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Damian's Cucina Italiana

#114 of 7,480 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Midtown
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3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006 (Anita / Rosalie)
(713) 522-0439
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect business lunch

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. It is so handy for a business lunch, valet parking and a straight shot into downtown Houston and easy connection to main highways when leaving the city. It's been around for a long time, quality always good, portions Texas style so you will not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Adrian H
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. It is so handy for a business lunch, valet parking and a straight shot into downtown Houston and easy connection to main highways when leaving the city. It's been around for a long time, quality always good, portions Texas style so you will not go hungry. The menu is a little... More 

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Elegant atmosphere, excellent service, delicious food. Make sure to save room for the delicious Infusione di Cioccolato dessert.

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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants when I want a really good Chicken Parmesan meal. I am not sure why I have not reviewed this place before because it is definitely one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Houston. Not many of them match up to Damian's. Today my wife met me for lunch and I decided to treat... More 

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Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my evening at Damian's yesterday with a colleague. We both had different dishes and from starter to dessert, it was perfect! Food quality was there... For both specials and standard dishes! Wine was appropriate and service personable and to the point... It was a real delight and would recommend you to try!

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went there after the matinee Ballet on a Saturday.. Of course we got there before the restaurant actually open but we went to the bar and had a drink.. they were very nice about it.. We sat shortly and had a great dinner and time.. The noise level was perfect for conversation...Several more people arrived and when they had finished... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you're looking for a true Italian dining experience (especially before a downtown venue), Damian's is the place to be! The food is amazing, salads are made table side, and Armondo is the best waiter there!!! After dinner, Damian's offers shuttle service to downtown venues. It just doesn't get any better than this with customer service!

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I don't know how they cook their shrimp but they are absolutely fantastic, never in my life have I tasted something so delicious. I had the pork chop for dinner which was a bit disappointing but they appetizer made up for all of it. Great service and great experience.

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Miami, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Damian's is a warm oasis of good Italian food in the concrete desert of midtown Houston. The service is attentive and the food is classic and tasty. I enjoyed the veal piccata, not too tart, and served with pasta al dente. The menu is appropriately priced. It was a pleasant escape from the convention center constrained hotel.

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Channelview, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The atmosphere and the food were exceptional. The restaurant provides transportation to the theater district to enjoy a musical after dinner. The wait staff was prompt and very tentative to us during our dinner.

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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Go on a weeknight - meals are served with better quality. Recent visit was very good - the veal raviolis were excellent. Monday night wine deals are a major plus - although, you'll likely have to remind the waiter of the 1/2 price deal. Be careful on the weekends, the kitchen at times may disappoint with over cooked pasta. Good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
    (Anita / Rosalie)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (713) 522-0439

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?