Courtesy of Damian's Cucina Italiana

A feat for any restaurant, Damian’s remains as popular today as it was in 1983 thanks to the watchful eyes and magnetic personalities of owners/cousins Bubba Butera and Frankie B. Mandola. Fans of Damian’s flock to the restaurant to power lunch, gather with friends and celebrate milestones over authentic fare like premium prime steaks, Gulf seafood, house-baked breads and an impressive wine list. This is old school in the most welcoming and engaging way.

Damian's has deservedly built a large and loyal following -- a who's who of the city with standing reservations and longtime dibs on favorite seating spots, including the charming and secluded chef's table tucked away in the kitchen. New guests are greeted like old friends and graciously led into the casually elegant and inviting, wood-trimmed dining room. When attending shows in the theatre district, Damian's makes dining downtown easy by offering diners complimentary shuttle service to the Alley Theatre, Hobby Center, Jones Hall and the Wortham Center.


3011 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77006


Sun: Closed
Mon: 11 am-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Tue: 11 am-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Wed: 11 am-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Fri: 11 am-2 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Sat: 5 pm-10 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • $$$-$$$$
  • Valet Parking
  • Beer/Wine
  • Full Bar
  • Private Rooms