Da Vinci
Da Vinci

Da Vinci

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.davinciboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 350-0007
  • 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 WinnerItalian
Da Vinci reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (70)romantic (68)special occasion (65)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (37)notable wine list (33)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (9)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (8)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • zeker1VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Da Vinci was a great find before theatre. Lovely room with a friendly and competent staff. The menu was not large but, offered an adequate amount of varied items. I had a pasta dish ( a rich and tasty veal stew) and my wife had the fish special ( fluke with shrimp). Price point were reasonable and quantity sufficient. A very pleasant meal assured us that we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner a t DaVinci.
    LidiaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food is always fresh and delicious. We are never disappointed when we dine here. We always bring friends who ask us to return with them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday at DaVinci
    RestCritic
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My first time to Da Vinci and I would recommend this restaurant. Although a bit loud, the food was great and our waiter was fabulous. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service....off night for food
    mheadmom
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I can't say enough about the service. We were going to the Lyric Stage and the hostess had us call her as we were leaving the theater so that she could alert the valet. The Caesar salad and veal stew were both quite good. However, the pumpkin soup was watery and the Bolognese sauce was dry. We did tell our waiter and the chef sent someone over to chat with us and they did remove it from the bill.
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    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The quality of the food and rushed pacing just don't add up to the rating Da Vinci has as compared to other area restaurants (finding it high on overall list.) Portions are large, so maybe that's why people like it so much?
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  • amazing, service was incredible
    cnote
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food was amazing and server was so helpful and nice will be coming too soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a great place for conversation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    A good place to have business meeting or a quality conversation with friends and co-workers. The variety of food is a wonderful since you can have meat or pasta or a combination.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommended!
    Gpboston
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had the 5 course tasting menu and it was wonderful. It was also my birthday and the special touch with dessert was very nice. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, small portions.
    njgalinwtVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was good. But portions were a bit small. Service was excellent. It's a nice romantic restaurant. Wish the dishes were just large, especially for an Italian place
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had dinner with a party of 4 based on the recommendation of friends. We were not disappointed. The venue is beautifully decorated and has a very European feeling. The service staff were fantastic and right on top of making sure we were well cared for from the moment we walked in until we left despite having a full restaurant with several large parties. The food was delicious. We shared two appetizers and each member of our party selected a different entree. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented. Try the Indian raviolli.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef Peppino
    visaVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    what an amazing presentaton and creation my Peppino. The food is all cooked to order, fresh. His dish creations are incredible!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • outstanding
    DaVinciVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We usually go into the North End for Italian food, but decided to try DaVinci in the South End. The whole experience, from valet parking, service, to excellent food was terrific. We had the tasting menu, which showcased small portions from the menu. Might have been nice to get something not on the menu, but overall, each dish was delightful. We'll go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    ccduo
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We have lots of favorites in Boston but could not have had a better first-time dining experience than at DaVinci. From the mouth watering homemade hummus (like no other) to the Mussels, Lamb, Rigatoni Bolognaise, Pumpkin Mezza Luna, to the creative Tiramisu everything was delicious, made right there and made with care & a creative touch. Service was outstanding, atmosphere elegant but not stuffy and David at the bar took exceptional care of us - warm, friendly and professional. A great place for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent !!!
    LynneS1981
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food was amazing. Service was fantastic! Great place for diner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Glutan Free Options
    kechalVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was excellent and the majority of the menu is either gluten free or can be make that way (the chef makes his own gluten free pasta). We had apps of Arancini and Stuffed Prosciutto and both were excellent. For the mains we had Rigatoni Bolognese and Short Ribs and these also did not disappoint. Dessert was the Souffle' Al Cioccolato and was delicious. The wine list is good but not as extensive as other Boston restaurants. Service was okay but not great and below what I thought a restaurant of this quality should have. The waiter was always quickly running off and we had to wait too long to order a 2nd drink. It was a bit noisy and if you want a quite dinner this might not be the place. We would return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dinner and service
    jenngren
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First time diners at this restaurant, we made a reservation prior to the Wine Riot event being held next door at the Castle this past Saturday (10/25/14). To say we were beyond thrilled with our choice in an understatement. Our dinner and the service was beyond wonderful. From the moment we sat down & saw the ingenious back-lit menus to the end of our night when the Chef table-touched and introduced himself - it was simply magnificent. We'll definitely be back & will recommend Da Vinci to friends and family. A+!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back
    Gastronomicus
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Second time my wife and I have been here, were very happy both times. Menu provides a nice mix of traditional Italian with a little contemporary flair. Some interesting combinations that don't stray too far from what you might expect but everything was very good. If your looking for daring contemporary cuisine there's not any huge risks here. Nice wine list, haven't had the chance to thoroughly evaluate. Our waiter got a little overwhelmed but the manager made sure everything was up to par. Ambiance was nice although music was a little techno for the type of experience (although many restaurants do this). Great romantic night out with great food, very happy. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently outstanding
    Kcchris
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have dined many times at Da Vinci's and always had wonderful experiences. I took 2 friends for dinner before the theater and we were delighted and surprised to learn we were given a 20% discount ! My friends who are more familiar with Back Bay restaurants are eager to return. The mussels were excellent and the fish specials are always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Tubadan2000
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Excellent restaurant for our 1st wedding anniversary. Masala raviolis and salmon were absolutely top notch. 5 star service as well. Will be back next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dream
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was vibrant, but quiet. We were able to talk and enjoy the ambiance. Service was very responsive. Great selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    MickyD
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    About as perfect as it gets. Great food and great service. Fully recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My husband and I wanted to find a great place with gluten free options. I am a foodie and while in Boston wanted some good Italian but also something a little different. This place fit the bill and I can't recommend it highly enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    KCLoverock
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My girlfriend and I came to Da Vinci's for her birthday, being drawn by their 20+ minute prep time souffle (which can only mean it is fantastic-- which it is). The food was exquisite, the staff had perfect timing and were personable. The atmosphere was relaxed and elegant. Their passion showed through in everything they do. I would recommend Da Vinci to anyone looking to treat themselves and loved ones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried hard, didn't meet expectation
    Nuinta
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cute little restaurant. Decided to splurge with chefs menu. Appetizer course was excellent. The pasta course was decent - the mushroom gnocchi was excellent, but the other pasta (with red sauce and short ribs) wasn't cooked (not just al dente, but hard, a bit crunchy). We tried the special, halibut, for next course, it was tasty, but dry. We were told the meat course was a filet with a crispy mashed potato, but we were served short ribs and polenta instead. Short ribs were tough and burnt, and were a repeat of one of the pasta courses. I elected not to eat it at all. For dessert course we had a chocolate soufflé which was lovely; I wish the vanilla gelato they served it with was soft, instead of frozen rock solid.
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  • Relaxing evening with family
    AmyB
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere were all above average. And we had a celebrity sighting. Rachel McAdams was sitting next to us. Comfortable and cozy. Order the rice balls appetizer and the pumpkin and sage mezzaluna. Delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I would avoid the Caesar salad and chocolate soufflé. We had 9 people, everything else was exceptional. The service was outstanding. It is noisy, hard to hear others at the table is you have a group. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    PecavoVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food, especially the housemade gnocchi. Tasting menu was great and the chef discussed potential plates with us and worked with our food allergies to create a delicious 5 course meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, as always, was AMAZING
    BostonHurricane
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Was there with 8 people for a work dinner and the food was amazing. EVERYONE in our party raved about their meal. They always know how to do it right at Da Vinci. Our only complaint was our service. The server was very nice, but not attentive, took him a while to take our drink orders after we sat down, and waiting for our check actually became painful. We flagged someone down to get our server and our check, but it still took a LONG time to get him back to our table. After such a wonderful meal it was sad to end on such a down note.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leave Your Cares and Woes Outside
    IgoeverywhereVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    DaVinci is a good mood place. A mix of hipsters, (ahem)adult couples, yuppies, men from the neighborhood... everyone meets at DaVinci for a blow off time. The fig and crispy prosciutto was sweet, salty, succulent. Fruiti Di Mare was perfect, but the salmon at the next table looked wonderful. The food is excellent, but the staff is high touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous food!
    laurieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the flavors on all the dishes we ordered from appetizers to dessert were outstanding!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Da Vinci Review
    foodisawesome
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Da Vinci is a great romantic date spot. The food is very good and the service is great. The ambiance is perhaps the best part of the restaurant. It is quiet and allows for a very intimate dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    enjoyed the vegetarian tasting sampler, 5 fantastic courses.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close to great
    Tooch
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Hip vibe for a Monday night. Professional and accommodating host. Service was largely professional, but a few minor oversights. Food was well prepared, but was overpowered by garlic, pasta was a bit overcooked (but right for the American preference) and was a bit bland, and could have been served hotter. Portions are on the small side for the price. Wine list is small for half bottles, and is pricey ($75 for 1/2 bottle of Cakebread Chard.). Overall quite nice. Dimly lit, but menus are illuminated, which is a nice touch.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Show Dinner
    SDS21
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to Da Vinci before a show at the Wang. Wait staff was terrific and our party of 4 all enjoyed their dishes and talked about it the next day. Fig app was very good, but the Crab Ravioli was absolutely terrific. Nice wine list with options for everyone. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food on Columbus Ave
    rosie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Da Vinci is a terrific restaurant I found it on the internet when looking for restaurants near the Lyric Stage.I made a 2nd visit lads Saturday. The food was excellent as was the service and staff
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise as a Backup
    IKnowFoodButHateSnobs
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Couldn't get reservations where I wanted, and found this place. Food was very nice. And it was not overcrowded and also not empty. Great waiter in spite of our asking lots of questions. Bolognese was not, "the best I ever had," but was very far up there, and the pasta was perfectly cooked with just a bit of chewiness. If I lived there, I would go back again to try several other items that looked good.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    rch2ski
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had our tenth anniversary dinner here. The service was attentive and friendly. In terms of the food, it was one the best meals I have had in a long time. The chef is likely to circulate and see how you are doing, and strike up a chat. They added some nice personal touches during dessert for our anniversary without being asked. All in all, one of the best restaurant experiences we have had in town in years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indo-Italian Fusion
    mailjin
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Indian Masala infused ravioli was the best pasta I have had in a while.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Loved it! Atmosphere was so nice, very nicely decorated. Relaxing music. Phenomenal food and service was top notch! Try it, you won't be disappointed! 😃
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The waitress was very helpful with our gluten and dairy allergy issues. We were able to select from more than half their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate