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.