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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
10:00 PM
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Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.7
1864 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 522-0439
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Francisco Barillas
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Catering
Call the event planner for catering details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Anita / Rosalie
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet.
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Entertainment
Damian's offers complimentary shuttle service after dinner to the Wortham Center, Hobby Center, and Jones Hall.

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Special events & promotions
Available for our upstairs private party functions.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our Private dining rooms seat from 10 to 140ppl.

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What 1864 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The entrees were prepared with a nice presentation and tasted great. Then dessert, Tiramisu was excellent.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Perfect birthday dinner!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is great and the service is superb. I recommend Damian’s for any occasion. My favorite meal is Shrimp Damian.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was delicious, the waiter was attentive without being in your face, and the ambiance was nice. The shuttle they offer to and from the theatre was very convenient. I'll use them again when I go to the opera or ballet or symphony

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great spot for business lunch. Good service that is unobtrusive.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great, personalized service. Very attentive. Food was amazing and portions were perfect. Great environment.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

As usual, this is a place has consistently wonderful food and service. As someone who at times dines alone, I feel welcomed by everyone and have never been put in a “corner” or felt neglected. Always feel that I am welcomed...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing experience, from beginning to end. Charismatic and friendly maitre’d. Great service and recommendations. Food was simple and amazing. We had the Side Car from the cocktail menu, it was perfectly balanced. We had the recommended wines, they were great. We ended with tiramisu and the Nutella cocktail, the cocktail was great! (Not too sweet while still tasting like a hazelnut dessert)
Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious! However, the staff was just incredible!
I will certainly bring all my out of town business guests here for dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food and attentive service!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

As always, for great food, Damian 's is terrific. The flounder was so moist and delicious. Staff is so accommodating We love going there and will return.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very nice experience. The wait staff has still a little bit of the old school, high-level attention to them. Very refreshing for these days. The food was an A-, no complaints. The service was A++

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This was our first return to Damian's since moving back to Houston. Our last visit was over 10 years ago so we wondered if it had slipped over time. Good news! It has not. What we love about this restaurant is you feel like you are eating in a NYC or Chicago ethic neighborhood. The wait staff still wear white jackets, the water boys are quiet and food is fresh and very good. The food is not so unique as a lot of places but the atmosphere is. Try it out!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It has been a while since we dined here. Why did we wait so long?! Excellent in all respects.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in Houston. Great food and Service. Very reliable and never let's you down. Ask for the table-side prepared caesar salad and you won't go wrong. We always ask for Ben who has taken great care of us over the years but the one thing about Damian's is is that their waiters are professionals and many have been working there for decades. You will not get the pretentious high school student working part time serving you you will get a professional.

Do yourself a favor and go to Damian's

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food and excellent service any time of the day. The Host and staff are vary professional.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food, excellent service, will definitely return again

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Dinner for my wife's birthday and the staff treated her with special care. Service and food very good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We use the shuttle to the play. Wonderful service and food!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Anytime I’m back in Houston, I will be there for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Just all around awesome

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had two couples - one couple from Ohio and one couple from Arizona - join us on this occasion. The couple from Arizona had requested a return visit since they loved the restaurant from a trip last year. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service, the atmosphere and everything about Damian's - our favorite Houston Italian restaurant. One of our guests grew up in Philly in an Italian family, and she said that she had finally found someplace that made gnocchi verde that was better than her grandma's!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food is fantastic and the service impeccable as always.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent service. Delicious food. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Been going to Damian's since the early 1980s when we lived in Houston, and now when we visit from Austin, TX. Great menu, terrific service, and reasonable prices. Really like the free shuttle from Damian's to the performing arts venues in downtown Houston. And they bring you back to the restaurant when it's over to get your car. A great service they provide.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Had a wonderful experience. Service was great and we enjoyed our meal. We had a Caesar salad prepared tableside and I loved the veal picatta while my son enjoyed his filet. We finished up the dinner with coffee and shared a nice sized portion of delicious tiramisu. I recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

As usual, a wonderful place to dine. No surprises, just great food and service. Especially for a single diner.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food is always excellent and the service is always at its best.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service and food was top notch. Our reservation was for 7:30. We got there early and had a glass of wine. At 7, they come over and said a table was ready if we wanted it. The asparagus mike wells was unbelievable. A great place for a date

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great 👍🏻 as always!!!!! Perfect for dinner before the theater.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

As always, great service, food, and wine. One of the top restaurants in Houston

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

You can't go wrong with Damians. I remains one of the best restaurants in Houston.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Consistently good food & pleasant dining experience. Wait staff is always excellent. Recommend taking advantage of their theater shuttles if that’s in your plans.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We love meeting at Damien’s before our plays at the Hobby Center! Friendly people and Yummy Food!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Excellent veal and sea bass! Great Italian choice for those that are looking something other than pasta. Best, lightest calamari we had in Houston

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Overall good and consistent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Service was excellent. The food was amazing as always. We splurged and shared tiramisu for dessert. So good. Nice dinner out at a traditional Italian restaurant.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I went because the reviews were high. Wasnt impressed w any of it. Food was weak.... Got 3 diff things. Salad. Wine. Shrimp Damien. Spaghetti meatballs. And carbonara. All were below average except wine. Sorry... truth. Ive had better at olive garden. Homemade bread was... uhh diff. My wife and I were upset for paying 80$ for nothing and complained all the way hm. If your older and white this is your place. If not then skip it.... its 2018 dont claim authentic italian to someone who has been several times. My opinions....Go and try for yourselIf. We'll choose elsewhere. Smh.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As usual the food and ambience at Damien’s was off the chart spectacular! A favorite date spot for the Mrs. and I. If you love “old school” Italian then this is definitely the place to go....

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