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D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe

University Place
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5510 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005
(713) 526-3400
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing for old customers

I guess when you have been eating there for 18 years you can tell the difference.With the franchising comes the smaller portions,the waiting,the poor food quality.All byproduct of this ever expanding city and the Rice village bubble.I miss the D'amico's of 1996. It's disappointing.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
IoaMS
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I guess when you have been eating there for 18 years you can tell the difference.With the franchising comes the smaller portions,the waiting,the poor food quality.All byproduct of this ever expanding city and the Rice village bubble.I miss the D'amico's of 1996. It's disappointing.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Discovered this quaint restaurant while searching for casual Italian in Houston. The atmosphere and service was perfect. Rigatoni Carmine - sausage, broccoli, Roma tomato, and garlic - was excellent. Cheese ravioli was homemade. Pizza delicious. Started with the Caesar salad with calamari, which I split with my wife. Dressing was perfectly oil based and not creamy. Highly recommend. We will... More 

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Kingsland, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely the best. The Chicken Braciolentini is to die for! Also the Chicken Asiago is fantastic. We drive 200 mi.to eat here,spend night, then head to Galveston. Have been a fan of Mr. D'Amico for about 30 yrs.

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Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Italian food can come in a broad spectrum, ranging from a simple slice of pizza to a luxury romantic truffle-based gastronomy. D'amico looked very pleasant and authentic from outside, unfortunatelly my dish was disappointing: pretty heavy and not very tasty.

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Rosenberg, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We have had the pasta, tortellini, and now the pizza. Everything has always been great! The pizza crust was crispy, cheese was fresh, and the tomatoes were too. The service has been both good and a bit off. However- the food is so good, we will definitely be back!

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houston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

we found this place shortly after returning from a trip to the Amalfi Coast as we were looking for an authentic Italian place to have some good Italian food. This is probably as close as it is going to get outside of Italy and in Houston. We have tried many dishes on the menu and so far have not been... More 

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Lake Jackson
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent food combined with good service. Prices reasonable and portions fair. A restaurant for good food with casual atmosphere.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Despite a crowd, my son and I were seated quickly. Bread and olive oil was served right away (though getting more bread wasn't so easy). The rather large menu offered lots of choices. I ordered a veal parmesan with a caesar salad. My son had chicken parmesan with a house salad. My caesar was only fair and not very traditional.... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great authentic Italian food - amazing! We nearly always go to D'Amico's when we are visiting Houston.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I can't even count how many times I have eaten at D'Amico's. It is a special little Italian restaurant and grocery store. The food is really excellent. I especially like to eat lunch there because of the three combination special. Be sure to try the artichoke casserole. Everything is very fresh and seasoned to perfection and the portions are generous.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5510 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighborhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: (713) 526-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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