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Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca

4.3
586 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Romantic (7)
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  • Good for Anniversaries (6)
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
Enrico Glaudo
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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.
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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 586 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very nice romantic restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Love this place and the service is excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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

Ms. Mable

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vipOpenTable Diner (Amarillo)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful setting as usual

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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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vipellen (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing evening.

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vipDineout5 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vipEdith (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Ristorante

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PatekGirl (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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vipMikeK (Houston)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

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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vipAesop (Houston)
1.0  Dined on September 18, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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vipgourmay (Houston)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

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

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viptraveler (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

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..

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vipDineout5 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

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vipRICHARDR (Houston)
3.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

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vipDiscoverer (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

Thank goodness for Ristorante Cavour! It's my "go-to" place for delicious food in QUIET surroundings. I can actually have a conversation there without having to yell. Food is great; service is impeccable; and the restaurant is lovely and serene. It's a great place for a relaxing, rejuvenating, civilized meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

The old brunch was much better...this was overpriced, boring breakfast hotel food. Bring the old brunch back...

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vipDiscoverer (Houston)
4.0  Dined on May 15, 2017

Lovely, quiet restaurant with very good food and superb service. I have been to Ristorante Cavour 4 times and will go back happily. It's extremely pleasant to find a restaurant that combines good food in a quiet setting so that I am able to carry on a conversation without having to yell. The lovely ambiance is enjoyable and noteworthy in this town that has many restaurants that assault the ear.

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