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Step Inside Arthur Ave, The Heights' Hottest New Spot For Italian Fare

Clams casino, pasta, and pizza await

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Houston red sauce lovers, rejoice. The arrival of Arthur Ave brings authentic, classic Italian dishes to a nondescript new spot on in the Heights.

Cozy banquettes and exposed red brick walls add a decidedly legit feel to the space at 1111 Studewood. Designed by Erin Hicks, the restaurant tips its hat to the "classically intimate Italian-American aesthetic. It's the kind of spot where you might feel like Tony Soprano while enjoying a solid plate of fettucine alfredo or spaghetti and meatballs.

A wine room plays host to one table of four, and sits adjacent to a space for private events. If you're planning a special event, ask to secure the rooftop. Boasting a killer view of the Houston skyline, a rooftop venue occupies the entire top floor of Arthur Ave's seven-story home. Most importantly, it includes an indoor air conditioned space.

With the help of Eater photographer Ellie Sharp, step inside Arthur Ave, and prepare to crave pasta.