Davio's - Philadelphia
Grass fed beefIf you like hormone free grass fed beef, this is your steak house. They serve as good a steak as will ever eat. The service was tremendous and added to the experience. You must also try the philly cheese steak spring roll and their meat ball appetizer.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotWent here while visiting Philly. Really enjoyed it. The food was great, service was exceptional and I liked the large dining room with really high ceilings. Made a perfect spot for my visit. Would definitely go back again.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendous experienceMy family and I went to Davio's for the first time this weekend to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. Everything was perfect, including food, service and the overall experience. We are from New York but my daughter lives in Philadelphia permanently so we will undoubtedly be visiting not only her but Davio's again in the future!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThis lovely second-floor restaurant has classic Italian and steak specialties. The tables are spaced far enough apart to allow conversation among a small group, and the high ceiling keeps the noise level quite low. The service is impeccable, and the food tasty.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWill definitely go back to Davio'sDavio's is pretty w/large windows/beautiful hardwood floors. Dresscode: business casual, we dressed accordingly but some people have no sense & were in jeans/shorts(people just dont care anymore, what can you do?) Waitstaff were great, tended to every need w/out hovering. Food came not so fast that you felt rushed but not too slow. My husband loved the Caesar salad, said the dressing wasn't overpowering, but I could have used more flavor. The New York strip steak was excellent/cooked perfectly/delicious! It came w/a dipping sauce that was good but I didn't use it-when a steak is that good you don't need sauces! Crab cake was all crab w/a surprising little lemon kick to it, very good! Finished the meal w/a slice of delicious lemon cake. A+++6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in the city!Found a new favorite in Philly. Cuisine is impeccable as is the service and ambiance. Have already recommended to anyone with whom I speak. When asked where I wanted to be taken for a birthday dinner, it was my first choice. Congratulations to Peter Joly and staff for maintaining the highest quality for all aspects of his establishment.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMentertained a client for lunch,entertained a client for lunch, as I have a number of times here. The food is great - I had a spinach salad topped with salmon, perfectly cooked, and my guest had the gnocchi, which looked awesome.
It is a great atmosphere for business lunches, quiet, bright and pleasant, with good pace and attentive service.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks for making my birthdayThanks for making my birthday extra special. Your steaks do not dissappoint! ;o)6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTHIS WAS MY 2ND VISIT. I WASTHIS WAS MY 2ND VISIT. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND SERVICE WAS IMPECABLE.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery NiceWe there for a special occassion the restaurant eas very nice and the food and service was fantasic.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb taste-perfection in serviceWhat a joy to find this restaurant. Great food combine with some of the best and most attentive service I have ever had. Always there but never smothering. From Maitre'D to server to support staff, all friendly, courteous and desirous to be helpful. I definitely will return when in town6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMUp and Down nightThe food was very good. The service ranged from very good to mediocre and uninterested all within the same meal. Service started out great (even overcoming an accidental spilled drink mishap), then got very uneven during meal, then finished strong. Our perception was that some celebrities and pro ballplayers unexpectedly taxed the staff during the meal.
Will definitely re-visit. Strong gluten-free menu to go along with the normal stuff. Soft-shell crab special was specially good.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDavio's does it again28 Year Anniversary! We arrived early and had cocktails at the bar, they said it was our choice if we wanted to shift the bar tab to the table or not, ... nice. Some places make you close out the bar tab first, nice to have the option.
The service kicked in the minute we went to our table, warm, friendly, engaging. Appetizers:Hers - calamari, His - Caprese salad, both perfect, caprese tomatoes were gold - beautiful. Calamari portion size is REALLY for two. Entrees; Hers - Scallops, His - Long Bone Ribeye, medium. I felt like I needed a cigarette after the first bite! Sides were Sauteed mushrooms, Spinach, Onion Rings. I thought the onion rings were salty, but the mushrooms were very good and the spinach was outstanding. Great atmosphere!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMfab!Amazing food, wonderful dining experience! The knowledgeable staff and prompt service define this amazing restaurant!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionI have dined here with my boss for a holiday lunch and love with the place. I wanted to take my friend here for a good birthday as he is a foodie and loves hearty portions. I'm happy to say he enjoyed his birthday dinner. I made a reservation on a Wednesday night and not surprisingly the restaurant was not busy. Our waiter was knowledgeable and jovial. He did not check on us constantly and gave us enough time to choose our meal, chat and chew. I tried the salmon which was really good and the brussel sprouts were cooked perfectly although they were a little small. He enjoyed the short ribs and left feeling satisfied and full. Oh... the spring rolls are a must have. Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely go again.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience!I went to Davio's for my girlfirend's birthday and they went above and beyond. Everyone from the host to the pasty chef said happy birthday to her and they made it a very special experience. The scallops were cooked perfectly and my girlfriend's pasta was top notch as well. Overall, a must go on a special occasion.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNice placeFood was very good and menu has a lot of variety. Servers were helpful with suggestions, however, food service was a little slow - meal was slightly over 3 hrs.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMComes extreemely highly rcommenededComes extreemely highly rcommeneded but fails to live up to expectations. While an attempt to make service attentive was made, seemed like evrything ran behind in that you were just short of asking before it showed up (whether it be bread, dessert, etc). Portions were also a bit on the light side. $16 for 3 small sections of tomato/cheese for their Caprese Salad? All in all, a bit pricey for what you were served....5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch in every wayI had one night/dinner in Philly and I wanted to get it right. Did a lot of research and chose Davio's and, despite having high expectations, had them met in a very enjoyable evening. Highlight is the service, followed by the setting and the food.
Service was as good as it gets without becoming suffocationg or snobby. Truly friendly and helpful. The soaring ceilings and vibrant bar scene set the ambiance and the food couldn't miss with that supporting cast.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy breakfastDropped here for a breakfast after being not satisfied with our hotel's one. Had a good place in the hall center near the window. Large variety of selection. I like to eat it and forget it until dinner, and the Davio's satisfied me completely. Also a buffet available. Unlimited coffee and skimmed milk and attentive service. Don't have to wait with empty cups. We are happy with the Davio's.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were wonderful! The drinks at the bar before dinner were reasonable and the bartenders could not have been more welcoming and great to speak with! I will be back and have already recommended to a friend in Philly this week on business.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!Made a reservation for 6 pm dinner via opentable.com - all times are available, that's a pleasant surprise. When we arrived the manager gave us a good table in the center. The table is full sized for 4 so we two felt very comfortable at it. The restaurant's interior is very nice and friendly. The service is fast and perfect, our poor English was not a problem to communicate with the staff. Large selection of beverages, meats and desserts. Complimentary assorted antipasto and several kinds of bread, all good. Ordered two 8oz wines, they brought small decanters for 'em - convenient. Steak, salad and dessert are perfect. No drawbacks, only happiness. We'll definitely come here again.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe best part about this restaurant was the incredible food - everything was delicious, including the lobster bisque, caprese salad, cheesesteak springrolls, mushroom gnocchi, and chocolate lava cake. Overall, it may seem pricey, but you absolutely get what you pay for. The service was also excellent - I didn't even know how great a waiter could be until I dined at Davio's. He was helpful, articulate, attentive, funny, etc. Another member of the staff put our bouquet of flowers we brought into a vase on the table. Lastly, the ambiance was clean and classic with big windows, lots of sunlight, and beautiful architectural details. I was so impressed by my experience here and would definitely come back to try more food!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect mothers dayThis restaurant made this the perfect mothers day as our waiter was a lot of fun and recommended some really tasty food. I will definitely be recommending this place to all of my friends!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Venue for a Celebration!Great service, great meal and a very nice ambiance for a celebration. Every time I've been here they've surpassed themselves. The only odd thing was that someone from management started hovering at the end of our meal and well before we were given our check. The restaurant was half empty (with places for large parties still), so the extra surveillance was puzzling and the only off note of the evening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove Expectation!So good that we have decided to hold our rehearsal dinner here! They have a private room on the second floor with a terrace and gorgeous skyline view. Food was outstanding, specifically the chicken parm, chicken/blue cheese, shrimp and philly cheese steak spring roll appetizers all served with their own sauces as well as the salmon salad and filet dinners. Menu contains a lot of variety, thus there is something to please everyone. Looking forward to the rehearsal dinner next year!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!First visit to Davio's. Very attentive wait staff who all
addressed us personally by name. Delicious salmon and
branzino meals. Timely service helped us get to the
symphony on time. Very pleased!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCould not have been betterWe ate at Davio's Saturday night 9pm- 4 adults and 1 child (6yo). The food was beyond outstanding but what made us all stop and say WOW was the customer service. From the moment we checked- until we walked out we were referred to by name by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our bar check was effortless transferred to our table. Drink and food recommendations were great. At some point my son was tired so "Noodles" the creative server brought my son his noodles in 2 minutes. After he ate, kiddo wanted to lie down in the bay window next to our table and before his head hit the wood, he was cushioned with clean folded up linens and covered like it was a blanket and mattress store. We were even sent home with cookies to wake up to :)5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThey provided impeccable serviceThey provided impeccable service with food that matched. Even though this is an old standard we were so pleased.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable dining eventThe food and service was fine, but we were seated at a small and poorly lit table. The wait staff was excellent and truly attended to our every need. We've been coming to Davio's for many years and would certainly return, but will request a better table.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThe food was amazing! It all started with the complimentary bread that was delivered with two spreads and some marinated olives. We got two appetizers, Philly cheesesteak rolls and the calamari fried. Then we got the short ribs and prime flat iron steak. Everything was very good. The servers were very attentive and took the time to really explain the menu. Our overall experience was excellent. It is a little pricey so we would only go back for a special occasion.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Davio's twiceI've been to Davio's twice and both times I've had an awesome experience. The food is great and the service is very friendly and diligent. The menu is great with lots of options.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLooking forward to going backThe service and food was outstanding. We were a group of 8 and the level of service by the staff was exceptional4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place to take clientsThe food is always consistent, well-presented and excellent. Service is outstanding. Maybe the server's English isn't perfect, but lots of personality and attentiveness more than compensates. Will definitely will return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our weddingWe celebrated our wedding anniversary at Davio's 2 years in a row and will continue. Davio's is the perfect place !4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDavio's is one of Philadelphia'sDavio's is one of Philadelphia's hidden treasures. Whenever we come to visit, dinner here is a MUST. The food is exquisitely prepared and elegantly presented. It doesn't get much better than that.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMW ehave eaten there many timesW ehave eaten there many times and it always is agreta experience4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience at Davios - celebrated our 24th anniversary. The food and service were outstanding - a special recognition to Joe with whom we had a delightful conversation about wines and he went to extra effort to provide us some label information on wine we tried for the first time. My only suggestion would be perhaps better communication between the sommelier and the servers on what wines he is currently out of as it took close to 25 minutes from the time we placed our wine order until we were actually served (and that was after the first 2 selections were not available) Otherwise, a truly delightful experience.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, I enjoyed my experienceOnce again, I enjoyed my experience there. The food is always greeat and our server, Jordan was EXCELLENT!!! Keep up the great work!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were extremely happy withWe were extremely happy with everything Davio's had to offer. The food was excellent as well as the service. Would definitely go back. My son recently got engaged. We are thinking of possibly having the rehearsal dinner at Davio's.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining The Way It Ought to BeThis was my first trip to Davio's and I'll definitely be back. The room is stunning, the tables have enough space between them to provide privacy and the service was exceptional.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Sister's BirthdayI brought my Sister to Davio's for her birthday she's been asking to go forever so I wanted to make her day special. I am so pleased with the service as well as the food everything was amazing. Their staff is so friendly and professional they attended to her every need. She felt so special they said all said Happy birthday to her and they decorated her desert plate with Happy Birthday & her name it was soo nice, We really enjoyed ourselves I will be back soon.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite place for a businessMy favorite place for a business lunch! Beautiful room, excellent service, great food. One of the few places in the center of town where you can have some privacy and where it is quiet enough to have a serious conversation. There is something for everyone on the menu which is large and varied, and encompasses a broad price range.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service in town! ServersBest service in town! Servers very attentive and polite. Food was overall delicious. Beet salad lacked flavor and needed more goat cheese, would not order again. My husband ordered Kobe meatball and that was delicious. My scallops were seared perfectly! My husband's NY Strip was very flavorful. Blue crab risotto and asparagus were great additions to our meal. Chocolate soufflé was rich and a perfect way to finish the meal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways impresses....Service was outstanding....2 waiters per table (one for drinks and desserts, one for food) is a great concept. Menu is big and everything is delicious, albeit expensive, but if you're in for a treat and are willing to blow the cash, Davio's never, ever disappoints.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Anniversar and BirthdayThis was my second visit to Davio's but the first time with my husband! We were in Philly celebrating our anniversary and his birthday. I requested a window table and we were seated at a perfect table for two by the window.
Our servers were superb! Christian and Neil were attentive, informative, extremely professional and personable!
The meal was outstanding --the calamari is the very best we have ever had--melted right in your mouth! Our entrees were outstanding and everything was timed perfectly.
Even our drinks, Manhattans and Sidecars were wonderful. We would recommend Davio's to anyone who wants to experience a fabulous dinner with awesome service!!!!!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience. TheExcellent experience. The food was very well prepared and presented. Highly recommend the spring rolls--certainly the highlight of the meal. The atmosphere was perfect for a special dinner occasion. The service was outstanding. very attentive group without being intrusive. It will likely cost you $150 for two people with tip. But, it is well worth the price for a special dinner experience.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways specialAlways special. We usually go on a birthday or other event. It's a wonderful restaurant and worth going anytime the mood hits you for outstanding food and service4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! Business or Pleasure!Simply an excellent restaurant! Ettore and his staff make every visit top notch, whether for a business lunch or a dinner with friends, Davio's is simply an excellent place to dine and feel like a VIP! I have had the fish, the steak, the soup and the appetizers and honestly, it’s all great, and when you add on the professional service…it becomes one of Philadelphia’s Best Restaurants!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDavio'sThe food was excellent, I especially loved that fact that's could turn my entree into a smaller portion. This gave me the opportunity to order an appetizer. The wait staff were very attentive and knew the menu well. I would absolutely go back!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM