Luigi’s Pizzeria | Baby Barnaby’s Cafe | Melange Creperie | Uchi | 13 Celsius

Luigi’s Pizzeria Offers a Taste of Italy Just a Short Trip From Archstone Toscano

For the look, taste, and feel of Italy just a short trip from Archstone Toscano, venture to Luigi's Pizzeria. The Houston eatery dons Italy's red, white, and green from the outside in and features a variety of home-style dishes. Before you leave your apartment, make sure to grab a bottle of your favorite wine because Luigi's Pizzeria is a BYOB.

Take a seat in the dining room or venture to the outdoor patio, which guests claim is the best place to enjoy a meal. Wherever you get settled, you can enjoy salads, wings, pasta dishes, calzones, sandwiches, and pizza. The pies here are all made from scratch and include your choice of toppings. Opt for the popular margherita or Caprese pizzas and you won't be disappointed. End your meal with authentic Italian gelato, which is made on-site. Luigi's Pizzeria also offers take-out and delivery services.

Luigi’s Pizzeria
3700 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77004
(281) 793-3333

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Baby Barnaby’s Cafe Near Archstone Toscano: From Green Eggs to Buttermilk Waffles

Potent cups of coffee and warm plates of buttermilk waffles make Baby Barnaby's Cafe a popular spot to grab breakfast in Houston. It's located just a short distance away from Archstone Toscano, and it dishes out some of the heartiest American food in the morning, according to locals.

Slide into one of the booths, complete with leather seating, and check out local artwork while you enjoy your breakfast. Customers especially like the green eggs, Bob's Healthy Plate, and the fluffy waffles at Baby Barnaby's Cafe. However, the freshly squeezed juices are almost as popular as the food. If you'd rather come to Baby Barnaby's Cafe for lunch or dinner, you can enjoy its classic American cuisine later in the day. You'll also find a few Tex-Mex options on the menu, not to mention a small selection of wine.

Baby Barnaby’s Cafe
602 Fairview Street
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4229

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Melange Creperie: A Sweet or Savory Taste of Paris Not Far From Archstone Toscano

Tish Ochoa and Sean Carroll spent their honeymoon in Paris, where they developed a love and appreciation for the creperies that speckle the city. Instead of leaving the taste of Paris behind when their vacation was over, they decided to open a creperie in Houston. So, in 2010, Melange Creperie was born. Today, the eatery continues to serve Parisian-style crepes that are filled with a variety of ingredients.

Whether you're going for sweet or savory, you can find it at Melange Creperie, which is located just a short distance from Archstone Toscano. Stop by for breakfast and try the classic egg, cheese, and ham. For lunch, you might order one of the specials, like crepes filled with chili, seasoned potatoes, or zucchini, for instance. Those in the mood for sweets will likely be particularly pleased with the fresh strawberry and Chantilly cream crepe or the classic Nutella and banana combination.

Melange Creperie
403 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 724-9464

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Uchi Near Archstone Toscano: Enjoy Classic and Contemporary Sushi in Houston

Not all of the sushi at Uchi adheres strictly to Japanese tradition. The Ham and Eggs roll, for example, highlights a classic American dish—but with a contemporary Japanese twist. Instead of ham, chefs use katsu pork belly, and in lieu of scrambled eggs, they craft an egg yolk custard. This unique roll represents one of the more modern versions of sushi served at Uchi, but you can also go for classic creations like salmon belly with ikura or eel paired with ginger and orange.

In addition to the fresh sushi, Uchi—which isn't far from Archstone Toscano—has also amassed a following for its cooked entrees. Most regulars give high marks to the crispy Brussels sprouts with lemon chili. The menu includes other eats like tempura-fried cauliflower or duck confit with endives and bacon. Just make sure that you grab a table early if you're coming during peak dinner hours since the restaurant tends to get rather busy.

904 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4808

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13 Celsius Near Houston's Archstone Toscano: Where Wine is Carefully Cared For

13 degrees Celsius is the perfect temperature at which to store wine—at least, according to the classic wine bars scattered throughout Europe. They all adhere to this time-tested tradition, and so does aptly named 13 Celsius in Houston, situated not far from Archstone Toscano.

The carefully calibrated temperature is just part of the storage system at 13 Celsius, though. Staff won't so much as touch a bottle before someone orders it. They leave wines completely pristine right up until they pour them, ensuring the fullest flavor possible.

While you sip, enjoy the ambience. 13 Celsius' 40-foot bar is enough to draw the eye, but it's just part of the bar and lounge. The space is decorated with upscale furnishings reclaimed from closing hotels, so it's as beautiful as it is inviting.

13 Celsius
3000 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 529-8466

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