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Make your Super Bowl weekend reservation now…

We’re expecting a full house over Super Bowl weekend.

Please make your reservations now to ensure availability.

Call (713) 960-0333 to reserve now.

Ciao Bello has a NEW PHOTO GALLERY!

We are thrilled to share Ciao Bello’s NEW PHOTO GALLERY, which features images from our newly remodeled dining room and new dishes from our newly updated menu.

In other news, we are gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday on February 5.

Reservations for that week and weekend are filling up very fast.

We highly encourage you to make your reservation at your earliest convenience to ensure availability.

And in case you are looking for private dining options, Ciao Bello can accommodate parties of nearly any size, whether for a company event or an intimate gathering.

Please call 713-960-0333 to speak to a party planner or reservationist now.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!


Nothing like a bowl of Tony’s classic minestrone on a chilly January evening…

Please call (713)-960-0333 to reserve.


Happy New Year from Ciao Bello, Tony Vallone’s ITALIANISSIMO trattoria!

Happy New Year everyone!

There’s SO MUCH going on at Ciao Bello…

We are just about to officially launch a new menu and look at Ciao Bello.

Stay tuned for details.

And in the meantime, please stop by and experience what makes Tony Vallone’s ITALIANISSIMO trattoria such a stand out among Italians in Houston!

When Trump and Nixon dined at Tony’s (New York Times)


HOUSTON — They still talk about the Saturday night here 27 years ago when Donald J. Trump partied with former President Richard M. Nixon.

Dressed in tuxedos, they sang “Happy Birthday” to Texas royalty — former Gov. John B. Connally and his wife, Nellie, whose birthdays were a few days apart — as Nixon played the tune on a white baby grand piano. They dined at Tony’s, the “21” Club of Houston, and Nixon was so fond of the cannelloni pasta that he asked the owner, Tony Vallone, to write the recipe for him on a yellow legal pad. And when it was all over, Mr. Trump flew Nixon back to New York on his 727 private jet.

It happened one weekend in March 1989…

Click here to continue reading “When Donald Trump Partied with Richard Nixon,” from today’s New York Times…

David Siegman named Ciao Bello managing partner by Tony Vallone and Vallone Restaurant Group


A native Houstonian, Ciao Bello’s new managing partner David Siegman began working at Tony’s in 2009 after returning to Houston with a bachelor’s degree in government from UT in Austin, where he had already been working in the restaurant trade for four years.

“He had been recommended to me by a client and friend and then Scott happened to spot him and suggested, independently, that he apply for a manager’s position at Ciao Bello,” says Tony. “And so we had him ‘cut his teeth’ at Tony’s, as they say. We always knew he’d be a great manager at Ciao Bello.”

As of November, 2016, David is now a managing partner with the group and oversees operations at Ciao Bello, Tony’s Vallone’s “italianissimo” Tanglewood trattoria, where classic Neapolitan dishes meet creative Italian cuisine.

“When I decided to try my hand at the restaurant business,” says David, “I knew I wanted to be the best. And to be the best, you need to learn from the best. Tony and Scott are two of the most dedicated and passionate restaurant professionals that I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. The menu at Ciao Bello is the best representation of true-to-the-roots Italian cuisine in Houston, my hometown, and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this amazing team.”

Ciao Bello, where classic Neapolitan dishes meet creative Italian cuisine…

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