Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.7
2235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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For over 30 years Damian's Cucina Italiana has been known worldwide as the top authentic Italian restaurant in Houston, Texas. Set in an old-world atmosphere which is elegant, yet warm and friendly, diners at Damian's are accustomed to extensive menu offerings, specially tailored dishes, and weekly specials created by Chef Napolean Palacios.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 2235 People Are Saying
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DW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't know why we hadn't been here in a long time. It was as lovely as we remembered. Peepers with anchovies and Ossa bucco were killer!

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent!

HC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damian’s is always great, they have some of the best fish dishes around. Restaurant week is great, appetizer main course and dessert for $35 is a great deal.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and to celebrate a birthday. I’m vegan and my options for restaurant week were great and beautifully presented and yummy. My daughter and son in law ordered off the menu and were amazed how good their choices were. They are the pickiest and hard to please.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Outstanding meal. Super service. Owner checked on us. Great waiter.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and came straight to the table from the grill while it was still quite hot. Very enjoyable evening.

JR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. We love it more each time.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we all loved it! Food is good and service is exceptional. I loved drink as well.

EB
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, ambiance and value were all on point! This was our first visit to Damian's and we are already planning our next visit.

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Too loud. Server broke wine glass. Had to move to middle of restaurant to small loud table. Frustrating. Won’t be going back

HJ
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were attentive; good was delicious;

JP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reminds my of an old school NY restaurant. Good food, good service, nice ambiance. Friends had lobster bisque and said it was the best. Always been happy here.

RS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was terrible. I'm going back tonight for more!

JP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food is delicious and it always feels like a special event to eat there.

NP
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious.

J
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Decent food not great. Tables are too close so if you run into noisy people, you hear it. Not the best food option

K
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genuine, delicious Italian food! Beautiful setting. A little noisy but mostly because it was a Friday night and the restaurant was packed.

YF
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and the shuttle to theater was an extra bonus!

CC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place to go before the theater.

S
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always dinner at Damian’s was wonderful. I have never had anything but a fabulous experience at this favorite restaurant. The staff makes you feel so welcome and the food is beyond delicious. The added plus of taking the shuttle to the Hobby or other venues makes for a perfect evening. Our server was Juan and he is most attentive and helpful. I highly recommend Damian’s for that special occasion or just an enjoyable night out.

OT
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A must for Houston Restaurant Week! Great wine choices, free valet, healthy amounts of food (you won't leave hungry, but not overstuffed either).

BG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a Restaurant Week menu which was incredible. The quality of the food was off the charts and the cost was very reasonable. We splurged and had the Caesar Salad prepared tableside. What a treat.

SM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Not dramatic, but each of my and my wife's food items - except one - was a half-rung less tasty than our past times. I have been going to Damian's for lunch and dinner for about 35 years.

LL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional Italian menu served in a traditional way. A nice place for a milestone event - such as a good-bye lunch for interns - because it is quiet, comfortable and unrushed. Great waiters treat all the guests like very special people; the waiters remember one's favorite dish. The food is excellent, no surprises, no problems, with a good selection of very healthy to very indulgent items.

GS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Damian's remains an outstanding Italian restaurant in our city. The service is excellent, and the atmosphere is elegant. The food is wonderful, and makes one want to travel to Italy right away! This is our own taste and experience of Italy without getting on a plane!

KV
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a big group before Rolling Stones concert. Food and service were perfect. Got us out in time.

NR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, awesome appetizers, and super wait staff. Ruben the manager made us feel like family! Can't wait till next time!

C
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been going here for years and we always enjoy ourselves and our meal.

S
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food in the city of Houston!!
The service is top notch, and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone...

B
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been here in awhile but always loved! Exactly the same great food and service, topped off with half price wine!

OT
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place and it my favorite

RK
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Veal Marsala was good. Like most Houston restaurants they ran out of a dish (how does this town not understand inventory management is embarrassing). They didn’t have the flounder so they replaced the fish with snapper. That is good but you can’t up-charge the replacement $5 cause of your mistake. It is cheesy for a classy restaurant. The Snapper was very good but the presentation was very sloppy with the bunch of sauce just throw on top. If you use olives and capers, you don’t need a lot of salt. The smoke on the snapper was excellent. The waiter was very nice.

SR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service top notch!

TC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday lunch. Fabulous food and service. Wine 1/2 off this June/July, great selection. Will be back soon.

TK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damian’s is always the best!! You feel like you are celebrating something special even when you are not!!

WA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Surprised that at 7:30 that there were only 6 people dining in the restaurant. Service was just adequate, however hard to criticize the waiter when he is looking at having only 4 customers. There are too many great Italian restaurants in town to try Damian's again.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Andy and the entire team! The veal, the wine, the Italian cream Cake- 🥰

MD
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently attentive and professional service, fabulous food and great environment for good conversation.

L
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

4 Spears of asparagus mike wells for 18 bucks is ridiculous
Food lacked flavor
Spicy pasta with lobster and crab had no spice
Overall it was meh

Damian's Cucina Italiana
Responded on July 18, 2019

Luigi, I am very sorry you feel like our Parmesan Crusted Asparagus with Jumbo Lump Crab meat is over priced. I have always tried to price out my crab meat items accordingly. I am currently in the process of pricing out my menu. My customers spice levels vary and we always recommend a side of cracked red pepper so I apologize your server did not give you that option and hope you will give us another chance.---Johnny B. Mandola

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