Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca
Recognized as one of Houston's Best Italian Restaurants, Ristorante Cavour features authentic Northern Italian cuisine amid a beautiful and serene setting accented with Murano chandeliers. Savor traditional Italian favorites alongside seasonal house specialties with selections to indulge the most discriminating palate. Experience our premier wine cellar, featuring hundreds of vintages hand-selected from around the world.
From important business lunches to memorable special occasion dinners, Ristorante Cavour offers guests an impeccable dining experience in an intimate and elegant ambiance. Ristorante Cavour is the setting for one of Houston's "Best Brunches" and offers a traditional Afternoon Tea or signature Granduca Tea throughout the year.
Hotel GRANDUCA is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday Only: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea daily by reservation only : 2 pm - 4pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM
Very disappointed with the service.... it was by worst service I’ve had there
The service was excellent. Staff was friendly and attentive. It’s a beautiful restaurant. Food overall was very good. We were disappointed with the pan seared branzini. It was a thin strip and dry.
We stayed at the hotel and loved it. Great service everywhere.
Although there were very few people there besides us, it was right tasty and quiet.
My husband surprised me with reservations for our 35th wedding anniversary. We arrived early and enjoyed a cocktail and small bites in the adjacent lounge area. The cocktails were excellent and the bartender extremely welcoming and accommodating. When it was time for our reservation we moved down the hall to the restaurant. We were greeted by Nancy who was very nice but were surprised that she didn't wish us a happy anniversary since it was specified in our reservation. We were well taken care of until our meal came then the restaurant filled up and we had 3 or 4 different people scurrying by and we never saw Nancy again. We waited forever to try to find someone to bring our check after waiting for someone to offer us dessert, coffee or anything. Finally we flagged down someone and eventually brought us our check albeit another long wait. Never once did they wish us happy anniversary or do anything special....not even bringing the dessert menu. It was kind of a let down in the end. Thank goodness for a good bartender in the lounge. We joined him for an after dinner drink and enjoyed the tail end of a jazz trio in their comfy lounge area.
Cavour is consistently one of the best if not the best restaurant in Houston. The food is amazing, the service is fantastic and the ambiance is perfect for a quiet meal whatever the occasion. Cavour is my "Go To" spot. Jim Badum
Beautiful, lovely and quiet dinner on a Friday night. Truly enjoyed our experience and look forward to another evening in this quaint restaurant.
I love coming to Hotel GranDuca. The experience is amazing, from the moment you pull up to Valet parking, through the whole dining experience, everything is top notch
It was our 50th wedding anniversary, & they made our dinner a very special occasion.
A lovely restaurant for a special occasion. Quiet and elegantly appointed.
Went for Easter Brunch
The mimosas, rack of lamb, fresh oysters and king crab legs to the carving station and omelet station were all just perfect! Service was top notch and very attentive. Fantastic.
The food was ok. Was looking forward to
This restaurant has changed chefs several times. The one they have currently is excellent. The menu has an Italian flair with suitable variety, and the wine list is top notch. Great romantic setting and superb service! Wonderful evening all around.
Intimate setting. Good overall but not superb. Will revisit in the future
Very nice romantic restaurant
Love this place and the service is excellent
The ambiance, service, and food were "5 Star"!
Special thanks to Raul, Noor, Jorge, and Oscar.
Beautiful setting as usual
This entire hotel is a hidden gem here in Houston. From the moment my wife and I arrived we were blown away. Never met a staff so friendly and welcoming. The decor inside the restaurant was one of a kind. The food was delicious and exquisite and the service was immaculate. All the servers at dinner were very knowledgeable and we loved their recommendations. They made our evening one to remember. We will definitely be returning again soon.
Our waitress was fantastic. We enjoyed the intimacy of the space and the ability to enjoy our conversation without a lot of competing noise. And the food was exceptional. We plan on returning.
Our waitress disappeared - no coffee refills, we had to chase a busboy for our check... Disappointing experience.
The food and service here are impeccable! Every dish is freshly prepared, and the service is always attentive, and welcoming. We came for Sunday Brunch, which is always wonderful.
Service & food great, smaller menu. It was very, very quiet in the restaurant. Ambiance felt like you were in Venice or Florence. Beautiful interior.
Read how great this spot is in Houston mag so gave it a try, really disappointing. The octopus appetizer was so chewy it was practically inedible. We had 2 fish dishes, just ok, definitely not worth the price & I wouldn’t return.
A special place, remind me of a place a favorite restaurant in Tuscany. Excellent ambiance, great food. Nancy was our server, she was efficient, friendly and welcoming. They definitely made our wedding anniversary celebration memorable.
We dine at Ristorante Cavour whenever we stay at the Hotel Granduca. In the past, depending on the chef, the food has been hit or miss. But recently they have been spot on excellent! My husband and I had an amazing, delicious dinner. So happy this restaurant has gotten it's groove back. From appetizers to dessert the meal was both beautifully presented and delicious. I savored every bite! Thank you to the staff for a wonderful evening :)
Absolutely wonderful service and ambiance, and the food was delicious! We yearn for good Italian in the Dallas area and this hit the spot! Beautiful candlelit room, very romantic.
fantastic place , great staff and food! would recommend for any romantic occasion.
Very small, no music, over loud guests on another table ruined the atmosphere. Requested music which was not provided. No male waiters only girls who were adequate but not very professional. We were staying at the hotel where we have several times. Would not go there again. Should have gone to Etoile across the street!!!!!
My wife and I have eaten at Cavour 20 times over the past 5 years or so and we have spent around $4,000. The ambiance is lovely: carpet, tablecloths, tables reasonably spaced. It is generally pleasantly quiet. The do play recorded music but it's not dreadful and is low in volume.
The food always has varied from very good to excellent. Sadly our last meal was dreadful. We each had crab cakes which were dry and were served with a very spicy mustard which did not pair well with relatively delicate crab meat. I had branzino which was served over a mountain of mashed potatoes and she had flounder that was served with too many fingerling potatoes and pickled artichokes which did not suit the flounder. Both dishes were smothered in uninteresting sauces.
We were so disappointed in our meal that I tried to call the manager of the Hotel Granduca the next day to describe our experience. I left a message but 24 hours later there has been no response. Hence, this bad review. I don't think that we will return unless we hear that there is a new chef.
Treating my 85 year old Mom to your lovely food, service, and ambience
This occasion was our 47th anniversary. We always like the quality of the food and atmosphere at Ristorante Cavour. It is definitely one of the most quiet, romantic places in Houston. Our food was done very nicely and the service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. They gave us a complimentary strawberry coulis panna cotta for dessert in recognition of our anniversary. This may become our anniversary go to place.
Very nice place for a romantic dinner date. Quiet and great decor. The food was somewhat lacking. There is better Italian food in Houston.
The service was so bad I couldn't even focus on the food.
really a let down from my last visit . almost sat myself to begin with- steaks were terrible - left over half of each entrée
This place never disappoints!
The food is always wonderful and the service is first class.
What I love about Cavour is that the ambience is elegant and yet not stuffy, and it is NOT noisy! We are always able to have a lovely conversation without having to shout.
It is a gem indeed..
Excellent food, Excellenr Staff! Live the Sunday brunch-nice selections, especially if you like fresh seafood or pasta. The food is always Beautifully arranged, and offers a nice variety. A super-attentive staff ensures that the food/buffet is amply supplied, and that the food area is inviting.
Everything was great except the noise. The staff was especially gracious by serving us proseco while we waited for our table.
However, the was a large birthday group at the other end. They were having a very good time to the extent their noise prevented us from having much of a conversation.
Next time I will call before we leave for the restaurant to learn if there's a large group. If so, I'll ask for another room or cancel.
The restaurant is very nice and the staff is friendly. The original waitress we had was hard to understand and she did not understand us either. The Spaghetti ametricana style was sub par. The pasta was over cooked and the sauce was somewhat flavorless. The dessert was great and so was the ensalta caprese.