Search More

Locations

Giacomo's Cibo e Vino

3215 Westheimer Houston, TX 77098 | Lower Shepherd-Kirby | 713-522-1934

Location Description:

This casual Italian restaurant and wine bar off Lower Shepherd captures the essence of Italian city life and the spirit of the slow food movement. Giacomo's snack plates of rustic Italian food; cheap, easy-drinking wines; great espresso; and top-shelf gelato are the draws. There's also a big comfortable patio where you can hang out.


Related Stories (41)

Details

  • Cuisine(s): Italian
  • Hours: Tue – Sat 11:30a - 10:00p Sun 5p - 9p Closed: Mon
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

Related Stories

  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    In part 1 of our Chef Chat with Lynette Hawkins of Giacomo's, we discussed how it started out being a counter service restaurant. The customers didn't like it, though, and the restaurant...
  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    Chef Lynette Hawkins had already made a name for herself in Houston years before opening her casual Italian restaurant, Giacomo's Cibo e Vino. Hawkins' prior endeavor was La Mora Cucina...
  • Eating Our Words: Best of Houston
    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners were announced a while back, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness...
  • Eating Our Words: Top Five
    Affogatos are one of the simplest, yet most enjoyable Italian desserts. In Italian, affogato means "drowned," which is exactly what happens -- a scoop of ice cream or gelato gets doused with...
  • Eating Our Words: Food Nation
    Traveling to Europe is expensive, and not everyone has the ability, time or money to make the trip. But, good news. You don't have to! You can actually stay right in Houston and visit a...
  • Eating Our Words: Top Five
    For Lent this year I considered saying "basta" to pasta in an attempt to eat more vegetables and protein. Thank God I had a change of heart, because it seems like every day I run into...
  • Eating Our Words: Food Fight
    Well, friends, more than 1,300 of you voted on the most underrated restaurant in Houston. Thanks for letting your opinion be known. Some of you weren't happy with the poll choices, but...
  • Eating Our Words: Food in Film
    Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so...
  • Eating Our Words: Best of Houston
    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has...
  • Eating Our Words: Food in Film
    Movie studios scramble to get big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so...
  • Eating Our Words: Season's Eating
    In an effort to kick Christmas's ass, I have been doing a lot of shopping during the past two weeks; before that, we spent about three weeks shopping for furniture for our new house. My...
  • Eating Our Words: 100 Favorite Dishes
    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a list of the 100 dishes...
  • Eating Our Words: Top 10
    How do you define a bistro? If you're going to stick to the traditional Parisian definition, a bistro (or bistrot) is a small, tidy restaurant that serves inexpensive wine and simple dishes...
  • Eating Our Words: Top 10
    Although etymologists agree that the word "tapas" comes from the Spanish word tapar, which means "to cover," that's where agreement on the origin of the Spanish snack-stravaganza...
  • Eating Our Words: Top 10
    In case you hadn't heard, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year. And in next week's print edition, our own Christina Uticone will have a round-up of all the Valentine's Day dinner...
  • Eating Our Words: Top 10
    The last time we tackled the Top 10 restaurants in River Oaks, Tony Mandola's was still open in what is now Brasserie 19's spot in the River Oaks Shopping Center. Needless to say, things...
  • Eating Our Words: Top 10
    With the construction three new Carrabba's family restaurants along Kirby and the continued success of West Ave -- the mixed use shopping/living/dining development on the corner of Kirby and...
  • Eating Our Words: Sweets
    I say "cold dessert," you probably say "ice cream!" If, however, you've eaten your fill of sundaes, cones and milkshakes this summer, there are other (near) subzero confections available in...
  • Eating Our Words: 100 Favorite Dishes
    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Did you know that it's National Ice Cream Month? You can celebrate by buying yourself a scoop at one of our 10 favorite ice cream shops, or you can let Prince's Hamburgers buy the ice cream...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Do you know how to say "Ghetto Dinner" in Greek? Courtesy of Evan Turner, now you do:?????????. Turner is partnering with Ghetto Dinner chef Adam Dorris (recently of Stella Sola and the...
  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    Two weeks ago, we started talking to chefs about where they eat during their time off. You can read what they said here and here. Today, we continue our Where the Chefs Eat series with a...
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    When I told my husband I wanted to go to the May Roman Feast at Giacomo's Cibo e Vino, he responded: "Will there be a vomitorium?"* "Good God, I hope not," I said. "Though its presence...
  • Eating Our Words: Wine Time
    In the wake of last week's post on The Wine Lover's Bill of Rights, I wanted to turn the tables (no pun intended) and address one of the wine lover's responsibilities in the unique social...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Remember the days when The Burger Guys had first opened and Jake Mazzu was doing these amazing brunches with his crew, like Brandon Fisch and Steve Marques? Well, these days you can find...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Leap Day William is coming to town next week! Valentino Vin Bar is celebrating the quadrennial Leap Day on February 29 with a $29 all-inclusive lunch. That $29 will get you three courses --...
  • Eating Our Words: Best of Houston
    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Lynette Hawkins, owner and executive chef for Giacomo's Cibo e Vino, has the perfect recipe for romance – a four-course prix-fixe dinner that includes salmon and caviar on toast for...
  • Eating Our Words: Wine Time
    You can imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered one of my favorite northern Italian white wines on the list the other night at Giacomo's Cibo e Vino on Westheimer: The 2010 Anas-CĂ«tta...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Enjoy a four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve prepared by Lynette Hawkins, owner and executive chef of Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino. Appetizer, first and second course and dessert for...
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    I blinked and suddenly it really feels like fall. I love that I no longer have to worry about my pumpkins rotting in triple-digit temperatures and that I can enjoy warm, hearty seasonal...
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    I'd heard about Giacomo's Cibo e Vino for some time, and after reading a couple of Houston Press articles about it, I put it on my to-do list of places to try. We arrived around 6 p.m. on a...
  • Eating Our Words: Booze
    I've been a fan of Giacomo's ever since I "discovered" the charming small-plates Italian spot for DEFCON Dining. I've been a fan of Chris Frankel since well before he helped me turn...
  • Eating Our Words: Just Deal
    Last month, Nicholas Hall found out that Giacomo's Cibo e Vino is surprisingly kid-friendly. I never would have thought it would be, considering wine is in its name. With a $40 voucher in...
  • Eating Our Words: 100 Favorite Dishes
    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are...
  • Eating Our Words: DEFCON Dining
    A couple of weeks ago, I walked you guys through a DEFCON 3 dining event. Fortunately, there are a whole lot of restaurants that fit the DEFCON 3 specs, and many of them are pretty good....
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    As former EOW blogger Ruthie Johnson noted back in May -- quite pointedly, at that -- Giacomo's Cibo e Vino (3215 Westheimer, 713-522-1934) now offers table-side service at night. This is...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    I'll just come right out and say that Giacomo's Cibe e Vino is my favorite new restaurant of 2009. It's an ideal spot for a casual date night or low-key dinner with friends. The dining area...
  • Dining: Columns
    I'm over here: It's easy to overlook the torta caprino e cipolle ($6) at Giacomo's Cibo e Vino (3215 Westheimer, 713-522-1934) as you make your way down the line of prepared foods. For one...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    It was a cool evening, one of the first of the season, so we were eager to sit outside on the patio at Giacomo's (pronounced JOCK-a-mo's), the new Italian cafe on Westheimer. It drizzled now...
  • Dining: Columns
    When La Mora closed in April 2006, Houston's community of Italian-food lovers was in despair. Now owner and chef Lynette Hawkins is back, this time with an entirely different concept, called...

Best of Award Recipient

Loading...