Trevisio’s Restaurant in Houston, Texas: A Very Short Overview

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Trevisio is an upscale restaurant located in the Medical Center of the city right on top (at the 6th floor) of the  John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons Building, and the décor inside is spectacular with blue calming colors and relaxing waterfalls are a great escape from the hectic city life. The restaurant is also quite big with seven different private rooms for business luncheons, conferences or business parties.

The restaurant is located at6550 Bertner Street and the hours of operations are from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and it remains closed on Sunday.

For their appetizers you can order the carpaccio which is beef tenderloin, arugula, shallots, capers, olives and truffle oil or the arancini which are romano cheese crusted risotto balls stuffed with mortadella, mozzarella cheese for $10 or even the granseola which is polenta crusted crabcake, spinach, corn, shiitake mushrooms and jumbo lump crab for $16.

For their pasta and risotto entrées go with the spaghetti nero which are squid ink spaghetti with octopus, shrimp, clams, jumbo lump crab for $22, or the tortellini which come stuffed with smoked duck and ricotta, dried cherries and a white sauce for $20 or even the risotto al limone e granchio which comes with lump crab, lemon and chives for $18.

For their second entrées which they call “piatto forte” go with the agnello which is wood grilled free-range lamb with fingerling potatoes, roasted garlic, Brussels sprouts and red peppers for $29, or the maiale which is wood grilled pork chop, barley wild rice risotto, wild mushrooms and Brussels sprouts for $18, or even the anitra which is a pan roasted duck breast with wild rice, roasted garlic and arugula flan and apricot for $26. And for desserts definitely try the raspberry tart which is just the right amount of sweet mixed with the fresh berries.

The prices are a little on the high range so they get a C especially since the serving sizes are not excessive but are not too small either, even though the overall décor and atmosphere is so elegant and calming that it gets an A.

The service good and the wait staff seems to be friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items and they come around the right amount of times so they get a B+. As for the food it gets an A- especially the items on their “piatto forte”.

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