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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.
Houston, TX 77056
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
*Open Thanksgiving Day from 11am-3pm
*Open Christmas Eve from 12pm-9pm
*Open New Year's Eve at 4pm
Post Oak Boulevard
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Open Thanksgiving Day from 11am-3pm serving a special Thanksgiving menu as well as our regular menu.
Open Christmas Eve from 12pm-9pm
Open New Year's Eve at 4pm
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Piatto Ristorante (Galleria) Ratings and Reviews
So many things wrong I don't know where to start! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE starting with the hostess. Opentable had a website error and sent me an email showing my points redeemed, but did not confirm my time. I called to confirm as I had company joining us from out of town (4 hour drive). I left a vm with no returned call. I also specifically stayed away from 'kid friendly' friendly, as this was an adult evening and none of us have kids. I contacted the restaurant a second time when we got lost and a very rude hostess told me 'show up whenever!' (and still didn't tell us how to get there, just that we were not in the right spot, as we had clearly figured out) I want y'all to know the place is very small, and I did not want to wait AND I had people who drove quite a bit to join me. I walked in and the snarky hostess told me I could sit where I wanted rather than sitting us as there were only a select two tables that were open. I also felt like I was in a zoo, from infants screaming to preteens wandering in between tables that were crammed together ... it is not ideal. I would have left except my points had already been allocated to this restaurant. I was then served a meal that was cold on top and warmish on the bottom. There is nothing authentic about this Italian food and I can see why there were so many kids there. Reminded me of college day TV dinners. Lack of seasoning and poor delivery. My husband had a stuffed shrimp that was decent, however it was served with a rice pilaf of sorts, that if I could have spit out I would have. Save yourself and go Tango and Malbec one block up. BETTER staff and much better food. Do yourself a huge favor and retrain or fire that hostess. I could have overlooked the food, and tried again as our waiter was excellent and thought you may have had an off night - but I will never go back because of that girl up front.
We went for Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. First time. Everything was delicious. My husband had calamari, wedge salad, and Johnny's mixed grill. His was a very generous meal and a huge bang for the buck. He thought the lamb was outstanding. I had the signature asparagus special (delicious with beautiful jumbo lump crab), the chopped salad, and chicken milanese. The chicken was so crispy and well seasoned with a perfect caper lemon sauce. We enjoyed eating there very much. It is clearly a locals favorite as it appeared everyone knew everyone else. Very friendly comfortable place with delightfully easy parking across the street in the Dillard's garage. The restaurant was quiet which we find as a huge plus. This was like going to someone's house for dinner. Delicious, homey, comfortable, easy.
My daughter and I shopped 'till we dropped...into Piatto for dinner. We were warmly welcomed and felt very relaxed. The food was so delicious and the service impeccable. I always forget about this little gem of a restaurant but think we must back soon. I recommend it for good food, casual atmosphere and value.
My wife and I go to Piatto every couple of months. The service is always friendly and the food is consistently good. I had the Pappardelle with Sausage ala Vodka. It was very good with nice pieces of sausage. My wife requested Veal Parmigiana which is not on the menu, but they were happy to make it special for her. My wife's mother ordered the Crab Cakes appetizer . Two of them showed up on her plate and served as a meal for her.
All in all, we had a good experience. The food is consistently good and the service is friendly and professional and prices are reasonable.
We had not been hear for a while. The food was (as usual) good, but the service was not. This was unusual, as the service normally is very good. The server would disappear for long periods of time, and was not overly attentive to our needs. I don't think he had a bad attitude, but he fell far short of what I've come to expect from Piatto. We'll probably go back at some point since the food is good and this poor service was an aberration, but I'll definitely consider other Italian restaurants first.
Really enjoyed the delightful restaurant and the food was exquisite. I enjoyed the attention to different unique flavors for each type of dish. It was a busy Mother's Day and everything was still very good. Even the required valet parking was not a big deal. I'll definitely be doing that again, hopefully soon!
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