Quattro Restaurant – Italian

Located in the heart of downtown near Houston’s major businesses, Quattro, an Italian restaurant, is within walking distance to leisure destinations including Discovery Green, House of Blues, Houston Center (connected to Quattro by skybridge), Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center. The restaurant’s third-floor location and floor-to-ceiling windows provide enjoyable views of bustling downtown.


Home of the city’s best brunch, Quattro understands how to provide the very best of authentic Italian cuisine. The menu, created by Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrerase , is a combination of his commitment to delivering a truly memorable dining experience.  His recipes are family heirlooms which are long perfected and passed down to him by his grandmother.  Maurizio prides himself on providing classic Italian cuisine with all the distinctive bold flavors that Texas has to offer. This commitment has made him a celebrated chef and the Quattro Restaurant a must visit for locals and tourists alike.

Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese

Maurizio Ferrarese is a people’s chef through and through. Maurizio, who stops by almost every table at dinner. He like to ask why they came, what they like, what they didn’t like. I love to get what guests want.”

Some diners ask Chef Maurizio to surprise them. In fact, there is a footnote on the menu that says if you’d like Chef Maurizio to be even more creative, just ask. One guest requested a rather divine creation: crispy gnocchi with bacon and shrimp. It is now a popular item on the menu. But not just any request makes the cut. “I am the chef, after all,” says the good-natured Italian. “I designed it so that I have a menu full of dishes I would recommend with my eyes closed.”

Born and raised in Vercelli in Italy’s Piedmont region, Chef joined Quattro in summer 2010 from Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, a city with great culinary heritage. He says Florence’s authentic, traditional cuisine inspires Quattro’s simple, seasonal fare. However, if you’re looking to branch out from tradition, the chef recommends Italian dishes like the beef and tuna carpaccios, which are relatively new to Italian culture.

It’s easy to see that Maurizio is well loved by diners and fellow Quattro staff alike. Fellow staff members say he’s not only a great chef because of his food, but also because he really cares about guests.

Talented, friendly and confident, Chef Maurizio sends his version of an engraved invitation: “Come over. You won’t regret it.”