For some reason, going out for a nice meal in Vienna seems to be equivalent to having up-market Italian food. French is maybe too difficult to pronounce & digest, Fusion is too mixed, Asian is too exotic, so Italian is always a safe choice.
Don't get me wrong: if you want to have a nice, maybe even romantic evening, the Danieli is by no means bad. You will most likely be happy with the starters, pasta & pizza or other Italian dishes.
To me, the place just has several drawbacks, even when compared with its sister restaurant Da Capo a few streets away:
1) While the Da Capo has a reasonably big terrace, the few tables of Danieli are a bit sad.
2) Tables are way too close to each other, and you will end up sharing your conversation with your neighbors.
3) I hate sitting in the basement area and try to avoid it - maybe you don't mind.
4) Service is less friendly, a bit more polished and less personal.
5) Pizza is better at Da Capo.
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