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Damian's Cucina Italiana

#130 of 6,971 Restaurants in Houston
#134 of 7,511 Places to Eat 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
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    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
A consistent Gem

Damian's is a Gem with wonderful dishes - presented perfectly. The service is amazing and most accommodating. The wine list complete. I have been coming here for years and every time it is perfect. Their shuttle to the theater - Hobby or Jones is just another plus. Consistent great food and service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
NRRLOM
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Houston, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Damian's is a Gem with wonderful dishes - presented perfectly. The service is amazing and most accommodating. The wine list complete. I have been coming here for years and every time it is perfect. Their shuttle to the theater - Hobby or Jones is just another plus. Consistent great food and service is what makes them soooo good.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have enjoyed dining at Houston's Damian's Cucina Italiana for over 20 years. Everything is 5-star from the starting with your reservation experience. From the moment you valet park your car, to your welcome, the ambiance, service and authentic Italian cuisine combined with interesting daily specials to finishing your meal with a wonderful dessert, cappuccino or espresso-... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Damian's has a longstanding reputation as one of Houston's fine Italian eateries, but our latest experience was disappointing. Service was spotty with the server seemingly deciding for us whether we should study the full wine list or just select from the limited by-the-glass selection in the menu. The Campari & soda cocktails were light on Campari; the formerly noteworthy crusty... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mothers Day is always a tough time to get a great place for lunch. This year my "Mothers Day" lunch grew to 9 of us. Having not been to Damian's in a long time I decided to go. Part of my Mother's Day crowd was our Belgium Rotary Exchange student who I will call Anna. Over the week prior to... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It is a real treat before a Saturday concert at Jones Hall. The restaurant has easy access by car, valet parking and provide a free shuttle service to the theater district after dinner. One feels like a special friend from the moment the car stops at the curb until picking it up at the end of the evening. Great Italian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Drove by this restaurant and then looked it up on Tripadvisor. It had a very good thing so we tried it out. Free valet parking was nice. The place was very busy but we were seated immediately. We went with two of the specials and were blown away by the perfection of the cooked vegetables and veal. I highly recommend... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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: Large groups, Romantic
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

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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?