Our dining atmosphere is fine-casual. You will be as comfortable in a tie or dress as you are in blue jeans. From our hand painted Tuscan wall murals to the linen wrapped silverware our environment evokes a high expectation and we intend to please you. We want you to be so favorably impressed that you come again, and again.
A third-generation Italian family takes the helm at Nicole’s Italian Restaurant, topping the 12 dining tables with homemade lasagna, shrimp tossed with linguini, savory cuts of chicken and veal, and bubbling pizzas. Chefs call on generations-old South Italian recipes as they create dishes forged with low-fat milk and cheeses and free of MSG and preservatives, creating a health-conscious dining experience at the restaurant or at a catered party. On certain nights of the week, Nicole’s Italian Restaurant treats its patrons to entertainment that includes karaoke, live music, and spaghetti-knitting demonstrations.
Homemade dough soars from the hands of the pizza gurus at DoubleDave's Pizzaworks before it bathes in from-scratch sauce and dresses in gourmet toppings. The menu collects more than 15 toppings to shower over pies, from sliced meatball and smoked ham to crushed garlic. Specialty disk, The Works ($15.99), plays a medley of locally sourced cured meats, mushrooms, and smoked provolone cheese, and the classic veggie ($15.99) takes a stand for sustainable eating and cows' valuable roles as attentive listeners with a hailstorm of black olives, italian sweet peppers, and honey whole-wheat crust. Guests can also craft a salad from the salad bar, where 16 toppings graze freely.
Italian Cafe transports taste buds to the land of mozzarella and tomatoes with classic Italian dishes, piping hot pizzas, and a chalkboard menu of rotating weekly specials. Wade tentative palates into the bruschetta dip ($6.99) or the fried mozzarella ($5.99) before diving mouth-first into the main event. Pasta lovers can tuck into the cannelloni tasty crêpe-like envelopes stuffed with beef and sealed in a creamy tomato sauce ($9.99). The chicken Leonardo arrives painted in herbed cream sauce on a shard of The Last Supper ($14.99). The pizza list teems with expressions of meaty devotion, such as the meat Amore topped with five variations on the titular protein ($11.99–$17.99), as well as meatless possibilities that range from the garden-begotten veggie Amore ($10.99–$16.99) to the traditional margarita pie ($10.99–$16.99).
Pizza Milano's kitchen team concocts flavorful casual fare, including inventive pizza pies made with New York–style pesto dough and a red-wine-based marinara sauce. In the Milano cheese sticks, a trio of cheeses infiltrates the New York–style dough, along with their allies, bacon and jalapenos, softening the ground for a coup by marinara or garlic-butter sauce ($8.99). Like rival twins, cheese-stuffed italian meatballs appear in two iterations—ensconced in a parmesan-encrusted hoagie with garlic butter and marinara ($4.99) or nestled atop a bed of pasta and immersed in sauce ($8.99). Specialty pizzas surprise stomachs with creative combinations, such as the refreshing Caribbean pizza, a circular island with flaky-crust shores and an inner terrain of fajita chicken, sweet mango, and fresh pineapple, where a conga line of red onions traipses across a three-cheese blend ($11.99–$15.49). Pizza Milano also decorates plates with pasta creations such as the chicken alfredo, which unites a four-cheese, white-wine-reduced alfredo sauce with parmesan-festooned chicken ($8.99).
Voted by KHOU 11 viewers one of the 11 Best Italian Restaurants in the Houston Area, Pallotta's Italian Grill transforms famished throat streams into flourishing culinary canals with a menu stocked with gourmet gondolas of savory Italian cuisine. Start supper with the zuppa and salad ($7.29), which gives gourmands a choice of Pallotta's minestrone or creamy tomato basil soup, as well as either a cut green dinner salad or Ceasar salad. Reminisce about days when the earth was flat and covered in toppings with a selection of pizzas ($8.29-$10.99) or partake in sandwiches ($8.99) for midday snacking. Seafood swarmed dishes such as shrimp marsala with creamy marsala wine sauce, amber butter, portobello mushrooms, and angel-hair pasta ($19.99), convert the stomach into the famously appetizing Italian Barrier Reef, while lasagna Bolognese ($9.99) and eggplant parmesan ($13.99) represent Italian classics. Filling out the menu are decadent desserts with Weight Watcher–friendly entrees for competing over the highly coveted human appetite.
Each morning, the culinary wizards at That Pizza Place make fresh batches of dough and sauce to create hand-tossed pizzas of the thin-crust and deep-dish varieties, which can be adorned with any of the more than 25 toppings. Pie lovers can create their own pizzas or choose one of the eight specialty pizzas available in small ($8), medium ($11), large ($13.60), Texas sized ($15.50), and Pangaea. Mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, olives, and artichokes combine forces to concoct the Tree Hugger pizza, sure to impress herbivores and any people who can eat food. Bellies bored with dull meals can achieve taste-bud enlightenment with the Ring of Fire pizza, which cobbles together chicken and bacon with spicy flavors such as habanero peppers, jalapeños, and pepper-jack cheese. That Pizza Place also offers Stromboli ($7.50–$12.50), four types of calzones ($7.50), and desserts ($4–$5.50).