Last Updated on October 4, 2022 by Lauren Beck
Trevisio Restaurant is the first fine dining establishment inside the Texas Medical Center. It is highly acclaimed for its Italian dishes infused with contemporary accents.
Let’s take a look at Trevisio Restaurant and see what’s on the menu.
What is Trevisio Restaurant?
The whopping 13,500 square-foot Trevisio Restaurant within Texas Medical Center is known as the state’s first white tablecloth restaurant. The place serves the finest Italian cuisine, so much so that it earned a spot in “2002’s Best New Restaurants” within a few short months of its opening day.
But what makes the place stand head-and-shoulders above other Italian restaurants in the location is that they infuse classic Italian cuisine with more contemporary accents and modern sensibilities.
This was the successful brainchild of Executive Chef John Buchanan, a product of the well-regarded Culinary Program at the Art Institute of Houston.
He artfully presents classic Italian dishes alongside innovative creations made with fresh, high-quality ingredients.
Here’s A Closer Look
6550 Bertner Ave #6, Houston, TX 77030
Trevisio Restaurant is all about fusing classic Italian cuisine with modern, contemporary flavors. Some menu options include indulgent antipasti with sauteed shrimp; cured, thinly sliced beef; and artichoke with pancetta. 
Of course, it won’t be Italian without the quintessential pizzas and pasta made fresh daily with premium ingredients. Pizza flavors include mozzarella, calzone, and Formaggio, and penne, tortellini, and risotto are a few variations in their extensive pasta selection.
Banquets & Catering
The Trevisio Restaurant location can accommodate functions of all sizes and requirements, whether that’s a group of five people up to 500. It’s a great location to hold weddings, business luncheons, and conferences, and they will even provide audio/visual equipment if required.
The 13,500 square-foot location boasts seven private dining rooms, two of which are glass-enclosed and located within the main dining room.
Of course, with Trevisio Restaurant being Italian first and foremost, you can’t forgo the quintessential wine. Their featured wines have been meticulously hand-picked, each a beautiful complement to the gorgeous dishes on their modern Italian menu.
Here is a list of their featured wines:
- ’05 Leitz “Dragonstone” Riesling (Rheingau) – Germany: Fresh, fruity, and juicy, with a lovely, elegant finish
- ’03 Caparzo La Doga Morellino Di Scansano (Tuscany) – Italy: With blackberry and dark cherry flavor notes and an oaky, dry finish
- ’03 De Forville Nebbiolo d’Alba (Piemonte) – Italy $48: More weighted than other wines, with soft anise and dark fruit flavors
- ’90 Domaine Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne – France $150: Has a delicate texture from the Chardonnay grapes, with citrus fruit notes and an exquisite acidity
- ’02 MacRostie Pinot Noir (Carneros) – CA $52: With tart cherry, plum, and cinnamon flavor notes, perfectly loaded with defined and pleasing flavors
Is Trevisio Restaurant still open?
No, Trevisio Restaurant is no longer open. It had been rebranded as Third Coast in 2016, with Executive Chef John Buchanan still at the forefront — but this time, he is centering on Houston’s multi-ethnic population and international makeup for its menu.
While he excelled at Italian cuisine, he’s excited to build the new menu he fondly refers to as “Modern Houstonian,” heavily influenced by a mix of Asian, Hispanic, and Southern/Gulf Coast cuisines.
What is Trevisio Restaurant known for?
Trevisio Restaurant is known for being the first white tablecloth restaurant (read: fine dining) in the Texas Medical Center. Most people also come to the location mainly to experience a modern twist to the classic Italian cuisine.
Trevisio Restaurant paved the way for fine dining at the Texas Medical Center, and we at Kitsune Restaurant were proud to have tried it before they rebranded to Third Coast.
The restaurant is all about serving classic Italian cuisine with a modern, contemporary twist to keep things fresh and interesting. They carry anywhere from antipasti platters to fun pizzas to classic pasta dishes that will keep you coming back for more.
Of course, we’re equally excited for Third Coast because we know it will be handled with just as much fervor and passion with Chef John Buchanan heralding it.