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Buon Appettito Restaurant

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University Place
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2231 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030-2007
+1 713-665-4601
17:00 - 22:00
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Opelousas, LA
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We happened upon this lovely restaurant one night, and what a delight. It has great atmosphere in an old home that feels so Italian. The food was great, especially the cannelloni and shrimp marinara. We will definitely be back!

Thank slsj1219
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I had surgery at MD Anderson at 7 AM that lasted until 12. I couldn't eat much until 4. By the the we got there I was starving. I had the Eggplant Parmigiana and it was fantastic. Our server was very polite and attentive. Our meal arrived very quick and the bread was constantly being replenished. I would definitely go... More 

Thank Robert M
Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Quaint atmosphere and they make you feel comfortable even though I was dining solo. Thank you, I will definitely return and wish I had room for desert.

Thank 369aar
Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I must have driven by this restaurant 100s of times over the years. I've never stopped in because the outside looks a little divey; but in this case you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. When you step through the door, you feel like you are in a little Italian restaurant in NYC. The kind where you step down... More 

Thank StorytellerGal
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wanted to love this restaurant but can't. We have been here twice and have compared it to our travels to Italy and Sicily.

Thank claudineinht
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very lovely little Sicilian Restaurant. Nice atmosphere and absolutely wonderful food. We will return.

Thank shonda m
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Don't be fooled by the houselike modest exterior; as soon as you step inside you will be transported to a wonderful Sicilian experience. The atmosphere is welcoming, intimate, even romantic if that is your objective. The waiter was authentic to the theme, extremely friendly and provided helpful advice on menu items (there is a very extensive menu). The food was... More 

Thank LJtravelertexas
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

First, this restaurant is in an old house. Each dining room is a small area that only holds a handful of tables. I originally started coming here in the 70's and was pleasantly surprised to see them still going strong last week. I was returning from the medical center, saw the restaurant and told my wife we needed to try... More 

Thank samhous2n
Sugar Land, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This little house of a restaurant has been in Houston since the 70s, and still has the BEST authentic Sicilian/Italian food. It's a really quirky place but that adds to the atmosphere in my opinion. Come hungry and come with plenty of time. This is not a place where they rush you.

Thank Jennifer U
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

While in Houston, I wanted to try something other than Mexican, Seafood, or BBQ. I found this little gem within walking distance from the medical center. The price, portion size, and service were all exceptional. I will definitely be back!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2231 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighbourhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: +1 713-665-4601

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?