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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

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Have been coming here since they opened. Variety of menu selections. Love their spaghetti and meatballs. Sometimes when I can't get into the Village, I order thru Uber Eats!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful for Valentine’s Day!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Always good. Very consistent. Great local family owned restaurant.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great. Things got a little busy and it took some time to get our check but the food was great as usual.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

D'Amico's is always delicious and an extreme value, especially at lunch. For less than $9, enjoy three healthy and authentic choices from the steam table, featuring salad, Italian specialties, meat, pasta, fish, veggies and desserts. Or, order from the awesome Lunch Menu. You won't find a better deal anywhere.
Discover a warm welcome, fresh and plentiful Slow Dough sourdough bread on the table. House-branded olive oil that is divine and flavorful. Friendly and comfortable setting, and if you are lucky, a visit with the hospitable owner.
I wish I lived next door.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The server was extremely slow and forgetful. Not proactive at all. Kept having to ask to order more items.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had reservations and the table was ready when we arrived. The waitstaff were pleasant and well-informed about the menu. The food was very good and there was a LOT of it!

My only negative is that they have a full bar and I ordered a cocktail. They didn't have the particular liquor that I wanted. The waitress had to interrupt the bartender to ask him about what was available and he acted as though he couldn't be bothered. He never offered anything else as a substitute. I just told her to forget it and ordered iced tea.

It may seem like a small thing, but there are too many other Italian restaurants in Houston of similar quality where that would not be an issue. We enjoyed the food but decided we would not return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Terrible. I made a reservation and they would not honor it! Because “their hostess left and she didn’t tell them about my reservation.” Really? I made my reservation on Open Table. Not with their hostess. They have no backup plan when their hostess leaves other than to turn people away that have reservations? Used to like this place, but will never go again.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

D'Amico's was exactly the cozy atmosphere we were hoping to find for our annual holiday dinner date with friends. The service and food were excellent and, although it was a bit loud, we enjoyed the intimacy of a great 'neighborhood gem'.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

What a great place, Food was amazing , make sure you have reservations it gets busy

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great location, very good food. Friendly service. Though we had to wait 35 minutes past our reservation to be seated.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first time at D’amico’s. We were really looking forward to it. Unfortunately it was a disappointment. The restaurant was not crowded. The waiter, when he finally stopped over, seemed annoyed that we wanted wine. A second glass might have been nice, but we never saw him again once the food was dropped off. The dinner was okay. But nothing that we couldn’t find at our usual stomping grounds. Not sure we’ll be back any time soon.

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

My dinner was a bit off tonight but still very good. My biggest issue is the noise. I have dinner out for social reasons but when its that noisy its not fun. Also there is always issues with parking. It is common for the gates to not work and let you out. During this stay it was closed stating FULL. BUt soon as there was a shift change, the signs came down. Clearly they just did not want to deal with it until shift change.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Crab claws are a MUST! Great service and food. Anytime we are in Houston we eat here.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

enjoy dinner enjoyed our waitress she was excellent

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 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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 (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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vip
 (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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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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Love this place! Quiet and cozy! Food is amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 28, 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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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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (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
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Awesome stuffed peppers & terimasu.
Great location & service

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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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 (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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 (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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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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Excellent food. Met all expectations.

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