Italian Restaurants in Houston

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Piatto Ristorante is the perfect place for sweethearts to share a plate of pasta Bolognese. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. With Piatto Ristorante's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Gather the whole family for a trip to Piatto Ristorante — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. At Piatto Ristorante, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Piatto Ristorante's free wifi hotspot. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.

You can also serve food from Piatto Ristorante at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.

Don't forget to tip the valet — Piatto Ristorante's W Alabama St location provides a parking service.

Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Piatto Ristorante. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.

4925 W Alabama St
Houston,
TX
US

Eat your way through the menu at Crapitto's Cucina Italiana — this contemporary establishment serves fresh Italian food in a hip atmosphere. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. The bar at Crapitto's Cucina Italiana is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Plan your next big gathering at Crapitto's Cucina Italiana — patrons will appreciate the spacious interior, and there's even a private room for special occasions. Eat outdoors Crapitto's Cucina Italiana (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.

Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Crapitto's Cucina Italiana's cooking from the comfort of their own home. The restaurant has catering services as well.

Valet parking is a nice perk for diners at Crapitto's Cucina Italiana's Mid Ln location.

A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.

2400 Mid Ln
Houston,
TX
US

The tempting and decidedly not-fast-food aromas of sizzling gaucho-style meats, mozzarella, and Brazilian catupiry cheese emanate from Friend’s Pizzeria’s brick oven. The pizzeria’s chefs deftly combine Italian and Brazilian influences with a menu of more than 20 gourmet pizzas. In addition to traditional pies, Friend’s whips up its specialty fusion pizzas, which blend Latin American flavors such as shrimp, green olives, or tangy and soft catupiry cheese. Towering Brazilian Monster burgers challenge diners and tightly fastened bow ties to accommodate their hefty portions of sirloin steak, potato skins, and eggs. After placing orders at a walk-up counter, diners nosh in a dining room festooned with Brazilian- and Italian-flag prints, line drawings of city scenes, and patriotic green and yellow walls.

7952 Westheimer Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic Italian pairing, but at Polovina Italian Cafe, you can get meatballs on your pizza, as well. These fun twists on traditional dishes are sprinkled throughout the menu. Chefs toss wheat, spinach, or gluten-free pastas with sauces such as the New Orleans spicy sauce with shrimp and crawfish, or stuff them with blue crab meat and a spicy tomato cream sauce. Thin-crust pizzas come with original or gluten-free crusts, both for their build-your-own and specialty varieties. Their signature pizza is the Sicilian Wrangler, which, like a cowboy riding a gondola, blends Italy with the Southwest, and features Italian sausage, pepperoni, jalapenos, cheddar, mozzarella, and barbecue sauce. To pair with meals, they pour out wines by the glass, with vintages from California and Italy's cliffs.

4500 Washington Ave.
Houston,
TX
US

Back in the storage closet of Fred's Italian Corner, half the tablecloths are a solid, elegant burgundy, and the other half are checkered red and white. That's because the bistro transforms every from a New York style pizzeria by day into an intimate bistro by night. During dinner, a fleet of bow-tied servers glide from the wine rack wall to the glass-topped tables, presenting chicken marsala, shrimp Tuscany, and Neapolitan-style, thin crust pizzas. During lunch, cooks sling a similar menu of pasta, salads, subs, and slices, but they do it quickly and casually from the cozy counter. That's not to say you'll need a ball gown in the dining room?the entirety of Fred's Italian Corner, from booth to patio to counter,?operates as a friendly, family-run restaurant with a relaxed, casual vibe.

2278 W Holcombe Blvd.
Houston,
TX
US

Known for its casual and fun atmosphere, Napoli Italian Restaurant serves up the best pizza in town. Napoli Italian Restaurant is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Families will feel right at home at Napoli Italian Restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. The patio tables outside of Napoli Italian Restaurant are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly pizzeria.

For the tastes of Napoli Italian Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.

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Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15.

14743 Memorial Dr.
Houston,
TX
US