D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe - Rice Village

4.6
308 reviews
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Italian
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.
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CK
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have eaten at D'Amico's many times and have enjoyed our experience there every time. The food is AMAZING and the atmosphere is relaxing. Love, Love, Love!! Highly recommend!!

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very noisy and cramped, but tasty food and service made up for it.

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JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waitress was a clueless Millennial, who did not know the menu or the specials and didn't much care. I had the chicken Caesar salad. Chicken was cooked dry; the anchovy in the Caesar dressing was so strong that I could not eat it. My date was so disappointed with the side house salad to her entree that she pushed it aside. I scraped the chicken chips off of my salad and put it on her house salad, so that I'd have something to eat. The bread was good.

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EE
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place has expanded since I was here last. But the service and the food was great, as usual! The tiramisu is THE BEST!

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P
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, cozy. Wait staff was attentive to our needs, and we never rain out of drink or food. We were there for lunch and ordered off the lunch menu. The food servings were perfect for lunch, not too much, and not too little. The dishes had good flavor, and would definitely compare it to good old fashion home cooking. Loved it.

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K
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter was fantastic. Food was delicious!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food. Very nice ambiance
Easy parking for Rice Village in Garage right behind with no fees under 2 hours.

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DJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was incredibly slow and the food was not worth the price. Food was mediocre at best and not worth how much I paid for it

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DO
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top "go-to" places in Houston. Service impeccable. Food is outstanding AND consistent. N O surprises. I'm there for lunch or dinner at least once a month.

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E
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love sitting outside with our puppy!!

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RC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They give you lots of bread while you're waiting for your entrees and are not as stingy as some other Italian restaurants. I had the Risotto di Gamberi which all the flavors were there, although the rice was under cooked. The inside of the rice was hard and since we were in a hurry, I didn't have time to ask them to remake it or anything like that. Although everything else was really good.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal

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A
Houston
347 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual Rice Village spot with nice patio. Good food service, and value.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy D’Amico’s whenever we’re in Houston! The veal ravioli is the best in the U.S. and I have eaten at hundreds of great Italian spots....no comparison! Waiters are friendly and timely with very good wine selection. Be sure to top it off with fresh made gelato 👍🏼

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D
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great except upon entering there was no hostess for quite a while. probably between 5-10 minutes. A waiter came over twice and said she was coming.

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PZ
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

D'Amico's was lovely. We had an outdoor table, which in Spring is always relaxing and fun. There was a cool breeze flowing, and we enjoyed a bottle of their house wine along with three lovely meals. They are accommodating with gluten-free options, which is a huge plus for anyone like me who has medical requirements to eliminate gluten from my diet. The GF noodles were cooked to perfection, and the sauce was delectable. The other two parties had the lasagne, which was also quite good. The waiter was well-informed on all of my options, which was very much appreciated.

One down side: parking in the area (new meters) is difficult, at best. One must download an app in order to pay, and it is a real pain to do so. We found the parking garage at the last minute, after a meter manager (some guy that pounces on you if you don't get the app downloaded immediately) came up to our car to let us know that we must pay immediately or move. Had we not been meeting friends, we would have left the area, as we were so mad about the harassment! The parking garage works well, but I imagine it must get full quite quickly. There must be other solutions to managing the new meter system. Unless you're a local and have the app already, it is more trouble than it is worth!

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MB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always impresses our first time guests!

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PS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Not a complete bar. Nice wines but limited liquor selection. Will return.

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GR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is always excellant, food is served hot and tasty. The wine selection is good and fairly priced. We visit every trip to MD Anderson.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Issac was wonderful

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food! We will return. The waiters have been there a long time and they are pros!

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Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Cute Italian cafe with outdoor space. Lunch special choice of 3 items changing daily til 2pm for $8.99 was perfect for lunch. I liked the polenta cannelloni and stuffed portobello mushroom.

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J
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My Granddaughter and I went here before the theater. She had eaten here before and loved the food. She was right. It was delicious homemade Italian food. The server was friendly and prompt. The drinks were delicious, definitely not watered down. The crab claw appetizer was fantastic. Salad wasn't anything special and I thought it was pricey for what you got. I hope to go again because there are so many things I want to try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. No problem accommodating a party of 8. Love that I could make a reservation for lunch and make it on-line.

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O
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant in a good area of town. When ordering try sticking to simple items. Please don't order any type of ravioli items. The filling is dry and old tasting. Bread was cold also.

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SP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for dinner with another couple. Everything was perfect...food, drinks, service, ambiance. Enjoyed our evening there.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Overall, D'Amoco's has been around for a long time. The service was outstanding, the ambiance is casual and family friendly, however, the food was fresh, but I would not return for the food. It was very mediocre, and under seasoned. I had the Penne Asparagus, and my pasta was cold, but the sauce was hot and tasted like it came from a can. My husband had Lasagna, and was just ok. My son ordered an individual pepperoni pizza, and only ate half of the pie. It was a less than crave worthy experience as far as food goes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents came to town and wanted authentic Italian, so of course we went to D’Amico’s. Always a great time with tasty food, friendly wait staff, and an awesome atmosphere. Every experience at D’Amico’s is wonderful!

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We appreciate D'Amico's consistent high quality food and warm, friendly service.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Friendly service and terrific Italian cuisine.

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MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cute restaurant -went for a ladies' lunch. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered especially the chocolate gelato!

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Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently very good!

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PE
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our date night in a comfortable, clean, casual, pleasant environment. Our server, Alan, was attentive, congenial, informed and efficient. We opted to dine outdoors on a beautiful Texas evening. Thank you

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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and we will be back. Try the poblano peppers stuffed with shrimp and crab. An awesome combination.

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HM
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve been eating here for 35 yrs. it’s our neighborhood Italian. It’s steady, reliable, many of the same wait staff. The food is satisfying and good - it won’t blow your socks off, but you get a lot for your money. Fun, easy atmosphere - mostly families. It’s one of our favorites.

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FF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have dined here many times and I have never been disappointed. Their homemade pasta menu, although limited, is very good - but don't worry, there are plenty of other dishes prepared with non homemade pasta that are fantastic.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always come back to D'Amico's. I always get great service and great food.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!!

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DJ
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a fun time and ate yummy food!

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DO
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was perfect. Impeccable service outstanding food.

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