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Rain Uptown Ristorante

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5217 98th St, Suite 600, Lubbock, TX 79424-5419
+1 (806) 798-5900
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Lubbock, Texas
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The cereal crusted French toast is incredible but the waiter was more interested in telling us about himself than taking orders or serving anyone. We waited over an hour for our ticket and when we mentioned it to the waiter he was snotty and rude saying no one made us stay - well actually he did since we couldn't leave... More 

Thank Lisa G
Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Filet with crab is very good. Service is good. I've also had the veal and it's good. But the bar! Best old-fashion in town. Try it for a special occasion and you'll be hooked. Desserts are good, too.

Thank sbarkowsky
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Table for 10 easily accommodated. Excellent food all around. Have never had a bad experience here. Always yummy. Large portions. Very filling

Thank David B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sunday night. Called ahead. Close at 9:00 p.m. Hostess assured us we would be fine. Arrived at 8:40. Only customers there. Hostess did not reassure us, just kept repeating that the kitchen closes at 9:00. Waiter came quickly. Brought out wine. Took our order. Kitchen staff was in the back looking at us. Waiter Brought us bread... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

There are only a handful of real brunch joints in the LBK. Crafthouse Gastro Pub Texas Tech Club 1x per month (private) West Table - downtown They are all really good in their own way. But the few recent brunches I have had at Uptown have been off the chain delicious. Start with the bartender/server/hostest with the mostest - Steven.... More 

Thank bryanhildebrand
Sacramento CA Area
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We enjoyed the fresh approach to the Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini. The Caesar salad, the Chicken Piccata, the Chicken Caesar salad, and the Tiramisu were all just wonderful. The service by Devin was really appreciated because he had the patience to wait out our decisions and food service after we finished our drinks. Thanks to the folks behind the scenes.

Thank bw13802
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Adult Family of 3 . The escargot is always a winner to begin. The bread is truly the BEST in the world. We've never had a less than perfect entree but my favorites are the chicken curry or a pesto gnocchi. With my black cod, I asked for risotto which was spot on. I enjoy ordering dishes I'd never attempt... More 

Thank gaulegirl
Fort Worth
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to have an after conference meal here. It was recommended by a colleague. The prices were similar to downtown Seattle. My sashimi tuna salad was $22. The personal cheese (not well liked by our group) pizza was $16. Even with ordering only water, a salad, a personal pizza, etc. our bill totalled over $86! This... More 

Thank Katnelliemommy
Lubbock, Texas
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291 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

My wife and I came here on a date night and loved every minute of it. They allow for reservations (through a 3rd party website) so there was no wait when we got there. We were seated in the partially separated room near the front windows. The atmosphere was cozy, but nice. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgable. Their cocktail... More 

Thank BarryBroughton
Milan, Italy
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

This is probably the best Italian restaurant in Lubbock. Bread before the meal, pasta and all the other dishes are terrific. Prices too. $36 for a plate of pasta and 2 glasses of wine it's just too much. In Italy, for the same meal, you'd pay $10. Service is ok, considered the kind of restaurant they want it to be.

Thank FrancescaTX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5217 98th St, Suite 600, Lubbock, TX 79424-5419
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 (806) 798-5900
Rain Uptown, established by the Soltani family & Chef Pierre Gabelli specializes in fine dining cuisine heavily influenced by northern Italia. From house made pastas and hand cut dry aged beef, to seafood flown in three times a week to insure only the freshest and highest quality products are served. Chef Pierre's culinary education started in Switzerland. His 20 years experience has allowed him to own and operate restaurants throughout Europe, Hawaii and Washington. Now he brings his talent to Lubbock, Texas with discriminating senses for only the freshest and highest quality products. The dining room ambiance is complimented by candle lit tables and offers a wait staff educated in the fine dining experience. We offer only unique and highly rated wines which comprise our extensive and diverse wine list enhanced by eclectic live music. Our lounge specializes in hand crafted martinis, and has a staff with over 30 years of experience in mixology. Our authentic dining experience is sure to be memorable

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