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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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 2267 People Are Saying
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SF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service spectacular! Old school Italian restaurant. Not my first trip and won’t be the last.

JT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was good
Waiter started off ok but then kind of turned on us
And we were very unhappy by the end of the meal
We reflected this in his gratuity

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

60th birthday

DD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victor was outstanding - as well as all of the other staff. Always feels like home.

LE
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and quick service; great bread and desserts!

IF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

DB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - will come again

J
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service
Amazing lobster bisque - would say it’s the best I’ve ever tasted!
The grilled sea bass topped with white wine buerre blanc served over cannellini carrettieri and sautéed spinach was out of this world!!!!
Dessert was amazing

c
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Houston! Consistently good food and great service! Much attention to
detail!!!

GM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother-In-Law’s Birthday celebration at her request. She immigrated to the US from Southern Italy over 50 years ago and this is one of her favorite Italian restaurants in Houston.

B
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and it is always wonderful. This time we were going to the theater and decided to take advantage of the shuttle service as well. Everything was great - the food, the staff and the drive to the theater was all wonderful! Definitely will do this thru our theater season!!!!

PC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Took advantage of the shuttle to the Wortham - that's a nice service!

LB
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Great food. The perfect setting for a business meeting/discussion.

DF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pasta Carbona was the best I ever had. But what brings me joy is ther server intellect about the menu.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always solid food and service.

TE
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damian’s has great food and service and a special clientele. As we dined we noticed no one had their phones out. For a great dining experience we heartily recommend it.

n
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the convenience of the shuttle to the theater district, paired with an authentic Italian restaurant.

RH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian food I have had in America! The restaurant is beautiful on the inside and has a very date feel but also a great place for a birthday. The food was INCREDIBLE and the service was so great. Would happily recommend Damian's to anyone wanting some authentic Italian food.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

birthday celebration

RL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

food was good, but the fish dish was not as good as we expected. The restaurant weeks menu items were not from the regular menu at least as far as the main courses so there is no way to compare. other restaurants use regular menu items but give smaller portions or other adjustments for restaurant week menus. would have preferred that. Desserts were good especially the lemon tart which was more like a lemon pie.

ES
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food! Wonderful service and an amazing experience.

NT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was even better. Loved the experience.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had the HRW steak and pasta. It was chard and over cooked. Other than that service was amazing. I would still recommend.

KT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always well pleased when I done here. The service is great and the food is always very good.

BD
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The spaghetti carbonara was great

PM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The combination atmosphere, food and exceptional service made for a wonderful evening for wife and I.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time. The food was delicious!

CF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damian’s never fails to impress me. I will always return!

LF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service for HOUSTON Restaurant Weeks. Ambience was nice - just a very cozy, traditional Italian restaurant with delicious food and oh yes- excellent cocktails too! Try the Sicilian Cosmo - up there with the best of them!

US
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lobster Bisque is the best. The veal chop (La Griglia) medium rare is 'to die for'. An outstanding evening with my wife.

DW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't know why we hadn't been here in a long time. It was as lovely as we remembered. Peepers with anchovies and Ossa bucco were killer!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent!

T
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was outstanding, and the service is impeccable. My favorite restaurant!

TA
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our waiter had no idea about any of the wine. All he would say is that it is could. He couldn’t talk about them at all. If he didn’t know, he should have found someone who did. It set a poor tone for the entire meal. He was always lurking around. It was not a good experience, especially since it was our first time there. I wouldn’t go back or recommend it to others.

HC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damian’s is always great, they have some of the best fish dishes around. Restaurant week is great, appetizer main course and dessert for $35 is a great deal.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and to celebrate a birthday. I’m vegan and my options for restaurant week were great and beautifully presented and yummy. My daughter and son in law ordered off the menu and were amazed how good their choices were. They are the pickiest and hard to please.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Outstanding meal. Super service. Owner checked on us. Great waiter.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and came straight to the table from the grill while it was still quite hot. Very enjoyable evening.

JR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. We love it more each time.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we all loved it! Food is good and service is exceptional. I loved drink as well.

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