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Damian's Cucina Italiana

#165 of 7,060 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-3427 (Anita / Rosalie)
+1 713-522-0439
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon 17:30 - 10:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Damian's is the best Italian restaurant in Houston. It is excellent fine dining. Damian's has a great menu and the food and the service is superb. We frequently go to Damian's for dinner and it is our place of choice when entertaining our out of town guests.

Thank dsm125
Lubbock, Texas
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Located in midtown and easy access. Great , family run and oriented and highly professional staff. Quite , semi formal old Italian NY setting . Food from salad to desert was incredible. You get what you pay for.

Thank Lubbockians
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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666 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Damian's is one of the older Italian restaurants in town. It is part of the Mandola empire, a group of restaurants, mostly Italian, that can be found in various areas of the city. Damian's is conveniently located in mid-town, and therefore, serves a large residential area as well as the Medical Center. It is also convenient for the Theater District:... More 

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San Antonio
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

In early November, I visited Damian’s Cucina for the first time – and it won’t be my last. This ‘old school’ Houston restaurant is a treasure. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Wearing white dinner jackets, they offer personalized service, but not over bearing. The menu is varied as is the wine list. Our dishes were cooked to... More 

Thank TXtravler09
Houston, TX
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Damian's has the BEST Italian food. Go often and try every plate on the menu! My friends and I dinner at Damian's every time we go to a Broadway play at the Hobby Center (we have season tickets). The wait staff are experienced, attentive and we never feel rushed, even though the restaurant is always at capacity. Food is terrific... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Service was good. I had the "special" linguini with shrimp, lobster and scallops. We all had a ceaser salad which was prepared from scratch at our table. Too much garlic for me. I found the food to be okay but not great. It was pricy. I would not go back.

Thank SMQ23
Houston, Texas
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156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Damian's is a nice Italian restaurant situated in the southern part of downtown Houston. They have a fine valet service in front that makes it an easy in and out for dinner (or a power business lunch). The pasta is fantastic, and the seafood dishes are fresh, flavorful and creative.

Thank jswflights
Spring, Texas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Damian's is just fantastic. On my first visit here in Sept 2016 I met a friend for dinner and had a fabulous meal. We started with bread, which was delicious, and I ordered a lemon drop martini which had rosemary in it. It could have been stronger but it had great flavor. My main course was a surely made in... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stopped in on a busy weekend with my wife as we were on a house hunting trip. Our hotel recommended this place. It was from the start a class night and very much worth a visit. Old-World interiors added with the tradition furnishings. They have an upstairs bakery where all the magic happens. Oh and their wine selection is class.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is the second time I had lunch at Damian's Cucina and both times it was outstanding. Cuisine is of course Italian which they do extremely well. The cozze appetizer is brilliant. Service is exceptional and they have valet parking. I can see coming back here many times!

Thank Habelko

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-3427
    (Anita / Rosalie)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-0439

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?