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da Maurizio
da Maurizio

da Maurizio Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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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Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary here and it was perfection. Romantic, great cocktails, quiet ambiance...food and service was superb!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I wanted to take my husband somewhere special for his birthday dinner.. our neighbour highly recommended it, and the online menu was enticing. Unfortunately, restaurant noise is a problem for us. My husband is very hard of hearing and people talking, dishes clanging and general hubbub is greatly amplified because of his hearing aids which makes it excruciating for him so he has to turn them off. That puts an end to dinner conversation! When I booked Da Maurizio online, there was a spot for special requests and I asked for a quiet table. When we arrived we were immediately shown to a secluded booth where we had a delightful and delicious meal! Delicious martinis and great service...Wonderful!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food and ambiance is most always first rate. Saturday the 26th was a minor exception. Two of the dishes order were complimented either by a tomato based and a garlic cream sauce. There was just way to much sauce. It really looked like the main course was floating on a bed of sauce tasty but not very good looking."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were a group of 6 and there was unanimous agreement. It was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our experience at DaMaurizio has never disappointed. We have dined here so many times and it is always such a wonderful experience. It is still the restaurant by which we measure excellence wherever we dine in the world. A must when in Halifax."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We are fairly well travelled and this is one if the best restaurants we have visited - both food and service are superb. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I rate this restaurant as serving one of the top three meals I have had in canada"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I am so pleased that I found Da Maurizio's. I booked for a party of 3, and we all ordered from the prix fixe menu, which is a phenomenal price for what you're presented with. The mussles are to die for and the romaine heart salad was absolutely perfect. The haddock and lobster was incredible, the pork was amazing and the chicken was cooked perfectly. For the desserts, the chocolate mousse was a little underwhelming but I thoroughly recommend the lemon semifreddo, it was the most delicious thing I have ever tasted in my life. The service is fantastic and the overall ambiance was lovely, the tables aren't too close together so you can preserve a more intimate dining experience. If you haven't been yet, don't wait! New favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "After hearing rave reviews about this restaurant for years, we chose to spend a very special anniversary at da Maurizio and anticipated a fine dining experience of authentic northern Italian cuisine. We had lived in Italy before so perhaps our expectations were too high. Not even olive oil/balsamic on the table for the bread but a dish of butter. Caprese salad: real mozza di buffola but pale, tasteless tomatoes, wi mixed greens instead of basil. Calamari was great. Main courses: no wow factor, no truffle dishes. Simple seafood stew. Handmade pasta tasted like from a grocery store. Dessert very disappointing. Cold & hard as brick chocolate cake, cappuccino tasted like from a machine. Hated the tacky and crooked posters of Sistine Chapel."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Elegant and classy, with excellent choice of tasty, delicious, and generously-proportioned dishes, with excellent service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Because the evening was so beautiful(finally), I called da Maurizio around 4pm and asked if my group with 10 girls could sit and eat outside. They accommodated this last minute request. We had a male waiter and I cannot recall his name. He was fantastic. He gave us outstanding customer service. The food was better than I even imagined. The quality of food and service was comparable to cruise ship quality!!! I just want to say thank you to the staff and our waiter for a wonderful birthday dinner and experience. I plan on coming back for my anniversary in September and know I will not be disappointed!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a beautiful meal, our food was excellent, can't wait to go back. Will recommend to others for sure."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Piatti dall'ottimo sapore tradizionale Italiano con note ricercate ed insolite. Ottima presentazione dei piatti e qualità dei prodotti utilizzati. Servizio di livello e veloce. Fettuccine all'aragosta sono il top. Buono anche risotto con asparagi e gamberi. Da non perdere antipasto di gamberi. Ottimo anche il dessert. Tappa obbligata ad Halifax."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Da Maurizio is our fovorite restruant. It was a pleasure to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday. The food was wonderful and the service was great at well. It was a little louder than ususal with a Birthday Party in the next room. I had the Haddock again beacuse I can't imagine anything better."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was attentive and accurate. Does not rush you through. Pasta and mussels were fresh and light."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Took my fiancee here for our 2nd anniversary and everything was above and beyond what I expected. The food, service, ambience was magnificent. Our server even went the extra mile and brought us a martini glass with some ice cream in it with a candle and a mint leave and the plate under it had seared fondant saying happy anniversary. Didn't expect that but was very well appreciated. I already recommended it to my co-workers and we will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "food was spectacular, service professional, wine list as expansive as your own taste, crowd is older and ambience reflects that but if the true "hip" is experiencing quality and relying on you and your dining companions for the personality "flavour", this restaurant is for you"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Amazing service! Great Food! Friendly staff! It was a perfect way to finish of a birthday weekend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A great place to bring your significant other. A first date impression."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Da Maurizio's used to be our favourite restaurant for "special occasion" dining. After this visit we will likely not return. We waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for the main dish to arrive. When it finally did appear it was not up to the standard we had previously experienced. Fish dish was non-descript and meat dish (pork tenderloin) was tough. Somewhat expensive"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Without a doubt Halifax's finest restaurant. If you're looking for fine dining at its best, da Maurizio is the place for that special evening out for family or your special loved one. Food is fantastic and the desserts are the best in the city. A little pricy but you get what you pay for in a great restaurant. Service is always consistently wonderful. We would recommend this as a AAA rating in food and service and put it up against any great dining experience we have had anywhere in the world."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "as always the food was amazing, presentation great and very very delicious.... Kelly was our wait person and he is great... very very attentative and efficient. He has waitied on us alot of the years and always makes our dining experience wonderful......."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Well priced and good portions tastefully presented. Would highly recommend. Wish we had found da Maurizio sooner!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "caesar salad was small and was lacking croutons/ needs real Parmesan/and more bacon was lacking a lot for fine dinning. my girlfriend had bacon carbonara for $17.00 chicken breast should have been provided. my dinner was fantastic as was my starter ---aaa tenderloin cooked perfectly/calamari very tasty .:)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I were in Halifax for four days and went to restaurants for each lunch and dinner. Every other dinner was better than this one. Da Maurizio's did exceed the lunches we had. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "An outstanding visit at a fine restaurant. We truly enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to returning in the near future"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "A fantastic restaurant with excellent menu choices and some of the best service in the city. The ambiance, however, was a little lacking when compared to its peers like the bicycle thief and la frasca. Still a great spot to impress anyone with amazing food. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We went to Halifax on a girls trip. We had a wonderful meal, the service from Carlos was excellent ans the food was awesome. Will be back!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had one of the best tables as a party of 4. If we had been a larger group and placed toward the back of the restaurant-we would not have enjoyed ourselves as much;looked very crammed there. For us however- the atmosphere, food and service was perfect! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant with ambience and a great chef. Perfect roasted beet salad and rack of lamb. Lovely but not too noisy for conversation over dinner. Good service and very welcoming. Definitely will come again when travelling to Halifax . This was our second time to visit this fine restaurant."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "the servers are friendly, but not intrusive. It is a fine place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "On our recent visit , we were extremely impressed, first with the staff who greeted us. The food was excellent and the portions just the right serving size. A very enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Our waiter, Kelly was excellent. His service was very good, the best."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Saturday evening and the tables are too close together so that one feels packed in a long narrow room with people at your shoulder listening in to your conversation which had to be loud enough to be heard across the table. Too much noise, loud laughter. More of a bar ambiance than a quality restaurant. At least there were no television screens or loud music. Groups who want to be drinking should go to a bar where it is less expensive to have good food and fun. Not a place to linger over the good food, so we skipped coffee and dessert. Certainly they are making money with the crowding, but not mine ever again. NOT AN INTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE AT ALL FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Washroom was not clean, i lost my apetite. A little bit slow in service"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Has a great atmosphere and menu. Perfect spot for date night. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "When we visit Halifax this is our #1 choice, Service is excellent and seafood dishes fantastic"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Love da Maurizio! The restaurant is Halifax's most consistently reliable fine dining restaurant. The food is always excellent, the ambiance and staff are always just right. Best restaurant experience in Halifax!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I had dinner there last week for the first time in five years. Food was disappointing last time I was there but they certainly made up for it on this visit. Smoked salmon appetizer was the best I've had in a very long time and the grilled Halibut was excellent. Service was first rate. Only one complaint--the appetizer was very small for the price--three bites and it was all gone. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "food is always fantastic and they are very accommodating when it comes to allergies or special requests, service is always friendly and timely. Desserts are amazing. We have dined here a few times and we always love whatever we order."
    Dined on 5/5/2014