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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
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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
  • 257
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Superb meal and service

Was there for a group dinner and had the penthouse reserved for us. Wonderful space and terrace on the top floor. But truly standout was the service (impeccable) and the food which was stellar. We had a common arugula salad starter that everyone enjoyed and then I had the flatiron steak... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Donald H
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Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Was there for a group dinner and had the penthouse reserved for us. Wonderful space and terrace on the top floor. But truly standout was the service (impeccable) and the food which was stellar. We had a common arugula salad starter that everyone enjoyed and then I had the flatiron steak. Excellent. Common side dishes shared among us were the... More 

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

Thank you Donald for your recent review of Davio's Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner, atmosphere and service. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

They just started serving brunch and it is well worth a visit. The yogurt parfait and waffles were excellent. Try the Bloody Mary.

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

Thank you Joshua for your recent review of Davio's Philadelphia. We did just start serving brunch, as you mentioned, and we were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

New York
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. From the time we entered the restaurant, we were warmly greeted. The tables are nicely positioned and the chairs are very comfortable. Our servers were prompt and very attentive. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and eager to answer any questions or help with recommendations. My filet mignon was perfectly cooked.... More 

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

We are happy you enjoyed your husbands birthday dinner at Davio's Philadelphia. Thank you for letting us know about the service and food (especially the mac and cheese). We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

As a young couple, celebrating our anniversary we were treated like royalty, the food was amazing from start to finish, the staff are exceptionally well trained, humorous, charming with impeccable manners. Hats off to the chef, we shared the egg rolls platter which was to die for, ribeye cooked to perfection, crab cakes were delicious also, sides of mash potatoes... 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 anniversary dinner and that you were treated great by our staff. We hope to see you again soon in Philly or Manhattan. Thank you! More 

North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Upon arrival, found that our reservation was for following night (oops). No problem, they kindly sat us. Ordered the chicken liver appetizer and it was swimming in a cherry sauce reduction. While the liver was cooked perfectly, the sauce completely over-powered the dish. Our entrees both had serious problems .... Seared scallops perfectly cooked served on top of under-cooked risotto... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent dining experience at Davio's Philadelphia. We apologize for the excessive sauce with the chicken livers, the undercooked risotto and the salty crab. We have shared your comments with our Team (including Executive Chef and Culinary Director) and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you. More 

Penn Yan, New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
299 reviews 299 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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 

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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: 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?