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Arturo's Uptown Italiano
Dining at elegant Arturo’s Uptown Italiano is like a visit to the romantic hillside cafes of Tuscany. Arturo’s will charm you with the warmth of Old Italy and astound you with Chef Seles Romero's delicious flavors. Dine on the open air covered patio or in the beautiful stone and wood interior. Ravioli with crab meat, salmon with a mustard dill sauce, savory eggplant parmigiana, spicy penne pasta and Italian sausage -all are now Houston classics. From the extensive wine list to the friendly hostesses and the helpful waitstaff, all the pieces are in place to make your visit to Arturo's a most wonderful experience. The acoustics are designed to allow pleasant table conversation and there is ample free parking as well as valet. Come for the charm of Old Italy -we look forward to seeing you.
"Thought I would take my wife to a different place for Valentines Day. Had previewed the regular menu and had an idea of what to order.. the waiter was so enthusiastic about the special we decided to go that route vs ordering from the menu. We should have ordered from the menu to say the least... the special was lobster tail with strawberry risotto. The lobster tail was grilled and over cooked and tough and WAY over priced. Not impressed and was a little taken back by the price once the bill was received. Service was really good and I am sure the kitchen staff can make a great meal, but on this special occasion it was not that high level of expectation."
"The food here is pretty mediocre considering the price and the available options in the neighborhood. The salad was overloaded with raw garlic, and my steak was over-cooked. The service was rushed and hard a hard time getting our requests right."
"Four of us celebrated a birthday and everything was great. The snapper special was delicious and only outdone by the veal chop and sea bass. The waiters were great and the owner came by to wish a happy birthday. The restaurant is pretty and they have a good wine list. One of the best places in Houston."
"We have business dinners there at least once a week because the food is great, the staff is great and it is not overly loud. And it is where the wife wants to go for Valentines. A terrific restaurant."
"Friends from out of town had heard about Arturo's and wanted to go there. That was fine with us as it is one of our favorites. The evening turned out great with great seafood, pasta and wines. We are looking forward to a business dinner there next week."
Dined on 2/03/2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
"My friends and I were finishing our bottle of wine and, I guess, staying too late. To hurry things along, the waiter grabbed our bottle of wine, held it to his lips and chugged what was left. Then he turned out the lights. Unique, to say the least."
"A recent visit for lunch was a success in every way. The food was delicious: the Yellow Pepper soup was tasty, the Grilled Salmon was cooked and seasoned to perfection with the dark mustard-based sauce the perfect compliment, and the Italian Sausage Pasta has been a long-time favorite of one of our guests. Even during the heart of the 'lunch rush', the room was pleasingly quiet and we were able to converse easily. Our server was attentive and professional but not intrusive. Based on our experience, Arturo's will become a favorite!"
"I have alway loved Arturos, inside, outside, bar scene. Every moment we were there for dinner wa special. I had a whole sea bass, baked and it was moist and perfect. Oso Buco was also ordered at the table, and to die for. We wil be back. and ask for Tony....."
"Arturo's continues to be a great restaurant. Everything on our check list gets an A-Plus. An interesting and well dressed crowd enjoying great food and service. I'm having a business dinner there next week and look forward to it as the acoustics are good."
Dined on 1/15/2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
"We celebrated my daughter's birthday this past weekend at Arturo's Everyone was very pleased with their dinner choices. I had the black truffle scallops and shrimp. The shrimp were huge, the scallops tender and the risotto cooked perfectly. The tiramisu was delicious, but the cannoli's were even better. Service was kind of slow, but it gave us all time to chat. Would definitely go there again."
Dined on 1/03/2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
"The food was exquisite Italian - the lobster was special and my husband loved the veal Milanese. Excellent wait staff and we just enjoyed talking to each other so much as everyone was having a great time and we could hear each other Like the fun art on the walls as well. Thank you for a lovely New Years Eve experience."
Dined on 12/31/2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
"We had a great time in this beautiful restaurant. The food was delicious, the server professional but fun and a great wine list. There were a lot of interesting tables around us and everyone seemed to be having a good time. We're coming back. Again."
Dined on 12/23/2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
"Superb for weeknight gathering! Good location, lots of parking. Half order of soup available. Scrumptious Manu. Favors –Spinach and Avocado Salad, whole wheat spaghetti, Frutti Di Mare Risotto, Lobster Tail Pescatore and Pappardelle, Grilled Lamb Chops are all excellent. Smoked Rainbow trout is on the very salty side. Oh, do not miss Arturo’s Tiramisu and biscotti Vin Santo."
Dined on 12/01/2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
"We have dined here a few dozen times over the years and it keeps getting better. These guys are on it and it shows. A great restaurant."
Dined on 12/01/2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
"The baked brie was lovely as a starter and the food portions were very good sizes! You could even share! I had salmon and it was very tasty!
The service was great - very pleasant, welcoming and helpful!
The parking was easy for dinner which is a big plus and the location spot-on (right behind Uptown Park).
I'd definitely go here again."
Dined on 12/01/2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 29 for Arturo's Uptown Italiano
Waiter refused to bring food to table
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Dined on 11/27/2014
Dined on 11/27/2014
"Had Thanksgiving dinner and ordered the turkey. Second entree was from standard menu. Asked waiter to bring out my salad with the salad ordered by the second party who ordered from menu. Since second party was not ready to enter main course order, waiter refused to bring out the salads. He said it was a decision made by chef. i went to manager and got it sorted. Although waiter's support cast was excellent, waiter ignored us the rest of the evening and seemed to delay everything from forgetting to bring bread and everything else that we requested.Pretty petty stuff from a supposedly good restaurant."