Our attire is business casual. Shorts and hats are not permitted.
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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
Also excellent food and superior service.
The experience was outstanding. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND WILL VISIT POTENTE AGAIN.
From the time you are actually 'greeted' at the door by the hostesses and Nate the Maitre D' with broad welcoming smiles to the engaging wait staff. There's an obvious investment in staff training.
The food was the best part. We started with the seafood puff pastry appetizer. The first thing you notice after the first bite is that there's no 'shaken' salty seasonings in the dish. It was clean and refreshing. Loved it.
The citrus roasted lobster tail was phenomenal. Again, no 'shaken' salty seasonings. It truly makes a difference when you taste the lobster, which was extremely tender. No chewy parts. The risotto was light and the rice perfectly cooked. This dish sort of melts on your palette. You eat it slowly and really enjoy the taste of every ingredient.
As a first time visitor to the restaurant, I encourage anyone who wants upscale ambiance with really special food to go. The service and food are unparalleled.
This restaurant is fantastic all-around: Great service, great ambiance, and most importantly, great food! The Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti with a light truffle sauce) is a staple and beyond delicious! The chocolate tiramisu is also a must!
Wait staff was wonderful. Food was great
Amazing experience. In an age where restaurants are a bit understaffed, Potente rises to the top. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Ask for Will, he is a true professional and gave awesome recommendations. The Sommelier, Vinnie was on point with recommendations as well.
It was great and very special experience
Gran ambiente buena música
La comida espectacular
Second time there. Food and service were outstanding. Great ambiance
We will be back
The food and service were excellent . Great recommendations. Definitely will be back here for dinner!!!
The black truffle pasta was superb! 10/10 would recommend!
The food was unique and delicious. The service was very attentive and loved the atmosphere in the bar.
Waitstaff and Manager were excellent. All food was perfect.
All superb except pricing. $39 for a smallish (delicious) pasta dish is a bit stratospheric. People pay this, obviously, including us, but visits will be far fewer. We dine out at least four times weekly, but this spot’s pasta prices are simply too high to permit us to consider it as a frequent choice
It was amazing. They really went the extra mile helping me surprise my boy friend for his birthday. Service is amazing, food amazing. We loved it and will be back.
Food was amazing!
Well prepared, attractive dishes in a subdued atmosphere with excellent service.
Was highly recommend by a friend & loved it !
Happy to know they could accommodate us after a late concert show !
Best Italian food in Houston. Never had a bad meal here.
We had a perfect dinner. 5 course chef’s selection, wonderful wine and a decadent dessert. Exceptional service. Fabulous choice for a special occasion. But any meal here would be a special occasion itself.
If you’re looking for elegant, classy and authentic Italian restaurant in Houston, Potente is it. A great way to impress your clients or significant other! The food is superb and the staff is knowledgeable and attentive to your every need. It is expensive, but you definitely got what you pay for!
Such great food and professional service along with a beautiful venue makes for a wonderful evening!
Our waiter (Will) was very informative and gave great suggestions for food and drinks. We ordered the black truffle spaghetti and the white truffle risotto. Both were to die for. We ordered the espresso martini for our dessert cocktail and by far the best espresso martini we have ever had!
Excellent as always at our favorite Houston restaurant! Love every bite, sip and presentation plus the Cacio Pepe is the worlds best and Potente Gold signature cocktail is delicious. Thanks Valentine and Potente team! ❤️
Potente' may be the best in Houston! Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere.
Excellent food and service!
Excellence! Food, service, ambiance and location were exceptional! 5 stars! I had the beet salad, branzino, truffle spaghetti and 4 cocktails (it was comparable to an old fashioned). Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for the experience!
Food and atmosphere were fantastic.
Great cocktails and wonderful food!!
Food , wine and service was exquisite ! Charming and inviting ambiance . Can’t wait to come back next time I am in town !
Great restaurant with wonderful food, helpful staff and a great location just a short walk from our hotel.
Outstanding food and service. We had the Fruite de mar, l could eat it 3 days a week
We had a wonderful time. The dinner for two could have fed 4. The beef was some of the best tasting that I have had.
Amazing food, best Italian restaurant I’ve been to Houston. Our waiter Nicolas did a great job helping us pick out food and wine.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and it was truly amazing!!! The staff was very detailed in making our experience the best ever. I recommend this place to any and everyone who is looking for great food, service and overall awesome experience!!!!
Always great food and excellent service!
Amazing food and service!
Enjoy Valentine taking care of us when we go!
This is the finest restaurant in Houston right now.
I'm rarely impressed by the most hyped restaurants in Houston, but this one is one of the best restaurants in Houston I've experienced - across the street from MinuteMade Stadium. Unless you can swing it to get in - may be best to avoid it on game day.
But it's worth the experience and the prices are reasonable.
Espectacular lugar. Combina absolutamente todo, impecable servicio, excelente decoración y la comida, un placer para los sentidos. Altamente recomendable
Potente is rated 4.8 stars by 1204 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.