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.
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.
Ask Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese for a special dinner celebration or to create a specific authentic Italian dish that you can not find here in Houston!!!
Hotel GRANDUCA is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.
Book your next event with us
Instantly increase your points with dining rewards
See availability for bonus point tables
Mon - Fri 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM
Chef Ferrarese outdid himself with the best Risotto we have eaten in Houston. He should know , he is from the Piedmont region.
Our Branzino was spectacular as well... a wonderful meal for everyone!
A fabulous experience from start to finish!! Cocktails at the piano bar, before dinner, is a must! Great singer and piano player are awesome at the piano bar. Dinner is absolutely fantastic! It’s an experience that makes you feel as if you have traveled to Italy and dining outI
A magical evening!
We have dined here many times. The restaurant is going through yet another management change. However the new restaurant manager is quite good. The food was outstanding but the wine list not. Said to get an overhaul which is needed. Few great selections and some are severely over priced.
Late Valentine night, sat with dirty table waiting for 10 minutes. Then a completely unsynchronized experience with the 3-course dinner, had to ask for a menu, ask for wine-list and at an overpriced rate for a dinner experience, I could have better at my house. Absolutely nothing special, just pure average food, wine, and service. There are better places in Houston to spend $300 for 2 persons.
Excellent Valentines Menu, great atmosphere, excellent service.
Honestly, I don't know where to begin. I searched OpenTable for a great restaurant to try for Valentine's day and came across Ristorante Cavour and Bloom and Bee and brought them to my partner for review. After we reviewed the pre-fixed (and pricey) menus of each, we landed on Ristorante Cavour, intrigued by the promises of canapes, prosecco, and lobster. Alas, the day arrives for our reservation and we save our appetites and arrive hungry, anxiously awaiting an elegant and tasty meal. To our dismay, we arrive to a very traditionally fancy looking restaurant.. but that was pretty much the only thing it had going for it. The lights were bright and all the way up, the place was cramped, the chairs horribly uncomfortable, the crowd extremely judgemental, and there was 0 music. We are seated and waited a good 20 mins to even be asked if we would like something to drink, which we graciously accepted. We wait another 15 minutes until we receive our microscopic canapes.. a tiny bowl (think salt bowl) with a *taste* of some sort of paste/broth. We order our pre-fixed choices and I got the lobster "salad" appetizer and it was *awful*. Not only was the portion about 2oz, but the lobster tasted dirty, like it came from murky water. It wasn't properly cleaned and by salad, they really mean 5 pieces of assorted microgreens on the side. The veal was perfectly cooked, fell off the bone, and the chef really came after my heart with the marrow. On comes the dessert-- It was as if the chef just threw together everything. The flavors were a mishmash of things that didn't go together, surrounding what tasted like an overly-chewy store bought brownie topped with what tasted like canned frosting and garnished with a flower. I didn't finish it. We left hungry, unsatisfied, not feeling the Valentine's spirit, and feeling swindled out of $240 and promptly drove to buy tacos in hopes of salvaging the night. Overall, the food, ambiance, and service were not up to par. Will not be returning.
We had the ravioli and the ossobuco. They were both delicious!! Just the right portion size. And the service was impeccable! Will definitely be returning.
Service was poor, had to ask for plates to be removed from our table, had to ask for silverware, and ask for water, coffee, never received the Mamosa’s that we supposed to be part of the meal. Quality of the Buffet was nowhere near what we were expecting based on prior experiences. Pianist played so loud we couldn’t have normal conversations.
Sylvain, Chef Mauricio änd Angela were outstanding. My wife has severe allergies and all our issues were accommodated perfectly. An extremely enjoyable and safe evening!! Huge kudos to all the staff at a beautiful venue
We love the place the menu I feel would be better with pasta with meat selections also... a little more diverse menu for normal taste buds
The food was such a disappointment. It used to be wonderful. Things were plated beautifully, looked delicious & had no taste. Hot food not hot enough & appetizers not quite cold enough. There was lovely oyster with caviar ...not very cold & totally no taste. It’s like under seasoned or something. Been there twice lately. Don’t think there will be a third visit.
We had Christmas Brunch, and it was delicious. The lobster tail and caviar were a big hit for most of the guests. My only wish is that the desserts were tastier this time. I remember the Christmas Brunch a few years ago had a beautiful large Yule Log cake that was so fresh and moist. This time, it was very small, cold, and dry. The service from valet to wait staff to management was outstanding. Everyone was extremely attentive. We will definitely return next year!
We love the Sunday Brunch here. Everything is fresh, and there is always a wonderful section of traditional breakfast/Brunch items along with fresh seafood, fruit; and special entrees like today’s sea bass, seafood stew, even tomato basil soup! Service is attentive and courteous, even with the valet service as you enter. A favorite spot!
As always, superior service and excellent selection of food. Added bonus was complimentary picture taking.
The setting is gorgeous. Loved the little bar with a singer, but too crowded until late. I would have given this place excellent ratings, but the service was incredibly slow, though there only two other dining tables filled when we walked into the dining room. Finally had to get up and go to the bar to get a cocktail to bring back . Inexplicable, and no acknowledgment of the glacial speed by staff. The hostess was lovely.
I love elegance, but I also expect food and drink! Have been to the Hotel Granduca in Austin, and did not have this problem there.
Our eggs were cold, cold, cold. First time bad food experience at Ristorante Cavour.
Highly recommend for Sunday Brunch
It was perfect for a nice quiet business breakfast. Food and service were excellent, and the beautiful quiet environment was just what we needed.
Food was great. Service and chef were great. Atmosphere was grest.
Birthday brunch for my husband
Dear Anonymous Thank you very much for review following your recent visit. I see that you not fully enjoyed your experience of our brunch. Please feel free contact me directly if I can be in assistance. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back. Warmest regards, Jarek Sawicki Food and Beverage Manager
Quiet, excellent service and food!
Dear Garners Thank you very much for your kind review following your recent visit of Cavour Restaurant. I was thrilled to hear that you had excellent and enjoyable time. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back very soon. Warmest regards, Jarek Sawicki Food and Beverage Manager
This restaurant is no longer worth the money to eat here. The quality, and selection of food here is
not worth waisting your time, and money. The mimosas had little to no champagne in them, and made in the back instead of at the table like in the past. The server spilled the mimosas over my eating area and made no attempt to clean up the mess he maid. This is not what I expect from a five star restaurant.
The Eggs Benedict was over cooked, and the ham was so salty it was inedible.
Save your time and money and go somewhere else.
Dear Theo, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback Your constructive feedback is very much appreciated, and I will personally look into the points of criticism which we are taking very seriously and as an opportunity to work on perfecting the services and products we offer to our guests I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future, please feel free to reach out to me directly if I can assist in anyway Sincerely Jarek Sawicki Food and Beverage Manager
Amazing brunch choices! it is well worth the price.
Live music, great buffet, complementary mimosas or prosecco.
Server need to pay close attention to table such as when customers finish eating plates should be removed not wait till customers waved over. Also, bread brought up to table was burned and should not have happened at this type of restaurant.
Always exceptional service. The Chef is spot on for Northern Italian cuisine. Love Cavour!
Cavour is a perhaps the only true European style restaurant in the city. The dining room is small to give that feel of so many restaurants in Europe. The food is very good and the service is exemplary!
Warm wine, tasteless risotto, Americanized tiramisu served with soup spoons (!). Cavour is not what it used to be.
Always great food and service and ambience!
Nice quiet bar and restaurant. The bartenders, waiters, and sommelier are top notch. Then there is the food. Branzino rates with any fine restaurant in the world. Highly recommended.
Perfect in every way!
The setting is exquisite, the service flawless and the food is amazing.
Yes, this place needs to be experienced by foodies and wine connoisseurs
Welcoming Staff , great food and presentation, beautiful atmosphere!
Planning on returning this week , bring friends to enjoy the experience!
Fantastic! My wife wants to go back once a week ! I will oblige.
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.
It was not made clear in ads nor when being seated that the Mothers Day Brunch
My favorite for a laidback Sunday brunch
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.
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.
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,
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.
Beautiful restaurant! Service superb!