Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca

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639 reviews
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Romantic, Elegant, Intimate, and Authentic 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.
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Mon - Fri 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM

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London
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Ferrarese has transformed this restaurant in one with the best Italian food in town. The secret is out.
The service beyond perfect and the food and wine cellar are outstanding.
What a joy to have a place like this in the heart of town.
We will be back many times.

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was not made clear in ads nor when being seated that the Mothers Day Brunch
was Buffet.

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OT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and service! This evening, I had the seared scallops with crispy prosciutto and braised cauliflower. The scallops were wonderful, firm and full of flavor; and the crispy, smoky prosciutto was a nice accompaniment. Also enjoyed a creamy burrata and tomato salad as a starter. The portions aren’t overly large, but always expertly prepared and presented.

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N
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a good experience. However at the beginning of the event the staff was confused about the table seating. This was rectified and the rest of the lunch celebration event was wonderful.

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HA
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have come here several times before including for larger events which we hosted there and again the quality of the food is always excellent, the atmosphere is quaint, sophisticated and very European.
We have come with high expectations and have yet to be disappointed,

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best choice for a quiet business lunch with lots of amazing and healthy choices! The service was amazing. We sat outside and the ambiance could not have been better.

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! Service superb!

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OT
London
43 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner ! The Chef came to the table and explained all the dishes he prepared for our anniversary
Now my sister is coming back for her birthday...
This is the best restaurant experience in Houston!

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i
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, service and atmosphere. Quiet enough to have a conversation without yelling. will go back for sure.

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DL
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!!! The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was excellent. We will definitely be returning for another Sunday buffet and I will be telling all my friends about our experience. We had a private dining room and could hear the piano player in the background. The surroundings, atmosphere, furniture, fresh flowers, comfortable chairs and beautiful table settings were delightful. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and the food presentation is amazing. The omelette bar/pasta bar is a favorite and the mini desserts are delicious!!! Also the seafood is fresh and well prepared. I love the crab legs and shrimp. The view we had overlooked the swimming pool. You definitely don't feel like you're in the middle of Houston with the beautiful landscape and quiet atmosphere. The staff checked on us often and were extremely attentive. It was a gorgeous day and we stayed for hours enjoying the entire experience.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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KS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world charm with delicious food and great service.

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OT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Brunch here is always outstanding. More intimate than most, as it is inside this boutique hotel; but the food and variety is always excellent and fresh. A nice mixture of hot and cold, meat, seafood and vegetable entrees means that there’s something for everyone. Also there is a nice mix of ‘individual-size’ servings to the the self-serve options.
The wait staff is also excellent and attentive, without being overly bearing. Persons are greeted by name, always a nice touch.

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante Cavour is my favourite Italian restaurant in Houston. Outstanding atmosphere and impeccable service. It is not "just dining" but having a sensorial and emotional experience. Acquerello Risotto and Tiramisu are amazing: creamy and elegant. The wine list offers a wide selection from all over the world. Thank to the Room Manager and the Chef we lived an unforgettable evening.

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AA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice, quiet romantic meal. Only rated 4 stars, because we didn't really enjoy our wine selection (I'd rate the bottle we ordered 3 stars), otherwise food, service, and ambiance were very good. Also, we were dining with our 21 month old toddler, and I'd say the service was family friendly.

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OT
London
43 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A girls lunch that turned into a 2 hours chat session... we had the best meal and could not stop admiring the dish presentations at our table and those around us.
We met the Chef who came out to greet us and prepared an amazing meal.
This is not the first time we lunched at Cavour, and we will come back many more times with more girlfriends. It is the perfect place elegant but not intimidating .
Service is attentive and discreet at the same time.
I think it will become my “go-to” place from now on.

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MI
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the two Valentines Day entree choices. The Beef was excellent.
The seafood dish actually lacked seafood.
Disappointing considering the cost. Could have been so much better. Was like a paella without the seafood. Mmmmmm

Love the place. Very comfortable and low noise level to talk. Third time to come.
Will be back.

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MB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

It was Valentine’s Day but that was no excuse... the service was slow food beef cool and the taste was good
They did not ask how we liked it cooked
The asparagus says was pretty much not existent
We had two desserts for four people
They were NOT busy.... when they brought our bill they had charged us with an extra meal!!
They took it off but we were all over our experience at a ‘nice’ restaurant
The place is beautiful

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OT
London
43 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another winning meal at Cavour!
The new menu is so sophisticated and yet authentic.
Chef Ferrarese has been creating some magic in the kitchen, and we are so happy we can experience it at Hotel Granduca.
The best Risotto in town!

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WU
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening beginning with cocktails and music in the lounge. New menu from the new chef was excellent. Attentive service. Quiet atmosphere. European ambiance.

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was attentive, professional and friendly. Food was served promptly as ordered. Table beverages and bread were continually services without request by my guests and me. Facility is very accessible and valets returned vehicles without delay to my guests and me. My guests were appreciative of being introduced to the restaurant.

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OT
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service food and ambiance

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FC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Disappointing for a 5 star hotel. The breakfast was good but pricey.

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B
Orange County
233 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ristorante Cavour offers a genuine fine dining experience. The ambiance and decor of the restaurant in the Hotel Granduca are excellent. The service from the doorman, receptionist and servers was excellent. The chicken and pork roast were flavorful and well prepared. Highly recommended.

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EF
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service are nothing short of excellent. The food was great, the wine list esoteric.

It may be the best spot in town for having a quiet, relaxing evening - something hard to find in modern day Houston. It never disappoints.

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l
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite Houston restaurant. Excellent food, impeccable service, quiet and good conversation, Elegant interior.

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SB
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food is always amazing - fresh, organic, tasty.

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WW
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice Christmas Brunch. Great service overall. We had reservations and the lady who checked us in hardly acknowledged us and tried to sit us on patio. Another front employee intervened in her own and sat us in front room.

Tons of good. Great variety.

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R
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Christmas buffet.

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JD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Some servers did not speak even one word of English, and could not respond to questions or requests.

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D
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Elegant, civilized restaurant with wide choices of food. Service was a little slow, however.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We visit this restaurant about 4 times per year. We love the ambience and service. This time the service was a little slow and there were traditional items missing from the brunch buffet also the buffet was not labeled sufficiently. Perhaps it was a busy time due to their preparations for tea service which is wonderful as well.

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H
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific

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MB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The fish was good The one pasta was not enjoyable....
The service was very slow... We were the first in the restaurant that evening, another table came later and they took their order first and they got their food first

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SW
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had dinner with a friend here. it was a lot of older people ( me and my friend are 33 ). the service was great as well as the food. the food presentation was good and the taste was even better. you can valet your car for free too once you get the receptionist to stamp your ticket. it was a nice, elegant place.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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A
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant all the time except this time my salmon was way over cooked.

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SB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was everything. Just wish there were more options to fuel my body!

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l
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Everyone remembered it was our anniversary. Delicious food.

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SC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Les recomiendo este restaurant, no lo conocía hasta ahora , ambiente agradable y buena comida. Se pasa una buena velada.

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