Damian's Cucina Italiana

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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 Napolean Palacios.
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4.8
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4.7
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

QV
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience 😋

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

CS
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FW
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

FS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

F
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CK
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

JS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience1

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

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

AR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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...

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

g
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day, seared upstairs. Fantastic food, atmosphere, service, and wine!

SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for Valentine’s special menu and will never return. Overpriced mediocre generically flavored food, sub par service, and poor overall experience. Spent $230 for the two of us and left hungry and feeling like we could have cooked the meals better than they were prepared. Do not waste your time or money.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect place for dinner before heading to the Theater District. Lots of patrons were celebrating Valentine’s Day. The steak and bread pudding were fantastic!

s
Houston
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding choice, particularly for special occasions. Service was prompt and courteous; food excellent.

BB
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damians is always fantastic. Never disappoints!

Bubba and his staff are incredible hosts.

C
Houston
90 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect in every way. They prepare seafood the best in town. Everything always consistently delicious and very fine service.

C
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Valentine’s Day set menu and both enjoyed the food. Great wine list; we had the Barolo. Easy shuttle service to the opera, you just have to call ahead to book it.

RR
Houston
217 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service
Great Food
Great ambience

T
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A very homely restaurant with a very nice atmosphere and great food.

Difficult to find a genuine Italian restaurant in Houston

MB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here is always wonderful. You feel very special when you go in. We were there in December for anniversary and for my birthday I had to go back. This place is awesome. I highly recommend it. Oh and by the way the food is incredible.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

As always, the service was exceptional, however the food was disappointing.

G
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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G
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to see the Jersey Boys

d
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful. This is a perfect pre-theatre venue and then ride their shuttle.

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very tasty. Service was excellent. Prices are reasonable. Would go here again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ok solid Italian dinner.

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OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian’s was an exquisite dining experience! The ambiance, service, food, spirits - all were exceptional and resulted in a perfect evening!

MD
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and ambiance were exactly what we wanted. If I could, I’d eat weekly at Damian’s!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant afternoon meeting with friends we had not seen for years.

PE
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great for pre-theater with shuttle.

L
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are very warm and welcoming. Consistently wonderful service. The fish specials are always a great choice and the kitchen is very flexible should one want/need to substitute.

CP
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and .I are a group of 7 who eat here before the show. We love the food and the shuttle service plus everyone is so nice. The menu is nice but we miss that great pork chop!

f
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian in Houston

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CC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the theatre. Food is always good, staff always mindful of the need to get to the theatre.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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