Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.8
2474 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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DavidY
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal in one of our favorite restaurants where we can actually hear our own conversation and the service is excellent. Haven’t had a bad meal at Damian’s.

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KrysJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here with a large group of friends. The service was great from the time I walked in the door. The food was presented beautifully and tasted great. The experience was seamless and I’d definitely return!

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vipgw1s
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It is not the Damian's of old (prior to Covid). The food was mediocre with a very limited menu. Service was excellent, though.

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vipSaulV
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience with our business party at Damians

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JohnB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo for staying open serving safely great Italian food!

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KevinB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad experience or anything less than excellent service and dining at Damian's. The atmosphere was pretty subdued -- no surprise there -- but they haven't let their service or dining experience quality slip at all during these challenging times.

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Trustmeonthis
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal.

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vipMichael
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dining experience at my favorite restaurant in Houston.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very willing to prepare dishes that are not on the menu!

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JacobD
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wine was very expensive

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Cjster
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great old-school spot. I’m surprised it’s not packed every day for lunch...Plenty of space and a great value.

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vipAngeeH
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch of the Shrimp Damian(grilled jumbo shrimp, sautéed in garlic and butter, and with a wonderful Pasta Alfredo; and their special lasagna- OMG, the noodles were cooked perfectly- thinner than most, but held up well to the amazing bologna sauce, made with ground veal! Definitely enough to take home (my leftover lasagna will be eaten for lunch tomorrow). Social distancing practices in place, but did not deviate from the wonderful service. No valet right now for lunch, but plenty of parking on side of restaurant.

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GeorgeM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Although better than average, Damian's did not live up to my expectations and comparison to previous visits.

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MarkG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Caesar salad and Shrimp Damian!! Thanks Juan

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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txwineguy
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Damian’s is always great! We are always treated like royalty there. We were there to support the 100 Club charity, which lasts through October.

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CindeK
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert is the best and made our evening!
Veal is out of this world and brownie dessert...

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vipJamesM
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great and it was wonderful to see other patrons out and enjoying the evening at Damian's. The entire staff is very friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. Great place for a date night.

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vipdinnerwithmyfamily
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Snapper with lump crabmeat and greenbeans and carrots (fish of the day) - cooked perfectly. Lasagna is always great. Salmon prepared same as red snapper for another table guest and he thought was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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ronaldb
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
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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ScottM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. People were very nice. Service a bit slow probably because of the pandemic. Would go back

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KacieM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
130 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
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
130 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
11 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
10 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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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 2474 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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