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11 Luxe Truffle Dishes Worth the Splurge in Houston

Where to find show-stopping black truffle topped pasta, pizza, dry-aged steak, lobster pot pie and more

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Spaghetti al tartufo nero from Potente
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Gone are the days when black or white truffles were a rarity on Houston restaurant menus. The potent, funky flavor of fresh truffle or garnish of airy shavings can be hard to resist, and with so many truffle-laden dishes on menus of all types, why resist at all?

Often offered as a tableside garnish or pricey upgrade to simple plates like pasta, adding this coveted fungi to a dish can definitely be pricey. But when you’re in the mood to splurge, few things are more luxurious than a bowl of pasta showered generously in black truffle shavings.

Go forth, and add these splurge-worthy truffle dishes to your Houston dining bucket list.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. TRIS

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24 Waterway Ave #125
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 203-5641
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The truffled grilled cheese at this eatery in The Woodlands became a permanent menu fixture after chef Austin Simmons won the coveted Truffle Masters prize in 2018, and for good reason. The elevated take on a childhood classic boasts plenty of melty gruyere and tons of shaved truffles on perfectly toasted brioche, delivering the perfect bite each time.

2. Roma

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2347 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 664-7581
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Heaping plates of pasta like Bolognese-style lasagna and squid ink fettuccine star at Roma, but the ravioli salsiccia e tartufo is extra decadent, boasting delicate pockets of spinach and ricotta topped with truffle, mushrooms and Italian sausage.

3. Potente

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1515 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 237-1515
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Perusing the streets of Rome for the perfect plate of cacio pepe may be out of the cards for the time being, but thankfully, solace can be found in indulging in chef Danny Trace’s famed spaghetti al tartufo, garnished tableside with a shower of fluttery black truffle shavings.

4. Bludorn Restaurant

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807 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 999-0146
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From the seafood tower to the baked Alaska, it is possible to enjoy quite a few head-turning moments at Bludorn, but none is more thrilling than the towering lobster pot pie with black truffle shaved tableside.

5. Da Marco

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1520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 807-8857
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At Da Marco, one of Houston’s long standing Italian institutions for fine wining and dining, guests are welcome to enhance any pasta plate — from wild boar pappardelle and spaghetti with clams to sweet corn ravioli with lobster — with the addition of seasonal truffles shaved tableside.

6. Ouzo Bay

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4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G130
Houston, TX 77027
(832) 430-6610
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Seafood choices are aplenty at Ouzo Bay, where over-indulgent eats include whole fish and sea scallops presented with foie gras and mushroom agnolotti. But for a taste of truffle, opt for the lobster truffle risotto with Maine lobster and fragrant black truffle.

409 Travis St suite a-365
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 364-5502
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With fresh house made pasta and Roman-style pizzas, dining at BOH is itself pretty special, but add truffle to the mix and you have a real treat. Gently stuffed tortelli pasta with butter and sage and the Fungi pizza — available by the slice or as a whole pie —  can be given the summer truffle treatment for an upcharge.

8. Kata Robata

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3600 Kirby Dr suite h
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858
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With its vast menu of fresh fish flown in from around the globe, Kata Robata manages to offer a bite of sushi with truffle which is simple, honest and full of pure flavor. Built gracefully, black truffle shavings rest atop a pale pink piece of salmon with quail egg for a distinct, melt-in-your-mouth moment.

9. Steak 48

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4444 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 322-7448
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In lieu of one of Steak 48’s prime cuts, splurge on something from the sea like Maine lobster — here, it is sauteed with black truffle. Sticking to red meat? You can still tickle your truffle bone with the addition of the double-baked truffle potato with fontina and gouda cheeses plus shaved black truffle.

10. Degust

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7202 Long Point Rd
Houston, TX 77055
(281) 707-4623
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With a fixed vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menu only, Degust gives guests the option to “upgrade with no regrets” and incorporate black truffles into their experience. Dishes like cauliflower with caviar, mushroom mousse and venison with salsa Jalisco are adventurous on their own, but a truffle enhancement is never not a good idea.

11. Tony's

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3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046
(713) 622-6778
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Few things epitomize elegance like a meal at Tony’s, but going for the house-made tagliarini is an especially fine dining experience. The plate of creamy pasta, made even more mouthwatering with sage essence, is finished off with a hefty helping of black Périgord truffles.

1. TRIS

24 Waterway Ave #125, The Woodlands, TX 77380

The truffled grilled cheese at this eatery in The Woodlands became a permanent menu fixture after chef Austin Simmons won the coveted Truffle Masters prize in 2018, and for good reason. The elevated take on a childhood classic boasts plenty of melty gruyere and tons of shaved truffles on perfectly toasted brioche, delivering the perfect bite each time.

24 Waterway Ave #125
The Woodlands, TX 77380

2. Roma

2347 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005

Heaping plates of pasta like Bolognese-style lasagna and squid ink fettuccine star at Roma, but the ravioli salsiccia e tartufo is extra decadent, boasting delicate pockets of spinach and ricotta topped with truffle, mushrooms and Italian sausage.

2347 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005

3. Potente

1515 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

Perusing the streets of Rome for the perfect plate of cacio pepe may be out of the cards for the time being, but thankfully, solace can be found in indulging in chef Danny Trace’s famed spaghetti al tartufo, garnished tableside with a shower of fluttery black truffle shavings.

1515 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002

4. Bludorn Restaurant

807 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019

From the seafood tower to the baked Alaska, it is possible to enjoy quite a few head-turning moments at Bludorn, but none is more thrilling than the towering lobster pot pie with black truffle shaved tableside.

807 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019

5. Da Marco

1520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

At Da Marco, one of Houston’s long standing Italian institutions for fine wining and dining, guests are welcome to enhance any pasta plate — from wild boar pappardelle and spaghetti with clams to sweet corn ravioli with lobster — with the addition of seasonal truffles shaved tableside.

1520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

6. Ouzo Bay

4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G130, Houston, TX 77027

Seafood choices are aplenty at Ouzo Bay, where over-indulgent eats include whole fish and sea scallops presented with foie gras and mushroom agnolotti. But for a taste of truffle, opt for the lobster truffle risotto with Maine lobster and fragrant black truffle.

4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G130
Houston, TX 77027

7. BOH

409 Travis St suite a-365, Houston, TX 77002

With fresh house made pasta and Roman-style pizzas, dining at BOH is itself pretty special, but add truffle to the mix and you have a real treat. Gently stuffed tortelli pasta with butter and sage and the Fungi pizza — available by the slice or as a whole pie —  can be given the summer truffle treatment for an upcharge.

409 Travis St suite a-365
Houston, TX 77002

8. Kata Robata

3600 Kirby Dr suite h, Houston, TX 77098

With its vast menu of fresh fish flown in from around the globe, Kata Robata manages to offer a bite of sushi with truffle which is simple, honest and full of pure flavor. Built gracefully, black truffle shavings rest atop a pale pink piece of salmon with quail egg for a distinct, melt-in-your-mouth moment.

3600 Kirby Dr suite h
Houston, TX 77098

9. Steak 48

4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027

In lieu of one of Steak 48’s prime cuts, splurge on something from the sea like Maine lobster — here, it is sauteed with black truffle. Sticking to red meat? You can still tickle your truffle bone with the addition of the double-baked truffle potato with fontina and gouda cheeses plus shaved black truffle.

4444 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

10. Degust

7202 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055

With a fixed vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menu only, Degust gives guests the option to “upgrade with no regrets” and incorporate black truffles into their experience. Dishes like cauliflower with caviar, mushroom mousse and venison with salsa Jalisco are adventurous on their own, but a truffle enhancement is never not a good idea.

7202 Long Point Rd
Houston, TX 77055

11. Tony's

3755 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77046

Few things epitomize elegance like a meal at Tony’s, but going for the house-made tagliarini is an especially fine dining experience. The plate of creamy pasta, made even more mouthwatering with sage essence, is finished off with a hefty helping of black Périgord truffles.

3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046

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