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da Maurizio
da Maurizio

da Maurizio Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.damaurizio.ca
  • Email: dining@damaurizio.ca
  • Phone: (902) 423-0859
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Andrew King
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Da Maurizio offers two private rooms. The first and largest room hosts up to 45 people and is completely closed off from the remainder of the restaurant by sliding frosted glass doors. This room has access to our outdoor patio for summer functions and has its own private washrooms. The second private room is secluded and hosts up to 25 people. It is a smaller and cozy room that is separated from the other diners by our bar area and a small flight of steps. Both rooms are perfect for business meetings, weddings, family celebrations and continuing education programs. Also, both rooms are suitable should you require audio/visual equipment for your event. Custom menus are available for both rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Tanya King (902) 423-0859

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Salter
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public parking lot directly across the street offering a pay and display service for over 300 vehicles. After 6pm parking is free along the street.
A word from da Maurizio
Da Maurizio offers a premiere dining experience on Halifax's historical waterfront. For over twenty years this fine dining Italian restaurant has been considered the city's favorite by locals and travelers alike. It is no wonder Da Maurizio has earned National and International awards; one visit and you will understand why. The exquisite sauces and handmade pastas, the mouth-watering seafood and grilled-to-perfection meats, the exceptional service and beautiful decor, the comprehensive wine list and romantic setting all combine to make Da Maurizio and unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two, a celebratory family gathering, a lighthearted evening with good friends on the patio or a business discussion over dinner, Da Maurizio is the perfect destination.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "we arrived with 5 adults and a 3 month old, we had a lovely table off to the side, very quiet and an enjoyment for all. Our food was amazing and I would recommend to all."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great place to enjoy good food with friends, family and others. Staff are very attentative, we never had to ask for anything, service was superb. It is always nice to have a meal that is timed appropriately, tastes faboulous and not too hard on the wallet."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "DaMaurizio is an amazing restaurant. Tanya's warmth is incredible, she makes you feel as if she is welcoming you to her home. Very special."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We visit the city about once a year and include Da Maurizo as our dinner treat. There are lots of new restaurants in Halifax, so it is tempting to experiment, but we are not disappointed. The food and service are as we expect, and it means we can have a no stress dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been here before and will be again! This is one of those restaurants that serves consistently great Italian fare. They also have a great staff who always seem able to anticipate the needs of their guests. We were a group of six and chose several different appetizers which were all delicious. (Conversation level dropped!) They do a great job with risotto dishes here-even requests not on the menu! A very good selection of wines which was well known to our waiter. This is the place to share a great meal with good friends or to invite clients who enjoy traditional Italian dining."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We make it to Da Maurizio once or twice a year when we want a special experience. Recently we went with a group of friends and among us we sampled pretty much all of the offerings on their fixed price menu. They were all delicious. You'd be hard put to find better food or value any where else."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Never a disappointing dining experience at Da Maurizos."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Terrible service. . I have to say though, that it was a busy night in the restaurant. Not enough staff? The waiter eventually took our orders but never explained or described what was on the menu. "Ready to order?" - diner style...Basically, no table side "romance" so to speak. Rude and obnoxious. Never once asked how our appetizers were. Food was average. We ordered a bottle of wine but never saw it again after he opened it. Apparently, their policy is to take the bottle away and to pour you a glass when you need it. Bizarre. Problem is that he never came to our table when we needed a refill. At this point, we had enough and simply left before the entrée came. We made our way to the Press Gang where the food and service were excellent!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at da Maurizio last weekend when we went for our date night. The ambience of the restaurant is lovely with lots of private tables and a unique interior. For a fine dining experience, the prices are very reasonable and we were both very impressed with the variety of food on the menu - the pasta & entree lists are huge! There is also a very reasonable fixed price deal - we didn't go with it as we had specific meals in mind but it looked like a great deal. Despite the fine dining feel of the restaurant both the hostess and our waiter were very friendly and attentive. The food was insanely good - we shared mussels and prosciutto wrapped dates to start, then the halibut and rabbit as mains - highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was a very enjoyable experience. Great food and service! Tt"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went to Da Maurizio's for my wife's birthday. We ordered from the Prix Fixe and had a wonderful meal. Unlike so many other spots, the waiter let us linger over our wine between courses so we could spend some relaxed time together., They weren't trying to hustle us along even though the restaurant was very busy. Great food and a lovely, lovely evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Reception is very friendly, they do expect you and obviously make an effort to match you to your reservation, so you feel expected and greeted warmly, the wait staff is very attentive without being obtrusive, will suggest dishes if you ask. The service is well timed, dishes are well presented and at the right temperature. It s a very nice relaxing setting and service. The food is very well executed, very tasty with the right touches. Most people will like the serving sizes, as I like to be able to order a pasta and meat/fish course, the portions might be a tad generous for my taste but will please most diners. Well done!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend there last Saturday for his birthday. We both had not been there before and we were both blown away by the stellar service and the delicious food! It was just an awesome experience. The staff was exceptional by far the best service I've ever experienced in my life and the food was delicious! Thank-you very much!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was great as usual. Properly timed between courses, no waits and no issues with preparations and presentation. The foie gras and ravioli appetizers were superb. The salads were fresh and the dressing spot on. The main courses were tasty and excellently prepared and as described. Service was superb and our waiter was courteous and attentive. The place was a little darker than the last time we were there but that didn't deter us from enjoying the meal. Was a little noisy as there was a birthday celebration as well that night but not overly boisterous. Definitely a recommend."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "we dined here because it was my partners birthday. we ate from the fixed price menu. the food was fantastic and for a great price. we would return for sure."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Once again, our go-to restaurant for special occasions (or foodie fixes) does not disappoint. We took our twelve year old daughters for their second time and they loved it too. It has become their favourite restaurant. Great. Thanks for doubling our bill ya little monsters."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very rarely do you find a place that maintains such consistent performance. Always satisfied with the food, the service and the ambiance, just a great place to dine out."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Lovely meal. Great atmosphere. The food was very well thought out. It was flavorful and rich tasting. Would recomend Da Maurizio's to anyone."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The food was fabulous as usual, the service was great but just a tad rushed. Didn't seem to have time to relax long over dinner, but enjoyed the meal very much."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is very warm and inviting and the food is delicious. We love to go there any chance we get."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had a marvelous experience beginning with prompt and courteous welcome to great food and very good table service. A great location for a special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet, warmth of the restaurant. The menu was varied and the food itself was well presented and delicious."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This restaurant has a dull interior (it might have been chic in the 1960's) The service was inattentive and the food had clearly been kept in a warming oven for hours! There are many better and less pricy restaurants in Halifax."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I have to say that I was a little disappointed with the food. I loved my appetizer, the calamari. However, both my husband's main dish the risotto with sausage and my seafood dish were average. I found that my meal had a great amount of seafood, but way too much sauce that was very simple. I felt that I could have made it at home. I also felt that instead of being served with potatoes it would be better suited with rice or pasta. My husband loved the sausage, but found the risotto too rich and was not fond of the overall flavour. In the end I expected more from a fine dining restaurant. On a positive note, our server was great and the ambience was very relaxing and romantic."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My fiancee and I have come to this restaurant many times due to their excellent food, atmosphere and service. We save this place for special occasions or when we want to go out for a meal to remember as it's the type of place you actually really look forward going out to. This time however, the service was not quite what we're used to getting here. One of the main reasons we come here is because you know the service is going to be outstanding but this time, even though not busy, they were quite slow in taking all of our orders."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My overall experience was amazing. I enjoyed the food, the ambiance, and the friendly staff. I cannot wait for my next opportunity to enjoy another wonderful meal at your establishment."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Even on a busy night like Valentine's Day, da Maurizio was excellent. We received a warm welcome that made us feel very comfortable. Enjoyed friendly and professional service. Everything we ordered was excellent -- cooked to perfection, portions just the right size so we enjoyed each course without feeling full. The tender tasty filetto was so good that it took my taste buds a while to settle down and enjoy regular food. Foie gras was exceptional too, but da Maurizio is always a special experience for us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and food items and VERY friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the ambience. The food choices were great and the drink choices were just as great. Prices were higher than your normal moderate family restaurant pricing but definitely well worth it. The food was excellent. Would definitely go back and definitely recommend it to others. Nice spot to have a romantic dinner as well. Parking lot right across the street for parking."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was with a group of seven people , Everything on the menu was excellent , The wait staff were very helpful ."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent, adequate portions and the service very relaxed and yet efficient. The presentations of all 3 courses were amazing! Only complaint was the noise level...would not recommend for an intimate dinner or one where conversation was important."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "our complements to the chief. The food was among the best we have ever had."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had an excellent meal here with my husband. I requested a private table, and they had one reserved for us. The food was excellent- we both had a three course meal off of the fixed price menu, and the total (with tax) was just over $90 (no drinks). We are excited to go back in the future!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "wonderful menu. everything well prepared. professional service. Would recommend to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had read reviews about high noise levels and small portion sizes. Portions were more than adequate (husband finished my main, a full bread basket was left with us for the whole meal so could have topped up if left peckish). Restaurant was cosy, could easily enjoy conversation. Had the set menu 3 courses $40, fantastic value, however we had our 7 yr old daughter who ate from the set menu but had half portions her food was $25 instead of the $20, if I had known they were simply going to half the normal price I would have offered her more selection from the main menu. Our bill was presented to us without us asking but we were assured there was no rush. We were made to feel very welcome, nothing was too much trouble, food was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We booked this restaurant for my wife's 50th birthday. Location and ambience is great. Service was very attentive, even providing reading glasses for the menu. The menu includes many 'things you can't make at home' that make fine dining so special. Overall we both enjoyed our meals - my only reservation was my duck. The breast was excellent, but the leg meat was tougher. Otherwise, the starters, mains and desserts were amazing. My other reservation is that the bill we received was not well itemised - I just paid and added a tip. However when I did the math I think we may have been overcharged. The server took away the itemised bill so I had nothing to compare and the restaurant have not returned emails asking for an itemised bill."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was delicious, service was wonderful and we had a wonderful time!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was our first visit . We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service . We weren't sure what to order and our waiter helped us with that. Can't wait to come back and try something different from the menu. We had an awesome table to ourselves . Love the building. Very quaint. It was like we were dining in a different place other than HRM. Looking forward to our next visit. :-)"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great waiter, great food, very elegant. However, one large group were crowding and socializing while standing next to a couple who were trying to have a romantic evening at a upscale restaurant. Something I would expect at the Liquior Dome."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I had not been to da Maurizios in a LONG time..it now has new owners... I was not aware of this as we have recently just moved back to halifax. Anyway... We were extremely disappointed with most of our dining experience. The food was so so...to saucy...the sauce over whelmed the dinner/appetizers-unfortunately."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Once again our dining experience at Da Maurizio was superb. We are world travellers (London Paris New York California...) and still think that this among our top ten dining experiences. The food is of the highest quality expertly prepared and enhanced with nuanced and delicious sauces. What is most remarkable is the consistency of this restaurant. We have enjoyed our visits over 20 yrs. The menus have varied and the decor reinvented but the standards have been maintained. The service is warm and efficient. We have never experienced the arrogance nor obsequious pandering and up-selling that can be common in such high end restaurants The waiters are most knowledgable and obliging to accommodate modifications. Anton Ego would be here."
    Dined on 1/11/2014