Reviewing Trevisio’s Restaurant in Houston, Texas

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Trevisio’s restaurant opened in Houston in 2002 in the Texas Medical Center and became an instant hit and in fact it was voted best new restaurant by My Table magazine and awards that the restaurant include the Wine Spectator Award of excellence and the Wine Enthusiast Award of Distinction for four straight years.

The restaurant is located at 6550 Bertner St and the hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and it is close on Sunday.

The décor of the restaurant is astonishing as soon as you enter you will see the water wall and the interior’s décor with wood and the fabrics are of soft colors such as champagne and amber which gives you a relaxing sensation.

For their appetizers you can order the granseola which is a crab cake crusted with polenta, spinach, corn and mushrooms for $16, or the arancini which are cheese crusted risotto balls stuffed with mortadella, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce for $10, or even the polpo which is octopus, pancetta, fingerling potatoes, parsley,  and small arugula salad for $12.

And if you want a soup you cannot go wrong because they are amazing like the porcini which comes with porcini mushrooms and artichokes, or the zucca which is roasted butternut squash and pumpkin seeds or even the onion soup which also has tortellini for $8.

For their main entrées you can try the spaghetti nero which are delicious if you do not get scared of the black color that the spaghetti turn into, and they include squid ink pasta, octopus, shrimp, mussels and jumbo lump crab for $22, or the tortellini which is pasta stuffed with smoked duck and ricotta, dried cherries, toasted pistachio and a white sauce for $20.

If you prefer a fish or meat plate for your entrée then go with the fritto misto which includes fried stripe bass, shrimp, calamari, and oysters seared in lemon for $24, or the capesante which are seared scallops, mushroom risotto with broccoli for $22, or try the pork which is wood grilled wild boar chop cooked with portabella mushrooms and peaches for $20, or the duck which is pan roasted duck breast served with  wild rice, roasted garlic and arugula flan for $26 or even the bistecca which is wood grilled dry aged rib eye with grilled asparagus and black truffle butter for $36.

Trevisio’s is a great restaurant for a nice relaxing evening with family or for a date and even though the prices are on the higher end the food and experience is well worth it.

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