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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
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 268
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  • 104
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 20
    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
Authentic Italian in the heart of Philadelphia

Wow! Truly outstanding food and very attentive service. We had a very large party (20+) yet the service was excellent and the food arrived promptly. They serve many dishes family style. i couldn't list everything that I sampled, but everything I tried was excellent. The meatballs were perhaps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Resilient_Travelers
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Houston
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The service was attentive and courteous, and the restaurant was clean with a pleasant ambience. However, my primary concern with any restaurant is the food. I simply was underwhelmed by the food. The Caesar salad basically was romaine lettuce with a bland dressing--nothing creative, special or unique. . I have had better Caesar salad's at the Carrabbas chain. The fried... 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 let us know of your recent dining experience at Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed the service and apologize that you did not enjoy the food. We have shared your comments with our Team and we hope you try us again soon. Thank you. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Wow! Truly outstanding food and very attentive service. We had a very large party (20+) yet the service was excellent and the food arrived promptly. They serve many dishes family style. i couldn't list everything that I sampled, but everything I tried was excellent. The meatballs were perhaps the best I've ever had, the calamari was prepared perfectly, and the... More 

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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. We are glad you and your large party enjoyed the food and service at Davio's. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Heard great things about their newly offered brunch. We decided to give it a go and they did not disappoint. The food was terrific and the service top notch; Keith was awesome and makes a mean Bloody Mary. Kid friendly too. Highly recommend. We will be back.

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

Thank you Jordan for your review of Davio's Philadelphia and your recent brunch. We are glad you gave us a try and enjoyed the bloody mary's as well. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

Mount Airy, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I rented the penthouse level for a business lunch and had a very nice time. The service was on point and the food was nice. The patio was great and a nice place to do a cocktail hour.

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Thank you for your review of your business lunch at Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed the patio for the cocktail hour and the service during your lunch in the penthouse. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We discovered Davio's just started serving Sunday brunch. Amazing cocktail prices (half of Center City norm) and great food. The tuna tartar was great, as was everything else. Cannoli pancakes looked great but we didn't have them. Nice to see so many dinner items on the brunch menu. You can make it your only meal on Sunday! Peter Jolly, manager,... More 

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

Thank you Drew for your review of Davio's Philadelphia. Yes, we did just start serving Sunday brunch and we are thrilled you enjoyed it. We have shared your review with our Team (including Peter Joly) and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

Trenton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Davio's was an awesome dining experience. My girlfriend and I went for a low-key date night and loved everything about it. The dining space is awesome. The waiters were personable and very helpful. Although our dishes were a little undercook (both pasta and steak), the waiters helped correct all the issues and make the evening awesome.

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

Thank you Dan for your review of Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and apologize that both your steak and pasta were undercooked, but we are glad your server was able to rectify this for you. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed nearby this restaurant and went to it as a special family dinner for our last day in Philly. We were seated promptly as we made reservations and the restaurant was about 3/4 full upon arrival ( reservations were for 6 pm). When we left it was at capacity. Our servers and waitress promptly brought us our food and... More 

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

Thank you Kathy for your recent Tripadvisor review of Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Philadelphia area. Thank you! More 

Chesterland, Ohio
Top Contributor
337 reviews 337 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ate at Davio's for business and were impressed by basically everything, from the setting to the service to the food. The setting is upscale without feeling stuffy. The menu had a wide range of offerings that appealed to everyone in our group and the food was prepared perfectly. The service was seamless and overall it was a very nice... More 

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Thank you for your recent review of Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and service. We appreciate you recommending us to anyone looking for a "memorable dinner in Philadelphia". We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

Southampton, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great location in Center city -17th and Samson. Great laid back place - basically a fancy restaurant with a casual feel. Jeans and a nice shirt was common - but suits worked as well. Food was great - cheesesteak spring rolls for appetizer were delicious. I will say I found the the beer options a bit small - but the... More 

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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. We are glad you enjoyed the service, comfort and food and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

Allentown, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Arrived 45 minutes early set up the bar. outstanding service it was so good I informed the hostess that we would continue to eat at the bar rather than take a table met three different couples who enjoy the bar as much as we did I had chicken livers. The ladies had Kobe meatballs with pasta. The bartenders made the... More 

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Thank you for your review of Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed your service at the bar as well as you dinner. We hope to see you again soon. 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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, 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?