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Damian's Cucina Italiana

#150 of 7,050 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Midtown
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3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006 (Anita / Rosalie)
+1 713-522-0439
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 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
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Lubbock, Texas
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in midtown and easy access. Great , family run and oriented and highly professional staff. Quite , semi formal old Italian NY setting . Food from salad to desert was incredible. You get what you pay for.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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632 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Damian's is one of the older Italian restaurants in town. It is part of the Mandola empire, a group of restaurants, mostly Italian, that can be found in various areas of the city. Damian's is conveniently located in mid-town, and therefore, serves a large residential area as well as the Medical Center. It is also convenient for the Theater District:... More 

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San Antonio
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In early November, I visited Damian’s Cucina for the first time – and it won’t be my last. This ‘old school’ Houston restaurant is a treasure. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Wearing white dinner jackets, they offer personalized service, but not over bearing. The menu is varied as is the wine list. Our dishes were cooked to... More 

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Houston, TX
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Damian's has the BEST Italian food. Go often and try every plate on the menu! My friends and I dinner at Damian's every time we go to a Broadway play at the Hobby Center (we have season tickets). The wait staff are experienced, attentive and we never feel rushed, even though the restaurant is always at capacity. Food is terrific... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good. I had the "special" linguini with shrimp, lobster and scallops. We all had a ceaser salad which was prepared from scratch at our table. Too much garlic for me. I found the food to be okay but not great. It was pricy. I would not go back.

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Houston, Texas
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Damian's is a nice Italian restaurant situated in the southern part of downtown Houston. They have a fine valet service in front that makes it an easy in and out for dinner (or a power business lunch). The pasta is fantastic, and the seafood dishes are fresh, flavorful and creative.

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Spring, Texas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Damian's is just fantastic. On my first visit here in Sept 2016 I met a friend for dinner and had a fabulous meal. We started with bread, which was delicious, and I ordered a lemon drop martini which had rosemary in it. It could have been stronger but it had great flavor. My main course was a surely made in... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Stopped in on a busy weekend with my wife as we were on a house hunting trip. Our hotel recommended this place. It was from the start a class night and very much worth a visit. Old-World interiors added with the tradition furnishings. They have an upstairs bakery where all the magic happens. Oh and their wine selection is class.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is the second time I had lunch at Damian's Cucina and both times it was outstanding. Cuisine is of course Italian which they do extremely well. The cozze appetizer is brilliant. Service is exceptional and they have valet parking. I can see coming back here many times!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This restaurant has everything-Great food, perfect lighting, no annoying music, terrific service. My crab stuffed salmon was cooked just right, and packed with crab. This is my new go-to restaurant for the theater scene in Houston.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $45
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
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
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: +1 713-522-0439

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