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Damian's Cucina Italiana, Houston, TX

Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.8
4.8
2674 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 522-0439

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Izzy Morfin

  • Catering

    Call the event planner for catering details.

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private dining rooms seat from 10 to 140ppl.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Santillan: (877) 276-4365

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Montrose

  • Cross street

    Anita / Rosalie

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Entertainment

    Damian's offers complimentary shuttle service after dinner to the Wortham Center, Jones Hall, Alley Theatre, and Hobby Center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,674 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. ML

    MauriL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Old school Italian vibe. Food was good. Service started out iffy but ended on a high note.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding personal attention, excellent menu
  3. C

    Carnivore

    Singapore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Food was a bit off tonight, snapper was over cooked.
  4. MM

    MargaretM

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!!!!
  5. TH

    TishH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny's lambchops are the best in Houston! Dining experience is always 5 star 🌟
  6. SH

    SamH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Damians never disappoints, the food ambiance and service are always amazing and consistent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  8. E

    Eddie

    Houston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    It had been before COVID since my last visit here. Unfortunately this visit for a business lunch was not good. Other than the appetizers (calamari and shrimp) everything was poor at best. Two of us ordered the sea bass and one had the eggplant parmigiana. The sea bass smelled very fishy, so much so neither of us ate much and just stopped eating. The eggplant parmigiana was served barely warm and was cold half way through the meal. We were on a time crunch and didn't bother to request something else. We all agreed to go elsewhere for our next business lunch.
  9. J

    Judy

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent - just surprised it was not more crowded
  10. S

    Sissy

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food- best fish I have had in a long time
  11. TM

    TitouM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Ambiance was fine, old style restaurant decoration. Food for the appetizer was just ok, the main dish was good but deserts was not at any level. Tiramisu and the chocolate cake (forgot the name) wasn't fresh and this was a disappointment.
  12. BB

    BBCB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very good, service was moderate for an upscale restaurant, slightly overpriced overall.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  14. JM

    JonM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Although I have had great experiences here in the past, this most current one was a bit of a let down. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and I let them know in advance about this. But when it came time for dessert, there was no complementary dessert nor was there even a "happy birthday" greeting from our waiter. Why even ask during the reservation process if this is a special occasion if you're not even going to acknowledge it? We won't be going back.
  15. t

    txwineguy

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service is always first rate at Damian’s. It is a favorite of ours.
  16. BM

    BradM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fast and friendly service. Staff was polite and spent time explaining the menu.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time trying out Damian’s and it was outstanding! We went with the HRW menu and loved every dish we got. There were three of us so we each had one of the appetizers and they did not disappoint. Some of the dishes are a little garlic heavy but as a huge lover of garlic, this only made it better. Our waiter was fantastic and always made sure we had everything we needed. Will certainly be returning!
  18. E

    Edward

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All good except waiter wanted to up-market our decisions, e.g. suggested change from $50 wine to $80. Not needed.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!
  20. BE

    BigE

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    One of my favorites in Houston. A landmark restaurant in downtown.
  21. CS

    CynthiaS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for business lunch
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrate birthdays at Damian’s every year and this is our favorite place in Houston for an amazing meal and experience. Service is second to NONE. Food is beyond amazing! Prices are what you would expect from a high end amazing restaurant. This is the place to celebrate or relax. Will forever be our favorite place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous food, service & ambiance. Our first time to dine there and we will be back!
  24. JC

    JackC

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Been going here for over 35yrs. Hadn’t been there in a few years. Service is still outstanding. Food is solid. Although there seems to be fewer options on the menu. One thing I didn’t like was they no longer offer free bread basket with a variety of breads and a small bowl of caponata. Now you can buy a bread basket with average focaccia bread for $4. I was surprised that they did not recognize that we were there for our 40th anniversary. It was in the reservation details. All in all still an excellent night out.
  25. WB

    WendyB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Damian's has been our favorite Italian restaurant in Houston for over 20 years! They never disappoint. Stand outs tonight were the snapper nino and the brussel sprout appetizer.
  26. SK

    ShanaK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. We did the special menu and everything was delicious. We had younger girls and they were able to make them a chicken Alfredo even though it wasn’t on the regular menu. We will definitely be going back.
  27. TP

    TaiP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our Anniversary weekend and HRW, so we came here since we both been wanting to try it. Got there a little early and grab a couple of drinks. To me it was very pricey for 2 drinks. ($35). But it’s all good. They took us to the table and the waiter was there pretty quick. Got us our HRW menu and came back a few minutes later. They were so quick and constantly around for anything. Food was on point, forat time having lobster bisque in a bread bowl!!! That was really good. Everything was good, look forgot coming back here
  28. NW

    NinaW

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our son‘s 23 rd birthday and we had the most fabulous waiter named Toby who made it so so much fun. Cocktails were nice and strong, I had an app or all spritz as well as my partner, dining companions tried the rosemary lemon drop martini and the Sicilian Sicilian cosmopolitan. Oh my gosh we decided the best fettuccine Alfredo we had all ever tasted came with shrimp Damien also delicious!!! Toby was the star ⭐️ of the evening, make sure to request Him!!!!!
  29. AB

    AlkaneBear

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Came for HRW, will be back many more times. The lobster bisque came in a bread bowl that tasted like it was just baked. Filet with carbonara spaghetti was cooked perfectly and left me wanting more. The sauce was seasoned amazingly and the pasta taste homemade. Desert was light, very flavorful and well worth it!
  30. NL

    NLRM

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem is so consistent with food and service. Never had a bad meal and so many choices available. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Every dish especially the specials are fantastic. The staff is so helpful with wonderful service. Complete wine list with great cocktails. Busy so reserve in advance.
  31. SM

    StaceyM

    Houston

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience. Wonderful wait staff and the food was fantastic. Always a good menu, superior service and such an awesome location for Houston Restaurant Weeks
  32. S

    Sooner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been to Damian's recently and had forgotten how superb the a restaurant it was. I consider it one of the finer restaurants in Houston.
  33. JA

    JasonA

    Houston

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great service!
  34. LL

    LisaL

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional as was the service. Their fresh warm bread is so delicious that you have to use restraint not to overeat it so you can enjoy your meal. I had the lobster bisque which was fabulous, a filet that was cooked to perfection and a great cut of meat and the tiramisu for dessert which was light and delicious. Love Damian's and already wanting to go back.
  35. JM

    JillianM

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience with very experienced wait staff.
  36. EN

    EdnaN

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was super nice. Very organized and the food was great!
  37. BS

    BillSedona

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both fish entrees as well as the salad appetizer were excellent. We will return the next time we want Italian food.
  38. DT

    DockerT

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Everything was great! The owner/manager greeted us at the door. Our waiter was very attentive and awesome! Made the whole experience very enjoyable! Thx!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food & service. Look forward to entertaining here again.
  40. W

    Wildcatter

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I introduced my kids to an old favorite and it did not disappoint. Great service and food on a lovely evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

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 4.8 stars by 2674 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Damian's Cucina Italiana

3011 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Anita / Rosalie

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Montrose

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Izzy Morfin

  • Entertainment

    Damian's offers complimentary shuttle service after dinner to the Wortham Center, Jones Hall, Alley Theatre, and Hobby Center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 522-0439

  • Catering

    Call the event planner for catering details.

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private dining rooms seat from 10 to 140ppl.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Santillan: (877) 276-4365

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