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“Must return to try more on the great menu”
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Arcodoro
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Ranked #404 of 8,448 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
Cross street: Post Oak
Description: Handmade Italian. Sardinian Touches. For nearly two decades, owner Efisio Farris has earned the love and respect of well-traveled food and wine aficionados. Farris, a native of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia has created a menu and ambiance that showcases the abundant tastes and exceptional beauty of Italy. A cuisine celebrating the rustic flavors and indigenous ingredients of the land and sea – from wild game to fish, herbs, fresh vegetables, handmade pastas and cured meats, Sardinian cheeses, honey and aromatic sauces. Menu highlights include carpaccios, risottos, pizza from the wood-burning oven, baked whole fish, house-made pastas and award-wining steaks. Enjoy the signature Grapparita or cocktails in the Bar Doro,in the casual grill or alfresco on the patios. Watch a who’s who’s of local and visiting notables in the sophisticated dining room or book a table in one of the three private dining rooms.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Looked at the menu online before reserving a table and saw Ossobuco on the menu so that was the catch for us. My wife always like a bit of marrow bone and she were not disappointed with the meal here.
I had the lamb chops for my main and these were done perfectly - nice and pink. The crusting on them was a plus.
We shared the desert sampler as a way to try a few new items but wished we had followed our waiter's advice on a single item. Next time..
The service we had from our server was exceptional - his knowledge of the menu and wines was perfect and his service that right blend of attentiveness without being intrusive. He made the evening perfect!
The Sardinia theme to the menu means there are those regional specialties that one does not find at the average Italian restaurant so we will be returning to try a few more menu items.
The wine list is very extensive and prices reflect the neighborhood but there is something for most budgets. We had their own imported Method Champagne and it was very good.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The food is consistently good in this beautiful restaurant. The atmosphere and decor are elegant. The portions are a little small and I tend to leave a little hungry! The servers are attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion. Good Italian wine selection.

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Thank Kay S
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

I had eaten here years ago and thought that it was just average. After three trips to Italy in the last three years, my tastes in Italian food have changed and I wanted to try it again. The special crab appetizer was mediocre and the pasta in my wife's pasta with clams was not al dente, it was raw. Only my pasta and squid special was any good at all. Houston is littered with good to great Italian restaurants, this is not one of them.

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Thank David7117
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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.

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Thank Jim H
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

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...

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Thank Mechudo
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