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This easy-going Italian cafe concentrates on the classics. Chef-owner Lynette Hawkins turns out the best spaghetti carbonara in town along with a solid tagliatelle Bolognese. Seasonal specials include pappardelle with tiny tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. For a great light meal, get an Italian salad such as the insalata la mora with greens and grilled chicken sausage or the insalata Naomi with arugula, mushrooms, the Italian air-cured beef called bresaola, and parmesan shavings. The “little dishes” menu, a collection of Italian-style tapas, an affordable list of Italian wines, and a cozy patio make this a favorite place to drink, nibble, and hang out with friends. 

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Outdoor Dining, Parking, Takeout


3215 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77098
Upper Kirby  •  713-522-1934
Tue–Sat 11:30am-10:00pm; Sun 5pm-9pm; Closed Mondays