Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca

4.4
603 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
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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Phone number
(713) 418-1104
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Maurizio Ferrarese
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Post Oak Blvd.
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Parking details
On-site complimentary valet parking available.
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Entertainment
Pianist from Wednesday to Saturday evenings between 5pm and 8pm. Jazz band every Saturdays between 7pm and 10pm and a Pianist during Sunday Brunch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Mon - Fri 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM

What 603 People Are Saying
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Houston
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

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

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Houston
19 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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Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 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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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed with the service.... it was by worst service I’ve had there

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although there were very few people there besides us, it was right tasty and quiet.

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Houston
107 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, lovely and quiet dinner on a Friday night. Truly enjoyed our experience and look forward to another evening in this quaint restaurant.

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KL
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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s
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our 50th wedding anniversary, & they made our dinner a very special occasion.

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g
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant for a special occasion. Quiet and elegantly appointed.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SA
San Antonio
45 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was ok. Was looking forward to

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Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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MR
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Intimate setting. Good overall but not superb. Will revisit in the future

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SC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice romantic restaurant

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LO
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and the service is excellent

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, service, and food were "5 Star"!

Special thanks to Raul, Noor, Jorge, and Oscar.

Ms. Mable

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Amarillo
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting as usual

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Houston
53 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Our waitress disappeared - no coffee refills, we had to chase a busboy for our check... Disappointing experience.

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening.

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Houston
100 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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m
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service & food great, smaller menu. It was very, very quiet in the restaurant. Ambiance felt like you were in Venice or Florence. Beautiful interior.

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Houston
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

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Houston
149 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante

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Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 :)

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic place , great staff and food! would recommend for any romantic occasion.

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MK
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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!!!!!

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Houston
64 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

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.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treating my 85 year old Mom to your lovely food, service, and ambience

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Houston
330 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for a romantic dinner date. Quiet and great decor. The food was somewhat lacking. There is better Italian food in Houston.

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was so bad I couldn't even focus on the food.
Negative stars!

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Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

really a let down from my last visit . almost sat myself to begin with- steaks were terrible - left over half of each entrée

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