Damian's Cucina Italiana

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Loved shuttle to/from event.

CM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and restaurant experience as always!

JG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I've been having the "Gnocchi Verdi" for more than 30 years. It's my favorite meal & usually tastes great. On this occasion the sauce was OK but the "gnocchi's" tasted horrible. Either there's a new chef or a new recipe. Either way they tasted terrible.

CH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I invited my son for dinner out, and he asked for Italian, which we don't often choose. I remembered Damian's, and it was as good as in the past. The service and attention are impeccable. And the food is delicious. Two of the items he ordered he said were the best item he's ever had, and he's been to lots and lots of restaurants.

C
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner no matter what you order. Excellent service; fresh delicious food prepared perfectly; wonderful cocktails (best martinis); beautiful interior; just an easy relaxing dinner out... consistently. My go-to slam dunk restaurant. Always love it.

S
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat in the main dining room. Food was great and service was impecable. Always such a nice and relaxed experience before the Symphony. Shuttle to venues is a great additional service.

We had to change reservation time by phone and Juan was super accommodating. Thanks!

TM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we had been to Damien's Cucina Italiana, and we will definitely return! We found the staff attentive and responsive and the food delicious. It was quiet and we were able to talk without distraction. The portions were generous, however, and next time we may decide to share an entree.

M
Houston
112 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Like that it was easy to get grilled or sautéed vegetables as the side to replace pasta. The meatballs and spaghetti, shrimp, and veal
Piccata were all excellent entrees.

We will be back.

KW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweet potato ravioli and calamari were outstanding! Noise level is perfect: not too noisy but enough to sound lively

OT
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

JH
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Two of us had the fish and scallop special of the evening. It was expensive and under cooked. It also seemed that the wait staff must have been extra busy because they were reaching across the table rather than going around. We had not experienced that on previous visits. We will continue to use Damian’s as our go to place on theater night but this past Friday was disappointing.

RT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine & exceptional service, enjoyable dining experience!

E
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great!

IS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damien's continues to be one of the best restaurants in Houston.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come for the great meals, service, and Hobby shuttle.

TB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an awesome room which reminds me of my haunts in northern New Jersey ...

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with great service!

RW
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend and had a wonderful experience with great service and an excellent meal that we always get.

f
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The best service in Houston!!

PA
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian's never disappoints. We'll be back as usual.

MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect everything.
YUM!!

JC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service!! Waiter was gentle and friendly. Food came very fast. And it was delicious!! Good choice for a date

AA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian's is fantastic. We have never had a bad meal here. Hands down one of the best Italian kitchens in the city.

AL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tickets to the Hobby Center performance. The convenience of having a shuttle bus take and pick you up is the main reason we chose Damian’s. Damian’s service and food is exquisite. Together with the food, service and the free shuttle, makes an outstanding evening. Thank you!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before theater. Shuttle service to and from was an unexpected benefit.

YF
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, excellent service, shuttle yo the theater , who could ask for anything more?

JK
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds my expectations...and my expectations for Damian’s are always high.

g
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

After having been many years since we had eaten here, literally since Damian himself presided, we were very pleased that all he had meant the restaurant to be was still alive and well. Will def return soon!

NG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience, wonderful staff. We always go here before the theater, they have a door-to-door shuttle bus. Makes for a carefree evening.

DK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Damian's. Great food, service and ambiance. And the shuttle to the show makes it so convenient as well!

t
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service and love the convenience of the shuttle to the Hobby Center

K
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family including 2 small boys. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service as usual was wonderful. We also took the shuttle to The Hobby. Great service

SF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

JT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60th birthday

DD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LE
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and quick service; great bread and desserts!

IF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

DB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - will come again

J
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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