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“Excellent Continental Italian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arcodoro

Arcodoro
5000 Westheimer at Post Oak, Houston, TX 77056 (Great Uptown)
(713) 621-6888
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Ranked #501 of 7,288 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
Cross street: Post Oak
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Excellent Continental Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The ambience, food, and service make this one of Houston's best restaurants. The chef's daily special, one of which is always fish, is always worth trying. I have dined at Arco Doro on numerous occasions--both lunch and dinner--and have never been disappointed. And you might just have the chance to see president George H. W. Bush.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“"Nice italian al fresco dining, food and service not up to par..."”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

The place is in the heart of The Galleria area, very convenient for business lunches. During nice weather, ask for a table in the patio like we did and change the setting to al fresco dinning. Service is friendly and you can't beat the location. However, the service was slow on a monday night and the food was only ok. Pizza Margherita was good but the "insalata de mare" was not very tasty. The "carpaccio" lacked dressing and had to copensate with olive oil and lime the waiter brought to the table. Ravioli was so so...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Poor service in an old time favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I have been eating at ArcoDoro since it opened in 1996 I believe.I always liked the restaurant.
Tonight we had a visiting party from out of town coming for diner.Me and a friend Arrived early.Waiting for the rest I ordered a double espresso.I was served the coffee without any Sugar or any water? 10 min later the waiter still was oblivious until I finally asked for the Sugar.No water.Second request was made to get a glass.Later During dinner I had the Bronzino I always order. Not so good.And the prices..well Pricey as always.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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houston
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable first time visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

wonderful atmosphere in the back room away from the kids and family. Our waiter Michael was wonderful and let us while away the night to a 3.5 hour dinner. Everything from the OsoBuco to the Lamb was delicious, fresh and tasty. The selection of bread for olive oil was nice and tira misu and cappaccino to end it was wonderful.

The only shortcoming is the relatively thin wine list and the prices. We had a nice wine from Umbria that was $45. We stopped at Specs the next day and picked it up for $15. A mark up I think is way to high!

We are wine drinkers and appreciate not getting gouged.

They did make a great Martini for me as well.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Authentic Italian Restaurant in Houston”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We dine here as often as we can. As a family, a couple, father daughter, and on business. Everything is authentic and delicious.The menu is even written with no typos. Service is ok. Only constructive criticisms: the menu selections seldom change so after years of dining there we are running out of choices. Decor should be spruced up too.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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