Highland Village/River Oaks
Owner Jessica Biondi, a fashion and design consultant, spent years searching for the perfect space to open a contemporary Italian restaurant in Houston. After nearly a decade on the hunt, she finally found her dream location in the Highland Village neighborhood. Concura — which means “with care” in Italian — is inspired by the seaside cafes found along Italy’s Adriatic Coast, where Biondi grew up in the town of Fano.
Biondi has tapped another Fano native, executive chef Angelo Cuppone (formerly of the Rice Village restaurant Roma), to lead the kitchen. Guests can expect small and large plates that explore the region’s cuisines and a rotating menu that features dishes such as cod liver foie gras served with squid ink Easter bread, octopus and potato with olives, veal tonnato, tomato and bread soup, and fresh, housemade pastas. More good news: Concura is now open for lunch, too.