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Davio's - Philadelphia
Davio's - Philadelphia

Davio's - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davios.com
  • Phone: (215) 563-4810
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am – 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Bar Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm – closing
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Davio's Penthouse floor private spaces located in what was originally Provident Bank’s well-appointed Board Room, including two anterooms, available for intimate weddings and private parties Outdoor “Skyline Patio” affords dramatic views of the Liberty Place Towers and the eastern downtown cityscape. Additionally, arrangements for the entire restaurant may be made for a special function. Davio’s has High ceilings, large windows and polished walnut floors, consistent with buildings of its era. Davio’s moveable wood/glass partitions afford privacy anywhere in the Main Dining Room.
  • Private Party Facilities: Davio’s accepts large parties of 20 or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Ettore Ceraso or Elizabeth Blakely (215) 563-4810

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut & Sansom
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Davio’s offers Valet parking for $18 on the weekends. There are private, non-affiliated parking lots in the area and limited street parking
A word from Davio's - Philadelphia
Davio’s, with its “Northern Italian Steakhouse” cuisine, brings a deliciously unique flair to a city famous worldwide for its Italian restaurants. Situated in the historic Provident Bank Building in Center City Philadelphia, Davio’s offers diners the complete upscale dining experience - exquisite food, expertly prepared and presented in a grandly historic ambience. Davio’s skilled wait-staff provide guests with relaxed, yet attentive service, and are smartly garbed in long white coats reminiscent of Italy’s finest restaurants. Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week, the restaurant has already gained popularity as a prime spot for both “Power Breakfast” and “Power Lunch” among the Philadelphia business community. Dinner also brings local and national luminaries from all walks of life on a regular basis. Reservations are suggested for the main dining room. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Why four stars but no recommendation? $10 for a bottle of beer: Stone IPA. The Ketel One was $10 also. I agree with neither but can accept the Ketel at that price but no way for a beer."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service was slow but food as usual was goor! Lemonade was great. Highly recommend it"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It's a great place for a celebration; in this case a birthday. Most of us ordered lobster roll and it was scrumptious. The buttered toasted roll was packed full with lobster meat and just right amount of mayonnaise. One person ordered a hamburger with fried onions and loved it. Desserts were wonderful too. We had the lemon cake, peanut butter tandy cake and an ice cream dessert with coffee and chocolate sauce. The birthday celebrant was given a plate that had "Happy Birthday Barbara" written in chocolate. The service was excellent and the ambience was lovely. I am looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We LOVE Davio's! It is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. The service is impeccable, the staff is amazing, and the food is to die for."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Without a doubt, best Italian restaurant in center city And you pay for it. $33. for a salad & appetizer. Never disappoints..always good food & service"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there and we were taken care of. The wait staff was very attentive (almost too attentive to start) and the food was prepared very well. Overall we very much enjoyed our meal there (dessert cakes were a bit too rich)."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Davio's is always a fantastic meal. They never disappoint at any level. Things seem to be better every visit. I was there for a special event and was amazed at how special we were treated. I'll be back !!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Enjoy returning to Davio's each time. Made a late res, to avoid the midweek dinner rush. Table towards the back at a window. Perfect. Shared a NY Strip and a Lobster Tail. The steaks at Davio's are the most consistent in the city, and were true to form this time again. The lobster was server with butter-taragon sauce over a generous portion of garlic mashed potatoes. Very different, and added a lot of interest to the tail. Ordered a side of broccoli rabe, not too heavy on garlic and just a touch of desirable bitterness. The waiter suggested an off-the-list Alexdr Valley cab in the mid-range price that was the highlight of the night. For dessert, we split the Peanut Butter TandyTake w/ butterscotch ice cream. Service was excellent as always."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed a spontaneous late seating. Gracious staff providing wonderful recommendations and personal service. Perfect wine pairing. Deliscious meal. (Side note: the best martini, prepared exactly to requested preferences!-small detail, but much appreciated) looking forward to our next visit soon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I had a great time. It was my husband's birthday and it is his favorite restaurant. We took our son who is now a fan of your restaurant! I have a gluten allergy, and the waitress said that Davio's is striving to be the #1 gluten free restaurant in Philadelphia! I'm very excited about this, for it is nice to have people know about this "annoying" allergy, and cater to them:)."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Unlike the Philadelphia professional sports teams, Davio's is a consistent winner. Service is wonderful, people at the restaurant make you feel like a long time repeat customer and the food is also excellent. The restaurant occupies a beautiful space and creates a wonderful environment to enjoy your meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were thrilled when a friend told us about Davio's a few years ago. We continue to find new dishes to try and the service is out of this world!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Looked crowded when we first walked in. Good news was there is enough space etc. that 2 people can have a quiet conversation. Expensive, but great wine list. They also have 1/2 bottles which is what we did. Steaks were the best we've had outside the mid-west. Better Lugar's or S&W in NY. Kevin, the sommelier ensures you have an outstanding experience. Never have I had the sommelier make sure our water glasses were full, that our courses were coming at the right pace and he knows alcohol A to Z. Cocktails, his wine inventory, alternate selections and pairings. First steakhouse I have been in with homemade pasta. Cannot wait to return."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It's one of those places that are there forever and probably don't even care about negative reviews. The food was very good but our waitstaff was inattentive, had clearly no knowledge of wines since they brought a $20 glass in warm condition. They were nice enough to put it in a cooler but after being without a drink for 1/2 an hour I eventually served myself. The food took forever and they didn't even acknowledge it. If we can help it we'll not return."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I was treated to Davio's for my birthday, which was my choice, passing up Barclay Prime and several other top notch restaurants. I had been waiting with such anticipation for this special night and I was sooo disappointed! Service was painfully slow, we had to wait an agonizingly long time between courses. Our server flitted to our table asking if everything was ok but left before he received our reply and, at times, we wanted something so I had to grab at his coat before he was completely gone from sight. My lobster had very little taste, his steak was the same - tasteless. The desserts were quite good but nothing could make up for the entire night. Sadly, this is not the Davio's I remember. Oh well, back to Rittenhouse Square."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is really quite simple. I have been to many, many restaurants. Some have great food. Some have great service. Some have great ambience. This one had it all. End of story."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Davio's is one of my favorite places to eat in Center City, Philadelphia. The food and service are excellent and they have been consistently good for the many years I have been going there."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing! We would recommend this restaurant to all our friends . The service and staff were beyond excellent. Great experience all around. Can't wait to go back again"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Dinner at Davio's is always a treat. This visit was no different. Food, Service, Setting was great. It is a nice feeling when you walk in and the staff recognize you! Thank you for making all my visits special events!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We drove from NYC to attend the Barnes exhibit and enjoyed a great dinner at Davios with even greater service. Pricey for sure but a great occassion place with a varied menu. And happily not an uptight kitchen that won't tinker with the menu if asked. Pasta first rate and an exquisite veal chop."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I love eating here. The service is impeccable, they treat you like you are the owner of the restaurant. The menu choice is outstanding and everything is prepared as promised. I cannot wait to return - it is really a five star experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I made a reservation for my boyfriend's birthday on OpenTable and I mentioned his birthday (and love of lamb) in the comments section. The hostess was kind enough to wish my boyfriend a happy birthday without even being prompted, the waiter really highlighted the rack of lamb (which was excellent) AND when they brought out dessert, it had a candle and Happy Birthday with my boyfriend's name written in chocolate sauce without me even mentioning it! The egg roll sampler was creative and delicious. The truffled "macaroni" side was outstanding and actually better than my bolognese! The panna cotta was the perfect finish for a fantastic meal. Davio's made the birthday perfect!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Service was near perfect. Food and desserts were outstanding. We were celebrating a graduation and the graduate was acknowledged and honored."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The service is always great here and the dinners are excellent, so I feel bad pointing out one thing that was not up to par and that was the lamb chops. Two people in our party ordered them and neither liked them. Two days later I spoke to someone who ate at Davio's the night before us and was told that everyone in their group loved their meal except for the person who ordered lamb chops so considered yourself warned. That is why the review was 4 stars rather than 5 because the food is expensive so it should always be good. The egg roll appetizers are wonderful and the pasta is always very good. The staff could not be nicer! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Perhaps, the absolute best Italian restaurant in the city known for memorable Italian restaurants...no cheese steaks served here...The meatballs were exquisite, and the closest you will find to Naples-like food... service impeccable without being overwhelming like it is in New Jersey and New York..."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Pasta wasn't cook thoroughly. Service was good. Just wish the food was better!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food and superb service. The noise level is a bit too high and ambient light could be a little bit brighter. Overall quite a place. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were taking a friend out for a farewell luncheon and Davio's was the perfect choice. The food and service were impeccable and we could hear ourselves converse. Couldn't have done better!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We had a great meal at Davios, they accommodated for multiple food allergies, including a dairy allergy and a gluten allergy. They had an extensive gluten free menu including pastas, desserts and drackers to eat while everyone else was having breac. The service was great, the staff was very attentive. We had a wonderful meal and a great overall experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We came across Davio's by chance and have fallen in love. The dining room is beautiful, the wine list is extensive, and best of all the food is incredible. As the speciality at Davio's is meat, my date had the fillet and I had the lamb chops. Both dishes were cooked exactly to order and presented in a simple but classic manner. The staff is lovely and very personable. I can't say enough good things about this place, how had we not heard of it before?"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Davios on May 8th celebrating our anniversary. The staff was extremely accomodating and very friendly. We shared the crispy calamari as an appetizer. A delightful, spicy dish that was thoroughly a plesure to eat. My wifr enjoyed a shrimp and scallop special. She enjoyed it immensely. It was packed with flavor and cooked to perfection. I enjoyed the sliced flat-iron steak that was well seasoned and cooked perfectly to medium-rare. We both enjoyed dessert. The pastry chef wrote "Happy Anniversary" on our plate; a very nice touch."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Davio's is my "go to" restaurant in Philadelphia. Whether I have a group or just two of us, the service is always the same. Excellent."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "If you like Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, try the Philly Cheesesteak Spring Rolls! Incredible. Paired with a spicy mayo and homemade ketchup - great combination. "
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I chose Davios as the spot I'd take my fiancé after proposing. She had the swordfish and lobster risotto and I went with the rib eye. Food was amazing and we were treated like royalty. Afterwards they took us to the pent house and showed us the banquet facilities.. And then let us stay on the rooftop terrace as long as we liked. Phenomenal. Thanks Davios!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. Great ambience and food. We were treated like royalty, not rushed. The staff was great, friendly and attentive. The food was fabulous. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We absolutely adore this restaurant on many levels. But one that we do not adore is the service. It is TOO MUCH!!!!!!! Please stop and let us breathe. We have never seen so many servers in our lives, and we go out a lot. You are ruining the experience by doting over us. Let us enjoy our dinner and stop breathing down our necks on every bite we take. This is a fabulous restaurant that we enjoy frequenting and tell everyone how great it is. But after our last experience there, We're not sure. Please take our opinion to heart. Don't spoil a good thing. We don't need that much attention. Thank you! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Despite the good reviews I read on this restaurant and chose it from a long list of great offerings I must say it left me and my out of town guests very upset and unfulfilled. The food was marginal, the noise level made it very hard to have a conversation and the waiters were very rude...yes I said rude. We simply ask to move to a different table to be out of main traffic line and noise level of those entering in and out of the restaurant and was actually hassled bout that the entire night. My out of town guests even made a comment and was left with a bad taste, literally, in their mouths. Davio's, you have lost a customer! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The wait service at Davio's was professional, unobtrusive, mature and very knowledgeable. (Del Frisco wait staff should take lessons) There were five at our table, so we opted for a variety of appetizers, served family style. The calamari and cheesesteak spring rolls were our favorites. The rack of lamb is pricey ($49) but excellent. The only negative was the bland shrimp side dish. The molten chocolate cake was a winner."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My family dined at Davio's for lunch on Easter. The food and service was outstanding as usual. The Easter special of lamb wasn't to my husbands liking. The appetizer was underwhelming as well. The other appetizers,salads and entrees were excellent! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The service was amazing & the food was so yummy - I can't wait to go back. The drink I got was an amazing blue lemonade and it was sooo good. I had two! :) The scallops were some of the best i've ever had, hands down. The service was impeccable! "
    Dined on 7/27/2013