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Damian's Cucina Italiana, Houston, TX

Damian's Cucina Italiana

4.8
4.8
2701 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

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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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 2,701 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Value

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  1. SS

    SaudiSpragues

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing. The food was delicious and we really appreciated the shuttle to the Theater District!
  2. GD

    GeorgeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was too! Enjoyed the bread pudding desert.
  3. ED

    EdwardD

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were awesome! Only glitch happenwd at the end of dinner when a guest went to drink from their glass and the edge broke off. Fortunstely, it didnt cut him. Server apologized, but it would have been nice if the manager came over to assess the situation. Would go back, but beware of the glasses.
  4. r

    rase0512

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant consistently delivers fantastic food, outstanding service at a good value. I would highly recommend this Houston staple for great Italian dining.
  5. CG

    ColleenG

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We can always count on Damians for delicious food and great service. The shuttle to the theater district is the cherry on top!
  6. MB

    MarcelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience will come back for sure. Thanks much team Damien👍
  7. BJ

    BillJ

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best traditional Italian dining in Houston. Comfortably formal, been going there for years. Enjoy the food, service was firstclass. Took their shuttle to the Cullen theater. Easy parking, door to door transportation made af ine dining experience Iinto an enjoyable evening. Managed to be home in time to watch the Astro's WIN
  8. TD

    TomD

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Benjamin is fantastic. He always remembers what we like to drink and eat. He makes us feel like family.
  9. IL

    IvanL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved it. People that visited from Dubai loved the overall ambiance and food. We will come again.
  10. b

    billboy

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Old school in every sense, which is mostly a good thing. Good food and excellent service. Quiet enough for a business discussion. Getting a bit of a dated feel and could use a refresh, so long as the quality is maintained.
  11. JK

    JKK1

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit stop for dinner whenever I’m in Houston. It never disappoints
  12. CG

    ColleenG

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at reasonable prices and you can’t beat the service. There is a reason this place has been around for so long. You can count on it every time.
  13. RB

    RayB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eduardo was great as always !!
  14. MH

    MeganH

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benjamin was great and we loved everything we ordered
  15. PR

    PaulR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was Outstanding and the service was great!
  16. GN

    GretchenN

    Amarillo

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit and I'm definitely a life-long customer now!
  17. CM

    ChrisM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal with a wonderful server. From the pork to the chicken was well worth the price!! Will be going again next time we are in Houston!
  18. MD

    MuseumDistrictGuy

    Houston

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Unfortunately this experience was not at the same quality as previous times. The waiter was not very gentle (loud voice, less attentive, etc), and the food was not at the same quality (Calamari was overdone).
  19. R

    Robert

    Houston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Damian's is our fav Italian food restaurant in Houston. The food is always fresh and great. Started with the focaccia bread BG sauce, outstanding. Next was the Caesar salad. For the entree we had chicken parm, veal marsala, and shrimp Damian. All cooked perfectly with great flavor. They will make anything off the menu too. Service was great as always. Thank you! We'll be back!
  20. AF

    AlfredF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and attentive service. Always a pleasure dining there.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spaghetti was delicious
  22. LL

    LeoL

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been eating at Damian’s for over 20 years. Very solid restaurant
  23. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Damiens never disappoints. I have been going there for many years for special occasions and everyone I have taken there has raved about the food, service and ambiance. Damiens is class, from A-Z.
  24. R

    Rhonda

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I always go to Damian’s for special occasions and for dinner when we want a beautiful ambiance. The food is outstanding. We always ask for Ben who has taken care of us for over 30 years.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, as always.
  26. DO

    DONALISHA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was spectacular! Not the best environment for a lively event but could be great for a romantic, low-key dinner.
  27. YF

    YankeeFan

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent food, service, ambiance. Who can ask for anything more?
  28. J

    Joannie

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful server and excellent food. They knew we had a show to go to and were very on top of service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, Damian’s never disappoints. We had an exceptional date night with stupendous service, excellent food and an amazing ambiance with traditional decor. Damian’s has been my wife and I’s favorite date night spot over the past 10 years. We will most definitely make a return soon!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, great service and great food!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  32. ML

    MauriL

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding personal attention, excellent menu
  34. C

    Carnivore

    Singapore

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

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

    MargaretM

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!!!!
  36. 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 🌟
  37. H

    Happy

    Denver

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fabulous, authentic Italian cooking. Our server Victor was funny and attentive. We will be back again and again.
  38. 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  40. 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.

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 2701 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 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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