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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
9:30 PM
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Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.7
1828 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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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 1828 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BonnieP 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Overall good and consistent.

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vipsthalder (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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RandyT (Houston)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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BrianR (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Absolutely the best. Our server Eddie was awesome and the food was outstanding. Staff and management treating my wife very special. It was her birthday and they helped me make the night all about her.

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elgato (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had dinner there on Valentines Day. Having my mouth set on Damian's fabulous seafood pasta dish, I was a little disappointed when we were handed a pre-fix menu. Not to worry. We shared the salad and cannelloni appetizers. My Sea Bass was perfectly cooked. The lemon butter sauce was excellent. My wife order the chicken Damian. What a luscious meal! Desert was perfect. You won't be disappointed with whatever you order.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

fish was outstanding, ribeye marginal, waiter great, Host unfriendly. Had a message from Rosie
to Bubba, he would never come to our table but went all around us.

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Snoopy (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was great besides waiters. I didn’t even know who my waiter was. He never checked on me and my girlfriend the whole time we were there.

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Jayd (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Crowded, waited by room like those of a free medical clinic, we were ushered in group of 6 to the second floor from the outside via a side stair well like going to and illegal joint of some sort!
Upstairs the drop ceiling has old tiles, a lady greeted us and was the nicest staff.
Once seated could see a frustrated captain. The service was as you would expect in a busy restaurant
Food was OK from a set menu ( I guess to be expected for Valentine’s Day or a major occasion)
Not very impressive for price.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and as always great food

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner. Viewed the menu online. I’ve been there for numerous occasions and the food is always excellent but set for the occasion. I had expectations of an open menu and found out it was set menu only after being seated. The food was still really good

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vipMoJo (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to Damian’s on Valentines Day, which is an atypical day for sure. The fixed price menu was a little high for three courses (almost $70 each), but the food was FABULOUS. Service was rather inattentive, which is not at all characteristic of this restaurant. (Normally, you don’t wait for a table it you have a reservation and water glasses stay full without asking.). Still, Damian’s remains one of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We arrived about 10 minutes prior to or reservation time and were seated right on time. Service was on point and the the food was great. Our visit was on Valentines Day and they had a limited menu, we will return to explore more of their menu. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It reminded my wife and I why we don’t go to dinner on Valentine’s Day. Overpriced, poor quality and very slow service.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Damien ‘s as usual rises to the occasion. Valentine’s Day can be hectic for almost any restaurant but Damien’s service was impeccable. On Valentine’s Day they prepared a limited menu but the cannelloni as an appetizer selection was superb. I would have preferred a bigger selection of pasta dishes but settled on a filet which was done to perfection. The deserts were also wonderful but the bread pudding was sublime.
Next year hopefully they will expand their pasta selection and we will return again.

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vipalvinexpress (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine’s Day. We had great service and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Not a good dining experience. Our meals were good, however, service was rushed, obviously trying to turn tables. Also, extremely overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been eating at Damien’s for 30 years. The quality remains outstanding. The best Italian restaurant in Houston.

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