Houston >Food & Dining > Cavatore Italian Restaurant
2120 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX | Directions 7700829.804998 -95.428851
Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Greater Heights
Cavatore Italian Restaurant serves authentic Italian that the whole family will enjoy. Old world Italian dishes are served in a casual space adorned with an eclectic and rustic blend of memorabilia from across Italy.
The menu at Cavatore is as unique as the decor. Appetizers include Italian meats and cheeses, calamari and escargot. Innovative entrees are prepared of veal, pork, beef, chicken, seafood and pasta.
From the Calamari Fritti appetizer to the Lasagna Al Forno, this casual Houston Italian restaurant will supply the delicious flavors your eager taste buds desire. And for dessert, leave room for traditional "dolci" like cannoli, tiramisu and spumoni.
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply taking a break from the workday world, visit us at Cavatore and tour the tastes of Italy.
We came to have a good time to your restaurant but we left upset and sad. You have really destroyed this place with the horrible food you are serving and cutting down on service and cleanliness. The bathroom for woman was stinking real bad with urine and poop all over the place . Where is your cleaning help for God's sake? Where is the health department to see for themselves.
Poor, very poor management – I totally agree with the previous commentator. I used to come to this restaurant once a week for many many years to enjoy the good food and great piano entertainment by a kind gracious talented pianist Michaelangelo.
He was the reason we came as well as all the members of our church before we held our square dancing every Sunday night. Our neighbor Sunshine and her sister would urge each and everyone of us to go see him for his versatile and amazing repertoire of piano music. It is so sad to see this place gone down in its quality of food and piano entertainment as well as the service.
Very sad indeed.
Very bad service, awful food and tasteless piano music.
The glory days of this restaurant are gone. Olive Garden is way much better than this crap you serve.
This a legitimate complaint and I want the whole city of Houston to know about this matter.
This is the worst Italian food I have tasted in my life and Unfortunately I have to say that our expectations were completely the opposite of what we experienced . Not only was the food aweful but the manager ( kind of a slim tall fellow with glasses who by the way claimed to be Mr. Cavatore the owner ) was cocky and very obnoxious. I remember the owner being a nice kind and gracious fellow that would do anything to please his clients.
And by the way if he is the new owner, I can assure you he is in the wrong kind of business with that rude & impolite behavior towards my family. I speak Spanish fluently and I do not appreciate the language used to describe my wife and her family regardless of color. We expect to be treated with respect and for adjustments to be made to our tab considering the terrible meal served cold and cooked lousy.
I called the next day and a lady by the name of Sharon answered and I explained to her what occured and she even said that that man has an attitude problem.
Shame on you Cavatore Italian restaurent.
Restaurants in Houston come and go with amazing speed. But Cavatore's has been around for a long time. I think it's because they continue to serve up consistently good food. We used to live in the area but moved away recently. I was craving the caesar salad so my husband and I drove back to the neighborhood. We were greeted by a new face. I think her name was Sharon. She was gracious and friendly. There was piano music that night which made for nice atmosphere. Not too loud but nice to listen to. What I like about this place is that the food is reasonably priced and portions are pretty large. I started with the table side caesar salad. Love watching them prepare it and you also get to choose which ingredients to put in it-like anchovies and garlic. I then had the Italian sausage with pasta. The flavors blend well together. It was really good. My husband had the steak with brandy sauce. He was equally pleased with his meal. We skipped dessert but ordered coffee. When they brought out our coffee it was accompanied by a complimentary tasting of gelato. Turns out the restaurant was trying out a new concept. We thought the gelato was a nice touch. All in all, great time.
My husband and I brought our two kids to Cavatore last Saturday. It was my daughter's 10th birthday. We made a reservation through OpenTable. I love that they have that option. We were greeted with a friendly welcome and seated at the exact table I selected on the OpenTable app. Our server greeted us and brought fresh garlic bread to our table. My family and I loved everything we ordered. After we were done with our meal, our server brought out a piece of the best Tiramisu I have ever had. They even put a candle on top! It was so sweet and thoughtful. I know my daughter will always remember her 10th birthday. Cavatore is a great place to have birthday dinners!
Like any other Houstonian on a diet, I was in search for a healthy meal loaded with flavor. My friend from work recommended Cavatore Italian Restaurant a couple of weeks ago. She could not stop talking about the casual atmosphere and delicious food. So last Friday my boyfriend and I decided to try it. We were greeted by a hostess that made us feel extremely welcomed. We were seated in the main room and our waiter greeted us. My boyfriend and I felt like the staff was very friendly and it seemed as if they were excited we were there. I read through the menu and searched for a healthy option. The Petti Di Pollo Alla Griglia immediately caught my eye. I chose gluten free and whole wheat pasta and ordered a side of spinach. I loved that Cavatore lets you chose between regular pasta and whole wheat pasta. This was perfect for my diet! We sat and listened to the piano player as we waited for our food. Our food arrived shortly after we ordered it. My chicken was cooked to perfection and was loaded with flavor. My spinach and whole wheat pasta were also very appetizing. My boyfriend and I both agreed that Cavatore would become a regular dining spot for us. My meal was healthy and loaded with flavor. I was also very satisfied with the service. Cavatore is doing a great job! Can't wait to go back!
We dined at Cavatore's for Mother's Day and had a wonderful experience. The place was very busy but our service was great. Our waiter was very friendly and was knowledgeable about the specials and wine list. The lasagna and tiramisu are two of my favorite items.Delicious!! We have frequented Cavatore's many times over the years and have never been disappointed! We will be back soon. Keep up the good work.
Italian Cuisine in a Casual Atmosphere – Cavatore Italian Restaurant serves family-friendly Italian fare. This red-checkered tablecloth restaurant has been serving country-style Italian fare since 1984. Rustic and charming, from the outdoor paddle wheel to the open-loft ceiling, you will experience a unique setting as soon as you step into this 100 year old barn turned restaurant. Located near the Heights on Ella Boulevard a few blocks inside the 610 loop. SInce our last visit a couple of years ago, we understand that Cavatore has acquired new management.
We were disappointed to discover that the former piano player, Michelangelo, who was always very friendly and accommodating, had been replaced by a duo of musicians who are billed as playing jazz but who in actuality, at least while we were present, performed a mixed musical selection. We understand that the food and service has declined somewhat under the new management. We would concur based upon our most recent dining experience. While our service was good and the food quality acceptable if average, it failed to excite us nor did it seem as savory as in the past. For the price diners can do better if seeking authentic Italian cuisine.
Old world standard Italian dishes are served in a casual space adorned with an eclectic blend of memorabilia from across Italy. Appetizers include Italian meats and cheeses, squid and escargot. Classic entrees include Spaghetti, ravioli, cannellone and linguini. From the Calamari Fritti appetizer to the Lasagna Al Forno, this casual Italian restaurant provides many several options sure to appeal to the children as well as adults in the group . Leave room for traditional "dolci" like cannoli, tiramisu and spumoni.
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply taking a break from the workday world, Cavatore’s is a good choice for a reasonably priced casual Italian venue with an appealing décor. Hopefully Cavatore will regain its stride soon.
The worst Italian Food – I would not give this Barn ( shack ) even one star. This is the worst Italian food we have ever tasted and the funny thing is the waitress even confirms that. Martha used to be our waitress for years and she confirms the place has been in decline and getting worse over the years. What a shame.
Literally the WORST Italian food anyone can ever taste.
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