Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.7
2200 reviews
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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

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SR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service top notch!

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TC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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WA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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- 🥰

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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.

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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 2 days ago

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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s
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Some of the shrimp tasted rubbery. The rest was good! Italian Cream cake was not the best.

Damian's Cucina Italiana
Responded 2 days ago

I am so sorry you had a bad experience with us at Damian's. If you decide to give us another chance I would like to discuss with you in more detail of what happened that day. Please ask for me if you decide to attend Damian's in the future.---Johnny B. Mandola

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Lied to by the server. Made me and my guest feel not wanted, wasn’t correct about meals. Just a overall bad first experience won’t be back.

Damian's Cucina Italiana
Responded 2 days ago

I am very sorry your were treated that way. Please call me at 7135220439 to discuss this. My servers should always treat my customers as family and make them enjoy their experience as soon as they enter our doors. Again I am so sorry.---Johnny B. Mandola

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RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damian’s never disappoints! We brought some friends who were visiting from Florida as they went with us last year and couldn’t get enough! As always, impeccable service, incredible food & great ambiance! Even our 6-month old loves it!

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KE
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The dining experience was wonderful, the food was very bland lacking the flavors needed for the Veal Marsala and lamb chops. Due to this and because of my love for Italian. I will probably never dine at Damian's again. Was expecting succulent dishes as they were served in the past. A bit subpar for the price.

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d
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service.
Looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent in every way. Been going to Damian’s for many years and will continue to do so.

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L
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great, service is great, highly recommended.

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M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pre theater dinner-great service and shuttle

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

Excellent meal and exceptional service! We’ll be back soon!

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s
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined there before the Hobby Center show. Food was quickly delivered, servers were attentive. The free shuttle to the Hobby Center was on time both going to and returning from the show. We definitely will be back!

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JL
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED IT ❣️Consistent great service and food.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at Damian’s. Extremely attentive staff. It is our favorite restaurant in Houston. Also their shuttle service to theatre
District is awesome. No worry about parking. Can’t say enough good things.

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ME
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend for pre-show dinner!!

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CP
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theater night my group of 6-8 always eat at Damian’s. Great food, service and the shuttle.

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OT
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

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RG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food cooked and seasoned perfectly. The waiters were polite, made great suggestions and help us have a wonderful evening

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MZ
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday celebration although we did not tell the restaurant. As we pulled up all the valets we on their feet opening the doors and being gracious and helpful. The door was penned by the manager, who subsequently sat us at our table and offered to adjust the AC (which he did). Very courteous. Our waiter was wonderfully attentive without being intrusive. The food was what we have come to expect, excellent. I had the Lasagna Bolonese, my husband had the snapper special, my daughter had the veal ravioli and my son in law the seafood pasta. All were fabulous as were all the desserts. Wine is 50% off through July and we had two exquisite bottles. The night was perfect. I cannot wait to go back.

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w
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

i was a little disappointed with our service. it was slow. When I placed my order for wine the waiter said, "I did tell you all wine was half off right?" He did tell us and I felt like he thought I should have bought a more expensive bottle because it was half off. he got a large table and we had to flag him down to get our bill and he said he wanted us to stay because he didn't want another table. The professionalism I would have expected wasn't there. Food was great.

Damian's Cucina Italiana
Responded 2 days ago

I am so sorry my server made you feel that way here at Damian's. The responses your waiter made are both embarrassing and very unprofessional. I will meet with my staff and discuss this incident and hope to have you back to our establishment at some time.---Johnny B. Mandola

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SB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Father's Day -- We're regulars. Place was packed, which is great, server was HORRIBLE.

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P
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in town for a date, special occasion like an anniversary or a birthday. Great for buisness meat because it is quiet and great place to talk. Food and service are top notch. Do yourself a favor and go enjoy a great meal at Damian's!

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t
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good; it's not quite as good as being in Italy, but comes close. One of the party particularly enjoyed her lasagna, and a second member had high praise for the eggplant parmigiana. The salad with romaine and gorgonzola was outstanding, I thought.
Our server was certainly outstanding; he was attentive without being intrusive; friendly while still professional. He didn't make a misstep all evening.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Due to the theater crowd the service was a little slow but to be expected. The food could have been served a little warmer.

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ES
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good but service was VERY slow especially waiting over 30 minutes for our entrees when restaurant was not that busy

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EW
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was impeccable! Great spot for a date night!

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RW
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as uaual

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JS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent & so was the service. The lack of noise made it easy to enjoy food & have conversation. I’ve already recommended it to friends. Only “negative” was lack of parking & mandatory valet.

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C
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. My "go to" special Italian night in Houston. Service is still a profession here and the waiters are all superb. Anything ordered is delicious. My husband's favorite treat is to begin with the lobster bisque and it is truly the best. Damian's is also my favorite place for fish. The do seafood as well as any place. The menu is great with so many options, generous servings, wonderful specials, yummy desserts, and strong drinks...all wonderful and any day of the week. Theater shuttle is a huge and generous offering. Perfect service on the shuttle too. And the best martini in town!

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to discuss business in a quite setting.

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VB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always delicious. Love the shuttle and free valet.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous cocktails! Delicious food! Our server was fun and attentive. It’s an added bonus that their shuttle takes us to the Hobby Center and back after the show.

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RK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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FC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Juan, was extremely courteous, knowledgeable and attentive. We would definitely return and recommend it to our friends.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

My meal was excellent. My husband wasn’t thrilled with his. My waiter Angel was great.

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