Davide was a great restaurant.
Davide was a great restaurant. The service was wonderful. The owner /manager was very helpful in helping us pick great wine and menu items. There isn't a bad choice because everything we had was very good and I'm sure the rest of the menu was just as good so I am not going to tell you each item. All I'm going to say go find this hidden gem a little bit off the main drag in the North End . You will be happy you went
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always great food, authentic
As always great food, authentic italian dining. One of the North End's best restaurants that has been around for many many years!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food in a quiet downstairs
Great food in a quiet downstairs setting. Went on a Saturday night and, while crowds of people milled outside the other North end Italian restaurants on Hanover Street, waiting for a table to open, Davide's was available and served delicious food just a short walk away.
My wife started with an awesome salad-- big chunk of fresh burrata served over sliced beets. I had the mussels, cooked in a thick tomato-based broth. Light and wonderful. For entrees, we had the veal scallopine and an off-the-menu special of s seafood stew. Both were great.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have heard many great things
I have heard many great things about Davide, but to experience them in person was something else. All 3 courses were simply delicious, I had the salmon and my girlfriend had the lamb chops. I would not hesitate to recommend or to dine in again.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Davide is a cute little Italian
Davide is a cute little Italian restaurant with a cozy and intimate ambiance. Usually the food is great: the bread is fantastic, the appetizers are delicious. However, the entree I ordered was not that much different from the usual pasta with red sauce. They do make their own pasta, which is always of the highest quality, but this time around it fell just a little short.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We celebrated my birthday
We celebrated my birthday at Davide's and happened to be there during Boston's Restaurant week. Their menu selection and wine pairing was excellent value and delicious. Tables are not close together, so plenty of privacy even if the restaurant was full.
Fresh produce and ample portions too! Great personal service! We were there on a Sunday night, so not the busy Saturday night scene. I would suggest going there on the "off nights" if you want that individual attention.
Also, great walking location to Fairmont Battery Wharf if you happen to be staying the night.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic, Classic, Italian
We were a family of 4 visiting Boston on vacation. We shared 2 appetizers - the Bruschette with prosciutto, fig jam, and goat cheese and Stuzzico ( capicola, prosciutto, salami, fresh mozzarella). Both appetizers were delicious! I had the Tagliatelle with shrimp and preserved lemon, my husband had the Cacciucco, and the kids (age 16 and 14) had the Pappardelle with the short rib ragu. The pastas were perfectly cooked al dente. You could taste the quality of these handmade, homemade pastas. The sauces were nicely balanced in flavor. The Cacciucco had a good portion of different seafood and the broth was fantastic. We shared 3 desserts - the cannoli, the limoncello cake and the tiramisu. All of the desserts were excellent.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful service! Had a
Wonderful service! Had a really time talking with the staff. Very friendly and kind! Thanks for a great night!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Davide on a cold,rainy Tuesday,a week after the Boston Bombing. It's below ground level made for a warm,cozy dinner setting.When we arrived, here were only a few other diners,which made for an intimate, romantic evening. Loved the mix of music. We were given bread with WONDERFUL dipping oil. We decided to share a salad - good choice because it was huge- more than enough for two.Our meals were served piping hot. The Chioppino contained an generous amount of seafood. My Satler chicken was crispy on the outside,moist and tasty.Part way through our meal a large party arrived.Since Davide is larger than most North End eateries, they were seated in a separate room and we weren't disturbed in the least
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem in the North End
We have been here many times and while we originally found it thanks to daily-deal coupons, this is one of the few places we'd come back to without one. Reasonably priced, diverse menu with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Well worth walking the extra few blocks from Hanover St.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was wonderful - we had an elderly family member with us, and they took special care of her, which was above and beyond what they had to do. They appreciated that it was a special family celebration, and made sure it was enjoyable for all.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, not amazing
Setting: smaller restaurant in basement of building, an intimate set up. Went from quiet to noisy based on luck of who was in the small space with us.
Food was good-to-very-good. One entree was average (lasagna), but rest of appetizers, entrees, and desserts were very good.
Serive was mostly ordinary, but polite and helpful.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious though empty on Friday PM
My boyfriend and I dined at Davide on a Friday night in May and were astounded to find that we were the only reservation there for the evening! We took our time and enjoyed a delicious scallop appetizer and bottle of chardonnay before enjoying our entrees. Everything was prepared perfectly and the service was very attentive. The interior and decor of the restaurant was romantic and charming. It was a bit curious that there was not a single other soul present, though this is likely due to the fact that Davide is located on the very outskirts of the North End. Overall our dining experience was intimate and lovely!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal at Davide, the food and service were both excellent. The pork ravioli in a fig cream sauce was a special and it was delicious, a nice combination of flavors The cioppino was full of seafood and very flavorful.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and really amazing
Amazing food and really amazing staff. We went for a bachelorette party and it was a really fun time and everyone LOVED the food!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went on a Friday night, about 6. Perfect timing, before any rush of customers came in. The waiter, Eddie, was great. Davide is in the North End but not in the middle of Hanover Street where everyone else goes. Do yourself a HUGE favor, don't just walk by Davide on your way to any place else .Please stop, go inside and look around. Absolutely beautiful. Have Eddie make you a Caesar Salad at your table, the best I have ever tried. One of the owners, Anthony, was there. If you get the chance to say hello do so. What a character, and I mean that in the best way possible, great guy. He even hailed a cab for us so we would get to the Rolling Stones concert on time....Give Davide a try, I promise you will go back again and again.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
downstairs and a little out
downstairs and a little out of the way, but still convenient to parking and just walking around enjoying the neighborhood/s. This place offers everything. Great food,service, wine. A wonderful dining experience.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful meal! Great Atmosphere!
Loved this restaurant! -downstairs, red leather semi circle booths, brick walls with some touches of contemporary lighting. We had Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, which was delicious, fresh baked bread that the chef brought to our table and told us was "wicked hot" (only in Boston!!), caesar salad artfully made tableside, amazing handmade ravioli for a pasta course, and chicken for the main course. The olive oil served with the bread was stellar! The only reason I didn't give the meal a 5 is that the chicken breasts (both of ours) were a bit on the drier side. The polenta and spinach that accompanied the chicken were fabulous, as was all the other food. I would definitely go here again, but would probably stick to pasta for a main course.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
no valet parking
the biggest drawback to this excellent restaurant is the lack of valet parking. there are a number of parking lots in the immediate vicinity, however this is of no help during festival times (and there are many of those) or when any other events are scheduled nearby. Also, Davide's main competitors on Hanover street all provide Valet parking, and all things being equal it is simply easier to go to one of those.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tough to find outstanding in N End
Best Caesar in years with perfectly prepared risotto. Bread was high quality. Outdated interior is part of charm; very good staff.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious. Loved the quiet atmosphere. The waiter was attentive without being annoying. Would recommend!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was so good it was easier to overlook the slow service. They just need to hire more people. I haven't seen a place where they do the ceasar salad in front of you in years. It was great.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a wonderful dinner. I had the chicken and my friend had the mushroom risotto. Our server bent over backwards to help and even suggested options for my friend who needed gluten free options. So good. Whenever I am back in Boston, I will be visiting again,
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM