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111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5114 (City Center West)
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Ranked #37 of 3,728 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $40
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Lubbock, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We chose Davio because of its proximity to our hotel. It has a lovely ambiance and the entire staff works as a team to provide friendly and capable service. Our food was delicious, homemade pasta, but our dinner ran over two hours due to a slow kitchen.

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orange, ca
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We literally just dropped our bags in the hotel, and got this recommendation from the front desk. Needless to say no one in our party was dressed fro a white tablecloth restaurant. However, the staff was more than accommodating, and seated us quickly. The ambiance was qute relaxing. Tall ceilings, tables adequately space so you had room to stretch out,... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a place you should enjoy but I had the worst experience every. The service is over the top. The attention to detail, the attend to your need and the attention to perfection. It ashame that the chef is not taking pointers from the wait staff. Do not get the pasta!

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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148 reviews 148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had invited a couple to join us for dinner in the city and Davios was a perfect choice. The wine list is extensive and if you aren't knowledgeable they will offer suggestions. The menu has a good variety of seafood and meat dishes. Everything we ordered was outstanding. The service was impeccable. Great atmosphere and we could actuality hear... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Loved the food and staff was extremely helpful and very friendly! Will definitely go back on a future visit!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We had one night in Philadelphia and picked Davio's for a special dinner. And they delivered. I had the Ono special which was prepared perfectly. My husband's veal Marsala melted in the mouth. They helped us select a great Cabernet to complement our meals. Finished with gelatos. Excellent and friendly service and very nice venue. We will have to find... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Close to THE WESTIN DOWNTOWN, DAVIO'S IS A CONSISTENT WINNER! Great menu and fine wine list make dining a treat that doen's necessarily mean NYC prices!

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Moorestown, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My partner and I had dinner at Davio's on May 15th, 2014 for her 50th birthday - I had made the reservation in advance and noted the special celebration in the comment section of the reservation window. Although a Thursday night, the restaurant was packed and very busy due to many graduations and other celebrations taking place. We were greeted... More

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I took my wife and daughter (her 18th birthday) to Davio's. This was the first time we have gone to this restaurant. I won't bore you with details although the gnocchis were second only to the ones we had in Italy so we took an order home with us! Terrific. The service and food were second to none. Although we... More

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Davio's has both a classic and a seasonal Italian menu available. The food is delicious, and the service is professional and attentive without being overbearing. It's consistently wonderful and comfortable, and you get to enjoy it all in a magnificently grand interior. We eat there every visit to Philadelphia.

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