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111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5114 (City Center West)
215-563-4810
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Ranked #27 of 3,778 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chestnut & Sansom
Description: Davio’s, with its “Northern Italian Steakhouse” cuisine, brings a deliciously unique flair to a city famous worldwide for its Italian restaurants. Situated in the historic Provident Bank Building in Center City Philadelphia, Davio’s offers diners the complete upscale dining experience - exquisite food, expertly prepared and presented in a grandly historic ambience. Davio’s skilled wait-staff provide guests with relaxed, yet attentive service, and are smartly garbed in long white coats reminiscent of Italy’s finest restaurants. Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week, the restaurant has already gained popularity as a prime spot for both “Power Breakfast” and “Power Lunch” among the Philadelphia business community. Dinner also brings local and national luminaries from all walks of life on a regular basis. Reservations are suggested for the main dining room.
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Usa
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

What a delight. Try the roasted tomato soup and then a side of asparagus with garlic and olive oil. Great place for a business lunch meeting. I am sure to return to try out the vast selection of pastas. Definitely a first rate restaurant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I stayed at the hotel above this restaurant and we went mainly for convenience. I was very surprised and ultimately impressed by the fantastic atmosphere, food and service. Waiters are friendly and make sure that they engage in conversation as well. The food was fantastic and wine was exceptional. Service was attentive and could only fault them on the fact... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I thought we might get lost in this big restaurant during the holidays, but the staff really made us feel important on a BUSY Saturday night. The room was full and bustling, but everyone from the hostesses to the busboys gave us just the right amount of attention. Food was superb, we tried the must have cheesesteak spring rolls, and... More 

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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's, responded to this review

Thank you Micki for your review of Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed the service and the food and will pass along your comments to our entire Team (especially the Pastry Chef). We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Went to Davio's after the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade. Although we were greeted nicely, I felt that there was concern about us since we were dressed for cold weather and lugging bags from an overnight hotel stay. That didn't carry over to the service at the table, which was very good - attentive without being intrusive. My daughter and granddaughter enjoyed... More 

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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Thanksgiving Dinner at Davio's Philadelphia. We were happy your daughter and granddaughter enjoyed their turkey dinners and apologize for your undercooked risotto (we will share your comments with our Chef and Culinary Director). We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

Deptford, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've been to Davio's twice. This time we sat in the bar area prior to our reservation and waited a half hour for our drinks. I had one of their specialty martinis for around $15 and it had chunks of ice in it. Could have gotten a better drink at a corner bar. The bar was fairly empty too. Service... More 

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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Davio's Philadelphia. We have shared your comments with our Team (especially regarding the ice in your martini and the just good food). We hope to see you again. Thank you. More 

Westampton Township, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was very fortunate to have Davio’s recommended to us by a friend while entertaining my brother and his wife visiting from Seattle. From the time we entered Davio's we were pampered with impeccable service, delicious food and beautiful ambiance. Each employee that was serving us had such great personalities and professionalism that truly made our visit an experience we... More 

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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's, responded to this review

Thank you John for your review of Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you will return "every time the opportunity presents itself". Also, we were glad you enjoyed the service, food and ambiance. Thank you. More 

doyles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Staff walks around with their noses in the air. At one time it used to be great. Still has a great atmosphere but kitchen staff needs some help. Dried out steak and fish appeared to be frozen not fresh.

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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Davio's Philadelphia. We have shared your comments about the front of the house and food with our Team. We do receive all of our Fish fresh daily and have reviewed your comments with our Culinary Director and Executive Chef. We do hope to see you again soon. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Philadelphia is a city for foodies and Davio's is among the best Philly has to offer! My family and I just dined at Davio's for a special anniversary celebration. Every detail of our meal was impeccable--from the ambiance to the food, wine, the wait staff, etc! My husband and I previously celebrated our birthdays (we are born 2 days apart)... More 

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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's, responded to this review

We are happy November 25th was such a memorable dinner and dining experience. We were glad to hear you enjoyed every minute and we are looking forward to having you back at Davio's Philadelphia! Happy Anniversary. More 

Little Silver, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Davio's restaurant in Philadelphia was wonderful. The service is superb and the food even better. We ordered the lobster and also linguini and clams and both entrees were delicious. The atmosphere is romantic. Davio's is a lovely restaurant that is definitely worth visiting.

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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Davio's Philadelphia. We appreciate that you recommend visiting us and glad that you enjoyed your meals. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Top Contributor
406 reviews 406 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a terrific dining experience. The setting is a beautifully renovated old building. The service is friendly and attentive. The food is excellent: My filet was superb, and I highly recommend the cheesesteak spring rolls and the Tasty Cake dessert.

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Tania H, Director of Special Projects at Davio's, responded to this review

Thank you Mark for writing about your terrific dining experience. We also thank you for your recommendations and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

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Additional Information about Davio's

Address: 111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5114
Phone Number: 215-563-4810
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse

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