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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dining out on Thanksgiving is usually a roll of the dice. There aren't enough superlatives to describe our Davio's experience. Exceptional service(on one of the busiest days of the year), eclectic menu, with offerings at every price point, ditto wine list, huge portions...all in a...beautiful setting. We had the traditional turkey dinner and the halibut followed by a warm chocolate souffle. Signature popovers were a treat as well. Looking forward to our next visit. Prices reflect the high standard of quality and we felt it was well worth it for a memorable experience.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We appreciate your review and we have shared your comments regarding the service and food with our Team. We thank you for taking the time to let us know of your dining experience and we hope to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Duxbury oysters were good, but prefer a selection. Sauces were good. Popovers were perfect. Warm spinach salad was unique and tasty. Highlight of the meal was the melt in your mouth duck. Cooked and seasoned to perfection. Apple pie was a very sweet apple crumble....I somehow missed that. My wife went for the sea bass. Tasty but somewhat pedestrian presentation. Just plopped down on a bed of risotto. Service was excellent. Noise level anywhere near bar or serving station rivaled that of any heavy metal band. Tolerable in the back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Garrett for your review of Davio's Boston. We appreciate your review and we have shared your comments regarding the service, food and noise level with our Team. We thank you for taking the time to let us know of your dining experience and...More

Reviewed 27 September 2022

Something for everyone. 3 of us had a great meal here on 9/18/22. My wife is gluten free and Davio's protocol for this allergy is second to none. She was extremely happy with here main course, and, wowed by the gluten free muffins. My daughter...had the tomato soup and Atlantic salmon. Very happy lady. I had an incredible salad followed by the Beef Bolognese. Best I've ever had! I started off eith the best Manhatten I've ever had. Nancy F. provided excellent service.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the service and food with our Team (especially Nancy) and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 19 September 2022

Food was delightful and service was attentive......... HOWEVER, what should have been a lovely dining experience was just about ruined by the choice of music/muzak being piped in. It was very difficult to maintain a conversation over the driving bass notes pumping away in the...background. All of the patrons had to increase their volume in order to be heard at their tables. The resulting atmosphere did not feel like 'fine dining' - it felt more like a bar at 'happy hour'. Light jazz or classical music would seem a much more enjoyable and appropriate choice.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the music with our Team and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 10 September 2022

My wife and I came here during our visit to Boston to celebrate her birthday. We started with a piccolo raw bar seafood tower (torra di pesce freddo) that featured Maine lobster, lump crab, shrimp, oysters, clams, tuna, and salmon. It cam with a variety...of sauces for which our waiter explained the best pairings. Outstanding in every aspect. She then had a salad of local burrata cheese, heirloom tomatoes, baby greens, white balsamic vinegar and toast points. I had an 8 oz fillet that was done to perfection and fork tender. We shared a side of hand cut parmigiano fries that were insanely good. At the end the waiter brought out a birthday treat of chocolate almond biscotti and puff pastries with whipped cream and a birthday candle.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the food with our Team and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you! Happy Birthday to your...More

Reviewed 28 August 2022

Davio's provided our best dining experience during a recent visit to Boston. The atmosphere is divine; the service quite good; and the menu affords a great many meal options, in terms of cuisine and price. Conversation is easy, as is the pace of the dining...experience. We must return to this fine restaurant!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Thank you Russ for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the atmosphere, service and food with our Team and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Top Notch in every way! I was taking a class in Boston and had long days of study, so I just wanted something close to my hotel. Luckily, I found this restaurant my second night. Traveling alone, I wanted to sit at the bar. The...ambience and vibe in here is great. I was greeted with a friendly server named Karynna who did an amazing job at being attentive and did everything to meet my needs. I had such a great experience, I decided to return the following evening. The bar was extremely busy, but I had the same great service. The general manager also came by to see if I enjoyed my meal. There are so many restaurants in this city, but this will be my first choice to return to, Ambience, food and service made this a great experience. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experiences and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the ambiance, service and food with our Team (especially Karynna) and we hope to see you again soon. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 August 2022

A really elegant restaurant that was a nice easy walk from our hotel. Great little bar vibe, where it appeared locals were having some good food watching a game. So where we could see there was a lovely relaxed area, we seemed to be given...a more fine dining experience in the main part of the restaurant. All friendly and relaxed that said, and attentive staff in each case. Food and wine choices were great and fairly priced, a super lobster bisque, mushroom gnocchi, nice wine and to repeat myself, very good staff. Can only recommend whether you are looking to eat at the bar, be there in a large party or as a couple as we were. They seem to be perfect for all.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the service and food with our Team and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 August 2022

I've been to all the top places and this ranks equally with Ocean Club, Maestro's and to a lesser extent Eddie V's. Its a typical corporate style nice presentation and above average service. The only thing I found a little strange was that they pan...sear everything and then some items are grilled to finish. I ordered a seasonal striped bass which was just as good if not better than Chilean sea bass. We had simple drinks, so didn't run into any bar problems. We arrived early and the happy hour crowd was in full swing. I'd recommend the tableside caesar salad. I'd suggest sitting inside as the patio looked uncomfortable.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the service and food with our Team and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

My husband and I visited for our 1 year anniversary. We each had a cocktail and thoroughly enjoyed each one. (The dirty Shirley and Pineapple Basil). The popovers provided to our table were AMAZINGLY delicious. As an appetizer we got the burrata and prosciutto dish....It was delicious. The only thing that could be improved would be for the bread to have slightly less char (it was quite black for over 30% of the bread). For our main courses I had the penne with smoked chicken, walnuts and sundried-tomatoes. It was DELICIOUS. I wouldn't change anything about it. My husband had a shrimp, lemon, and pasta dish. He thoroughly enjoyed it. For dessert I had the chocolate cake with a molten center with vanilla gelato. It was DIVINE. My husband had the tiramisu. He said it was amazing. The service was wonderful throughout the meal. The service team worked effortlessly together. We appreciated the special touch of a special anniversary message being written on our desserts. What a great way to end a special meal for us!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2022

Thank you Sarah for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the service and food with our Team and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you! Happy...More

Reviewed 15 July 2022

Great pasta and great veal dishes. The wonderful server we had made it a special experience. They had a pinot noir that was a reserve from the Russian river valley in Sonoma county ca and it was terrific.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the service and food with our Team and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 6 June 2022

We made reservations and arrived early for a drink at the bar. The bar service has deteriorated...bartenders seem inexperienced and constantly milling around near each other. Not the very professional, friendly staff they usually have. We also told the host before our reservation that we...were having a drink at the bar and they said they would come and get us. They never came. We had to go back over and remind them that we were sitting there and had reservations. They seated us late and then we waited for way too long for a drink. Then more waiting for taking our apps and entrees orders. We tried the Egg Rolls, which were good but skimpy, 3 for $22 was too high. The Pasta dishes were flavorful but pricey $29-$35 Our waiter was missing for long periods of time. Overall, the food was good but the service was not equal to the prices and the restaurant they used to be. Then they gave after dinner treats to some tables at the end of their meal but not to ours. This restaurant used to feel like a special occasion restaurant. Not sure we would go back...More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We appreciate your review and we have shared your comments with our Team. If you could please email me your phone number or give me a call, I would like to discuss your dining experience with you....More

Reviewed 5 June 2022 via mobile

Our family of four came into Davio’s in our tourist casual clothes and the staff had no problem with us. The bread we got before dinner was so delicious and warm. Then we got to the main courses and were blown away. My kids were...well fed and happy. The pasta I had was fabulous and so was my steak. Well done!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate your review. We have shared your comments regarding the service and food with our Team and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

I ordered a so called warm spinaces salads at your restaurant located at the Bos Logan Airport and thats what I got. The spinaces or any other component were not warm. A restaurant of your caliberber should be embarassed to serve a salad like this...and charge 15 dollars for it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Tania H, General Manager at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston's Logan Airport. We appreciate your review and we have shared your comments with our Team. If you could email me your phone number or give us a call, we would like to discuss your visit with you....More

Reviewed 24 May 2022

We visited here for a corporate dinner with colleagues, quite a large table for 8. The venue was extremely crowded, too hot, noisy and very uncomfortable. The food was average, but expensive. The tables were so closely packed the waiters could barely get between them...to serve the meals, or manoeuvre the dessert trolley. Service was average, but meals weren't brought together and some of our guests were waiting for their mains while others had almost finished their dinner. I suspect this is a much more pleasant environment on less busy nights, but its not a venue I would go back to.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Tania H, General Manager at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2022

Thank you for your review of Davio's Boston. We appreciate your review and we have shared your comments regarding the food, service and table placement with our Team. We thank you for taking the time to let us know of your dining experience and we...More

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We have gluten free dinner, lunch and brunch menus and take all allergies including celiac disease very seriously.
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  • Food: 4.5
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