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About D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe - Rice Village

We are a combination full service and to go restaurant specializing in authentic Northern and Southern Sicilian cuisine. We serve lunch and dinner and offer a full menu, plus daily specials! In addition, we have an Italian Deli and imported food market. All can be found in a casual and relaxed Italian dining setting in the heart of Rice Village.

5510 Morningside Suite 140
Houston, TX 77005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 526-3400

Website:
http://www.damico-cafe.com/

Entertainment:
Piped in Italian background music

Catering:
We have a full catering menu, please view it on our website.

Parking Details:
we have a parking garage that we will always validate your parking ticket for absolutely FREE PARKING!

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe - Rice Village Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Good for a Date (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Authentic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Bar Seating (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

enjoy dinner enjoyed our waitress she was excellent

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Eclectic little Italian eatery in the middle of Rice Village. Delicious food (Chicken Braciolentini was to die for), excellent selection of spirits and wine, and great service. Wouldn’t hesitate recommending this place to my family and friends, and will certainly return.

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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The only word that is necessary is “Yum!” Except I have to leave 50 characters... so “Yummy!”

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great neighborhood favorite. The newly enlarged outdoor patio area is terrific. Good is always predictably tasty. Good kids menu as well.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Food is great. Expanded outdoor space is great. Needs more robust tables outside.

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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

One of our favorite places for good casual dining. Lunch specials during the week have many choices, service is super fast for $9 plus beverage. Regular menu items for lunch & dinner are reasonably priced also.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quick Bite, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

the food was very good. the server was helpful once she realized it was our first time there. I like that they make their own pasta. will definitely go back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had the specials of the day. Both were fantastic! We will eat here again. Thanks!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We went for lunch. The lunch special is amazing. It has a great selection and the quality and quantity of the food is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food at D'Amico is not gourmet but it is definitely the best Italian food like my Italian friend's mother used to make. Leave room for the wonderful, creamy gelato.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Excellent three course meal for $8.95. Have been going to D'Amico's for 30 years. Always pleased.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Yummy! We all enjoyed our dinner.

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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Service was very slow even though it was almost empty when we arrived. Wait staff was very friendly, just wish they were more attentive. Took 45 minutes to get appetizer, another 25 minutes for salad, had to ask for entrees. Food was well worth the wait. Several other tables that came way after us were served and completed service while we waited for entrees.

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

D'amicos is one of our favorite restaurants in Houston. It's consistently good & the service is always Great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent choice based upon being our first time here.
Had a nice table for 7 in the corner and the meals were great.
Service excellent. Wine great

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 1, 2017

D'amicos never fails to satisfy anyone we take there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Not knowing what to expect this was a pleasant surprise. The Italian menu was good, the Ceasar salad was great, as were the entries. Nice little shelves to pick up authentic Italian menu ingredients.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
1 person found this review helpful.
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Awesome stuffed peppers & terimasu.
Great location & service

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 4, 2017

The New Crab Dish was unsuitable for my date who has been to your restaurant many times, and never has had a complaint about your food.

She sent it back and got something else.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food always good. They will change a menu item to accommodate you. They have gluten free pasta. Service was excellent. Very good food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We ate at D'amicos for a friends birthday, and we really loved it. We were late for our reservation, but the restaurant was happy to accommodate anyway. The wine was very good, the food was absolutely delicious, and the atmosphere was incredibly cozy. It was quite noisy, but nothing that couldn't be dealt with. The food, ambiance, and service were all top notch. A Houston gem!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great place, great food, great attention, great ambient. Very accessible place wit good parking lot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Took my wife there for her birthday. The food was very good and the staff was friendly. I would come back and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food4
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Both the cannelloni and veal ravioli were excellent. The cannoli for desert was the best my spouse and I have had anywhere. Service was timely but not rushed. A great value for the money. Will definitely return when we are next in Houston.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Authentic, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Excellent food. Met all expectations.

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food4
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Absolutely LOVE this place! It is quaint with a great environment and the food is authentic and excellent. The service is outstanding and the price point is really good for the quality and quantity of the food!!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Always great and consistent. Have been going to D'Amico's for 35 years

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Delicious homemade pasta.
Surprisingly a great spot for a Valentine's Day dinner!
We'll be back!

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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Best fresh Red Snapper in Houston at a great price prepared the way you like.
Very authentic italian market with great staff well-managed
The pizza also remains one of the best in TX better than so many recent new pizza places.
Can't go wrong here. Gelato a real bonus as well

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We go here quite often and it never disappoints us. They have some good wines at reasonable. We often split the salad and it is plenty for two.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The food and service was great. I look forward to coming back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Service has gone downhill, hard to get water and bread refills and waiter wasn't very knowledgeable about the menu. They redesigned the space a bit but got noisier and less intimate. Hope the construction finishes soon, patio dining may be better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Love this restaurant. Not fancy, just great service and food. Always awesome!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Always gracious - a perfect place to carb-load before the Houston Marathon!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Fabulous food....especially like the meatballs

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great atmosphere with good reasonably priced food and wine.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic
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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I always order the Seafood Fra Diavola which I LOVE!
This last visit there was almost no seafood in the dish! The menu says crab, shrimp, mussels and
octopus. My dish came out with ONE shrimp, ONE mussel, ONE crab finger and approximately 2 rings of octopus...in addition there was a clam in the dish which I do not like and did not eat.
Fairly disappointed with the quality of the seafood and the quantity. It was basically a bowl of pasta with a red sauce! I order this dish whenever it's on the menu at any Italian restaurant I go to around the country. This was probably the poorest execution of the dish I've ever seen.
On the other hand, my husband had the snapper and really enjoyed his dinner!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Great neighborhood atmosphere, service and food!

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Went there for a gift-exchange lunch with co-workers, the food and the services were excellent. I had the crawfish ravioli and it was fantastic, right portions, right prices. The atmosphere was energetic and the server was quick and attentive. Everyone in the party enjoyed their meals. Great ambiance will definitely come back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Outstanding Value
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The reservation made through Open Table worked very well. They had the table ready for us when we arrived, and we walked past walk-in customers waiting for tables. The food was delicious, and the portions were large enough to share between two people with small appetites, or for one person with a large appetite. They will also cook the pasta al dente if requested. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Casual
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