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Passerella, Cypress, TX

Passerella

4.4
4.4
67 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are an Italian restaurant in Cypress, Texas on The Boardwalk at Towne Lake. We specialize in seafood dishes, pizza, pasta, and more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Phone number

    (281) 213-2770

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Cypress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 67 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. G

    Gptl

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    This was our first visits and I’m not sure if we will return. The service was horrible and food was nothing to rave about. The spinach risotto was so salty that it was left untouched on the plate. The Veal and pasta were very very dry. I’m not sure what the fuss is about this place. Quick update: the GM just reached out to find out more info on our experience. Knowing that the restaurant wants to do better shows the level of this place. We will give it another try because everyone that I have spoken to speaks very highly of the food choices and quality.
  2. CW

    ChelseaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Our waiter was a younger man who was training someone else. They were both great.
  3. RW

    RW37Anniv

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place to have a very good meal and to be able to have a conversation. The noise level here is very low.
  4. PL

    PamL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Service! We were inside … music too loud if you want to visit with friends without yelling.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Great experience sitting outside over looking the water.
  6. FR

    FoodieRL5

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Cypress gem! And our server Brady was excellent! Loved all of the food - fresh, fast and good prices! Wine prices are so reasonable. Will be back!
  7. JB

    JamesB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service by Brandon
  8. MF

    MattF

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the lobster bisque tonight! Great food, ambiance and service….again!
  9. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Service was slow at first but got better as the night went on. Will definitely be going back!
  10. KR

    KeishaR

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great services, great food. Only drawback was the lobster in my bisque and ravioli was a bit overcooked. Both dishes had great flavor, and I would order again, but I would ask them to not overcook the lobster.
  11. LF

    LindseyF

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Delicious dinner! The burrata could have used some pepper and more olive oil or balsamic glaze. It was a bit plain and dry. The lobster ravioli was fantastic. The calamari didn’t have much on the plate to be honest. Not enough to share among 3 people.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Superior service, food was good, not great….pretty sure the NY Strip I ordered was not a NY Strip…steak was about half an inch thick and looked like something I could make at home. But…it was tender and flavorful. And the service was great so overall a very good dining experience. Also - we’ve eaten there before and the food was terrific. Their lasagna and meatball appetizer are both amazing. I’ll just skip the steak next time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful presentation!! The Scampi was delicious as was the Salmon and the Calamari appetizer was phenomenal with shrimp!!! Great service and great staff - so glad this restaurant is in Cypress!! We will certainly be back!!
  14. E

    Elaine

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 36th wedding anniversary which I listed on the reservation. We were so surprised to find our table with a anniversary card and rose from the restaurant, plus they greeted us with a glass of champagne. They went above and beyond in making our dinner more than special. The food and service was exceptional and I would highly recommend Passerella to anyone.

    PasserellaResponded on August 17, 2022Elaine, I am excited to hear that we were able top make your special occasion memorable. Thank you so much for choosing Passerella to celebrate. Congrats on 36 years.... we hope to see you for he 37th! James

  15. TP

    TracyP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treated to a free dessert for anniversary
  16. KD

    KDJD

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Stumbled across this restaurant a couple of weeks ago and wanted to return with my family. Everything we have tried was delicious, but some of the items on the menu seem to be better value than others.
  17. R

    Review572

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new restaurant in the cypress area. Will definitely go back!
  18. MF

    MattF

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining here! It’s our favorite spot. The food is unique and delicious . The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend!
  19. MD

    MikeD

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Second visit, pasta was undercooked. Appetizer was 20 min late. Main courses where late. Wild boar was scorched. Desert was good. Music way to loud.

    PasserellaResponded on August 3, 2022Mike, We are so sorry that you did not enjoy you experience with us. I will make sure the Chef receives your feedback in reference to the food quality. Your candid feedback will help to improve our operations. I hope that you give us a another chance in the future. Thanks again, James

  20. MT

    MoTexan

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our service was outstanding. Very attentive without overdoing. Very helpful in discussing choices. Our food was very good. My pasta was a bit dry. Our waiter immediately brought out a container of extra sauce. Portions are large. This is not the typical Italian. It's Italian with a twist. Pesto in the chicken parm, tomato cream in the piccata. Yummy. Nice selections on the wine list and most reasonably priced.

    PasserellaResponded on July 30, 2022MoTexan, Thank you for the great review. You hit the nail directly on the head! We strive to be "a cut above" the regular Italian restaurant. so glad we seemed to have reached that goal for you! We hope to see you again ... soon. James

  21. K

    Kimber

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice location - we had a table with a nice view of the lake. The manager was very friendly and very nice. Our waiter was nice, but definitely needs better training. The food is really good (we all had the steak), however, I feel it is a bit pricey for the overall experience.
  22. S

    vanS

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Great food descriptions, however, the quality and taste leave a bunch to be desired. The server was very attentive, and the food came in a timely fashion. The food recipes are ordinary with great written descriptions however the quality and taste of the food is simply bad The lamb tenderloin was everything but tender and the taste bland. I chose to send it back and the management was very gracious to not charge me since I only had a bite of it when I discovered it did not resemble the description at all Great location and ambience but the food quality and taste need major overhaul.
  23. RS

    RoseS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Appetizer was good but too small. Food was good but not over the top. Staff was great!
  24. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The menu selection was limited. Being Italian food I had hoped for some good bread and oils to be offered before dinner. Nada Our server was slow. Had to ask for water and then had to wait for check. I might go back for drinks but probably not dinner.
  25. TG

    TerriG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love trying new restaurants and this one will be one of my favorites now. Love the atmosphere and can’t wait to dine outside when the weather is cooler. The chicken parm was unlike any I’ve ever eaten. SO good.

    PasserellaResponded on July 26, 2022Terri, Thank you so much for the great review. We can't wait for the cooler weather too! Hope to see you soon. James

  26. SR

    SpeedRacerSlots

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, management and amazing food!! Veal Piccata, Shrimp scampi, Lobster Ravioli and the Shrimp and crab fettuccine Alfredo were all amazing. Robust flavors. Excellent service and made for a very special birthday celebration. Only thing missing is a signature garlic bread/knots of some form to accompany the meal.

    PasserellaResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for your great review. Hope to see you again soon. James

  27. DF

    DianeF

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was less than spectacular. A friend and I both had the duck with gnocchi. While the duck had good flavor, the sauce (“gastrique”) was oily and the duck breast fat was not crispy as it should be for the dish. The gnocchi was just not good. It was very heavy, like my grandmothers flat dumplings. Yes, I know gnocchi are heavy but these were little balls of dough with little flavor. I could not taste any potato in the gnocchi. In addition the gnocchi covered over half the plate and seemed to have some sort of cheesy (?) sauce. Less is more when it comes to gnocchi. It seemed to be not a treat to savor but a filler to take up space on the plate. Another diner with us had the branzini and said it was just ok. The salted Carmel dessert was WAY too salty. Again less is more. Subtly is lost in this restaurant which presents itself as high end. Staff (at least 5 of them) stood around in a group talking in the restaurant for at least 40 minutes. The manager came by twice and asked if “everything” was wonderful. How do you respond to that without just sounding rude?! The wine list is very reasonably priced but limited. We had the Chablis and it was fair. I hope that at least the kitchen improves otherwise I will not be going back.
  28. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere! Lynette was our server, and she was awesome!
  29. CS

    CurtisS

    San Antonio

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at the restaurant. All the food was excellent! Service was excellent! Great job all around.
  30. TW

    TeresaW

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Nice start at champagne at the door, but it was flat. Calamari had no seasonings, just crust. Italian salad was good. Entree, lobster ravioli, was cold when it arrived and average. This was our first visit. Not sure we will go again. Disappointed.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 year anniversary for me and my fiancé and wanted to do something special, came here, was blown away by the food and the service! Everything was great and the staff was remarkable!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. It was our wedding anniversary dinner, the ambiance, the service and the food was perfect.

    PasserellaResponded on July 19, 2022So glad you chose us at Passerella to spend your anniversary !! I am excited to hear that you truly enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again very soon. Happy Anniversary ! James

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my kids here for my daughter’s 15th Birthday Dinner…we had an amazing time…was greeted with complimentary champagne which was nice as I waited with 3 kids for our table to be ready. Everyone enjoyed their dish and service was excellent- our server offered to take pics of us which meant a lot to me as a single mom, I never have pics with my kids. The GM also checked on us several times. Ambiance was lovely, and I loved the fine dining feel which is hard to find out here in the suburbs. Love that there is also a patio with view of the lake and boardwalk, although we sat inside because it was like 100 degrees outside. My daughter the birthday girl recommends the lobster ravioli. Perfect for date nights or special occasions.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We would go back for appetizers, dessert and drinks.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great!
  36. G

    Gbaumr

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from the hostess, staff and our server Lynette! Food was delicious and abundant. Our server Lynette was amazing, friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back again and bring more friends. The outdoor ambience was pleasant and clean.
  37. SK

    SKBB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Hi. I’m so sorry to give this review but we here in Towne Lake really want to see you succeed. I ordered the chicken filled with pesto and mozzarella. I cut out the center and the pesto had NO taste. Must not have had any basil in it. No flavor to the chicken at all. But it was cooked perfectly. Spaghetti sauce was so thick that I could have turned the plate over and nome would have come off the plate. It seemed to be a can of paste. Noodles were hollow and just weird. We had 8 of us and no one was wild about the food. I’m so sorry but I love Italian food! But on a positive note, staff was so pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable! Pls improve your flavor in the food. I feel really bad writing this but I want to come back and support you guys! Thanks and just my 10 cents ( inflation). Ha
  38. MD

    MikeD

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waiter was inattentive. We arrived at 3:30 PM. Second couple there. Service was poor. Food was cold. Sent my veal back.
  39. C

    Cher

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The atmosphere is a lovely fine dining yet inviting feel. The major problem we had was the music was way too loud. It caused our conversation and other conversations around us to raise to a slight yelling match. The music should be a soft background addition.
  40. AK

    AlenaK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, everything was fresh. Their scampi was the best I’ve had. Service was great, everyone chipped in so we never needed anything

FAQs

Passerella is rated 4.4 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Passerella

9945 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433-1260

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cypress

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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