Damian's Cucina Italiana
Great ItalianThey offer a theatre shuttle as well which is very convenient.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation WeekAlthough we had asked for a very quiet table, (one of our party was hard of hearing) we could not be accomodated where they had planned to seat us due to the fact that it was graduation week and the restaurant was filled to capacity with graduates and their families. Despite this, the noise level was acceptable and the food and service excellent. We were very impressed how they handled a full restaurant with many long tables seating at least 12. The service was warm, efficient, professional and the food came exactly as we ordered it, including the meal for one of our party who ordered off the menu. We would highly recomment this restaurant .6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful!Wonderful veal picatta! All the food was great, and service was excellent. One of the best Italian restaurants in town, if not the best! Just wish they had better desserts, like crème brulee - the panna cotta has way too much gelatin, but the canaloni was wonderful.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJust like I rememberedI have dined here once before years ago for lunch. A large group of us came here for a team lunch. And I was impressed by the food, the service, everything. Its the ideal resturant that all other restuarants should strive to be. Classic in every way!!!! Well it's been over 12 years since I have been back. And I was there with my Mom after an afternoon at the theater this past Saturday. And it was just like I remembered. Fabulous!!!! Hope to be back sooner than 12 years. Unfortunately I don't work or live near the downtown area anymore. Would love to see your restaurant expand into the woodlands area. Since this is the area I live in now. I am sure it would do very well. And I would be able to visit more frequently.
I plan to be back soon.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy restaurantThis is my favorite restauant in Houston. We never leave dissapointed. The service and atmosphere are top notch. The daily specials are always "over the top".5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the best restaurantsThis is one of the best restaurants in Houston. Food is exceptional and atmosphere is wonderful. Long-time servers are awesome but can be a bit "uppidy" if you are not a regular or are in a women only party. Will continue to frequent this establishment.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningThe four of us really enjoyed a wonderful evening of comfortable noise level, lovely ambience, excellent service, and superb food.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love that you provide transportatI love that you provide transportation to and from the Hobby Center!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy eating here.We always enjoy eating here. The service is amazing. I think some of the servers have been there for years and they really know how to take care of people. The food is always delicious! We also like using the shuttle service to/from Hobby or other shows in theater district. Wonderful place.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visitWent to Damian's for Mother's Day. GREAT experience. Excellent food! HIGHLY recommend.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but pricey foodWe went for Mother's Day lunch. Our party of 8 ordered different entrees. All our food was quite delicious (the lamb and seafood pasta in particular) but be prepared to pay. The service was very good and the atmosphere was festive on that day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsWe always enjoy our time at Damian's. There were a lot of tables waiting on the shuttle to the theatre that caused some rushing around and once we indicated we were not in a rush, our waiter relaxed, but we were checked on frequently. The server's recommendations were on point and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The staff is incredibly orchestrated and fun to watch!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDamian's continues to be amongDamian's continues to be among Houston's best restaurants for delicious food, wonderful ambiance, and excellence in service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!We are always so pleased with the food and service provided at Damian's. The shuttle service to the opera was first rate. Cannot wait to visit them again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time for a large familyWe originally made a reservation for 8 and we change our reservation for 10 just 15 minutes before the original reservation. Within 1/2 hour they have a table for 10 ready for us.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat as alwaysThe Gnocchi Verdi and Spaghetti Carbonara have become favorites. The special Sicilian Cosmo and out favorite Mojito were good, too.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal we've had in HoustonWe had a wonderful experience at Damian's. The service was great, the atmosphere good, but the best part of it all was the food. We had a group of six people at our table and we all agree that this was one of the best meals we have had in Houston. I would highly recommend the tortellini, the filet or the pork hop. We all got different things planning on sharing a little bit with each other. The problem was that we all liked our meal so well, we didn't want to share.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMeatupThe shrimp and crab meat was great. The Italian cream cake had very few pecans and coconut and could not taste the cream cheese in the frosting. The chocolate cake was very good.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded expectationsOur expectations were high, we knew Damian's reputation for excellent Italian food and great service. It is well deserved. Start to finish it was impeccable. Fast valet service so don't worry about parking. Range of Italian wines with reasonably priced options.. Variety of produce, meat, pasta, seafood so everyone easily found something they like. Experienced staff. Cocktails with flavor, not sugar bombs.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTried and trueDamian's has never let me down. Always lovely dependable service and if you haven't tried their veal piccata, you REALLY should.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Secretary's Day EveryI have not been to Damian's in over 20 years, but it did not disappoint me. I made reservations to take my executive assistant to celebrate Secretary's Day on April 24. She was very pleased with everything including the food, the service, the courteous waiter who took care of us. She said it was "The Best Secretary's Day every'!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest business lunch spot in HoustonI have been eating at Damian's for over a decade and they have been consistently my favorite lunch spot downtown for meeting with customers.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectoI am so glad this restaurant exists, and even more so that it exists in my neighborhood. Damian's is the classic Italian restaurant, par excellence. We came for dinner on my birthday after having had a very disappointing lunch experience at a certain steakhouse in Highland Village whose name shall go unmentioned. So our faith in good service and even good food was severely diminished by dinner time. Well, Damian's restored our faith, and then some.
I'm not sure why it took me so long to come to this restaurant. I think it was because I had heard it was very expensive. Well, that is not the case. Yes, you will pay for premium cuts of meat and choice fish, as you should. But overall I would say the prices are fair for what you get.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyed the antipasti dishes,enjoyed the antipasti dishes, and pasta dishes. didn't have the carni courses.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I wanted toMy husband and I wanted to eat out before a show at Bayou Music Center. We were pleasantly greeted and seated immediately. Our server took excellent care of us. Our dinner was delicious and we had no problem getting to the show on time. We would highly recommend this restaurant to our friends and family.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat traditional Italian restauranThis is a romantic restaurant complete with white tablecloths and veteran waiters. There are so many amazing dishes to choose from. We went with two of the fish dishes. Excellent preparations, one came with shrimp and the other with crab. The portions of fish and shrimp/crab were very generous. A moderate-sized wine list provided many reasonably priced wines. The waiter recommended a truly perfect wine for our meals. Service was excellent.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time to this restaurantFirst time to this restaurant and we were pleased with both the food and service. Ruben was an outstanding waiter. He was very friendly and help us in making great food selections from the menu. I would highly recommend if you dine at Damian's - you ask for Ruben.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistantly consistant!Absolutely fantastic! Only place in town that is consistantly consistant! The best staff who has been there forever. They all seem like family greeting you into their home for dinner. The pastry chef (who is married to the chef) is a gem. Flur is her name and she makes the most wonderful breads (don't fill up on it) and chocolate raspberry cake!!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "take and pick up" toThe "take and pick up" to and from the theater is a great feature.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodVisited on a Saturday evening. Dinner was great. Had the grouper with crab and the Osso bucco which was outstanding. Martinis were great!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI had not been to this restaurantI had not been to this restaurant in 6 years only because I lived far away. It is eactly as I remembered. Most notably, the food and service was outstanding. Everyone in my party of three additional people were impressed with the food and service. An additional important feature offered by the restaurant free of charge was a shuttle service to downtown events. An important convenience since we did not have to rush through dinner to get to our vehicle to fight downtown traffic and the difficulty of finding a place to to park at an additional expense. I highly recommend this restaurant and will make it a point to go to this restaurant more than once per year, especially when entertaining out of town guests.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good upscale Italian.Very good upscale Italian. Would definitely go back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always eat at Damian’sWe always eat at Damian’s before the theater. The free van over to the Hobby Center is a wonderful perk. The food is always good and the company excellent. It’s a warm friendly team of waitstaff….this time was a bit slower but they were packed and taking people to three different theaters.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have great complementaryThey have great complementary with dinner shuttle service to and from the theater plays.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND THEATREI HAVE BEEN TO DAMIAN'S MANY TIMES. THE FOOD, WINE AND SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING! THANK YOU.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and experience atThe food and experience at Damian's was even better than the Jersey Boys performance at the Hobby Center. The complimentary van to and from the Hobby Center supplied by Damian's is an added bonus.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatest ItalianAlways excellent. No matter what you order you will not be disappointed. Everything is excellent. The service is great. Always there but not hovering.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant ItalianExcellent Italian food just outside downtown limits. White tablecloths. Extensive menu. Lovely fish dishes (I had snapper topped with crabmeat, my colleague had seabass)...elegant, oldworld setting3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful. unique food, high-endwonderful. unique food, high-end service that is disappearing all too fast in Houston. cozy, soigné ambience. Just delicious allmaround3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM