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Alba Ristorante at Hotel Granduca, Houston, TX

Alba Ristorante at Hotel Granduca

4.9
4.9
82 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Alba Ristorante at Hotel Granduca offers an extraordinary Italian cuisine experience, characterized by the use of excellent raw materials, many locally sourced, including black and white truffle when in season or Italian caviar, combined with a service that is extremely attentive, without being invasive. The Champagne Bar is the place to be before or after dinner!!!

Elegante and Romantic Atmosphere

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 17:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    (713) 418-1000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Maurizio Ferrarese

  • Private party facilities

    Book Alba For Private Eventshttps://mhme.nu/lp/3d9da565-97ad-453d-805e-4397d0a198b2#saved-design-link-6d551cdd-c349-43d1-9271-dcc0634896bc

  • Area

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Cross Street

    Uptown Park

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 82 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Romance

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    Special Occasions

  • Houston

    Italian

  • Houston

    Best Overall

  • Houston

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Houston

    Best Ambience

  • Houston

    Romance

  • Houston

    Special Occasions

  • Houston

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Honestly service overall was good. We had many people serving us and the maître d' was phenomenal, but our primary server was distracted and unhelpful at times. Other servers and even the chef made up for it. Everything else, including the food, was great. Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. Great wine list and nice selection of champagnes at the champagne bar. The food is authentic Italian . I loved the Burrata and the octopus . The steak was cooked perfectly and the carbonara pasta was amazing . Service has been great and the place is a nice romantic spot . Desserts are unique.
  3. B

    Brane

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My third visit and always was great. Looking forward for next.Thank you.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excelente cocina, en un espacio pequeño y muy privado. Platicamos mucho con el chef que convive con los comensales y comparte mucho sobre la bella Italia. Definitivamente volvería muchas veces !
  5. MN

    MazN

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We recently moved from LA and we were so happy to find this restaurant! Amazing food and service! The Chief is a phenomenal guy
  6. NJ

    NatalieJ

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loves this! Absolutely charming. Start at the Champagne Bar and move to the restaurant. Intimate interior, beautiful and perfectly executed dishes. Highly recommend.
  7. PP

    PatriciaP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful room, delicious food and great service - Alba is a new favourite!
  8. R

    Riles

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated ..the service and food amazing! My wife and I enjoyed our 1st visit here and will definitely return for more.
  9. M

    Mpadilla

    Guadalajara

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much to the Chef and his crew, we had a great time, excellent service and the most impresive food!!!!! Great taste, everything was more than excellent, congratulations!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to the hotel. The bar and restaurant were amazing! The service, ambiance, food, and music were all simply wonderful. Chef Maurizzio is so personable and even sent a lovely text today to thank us for dining at Alba. This is truly a gem in Houston! We will definitely be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelin star experience. Outstanding value with an amazing food presentation, quality and service.
  12. MG

    MonicaG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience!
  13. RG

    RodneyG

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place offers you the ultimate dining experience.
  14. LP

    LaweranceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Wish they had a Violinist - perhaps a student. Live Music sells.
  15. P

    Patron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, the best ingredients. The desserts were superb. A must for special occasions, a hidden gem
  16. JD

    JessD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alba Ristorante was the perfect spot to celebrate my husbands birthday. Chef Maurizio is absolutely incredibly talented and personable. I cannot describe in words how amazing this place is you have to understand by the feelings you get when you are eating and experiencing your dinning experience. We will most defiantly be back the level of detail and service you receive is like no where I have been in the states. The hospitality and quality of dinning was beyond expectations. It is totally worth every penny and second you spend. Thank you for an unforgettable romantic evening! - The Canales's
  17. C

    Charline

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very talented and humble chef who gets out of the kitchen quite often to visit. Staff is courteous and very pleasant. Food is absolutely amazing. Pricey of course but worth every penny for special occasions or a once in a while treat
  18. AD

    AllieD

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with a lovely amousse bouche that was a delightful introduction to the chef's creativity. Then we enjoyed the foie grasse appetizer. This was a miss for me but a win for my date who truly loved it. The bread service was interesting and unique and complimented the meal. For entrees, we decided on the duck breast for me and the steak for my date. Both were cooked perfectly. I've eaten at the best steakhouses in the city and my steak has come out far undercooked or under seasoned. There is no reason why a patron should need to focus on the cook or seasoning of a steak when a steak costs over $70. Alba honored both of the meats and prepared them along modest side items. But dessert.... We had *three* separate courses for dessert. The first was a lovely surprise dessert for our celebration. I will not ruin the surprise, but it was delightful and entertaining. The second was the house specialty dessert. Although decadent, my date and I were fighting over the last piece. Finally, the house provides a parting gift for each patron that calms the palette. The negatives? The bar is not great. I ordered the house old fashioned and was not impressed. My date ordered a manhattan and also was dissappointed. The house recommended a good glass of wine and they swapped my old fashioned for a great dirty martini (although I've had better for the price). Overall, this place is one of the best in the city. Do not miss it if you are a foodie.
  19. JG

    JorgeG

    Memphis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Alba, Chef Ferrarese came by the table, and explained the different dishes.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful retreat from the busy Houston restaurants. Ambiance, service, and food were impeccable. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
  21. CH

    ChrisH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service and ambiance.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a phenomenal dining experience. I was beyond amazed at how attentive the Chef and staff were and how great the food was. We will definitely be back!
  23. KB

    KellyB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful dining experience! The food was delicious! The gnocchi is a must try. We will definitely return.
  24. KT

    KTam

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Alba based on a recommendation from a friend for our anniversary. It was absolutely perfect. They had two menus stamped with “Happy Anniversary “. They prepared a special dessert for our anniversary. It was truly amazing.
  25. E

    Edie

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food is Outstanding, the service impeccable and the ambience extraordinary. I feel like i am in Europe. The attention to detail is superb! Had Halibut tonight and it was devine! Adore their Champagne zBar! The Chef is world class!
  26. c

    charlesm

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They did such a fantastic job, we had a truly exceptional experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best I have had in Houston
  29. A

    Alic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant,Romantic,beautiful decor, service perfect, the Smoky carpaccio delicious AND risotto incredible.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s the fifth or sixth time we come. They have just changed the menu.It’s awesome that almost every time we come I see something new on the menu to try, but they keep the staples like the scallop and truffle and the amazing chocolate dessert. I would give 10 out of 10 stars in food presentation and flavors if I could. Veal tonnato is an excellent dish, it reminds me of real italian dishes tasted in Italy, and also the gnocchi cacio and pepe are amazing.the truffle on them it’s just a perfect combination!!!! Branzino is a must try. Great service as always.
  31. JF

    JenniferF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful setting, great service and one of the few restaurants in Houston that isn't ridiculously loud. The chef comes out and talks to every table to make sure you enjoyed your evening. Wonderful dining experience.
  32. B

    Brane

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From A to Z was perfect. Since we walk in until we receikved home made Ferrero Rocher . Dining experience, food, ambiance and Chef Maurizio are amazing. We will return soon .
  33. P

    Pancho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance. Service and food were outstanding. Will definitely be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience from start to finish. Fabulous food, extremely attentive service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Food is excellent in flavor , quality and quantity. Everyone here treats you very professional and with elegance . My new place in town for special occasion or for just a night out to have a nice relaxing dinner . Keep it up!!!
  36. E

    Edie

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is Outstanding! The service is exceptional, Food incredible and ambiance gorgeous. Have been back four times since it opened Has a very European feel to it. Intimate, Quiet, Delicious and Beautiful!
  37. e

    evas

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance. Very pricey. So So food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Valentine’s dinner. Food was amazing as always. Very well presented . The taste of the ossobuco in the Barolo risotto is just melting in your mouth!! Perfectly cooked risotto. Great wine selection and really attentive service . The tanulla praline at the end of the meal was an highlight, soooo good that we had to buy a box to go :) An extraordinary Italian restaurant with great value, for Houston to have!!! We LOVE the Champagne bar.
  40. BM

    BobM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. I took my wife her for Valentine's Day, and wow. We started with the soup and i had the vegetables and homemade burrata cheese. Then we both had pasta (i got squid ink with lobster) and she had a different one. Everything was great included the 2 different types of complimentary breads. Then the dessert really shined. We watched table after table delight in their desserts and then when it was our turn we were just as impressed. Definitely go to Alba! Chef's kiss!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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Alba Ristorante at Hotel Granduca is rated 4.9 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Alba Ristorante at Hotel Granduca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Alba Ristorante at Hotel Granduca

1080 Uptown Park Blvd Houston, TX 77056-3202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Uptown Park

  • Area

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 17:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Maurizio Ferrarese

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 418-1000

  • Private party facilities

    Book Alba For Private Eventshttps://mhme.nu/lp/3d9da565-97ad-453d-805e-4397d0a198b2#saved-design-link-6d551cdd-c349-43d1-9271-dcc0634896bc

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