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Antica Osteria

#223 of 7,080 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2311 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1511 (Greenbriar St)
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Houston looking for a new restaurant for us. We wanted to relax, drink a while and just enjoy the night. We were there on a Friday night. Not real crowded because it was early. Lovely gentleman waiter who gave us a very fine place all to ourselves out of way but still very near the piano player.... More 

Thank ShariH662
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a family dinner celebration at Antica and it was the perfect place. It is small, yet we did not feel cramped. It is cozy. The atmosphere is authentic Italian, and so is the food. The portions are large, so bring your appetite! You will not be disappointed! And the service is excellent.

Thank IllinoisLglegl
Houston, Texas
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300 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here and reviewed here before. This experience was very bad and will be my last Let me set the stage for you. This dining event took place early (6:30) on a Tuesday evening. Reservations were made days in advance for a party of six that had dined here together last year. Parking has always been a problem... More 

Thank zepper50
Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I returned to Antica Osteria after not having been in a couple of years, and it was just as good as the last time we dined there. Because we'd moved, we didn't get over to this side of town, but we will be returning with more frequency now that we're closer! Although it had been quite a... More 

Thank Laura M
Houston, Texas
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407 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Not only is the food and service great, the atmosphere is really awesome. This place has character. Old book store turned into a restaurant. Authentic Italian food. The room was perfect for our group. The snapper was just incredible along with the meats and cheeses. Will definitely return.

Thank WesleyMCPA
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I had our 30th anniversary dinner at Antica Osteria, just happened upon it after a book signing at "Murder by the Book". Short but very good wine list, bruschetta appetizer was excellent (on garlic toast). My Mediterranean (Greek) salad was authentic, no lettuce. My wife had a tomato and parmesan appetizer she enjoyed. I had the lobster... More 

Thank Sean S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent night out for a group of friends or even a couple! Amazing food and extremely knowledgeable staff, well versed in the menu and ability to make sound recommendations depending on palate. Great interaction with patrons on the part of the staff. Complimentary valet parking was indeed a plus as parking was tight in that area. The attendants were hopping... More 

Thank Brent B
Nashville, TN
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I was part of a 20+ person dinner party upstairs. We had a limited menu, but reasonable variety. The baked asparagus was perfectly cooked as an appetizer. Gnocchi with Alfredo sauce was fine, but unremarkable as the main. Pistachio gelato was excellent. The service was fine, but some signs of disorganization or miscommunication. Wine service was uneven with part of... More 

Thank giorgitd
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We dined at Antica Osteria Saturday evening. Everything from the valet service, our greeting upon entering the restaurant, the bartender and her deft ability at making Bombay Sapphire martinis, to being seated at our table was wonderful. I love the charming atmosphere. My husband chose the whole flounder, which he seemed to thoroughly enjoy. I prefer to have headless fish,... More 

Thank Deb G
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Duck was superb. Veal scallopini was good. Mediterranean salad was also very good and nice size. Nice atmosphere. Good Italian cake.

Thank juuj02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2311 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1511
    (Greenbriar St)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-521-1155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?