Osteria Mazzantini is the newest restaurant from John Sheely, executive chef/owner of award-winning Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar, and celebrates the maternal side of Sheely’s family, the Mazzantinis. The family left Tuscany for America and arrived to Galveston, Texas in the late 1800s. Generations of the family have since been born and raised in Texas, handing down family recipes and traditions.
Located in the heart of Houston’s upscale Galleria area, Osteria Mazzantini marries Old World with the New World. The restaurant is open weekdays for lunch and dinner, and weekends for brunch and dinner. Bar Mazzantini is open daily and offers late-night dining.
Bar Mazzantini is the perfect gathering place for a light meal, to enjoy a perfectly selected wine or hand-crafted cocktail before or after dinner in the main dining room, or for happy hour and late night dining.
Housemade salumi, hand-tossed pizzas, roasted bone marrow, fennel sausage, creamy burrata, mussels in pomodoro sauce are just a few of the menu offerings. See the chalkboard for daily specials!
Mixologist Kimberly Paul skillfully prepares fresh, real cocktails that have no colorings or shortcuts. Be sure to try her housemade limoncello.
Our private dining room accommodates up to 30 guests for seated events and 50 for standing receptions. The room is conveniently located near the front entrance and can be closed off from the main dining room with lush, floor-to-ceiling cut velvet curtains. The room offers full AV capabilities.
From rehearsal dinners, private business meetings or standing cocktail receptions, we will make sure every detail is met and executed well. Choose from suggested menus from the chef, or let us create a custom menu for your event.
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Osteria Mazzantini celebrates Chef John Sheely’s family, the Mazzantinis.
The family left Tuscany, and arrived in Galveston, Texas in the late 1800s. Chef Sheely’s Great Grandpa Lorenzo Mazzantini journied to join his cousin, Captain Nicolini, the Italian Consul in Galveston. Lorenzo owned the Mignon Bottling Works in Galveston for almost 50 years. Laurenzo met his wife Eliza and had two daughters Clementine and Sylvia, who were the first generation of Mazzantinis to be born in Texas.
Chef Sheely remembers suppers in Galveston, “We would arrive on Saturday and there would be fresh pasta hanging and drying all over the dining room and kitchen. On Sunday, the table was filled with home-style, family-style Italian dishes. We swapped stories, told lies and ate delicious food. Everything that I want guests to do at Osteria Mazzantini.”
November 18th. 6:20 pm
Vellutata di Cavolofiore
cauliflower veloute, smoked sea salt, caviar, white truffles
Domenico Clerico Nebbiolo, Langhe, Piemonte 2010
Pappardelle al Ragu Di Cinghiale
wide ribbon pasta, wild boar ragu, orange, pear, chili
Domenico Clerico 'Aeroplanservaj', Barolo, Piemonte 2007
braised pork shank, faro risotto, broccoli rabe
Domenico Clerico 'Pericristina', Piemonte 2004
$125 per person (tax & gratuity not included)- 20 people maximum