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Davio's

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111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5114 (Chestnut & Sansom)
215-563-4810
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Davio’s, with its “Northern Italian Steakhouse” cuisine, brings a...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 253
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unexpected

We got stuck in Philadelphia when our flight was cancelled February 21. We booked a room and Davio's was in our hotel. What a wonderful gift from the blizzard. The restaurant was lovely, soaring ceilings and loft columns. The interior was open but the seating still had an intimate feel. The wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Penn Yan, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Penn Yan, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We got stuck in Philadelphia when our flight was cancelled February 21. We booked a room and Davio's was in our hotel. What a wonderful gift from the blizzard. The restaurant was lovely, soaring ceilings and loft columns. The interior was open but the seating still had an intimate feel. The wine list was extensive offering not only Italian wines... 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 Davio's Philadelphia. Sorry that your flight was cancelled, but we are glad you were able to enjoy a dinner at our restaurant. We are glad the flavor unrivaled any meal you have ever had! Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you. More 

Half Moon Bay, California
Top Contributor
295 reviews 295 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is an Italian steakhouse in all respects: owner walking the room, efficient wait staff and lots of chops and steaks on the menu. Dinner was very good. I had the chopped salad which was not too small and not too large. Very nice, and not drowned with dressing. I followed that with the grilled fish and crab. Very savory;... 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 Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed your food and service and that all of the steaks were cooked perfectly as well as the savory fish. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent service and the tagliatelle bolognese was the best pasta dish I've had outside of Italy. With 7 diners everyone loved their meal. Highly recommended

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

Thank you for your review of Davio's Philly and for highly recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed the service and that the Bolognese was the best in the Untied States, quite an accomplishment. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have dined here for over 15 years and Davio's never disappoints, not even on a crowed holiday like Valentine's Day. The service is impeccable and the food is always consistent and so flavorful with so many choices! You will feel like royalty when you dine here!

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

Thank you for continuing to dine with us for the past 15 years. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences on TripAdvisor and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you! More 

Colorado
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I are here for breakfast (I'm sure their dinner is much better and more elaborate) and their prices, in my opinion, are exorbitant and the food is just average. I had a breakfast sandwich on a croissant with a side of potatoes. I'd say, due to the caloric content of the sandwich, you'd be better off sharing (I was only... 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 Davio's Philadelphia about your recent breakfast experience. We have shared your comments with our Team including our Executive Chef and Culinary Director. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you. More 

River Edge, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed breakfast and dinner here. Food is great and service is superb..We really were pleased with everything here.

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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 the time you took to let us know of your breakfast and dinner experiences. We are glad you enjoyed the food and the service and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you. More 

New Jersey
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Davio's is top shelf. The service the food the wine nothing could be better. They rank very high in a city full of good places to dine.

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

Thank you for your review of Davio's Philadelphia and for commenting that we are "top shelf". We are glad you enjoyed the service, food and wine and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you. More 

Georgetown, Guyana
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The fact that this place was next door to our hotel made it very handy, but I would have traveled a great distance for the meal. It is a formal dining experience and the food is really top knotch. My family all enjoyed our meals. Appy was Philly Cheese Steak Spring Rolls ... great idea. I had the tomato soup... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience food. Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your meal and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

New York, New York, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place has pictures in the review but they don't do it any justice. The FOOD, waitstaff, the ambiance, service , everything was great. The waitstaff caters to you and everyone treats you like royalty . There isn't a bad thing I could find about this place. They are very accommodating. I wrote this review still in the place because... More 

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

Thank you Angela for your review of Davio's Philadelphia. We appreciate the time you took to let us know of your dining experience and we will share your comments about the food, waitstaff, ambiance and service with our Team. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you. More 

Wintergreen, Virginia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've been meaning to write this review since our trip to Philadelphia last summer. We were there for a week, in Center City, and this was the best restaurant we encountered. The restaurant is very classy, almost elegant. The wait staff was extremely attentive. The food was outstanding. It was expensive, but worth it. The only downside was a guy... More 

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

Thank you David for your review of Davio's Philadelphia. We appreciate the time you took to let us know of your dining experience and we will share your comments about the attentive waitstaff and outstanding food with our Team. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Philadelphia. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5114
    (Chestnut & Sansom)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-563-4810

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?