Da Vinci
Da Vinci

Da Vinci

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.davinciboston.com/
  • Phone: 6173500007x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Peppino
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available, please contact us for details.
  • Special Events: We specialize in private events and would love to help you host yours. Please contact us and we will make sure you have the time of your life.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Arlington St. and Berkeley St
  • Public Transit: Orange/ Green Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for a fee.
A word from Da Vinci
Da Vinci Ristorante is renowned and highly recognized in Boston's stylish restaurant scene, bringing wonderful flavor and ambiance to the South End/Back Bay area since 2007.

The sophisticated interior is warm and welcoming and the staff extends that feeling to each and every patron. The recently redesigned and modernized space features a comfortable full service bar.

Chef Peppino's menu reflects a blend of modern and classic Italian cuisine from his training in Europe's Italian restaurants. It features an array of beautifully presented Antipasti and Entrees, and the chef's homemade pastas are made fresh every day as is the bread and all desserts.

Great emphasis is also placed on accommodating guests with dietary, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan restrictions to ensure that each and every guest has an unforgettable experience from start to finish.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Da Vinci reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (52)special occasion (50)fit for foodies (34)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (22)notable wine list (20)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food and service
    Eileen
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went to DaVInci for Restaurant Week, or dine out whatever they call it now. Nice menu with multiple choices for each course, with a number of selections available for additional charge. Prosciutto and fig appetizer was terrific! The pasta bolognese was delicious. Chocolate mousse was good, but my friend had the puffpastry with peaches and fresh berries, which was fabulous! The service was attentive but not annoying. The chef even came out to say hello. All around, just a terrific evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous dinner at Da Vinci !
    fancythis72VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Da Vinci over the weekend. We had our choice of tables and chose the one that was quieter. Our waiter was just outstanding. He anticipated what we wanted and served it with style. My husband loved the risotto rice balls.I had the stuffed figs which were great. He thought the Rigatoni bolognese was one of the best he has ever had. I had the Beef Tenderloin that the Phantom Gourmet likes. It was very tender and cooked just right. We had the dessert tasting which had chocolate ,peach crostata and vanilla gelato. It was wonderful ! The light up menus are really fun. We had a great meal and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant was great! The chef is from Italy and the majority of pastas are handmade. He came over to our table after to ensure we had a great meal. The service was good and the waitress was knowledgeable. The atmosphere is elegant and made for a great night out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I could not be more happy with my choice of dining at Da Vinci's. My wife and I went for our 10th anniversary dinner and absolutely loved it all. The food was amazing but what stood out the most was the service. The waiter took excellent care of us and we were congratulated with a complimentary glass of wine at the end of the meal. I highly highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than the North End
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent food highlighted our evening with friends at DaVinci. While the staff was not really tested because of the typically slow August Boston Saturday evening (many diners out of town on the Cape and the Islands) I can only judge the service based on what I saw. DaVinci knows how to treat its customers. The restaurant is beautifully appointed and together with the staff and food it made our evening at DaVinci a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service/great food
    CSmalls
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    From the moment we walked into Da Vinci we were welcomed and treated like valued guests. The service was simply outstanding. Friendly, attention to detail, knowledgeable, and designed to ensure a memorable dining experience. The food was great, and since we were a group of six (6), we sampled various salads, filets, seafood and pasta dishes, and desserts, and all were wonderful! I'd go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went for my girlfriends birthday and had a great time. Food, service, and the restaurant vibe were all phenomenal. I already have recommended this restaurant and I will continue to do so. They gave my girlfriend a complimentary desert. Great touch
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JBP8
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was outstanding. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. My wife and I did the chef's tasting. Every course was great. They kept getting better and better with each tasting. It was very nice of the chef and the manager to come and introduce themselves and check on us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost the 5 stars
    NHNH
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Please see NH review at tripadvisor.com This site can't handle real/long reviews
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 stars Great Dinner!
    Expertlife
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Boston, basically our home away from home, delicious food and great service. than you to Cheff Peppino and his team! We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Miss for Us - Will Try Again
    CatherineVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere and great service. My husband mentioned to the waiter that he is vegan but would be willing to "cheat" a little so we ordered the vegetarian chef's tasting menu. The food was good but LOTS of cheese - EVERY course except for dessert had cheese in it or melted on it. Given that the waiter knew (and mentioned to us that he had told the chef) that my husband was vegan, I wish they could have done more with grilled vegetables or pasta with a fresh sauce and without so much cheese. I would love to have given this a higher rating but, for the price, I wish they could have been more accommodating or recommended to us that we order something else. We would be willing to try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    JprRoc
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner. We both chose pasta dishes for our main course and they were great. The pasta was done to perfection and the sauces were delicious. I will definitely make sure to revisit Da Vinci's when we visit Boston again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place in Theater district
    PmacdVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It's a very nice, mid sized place, very close to Park Square. The food was very good. The service was a little slow considering that there were more servers than active tables. They can put a couple of tables outside but the dining room is very well decorated. I would go there again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We went for my daughters 18th birthday. Food was great, service was great and special treatment for my daughter was icing on the cake! Thank you for making it a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JFF13
    JFF13
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was, as always, delicious! The service was suprisingly a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    Expertlife
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We went as part of a large group, and we were all really impress. Great Food! Superb service. Try the indian fusion masala, and the prossiutto wrapped fig! so good. service was just on point , attentive but not intrusive . Great Job Da Vinici
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date spot!
    moreChiliPlease
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We were seated on time, and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The menu, though small, covered a little of everything with an Italian-fusion twist -- and had neat LED backlighting! I got the gnocchi, which was fantastic, and my date enjoyed his bolognese. Overall, a great date spot -- an elegant and romantic set-up, but with enough background noise so that it's not eerily quiet. Top that with great service and fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ambience outstanding
    Linny
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The service was excellent and the food wasn't very special, but the ambience made up for it. Unfortunately, the bartender seemed to be confused about how to make and serve a drink.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rocco is the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Dinner at Da Vinci was the best meal we had in Boston. Rocco is an outstanding server and the food was delicious. We had a party of 10 and everyone was impressed. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    MariaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Da Vinci's has always been a great experience. This time the food was OK, and the service spotty at best. We expected a much better experience overall. Maybe that's the reason it was half-full on a gorgeous Saturday evening, when other restaurants in the area had a two-hour wait?
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  • Superb food
    MeganVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I can't believe I hadn't been here yet. Really fantastic food - every dish. The only thing that was awful was the music. I don't want to hear smooth jazz unless I'm in an elevator. And even then I don't want to hear it. It was awful to the point of being distracting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • elizmar
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a fabulous time @ Da Vincie's. The chef was amazingly accommodating to our dietary restrictions (we don't eat meat). He created a full paring for two that was balanced, delicious and filling. This place is a do over next time we get an opportunity to get out to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Subpar Service
    cl123123
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Loved the food, but inattentive server. Our server never came to check on us once the food came out (starting with the appetizer). Finished with the main course, we waited for our server but never came. We decided not to order dessert and wanted our bill. We had to flag down a gentleman who looked like the manager. He was not very friendly. Didn't ask if we enjoyed our meal or anything. Without a word, he went and got the bill and came back without a word with our bill. Our server finally came back to ask us to sign the receipt. Other than the main waiter, the other servers (food runners?) were attentive and helpful. In sum, excellent food, disappointed by the service from the waiter and manager.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    notacomplainerVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We had a business dinner here this week and it was a great decision. The food was delicious and service very attentive. Will go back and highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I held a business dinner meeting here. The food and service was wonderful! So nice to have a family run restaurant, with all food made fresh in house. You can definitely tell, and appreciate the difference. They were so accommodating to our group and helped make a potential challenge run smoothly. I would definitely return, for either work or personal event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite place in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a wonderful place. Chef Peppino cares so much about the guests and makes sure they are happy. The food is great and the staff is always lovely and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    Neannie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    2nd time there and we loved it! Rocco was a great waiter, the bartender from Venzuela was delightful, and Peppino is a magic chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed DaVinci
    HappyinHiltonHeadVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We loved this restaurant. The atmosphere was lovely, it was quiet enough to have a good conversation, and the food was delicious. The only drawback was the service, which was very slow. Happy in Hilton Head
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner !
    Linc
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had an excellent meal and outstanding service. My family and friends got together from the west coast to celebrate my wife's birthday. Great choice!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome authentic Italian
    LadyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    My husband and I are here recently and were very impressed with the level of service from out waiter! The menu had lots of options especially gluten free which made my husband happy since he has celiac disease.Our entrees were so delicious! We will def be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    Jodi
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We found DaVinci as a last resort for a late dinner, and lucky we did! The food was amazing and the service was fabulous. Very kind and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very rude service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Waiter was very rude. There was no AC on in the building. After telling them that the AC was not on, they said it was. Overall a bad experience. Not going back.
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  • GMD47VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts were all excellent . We also had a waiter who was both entertaining and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    SteveP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food, Great Service! Staff is always friendly. Easy parking.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent at Every Level
    DanBVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I do not understand why I have not been to Da Vinci until now. It was an extraordinary experience at all levels: - Attentive and friendly staff, but not obtrusive - Creative menu - that is backlit! - Deliciously memorable food; handmade pasta is out of this world - Elegant and sophisticated decor; tasteful with no design gimmicks You can tell the chef and the staff put in their best efforts. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Da Vinci is a very worthwhile place to dine. I would like to thank them for a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Italian Gem
    swansailor
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    From the greeting b the hostess, to the attention and helpful recommendations from our waiter, Daniel, the resarant exded a great charm. The food was perfect. Well executed, great thought about the preparation without this being a showcase of a chefs ego, but an exceptional demonstration of modern Italian style
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING Five Stars *****
    Expertlife
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Excellent service, great food. This is our 4th time back and the only place in Boston with real Italian food. We are booking a private room for a rehearsal dinner. special thanks to Spenser (GM) for your gentle and personal care.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening!
    BettyLou
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was amazing, the ambience lovely--a perfect venue to celebrate our thirty-second anniversary (although that was our secret.) I rated the noise level at moderate, but I might attribute that to the usual Saturday-night energy, with larger parties. We plan to return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price
    foodie
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    For the relatively high price point, the food was very mediocre. Pastas, while sounded good on the menu, were very basic. The sauce on the Bucatini tasted like it came out of a jar. The Arancini was pretty good, but the "Proscuitto di Parma" accompanying it was not good. I don't think it was a real Proscuitto di Parma. The service was okay, but the waiter was distracted and not really paying attention. I would definitely NOT go back.
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  • Da Vinci Experience
    leonc
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The food was outstanding. We tried a couple of the entrees as appetizers and it turned out to be a great idea. The three of us had different entrees and each one was delicious. the Chef/owner came around and asked us about the food and the experience. It's nice when someone who owns a reataurant is concerned with his patrons. The food was excellent. The recommended wine was perfect with my meal. We will definitely be back.
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    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.