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Damian's Cucina Italiana

#108 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
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3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-3427 (Anita / Rosalie)
+1 713-522-0439
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon 17:30 - 10:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the old-school, genteel feel of this place. It oozes integrity and authenticity from the valets to the waiters to the owners, who happen to be present every time I visit. Yes, it is fabulous for authentic pasta and all things Italian, BUT it is more than an just an Italian joint. The attention given to every customer is... More 

Thank Sheri A
Sugar Land, Texas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Damian's did a great job with the pasta and seafood. The pasta was cooked perfectly and sauced just right while the shrimp was also cooked just right-done but not rubbery. Service was fast and very attentive. Shuttle to the Theater District is a real bonus. Great experience!

Thank kevinsmithd56
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 British women visiting a city unfamiliar and we found this amazing restaurant. We had no reservation but this wasn't an issue. We were served quickly and the service was brilliant. The wine was great quality and the food exquisite and priced reasonably. We asked for advice on where to go for a drink afterwards and the brilliant manager drove... More 

Thank Charlie A
Houston, Texas
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179 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent plate of straw and hay fettuccine- lots of mushrooms, peas and pancetta. Also enjoyed a well dressed salad - lots of olives and Parmesan. Excellent service - beautiful old room. Comforting place in busy Houston....

Thank L C L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had 7:30 reservation and was promptly seated. Ordered Vitello Ravioli and Shrimp Damiani, they were very good. Entrees were the Flounder Pizaola and Snapper Butera. Both were outstanding. The waiter wasn't as attentive as I usually have but the bus staff was on top of their game. Excellent dinner with desserts to go.

Thank Reginald C
Houston, Texas
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enjoyed dinner at Damian's with a group of 6. Our waiter seemed a bit rushed whenever we tried to speak to him, but was generally nice. The food was good, and we tried a variety of items from the lobster bisque, to the stuffed portabella, to the pork chop and fish special. The desserts were equally impressive, if not more... More 

Thank ellzebeth
Sugar Land, Texas
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173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

One of the best Italain restaurants in Houston that never fails to please. The service is impeccable and the food is fabulous. Excellent wine selection. I had the Brunello Montelcino which is superb. My Friends had the Linguine Special and i Had the Snapper with crab meat.....and we finished with a grat chocolate dessert...a great evening.

Thank Rockdoc7
Beaumont, Texas
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is without a doubt the best restaurant I have ever eaten in. The service is beyond reproach!! The staff is very, very friendly and professional. The food is wonderfully excellent!! This is NOT heat and serve food!! Fresh ingredients made into great tasting dishes by real, professional chef!! Set some time aside and make a special trip!!

Thank DavidWB95
West Chester, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Very good selection of appetizers and salads. Pasta was very fresh and was served in generous portions. Service was very good and Damian's was a good place for a big group. Had a Family style feel to it.

Thank jcrslick
Richmond, Texas
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We ate at Damian's tonight with friends. The atmosphere was great. Service was excellent. Two of us had the chef special stuffed veal chop with mushroom wine reduction. It was excellent. It was cooked perfectly, tender and the the mushroom sauce was in perfect balance. The other two had the chefs special salmon topped with lump crab over garlic mashed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-3427
    (Anita / Rosalie)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: 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?