercooked making them gluey as chewing gum. Really disappointed. We were given the desert as courtesy which was appreciated yet it is a big mistake with the pasta.
Thank you so much for your feedback Romano, we will make sure to share this with the team.
Black truffle pasta was great. I’ll definitely go back!
Was visiting from out of town. Attended the Astros game. Had dinner afterwards. Over the top great. I’m heading here when ever in Houston!!!!
This was our first experience, and go back again! The waiter was superb! He was very knowledged on his suggestions. Excellent recommendations and great personality.
Definitly going back with friends!!
Thank you so much for the 5-Star review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great 1st visit with us, and that our team provided excellent service. We look forward to seeing you back soon!
Went for wife’s birthday in search of black truffle. Found it at Potente. Was delicious. Great recommendations from our server. Will be back!
Thank you so much for the 5-Star review! We look forward to seeing you back soon!
Potente is rated 4.7 stars by 1035 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.