About Piatto Ristorante (Galleria)
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:
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 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.
Too loud and it wasn't even crowded. I o ...
Too loud and it wasn't even crowded. I ordered a veggie pizza but got a sausage & pepperoni pizza. I didn't want our host to know so I just went with it. We also thought that we were ripped all by ordering the "house " Cabernet and it was $15 a glass when there were other wines much cheaper. We will not be going back there.
Excellent Food and Exceptional Service
We had a bachelorette dinner party here, so we were actually the loud ones! The restaurant itself is not very loud, but it is very spacious and open, which I love! The food was absolutely outstanding! They were even very accommodating towards our vegetarian guests. The service was magnificent. They went well out of their way to ensure we were having a good time and that our needs were being met. The staff was so great and very friendly! The owner, Johnny M Carrabba, even came out to make sure everything was going smoothly. All in all, we couldn't have asked for anything better and we will definitely be back!
In the past I have had good experiences ...
In the past I have had good experiences at Piatto. This was not one of them. The waiter did not ask if I needed anything else with my food, Parmesan cheese, pepper or anything… Also he never came back to fill my glass or ask if I needed anything.
Crowded Mother's Day
Besides the tables and chairs all being crammed too close together (my only negative comment), the food, service, and hostess were all outstanding! We visited on Mother's Day 2016 and had the expected crowded restaurant, but we were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation. The place is obviously Italian, but only one of our group of 6 ordered pasta - I ordered grilled pork chops, wife ordered crab cake and salad, Mom ordered a filet. All the food was delicious, especially loved the flavor on the pork chops and spiciness of the crab cake.
There is parking across the street at the galleria parking lot, but we chose to free valet - with couple dollar tip to park and a buck for pick up. A bit hard to locate on navigation in cars or by smart phone, so ask the restaurant for detailed directions.
Service was great but food hit or miss
We started with the asparagus crab appetizer which was fantastic. Drinks were good (long island and wine). Always fun to have the owners and/or the people that were on the wall in pictures come by. All staff were very friendly. Place is small(which isn't bad in its self) the issues came around when we had to have the neighbor table move over just so we could squeeze by to get one of the seats. Salads were not very good even though I did enjoy it being on a cold plate. My wife had the gnocchi which she did not like and I had the Mezzaluna which was excellent. Our friend had one of the fish and ate it all so I assume it was good. Overall place is good just wish we had more room and 100% of us would have enjoyed our dinner. Probably give it another try in a couple months.
Piatto is always dependable good; the service and food are great - the owners frequent the tables to make sure everything is fine; I particularly enjoy the grandmother stopping by our table. Service was efficient and timely, our meals were hot and delicious. The restaurant is very comfortable and I consider a hidden gem, being that it is located on the ground floor of a parking garage. Lots of regulars.
I've been eating here for over 13 years ...
I've been eating here for over 13 years and I've never been disappointed. I tend to be creature of habit and order the asparagus appetizer and chicken Marsala. I always ask for Enrique who is the best waiter and can make a great Washington Appletini. I appreciate that the owner makes it a point to drop by the tables to check on you.
Piatto's is the perfect Italian hidden gem
Piatto's was the perfect Italian hidden gem in Houston for my employee team building dinner. It was close to our office and no one had ever been. This restaurant was fantastic. It offered a great selection of appetizers and entrees. The food was fantastic and so was the service. We had an opportunity to meet the owner and he was equally delightful.
The owners are great, but the food, not so great!
The service was excellent and so was the bread, but everything else was just okay. Out of the five of us, none liked what was ordered. My husband's fish lacked sauce; my shrimp were tasteless paired with very salty bacon; my cousin only took a few bites of her pasta; my son's chicken was just ordinary etc. The restaurant was basically empty and there is good reason. Even when the price is modest for that area, the food has to taste GOOD!
That Special Evening Out
For a great evening with spouse or a small group of friends, Piatto's is the place. They always find a way to make you feel special and make the evening special. The owner is usually onsite; if not, you may see his mother, who is a real treat to visit with. This is their only location, which means to us that they focus on making it the best dining experience.
This restaurant is family run and they l ...
This restaurant is family run and they love food John Boehner chatted with us at the table we enjoyed our meal the wine was delightful and the lasagna was better than our previous night's meal my pizza was adequate I would say that this is a good Italian restaurant not a pizza joint
The P in Piatto's Stands for Perfect!
I simply love this restaurant. I'm happy from the moment I enter. The staff is fabulous, and the food's simply perfect---it CONSISTENTLY delights me. We are so grateful to have this restaurant to supply our comfort food in such a great location.
This place was delicious! The service was incredible and the food was absolutely amazing. They were out of the bottle of wine we asked for and instead they brought us a different wine but charged us for the bottle we asked for. Our waiter was happy to recommend many appetizers and entrees. I would definitely recommend this place for date nights. There are far too many tables for the small restaurant so I wouldn't recommend for a large party. Overall a wonderful experience, and we will definitely be back!
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