Damian's Cucina Italiana

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2453 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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ronaldb
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

All 3 courses were very good and the pricing for the Houston Restaurant Week menu was an exceptional deal. The coffee and cappuccino were a perfect finish.

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KacieM
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! We enjoyed a quiet dinner and the service was perfect!

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
125 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The food and service were outstanding. As always, Damiens is delicious and a lovely restaurant. Ben, our waiter, was great!

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CindeK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The best Italian restaurant in Houston!

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JanF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian's as always, is a great experience! Great food, staff, decor and value. Very clean and friendly staff. Food was outstanding! Love the Mandola's!

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
126 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Everything from the hostess at the door to the excellent martinis to the wonderful food and service. Everything at Damien's was perfect. We will return very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was excellent One of the best Italian restaurants in Houston

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Gary
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. Felt save in this time of the virus. The food was handle well and the waiter and staff were carefully but we felt well served.

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King
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great date night and the reservation and valet parking really put us at ease.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great food and experience. One of the best italian options in the Houston area.

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Stuart
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damien's Cucina Italiana is my go to for Italian food. The service is always very good, the meals are great and the price is reasonable, including for their wines.

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Worth the trip. Meni now reduced but old favoriyes remain try the lobster bisque, shrimp daminas and bolognese. Great staff good value. Working hard to meet rules and perfectly safe.

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vipLinaU
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exceptional.

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Jackiec
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, we were sat promptly and drinks came out quickly. Food took a little longer than expected but we didn’t mind, the ambience and wine made up for it. Food was delicious.

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Susiebell
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, service was excellent and atmosphere was perfect.

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vipRicky
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valet lost/missed place car keys on the floor between driver seat and console. Had to return to find car keys as valet knew exactly where they were.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant experience evening with good foods and service

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JimR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife went to Damian's for our 40th wedding anniversary. We have not eaten out since COVID hit. We love Damian's because 1) the food is always wonderful, 2) the service is impeccable, 3) the overall ambiance is superb. I highly recommend Damian's.

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vipJeremy
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the HRW menu. Soup was good and steak was good too. Desert was an ice cream that was too froze . Did not offer any bread to start. Came first and left in an hour.Good experience but not great

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DeeG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the HRW menu. Varied choice and our table had everything they offered. Everyone was happy with their choices and can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu for Houston restaurant week! Not a lot of places had vegan options but damians did THATS why we went and it was awesome. Their bread is the best Italian bread I’ve ever had

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vipJenn
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with the family to enjoy the HRW menu. Everything was wonderful from the wine to the food.

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stevem
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & service. Beautiful place. Veal piccata was excellent.

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MollyQ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Damian's - they have the best pumpkin ravioli with sage butter and make one of the best V- I would not expect at an Italian restaurant. Service is always tremendous.

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vipSampson
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We have been dining at Damian’s since 1995 and have enjoyed their impeccable service and food every single time. Until this Tuesday. It must have been an off-night, but we were very disappointed with the service and lack of management. Our male waiter was the only one servicing all the tables and he was trying very hard to deliver the level of service which we know he normally achieves. There were two female staff/manager standing at the bar chatting and not helping out in the dining room. We sat and watched them laugh and talk while we were waiting for our drinks and food. The appetizers didn’t come out until we reminded our waiter - after he had served our main course. We skipped dessert because we didn’t want to sit there any longer. Please hire more staff to work the dining room and please retrain or replace the two females at the hostess stand. They could have helped out and made our experience much more enjoyable.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of the Pandemic the staff was welcoming and the food was delicious as always

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TimothyM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Best service in town -- and best spaghetti and meatballs!

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WesS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, fresh shrimp and pasta from my dish, others with me enjoyed their food as well. Unfortunately the restaurant was very empty with all this virus crud. however was made to feel like we were a valued customer, the waiter and manager kept us with everything we needed. The salad (monalisa) was outstanding as well.

We were there for lunch on 7/21. I would recommend to anyone that wasn't looking for a cheap fast meal, its not that kind of place. Its a dinning experience, and they understand that.

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vipalvinexpress
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Damian's! The food is always great and the service is excellent!

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vipLanceL
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

One of the main reasons I use OpenTable is to get the dining points. Apparently Damian's either doesn't reward you for you reservations or they make you check an inconspicuous box at the time of booking. And while the wait staff was great, the food was just OK. So probably not going back anytime soon.

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GaylanB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finest restaurant in Houston. The food is exceptional, service is top notch and the atmosphere is very high end.

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ftim
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Since we are "elderly" we are very concerned about catching the Covid Virus. Consequently when we made our reservations we understood that only self-parking was available. When we arrived, there was only valet parking, which causes concern because the valet parkers could have the virus, and leave infectious particles on the surface of the car.
The next day I called Damian's and asked if their valet parkers had been checked, and they assured me that this had been done.
I recommend that Damian's adds this assurance to their website so those of us that may be vulnerable may feel more comfortable when dining at their establishment.
Once this assurance is added, I will recommend Damian's to our friends.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is superb. Saturday night was our third visit to Damian’s and we were just as impressed as the times before. The service is outstanding, the food is incredible and the overall experience is always memorable. We really enjoyed the table side Caesar salad presentation, which was new to us. We will continue to come back as it is our favorite spot to celebrate special occasions! - Danielle & Salman

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AmandaK
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian's is always such a treat! This was my husband's first visit and he's hooked now! The service is always impeccable. They know what you need before your even ask. We love Damian's and will be back for sure!

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vipKelley
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the table side Caesar salad... absolutely delicious!!!

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caitlin7186
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I visited Damian's as restaurants were opening back up to 50% capacity during COVID-19. They seemed to take all of the necessary precautionary measures. Patrons were seated every other table and all of the wait staff members were wearing masks.

The food was wondering. We ordered the Tableside Caesar Salad, Shrimp Damian, and Chicken Lamberti. All amazing! My boyfriend and I were celebrating his birthday so we also ordered a flourless chocolate cake with ice cream - something that was special for that particular day.

I would definitely go back! Perfect for date night.

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ADenise
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. First time to try. It was a birthday celebration and we had the restaurant to ourselves. Probably hard to review service since we were the only ones to serve but they were attentive. I would recommend just on food experience alone though.

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MikeP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Everyone should get there ASAP. It’s the best.

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Desiree
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner here this past week! The service was impeccable and we enjoyed many drink and food creations off the menu which is just a testament to the service and chef skills. From the menu we absolutely loved the gnocchi, ravioli, and chicken lamberti! You should definitely check this place out and don’t hesitate if you have tweaks you want to make to your food order (I.e. like changing out pasta type or sauce)

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vipSusan
Las Vegas
13 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.

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 2453 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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