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“Argumentative owner, poor service, mediocre food”
Review of Davide - CLOSED

Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: Hanover Street
Transit: Within walking distance of the following T stations blue line: Aquarium, orange/green lines: Haymarket and North Station(commuter rail)
Description: Welcome to Davide, Boston's premier authentic Italian restaurant. Located in the Historic North End, Davide has continued to serve outstanding regional Italian cuisine for more than two decades. Davide is proud to have been an integral part of the North End’s incredible dining scene for over 20 years. Our doors first opened in 1982 and ever since then we have provided Boston with the highest quality culinary creations. Our talented chefs pool their collective years of experience to create dishes that reflect the rich traditions of Northern Italy and at the same time amaze diners with their originality. Their work has earned Davide numerous accolades — "Best Italian" - Pat Whitley Show and Phantom Gourmet - "Greatness" — over the years, including a Five-Diamond award from AAA, a rating of Excellent from Zagat Survey, and recognition as one of the nation’s top 50 Italian restaurants.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Anthony, the owner, asked what I wanted to drink, I said Shiraz, he said o it was too sweet, order something else. Brought 10 slices of bread for 17people , when asked for more bread were ,told we didn't need it. Three meals had downright bad meat. (Veal). These meals were not eaten. One meal was sent back because it was floating in oil. Anthony told the diner that it was expensive truffle oil, and did not take it off the bill. Sent out three salads that were not ordered, and charged for them anyway. This is one of the worst restaurants we have ever eaten at.. Should have known it would be poor, the place was empty all evening.

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Thank Astrid C
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I tried it out only because we found a good deal with Groupon, and we loved dining at the NorthEnd, but we were pleasantly surprised. Though it wasn't located at the busy Hanover Street (where most of the restaurants are) it is close to where the parking is. For a Friday night, the place is quiet and almost empty. A few tables were occupied by people who seem like loyal patrons. The place is perfect for a date night. It is cozy and romantic and away from all the noise of main stream NorthEnd. The prices of the food are not much different from any other restaurant in the area, $28-$35 for the main courses but reasonable enough for the pasta dishes, which would be the better reason to try it out. I had the Papperdelle with short ribs and it was very tasty. The Caesar Salad was made from scratch table-side and the aroma of sauces will make your mouth water. The staff were very nice and attentive. If anyone said the service was slow, well the person probably has not had dinner served a true Italian way. All in all, if you want Italian, it's definitely worth a try!

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1  Thank Rita1375
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Had an absolutely fantastic dinner at Davide. Arrived after work at 6PM and the place was pretty empty. I think there was 1 other party. Location is a little off the main drag of the North End but soo worth it. The service was outstanding, our glasses were never even half full. our food was delicious as well and was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend this place and would go back anytime

Thank Kyle B
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Outside of a good bottle of wine, it is definitely not worth it. Service was very slow, the kitchen slower, and the food bland save the sharp tomato sauce. It was a great disappointment; don't waste your time.

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2  Thank DRaymond
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

3 to 4 tables....services was awful. Drinks were bad, soda was flat. The waiter was totally uninformed and the kitchen was slow. Finally after 1/2 hour, we asked for bread. The food was not even average. The sauce tasted burned. Risotto was soupy and sticky. I would not recommend.

Thank DougBstn
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