Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.8
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2414 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 Izzy Morfin.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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Susan
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ventured out to Damians for our anniversary during the pandemic. I was incredibly impressed with the detail and care they put into social distancing and service. It was my husbands first time eating there and the food was wonderful. Robert our waiter was excellent and personable and the discounts on the wines encouraged us to upgrade to a nice Barolo to help us celebrate. I hadn't been to Damians in years and I am so glad we chose it.

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vipTSeaO
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner out with friends. Our food was superb. Staff was friendly and professional. Always enjoyable!

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vipMimi1103
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and friendliness!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipMichelle
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Absolutely loved getting back out to the restaurant scene! Food and service were excellent! I think some things could be done to enhance the experience and the ambience. The empty tables in the middle where they were not seating anyone could’ve been filled with candles flowers placesettings that were not gonna be used just to make it feel a little more cozy. I wish there could’ve at least been some flowers or candles on the tables. Maybe all of this is against code but I think there are ways around leaving everything completely empty.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always great food. They did everything possible to make you feel comfortable for dining out during this time.

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GeorgeS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Waiter was helpful and got me an off the menu veal dish. Unfortunately meat was a little tough. The lobster bisque which normally outstanding seemed a little thin. Wine and drinks were good. Not Damians’ fault but we ended up seated next to a table of six very loud customers. You know the type. Everyone yelling and no one listening. It was my wife’s birthday and just happy to have an opportunity for a night out. Thanks Governor Abbott.

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vipScott
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Damian's was outstanding. We took visitors from out of town and they were just as pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious, the service was timely and friendly and the ambiance is the best In Houston. Damian’s is our favorite special occasion and evening out restaurant.

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KenP
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service and delicious food! Fish and seafood at Damian’s triggered fond memories of the wonderful meals I enjoyed while traveling in Italy. So glad to have a great place like this in Houston.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Always good food and good service. Very much appreciate the shuttle service to the Hobby Center.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant evening with excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food and we had a great waiter in Benjamin. So glad that you still offer tableside ceasar!

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vipYankeeFan
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Always enjoy our meals !

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vipRickP
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent – both the cuisine and the service.

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LindaJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service! A real treat to eat here!

LG
vipLoveGoodFood
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and impeccable service without being over bearing. The Gnocchi Verdi is a must try as is the lobster bisque served in a sour dough bowl. The fish as always was cooked to perfection. If you like a Cosmo, the Sicilian Blood Orange Cosmo is the best I’ve had anywhere. Over the years I’ve had some exceptional meals here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the theater. Love their theater shuttle.

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ksnow
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with the convenience of the theater shuttle

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vipPatriciaKaty
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awwww Damian's....this place our # 1 place to go before concert night at the Houston Symphony. We (me and my besties) all enjoy the atmosphere and feel of this restaurant – The minute I pull up to the front the valet parks my car and opens the door, I am greeted with smiling happy faces and then seated quickly in the section with my favorite waiter. Benjamin automatically brings me my favorite martini called "Nutty Cousins" it is a smooth and creamy martini with lots of flavor and now I am ready to relax and enjoy the evening. We laugh and dine on the best food in town and then we all jump on the trolley and go directly to the concert. Round trip! So convenient and stress free! What is not to LOVE about this awesome place!

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Tookie
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The food fantastic and we were very pleased to be able to have a conversation during dinner. The staff was very accommodating regarding our theater timing.

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vipLoulou
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. We haven’t had such attentive and proper service at other restaurants. After a fantastic meal, we caught the shuttle to the theatre. When the show was over and we returned, our leftovers and cat were waiting for us. This will be our new go to restaurant on theatre nights. Can’t wait for the next show.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service were great, as always. We had a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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QueenV
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. One of our favorite places and didn't disappoint.

KR
vipKevinR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminded me of eating at an Italian restaurant in NYC. Food, service, and atmosphere were all great. The bread, gnocchi, and the chicken parm were all delicious. Will definitely come back!

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ChrisS
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian’s never fails to impress. Food and service always top notch. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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vipFoodnWineDiner
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Date night of dinner & Symphony. Everything from beginning with the valet through post symphony with shuttle dropping us back at the restaurant to retrieve our leftovers was awesome! Will definitely return.

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FernandoS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Damian's for my wife and I. We had and awesome experience between the service and food. Highly recommend for special occasions and to impress guess.

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Fantastic
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant! Atmosphere, decor, the top treatment you get as soon as you enter the restaurant and then the food! Recommend to all!

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CraigK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was under seasoned and the desert was not good at all. The price was way to high for food quality

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JustinS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The valentines set menu tasted like a buffett dinner. Food was like warm with almost no flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

We are at Damiens for Valentine’s Day with reservations. We were seated in the banquet room with all young people with the oldest person in the banquet room not being a lick over 30. Downstairs in the main restaurant was a better atmosphere and a more diverse older crowd. The server didn’t deliver the service I was expect from Damien’s especially on Valentine’s Day. He said very little to my date and I throughout the evening, which is great for this intimate affair, but he offered no insight into any of the meals offered.

I’m not sure if this segregation was intentional but that was the feeling my date and I had throughout the evening. This, coupled with the the server issues, made for a very forgettable experience at Damien’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was Valentine’s Day dinner. Our waiter seems pleasant at first but was mentally not there after initial greeting. He was a bit condescending and really seemed to be “bothered” by us. He also seemed preoccupied with other table(s). The food was ok but not worth the price. It takes a really great experience or a really band experience for me to comment. It was our first time there as well and probably our last.

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AnthonyR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

For being a set me on Valentine's day, you would think more thought and soul could be found within the food....not so much. I ordered the snapper, it was literally so watered down and bland that I had to ask the server for crushed red pepper to get some flavor on my plate. My wife had the linguini plate, tasted like bland lo mein. Only other choices were chicken parmesan or steak.. but who goes to an Italian restaurant for steak in Texas..🙄, dessert was good. $70 a person..got me once, never again...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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georgec
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

15 minutes to get water. 20 minutes to get bread. was not offered grated Parmesan cheese on my ravioli appetizer like other tables were offered. Flavor of the food was bland. Filet mignon mushy. No flavor to the pasta of the snapper dish. No vegetable for the snapper dish.

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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 2414 OpenTable diners.

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