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“An incredible meal to remember a special evening”
Review of Davio's

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Ranked #35 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“An incredible meal to remember a special evening”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner here during Veteran's Day week-end for my cousin and her husband to be. Peter Joly, the manager, made this one of the most memorable and amazing meals I have ever eaten. I am not allergy to wheat/flour, but sulfites (found in wine and wine vinegars) and all milk products. He had his chefs make me a risotto and tuna steak with veggies, so decadent I took a picture of it. He also had a dessert of about 3 cups of luscious, ripe blueberries, blackberries,strawberries and raspberries.
I was nervous because there were so many allergens; Peter checked on me frequently and made my first time as a customer to Davio's very special and memorable. the surroundings and atmosphere were also breathtaking.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Will go back again, their breads and spreads were absolutely the best. Their White Bean with garlic spread was outstanding. Shared a Caesar salad with was so different and so good. Had their Boloagnese with homemade pasta which I have to say was probably the best I have ever had, told the waitress and she said that it was the owners grandmothers recipe. Didn't have dessert but they all sounded great, they did give you shortbread cookies which were divine. Service was impecable.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Shirley S
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New York City, New York
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Very Good Food”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We were lucky to find this place for a lovely dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant is really lovely. The decor is nice. You have enough room between tables to feel like you're just dining with your party which is nice. The food is really good. The fried calamari is a winner here. The beet salad, meatballs (app), pastas and fish (pan seared salmon excellent!) were all delicious.
The only negative I have about this restaurant is the wait time between courses (reason for 4 and not 5 stars) . Even with relaxed dining they took way too long between apps and entrees. Other than that I would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank srk60
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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's been too long”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had not been to Davio's for several years. What were we waiting for? The food was excellent, the wait staff was excellent and the room is great. We will not wait as long to go back again!

Visited November 2013
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Thank rdminsurer
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Tokyo
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Had eaten scallop. It was very delicious. I felt so relaxed and happy.

  • Visited November 2013
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