11910 Louetta Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7707029.996740 -95.590705
The food and service here was perfect, once you finally get a table. The hostess area up front seemed fairly disorganized, and it didn't appear to make a difference if you had a reservation or not.
Awesome little place--best Italian food I've had in U.S. – I found out about this place when my friend took me there for lunch b/c we work nearby, and she told me about how it was new, and the owner/waiter came from Italy a few years ago, and he's so nice, etc. The inside is really nice but small, and there is seating outside as well. When I went the first time, I ordered a panini (dont know the full description of the one I ordered, but it had turkey), and it was delicious, and my friend had ravioli, which she loved. On the menu for lunch, there were 3 paninis and 3 pasta plates, so I guess one of the two drawbacks (#2 is that it is located in a little strip mall, but that doesn't matter to me) I could see is that for lunch, there isn't a large selection presently (also doesn't matter to me because it is all so good). Antonio, who is the owner/waiter, brings out delicious bread with EVOO to dip in, with herbs and parm. Dont know if they make the bread there or not, but it is to die for. The 2d time I went to Cafe Amore, I took my mom for lunch. We sat inside, and Antonio told us that they are planning on making a bar inside, which I think would be great b/c they offer so many different wines (dont know anything about that b/c I haven't tried any yet). We decided on getting a panini and the gnocchi and sharing. Panini was the same that I had before. For the gnocchi, we were totally blown away. The tomato sauce was amazing. I've been to Italy twice, and this was better than I remember the food there (probably b/c I was eating at a "touristy" restaurant). This was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. When I went to a little italian restaurant in NYC a few weeks after I went to Cafe Amore, I got the gnocchi, and it was NOWHERE NEAR the stuff that I ate here! There is a 5course meal that they do wine pairings with on Weds, and yummy desserts are always available. Antonio is awesome, as is the whole place. It's somewhere that you love going to,for every reason,and want to see it do well.
Excellent Italian food a great find for dinning. – OUR MEAL WAS WONDERFUL. THE SERVICE WAS FRIENDLY AND WE WANTED FOR NOTHING .OUR WAITER WAS ON TOP OF OUR EVERY NEED. WE HAD A FULL 5 COURSE MEAL AND THE COST WAS VERY MODERATE.THE FOOD WAS VERY FLAVORFUL AND COOKED TO PERFECTION. I WILL RECOMMEND TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
What a cute little find!!!!!!!!!!!! – Everything about our meal was superb! We started with figs and prosciutto with a light caramel sauce: light, sweet, salty.... DIVINE. For entrees I has the pork loin and asparagus with a sherry reduction. Everything was well executed. The pork was moist, asparagus were perfect; the sauce was phenomenal! Aside from the quality of the food, the price was shocking. My wife had the petite filet, my pork and appetizer: $40 including tip!
If you are looking for generic lasagna and spaghetti go to Olive Garden. If you are looking for a unique dining experience, you owe it to yourself to swing by.
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