Davio's - Philadelphia
Davio's - Philadelphia

Davio's - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davios.com/
  • Phone: 2155634810
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • 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 2155634810x

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.
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Davio's - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
186 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)romantic (90)fit for foodies (86)notable wine list (73)good for groups (54)great for lunch (35)hot spot (31)neighborhood gem (29)vibrant bar scene (19)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Delicious Dining at Davio's
    AnitaB
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had dinner at Davio's on a Saturday night and were mostly quite pleased with the experience. The wait staff was friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the fare. The four of us were extremely satisfied with our delicious entrees. Only downside was that entrees were a bit pricey for somewhat modest portions. The wine was also a bit pricey. Overall we are glad we went, although we probably would not go back very often due to the high price-small portion ratio. It is a nice special occasion place, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The server suggested a smaller sized pasta It was a perfect sized serving the lamb was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just great
    phltri
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food, place decor is relly nice, service is really really good and everything else. This a place I will awalys come back. It is also well located.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian food outside Italy
    MMH22102
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I dined at Davios on a quiet Sunday evening. We could actually hear each other speaking in a normal tone of voice...a rare treat. The setting was lovely, quiet and romantic. The service was perfectly timed. And the food was simply wonderful. Literally the best Italian meal we have had outside of Italy. Order the prosciutto and melon appetizer and discover how fantastic that usually so-so dish can be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our second time visiting Davio's. Again, it was a great experience. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. We left their without a single complaint. Could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    BeachesVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were a party of 4 and everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Birthday Mom
    Renergy25
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is the 3rd time I've been to Davio's. The food has always been incredible, which is the reason I went their this past weekend 10/11/14. We celebrated my Mom's 60th birthday and she's never been at a super high end restaurant like Davio's in Philly so it was a great treat for her and my dad. As always, the food was incredible. My parents gave us rave reviews about the place They had a blast. However I was disappointed in the service. We had two waiters jump right on top of us once we sat down. At one point our server told my dad he would get him another iced tea. The server never returned and I had to flag down another manager to get him his drink. For that reason, I give this dining experience 4 stars.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gardensdines
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Davio's is an excellent restaurant. Menu is broad and interesting. Food and service are superb consistently.. This is a five star restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstading Service
    JalanTexas
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The service was outstanding and the staff ensured all was going well by check on our group and asking me by my name - very custom service that was greatly appreciated as I was hosting a work dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service - Good Food
    GAProvinceDining
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The service is impeccable which gets you off to a good start. Great Bar and a nice wine list with a broad spectrum of offerings and prices. The food is good if not great. We had mussels to start and while the sauce was fabulous - the mussels had overcooked badly. Great bread though to dip in the sauce. We both had the Veal porterhouse - which was just okay and a little underwhelming given the price tag. The crème brulee was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    CuckoosNest
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The service is fantastic. You have multiple servers who either have great memories or crib notes. I was amazed with the orchestration (if you will). I dined by myself but the service was never intrusive, they made good recommendations, etc. In general, the food is great. I did order the tomato soup for an appetizer which was not as impressive as I expected. But the main course, a filet with Broccoli Rabe was incredible. The wine list is impressive but be prepared to pay for the good stuff. Overall, it was an excellent dining experience and I would bring clients there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissappointed
    zymeguy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Doesn't truly represent Norther Italian. How can you not have risotto on the menu? High noise level. Only a single wine from Tuscany (by the glass). Great super Tuscan, though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food and service!
    lmill34
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is amazing and so is the service. Went with a party of 4 and everyone was pleased. Endless bread with different spreads. Waiters and waitresses always available and quick!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    emma
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I went here during Restaurant Week. The food was decent. As for the restaurant week menu, portions were small. We had to add another appetizer and a side dish. I would recommend their regular menu. I have to say their service was the best in Philadelphia. We brought our baby although we were not sure if that was a good decision for eating at a nice restaurant. But all staff were very kind to us. Each every one of them talked to us and made sure we were having a good time. Because of that, we did have a great time. We are deeply impressed by their service. We will return in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful restaurant average food
    lexus9
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Restaurant is beautiful. Food was average the appetizers were good but the actual entree which was chicken was flavorless and when I sent it back for something else that was average the noodles were not cooked enough. The food tasted like it had been cooked earlier and then reheated in a microwave. The only benefit was that it was restaurant week and I only paid 35 which was still too much for that meal. The desert was excellent and the waiters were very nice
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second visit
    Hungry1273
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was very happy with my 2nd lunch visit. David's is on the list for potential anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Philly restaurant experience!
    Katie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I went to Davio's for his birthday on a weeknight during restaurant week. We had an amazing time! We both ordered off the restaurant week menu and the food was incredible! The gnocchi with truffle sauce was just as good as I have had in Italy, the beef was cooked perfectly, and the suggested wine was perfect. The best part of our experience though was the great service. Every time the staff came to our table they addressed us by name and made sure everything was ok without pestering us. Overall, this was the best dining experience we have had in Philly and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious lunch
    librarian
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went here for Restaurant Week lunch. Full bar and impeccable service in a nice room, white linen cloths, lots of dinnerware, glasses and cutlery, and a folded linen napkin. Not my normal lunch room, but I wanted to try the famous cheesesteak egg rolls after having a great sandwich from Davio's at this year's Walnut Street Festival. Three available appetizers included the egg rolls so I got that. They were okay, but not to die for. Roast chicken entree was delicious, surrounded by greens and croquettes, moist and fatty. The dessert was a sampler of key lime pie, flour less Nutella pretzel, and panna cotta. They pretzel cake and pie were good, the panna cotta was not at all creamy but had a good taste. Good drinks. Uncomfortable chairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    TommyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We went to Davio's to celebrate a birthday. As usual it was a lovely night. The food was perfect as was ambiance.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SharonK
    SharonK
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Met a friend for lunch during Restaurant Week. The server was attentive and offered general menu suggestions but was not pushy. After realizing we were there for the Restaurant Week menu, he offered commentary on those choices as well. Very friendly. Food was, as always, very good. Very enjoyable and would happily return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    EnjoyLife1
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went for restaurant week and enjoyed the appetizers, entrée, and yummy desserts. Gluten free menu extensive. Only negative is they charge you $3,75 for every soda you order/refills not included. For the two of us $15 for 4 soda's at lunch, expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere for Dinner
    FunNiteVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our group of 6 had dinner at Davio's during Restaurant Week. The service was outstanding, atmosphere was impressive and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant and on Sunday, you may bring your own wine for dinner. If you have an opportunity - please try this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Davio's
    Niecepooh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my boyfriend to Davio's for his birthday and we had a great time! The ambiance and the food was everything! My cousin recommended this restaurant to me and I'm glad she did. Davio's is not kid-friendly, but I highly recommend it for the grown & sexy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great first impression
    BoeandGloria
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We Just had a culinary experience at Davio's in Philadelphia. The food off-course was fantastic... the service was spectacular and the ambiance was amazing. The overall experience and excellent. We definitely will be going back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ron B
    Rbeaver
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was top shelf. Staff was helpful, polite and knowledgeable. The sautéed chicken livers with cherries and balsamic reduction was outstanding as was the skirt steak and salmon entries. Going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Davio's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As it was the first time for my wife and I to dine at Davio's we were so pleasantly pleased with an exceptional dining experience. From the personal service, the outstanding food and wine choices, and the overall satisfaction in fine dining in downtown Philadelphia, we would highly recommend Davio's for anyone wanting to explore a fantastic place to enjoy dinner. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What I think
    Iluvseafood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Every thing was delishous except I was disappointed with my main course. I ordered the crab cakes and they were not very good. Some type of pepper over powered every bite and I basically couldn't eat them my husband shared his steak with me instead. For $32 I was expecting excellent crab cakes and that was clearly not the case. Everything's else was great and the service was phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    philaphoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was there celebrating a birthday and an engagement of two of my friends. The whole staff joined in the celebration, and made both girls feel very special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was excellent with 2 servers constantly checking in to make sure everything was good and our glasses never went empty. Food tasted delicious; however, the pasta was more on the uncooked side than al dente (it shouldn't crunch). I would definitely come back though to try some other dishes. It was a little too noisy in the restaurant to hear each other talk unless you wanted to shout.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Review
    IFineDine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I arrived a half hour late for my reservation which was at 7pm I called ahead to let them know I'd be late. I had a total group of 3 and we were seated promptly upon arrival. The servers were very attentive and recommend a wine for us to try. The food was also great I ordered the scallops. The good was overall good and I would go here again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience for girls only!
    Kurtains
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I had been to Davios before, but this my first time for lunch with all women. Also it was restaurant week. Having sometimes felt like"second class citizens" when dining with just women, I was more than pleased. Food choices were varied and the food and service were excellent. Would def. go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing :)
    hwash35
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I went to Davio's the other night with my two friends for restaurant week. It was wonderful! I ended up not picking off the restaurant week menu, but the options were great! I had the sautéed calamari for an app., it was cooked to perfection. I hate when I get octopus and it is chewy, but theirs was tender and delicious! I had the salmon for my dinner, the fish was dry; however, it came with farro and kale so that made up for it. The best part about Davio's was the service. We were greeted with smiling faces at the host stand and during our meal we were checked in with. Matt was our server and he was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    Cuveeb
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went to Davio's for a restaurant week lunch. It met and surpassed all of my expectations. It was great to go to a restaurant with an acceptable noise level in addition to great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chaotic Cravings
    BigSpoon
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    For the newbie, such a place can be an overwhelming experience - in a good way! Upon being seated promptly for my reservation, a synchronized wave of staff greeted us with water, menus, information, and a complimentary spread from every direction. It is a lot to take in, unexpected who might bring what from where but, it makes the dining experience exciting. As a guest of Davio's, you never feel ignored nor do you feel an intimate conversation may be interrupted by the staff. And, if you can make it to their main course... well, all you will be caring about is who's bringing seconds.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sheenabean
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Service was superb. The waiters were very friendly and on top of things. It was me and my other half anniversary and they even took it upon themselves to bring out our desserts on a plate that said Happy 4 Year Anniversary. The food was awesome. Very romantic environment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for special occassion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The service is impeccable here. I went with my boyfriend for my birthday during restaurant week. Not only was it a great deal but it was delicious and felt like we got a true Davio's experience. Truly amazing service, and delicious food! I had the salmon, my boyfriend had the steak and it was delicious. Chocolate souffle was so good and spot on, and this is coming from a baker/chocolate lover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better next time?
    Shana2786
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I frequently dine here. We rant and rave about this restaurant to friends. We took a couple here to enjoy one last night out before we have our baby arrives (due in 6 days!) but this time we had to wait 30 min just to get menus, service was ok. We received the wrong appitizers, then my steak was so well done I barely ate it. I didn't send it back since by the time we got our food it was almost 10pm we sat down at 8pm. Usually everything is amazing. Hope next time we have a better experience. We will be back to see.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to Davio's to celebrate a special occasion - a recent wedding - and we were thoroughly pleased. I was the only one in our party who had dined at Davio's before, and I was happy that they lived up to my expectation and the expectation that I had created in my guests. Fabulous - I will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb dining experience
    squirrelVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We recently returned to Davio's for the 4th time....it was an outstanding evening. The staff is incredible....tending to your every whim with a smile and quick service. The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed their meal. The waiter made sure that all requests for additions or deletions to the meal were attended to....one member of our party had special dietary needs and the entree was adjusted perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Davios dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great birthday dinner for my wife and the staff really went out of their way to make it a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate