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Truffled Medallions of Filet Mignon over Black Venetian Rice (menus updated)

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Dayboat Scallops over Linguine NEW at Ciao Bello

This dish was such a hit at Tony’s Piedmont Dinner earlier this year that he’s now added it to the Ciao Bello menu.

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Cioppino! Genovese shellfish soup @HouRestaurantWK

Cioppino — Genovese shellfish soup — is just one of the Ciao Bello classics featured on our Houston Restaurant Weeks menu (click here for complete menu).

We are taking reservations and walk-ins for Houston Restaurant Weeks guests all month!

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Classic Orecchiette with Housemade Sausage & Rapini for @HouRestaurantWK

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Classic Orecchiette with Housemade Sausage, Rapini, and Slivered Garlic is just one of the fantastic dishes featured on our HRW menu.



Houston Restaurant Weeks is here!

Left: The Pastiera di Mare (a Neapolitan soufflé served with fresh seafood) is just one of the fantastic dishes featured on Ciao Bello’s Houston Restaurant Weeks menu.

Houston Restaurant Weeks is here!
August 1 – September 1

Houston Restaurant Weeks is here!

Starting Friday, August 1, Vallone’s and Ciao Bello will both be participating in this charitable event, offering FOUR-COURSE (not the standard three) prix fixe menus (and making a donation for every meal served to the Houston Food Bank).

Both restaurants will also be offering a wide selection of moderately priced wines exclusively for the event.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience these world-class restaurants. Tony and his team don’t cut any corners: he works diligently to ensure that every guest’s experience is top-notch. That’s one of the reasons why each restaurant is offering four courses instead of the standard three.

Space is filling up rapidly: please make your reservation asap to ensure availability.

Please click here for the Vallone’s Menu.

Please click here for the Ciao Bello Menu.

“It’s an important event for our city,” says restaurateur Tony Vallone, “and it’s a great way to support our community.”

“As one of the largest charitable events in the country, it really has substantial impact. I participate every year and this year, our newest restaurant, Vallone’s, is participating for the first time.”

Please click here to learn more
about Houston Restaurant Weeks.

It’s a great way to experience some of Houston’s best dining destinations.

How pizza is made? @EaterHouston’s visit to Ciao Bello earlier this year

Ciao Bello is one of “the top Italian eateries in Houston,” wrote Eater Houston editor Darla Guillen earlier this year. “That might be why the pizza there is as consistently well executed and freshly made as the restaurant’s popular pasta dishes.”

On a sultry Houston evening that just calls out for a great pizza, we thought we’d revisit this great post by Darla.

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Our pansoti? “Delectable plush pillows” says Houston Press

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Here’s what the editors of the Houston Press had to say about Ciao Bello, their “Best Italian Restaurant 2013″:

Ciao Bello is “turning out the kind of food that people talk about, return for, tweet about and remember. Under Executive Chef Bobby Matos, a simple burrata salad of grilled peaches and arugula is amazing. Braised beef cheeks are so tender that you need nothing but a fork to enjoy the richly flavored meat. The pastas, made from the same ’00’ flour and imported Italian water as those at big brother Tony’s, are just a joy to taste and sample, from the house special pappardelle bolognese and the buttery rich mezzi rigatoni amatriaciana [below] to the sinfully creamy and delectable plush pillows of summer corn pansoti [above, left]. Impressively large and impossibly thin pizzas never disappoint, either, and the wine list, curated by beverage director Scott Sulma, is approachable and extremely drinkable. And then there are the desserts, like the incredible house-made carrot cake or the light-as-a-feather buttermilk panna cotta topped with blackberry and sage conserva. Just about everything at Ciao Bello is a delight, including the sparkler-topped ice cream cake that will arrive miraculously at the table whenever it’s someone’s birthday.”

Tony Vallone’s neighborhood Italian

“I like to call Ciao Bello ‘your neighborhood Italian restaurant,'” says iconic Houston restaurateur Tony Vallone.


At Ciao Bello, Tony Vallone uses the same “doppio zero” flour for his housemade pasta as he does at his flagship restaurant Tony’s.

He uses the same extra-virgin olive oil imported directly from Sicily. The setting is casual, the prices are family-friendly, and the atmosphere is jovial and relaxed…

A slice of Italy in Houston.

Some might call it “Italian casual.” Others would call it “Italian comfort food.” And those who frequent Tony’s on Richmond might even call it “Tony’s light.”

We just call it “great food to be shared with family and friends.”

Pizza to go…

Did you know that Tony’s Roman-style thin-crust pizzas can also be ordered to go?

Just give us a call beforehand and we’ll have the piping hot pizzas ready to go for you.

PLEASE CALL (713) 622-6778 TO ORDER.

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Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing you a Happy (and safe) Fourth of July!

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