Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.8
2511 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatieB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and beautiful experience all around.

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PHBTZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect lunch. Was great to experience all was good just as I remembered it from 20 years ago, ;last time I was in Houston.

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vipJoyti
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful evening. Wonderful staff and the best lobster bisque ever. Wine was perfect and the lasagna delicious! Definitely on my favorite romantic restaurant list

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good. Not remarkable. Small menu due to covid. Listed our party had a birthday but no mention was made of it. It was a 50th. This restaurant has lost a bit of its luster from days past

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It’s like a home away from home type of dining. It’s quaint. Service is impeccable and food is scrumptious! Best Italian restaurant hands down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as ever. Special favorites were the Caesar Salad, Veal Piccata and Lamb Chops.

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LoriG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish as always!

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vipdinnerwithmyfamily
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy visiting and eating at Damian's before going to the theater.

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RickD
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Was a great meal at a great price for the quality that you get. I highly recommend the bread pudding. Will be back soon.

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vippaula
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely cannot say enough good things about Damians. The food is always amazing. The staff and service are exceptional. It’s our favorite place to dine for any occasion!!!

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GoNavy64
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great after all these years! We got the quiet corner table that I requested
. Waiter Ben G. was fantastic and the food was great even with the limited menu. Definitely what I wanted to celebrate my birthday with a special friend! Still a place to go for excellent food and wine elegantly served!

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Maryann1
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Shuttle service to Jones Hall for the Symphony!

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vipEatwell
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and Amazing food!! Will absolutely be returning!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It makes me sad to write this because I have been going here for years but the sewage stench was overwhelming. We would have left before ordering but we were on a time schedule and there are so few places open downtown for lunch we didn’t have time to select another place.

The food was amazing as always but hard to enjoy because of the smell.

I will go back but I will be sure and call before I go to make sure they have whatever that smell issue is under control.

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary, and we thought it was nice. We cater to more laidback spots that permit for more intimate conversations. Damian's was not only a peaceful dinning experience, but the food was equally tasty as well. It is not a huge place, but I think that is what make the service very tight knit. I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad here for his birthday, and just like last time, food and service was excellent! Ask for Paxter as your server!

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DeanG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Italian Restaurant in Houston. Professional experienced start provides great food and service!

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cecild
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding, wine selection was more than adequate. Each course was delicious. The veal piccata was especially good - the best I have ever had here.

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Teast
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took our mother here for her birthday and it was fantastic. The veal chop was incredible as well as the sweet potato ravioli.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner always exceptional service and food

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TomJ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my wife with me to celebrate my son's birthday. Service was very nice and personable. Our waiter answered all of our questions and provided recommendations as well. The fried calamari and Shrimp Damian was fantastic. The special recommendations for the veil, lamb chops and crab/lobster pasta were a hit. I have been a long time customer and it was fun introducing my son to Damian's! A perfect evening.

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vipSavannah
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just wonderful and such a wonderful place to celebrate New Year's Eve!

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great atmosphere, great service, worth the effort!

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KarlaF
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian’s continues to deliver on their service and food even under these uneasy covid condtions.

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JohnU
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All ways outstanding food, service and ambience!!!!

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Russell
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food in Houston TX. Lobster Bisque, outstanding!

Russell Raia

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tortolini in town!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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KelleyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This is our first time going to Damian’s in about 15 years. Armando used to wait on us, he was the best.
Although it was a nice experience and nice place to go on Christmas Eve, we just remember the food and service being much better. We felt a bit rushed by our waiter as soon as we sat down. It’s just not what we remembered.
Not sure I’d go back.

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LonneM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duning experience here gets better every time, and it was nearly perfect to start with. ALWAYS get the Asparagus Mike Wells (it's not on the Covid menu, but they are still serving it). The food, ambience, beverages and service -- impeccable!

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Always good it's hard in these times with little footfall for them at lunchtimes. Food a little cold this time but very tasty. Staff always great. Please support them.

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vipBrian
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian's never disappoints. The quality of the food and service is consistently great. As a result they are our favorite go-to spot for a special meal. I love their Caesar salad and the Lamb chops with spaghetti carbonara was perfectly done and bursting with flavor. We finished up with the Italian Cream Cake which is always superb and a nice strong cup of coffee. Another great experience!

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vipBrett
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

A classic institution but not sure if it is COVID or just lack of focus but service was rushed (when someone actually paid attention to us). Some of the food was 5-star (as it used to be) and some was not even remotely right (stuffed pasta that was almost crunchy it was so tough - was it old or undercooked or ??). Such a great place in so many ways but with other great Italian choices in Houston ... not sure I'd choose to spend a dinner here.

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vipGrin
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with wonderful food and excellent service. An awesome place to go before the theater (when shows are on again) with free shuttle service.

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TylerB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Food was pretty good. I thought it was much better the last few times we have been there. However, the service was really bad. We didn’t want to say anything at the restaurant because we feel bad around Christmas time, but our waters never got filled up after the first time. I had one Maker’s bourbon and wanted a 2nd after dinner but never got the chance. We sat with our credit card out for right at 20 minutes to try and get a to go box and close out. It was unfortunate since the last few times we’ve been there have been great.

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DavidY
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal in one of our favorite restaurants where we can actually hear our own conversation and the service is excellent. Haven’t had a bad meal at Damian’s.

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KrysJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here with a large group of friends. The service was great from the time I walked in the door. The food was presented beautifully and tasted great. The experience was seamless and I’d definitely return!

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vipgw1s
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It is not the Damian's of old (prior to Covid). The food was mediocre with a very limited menu. Service was excellent, though.

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 2511 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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