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About Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca

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.

1080 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Post Oak Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 418-1104

Website:
http://www.granducahouston.com/

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.

Parking Details:
On-site complimentary valet parking available.

Executive Chef:
Enrico Glaudo

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

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Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (8)
Good for a Date (6)
Special Occasion (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 26, 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 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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vip
 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·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 :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·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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vip
 (Houston)·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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 6, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 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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vip
 (Houston)·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..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·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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vip
 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·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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vip
 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Great service, awesome appetizers, felt really comfortable

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Very disappointed in new menu. What use to be a great place for Sunday brunch is now not recommended as a place to go. The cost per person is less and so is the quality of food. We will not return unless the menu is improved or reverts back to the previous style menu. Will not recommend to anyone.

Steve Redd

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 30, 2017

I found this visit rather disappointing. I thought the food lacked flair although my companion was quite happy with her flounder.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Always a favorite of mine. Can count on great service and great food. This restaurant is an upscale gem

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Have taken advantage of their BYOB and corkage policy on wine probably a dozen times before and even quite recently. Was extremely disappointed to learn upon arrival that they have no such corkage policy. Either the Matre 'D was ill-informed, rude, or stupid. He said this would be the last time they would accommodate us. Very disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Best Brunch value in town!
the buffet is rich and varied and the classic brunch entrees are the perfect size.
Dessert tables many options that are very very good...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Wonderful as always. Most romantic restaurant in town.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines Dinner very disappointing. Reservations at 6:45 not out till 10:00.
Food cold. Don't plan to go back. However, manager called and offered a free meal. Haven't decided to take him up on it.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Beautiful space and decor. Service attentive.
Menu is limited. Wine list and prices excellent.
The menu needs to be refreshed. It has been the exact same for two years.
Love everything about the restaurant service and decor.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Small restaurant in hotel. Food was very good, price level was what I'd expect for the location (Galleria etc). We had our anniversary staycation at the hotel and spent the night. This was on a Friday. First I noted in our reservation that it was our anniversary -- the hostess wanted to seat us at the table next to the kitchen entrance. Thanks, but no thanks. Really, folks? This is hardly what I'd expect from this establishment. Maybe more fitting of a Heights hipster place but not here. Then the waitress; felt bad because she was obviously brand new to waitressing (asked how we wanted the duck cooked, never refilled water glasses, didn't clean crumbs from tablecloth etc). Food was good but overall disappointing dinner experience. Suggest you use non prime times to train your staff. Too much competition in this town to give this one another shot. Sorry.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 23, 2017

This is a very quaint and upscale restaurant. The food is fantastic as well as the service.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Outstanding Value
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Great for holiday brunches. Their regular Sunday brunch are good as well but nowhere near as elaborate as their special holiday ones. The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a nice brunch with family. We are planning to try the Afternoon Tea service that they offer one weekend.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Absolutely beautiful & romantic spot. Impeccable service and great food.
Love this place

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Wow, wonderful dinner......maybe the best one we've experienced at Ristorante Cavour. My husband started with the bib lettuce with fresh blue crab, tomato, avocado with a lovely lemon dressing. I had the burrata and tomato appetizer with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. My husband had the veal medallions with the most awesome whipped potatoes. I had a wonderful filet mignon with potato fingerlings and grilled asparagus. For dessert we split a panna cotta with strawberry coulis......probably the best panna cotta I've ever eaten. Service was fantastic as well. Can't wait for the new menu starting in January. It's got some of the oldie but goodie items back on it. YUMMO!!! :)

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Buffet needs big improvement. Service was polite. However, servers need to be more knowledgeable and accommodating.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We had lovely service from our waitress. The food, however, was terrible. The linguini had zero flavor to the little sauce that was on it. The pea risotto was bland yet the scallops were good. The meat and cheese tray appetizer .. the meats were good but it only had two pieces of cheese.

We will not be back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2016

I expected the best of everything since that is what this venue claims to be. The waiter seemed lethargic and ambivalent and not very knowledgeable about the most basic wine question regarding an unoaked chardonnay. The food was OK but not exceptional. The first thing the valet said was, "You came in the wrong way." I didn't notice any signs and there was only one other car coming into the driveway from the other direction so it wasn't like I had caused a traffic jam. Not a very welcoming reception. Underwhelming and expensive.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Most delicious Italian food in the city.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2016

The service was perfect and the food was delicious. My wife was disappointed that the desserts did not include the traditional pumpkin pie and a red velvet cake, as in prior meals.

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