Vinoteca Poscol

4.7
244 reviews
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$30 and under
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Poscol opened in April of 2009, by world-renowned Chef Marco Wiles. Named after the street in Chef Marco's home town in Italy, Poscolle translates into "after the hill" and now marks the third latest restaurant to be opened by the Wiles Restaurant Group. With the focus on it's Italian wine selections and small Italian bites, it is consdered a typical wine bar that can be found on the streets of Venice.
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D
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been twice and have been very impressed both times. The food is not overly complicated, but there are nuances that separate and elevate the dishes over similarly cooked things at other restaurants. Service was very attentive and prices reasonable.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Honestly - the should be trained NEVER to clear a plate until everyone at the table is finished, unless a patron asks. This is standard practice at good restaurants. It is so rude to start clearing the table when someone is still eating. It ruins the conversation flow and put the people still eating under pressure. Train the staff to do things the proper way.

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IZ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Service, food, and wine were exceptional as usual. Dining room was so loud we could barely hear each other. Yes there was a loud table of young women but they were far from us and even when they were quiet, the room was too noisy. I wish they would open the upstairs during the week since it’d mitigate the noise level. I see they put acoustic tile on the ceiling but it doesn’t help. This is the third time I’ve been with friends and we’ve had to scream at each other to hear one another. I won’t be back during the week. It’s just not a good experience even though the food is to die for. The chairs are very uncomfortable as well. Maybe sit at the bar where it’s less noisy but that’s not the same... oh well. Same issue with Dolce Vita down the street so I guess Marco doesn’t care, know, or know what to do, I dunno. Peccato...

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t
Houston
86 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable. Always good. Fish cooked perfectly. The charcuterie was fantastic, obviously deli quality, not something you get from a grocery store. They make their own bresaola. We love Poscol's.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a lot of flavor; intimate setting for a romantic date night

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d
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Thought that food was a little overpriced. Wasn't happy with the young waitperson. He seemed to have a problem when I asked him to clean the table between the salad and the entree.
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SA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Neighborhood essential. Highly recommend! Foods great and the ambiance is very cozy. Always a great eclectic crowd.

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K
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have always enjoyed meals at Poscol, the food is akways amazing and service great. Such a treat- we took my mom in kaw for her bday, she loved everything !

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P
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my favorite trattoria in Houston and for anyone we invite it immediately becomes theirs. Poscol is also a salumeria with a delicious variety of dry meats and cheeses, just writing about it makes me crave for it. Poscol is my little piece of Italy in Houston.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Favorite in the neighborhood

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MW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love our meals here and last night was no exception!

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h
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Wonderful service and food!!

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FD
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good,always friendly

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food reasonable prices get service

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Poscol never disappoints! I have eaten here numerous times over the past 10 years, and the food and service are consistently excellent. One of my very favorite restaurants in Houston.

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely incredible experience!
The menu options were perfect; plenty to choose from but not overwhelming.
The noise level was a bit intense but it did not take away from the great time my wife and I had. We will definitely return.

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DL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are soooo many tasty treats on the menu. And it's very affordable for the quality. Love the comfy atmosphere. Service is super! It's our favorite restaurant in Houston.

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P
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited Vinoteca Poscol for our anniversary.
small and quiet, it was just what we were looking for for this occasion.
every food item we ordered was beautiful and delicious.
service was attentive, friendly, and excellent.
prices were very, very reasonable ... i would say quite the bargain for the quality.
we definitely enjoyed our visit and will happily return.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Every plate we ordered was delicious. The pheasant pasta was absolutely spectacular. We will be back.

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JR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfectly cozy place for a great get together with friends. Amazing food, great service, and a very elevated menu with a truly down-to-earth vibe.

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RK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Consistently delicious! We've been numerous times with each time exceeding our expectations!

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DB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the meat and cheese plate, great wine. Food was just ok. Prosciutto shrimp were over cooked, artichokes were bland. Will order different next time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great romantic and easy dining experience w gluten free options that are hard to come by w Italian.

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SM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special find and one I will visit often when in Houston! I had the pheasant with pasta and it was unbelievable!

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CV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

AS always delicious but a bit disappointing because they didn't have the tagliatelle which is why I come to Poscol for

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t
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first time in their new location. The bread to start off with is still the same, and the best in the business. Lucky for me, the rest of their menu too continues to be well above par. On wine their markup should be a little less (IMOH), but the choices are OK. Although I am always hoping they go for smaller and organic/natural producers rather than the factory wines, when they choose their dolcettos, barberas, and barolos.

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a hidden gem. The food was fantastic
The staff was incredible
It’s a must go to

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WJ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, great wine list. Lots of small plates to be able to share! We had some nice meat selections and then did some of the small plates, calamari, pheasant with pasta (AMAZING), and polenta with mortadella. It was all super yummy. And the service was some of the best I have had in Houston. Very attentive, polite and offered suggestions that were delicious and not the most expensive things on the menu. Oh, and it was NYE! It was great!

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NK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Wonderful service! Awesome place overall!!

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OT
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Convenient location in the heart of Montrose. Ambiance was very comfortable and nice.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family meal with my parents and in-laws

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Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They placed us at the door which I thought was a little inconvenient but other than that, the service was amazing and very attentive. I wasn’t that impressed with the food especially their flatbread but their cocktails were really good.

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Y
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely, we will be back. We just happened upon Vinoteca. Driving in the area, we opened up Open table to find something nearby and gave it a try. So happy we did. Reminded us of our trip to Tuscany. All the food was fresh and well presented. The only thing we weren’t sure of was how much to order. Know that the bruschetta is larger than you get at most restaurants. They use a full slice of Italian bread and load it up. Marvelous. We had the bruschetta w avocado and the one w peppers. I also had the roasted carrots salad. Yummy. The beets vegetable plate was super w the hazelnuts. We all shared our dishes. That’s the kind of place this is. If you don’t like to share this might not be your kind of place. We don’t eat off each other’s plates but when it’s good food we share bites. I loved how the waitstaff seemed to share duties at all the tables. We had a primary waiter but it never matter who you talked to, it was a team effort to make sure we had everything we needed. Their work looked effortless.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

So many good reviews, but not our experience. Food was just OK. Very few protein options and a somewhat limited menu. Service and ambiance were OK, but we won’t be returning. There’s better food and value nearby.

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to this place for years; love the food and the service. From small bites to huge meals, it was always a good choice.

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LS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very tight seating area, limited meat selections other than charcuterie. Service was polite but slow. Bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer was fantastic, as was the pappardelle ragù.

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A
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go it’s very good and service is always very good

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KK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & ambiance -

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GI
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poscol never disappoints. The food is delicious. The service is wonderful. We always order off the specials chalkboard.

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t
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Everything we had was delicious. Bolognese
Salad and flatbread. Spot on. Our waiter was very accommodating and it was a great place to go for a quick bite late on a Sunday night. And reasonable too! We will be back--

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