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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Houston

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Updated February 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Nona's Italian Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (260)
$31 to $50
Italian
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Food is at the heart of our mission. From the Italian classics, to our one of a kind spiced Italian favorites, all of our offerings are handcrafted from the finest, freshest ingredients available.

Our mission
Our mission is to deliver the freshest, most authentic , homemade italian cuisine to the Woodlands and surrounding areas.

Top review
LisaS
Dined on Feb 18, 2024
Nona’s is a local Italian restaurant, which we love, as opposed to the chain Italian restaurants. The food is always consistently excellent and the ambiance is so warm. Not too dressy and not too casual. The perfect place for a weeknight dinner out or to celebrate something special.
A photo of Mezzanotte Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1481)
$30 and under
Italian
Cypress
About the restaurant
Mezzanotte is a unique blend of fine restaurant and bar elements fused together to not only offer an unbelievable culinary experience but a place to truly relax and enjoy life.
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DeanGvip
Dined 7 days ago
Outstanding food and atmosphere. Family-run with many choices on the menu. Great selection of wines. Staff is friendly and effective. Location is safe, and there is self-parking. Excellent pork chop and lobster ravioli.
A photo of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1372)
$31 to $50
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
The western coast of Italy summons visions of gorgeous views, salty air, and the freshest seafood & produce imaginable. Leave your passport at the door – Executive Chef/Owner Giancarlo Ferrara invites you to experience the tastes, aromas, and passions of his homeland right here in Houston through a culinary experience years in the making. The inspired menu at Amalfi emphasizes fresh seafood, vivid citrus, and cozy olive oil in addition to fresh pastas, an assortment of meats, family-made cheeses, cleanly crafted cocktails, and an extensive, thoughtful wine list. Here at Amalfi we strive to offer a warm setting in which to celebrate and cherish both everyday moments and significant milestones. Please visit soon; we look forward to sharing our kitchen with you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
LOVE our neighborhood fancy restaurant that’s alsl kid- friendly
A photo of Nundini Chef's Table restaurant
4.8
4.8 (548)
$31 to $50
Italian
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
The Nundini Chef's Table is Houston's destination for authentic Italian food and products. Nestled in an unassuming warehouse in the Heights, the Chef's Table transports you to the streets of Italy. Get true Italian food in our full-service restaurant, featuring dishes from many regions in Italy. Or take a stroll through our shop, and purchase the very products used to make your delicious meal. Offering a vast selection of wine from every region in Italy, the choice is yours as to what part of Italy you wish to visit today. Indulge in the rich flavors of our Homemade Gelato and Sorbetto. Come to the Chef's Table, where every day is like a trip to Italy with all your friends and family.
Top review
AmberP
Dined on Feb 16, 2024
We love Nundini's! Wonderful service, amazing authentic Italian food, and great atmosphere. Highly recommend if you are looking for a nice dinner. There is also great bar service and they have a happy hour if you are looking for a place to chat with a friend!
A photo of Via Emilia - The Woodlands restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2381)
$31 to $50
Italian
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Named after an ancient Roman road that spans from Rimini to Piacenza, Via Emilia Italian Restaurant is known for their house-made pastas, braised meats, seafood specialties, and delicious desserts. The family-owned restaurant served Houston diners for over 13 years before moving to their current location in the Woodlands. We welcome you to experience the most authentic northern Italian cuisine in the Woodlands - no passport required.
Top review
RondaT
Dined 1 day ago
Food was superb and service was just as good. Highly recommend.
A photo of AMORE Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (502)
$31 to $50
Italian
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
About the restaurant
Amore Italian Restaurant is an elegant concept from reknown Houston chef, Alfredo Mojica.

We offer authentic Italian cuisine that is simple yet elevated.

Enjoy handmade pastas, wood-burning hand made pizzas, imported fresh fish and of course-- truffles!

Get seated next to our golden pizza oven and add black or white truffles to any dish of your choosing.

Top review
Foodavip
Dined on Feb 21, 2024
Wonderful food. Great service. Flavors were original!
A photo of Potente restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1824)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Potente is a sophisticated and upscale Italian restaurant located in downtown Houston led by Executive Chef Danny Trace. Every dish is locally sourced and uses only the highest quality ingredients. Try our chef favorite homemade pasta with black truffles shaved table side, petite filet with pistachio gremolata and homemade desserts sure to delight!

Our attire is business casual. Shorts and hats are not permitted.

Top review
VirgilioCvip
Dined 4 days ago
This is our third time visiting Potente and it still is a wonderful experience. The ambiance is sophisticated without being obnoxious. The food was delicious, from the starters (lobster cake, foie gras, and burrata salad) to the entrees (duck breast, lamb chops, and the cacio pepe pasta) to the desserts (cafe cioccolato and cheesecake) - everything was cooked perfectly and was wonderful. The wine list is extensive and has reasonably priced, very good wines all the way to the extremely expensive and probably just as good. Above all was the excellent service - Kristine and the folks helping her took exceptional care of us. This is a place that must be on your list of must visit restaurants.
A photo of Trattoria la Vigna restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1372)
$30 and under
Italian
Galveston
About the restaurant
Trattoria La Vigna is your very own little slice of Italy in Downtown Galveston. We offer delicious lunch specials, fresh pasta made daily, homemade desserts, and much more! ​
Top review
FoodieCouplevip
Dined on Feb 20, 2024
This was our 3rd time dining here and once again it didn't disappoint. Fresh made pasta and desserts are the highlight of the menu. If you want great Italian food in Galveston this is your spot!
A photo of Arturo Boada Cuisine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (747)
$31 to $50
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
This neighborhood eatery serves up an eclectic blend of Italian, Spanish and Latin cuisine not to be missed. Try unique tapas like the camarones henesy en hamaca, mussels tomatillo, ceviche and many more. The wood burning-oven puts out authentic thin crust pizzas, with favorites such as the carnitas pizza. We offer a flavorful selection of fresh seafood and steaks. Our home made desserts are a must, from wood oven baked apple pastry to Arturo’s famous crème brulee. The hand picked wine list offers a variety of boutique and exclusive wineries. We are very happy to accommodate any of your special requests.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
A great evening. They let you bring your own wine. That saves a fortune and I like great wines and have more in my wine closet than I could ever drink.
A photo of Brossa's Cibo-e-Vino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (121)
$30 and under
Italian
Brenham
About the restaurant
Fresh Italian bistro in beautiful Brenham, TX. House-made pastas, sandwiches, soups and salads set in a a quaint converted craftsman home. Pair a bottle from our incredible wine list with our Wild Boar Pappardelle, Eggplant Parm or fresh branzino.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 21, 2024
Our server, Charity, was awesome as usual. Food was fantastic, as usual. Great place
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