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About Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca
Romantic, Elegant, Intimate, and Authentic
Recognized as one of Houston's Best Italian Restaurants, Ristorante Cavour features authentic Northern Italian cuisine amid a beautiful and serene setting accented with Murano chandeliers. Savor traditional Italian favorites alongside seasonal house specialties with selections to indulge the most discriminating palate. Experience our premier wine cellar, featuring hundreds of vintages hand-selected from around the world.
From important business lunches to memorable special occasion dinners, Ristorante Cavour offers guests an impeccable dining experience in an intimate and elegant ambiance. Ristorante Cavour is the setting for one of Houston's "Best Brunches" and offers a traditional Afternoon Tea or signature Granduca Tea throughout the year.
Hotel GRANDUCA is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.
Houston, TX 77056
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday Only: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea daily by reservation only : 2 pm - 4pm
Post Oak Blvd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pianist from Wednesday to Saturday evenings between 5pm and 8pm. Jazz band every Saturdays between 7pm and 10pm and a Pianist during Sunday Brunch.
On-site complimentary valet parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I have eaten at Cavour 20 times over the past 5 years or so and we have spent around $4,000. The ambiance is lovely: carpet, tablecloths, tables reasonably spaced. It is generally pleasantly quiet. The do play recorded music but it's not dreadful and is low in volume.
The food always has varied from very good to excellent. Sadly our last meal was dreadful. We each had crab cakes which were dry and were served with a very spicy mustard which did not pair well with relatively delicate crab meat. I had branzino which was served over a mountain of mashed potatoes and she had flounder that was served with too many fingerling potatoes and pickled artichokes which did not suit the flounder. Both dishes were smothered in uninteresting sauces.
We were so disappointed in our meal that I tried to call the manager of the Hotel Granduca the next day to describe our experience. I left a message but 24 hours later there has been no response. Hence, this bad review. I don't think that we will return unless we hear that there is a new chef.
This occasion was our 47th anniversary. We always like the quality of the food and atmosphere at Ristorante Cavour. It is definitely one of the most quiet, romantic places in Houston. Our food was done very nicely and the service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. They gave us a complimentary strawberry coulis panna cotta for dessert in recognition of our anniversary. This may become our anniversary go to place.
This place never disappoints!
The food is always wonderful and the service is first class.
What I love about Cavour is that the ambience is elegant and yet not stuffy, and it is NOT noisy! We are always able to have a lovely conversation without having to shout.
It is a gem indeed..
Excellent food, Excellenr Staff! Live the Sunday brunch-nice selections, especially if you like fresh seafood or pasta. The food is always Beautifully arranged, and offers a nice variety. A super-attentive staff ensures that the food/buffet is amply supplied, and that the food area is inviting.
Everything was great except the noise. The staff was especially gracious by serving us proseco while we waited for our table.
However, the was a large birthday group at the other end. They were having a very good time to the extent their noise prevented us from having much of a conversation.
Next time I will call before we leave for the restaurant to learn if there's a large group. If so, I'll ask for another room or cancel.
The restaurant is very nice and the staff is friendly. The original waitress we had was hard to understand and she did not understand us either. The Spaghetti ametricana style was sub par. The pasta was over cooked and the sauce was somewhat flavorless. The dessert was great and so was the ensalta caprese.
Thank goodness for Ristorante Cavour! It's my "go-to" place for delicious food in QUIET surroundings. I can actually have a conversation there without having to yell. Food is great; service is impeccable; and the restaurant is lovely and serene. It's a great place for a relaxing, rejuvenating, civilized meal.
Lovely, quiet restaurant with very good food and superb service. I have been to Ristorante Cavour 4 times and will go back happily. It's extremely pleasant to find a restaurant that combines good food in a quiet setting so that I am able to carry on a conversation without having to yell. The lovely ambiance is enjoyable and noteworthy in this town that has many restaurants that assault the ear.
Very disappointed in new menu. What use to be a great place for Sunday brunch is now not recommended as a place to go. The cost per person is less and so is the quality of food. We will not return unless the menu is improved or reverts back to the previous style menu. Will not recommend to anyone.
Have taken advantage of their BYOB and corkage policy on wine probably a dozen times before and even quite recently. Was extremely disappointed to learn upon arrival that they have no such corkage policy. Either the Matre 'D was ill-informed, rude, or stupid. He said this would be the last time they would accommodate us. Very disappointing.
Small restaurant in hotel. Food was very good, price level was what I'd expect for the location (Galleria etc). We had our anniversary staycation at the hotel and spent the night. This was on a Friday. First I noted in our reservation that it was our anniversary -- the hostess wanted to seat us at the table next to the kitchen entrance. Thanks, but no thanks. Really, folks? This is hardly what I'd expect from this establishment. Maybe more fitting of a Heights hipster place but not here. Then the waitress; felt bad because she was obviously brand new to waitressing (asked how we wanted the duck cooked, never refilled water glasses, didn't clean crumbs from tablecloth etc). Food was good but overall disappointing dinner experience. Suggest you use non prime times to train your staff. Too much competition in this town to give this one another shot. Sorry.
Great for holiday brunches. Their regular Sunday brunch are good as well but nowhere near as elaborate as their special holiday ones. The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a nice brunch with family. We are planning to try the Afternoon Tea service that they offer one weekend.
Wow, wonderful dinner......maybe the best one we've experienced at Ristorante Cavour. My husband started with the bib lettuce with fresh blue crab, tomato, avocado with a lovely lemon dressing. I had the burrata and tomato appetizer with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. My husband had the veal medallions with the most awesome whipped potatoes. I had a wonderful filet mignon with potato fingerlings and grilled asparagus. For dessert we split a panna cotta with strawberry coulis......probably the best panna cotta I've ever eaten. Service was fantastic as well. Can't wait for the new menu starting in January. It's got some of the oldie but goodie items back on it. YUMMO!!! :)
We had lovely service from our waitress. The food, however, was terrible. The linguini had zero flavor to the little sauce that was on it. The pea risotto was bland yet the scallops were good. The meat and cheese tray appetizer .. the meats were good but it only had two pieces of cheese.
We will not be back.
I expected the best of everything since that is what this venue claims to be. The waiter seemed lethargic and ambivalent and not very knowledgeable about the most basic wine question regarding an unoaked chardonnay. The food was OK but not exceptional. The first thing the valet said was, "You came in the wrong way." I didn't notice any signs and there was only one other car coming into the driveway from the other direction so it wasn't like I had caused a traffic jam. Not a very welcoming reception. Underwhelming and expensive.
Excellent range of tasty food for Sunday brunch. Excellent service, although we had to wait a while in the bar (very nice) for about 20 minutes until our table became available. Complementary valet parking. Everything about the hotel and restaurant is first-rate. I recommend it highly both for dinner and for Sunday brunch.
As always, the Ristorante Cavour delivered a fine dining experience in an elegant setting. It is nice to occasionally have a meal in a setting that permits conversation at normal volume levels. There was a large and somewhat boisterous group enjoying an early meal when we arrived for a 6:45 pm reservation, but fortunately they had been seated in the anteroom so that their noise level was not offensive in the main dining room. My only complaint is that their selection of wines by the glass is limited and very expensive. Neither of our guests the other night drink alcohol, so I was forced off their extensive main wine list. Twenty-four dollars a glass for a skimpy serving of a moderately good Barolo is a bit stiff.
Different than when I went 3 months ago. Price went up. Quality and variety of food definitely down. Took 5 friends for their birthdays. Pricey but would not have
Minded if good quality. This was not. That being said....the service was incredible. I could not have asked for more. Will not go back....would. It recommend.
Always the perfect spot!
Lunch at Cavour is the perfect combination of great food, wonderful service and an elegant place where I can slow down from the frantic pace of my workdays.
It's my "go-to" place for business lunches or time with girlfriends.
I have never been disappointed...
We loved the relaxed feel of Ristorante Cavour...Extravagant buffet including omelet and carving station...we particularly loved the salmon as an entree plus an array of salads and cheeses....without forgetting the selections of individual desserts. The service was excellent automatically greeting with complimentary glass of prosecco...
Food is always good. This time the menu was very limited as the kitchen is currently under reconstruction. I know that when it's back in regular operating order that the menu will be back to its original state and probably even better. We had the awesome butternut squash soup and blue crab salad as appetizers. For our entrees we had a filet of tenderloin and flatbread with fresh tomatoes, cheese and basil. Tiramisu was for dessert and it was oh, so good!!!
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