Houston >Food & Dining > Crapitto's Cucina Italiana
2400 Mid Ln, Houston, TX | Directions 7702729.743290 -95.450442
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-11pm; Sat 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
Been dying to try this place – Reading the reviews I've been dying to try this place. My bf and I got there early and we were seated right away. Service was great, but the food was only so so. I guess I had expected a lot, but it wasn't anything special. I might try it again sometime in the future.
The Best Little Italian Restaurant in Houston – Crapittos was the best experience I've had in a very long time. The food was great. The service was excellent. My husband and I met his brother and girlfriend there for a birthday celebration. This was in the middle of November, a very cold night. I think the temperatures that night was around 40 degrees. Once we walked into the restaurant, it was warm and the aroma was delcious. The prices were very resonable. My husband and I are on a very strict budget with two kids. We could afford to go there every weekend or every other weekend and not be worried about spending too much. The crowd was lite, so there was no waiting to be seated. You can valet park or park across the street. Very quiet neighborhood right off Westheimer Rd. We had such a great time we were the last customers to leave the restaurant. A truely great experience. I recommend them highly!! We have been back 5 times since November.
Best Canneloni in Houston – Two of us and a baby lunched al Fresco today .The food was excellent, and our server was informed and friendly. My daughter and I proclaimed the canneloni, the best in Houston. She had the roast chicken with spinach and mashed potatoes. The chicken was juicy and delicous.
After we saw several people eating the giant seafood salad, she regretted not having ordered it, but we'll be returning.
As a smoker I was delighted to discover it is permitted out on the patio, and no one threw anything at me:-)
F+ – We came for dinner with another couple, sat outside, the place was empty (outside) the service was uber slow, we never got an ashtray (we had the boss out for dinner he wanted to smoke a cigar, alas, we got an ashtray about an hour later) We could not understand the waiter, his latin accent was so heavy. Ok, and let me say with no uncertainty, my husband will eat ANYTHING, when his food came, his face dropped, everyones face dropped, there was a ragu sauce mixing with the spinach cream sauce next to it, forget it, I said send it back, he took two bites, ordered a beer, and called it a night. The boss man wanted to see the port list, funny I guess, needless to say, no port list. Why haven't I written about my food? Or the other plates? Why bother, it was bad Italian food, and for anyone that knows Italian food, they would be lying to say Crapitto"s has good Italian food, LYING!! Or.............they do not know good Italian food. So, bad service, scary food, but nice patio, good for a glass of wine, but that's it
My favorite Italian spot in Houston – My wife and I have been to Crapitto?s three times, and though she prefers Mia Bella by a small margin, I greatly prefer Crapitto?s. The restaurant itself is intimate ? a great place to take a date. If you have a larger party, try reserving the wine room. When the weather?s nice, the patio seating is great; at night, it can be romantic. Parking is difficult ? you can try to find a spot on the street, take your chances being towed/booted for parking in the lot across the street, or you can valet.
I enjoy the Cappellini di Mare, but my favorite dish is the Crawfish Linguini with spicy alfredo sauce. It?s on the lunch menu, but I?ve requested it at dinner and the kitchen came through for me. Actually, it?s my favorite Italian dish in Houston (though it?s not a traditional Italian dish). The salads are good, as is the bread. I?m not a fan of olives, so I pass on the olive spread. Service has always been prompt and friendly.
This is my favorite Italian place in Houston, and I prefer it over Mia Bella, Palazzo?s, Vincent?s, Nino?s, Ciro?s, Carrabba?s, and Maggiano?s.
Not so hot... – My first visit to Crapitto's will likely be my last. The food was not bad, but also not good...extremely average. We ordered crab cakes for starters, and they had a strange taste to them. The entree was nothing special either. Nonetheless, we decided there's just not too many ways to mess with dessert,
we ordered the tres leches and a cheesecake of some sort. The tres leches was horrible, but the
cheesecake was YUMMY! The service was nice, as well as the ambiance.
Phenomenal Italian Experience – This is a fantastic Italian restaurant. The best in Houston. The location is great located inside the loop off of Westheimer. Old style building which gives you that old Italy feeling. Service is spectacular ever visit and they have a great little bar in the front. Very nice wine list and you have to taste the food to really appreciate it. Lasagna is my favorite!
Elegant, Relaxing & Romantic – I have been to Crappito's many times! It has been excellent every time I have been! The service is excellent, the atmosphere is excellent and of course the food is TO DIE FOR!! I made reservations for inside seating and when we got there we decided to sit on the patio - no one blinked an eye. They changed everything up in a snap and we enjoyed a wonderful lunch under the beautiful oaks! There is not one complaint so far! Bring your best friends or family anytime and in the evening it is a very romantic place to take a date or significant other!! ENJOY!!
Guy that takes reservations is very rude – Made a reservation a week in advance giving my credit card info. When the day came I had not received a phone call to confirm the reservation so I called the restaurant. They could not find my reservation after looking but told us to go ahead and come in. We did and had a great time.
So, now a week later I find a $100 charge to my card because we "did not show for our reservation". ..the reservation he booked wrong. The guy had booked the reservation for the wrong Saturday and was being hostile to me on the phone for not answering his phone calls this past weekend. I was out of the country and was not expecting the call. He was very very rude for something he did.
Dinner was great - oh how one person can but a bad bad taste in your mouth.
In response to the lady that had a mix up in reservations. This was entirely our fault. We put her reservation on the wrong date. She did come in the week before and as she said we accommodated her and she and her party had a "great time". The next week was where we had mistakenly put her original reservation. We tried to contact her but she was off skiing and did not return our calls. We did charge her a no shoe fee of $100.00 which we do for large parties. She called the following Monday and made us aware of our mistake and we credited her account the $100.00 that day. I was upset at myself and the manager that made the mistake on her reservation. She did come to the restaurant and I also apologized to her in person and again told her it was our fault. After she left, I did call her to offer her a $100.00 gift card for our mistake but before I could let her know why I called, she hung up on me. Our reviews reflect that we do our best for our customers.Thanks Frank Crapitto
Great room, food and service. – I never miss an opportunity, when in Houston, to eat at this great restaurant. As a single diner, I am usually guarded about where the host will seat me. Not here! I have never been shown the seat by the kitchen door. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Special requests are not a problem. The food is alway consistant and flavorful. If you just want to sit in the bar and enjoy lunch, the crowd is ecelectic and the bartender gives you just the right amount of attention. On confortable days, the patio works and you are not forgotten by the waitstaff. Overall, it's apparent to me that the owner and mananger have never forgotten that the customer is the best source of advertising and they are willing to go the extra mile in their customer service to prove it. Buenocomida
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