Houston >Food & Dining > Little Napoli Italian Cuisine
540 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.762064 -95.366525
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 12pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 1am;Sun. 1pm - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Downtown
Don't be fooled like we were.... – We've always known that the service at Little Napoli downtown was slow, and sometimes even a bit rude. But we enjoyed the restaurant for its close proximity to Sambuca for after-dinner drinks and live music. We always enjoyed the food, too. But there comes a point when a good meal means NOTHING when you leave this restaurant so angry and frustrated on a saturday evening. Our waitress was literally a B**CH, and I try so hard to not let bad service ruin a nice outing. It got to a point that I was literally picking up plates and handing them to our waitress to clear because having this woman at our table too long was upsetting my in-laws, who were visiting from out-of-town. When she came out to take our order, and we weren't quite ready, she snapped, "So you aren't ready to order then??" really rude and snooty, like she couldn't believe we were wasting her time. To top it off, the manager refused to honor our gift certificate from restaurant dot com, even though we bought it recently at their website, for that specific location downtown. He said that the restaurant had changed management and there was nothing he could do. He was very short with us, because god forbid we wasted HIS time, too. To be honest, I'm not surprised to hear that the management had changed. The service was so bad, and patrons few and far between, that it finally made sense. SOMETHING had changed, and you know you have a problem when a manager at a restaurant acts like you are worthless, his customers. Unfortunately, even when food is worth going back for, nothing else is! Spend your money elsewhere and actually enjoy your meal! The manager and his staff need to go take a class in customer service- when did it become okay to yell at your customers!? So rude...i'll save myself any future headaches (and total embarrassment!) and find another italian place to take family and friends...a restaurant that actually appreciates its customers' patronage!!
Yummy food. Slow but friendly service. – I just left the restaurant and the food was excellent. I'd visited before and enjoyed the food and the service was unfriendly And slow. This time it wasn't as fast as I'd like, but the waitress was quite friendly. My friend requested that we put it on our regular restaurant rotation list.
I'll definately return for a third visit!
BEST pizza, live entertainment, nice ambiance, in the middle of downtown! NEVER crowded! – We come here specifically for the pizza. They use the freshest ingredients and not too much sauce, which makes it taste AWESOME. This place is open late, so it's an awesome place to stop by after clubbing in downtown. The last time we went there was a Jazz band (the lead singer was ASIAN, but sounded like a true New Orleans jazz singer!) They were very entertaining. The wine was excellent, service was great, and great food!! This place offers great coupons on Restaurantdotcom so I would take advantage of those. I have used them before and have had no trouble. We come here every so often becaue it is so great!!!
Casual downtown Italian spot with popularly priced lunch menu, daily happy hour and live music on the weekends. – In Short
This downtown Southern Italian bistro bustles at lunchtime with area office workers taking a needed break to enjoy a casual meal with friends and colleagues. Opt for the cozy indoor dining room or enjoy the al fresco patio. Dine on antipasta, New York and Sicilian pizza, homemade pastas and daily chef's specials. For dessert, try the tiramisu, banana split or chocolate mousse cake. More than 30 wines are offered by the bottle or glass.
Delicious Pizza! – Little Napoli's has been a WELCOME addition to downtown! Their service is great, the hours are great, the owners are so nice and friendly, I just can't say enough! The pizza is the best pizza in town, and the rest of the food is outstanding. I can never not get pizza, though....
The manager has left the building. – My husband and I just got home from eating at Little Napoli for the first time. We live downtown, we'd heard that it was a great little place, and we thought we'd give it a try. Our server was fine, the food was better than average for the price, and the ambiance was nice (we sat outdoors.) A few little glitches in service happened (the server brought one wrong drink, then delivered our salads literally immediately after the appetizer came), but we were happy with everything until the check was dropped. I had printed a $5-off coupon from the Citysearch website right before we left the house. We presented it with a credit card, and our server disappeared for a good five minutes. When she came back, she apologized and said that we couldn't use the coupon because she couldn't find a manager to authorize it. Which would be fine, except a Little Napoli employee was standing on the sidewalk directly next to our table throughout the meal offering passersby $5-off their meal with a coupon she was handing out. When I pointed this out to our server, she shrugged and said that we could wait while she tried to find the manager if we liked. I asked again why she couldn't simply use one of the coupons being handed out on the sidewalk, and she just looked at me blankly. We then paid the full amount and left. My husband called the restaurant to talk to a manager about the situation, and was told that there was no manager in the building (at 9:45 on a Saturday night in a restaurant that is open until 3 AM.) The $5 isn't the issue, it's the fact that the management and staff handled the situation the way they did. We will not be returning.
great service – Me and my boyfriend dined in Litlle Napoli Down Town.That was the finest italian food I've evr tried.The prices are availible, they have a full bar and nice music. The service was great.We'll go there again.
excellent service – i went to little napoli dwnt with my husband and my kids and i had a grill snapper w vegtables and my husband seafood picatta and my kids had spaggetti meatballs and the service was excellent and we engoy the life entertaiment and we really like this restaurant because the atmospher ,clean , best food and fun i know little napoli from the other locatin on westheimer and we love little napoli food.
good entertainement – I was there last friday with my boyfriend and we ordered ribye, salmon picata and chicken parmegiana...We really had good time and good food and It was a very romantic night and we staied there until 3 in the morning... We also enjoyed the good music and atmosfeer of the place
little napoli ristorante italiano – we went to litlle napoli in Downtown , the food is excelent .. i have Salmon Piccata and my Husband has linguini Pescatore and was excelent , and we have a vine and the service was excelent , the food was super fresh, Little napoli is realy my favorite restaurante ,they open late , and serving the full menu and the enterteiment was excelent....and there is Starbuck also, you never will find that in Houston Downtown,..we really love it!!!
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