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“The best Italian in Houston ”

Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #1 of 652 Restaurants in Katy
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The best Italian in Houston!
Not cheap but worth every penny.
The best risotto. Osso bucco to die for. Try raspberry sherbet if they have it. Can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano is our new favorite restaurant in Texas. We felt like we were in France again because the food, service and ambience was excellent! This is a very special place and in our Katy neighborhood. We ordered the escargot, filet mignon with sea bass, and another beef entree, two desserts that were good portions. Beautiful meal and we plan to return soon! We had to take part of one entree and one entire dessert home because we were so full. Amazing food and a wonderful surprise!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

great place for fine Italian it really is one of the best Italian places I have been would rate it higher than most places inside the loop and on the expense account circuit it really is a gem

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We have dined at DaVinci several times and it is fabulous every time. Everything is very, very good.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This restaurant is truly a hidden gem... The unassuming exterior hides a beautiful and cozy restaurant inside. And then there's the food! OH! The FOOD! Don't be fooled by the small menu...the LARGE specials board is bursting with so many delicious dishes you will have difficulty deciding what to order.

The bruschetta is fresh, flavorful, and toasted to perfection. And it's served with two spreads: sun dried tomato and smoked salmon. Which is better? Each bite will tell you "this one" regardless of which one you taste.

The appetizers are large and sized for sharing! If there is a Baked Pear Salad on the board...GET IT!!! OMG! All of us LOVED it! The pears, mangos, and pineapple were some of the freshest, sweetest, flavorful fruits I've had. Then pair that with mixed greens, slivered almonds, gorgonzola, and house-made dressing...who needs an entree?

Turns out...everyone! ;-) Portions are generous on all the dishes. The Shrimp da Vinci puff pastries filled with fresh seafood is decadent and divine. The Eggplant Parmesan is beautiful and balanced.

Whatever you do...save room for dessert! Pack up half your meal if you're getting full, because the desserts are sooooooo tasty! I couldn't resist eating the decorative sugar topper, which left my hands sticky, but it was oh-so-worth-it! I'm not a "cake person" but the Italian Cream Cake is one of the best I've had! Very light and satisfying. And the Caramel Cheesecake...well...I'm a sucker for just about any cheesecake...and this one is no exception!

Throughout the meal, I couldn't help noticing all the different dishes coming from the kitchen...don't be surprised if everyone at the table has a different plate or bowl. And the desserts are all brought out on pedestals. It just adds to the ambiance of feeling like you're in someone's home.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or celebrating the fact that it's Tuesday, I *HIGHLY* recommend treating yourself to a meal in this special place. It's small, so make a reservation to ensure you get a table!

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