Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.7
2606 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Since 1983, 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 2606 people are saying
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kneisley10
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. We’ve been going to Damian’s for years and they always deliver a phenomenal meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toby our server was super friendly, made great recommendations and made the overall experience great. I will definitely be coming back.

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viptxwineguy
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Damian's is a great restaurant. The food and service are always good! We have four different entrees and each one of us loved our meals.

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vipbdayboo
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous dining experience. Angel took exceptionally good care of us. Attentive, but not overbearing. The food satisfied our highest expectations! We can't wait to return.

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professorctt
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was very attentive.

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Kn123
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a last minute girls night and the food was great!! Everyone left really full!

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Biff
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Off the menu items/ daily specials were fantastic. Service was good and we were not rushed at all. Very pleasant experience.

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mellie
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great food and great service The calamari were delicious I had the shrimp Damian and would love to make it at home

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JOEH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I was not happy with where we were seated. There were 4 of us and we were taken to a table in the L, just off the main dining room. That would have been ok, but we were directed to a table in the far corner of the room even though there were a number of other 4 person seatings available at that time (6 PM). I would normally have asked for another table, but with it being New Year's Eve, I thought the other tables had been reserved (even though I made my reservation about a week ahead of time). Instead, we dined with one of us looking at a corner wall.

Most of the food was very good and up to Damian's standards, but one person in our party asked of "off the menu" fettuccine alfredo. It was not good. Olive Garden serves better fettuccine and half the price!

Our service was excellent. Friendly and attentive.

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lucie
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there for special occasions. They sat us at our special table. Food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian’s is simply amazing!
The people, the food, the atmosphere.
Be prepared to drop a few $$ … but the experience is well worth it!

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BridgetteS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with great service. The food was amazing and delicious. Our waiter was very observant and courteous to us.

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ElaineD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We enjoyed the good but the service was not good. Half of our table had to wait a long time just to get water. When we asked questions about the menu it seemed our waiter didn’t understand us and he was rude to my brother when he spoke to him. It was really odd and if we come back we will request not to have the same server.

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TexasEater
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Miss the dinner jackets and table side caesar salads. Maybe post COVID both can return.

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vipVTMom
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance ! Perfect Christmas Eve dinner !

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CoolnConroe
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, service was wonderful as always.. One of our very favorite places to enjoy incredible Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian’s is always a guaranteed great dining experience. The food and service are always excellent. Other restaurants come and go because they can’t maintain the level of excellence that Damian’s does. For those who haven’t visited in awhile while checking out new places, I would highly recommend a return trip.

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PhillipP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theater

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipAlwaysAGreatChoice
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a date night at Damian’s with friends. The food and service are always outstanding. I was disappointed the Italian Cream Cake is no longer offered. Hopefully it will be brought back soon.

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Gene
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alley theater to see A Christmas Carol with family

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Phyllis
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

DISAPPOINTED. We have always loved their Ceasar's Salad being made fresh at the table and getting a full plate of it. They no longer do that. Instead, you get one that is pre-made in the kitchen and a VERY small amount.

I ordered a specific brand of wine and the second glass I got was NOT the brand I ordered, although the waiter insisted it was. On top of that, they charged $17 a glass. You can purchase this wine at any liquor store for $18 - $20.
Will NOT be returning.

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KellyD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!!

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Charlie1
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as we have come to expect from Damian’s. Service was excellent prompt but unhurried Food was excellent seafood pasta special was outstanding sauce was perfect, slightly spicy but pared well with scallops, shrimp and calamari.

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vipJudgeS
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian’s is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Wife and I were first customers to be seated on a Tuesday night. Waiter was very attentive until a four top and a seven top came in, then he disappeared. Several other tables came in to the other waiters area. They were all served meals before ours. Finally our meal came both cold. Tried to get the attention of our waiter but he was ignoring us. Ate some of the food, which was very good, but just couldn’t eat any more because it continued to get cold.
Finally manager came over to see how we were doing. Told him both meals came out cold. He immediately took the plates, boxed them up to go and comped the meals. We paid for the wine we drank and thanked him . He explained he was working with half the employees he used to have. This would of been a one star rating if it wasn’t for him. Having what’s left of the dinners tonight after heating them up . We understand the the waiter went after the larger ticket tables instead of a two top. ProbAbly won’t go back even though the meals were good.

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MarkH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our company party - just 8 of us - was so fun at Damien’s Cucina! Our waiter was excellent and very friendly and fun. We love the old world feel and the attentive service we received!

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BrianJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theatre and birthday for spouse. Great time!

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RichardP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service.

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Msgirl1987
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved every minute of our dining experience here! The food was amazing, the service was awesome, we had a great waiter. This restaurant even provides a shuttle service to the theater district which is such a bonus! We will definitely be back soon

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Bonvoyage11
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Houston, I would eat here every night if I could! Wouldn’t change a thing.

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BradyP
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, great service as usual. Only place I will go for Italian food.

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vipHankR
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal prior to show. Service was slow but got us in and out with no issues.

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vipbdayboo
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dining experience! Service, food, and friendly atmosphere made for a most enjoyable evening. Prices seem to have gone up, but with the supply challenges everyone is having, I guess that is to be expected.

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BeeBee
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. We come constantly and it is always superb.

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mwctexas
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We usually go on a Friday night because they provide a bus to Hobby Center. The food is usually hotter, but they were short some waiters. But overall it is tasty food.

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vipYankeeFan
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a good dinner experience . Understandably the virus has reduced the number of servers and has appeared to reduce the dejections so have patience.

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 4.7 stars by 2606 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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