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Damian's Cucina Italiana

#114 of 7,363 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Midtown
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3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006 (Anita / Rosalie)
(713) 522-0439
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
The Best Chicken Parmesan in Houston

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
nicmac_houston
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Senior Contributor
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Damian's never fails to provide outstanding service and a great food. I had the Calamari, Tomatoes Siciliano, and Flounder Pizaola. They were all outstanding. The Calamari was light and crispy (not greasy), the Tomatoes and olive & onion combination was excellent, and the Flounder perfect (no pasta just veggies). The prices were quite reasonable given the fare. They apparently have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We enjoyed our trip for New Year's eve, but were disappointed as the usually great service was not up to standard and the meal was simply average. The bread basket was the first sign that things were unpredictable as it was filled with cold bread rather than the usual crafted bread selection. The price fix menu jacked up the price... 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?