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D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe

5510 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005 (University Place)
(713) 526-3400
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Ranked #509 of 7,231 Restaurants in Houston
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: University Place
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went to D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe for the first time on Saturday. It was ok. We managed to get a table right away- which, according to our friends, is highly unusual at 7pm on a Saturday. The tables were very close to each other and it wass difficult to maneuver to even get to our seats. Service was very... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When my husband and I initially walked in this restaurant, I felt like I was in Little Italy in NYC. It has that feel - very authentic Italian, no frills, small, cute tablecloths. Reminded me of my grandma. We weren't that hungry and the waiter recommended their Antipasto pizza to share. The pizza was small, round and although the toppings... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

After driving past the regular chain restaurants we stumbled upon this place. It was a bit crowded but that added to the local feel and charm. The veal parmesan and lasagna was very good. The portions were generous and the prices were reasonable. I would definitely recommend.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This place is that little Italian Restaurant you want to try, the food is superb, the wine offerings perfect, the staff is friendly and helpful. It's perfect for date night as well as a get-together with family and/or friends. They offer a great (weekday) lunch plate as well. Desserts are wonderful, but we usually are too full to get one... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We enjoyed the ambiance of dining outdoors under the pagoda with fans overhead. The food was very good but very pricy for such small portions. The entree comes only with bread which is served prior to ordering. The Italian Cream cake is excellent but very pricy at $7-$7.50 a slice. Since the location is in the Rice Village I suppose... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went there for lunch, sat on the outside and it was very pleasant, wine list is limited but crawfish ravioli made up for it and desert was out of this world!!!

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Canyon Lake, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My husband and I went to D'Amico's today for lunch. It was our first visit. The service was terrible. We ordered a siciliano panini and a mediterranean salad. The panini had tomato, mozzarella and procuitto on it. When the sandwich came out, it did have grill marks on it but the interior was cold. The cheese was not even warm... More

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Buda, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had lunch there today and couldn't have been happier, if you like good food, good service and great prices you cant pass up on this. The parking garage makes it simple.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Pretty good dinner menu and very affordable. I had the crawfish ravioli, it was very well cooked and delicious. I will highly recommend this place in you're in the rice village area. Nice bars just around the restaurant.

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Uzwil, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Italian Market Cafe with "Al Capone" flair. I talked in Italian with the staff but nobody speaks italian just spanish! Hence I hold back my expectations. But i did not get disappointed. The home made pasta were really delicious. The wine by the glass was perfect only the coffee was more american style. A charming and vibrant place in the... More

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