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Crapitto's Cucina Italiana

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2400 Mid Ln
Houston, TX 77027
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(713) 961-1161
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Best

It was my 10th Wedding Anniversary last week and we wanted to try someplace we had never gone to. My husband's favorite food is Italian. The ambiance was wonderful as it was a wel...

Worst

This has been a favorate of mine for years, but unfortunately it has been going downhill for a while now. The quality of food has been disappointing the last 3 times I`ve eatin he...

Wonderful Waiter at Crapitto's 6/6/2011

It was my 10th Wedding Anniversary last week and we wanted to try someplace we had never gone to. My husband's favorite food is Italian. The ambiance was wonderful as it was a welcome change from the larger chains we frequent. Our waiter Armando was superb. He made the evening so successful by his charm, friendliness and helpfulness in suggesting different items. We had a wonderful leisurely meal. The lobster bisque was fabulous!!! My pasta dish was excellent (Armando picked it out). The veal parmesean wasn't quite as good as my husband has experienced at other places but our service by Armando made up for it. Thanks Armando for a delightful evening! Can't wait to go back and sit outside! more

Love It 4/6/2011

Great place, great food. more

Excellent Food, Great Service 1/5/2011

Made our night really special, excellent food! awesome service!! more

At the bottom of the hill! 9/22/2010

I am disappointed to say it was my first visit to Crapitto's and perhaps my last. We sat in the bar before dinner (approx 6pm, the only two there) and was very disturbed by the large gathering of wait staff in this area to socialize (some of the conversation seemed to be restaurant business...shouldn't that take place out of the public area?)? We could not figure what was going on but when you are outnumbered 4:1 and the noise of them talking in such a large group and back/forth to the bartenders it made us, the customers, feel as though we were intruding on them!? OK, so on to dinner. We ordered the mozzarella wedges to start and split a Caesar salad. The cheese came out at room temperature and was not even close to melted!! It was as though they put the pre-processed cheese triangles on the plate and serve them...they were still firm and tasted as though I had just had a sample in the cheese department at my local supermarket. We sent them back and were brought some that were a bit warmer but still not the hot, melted and creamy items we were expecting. They appeared to be previously processed and possibly frozen. While I can't be certain, they just didn't appear or taste like freshly made that one would expect. The waiter was kind enough to split the salad for us and include anchovies on mine as requested...mistake on my part! The anchovies were dry and hard as though they were old. The dressing was bland and tasted more like mayonnaise than Caesar dressing. Newman's Own does a better job. At this point I didn't have much hope for the entrees and they lived up to my expectation. My date ordered Cappellini Di Mare which was OK. The large bites of crab and the shrimp were prepared well (not overcooked as many do) but it seemed nothing more than every other average alfredo sauce and again with little flavor. I ordered the Pollo Pamela and the chicken breast was pounded extremely thin and extremely overcooked. It was dry, stringy, and again like with most everything, no distinctive flavor. I can't say for sure why it had to be hammered so thin...perhaps to give the impression of being a larger portion? I would have been happier with thicker and cooked properly to come out tender and juicy not chicken jerky. I am very disappointed in my experience in this restaurant and would not recommend it. Perhaps some will say my expectations are too high, but what else should one expect from a restaurant of this caliber and reputation? Eat at your own risk. more

Going downhill 8/2/2010

This has been a favorate of mine for years, but unfortunately it has been going downhill for a while now. The quality of food has been disappointing the last 3 times I`ve eatin here. The calamari used to be amongs the best in the city and 1 reason for that was the fresh, very large shrimp they put in the dish. The last time we ordered this, the shrimp were probally 23-27 count instead of the usual 9-12 count.The calamari itself was a little on the soggy side (tough to do with fried calamari). Crapitto`s had a good run but it seems it`s over now. more

2nd Time Around 6/8/2010

August 18, 2010 My family and I returned back to the restaurant yesterday for a second visit via Mr. Crapitto's invitation. The service was much better this time and the waiter was a lot more welcoming and attentive to our table. We saw Mr. Crappitto stepping outside as we were walking in. We later asked to speak with him but was told he had left for the day. I wanted to thank him in person. Thank You Mr.Crapitto, from previously ""Very Bad Experience"" Cons: Racist more

Best Italian this side of New York 5/10/2010

Took my wife and daughter to Crapittos for Mother's Day. They were impressed with the romantic atmosphere, the attention to service and the all so delicious food! Will be going back real soon, next time with friends! Pros: Ambiance, Excellent menu, service with class Cons: Nothing more

Great experience 2/7/2010

Wife and I did not have reservations, just showed up and they put us in a semi private room. The atmosphere was romantic, which was great. The wait staff were all very attentive. From the appetizers to the main meal, dessert and even the coffee were all excellent. Everything tasted so fresh. There was not one bite of food that we did not like. And to top it off, the valets did not give us a ticket when we parked, but when we left later, they were pulling our car up as we stepped into the parking lot. This place is a first class run business. This has now become our favorite Italian place to dine at. Pros: From valet to atmosphere to food as great more

Food Quality continuously going down 7/8/2009

My family and I have been going to crappito?s for many years now, but unfortunately and during my recent visits both for a business lunch and at night with my wife, I noticed that the food quality isn't what it used to be. I ordered a risotto for my lunch and my client ordered the cannelloni, but both dishes were undercooked; the risotto wasn't as chewy as it supposed to be, and the cannelloni was cold from inside. Later that week when I went back with my wife, I was disappointed about the kitchen not been able to accommodate my wife's small changes to one of her favorite dish, on my part my veal chop was just not cooked right, I made it known but nothing was done about it. more

wonderful Italian restaurant 5/26/2009

My parents were in town recently, and we decided to try Crapitto's. What a great find!! My mother is unable to walk very well- which I had indicated in the reservation- and our table was easily accessible for her. This meant a lot because they had clearly considered my request. The food was just delicious- I had the chicken with artichokes, my husband had the pork chop, my father had the capellini del mar (?) and my mother had another chicken dish. All were just incredibly delicious!! We were so impressed with the dining experience, that we have returned several times- the last time was with one of our sons- and all visits have been very impressive. This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Houston. Pros: great ambiance, nice staff, delicious food Cons: can get a little loud more

Been dying to try this place 3/23/2009

Reading the reviews I've been dying to try this place. My bf and I got there early and we were seated right away. Service was great, but the food was only so so. I guess I had expected a lot, but it wasn't anything special. I might try it again sometime in the future. Pros: Great Ambiance Cons: Parking more

The Best Little Italian Restaurant in Houston 2/27/2009

Crapittos was the best experience I've had in a very long time. The food was great. The service was excellent. My husband and I met his brother and girlfriend there for a birthday celebration. This was in the middle of November, a very cold night. I think the temperatures that night was around 40 degrees. Once we walked into the restaurant, it was warm and the aroma was delcious. The prices were very resonable. My husband and I are on a very strict budget with two kids. We could afford to go there every weekend or every other weekend and not be worried about spending too much. The crowd was lite, so there was no waiting to be seated. You can valet park or park across the street. Very quiet neighborhood right off Westheimer Rd. We had such a great time we were the last customers to leave the restaurant. A truely great experience. I recommend them highly!! We have been back 5 times since November. Pros: Ambience, Food, Service, Parking, Very relaxing and fun Cons: We had to leave because they were closing more

Best Canneloni in Houston 1/23/2009

Two of us and a baby lunched al Fresco today .The food was excellent, and our server was informed and friendly. My daughter and I proclaimed the canneloni, the best in Houston. She had the roast chicken with spinach and mashed potatoes. The chicken was juicy and delicous. more

F+ 6/30/2008

We came for dinner with another couple, sat outside, the place was empty (outside) the service was uber slow, we never got an ashtray (we had the boss out for dinner he wanted to smoke a cigar, alas, we got an ashtray about an hour later) We could not understand the waiter, his latin accent was so heavy. Ok, and let me say with no uncertainty, my husband will eat ANYTHING, when his food came, his face dropped, everyones face dropped, there was a ragu sauce mixing with the spinach cream sauce next to it, forget it, I said send it back, he took two bites, ordered a beer, and called it a night. The boss man wanted to see the port list, funny I guess, needless to say, no port list. Why haven't I written about my food? Or the other plates? Why bother, it was bad Italian food, and for anyone that knows Italian food, they would be lying to say Crapitto""s has good Italian food, LYING!! Or.............they do not know good Italian food. So, bad service, scary food, but nice patio, good for a glass of wine, but that's it more

My favorite Italian spot in Houston 6/30/2008

My wife and I have been to Crapitto?s three times, and though she prefers Mia Bella by a small margin, I greatly prefer Crapitto?s. The restaurant itself is intimate ? a great place to take a date. If you have a larger party, try reserving the wine room. When the weather?s nice, the patio seating is great; at night, it can be romantic. Parking is difficult ? you can try to find a spot on the street, take your chances being towed/booted for parking in the lot across the street, or you can valet. Pros: Ambience, patio, food Cons: Parking more

Not so hot... 4/23/2008

My first visit to Crapitto's will likely be my last. The food was not bad, but also not good...extremely average. We ordered crab cakes for starters, and they had a strange taste to them. The entree was nothing special either. Nonetheless, we decided there's just not too many ways to mess with dessert, Pros: Service and Ambiance Cons: Food Quality more

Phenomenal Italian Experience 4/1/2008

This is a fantastic Italian restaurant. The best in Houston. The location is great located inside the loop off of Westheimer. Old style building which gives you that old Italy feeling. Service is spectacular ever visit and they have a great little bar in the front. Very nice wine list and you have to taste the food to really appreciate it. Lasagna is my favorite! Pros: Food, Service and Location Cons: Better for smaller groups more

Elegant, Relaxing & Romantic 3/12/2008

I have been to Crappito's many times! It has been excellent every time I have been! The service is excellent, the atmosphere is excellent and of course the food is TO DIE FOR!! I made reservations for inside seating and when we got there we decided to sit on the patio - no one blinked an eye. They changed everything up in a snap and we enjoyed a wonderful lunch under the beautiful oaks! There is not one complaint so far! Bring your best friends or family anytime and in the evening it is a very romantic place to take a date or significant other!! ENJOY!! Pros: EXCELLENT FOOD & SERVICE Cons: NONE! more

Guy that takes reservations is very rude 2/11/2008

Made a reservation a week in advance giving my credit card info. When the day came I had not received a phone call to confirm the reservation so I called the restaurant. They could not find my reservation after looking but told us to go ahead and come in. We did and had a great time. Pros: nice waiter Cons: the guy taking reservations more

Great room, food and service. 1/10/2008

I never miss an opportunity, when in Houston, to eat at this great restaurant. As a single diner, I am usually guarded about where the host will seat me. Not here! I have never been shown the seat by the kitchen door. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Special requests are not a problem. The food is alway consistant and flavorful. If you just want to sit in the bar and enjoy lunch, the crowd is ecelectic and the bartender gives you just the right amount of attention. On confortable days, the patio works and you are not forgotten by the waitstaff. Overall, it's apparent to me that the owner and mananger have never forgotten that the customer is the best source of advertising and they are willing to go the extra mile in their customer service to prove it. Buenocomida Pros: Consistantly excellent food, great ambience and excellent service more
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  • "What a great find!" "Our entire experience was wonderful." "Crapitto's made us feel right at home." "Quaint and romantic." From one of Houston's oldest Italian families comes a restaurant that delivers age-old family recipes in a converted farmhouse...

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  • The Scene
    Tastefully decorated without being overwrought, this remodeled 75-year-old farmhouse is elegant and accommodating. Few establishments can rival this family-run eatery as an...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-11pm; Sat 5pm-11pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Cash, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Afton Oaks/ River Oaks

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