First time of many...My spouse and I attended to celebrate a special occasion and could not have been more pleased. The reception from the hostess was very welcoming. She was very attentive and accommodating to our needs; even taking the time to explain things, as this was our first time. Our waiter and the other staff were equally as accommodating and pleasant. The food exceeded our expectations.... Presentation was beautiful, the taste was excellent, and we were completely satisfied with the portions. We would very highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening out and for special occasions.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFine DiningDa Maurizio's is the gem of downtown Halifax. A classic Italian dining experience with superb service. We will definitely be returning for our next special occasion!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fabI enjoyed the food immensely and the overall ambiance of the space is great however where we were seated - tucked behind the stairs- felt kinda cold and not enough like the main part of the restaurant.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle golden rings of joyThe calamari at da Maurizio are what deep fried squid ascribe to be at every restaurant in the world: Crunchy-crispy on the outside; wonderfully tasty on the inside. Few achieve it. But these are worth writing home about.
I'm not kiddibg about the crunch. It was noteworthy right from the first bite. Not hard; not soft. Just -- well --- perfection. And crunchy even after being buried in delicious, delicious tomato sauce.
I don't believe I've ever had anything quite as good in this category of food -- which is to say, fried rings of something.
It was worth the trip for the calamari alone, but the rest of our meal was good as well.
Try the steak with matchstick truffled potatoes on top. Brilliant.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsThe one thing that I can say about da Maurizio is that it is consistent. I expect excellent food, and it consistently delivers.
I am now spoiled to eat calamari anywhere else! Very good value on menu with lots of variety. I think people assume it is expensive given its fine reputation, but it is very competitive with any other fine dining.
I have already told many people how great our evening was as we celebrated our anniversary. And when we were leaving we thought, we really should come here more often.
Christine6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favourite restaurant reliablyOur favourite restaurant reliably excellent food and service.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but LOUDHad a great time but there was a party going on in an adjacent room that had the rest of the restaurant held hostage. Very loud and disturbing at times. Not a usual thing I gathered, but put a tarnish on the experience.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Great ServiceWe ate at da Maurizio on a very busy night. Our server was attentive and took great care of us. The food was excellent and priced very reasonably. The best Italian food I have had in Halifax!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealThe menu has lots of choices and each item I chose was cooked perfectly.
I always enjoy eating here and recommend it to others when they ask where to eat in Halifax.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWe had our first date here 20 years ago so went back for the anniversary. Food was excellent, service was outstanding and the ambience was good. The restaurant was rather noisy from the mechanical systems so it detracted from the quiet atmosphere a restaurant like this should have. With a bit of thought the ambience could be elevated to outstanding at very reasonable expense. As a side note, the prices were surprisingly similar to what they were on our first date - that was impressive. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give them a solid 8.5, but a 10 if they quiet the background noise and make it more intimate!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWorld classThis is a truly superb restaurant. It has a very nice feel. The staff are friendly (but not excessively so) and knowledgable about the menu. The wine list is fairly priced and interesting. There are not a lot of choices within each region or style, but the wines on the list reflect a keen eye for quality and are good examples of their type - neophytes will not go far wrong, and oenophiles will find many good choices. On top of that the food is truly world class. Great use is made of local ingredients and the dishes are prepared with the subtlety and appreciation of freshness that is characteristic of the best Italian cooking. If it was in Calgary I'd eat there every week. Worth a substantial detour if you appreciate good food.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFine DiningEvery course was very tasty. Presentation was outstanding. Waiter was efficient without being obtrusive. Will certainly come back.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic as alwaysA legendary restaurant with all of the feel of an experience that you do get anymore- great service, good food and you feel special.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAdult RomanticMy wife and I frequent many of the higher end Halifax restaurants on a fairly regular basis, da Maurizio is definite one or our favorites. When choosing a special place to celebrate her 60th birthday da Maurizio was her first choice. She was not disappointed, from the welcome at the door, the service, the presentation, the portions and taste we were extremely pleased. Thanks to the chefs and server for a great 60th birthday evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experience.Always a great experience. Kelly is the best waiter there!! Owner very friendly!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb. Our server Kelly wasSuperb. Our server Kelly was outstanding. Great place. Casual chic.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfood for thought3 of us dined together and the 3 of us all found the food to be very good. There was a very good selection of wine of all price ranges which I liked very much. It was excellent to have a 'value' menu to choose from as well as I found that to have excellent choices and 2 of the 3 of us opted for that. One small and not very significant thing was the waiter at our table was a bit standofish and that may have been attributed to the fact that we were 3 girls who had lots to talk about and wanted to take our time. We were there for the evening and the waiter seemed just a bit irritated with us - but was still very accomodating and professional. I also liked that the bottle of wine that we ordered was taken off the table.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service!Friendly and warm welcome by the staff. Very attentive to individuals. Extensive menu choices. Efficient service.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the best in HalifaxExcellent food and service as always. The best restaurant and the most consistent restaurant in Halifax.1/3/2013 12:00:00 AM