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Antica Osteria

#222 of 7,050 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2311 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1511 (Greenbriar St)
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Houston, Texas
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402 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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84 reviews
33 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Houston TX
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Restaurant Week menu was terrific and choices were exceptional. Great steaks, lamb chops and lamb shank for your main dish. Cannoli was a wonderful dessert.

Thank weddingmoons
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food & drinks were divine - but honestly, Cohmal, our server had us all in stitches and took care of us as if we were family. He took the time to explain each dish, recommended sauces, etc... Truly a gem of a place too - check it out during Houston Restaurant Weeks!

Thank MCdreamtravel
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Every time I dine here I leave thinking "Why don't I come here more often?" The food is superb, the service gracious and not overbearing....a lovely experience. Saturday evening the lamb chops were cooked perfectly, the salmon filet deemed 'the best ever' and who doesn't like fresh buratta? My friends and I agreed we would be back soon and not... More 

Thank houstongal2015
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1,182 reviews
767 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I was in Houston for a conference and, following consultation with TripAdvisor, I made reservations at Antica Osteria for dinner. This was an exceptional meal, and the service was outstanding. I was provided a tour of the restaurant, which is comprised of two residences. I will certainly return to this exceptional restaurant the next time I am in Houston.

Thank CJTravelerTexas

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?