About Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)
Houston, TX 77056
Piatto Ristorante is owned and operated by John Marion Carrabba of the famed Carrabba family, who created the menu from recipes passed down through four generations. The home-style Italian food found at Piatto Ristorante pleases the palate, as well as touches the heart. John personally oversees all details, making sure that his guests have a fantastic culinary experience. Piatto Ristorante offers full-service catering, private banquet rooms, box lunches and delivery at both locations, Piatto Galleria and Piatto Royal Oaks.
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm –8:30pm
Post Oak Boulevard
$30 and under
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We are a full-service caterer that not only provides food, but anything else you may need – from bartenders and servers to valet and decor.
You are welcome to use our complimentary valet or use the parking garage located behind the restaurant!
John M. Carrabba
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining space can seat up to 32 and is perfect for corporate events, wine tastings, birthday parties, bridal showers or any other special occasion. Please contact us if your event calls for a buyout and we'll be glad to discuss details.
Private Party Contact:
John: (713) 871-9722
Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Piatto Ristorante (Galleria) Ratings and Reviews
The food at Piatto is always delicious. ...
The food at Piatto is always delicious. This time the dinner celebrated my daughter-in-law's birthday. Our waiter was attentive, but not intrusive. The veal piccata was delicious, generous, and reasonably priced. We shared tiramisu (with a candle on top) for dessert. I highly recommend it! We will be back soon.
New Year's Eve 2016 Restaurant was full ...
New Year's Eve 2016
Restaurant was full but clicking along nicely. Just a touch slow to get our order, but they made up for it at the end with complimentary Cappuchinos!
And the food was awesome! I had the stuffed shrimp and my wife had Pollo Trivoli, I think. The pasta on her plate was outstanding!!
Owner John was there and actively engaged. Five stars!
Very nice restaurant tucked in the Galle ...
Very nice restaurant tucked in the Galleria area. Food and service were excellent. A casual atmosphere very nice for conversation. Decent wine list had a very nice Primitivo for $35. Part of the Carraba family lineage.
Food was good on average, no complaints. ...
Food was good on average, no complaints. However, the service was extremely poor. Waiter was extremely cold and disinterested. Had nothing to offer when asked what he recommended. Then was slow to take our order and slow to bring food to the table whilst many other tables seemed to getting served at a steady pace. Would not come back as there are plenty of other Italian options with equal to or better food, location and consistency in service.
Food is always better than good. Uses pa ...
Food is always better than good. Uses pastis in mussels and I think better than Pernod. I was a bit ticked that there is a three dollar spilt fee for entrees that was applied when my wife and I split a Caesar salad. Entree split charge yes. Sharing a salad charge no. This is true when I had a party of 10 with before and after drinks and 3 bottles of wine with half of the appitizers list being purchased. Any way. Aside from that the asparagus with crab is always a win and my children swear the calamari is best I town as it is cooked with porcenio (butchered spelling) peppers that add a nice kick.
John Marion Carabba has a winner with th ...
John Marion Carabba has a winner with this place. He and his mother are there keeping an eye on the place more often than not. Their friendly welcomes to everyone helps make the place what it is. The food is hard to beat too. Lots of good family recipes on the menu.
The service was steady and attentive eve ...
The service was steady and attentive even though it was very busy. They made extra effort to accommodate several special requests from our table of six. The pasta Carbanarra (off menu)was very well prepared and the veal dishes were outstanding.
Wonderful evening! We travel through t ...
Wonderful evening! We travel through the area staying near the Galleria 6-8 times a year. This was our first visit to Piatto, however, and we were very pleased. Service was personal and attentive. The owner, Johnnie, stopped by to chat with us - always nice to know your patronage is appreciated. Food was delicious and best of all the price for this experience was so reasonable! We will definitely make it a regular stop on our trips through Houston.
This is always a favorite. The owner is ...
This is always a favorite. The owner is so welcoming and the food and service are terrific. We've been coming for years and highly recommend for business lunches, special occasions or just a wonderful all around evening out. Post to never disappoints. Great food, value and hospitality.
I have lunch here quite often as it is a ...
I have lunch here quite often as it is across the street from my office. Many times it's with a group of 10+ people and they have a side room that you can reserve. We always start with the calamari and the fried asparagus - they are great! People have ordered a variety of dishes there and I've never heard one person have anything but good about their food.
Walked in to faint smell of fish market. ...
Walked in to faint smell of fish market. Food is no better than Olive Garden but twice the price.
Correction. Olive Garden is better at half the price. Please skip. Not in the class of Galleria/Post Oak area restaurants.
The food and restaurant staff were fabul ...
The food and restaurant staff were fabulous, however the valet service is rude and disrespectful. We have been to eat four times in the past few months but I am not sure we will go back again because of the valet. Three out of the four times we have been there, there had been a car without handicap tags that the valet parks in the handicap spot. When I asked him about it he said that he couldn't do anything about it if people park there, but I saw him park cars there himself several times. He was smirking and laughing at me when I told him that wasn't appropriate. We told management and they were apologetic but when they went to talk to the valet I could see him laughing. He could care less and seems to park cars there as he chooses. While we are sad not to go back, the experience tainted our evening and I'd rather go somewhere at which the entire experience from parking to dining is pleasant.
Should have been busier on a Saturday ni ...
Should have been busier on a Saturday night. Everything was super from the person who met us (I actually used OpenTable correctly) to the wait staff. Food was good especially for price. Won't call the place romantic but eating with my son and grandson that wasn't a requirement. Waiter wasn't a wine expert and should have known Italian wines a little better. He was very On the whole very worthwhile.
The restaurant location is very convenie ...
The restaurant location is very convenient for business lunches. The food is always a treat, I have the lasagna and it's my favorite. Service is impeccable, but ask for the olive oil dipping sauce with the bread since they only will bring you whipped garlic butter. It can be a little crowded, sometimes it can be noisy and hard to hear the conversation.
Haven't eaten in Piatto for a long time ...
Haven't eaten in Piatto for a long time and decided to give it a try. We were meeting friends. They all had veal dishes which everyone liked. I had the stuffed shrimp over orzo and it was very good as well. It was a Sunday night so it was very quiet. Service was good, and the ambiance was perfect for all of us to visit and enjoy each othe's company. We will definitely go back. Their garlic bread, which they serve as part of the meal was yummy.
We had a good time. The service was grea ...
We had a good time. The service was great and we love the food there. Great calimari and asparagus with crab. My husband loves the pork chop. It was quiet that night and all of us could actually have a conversation. That's a real bonus. This is a favorite of ours.
We eat at Piattos often, being next door ...
We eat at Piattos often, being next door to our work. This particular meal was special since it was a farewell to our director who was retiring but other than accommodating 10 people for lunch it wasn't very special. It wasn't bad at all, just the standard business lunch. I'm sure we will all come back as they are convenient and act very professional which is perfect when having a business lunch...but would never patronize if it were for personal reasons since there is no personal touch. Even if the hostess, who is always there, could greet with a smile it might improve the cold sterile feeling one gets when walking in. Food is always good, waiters are attentive (just enough) and the selections and prices are adequate.
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