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Damian's Cucina Italiana, Houston, TX

Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.8
4.8
2937 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Since 1983, 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 Izzy Morfin.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 522-0439
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Executive chef
    Alejandro Rangel
  • Catering
    Call the event planner for catering details.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private dining rooms seat from 10 to 140ppl.
  • Private party contact
    Caroline Santillan: (713) 522-0439
  • Neighborhood
    Montrose
  • Cross street
    Anita / Rosalie
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet
  • Entertainment
    Damian's offers complimentary shuttle service after dinner to the Wortham Center, Jones Hall, Alley Theatre, and Hobby Center.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,937 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Italian

  • Houston

    Italian

2,937 Reviews
  1. SueP

    Houston

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Damian's Cucina! This was not our first time...we come often. The food, drink, service and ambiance is superb. In addition to that, we really enjoyed the extra perk of dining there before a theater performance and then using their shuttle to/from the theater. It's so nice to park the car once and then avoid the theater parking hassle.

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  2. LZack

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Business lunch - everything was perfect. We will be back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good calm atmosphere. All dishes came out perfect.

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  4. LynnR

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful!! Thanks for taking such good care of us.

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  5. ChuckS

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great as always, but even better than normal!

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  6. LynnR

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Damian’s since the 1980’s. It was always “our place.” Covid hit hard, with difficulty finding staffing. We can now say: “You are back!” And even better. The food is superb as is the ambience. But the best is: the staff. They know us and make us feel special. We will be back….often!

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  7. ToniG

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Damian’s never disappoints. Always a great choice for a lovely meal and enjoyable evening!

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  8. Mimi

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious & the service, attentive.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just moved back to Houston and returned to my favorite Italian restaurant of all time. The stuffed veal chop was tremendous.

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  10. Suburbgirl

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service -definitely recommend! Very quant with low noise level as well.

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  11. Aikomom

    Houston

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal - in every way! Service, food, and the hospitality were all outstanding.

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  12. Ellenrob

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistency good! Great place to eat before a show

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  13. Susibelle

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, wonderful service and friendly service. HIGHLY recommend.

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  14. KENK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant to dine before going to the ballet or opera. Shuttle is great. Food and service is excellent

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  15. Vobelle

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointing. Service incredibly slow and food not up to par. The inside was also very dingy

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  16. 4BJF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good people, good food, good service all in a nice atmosphere

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  17. katygathron

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service as usual! The salad, bread, entree and dessert were excellent.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff was great! Excellent recommendations and the food! Wow the food! Pricey a bit but a wonderful experince.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! They took a reservation for 8 on a Friday night at 6:30 very easily…was so happy to take the whole family as we were in from out of town. Very nice experience. Very authentic Italian meal.

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  20. TeresaB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday lunch with my best friend. Loved everything about lunch. Perfect ambience and service. Food was excellent, we both got the lunch specials and they did not disappoint. We will definitely be back.

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  21. ChuckS

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a really nice dinner with 4 generations for Valentines Day!

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  22. JudgeS

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Damian’s is great! One of my favorite places in Houston.

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  23. StaceyK

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner. The snapper was amazing! Service was perfect!

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  24. TOML

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the convenience of having a shuttle to the Hobby Center makes this a great place for dinner before the shows. thanks for making our evening out very special. TL

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  25. ScottH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all the way around. Always go to Damian’s when I’m in Houston!

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  26. LanceB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and flavors as well as the atmosphere were great! Very nice!

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  27. StellaL

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter has gum disease- you could smell it when he took our order and exchanged conversation. It truly made things a bit un appetizing. I really enjoy the ensalata mista however last night had too much dressing. The sweet potato ravioli was delicious as always! Just yummy!!The sorbet tasted and smelled like the refrigerator .

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  28. MuseumDistrictGuy

    Houston

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, consistently great traditional Italian food and reliably consistent and professional service.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and always good food. I enjoy having a nice business lunch at Damian’s

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  30. LRSJLS

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, drinks and food. Always a great way to start theater night

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive and disappointing. Food was average and our server rushed us through our meal. This was a family birthday dinner and the restaurant didn’t live up to their reputation. Won’t be back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Ben was extremely knowledgeable and had incredible suggestions for dinner. Spaghetti carbonara was the best I’ve had in Houston !

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  33. DeborahP

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the minestrone soup and the traditional spaghetti and meatballs, It was delicious! Service was great! Prices are very expensive. Restaurant is easy to find and only valet parking is available.

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  34. FoodieLady

    Houston

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We chose to eat here because we were going to the theater afterwards and Damian's offers a shuttle to/from the theater. We were greeted very warmly and seated right away. The bread was soft and delicious and served with a garlicky olive oil. Some of the best bread I have ever had! Our server was friendly. We were served in plenty of time to make it to the theater. I had the Shrimp Damian...so-o-o good! Perfectly cooked and so fresh. The side of Fettucine Alfredo was creamy and delicious. My friend had the branzino and it was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. The shuttle driver was very friendly and the valet drivers were fast and friendly. An absolutely wonderful experience.

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  35. sherryp

    Houston

    106 reviews

    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and service was great! Enjoyed dinner and the shuttle to the theater.

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  36. Nick

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Damian’s was amazing. Everyone really enjoyed their meals!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food! Pricey. But did get A free shuttle To the hobby center for a show. That’s a perk.

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  38. Lucy

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us and each had something diff. All absolutely delicious. Great service , noise level nice and low so we could hear each other talk. Fantastic evening.

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  39. HenryR

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful old school Italian restaurant. Great food and service.

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  40. ElMarc103

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. A great experience where you feel transformed to another era with fantastic food.

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FAQs

Damian's Cucina Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Damian's Cucina Italiana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 522-0439.

Damian's Cucina Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 2937 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Damian's Cucina Italiana

3011 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Anita / Rosalie
  • Neighborhood
    Montrose
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Executive chef
    Alejandro Rangel
  • Entertainment
    Damian's offers complimentary shuttle service after dinner to the Wortham Center, Jones Hall, Alley Theatre, and Hobby Center.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 522-0439
  • Catering
    Call the event planner for catering details.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private dining rooms seat from 10 to 140ppl.
  • Private party contact
    Caroline Santillan: (713) 522-0439
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