Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca

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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.

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.
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Mon - Fri 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM

What 654 People Are Saying
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Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

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.

A
Denver
69 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our eggs were cold, cold, cold. First time bad food experience at Ristorante Cavour.

FF
Houston
124 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect for a nice quiet business breakfast. Food and service were excellent, and the beautiful quiet environment was just what we needed.

PH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service and chef were great. Atmosphere was grest.

OT
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday brunch for my husband

Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca
Responded on September 11, 2019

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

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g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, excellent service and food!

Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca
Responded on September 7, 2019

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

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TH
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

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.

Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca
Responded on September 7, 2019

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

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OT
London
44 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch choices! it is well worth the price.
Live music, great buffet, complementary mimosas or prosecco.

DT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

B
Amarillo
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional service. The Chef is spot on for Northern Italian cuisine. Love Cavour!

WS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Warm wine, tasteless risotto, Americanized tiramisu served with soup spoons (!). Cavour is not what it used to be.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service and ambience!

D
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
London
45 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
London
45 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

TB
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

OT
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

N
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

HA
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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,

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Service superb!

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OT
London
45 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

i
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

DL
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

KS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world charm with delicious food and great service.

OT
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

DG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

OT
London
45 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MI
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

MB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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

OT
London
45 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

WU
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service food and ambiance

FC
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

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

B
Orange County
236 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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