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307 Westheimer Rd. (Taft St.) Send to Phone
713-524-7836 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Decades-old Italian eatery on lower Montrose still attracts nostalgia-seekers.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Michelangelo's Restaurant Review

: It's certainly not the best Italian restaurant in town, but it's definitely one of the most unique: a live tree grows in the middle of the dining room in the 130-year-old house on Lower Westheimer. A romantic atmosphere indeed, with a piano player most nights, this decades-old establishment has longtime customers who come for the traditional Italian offerings of garlic bread, lasagna, shrimp scampi and osso buco. Sunday brunch can be a little more adventurous with grilled veal and eggs, or the Mexican-Italian mash-up of fried eggs, ranchero sauce and Italian sausage.


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