Cavatore Italian Restaurant

  • Lunch Menu
    11:00am to 2:30pm
  • Dinner Menu
    5:30pm to 10:00pm

Featured

Pasta Pescatore
Sauteed shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and squid in a cream sauce, served on a bread of fettuccine
$20.00
Snapper della Casa
Red snapper sauteed with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a lemon butter sauce. Served with a s...
$20.00
Pollo al Rosmarino
Sauteed chicken breast with garlic, mushrooms, fresh rosemary with a light brown sauce. Served wit...
$14.50
Pollo Francese
Chicken breast basted with egg and sauteed with a mushroom and lemon butter sauce. Served with a s...
$14.50
Dark Chocolate Mousse
$7.00

Insalate

Salads
Insalata Mista
Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, shaved carrots and red cabbage with a choice of creamy Italian or g...
$4.25
Insalata di Cesare
Romaine lettuce with classic Caesar dressing
$7.50
Insalata Mediterranean
Romaine lettuce with cherry tomatoes, onions, banana peppers, black olives, bell peppers, cucumber...
$7.50
Insalata di Pollo alla Griglia
Romaine lettuce with grilled chicken, red onions, chopped tomatoes, basil, rosemary, olive oil, an...
$14.50
Insalata di Calamari Fritti
Green mixed salad served with warm, fried calamari
$15.00

Pizza

Eggplant Amore
Breaded eggplant seasoned with Italian herbs, pepperoni, ricotta cheese, banana peppers, salt and...
$12.00
Vegetarian alla Verona
Spinach, red onion, Roma tomatoes, black olives, banana peppers and freshly chopped garlic
$11.00
Cavatore Margherita
Fresh homemade tomato sauce with Buffalo mozzarella cheese, basil, and drizzled with a balsamic re...
$12.00
Pizza di Antipasti
Mozzarella cheese, mortadella, salami, prosciutto, pepperoni and marinated artichoke hearts
$13.00
Quattro Formaggio
Parmesan cheese, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, pecorino cheese, and oregano
$12.00
Create Your Own
Individual gourmet pizza will come with fresh homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and three t...
$13.00

Antipasti Freddi

Cold appetizers
Pomodori con Mozzarella
Slices of Roma tomatoes with Buffalo mozzarella and Italian herbs drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette
$8.50
Antipasto Freddo Italiano
An assortment of Italian meats (salami, prosciutto, mortadella) and mozzarella cheese accompanied...
$10.50

Antipasti Caldi

Hot appetizers
Bocconcino di Formaggio
Breaded and fried mozzarella sticks, seasoned with Italian herbs and spices, with a side of homema...
$11.00
Calamari Fritti
Lightly battered fried squid, served with a side of marinara sauce
$9.50
Ravioli con Formaggio Fritto
Spicy, breaded fried cheese ravioli served with a side of marinara sauce
$9.50
Funghi Ripieni con Granchi
Mushrooms caps stuffed with crabmeat and baked with garlic butter sauce
$9.50
Tortellini con Panna
Rings of pasta filled with veal in a creamy Alfredo sauce
$9.50
Gamberi con Capesante
Sauteed shrimp and scallops with garlic and fresh herbs in a lemon butter sauce
$10.00

Zuppe

Soups
Minestrone
A medley of fresh vegetables and pasta
$6.50
Stracciatella
Italian egg drop and baby spinach soup
$6.50
Zuppe di Pomodoro
Creamy tomato soup with a touch of basil
$6.50

Pesce

Fish
Pasta Pescatore
Sauteed shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and squid in a cream sauce, served on a bread of fettuccine
$20.00
Snapper della Casa
Red snapper sauteed with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a lemon butter sauce. Served with a s...
$20.00
Crawfish alla Rosa
Sauteed crawfish, mushrooms, green onions, sun-dried tomatoes in a tomato cream sauce, served on a...
$18.00
Salmone con Teragon
Filet of salmon with a tarragon sauce, served with steamed broccoli and carrots. Served with a sid...
$19.00
Pesce con Gamberi alla Griglia
Grilled mahimahi with shrimp in lemon, olive oil and basil, served with sauteed fresh vegetables
$20.00
Gamberi della Casa
Sauteed shrimp and scallops in a garlic lemon butter sauce, served on a bed of angel hair pasta
$19.00

Vitello

Veal
Vitello alla Marsala
Sauteed veal sliced with green onions and mushrooms flamed in Marsala wine sauce. Served with a si...
$17.50
Vitello Piccata
Sauteed veal sliced in lemon, butter and white wine with fresh mushrooms and capers. Served with a...
$18.00
Vitello alla Griglia al Limone
Grilled veal slices seasoned with lemon and herbs, accompanied by asparagus, sauteed mushrooms and...
$20.00

Pollo

Chicken
Pollo al Rosmarino
Sauteed chicken breast with garlic, mushrooms, fresh rosemary with a light brown sauce. Served wit...
$14.50
Pollo Francese
Chicken breast basted with egg and sauteed with a mushroom and lemon butter sauce. Served with a s...
$14.50
Pollo alla Parmigiana
Breaded and pan-fried breast of chicken topped with homemade marinara sauce and baked with mozzare...
$14.00
Petti di Pollo alla Griglia
Grilled breast of chicken with fresh herbs and asparagus, served with spaghetti with olive oil. Se...
$14.00

Piatti Favoriti

House favorites
Tournedos di Manzo al Brandy
Filet of beef grilled and then sauteed in a brandy demi-glaze sauce with mushroom caps. Served wit...
$24.00
Melanzane alla Parmigiana
Baked layers of eggplant topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served with a side orde...
$14.50
Salsiccia Italiana con Verdure
Italian sausage sauteed with a jus brown sauce, bell peppers, red onions, basil and a touch of gar...
$14.50

Pasta

Gluten free and whole wheat pasta available upon request
Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo
Homemade fettuccine pasta mixed with our signature Alfredo sauce and topped with your choice of pr...
$14.00
Ravioli con Carne
Beef stuffed pasta baked with homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
$12.50
Cannellone della Casa
Veal stuffed pasta with ricotta cheese and baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
$13.50
Manicoti Freschi
Pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and baked in marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
$12.50
Lasagna al Forno
Oven-baked lasagna prepared with a béchamel sauce, an old family recipe
$13.50
Spaghetti Marinara
Spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce
$11.00
Capelli D'Angelo con Pollo
Angel hair pasta with diced chicken in a fresh tomato sauce with basil
$14.00
Capelli D'Angelo con Vegetali
Angel hair pasta with fresh vegetables, olive oil and herbs
$12.00
Penne Mafia
Homemade penne pasta tossed with Italian sausage, bell peppers, chopped tomatoes, black olives and...
$14.00

Contorni

Sides
Steamed Asparagus
$7.00
Prosciutto Mashed Potatoes
$6.00
Sauteed Spinach with Garlic
$6.00
Medley of Steamed Vegetables
$6.00
Medley of Sauteed Vegetables
$6.00

Dolci

Desserts
Dark Chocolate Mousse
$7.00
Nonna's Tiramisu
$7.00
White Chocolate Mousse
$7.00
Amaretto and Nutella Cannoli
$7.00

Drinks

Coke
$2.75
Diet Coke
$2.75
Sprite
$2.75

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Antipasti Freddi

Cold appetizers
Pomodori con Mozzarella
Slices of Roma tomatoes with Buffalo mozzarella and Italian herbs drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette
$10.50
Unavailable
Antipasto Freddo Italiano
An assortment of Italian meats and cheese accompanied with pepperonata
$12.00
Unavailable
Insalata di Mare
A blend of cold squid, shrimp, bell peppers and red onions tossed with lemon juice, olive oil and...
$12.50
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Antipasti Caldi

Hot appetizers
Bocconcino di Formaggio
Breaded mozzarella sticks seasoned with Italian herbs and spices, served with a side of homemade m...
$11.00
Unavailable
Escargot Cavatore
Sauteed escargot with green onions and herbs in garlic butter or spicy chopped tomato sauce
$10.50
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Calamari Fritti
Lightly battered squid, served with a side of marinara sauce
$11.00
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Tortellini con Panna
Rings of pasta filled with veal in a creamy Alfredo sauce
$11.00
Unavailable
Funghi Ripieni con Granchi
Mushroom caps stuffed with crabmeat and baked with garlic butter
$11.00
Unavailable
Piatto Giancarlo
Mussels, baby clams and shrimp sauteed in white wine sauce
$12.50
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Polpette di Risotto
Breaded Italian risotto balls flavored with tomatoes, stuffed with mozzarella cheese and lightly f...
$9.50
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Ravioli con Formaggio Fritto
Spicy breaded cheese ravioli, served with a side of marinara sauce
$10.00
Unavailable
Piatto Famigliare
Choice of three cold or hot appetizers served family style
$28.00
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Zuppe

Soups
Minestrone
A medley of fresh vegetables and pasta
$7.00
Unavailable
Stracciatella
Italian egg drop and baby spinach soup
$7.00
Unavailable
Zuppe di Pomodoro
Creamy tomato soup with a touch of basil
$8.00
Unavailable

Pizza

Eggplant Amore
Breaded eggplant seasoned with Italian herbs, pepperoni, ricotta cheese, banana peppers, salt and...
$17.00
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Pesto alla Genovese
Spicy creamy pesto topped with grilled chicken and sun-dried tomatoes
$18.00
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Original Margherita
Sliced Roma tomatoes with Buffalo mozzarella cheese, basil, salt and pepper
$16.00
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Cavatore Margherita
Fresh homemade tomato sauce with Buffalo mozzarella cheese, basil, salt, pepper and drizzled with...
$17.00
Unavailable
Quattro Formaggio
Parmesan cheese, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, pecorino cheese, oregano, salt and pepper
$17.00
Unavailable
Pizza di Capri
Goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, black olives, olive oil and herbs de Provence
$17.00
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Pizza di Antipasti
Mozzarella cheese, mortadella, salami, prosciutto, pepperoni and marinated artichoke hearts
$18.00
Unavailable
Vegetarian alla Verona
Spinach, red onion, Roma tomatoes, black olives, banana peppers and freshly chopped garlic
$16.00
Unavailable
Create Your Own
Individual gourmet pizza will come with fresh homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and three t...
$18.00
Unavailable
Kids Pizza
Individual kids size pizza will come with our homemade marinara, mozzarella cheese and one topping...
$8.00
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Insalata

Salad
Insalata di Pollo Mediterranea
Romaine lettuce with grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, red onions, banana peppers, black olives, b...
$18.00
Unavailable
Insalata di Cesare
Our award winning salad-made from scratch (for two people)
$17.00
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Insalata di Pollo alla Griglia
Romaine lettuce with grilled chicken, red onions, chopped tomatoes, basil, rosemary, olive oil, an...
$16.00
Unavailable

Pasta

Fettuccine alla Giancarlo
Fettuccine pasta with grilled chicken strips, chopped tomatoes, and julienne carrots sauteed in a...
$20.00
Unavailable
Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo
Homemade fettuccine pasta mixed with our signature Alfredo sauce and topped with your choice of pr...
$20.00
Unavailable
Fettuccine alla Carbonara
Fettuccine pasta with prosciutto, green onions and egg in a cream sauce with crushed black pepper
$17.00
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Ravioli con Carne
Beef stuffed pasta baked with homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
$17.00
Unavailable
Cannellone della Casa
Veal stuffed pasta baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
$16.00
Unavailable
Manicoti Freschi
Pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and baked in marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
$16.00
Unavailable
Lasagna al Forno
Oven-baked lasagna prepared with a béchamel sauce. An old family recipe
$16.00
Unavailable
Spaghetti Marinara
Spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce
$16.00
Unavailable
Capelli D'Angelo con Pollo
Angel hair pasta with diced grilled chicken tossed in marinara and basil sauce
$18.00
Unavailable
Capelli D'Angelo con Vegetali Freschi
Angel hair pasta sauteed with a fresh medley of vegetables in olive oil and herbs
$16.00
Unavailable

Pesce

Fish. Unless otherwise noted, all entrées are served with a side of penne pasta and homemade marinara sauce
Pasta Pescatore
Sauteed shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and squid in a cream sauce, served on a bed of fettuccine
$24.00
Unavailable
Snapper della Casa
Red snapper sauteed with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a lemon butter sauce
$28.00
Unavailable
Crawfish alla Rosa
Sauteed crawfish, mushrooms, green onions, sun-dried tomatoes in a tomato cream sauce, served on a...
$21.50
Unavailable
Salmone con Teragon
Filet of salmon with a tarragon sauce, served with steamed broccoli and carrots
$26.00
Unavailable
Gamberi della Casa
Sauteed shrimp and scallops in a garlic lemon butter sauce, served on a bed of angel hair pasta
$24.00
Unavailable
Pesce con Gamberi alla Griglia
Grilled Mahi Mahi with shrimp in lemon, olive oil and basil, served with sauteed fresh vegetables
$26.00
Unavailable

Piatti Favoriti della Casa

House favorites. All house favorites are served with a side order of your choice or penne pasta
Tournedos di Manzo al Brandy
Filet of beef grilled and then sauteed in a brandy demi-glaze sauce with mushroom caps
$34.00
Unavailable
Melanzane alla Parmigiana
Baked layers of eggplant topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
$19.50
Unavailable
Salsiccia Italiana con Verdure
Italian sausage sauteed with a jus brown sauce, bell peppers, red onions, basil and a touch of gar...
$19.50
Unavailable
Costolette alla Patrick
Grilled pork chops topped with sauteed garlic spinach, mozzarella cheese and a red onion balsamic...
$22.00
Unavailable

Pollo

Chicken. Unless otherwise noted, all entrées are served with a side of penne pasta and homemade marinara sauce
Pollo al Rosmarino
Sauteed chicken breast with garlic, mushrooms and fresh rosemary with a light brown sauce
$19.00
Unavailable
Pollo Rollatini
Chicken breast filled with garlic spinach, prosciutto and cheese, rolled and topped with a brandy...
$25.00
Unavailable
Pollo Francese
Buttered chicken breast sauteed in a lemon butter sauce and mushrooms
$19.00
Unavailable
Petti di Pollo alla Griglia
Grilled chicken breast with fresh herbs and asparagus, served with spaghetti with olive oil
$19.50
Unavailable
Pollo alla Parmigiana
Breaded and pan-fried chicken breast topped with homemade marinara sauce and baked with mozzarella...
$19.00
Unavailable
Pollo alla Picatta
Chicken breast sauteed in lemon butter, mushrooms, capers and white wine
$19.00
Unavailable

Vitello

Veal. Unless otherwise noted, all entrées are served with a side of penne pasta and homemade marinara sauce
Vitello alla Marsala
Sauteed veal slices with green onions and mushrooms flamed in Marsala wine sauce
$24.00
Unavailable
Vitello Piccata
Sauteed veal slices in lemon, butter and white wine with fresh mushrooms and capers
$24.00
Unavailable
Vitello alla Griglia al Limone
Grilled veal slices seasoned with lemon and herbs and accompanied by asparagus, sauteed mushrooms...
$24.00
Unavailable
Saltimbocca alla Romana
Sauteed veal filet with prosciutto, spinach and mushrooms in brown sauce
$26.50
Unavailable

Contorni

Sides
Steamed Asparagus
$8.00
Unavailable
Sauteed Spinach with Garlic
$7.00
Unavailable
Medley of Steamed Vegetables
$7.00
Unavailable
Medley of Sauteed Vegetables
$7.00
Unavailable

Dolci

Desserts
Dark Chocolate Mousse
$7.00
Unavailable
Nonna's Tiramisu
$7.00
Unavailable
White Chocolate Mousse
$7.00
Unavailable
Amaretto and Nutella Cannoli
$7.00
Unavailable

Drinks

Coke
$2.75
Unavailable
Diet Coke
$2.75
Unavailable
Sprite
$2.75
Unavailable

About Cavatore Italian Restaurant

(713) 869-6622 • 2120 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

The name "Cavatore" and its coat of arms is over 800 years old and comes from a small medieval village in Northern Italy, land of fantastic food. Our father wanted to combine Italy and Texas. The best way he could do that was with a barn that serves Italian food