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111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5114 (City Center West)
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Ranked #39 of 3,742 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $14 - $40
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
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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
Neighborhood: City Center West
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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Whitby, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I travel to Philly quarterly for meetings an inevitably we end up at Davio's for dinner. The service is reliably high quality and the food is to die for. Steaks are delicious almost to the level of ridiculous. The scrumptious side dishes can be shared among at least 3 people comfortably and the wine - let's just say each server... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Davio's is well known in Philadelphia for good Italian food. It is white table cloth, formal, with excellent food and service. The place does not need your business because they are busy but, in my case, they were willing and able to accommodate the lone business traveler on company expense account and this is a big plus. Also the best... More

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Fine dining in that traditional Philadelphia way. Tall ceilings, romantic lighting, good energy and excellent service. The food alone is worth a visit. It's a bit on the traditional side, but it's quite tasty.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent food and wine list. Service courteous and friendly. Atmosphere good for romantic dinner for two or a dinner discussing serious business. Bar area always hopping and I have enjoyed dinner at the bar. Reservations strongly suggested, very upscale popular restaurant and bottom line: don't visit Philly without a visit to Davio's.

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McDonough, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Had an opportunity it dine at Davio's and could not have had a better meal. First of all the service was over the top. Rene and his crew took excellent care of us. Our meals were delicious and filling, Cooked to the highest quality. What made it even more memorable was the news that my daughter had just delivered my... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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153 reviews 153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Davio's is a great restaurant! We joined for a dinner and the experience was very good. Interesting menu for all tastes, appropiate prices and good wine list. Professional service and a very romantic place for dinner as well as for having business meals. Great Place. I will be back!

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Philly, Pa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Money hungry restaurant that does not truly care about their guests. We walked out after they broke all promises of our reservation and left our family having to find another restaurant on a busy Saturday night to celebrate a sentimental occasion. We even had originally made the reservation in person and they let us choose the table and was confirmed... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had dinner at Davio's on a vacation to Philadelphia to celebrate a special occasion. We selected Davio's based on the favorable TripAdvisor reviews and could not have picked a better restaurant. The food and service were both superb! We started with the spring roll sampler which provided unique yet delicious flavors such as Philly Cheese Steak and Buffalo Chicken.... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

On our recent vacation to Philadelphia we went to Davio's on the recommendation of the Hotel concierge, and what a great recommendation it was. Describing itself as an italian steakhouse, it provided us with what was for me the standout meal of our trip. The room is noisy, but not to a level that detracts, and the prices are great... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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201 reviews 201 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had lunch at this place on our recent visit to Philly, looking for an Italian restaurant in the center of the city. It was a very pleasant experience. The menu is varied and offers interesting choices. There were five of us and we tried a number of different items - all tasty and well presented. Worth a try.

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