The service and food was excellent.
The service and food was excellent. The only thing that struck me as odd was how old everyone was in the restaurant.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had some very good food
I had some very good food paired with equally good wines. The service and the entire atmosphere was friendly and comfortable. Highly Recommend.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere and always
Great atmosphere and always an excellent meal. One of the few places I would drive 40 miles to have dinner.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a solid and good restaurant
It was a solid and good restaurant in Salem. Can't say that about very many restaurants there :-)
Service was really good. Food was delicious. Wine selection was good and matched the food. I was happy.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love DaVinci. Exposed brick,
We love DaVinci. Exposed brick, friendly and helpful staff, wonderful food, and Mo is the best.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant was at full
The restaurant was at full capacity with people and energy. The food and service was still outstanding.Great friendly spot.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The filet had been highly
The filet had been highly recommended to me and it was better than expected.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Portions have gotten smaller
Portions have gotten smaller but the food tastes fantastic. Highly recommend the hangar steak.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We drove in from Medford to
We drove in from Medford to celebrate our 2 birthdays. we had a 6:30 reservation but were able to walk in at 5 pm and get a nice table upstairs. The view of the bar patrons was a real show.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not only good music, service
Not only good music, service and ambiance but also very enjoyable piano music by Tom.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great italian food. Great setting and decor. Extensive wine list. Attentive staff and did well with a large group.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our new monthly treat
Brought my Mom out for Mother's Day from Portland. Asked my dad what he wanted to do for Father's Day & he said he wanted to come back!!! They even talked about coming down monthly just to go here.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner spot
We went for a business dinner with folks from out of town and everything was excellent. We ate upstairs and it was really chilly, but the service instantly fixed that and we had an outstanding dinner!
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely datenight spot
Your ristorante is a lovely place to take your special someone. We loved the whole experience, great food and friendly staff. We liked the piano player's play list but he was a little loud competing with the folks at the bar. Would be a little more romantic if the bar patrons and the piano were a little quieter. Overall it was a geat dining experience. We will definately be coming back again. Grazie
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little loud
The food was amazing as usual, the service was great. The noise level was a lot louder than I had hoped for, for our date night. But, that being said our reservation was also set for 7 PM on a Friday night, can't complain too much since it was packed, and the maitre d' got us seated a good ten minutes before our reservation time anyway. All in all I would definitely recommend this place with the use of a reservation to anyone wanting a nice night out.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to DaVinci's for my
We went to DaVinci's for my wife's birthday. They have a brand new menu and we were very pleased with both our entrees. My wife had a black pasta seafood dish and she claimed that the scallops were perfectly done (she has never said that anywhere else). I had a linguine carbonara that I found to be very tasty.
The restaurant was fairly full, but the service was fantastic. The wait staff were knowledgeable, polite, and very attentive. Our only minor (and I mean very minor) critique is the noise level. The patrons are fine, but the piano in the lounge was terribly loud at times. The playing was great, but the volume made it hard to converse much amongst ourselves .
Were will be going b ack most definitively!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the filet mignon. It was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had the Filet
My husband and I had the Filet with Barolo reduction and the Divers Scallops with sweet cream corn, which were both delicious. Our server was wonderful and helpful with food and wine choices.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, food and ambience
Service, food and ambience were great. Best part was the fellow playing the grand piano...no wait, best part was the service...no best was the food...no, best part was we found another place for our special occasion dining experience.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selections, great food, great ambience. I had the carbonara--delicious, and a very creative use of egg topping the dish.
Definitely a Salem find, and I will go back!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice wine list
Tried it after seeing other reviews. Concur with reviewers, great wine list, very good selections by the glass. Great service both from owner and bartender. Best place we tried in Salem
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food Ever!
I can honestly say this was the best meal I have ever eaten. The ambience was amazing the piano was wonderful to listen to during dinner and the food was fantastic. I had the hanger steak, it melts in your mouth
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second only to Le Jules Verne
My 51st birthday dinner at DaVinci Ristorante in Salem was the second best meal in my very long life. Absolutely everything from the moment we walked in to the moment we regretfully left was the finest of everything... Do yourself a favor and find a reason to enjoy a meal at this absolute gem.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. Both
Great food and service. Both my wife and my meal were excellent.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely & and met expectations.
lovely & and met expectations. loved the décor and then when the piano began to play... to dream of. The tables and chairs could be placed a less "cafeteria". All and all the food & wine was lovely- have already shared the experience with friends
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heirloom tomato salad was delicious. Calamari steak was perfectly prepared. Watermelon gazpacho was intersting and spicy pork stew was soupy, loaded with vegetables and yummy. Wine list was short but covered all the bases as far as varieties were concerned. Menu was creative.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a waitress in training
We had a waitress in training but she did a wonderful job.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service. Will return when back in Salem.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Anniversary Date
We went for our 30th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful dinner. The appetizers, main course and dessert were perfectly cooked and served. The only small glitch was my wife's blueberry martini, which, although it tasted fine, had an "off" color. We asked our server about it and she agreed that it just didn't look "right". It was very quickly replaced with a lemon drop at our request. We were not charged for either drink. I'd recommend the paella or spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Both were delicious.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding. My granddaugh
Food was outstanding. My granddaughter who has autism, is very selective when it comes to food. The staff went out of their way to make something that she would eat. She loved it.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have been coming to DaVinci for years even though we don't live in Salem. Stopped by on a recent road trip and found it to be as good or better than ever. Food, service, atmosphere are all very good. Great wine selection and reasonable price.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
We took our daughter out to dinner here, our first visit, for her birthday. The food was excellent. All of our entrées, side dishes and desserts were delicious!! The ingredients were beautifully presented. The chef made a special effort to keep the sauce on my entrée gluten-free. Our server was attentive and cheerful. We had a wonderful night out and exceptional dining experience at DaVinci Ristorante. We will definitely come again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great experience!
As always, the staff was attentive and quick. The food was excellent - I had the Special of the night, Halibut. It was excellent. The Kale Caeser is a must!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mo, the owner, used to own Chanterelles, a place in Eugene. Love the chanterelle risotto...and the happy hour wine and offerings are quite reasonable and wonderful.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dined upstairs on a Saturday night, and the upstairs dining area was quieter than the downstairs dining area. They had a nice selection of local wines and the waitress made very good recommendations. Their flat bread is a welcome change from the ubiquitous loaf of bread served at most Italian restaurants. I rated the food very good because the entree was outstanding, but the appetizer was merely good. In the cremini mushroom appetizer, the wine sauce (similar to the sauce in chicken marsala) overpowered the mushrooms and it was hard to discern their flavor. As far as the cioppino entree, all of the seafood was cooked to perfection, the quantity was a generous, and all of the flavors worked well together.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better timing next time
We were looking for a special restaurant to celebrate my daughter's 20th birthday. The atmosphere was upscale but not stuffy with live piano music (a bit loud). The menu had just changed from summer to winter so there were no additional specials. Without specials we felt the choices, though varied, could have been greater. The food was excellent, the service good but not timely enough. The menu did not adequately convey the dishes. I ordered jumbo shrimp expecting that would constitute most of the dish, but received only two shrimp with a large portion of sausage! I don't eat meat! By the time our waiter came to check on us we were nearly finished. I gave half my dinner to my guest. The did give us a complimentary dessert, however.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my all time favorite
One of my all time favorite restaurants. My parents even drive down from Portland to go to here. Wonderful food!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Salem's Gems
DaVinci's is a very good Italian restaurant with a modern and adventurous bent. This is not the usual spaghetti and lasagna type of place. The food is interestingly prepared, flavorful and well plated. This is not new, DaVinci's has been consistently great for a number of years. The wine list is also very good, diverse and is not limited to local wines. The only downsides were: they were short-handed on servers that night, and the piano was too loud. Our server was able to get dinner to us so we could make the theater on time. He was well informed about the menu, and answered questions well (we are not meat eaters). The piano music was too loud for comfortable conversation and we were upstairs. The lighting was a little too dark.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our best dining experiences!
Excellent food. Pricing was very good for the very high quality. Can't wait to go back soon. Wife has a birthday coming up and stated while we were eating that she would love to come back to DaVinci for her Birthday dinner I always take her out for.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a masterpiece, but a good try.
Nice ambience, extensive wine list, interesting menu, but the food wasn't quite up to expectations. I'll try Davinci again before making a final judgment.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the pleasure of taking
I had the pleasure of taking my daughter and her boyfriend to DaVinci recently for the first time. The clams and mussels were some of the best we have ever had and everyone enjoyed their entree. Atmosphere is warm with a beautiful bar area and there was live music the evening we were there. We were greeted by the owner of the restaurant and had a very attentive waiter.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM