DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar
DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar

DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.davincisofsalem.com/
  • Phone: (503) 399-1413
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: David Lucero
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us to get more information about our catering abilities, menus, and more!
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer 2 semi-private rooms that can accomodate up to 25 people. If you would like to rent out our entire dining room, we can easily seat 150+. Room fees may apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Mo Afshar 5033991413

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ferry
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar
DaVinci Ristorante is an upscale restaurant and wine bar located in historic downtown Salem. We pride ourselves on a diverse and seasonally inspired menu, sourcing the finest meats and produce available from local farmers. Our wine list features over 80 wines poured by the glass, as well as thousands more bottles from our cellar. Along with the impressive wine list, we also feature a full bar and daily happy hour menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (28)special occasion (28)notable wine list (24)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Loved it
    CRAW
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We picked this for her birthday dinner, and it was a perfect setting. The atmosphere was relaxing, elegant, and delightful. We loved the live music, too. The food was quite tasty. Smaller portions and a higher price for this area, but for this particular occasion, that was to be expected.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    One of the few restaurants open on Monday. We were there from about 7 pm to 8pm. There weren't many customers. It was quiet, the waiter was appropriately attentive without being cloying. He did a good job. Appreciated the open bar. Did not look at the wine list, so can't comment on that. We expect to return and would take out of town guests there. I'd call this a "really good restarant".
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and great wine
    bigjimchef
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    this was our fourth time in 3 years at da vinci's and once again we were not disappointed. We had a great dinner - all the better as we have had the same waiter the last 3 times and he is very helpful - the food has some great flavours and mixes of spices to it. Of course our server was very helpful with the wines as he has been on the past 3 occasions - choosing an affordable pinot from the area that paired well with our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    DKNelson
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was a great place. I used it for an interview and so it was a little loud for that but next time i will get a table in the back more. If it had just been a friend get together it was perfect. the food was great the building was cool and the wine list made it. thank you for your great service too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, 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.
  • special
    yumyum
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a great time there celebrating our anniversary. We went at happy hour on friday wanting to taste many different options. The happy hour menu was amazing, so many great choices. I enjoyed a ginger pear martini...well 2 of them... they were beautiful. . Service spot on. Definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for small intimate party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We enjoyed the elegant setting for a small 10-15 people party! Great food, fresh, hot and loved having everything on separate tickets!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spicy Bloody Mary is a must
    Dennis
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took my wife out for her birthday. Her biggest frustration with most restaurants is the quality of the bloody mary. Most are weak and not very well made whatsoever. The first time we went to DaVinci's, there was a mixologist that made a mary with bacon infused vodka and muddled some basil in the glass much like one muddles mint in a mojito. It was amazing. This one wasn't as good but still darn good and well made. I had the hangar steak and a glass of Malbec (the only one available by the glass) and it was stellar. My wife had the lobster risotto which was good also. Piano music was nice. Never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and service. The piano player in the bar was very nice while dining. Fresh local food prepared so well. Love to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ceviche in an italian restaurant
    CornmanVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent ceviche- who would have thought !! great bucatini. excetensive wine list of italian, cabs and Oregon Pinot. Life is good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Welcoming with good food & location
    ReyBey
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good location and good food close by the Willamette campus. We were welcomed on arrival and service was attentive throughout the meal. Overall nice experience and came recommended by word of mouth from other parents and students.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gabby
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Accommodated vegan requests with a tasty hardy dinner. Presentation of all food was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MargaretVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Awesome restaurant! Our party of four enjoyed everything - appetizers, salads and entrees were all very interesting and just as delicious. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • comfortman
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Absolutely great food and great service. Music was also very, very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night.
    Goodwine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good Italian food, an exceptional wine list, friendly staff and a great piano player. Do I need to say more?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Andrew57VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was dropping my son off at Willamette U. last weekend and we were looking for a place to have dinner and happened upon DaVinci. What a pleasant surprise. Excellent food, nice bar, friendly service, all with some live music thrown in. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great looking place
    Hopper
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It is a great looking restaurant. I had the black spaghetti and it was very good. The appetizer of lobster Mac and My wife's meal of chicken risotto were laced with peas. Her risotto had a ton of peas. She didn't like these Peas so having that many of them ruined her meal. Piano player was good but so loud we couldn't hear each other. I would definitely go back again as the flavors are definitely there. I would just make sure I asked about the peas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome place!!!
    1yearFoodies
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Everything from taste to plating. Service to wines. It was spot on!! My and my gf spent our 1 year anniversary here. We can treauser the memeory
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We love DaVinci Ristorante. The food is amazing! The food has the most wonderful flavors. I especially love the way they prepare the scallops with bacon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 251 reviews are from the DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Nice dining in Salem!
    DRTAP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had the Black Seafood Spaghetti. It was delicious with large, fresh shrimp and wonderfully prepared scallops with yummy pesto/garlic black spaghetti. My wife and sister-in-law enjoyed great pasta and meatballs. My brother had an excellent dish as well. The wine was a perfect companion and the waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We enjoyed the dinner and a charming environment to catch up with one another for 3 great hours!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Up one level
    Gumboqueen
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Glad we stopped here from a full day of touring. Great live piano. Interesting and varied menu. Sat upstairs and enjoyed the view. Owner on premise making sure things went well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Great location.
    Diner24VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a special event to celebrate. Had a 3 hour dinner. We're not rushed at all. Great service. Good meal. We will be nack
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid
    JimiVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    THey have been there for years, they are able to maintain consistently good food. Salem is not much of a food scene town and Davinci's sits on top of it with a couple of other place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food every time
    buddhafinder
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The quality here is consistently great, and the service was just right. A gem in Salem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    croy517
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    DaVinci's was perfect for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, wine & music
    LauraG
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We enjoyed the food and wine, but it was the piano music that really made the visit special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gastronomic Dream
    JFed
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    A perfect evening of fine food and great service! The Lobster Mac and Cheese antipasto was wonderfully prepared. It was love at first bite. I could live on that alone. The main course of Sea Scallops with corn, peas and asparagus in a moscato wine sauce was cooked to perfection. The scallops were very tender and succulent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service/Food on a Busy Night
    DivaDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is the second visit we made to DaVinci and both were excellent. Because of Willamette graduation the restaurant was fully booked, but we still received great service and the food was excellent. It made for a wonderful graduation celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Italian Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We met in Salem for a Mother's Day lunch - journeying from Portland and Eugene. DaVinci's was a great mid way point. We chose it based on other reviews and were surprised with how beautiful the setting was. It's in an old historic building with an expansive bar. The service was excellent. Food was great. And there was even live music with a talented piano player. This is really a dinner place - don't expect sandwich options or small plates. Try their version of the Caprese salad - excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Nice italian restaurant. However, the host did not ask if we wanted upstairs or downstairs and took us upstairs. we prefer to be downstairs since I just had surgery.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for date night
    J2C2
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excellent experience from beginning to end. The staff seated guests away from each other to the best of their ability, which is a pleasant demonstration of giving consideration to the customer's experience above the convenience of the staff's table service.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Restaurant in Salem
    Jsprague56VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I hadn't eaten at DaVinci for many years and really enjoyed our return trip (we don't live in Salem). We sat downstairs near the small wine bar and had great service from Richard, and the wines by the glass were excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food in Salem
    Heartveggies
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Love this place- always an exceptional meal! The atmosphere, food and staff are simply the best. We dined with my brother in law a vegetarian the restaurant was very accommodating offering to swap out any meat with lots of extra veggies!! He was very grateful :-)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I took my girlfriend here before prom, and it was absolutely fantastic :) Everything about Davinci's is amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average taste in nice bar
    Pickymuch
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Ample bar and loud live music. Food was ok but lacked real flavor. Service was friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a surprise!!
    Iluv2dnc52
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Chose the restaurant from online reviews. Walked into to a really unique, classy, beautifully done restaurant. The bar is stunning. Delicious meal with a great wine. Couldn't be closer to the Elsinore Theater where we were going. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A disappointment for an anniversary
    Wileyb01
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I had the Risotto with crab and it tasted pasty and the crab was fishy tasting I couldn't eat it.. My wife was not happy with her dish as well. I was not impressed. It was our anniversary and I wanted to surprise her because the place heard it was good. The salad we split was good. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FLAVORS FANTASTIC
    LETRDINE
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Definitely make a reservation before going, we went on a Friday night and they were busy. We had to wait a minute while our table was being prepared but we were offered a drink while we waited. We ate upstairs, service was excellent, and the flavors of the food were outstanding. A definite must try place when in Salem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A downtown Treasure
    bees
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Awesome. Perfect example what a local business should be. And why the word should spread so they are with us for a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Dave
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. We had an excellent experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overdone, but the music was lovely.
    ttg2
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Wine list was arranged in a strange way that made it difficult to find our favorites, and then there was only one sauvignon blanc out of perhaps 35 wines. If you're serving lots of seafood, you should have a broad selection of whites. The two dishes we ordered were quite different-sounding on the menu, but they arrived looking like nearly identical haystacks of scallops, 4 different vegetables, shrimp and cream sauce. The menu listed mine as in olive oil, which would have gone better with the heaviness of the black linguine and mountain of peas, onion, asparagus, and tomato. On the bright side, we enjoyed the classics played by the pianist- he was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic