"Perhaps it feels so much like a small trattoria rather than the large, bustling restaurant it is because the kitchen produces the kind of Italian comfort food Vallone grew up with. It's la cucina casalinga — home cooking — but with enough panache that Houstonians, always eager for the newest and best, can get behind it." Find out more about Ciao Bello
in this week's Cafe review
. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS.