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D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe

#120 of 6,991 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
University Place
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5510 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005-3245
(713) 526-3400
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Galena, Illinois
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in the Rice neighborhood, this is somewhat eclectic, but totally charming. Great menu, great service, great food served properly, and the red wine is chilled to appropriate cellar temp when requested. If we ever return to Houston, this will be a MUST STOP for us.

Thank Milan B
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go there occasionally for the last 10 years! Menu changes every week, so it never gets boring for us. Casual lunch spot with authentic homestyle food. Food is always fresh and delicious. Excellent value for the price!

Thank Katia P
Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried it for a change since University Village offers so many good options and were very happy with the meal. A group of us are often there wed's. and everyone enjoyed their meals. the Pizza was Excellent. Wood fired oven and the sauces were exactly what you'd want . Great service, although the hostess seemed a bit "whatever" when... More 

Thank Dairybrook
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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479 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a combined cafe and grocery store, but it serves surprisingly good quality Sicilian food. The pastas are fresh as are the breads, the portions are generous and the selection of wines, respectable. It is a pleasant place for lunch and a great stop during a shopping spree.

Thank Gabriel H
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner with my family and two colleagues that I hadn't seen in 25 years at this restaurant. We were more interested in talking than eating. The restaurant staff was both patient and effective. We ordered late but had a fantastic meal! I had the snapper special, which I highly recommend. The rest of my family loved their meal.... More 

Thank Jay O
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This has to be some of the best Italian food I've had in Houston in a very long time, and it was very reasonably priced! My husband got lasagna, which I will get next time for sure. It was a nice big piece. My spaghetti and meatballs was delivious, too. They gave us plenty of bread and our drink glasses... More 

Thank gatormom04
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

My colleague and I went to D'Amico's Italian just to try out new restaurants while we were in town for the Rice University AP Summer Institute. It is now my favorite Italian restaurant.

Thank Ben L
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

After an evening of shopping, I decided on D'Amicos prior to returning to my hotel. They have a lovely outdoor seating area in addition to quaint bistro seating indoors. My attention went immediately to their home made pastas. I asked my server for his recommendation between the crawfish ravioli and the veal ravioli and his reply steered me toward the... More 

Thank Mary M
Pasadena, Texas
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Very good Italian food - good service - reasonably priced in Rice Village, Houston. My wife and I enjoy eating out on their covered patio on mild (and non-windy) days. Inside seating is limited and a bit crowded. I suggest you always ask about the special for the day - they prepare their veal, fish, and chicken dishes with genuine... More 

Thank Bradley R
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

From the attentive service, to the quaint surroundings, to the tasty meal, all was good! I had the eggplant Parmesan and my friend had the crawfish ravioli. All was tasty, seasoned well for our tastes, and portions were good. The dining tables are surrounded by Italian groceries. Price was reasonable.

Thank MyHobbyIsTravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5510 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005-3245
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighborhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: (713) 526-3400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?