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Ciao Bello

5161 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056-3633
+1 713-960-0333
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“bolognese” (5 reviews)
“italian bread” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5161 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056-3633
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t say enough about the soft shell crab and or the chicken francese as both of our entrees and the service was a 10. This restaurant is a hidden gem in a 2 block area of over 30+ restaurants with ample free parking. You...More

Thank John P
Reviewed March 21, 2018

My wife and I dined at Ciao Bello after recommendations from our Concierge(Fernando) at the Houstonian. Ciao is owned and run by the same person who owns Tony's, but with a more limited menu. We had fried oysters for appetizers, which were good, and bone-in...More

Thank SouthernTraveler1958
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Have been there several times and have not been disappointed. Located near the Galleria at one end of a strip center. Plenty of free parking.

Thank TexasAg69
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Although we live across the street from Tony's, the legend, we absolutely love Mr. Vallone's more casual Ciao Bello! A true testament to the restaurant is how many times we have seen him dining there with his friends and family! The cinnamon bread served only...More

Thank ppettyHtown
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Food was fair, service was excellent. Presentation is much better than flavor, which in a few things, like bolognese was almost non-existent. The restaurant tries for a funky vibe but seemed much more like eating in someone’s garage. Then, I know it’s winter in Texas,...More

Thank melissa M
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Houston but we had a disappointing visit the other night. The bolognese was tasteless. My wife and I were both looking around for salt, which is not on the table. Clearly we were not going to...More

Thank AJB830
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

The ambience is very good and we were made to feel highly welcome. The service was truly excellent. However, the food was disappointing: mixed fried seafood cold, salad wilted, panna cotta bathed in sickly syrup, and coffee tasteless. A pity such a nice restaurant is...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Another feather in their cap. We had reservations and wanted to come back here for Restaurant Week to help the Houston Food Bank Benefit program. Wonderful choices on the special menu. I had the cappellettti appetizer. Small but very good. Nice sauce, fabuloous flavor and...More

Thank William D
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Disappointed $20 HRW lunch: Crispy Calamari : too oily, so not crispy anymore ossa buco ravioli : portion is too small. Besides, my friends' and my orders are all way too salty.

1  Thank MZ_Cantonese
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Houston Restaurant Weeks dinner for our son, daughter and 13-year-old grandson got mixed reviews. First, the service was excellent, but we had to laugh when we got a waiter named Billy in an Italian restaurant--just seemed wrong, but he was great! Our appetizers included outstanding...More

9  Thank Gene T
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Questions & Answers
May 9, 2016|
Response from Sandra I | Reviewed this property |
There is a large private patio and I think there is a smaller room but not sure. The patio was set up for a party of about 50 or so with a buffet set price.
Ava S
January 20, 2015|
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Response from skylanders | Reviewed this property |
they are very accommodating, my husband is vegetarian...just ask them. Enjoy we sure did.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5161 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056-3633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-960-0333
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