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Damian's Cucina Italiana

#182 of 7,000 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-3427 (Anita / Rosalie)
(713) 522-0439
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Amazon5
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Habelko
Fort Worth, Texas
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271 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank divefan
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I been here for power lunch, but never for dinner, so only talking about daytime, but i can say its always full and there are always deals being made at one table or another. The service is impeccable and the food is wonderful. great veal, ravioli fresh made. Its easy to run up a tab here, so no cheap eats,... More 

Dickinson, Texas
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is what an Italian restaurant looks like, feels like, sounds like and smells like. From the starched white jacketed waiters to the excellent Italian wine choices on the wine list, you know where you are. The ambience is soothing, while the bustle of the staff makes for great people watching. I have eaten here for many years, and have... More 

Thank bkwds
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This place gives you the impression that a fine dining experience is about to take place given that there are 5 valet guys attending and the red awning really sets the bar high. Also how is this place highly rated? The interior is Italian inspired but you can't eat the decor. Alas when my uninspired pasta dish (Spinach and Egg... More 

Thank GinaLollo1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Must go when you want Italian food in downtown Houston! Wait staff was just as amazing as the food and wine. Lots of dishes to choose from

Thank Christy K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We arrived without a reservation on a Tuesday evening, but that was no problem, we got seated right away. I was nervous, as it was pretty empty, but the service was excellent, I got the veal parmesean and it was superb! My gf got the spaghetti with meatballs and liked hers as well. The best part was, they didn't have... More 

Thank Laura R
Austin, Texas
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Damian's is a great place for a group dinner. They even sent their van to the hotel to pick us up. There's a nice room upstairs w/ a small bathroom nearby. Even for a large group, they offer a choice of salad, enter and dessert. I started with a Salad Caprese -- large thick ripe tomato slices w/ fresh mozzarella.... More 

Thank chemtex
Sugar Land, Texas
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557 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This is not your "big box" Italian restaurant but a quaint and delicious place to enjoy good food and good wine with family and friends or for that special occasion.

Thank Dianne W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-3427
    (Anita / Rosalie)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (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?