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Nundini Chef's Table

4.4
4.4
504 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Nundini Chef's Table is Houston's destination for authentic Italian food and products. Nestled in an unassuming warehouse in the Heights, the Chef's Table transports you to the streets of Italy. Get true Italian food in our full-service restaurant, featuring dishes from many regions in Italy. Or take a stroll through our shop, and purchase the very products used to make your delicious meal. Offering a vast selection of wine from every region in Italy, the choice is yours as to what part of Italy you wish to visit today. Indulge in the rich flavors of our Homemade Gelato and Sorbetto. Come to the Chef's Table, where every day is like a trip to Italy with all your friends and family.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 861-6331

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Giampaolo Nundini

  • Catering

    We do provide all levels of catering. From daily office catering, to large dealership lunches, to small intimate gatherings in your home and ultimately to black tie affairs--we can provide everything you need...including top-notch chefs!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Nundini Chef's Table can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (713) 861-6331

  • Neighbourhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross Street

    W. 6th St.

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary Valet is provided, but ample secure and lighted self-parking is an available option as well.

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop on the corner of North Shepherd and 6th.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment: On select nights, we have a live performance from one from our roster of established musicians. Reservations are not required but highly recommended.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 504 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JP

    JerryP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nudini’s is a casual approach to Italian food, good quality ingredients prepared with simplicity and good flavors. Some of the pastas are house made, the wine list is special as it reflects the many different regions of Italy within a reasonable price point. The music man is a charming Italian with a silky voice ….table service was prompt and efficient…overall we enjoyed our Nudini experience
  2. JW

    JudeW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant is a surprise from what it looks like outside to inside. Great ambiance. Food was good, but I thought the veal scallopine was a little tough. Great taste but hard to cut. Also I find it a little expensive. But it is a great experience and I would go back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and they had a pizza and bottle of wine special for $30 (pizza normally $17). When they were out of stock on the white wine listed with the special, they made a substitution (my wife isn’t a fan of reds). We also split a pasta, a main and a dessert (the limoncello cake it was delish), with a great cup of coffee. On the way out we strolled past the gelato bar and were offered a few free tasters to help us decide what to get next time. We’ll definitely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My kids loved this restaurant, so every special occasion we eat here. The food is delicious and the service is very friendly and helpful.
  5. M

    Macy

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nundini’s never disappoints. The food is incredibly fresh and delicious! The service is superb. Our server yesterday went out of her way to provide an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this hidden gem for all occasions.
  6. J

    Janet

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always!
  7. SD

    SDavila

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We've been going to Nundini since they started table service. Was always our go to place for Italian food. We had only been once in 2021 and the food was still as I always remembered. Last night's visit was very disappointing. Too much thick sauce on pizza, calamari no longer small rings and changed to the huge variety that was cut into chunks (if you love fried calamari you'll understand the disappointment) and one member of our party asked for medium lamb chops but got well done. Really hoping this was a fluke night with kitchen staff turnover. I'll still give it another try because I remember how consistently good the food was.
  8. t

    texanchef

    Houston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb beef carpaccio along with a perfectly cooked branzino and veal oscar. Let's not forget the 3 scoops of gelato along with the fresh cannoli all accompanied with a superb Amarone!

    Nundini Chef's TableResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you for the praise and accolades!! We try our best to meticulously execute the carpaccio and honor the delicate beauty of such a work of art. As for the entrees and the desserts, we take our time to make everything 'sing' when you receive it. From the chef to the salad person, everyone in the kitchen takes personal pride in preparing food.

  9. H

    Havingfunat50

    Houston

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outside look is quite deceiving as you step inside and feel like you are back in Italy. The food was amazing & the wine prices were very reasonable for a bottle. If you got a single glass of wine, the pour was very generous. They have so many bottles of wine to choose from that it becomes a little overwhelming. Most of the food is made from scratch and there was plenty of choices. Will definitely be going back.
  10. T

    Texz

    Houston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance well decorated. Calamari was cooked in older grease and tasted poor. Risotto was more of a soupy butter rice. Pasta with fennel sausage lacked taste. Fettuccine was good by veal was like processed meat. Service was attentive but there were only five tables of people.
  11. YM

    YvonneM

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, Nundini’s knocked it out of the park! Appetizers, main courses, desserts, and wine were perfect! Thank you Joseph for your attention over and above! Sorry we missed you, Giampaolo! Until next time …
  12. LE

    Luv2Eat

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for good food and a quiet atmosphere. It allows you have a conversation without yelling across the table.
  13. G

    Guilcajun

    Houston

    70 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation for Father’s Day…only to show up and find the restaurant CLOSED! Not sure who’s at fault here, Ooen Table or the restaurant….but rest assured by the time our Sunday lunch reservation was arrived at….it RUINED Father’s Day!

    Nundini Chef's TableResponded on July 21, 2022This was actually an OpenTable issue. We are almost never open on Sundays. If you would be so kind as to give OpenTable the one-star rating and rescind this review, we would greatly appreciate it. We don't doubt that this experience put a damper on the day and we totally support the need to be heard. However, unlike with yelp reviews, people recognize and take more seriously OT & Google reviews. We invite your family to try us out soon and would encourage a review of our performance afterward.

  14. JW

    JenW

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Took my dad to dinner for Father’s Day. Food was amazing as usual, service was good. We love Nandini because the food is always delicious and fresh. The gelato is a perfect way to end a meal.
  15. j

    jimminycricket

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very good Italian food but not up to what we got in NY/NJ when we lived there. That may be an unfair comparison, so we'll just say it was very good for Houston. Lacked the garlic and umami that I was seeking. The portions, however, were huge. Unless you can pack away a lot of food in one sitting, you will be taking a good sized box home with you. The calamari was very fresh and the fry on it was very light and delicious. The accompanying sauce was lackluster. I would have liked a bit of spice/pepper in it. Other items were very good (and copious amounts) as well. They could use better cutlery because the forks seemed to be too blunt to spear the food, and that includes lettuce. Everyone was very attentive to our needs without being intrusive, and seemed genuinely interested in our enjoying the food and experience. I would definitely go back.
  16. HH

    HtownHappy

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, it was a yummy, fab lunch!! Service was awesome as well. Highly recommend!!
  17. LB

    LadyBella

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I don't know why this place is not packed with diners, because the food and service are both excellent. I've dined at Nundini's several times and it has never been very busy. The eggplant parmesan is the best of any Italian restaurant I've eaten at in Houston. The portions are good sized for all the dishes. You will definitely go away hungry and several times I've had a to-go box when I left. The service is non-intrusive but attentive. AND, the most important feature is the food and it is really good and reasonably priced.
  18. KO

    KathyO

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!!
  20. B

    Bonnie

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent service.. however.. we were greet by a flurry of fruit flies who bothered us through the 3D tire meal.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first time experience with my wife.
  22. KF

    KevinF

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Took family to Nundini's to celebrate Mother's Day and had a wonderful experience.
  23. a

    allthingsitalian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great food, love that the chef's interact w/the customers, never had a bad experience
  24. RR

    RogerR

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and very accommodating to customers desires. Very Pleasant dinning experience
  25. LL

    LadiesLunch

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise! I had a few misgivings pulling up to the warehouse… inside was lovely, and the food and service blew away expectations. Go. We will definitely be going back.
  26. C

    Christmas

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my fiancé being baptized Catholic on Holy Saturday with family from out of town who were here for the occasion. The restaurant closes at 2 to get ready for dinner yet they took their time and stayed a little late to make sure our experience was the best it could be!
  27. CG

    CynthiaG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I am always hesitant to order carbonara in the US. It is always awful because I compare it to all the amazing versions that I have had in Italy. Since I was sharing with friends, we decided to take the chance. It was outstanding! We already plan to return for another helping and plan to bring others along for the experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very nice and the staff were great. The food was average, the lasagna we had was quite dry and the pizza was just ok.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent restaurant with great authentic Italian food
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This is a consistently good, reliable go to with a unique ambiance and an unusually broad selection of wines. The deli is an interesting browse after the meal, as are the several private banquet rooms. Oh, and a gelato counter … I really like this place!
  31. RW

    RonW

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Understandably short-handed. Overpriced.
  32. J

    Janet

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday lunch!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were engaged here and came back for our anniversary. Very lovely service. Delicious as always!
  34. l

    lunchbunch

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would have been a 5 star. They were short staffed, like most places. The evening was still very good
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Awesome food. Real Italian experience
  36. J

    James

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My wife and I were looking for a comfortable Italian restaurant near our home, and despite driving past this place numerous times, we had never been in. After looking at their menu online, we thought this would be a great neighborhood Italian restaurant with a broad wine selection. We found the atmosphere lively and friendly, the service was attentive, and the food was good. It reminded me of several old school Italian restaurants that I’ve been to in NJ and NY. The pastas were excellent, the bruschetta had a nice flavor (despite tomatoes being out of season), and my scallops and shrimp were quite good. We also enjoyed the tiramisu and cannoli for dessert. I’m not particularly a fan of either of those desserts in general, but ‘when in Rome’, right? However, we did enjoy our desserts quite a bit. I gave the restaurant 5 stars overall, because we had a really good experience and really enjoyed our food. It is a comfortable place to go for a good dinner, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. I think this will be our new go-to place for casual Italian.
  37. SL

    SusanL

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff and chef couldn’t have been nicer to us. They made us things not on the menu and chose fabulous wines to go with it. Highly recommend!
  38. L

    Logan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was amazing food, only thing for me was I was not made aware on their website about only being able to order from the valentine menu. But it was really good so no issues
  39. RW

    RonW

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find for Italian food and wine. We will return
  40. TA

    TheAccidentaltourist

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Our Valentines Day experience was wonderful, mainly because we laughed at the fact that the food we ordered at 7:45, never arrived. Never as in after waiting 2 hours, our dinner order never touched our table. Several people around us also had the same experience. The owner blamed "OpenTable," but clearly this was a kitchen issue. Our waitress was very good and apologized repeatedly, but she does not work in the kitchen and should not be criticized for what was happening behind the scenes. I would not recommend Nundini Chefs Table to anyone.

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Nundini Chef's Table does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Nundini Chef's Table is rated 4.4 stars by 504 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Nundini Chef's Table

500 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    W. 6th St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary Valet is provided, but ample secure and lighted self-parking is an available option as well.

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop on the corner of North Shepherd and 6th.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Giampaolo Nundini

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment: On select nights, we have a live performance from one from our roster of established musicians. Reservations are not required but highly recommended.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 861-6331

  • Catering

    We do provide all levels of catering. From daily office catering, to large dealership lunches, to small intimate gatherings in your home and ultimately to black tie affairs--we can provide everything you need...including top-notch chefs!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Nundini Chef's Table can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (713) 861-6331

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