Antica Osteria in Houston Restaurant Review

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Antica Osteria is an Italian restaurant that has an upscale ambiance with a typical trattoria fusion mix that seems to work perfectly together, and the décor inside is very well thought out down to the last detail and it gives one a sense of sophistication and at the same time relaxing environment, it is definitely a great date place. And if you want to book a private event you can by requesting one of their private rooms such as the vista room or even the wine room which is nice and cozy.

The restaurant is located at 2311 Bissonnet near Greenbriar and the hours of operations are for dinner only from Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For starters you can order some wine which is mainly served by the bottle (unless ordering a house wine for $8 per glass) such as the 2004 Villa Firenze Chianti for $38 or the 2005 Mastero Sangiovese for $40 or try some of the Tuscan wines such as the 2006 Oreno Toscano for $155 or even the 2005 Maestro Super Tuscan for $45.

When it comes to their menu one can start with their appetizers such as the bresaola from the Valtellina region which is thin slices of air-cured beef fillet, field greens and truffle oil for $9, or the melanzana alla sarda which is a marinated eggplant with sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese for $7 or even the delicious capesante alla’antica which are pan seared scallops with prosciutto and fresh sage for $10.

For their main pasta entrées you can try the penne three p’s and it is called like that due to the ingredients: panna (cream), prosciutto and peas for $12, or the ravioli sautéed with butter and sage or even the ravioli with porcini mushrooms, tomatoes and basil for $14.One has a great extensive list of second main courses such as the scottadito di agnello alle erbe which is sautéed lamp chops with rosemary and wine for $26 or the duck breast with pepper and if you like fish then you should for the pan fried rainbow trout with capers and herbs for $20.

But the best entrée dishes are the ones off the menu, which you can ask the wait staff for it; some of the plates are the lobster ravioli, the boar chop, and the buffalo rib eye, the Black Angus filet or even braised lamb shank.

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