Vinoteca Poscol

4.8
230 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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MH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 10, 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 10, 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 3, 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 31, 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 24, 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 21, 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 9, 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 January 1, 2019
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 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Wonderful service! Awesome place overall!!

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OT
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on December 24, 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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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family meal with my parents and in-laws

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Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 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 10, 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 9, 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
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 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
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 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 December 1, 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 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & ambiance -

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GI
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 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 12, 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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w
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday at Vinoteca Poscol with a few friends and had a great experience. The food was excellent and came out very quickly. For four people we ordered the “grilled cheese” (delicious), a bruschetta, a salad, the polenta with salami, a flatbread and two pastas. The baked tagliolini béchamel pasta was the real standout. Can’t wait to go back again!

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TS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at this restaurant - going every other month. We usually sit at the high top tables or at the bar. Good service. Love the small servings. Always delicious.

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VG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Extremely noisy. Food was good but dinner experience was ruined by small kids (less than 3 years-old) crying. Service OK but in autopilot. Very impersonal. High tables not very comfortable for eating. Upstairs feels disconnected from downstairs. Dissapointed. I might go back in a year from now.

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LC
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food worthy of being associated with Chef Marco Wiles of DaMarco fame. Small plates allow you to sample a variety. Very good options on wine list. It is a bit cramped and tables are small because it is in an older house on lower Westheimer. But to be in a low key environ like this and get the quality and value they’re serving, its a good spot for foodies.

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B
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service

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BH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Vinoteca Poscol on several occasions over the past few months and have found it fabulous on each visit. The variety of small plates and entrees is impressive at a very reasonable price. The "vino" in Vinoteca is outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance!

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V
Greensboro
66 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food (small plates). Large selection with a very unique taste. Very large and unusual wine list with a very broad price range. Had a great evening and at a very reasonable price. The place was "energetic" as far as sound goes but this maybe a function of your neighbors. It was a bit too noisy to have a reasonable conversation.

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RE
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was too oily but ambience and service were quite good.

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KS
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good restaurant; excellent service by our waitstaff and the staff in general. Knowledgeable about their menu and offered fresh daily specials. Our pastas, risotto and salmon were excellent.

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CV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep going back to Poscol as it never dissapinta. Always excellent food AND service

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was only my second time there. The first time I went with my daughter and loved it! This time, the waitresses were outstanding but before everyone at the table finished their meal the busboy started to frantically to clear table. I doubt the waitresses would have allowed this had they known. The rule is: Never clear a dish until everyone is done, unless the patron asks.
Food is very good. Donuts are to die for. Pastas a bit too cheesy so ask for less cheese if you think that will be a problem.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good pasta but nothing special. Salad, octopus and flatbread was all very average.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was absolutely delicious. We were one of three tables on a Saturday evening, so I would say the restaurant is underrated. Great price point for excellent food - love the charcuterie selection and the Bolognese is delicious!

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