Wonderfully romantic & easily the best AUTHENTIC Italian.
My husband and I have eaten here quite a few times. From the first visit it was dubbed "our favorite." The food is always so fresh and delicious. The owner makes his way around to EVERY table and always takes the time to explain his dishes. It is cozy and romantic and your experience is never rushed - like some places. We have been to Italy a few times, so we know what good Italian tastes like, and this is it!
A gem! Excellent - not to miss!!!.
This is the best Italian food in Katy!! Cozy, romantic atmosphere, exceptional service, and the food is amazing. Fresh, perfectly prepared, mouth watering... even the presentation is excellent. My husband and I could have had one of each of the chalkboard specials. They all sounded heavenly... we tried the baked pear salad, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, lamb shank, and veal special. Oh my goodness - we can't wait to go back!!! For the amount and quality of food, the prices are good. Spread the word! Try it - you'll be happy you did. And the reviewer that gave it one star has to either be a competitor or just absolutely out of his mind. I can't say enough good things about this place - we are so happy it's in the neighborhood!!
This Place Will Not Make It.
Stay away from the scallop appetizer. At $9 a plate (four scallops) I figured they would be fresh (shame on me for not asking). Instead, they were perfectly bland with no golden sear to mask the grainy and string texture of thawed shellfish. And they were about the size of a quarter (think U/20 or 30). On the plus side they were not overcooked. The lamb shank came with linguine in broth. The lamb melted off the bone. The broth for the linguine tasted bitter - as though herbs had been steeped for too long and gone rancid. The redfish sounded great but fell short. No big mishap – just bland. The tortellini was also disappointing although the sauce was good. But how wrong can you go with a cheese, cream, and garlic sauce? The crème brulee had the most awful texture I have ever experienced. It would appear that the chef received squeeze bottles for Christmas because chocolate sauce was everywhere – from the top of the crème brulee itself (Blasphemer!) to the plate underneath. Crème brulee is perfect decadence that needs no embellishment. The cheesecake reminded me of Naples in the summer – very dry. The service was great but don’t be surprised if it takes a while for the initial meet and greet between server and table. The server is responsible for reciting a specials menu about a third as long as the regular menu (a slight exaggeration). The specials are written on a 3x2 ft. chalkboard propped up on a chair that is lugged around to each table but only when the server is done with the previous table and not helping the food runners. Bottom line, skip it. This is not the ‘great hope’ for authentic quality food in Katy.