Below is a list of the top and leading Italian Restaurants in Houston. To help you find the best Italian Restaurants located near you in Houston, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Houston’s Best Italian Restaurants:
The top rated Italian Restaurants in Houston, TX are:
- Perbacco – serve great authentic Italian food
- Sorrento Ristorante – is placed in the center of the Montrose area
- Cavatore – wished to put something in its restaurant
- Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino – specializing in small plates of hot and cold antipasti
- Maggiano’s Little Italy – make people feel special
Perbacco is a rare gem found right in the heart of the theater district in downtown Houston. They serve great authentic Italian food. Vittorio, the owner, and the chef are very friendly and accommodating. He will transform any of the menu items and fix anything you want as long as he has the ingredients.
Additionally, the wine selection is wide: containing a variety of red and whites coming mostly from the South of Italy. So the next time you want to treat yourself to something special, give them a try.
Menu, Dine-In, Takeaway
“Awesome food all around and desserts were so good down to the cappuccino.” – Jim L.
Sorrento Ristorante is placed in the center of the Montrose area, this quaint, award-winning restaurant serves up modern, creative, and classic Italian cuisine. Sorrento is situated between Montrose and Taft at 415 Westheimer. It has become a favorite Houston Italian restaurant of locals and out-of-towners looking for the perfect Italian dining experience in Houston.
Moreover, their private dining options are outstanding both for dinner parties and luncheons. Sorrento is there to provide you the finest cuisine with the best service in Houston.
Menu, Wine Lists, Dine-In, Takeaway
“So romantic. Everything was perfect! The chef came and spoke with us even gave me a rose, the food was delicious, desserts are awesome. I love this spot.” – JT
Cavatore wished to put something in its restaurant that would symbolize Texas and the United States and found this hundred-year-old barn in Bastrop. They carefully collected memorabilia from all over Italy that would show the last hundred years of their country. Many of the items have something to do with the United States, recollecting good times past and even sometimes those that weren’t so good!.
Their emblem is a combination of Texas, American, and Italian flags. The name “Cavatore” and its coat of arms is more than 800 years old and comes from a small medieval village in northern Italy, near Acqui, in Piemonte; a land of the renowned Barbera, Barolo, and Dolcetto d’Alba wines, truffles, and of course, fantastic food.
Menus, Live Music, Reservations, Private Events
“One of my favorites for 20+ years! Highly recommended! Escargot just right tenderness and garlic flavor. Chicken picatta moist and full-on flavor. And the ambience is pleasant for lunch.” – Kent B.
Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino
Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino is a casual, neighborhood Italian cafe and wine bar specializing in small plates of hot and cold antipasti for grazing, sharing, mixing, and matching. All food is prepared from scratch using the best local, imported, and all-natural ingredients available. They are currently open for curbside pick up, patio dine-in, and limited indoor dine-in. Reservations are required for all dine-ins to make sure social distancing and safety. They are not accommodating parties larger than four.
Menu, Wine, Dine-In, Curbside Pickup
“This is some of the best Italian food I’ve had. EXTREMELY reasonable prices here. The small plates are enough to do several of but the house-made pasta is incredible. The goat cheese ravioli, harissa shrimp, and meatballs were the tops for me, very hard to narrow down to top three though! Service is extremely capable, polite and attentive. We we’ll be back whenever we are in town visiting next.” – Byron M.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Maggiano’s Little Italy started its first location on the corners of Clark Street and Grand Avenue in Chicago, Illinois November 11, 1991. It has one main goal, to make people feel special. Either celebrating a special occasion or gathering the family for an informal dinner, they strive to make every guest feel comfortable enough to laugh out loud, reminisce, and be indulged.
With this in mind, they know that to make the guests feel special, Maggiano’s teammates have to feel special. Relish a calming lunch or dinner and immerse yourself in the full-bodied flavors of Little Italy, or grab a quick appetizer and handcrafted classic cocktail during happy hour.
Menus, Banquets, catering, Carryout, Bar & Lounge, Gift Cards
“Great food, family style and service is always perfect. Their curbside pickup is fast and the food quality is never disappointing. They take good care to pack and deliver the takeaway food and it is always warm and hot. The selections of dishes are as what you’d expect a great Italian restaurant to have so nothing surprising there. A good place for comfort foods and large crowds.” – Ayman H.
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