Our absolute go-to restaurant
Our anniversary today, so we decided on dinner at Il Bosco. We've been there many times before, and the warm and friendly staff, consistently great food, excellent service and intimate dining...11 tables + a few outside...is a combination difficult to beat anywhere. Jimmy the owner is _always_ there, and our experience there is consistently top shelf. Our absolute go-to restaurant in the Charlotte area. After our dinner, I thanked Jimmy and his staff for having such a great place to go to...that's how it feels.
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
flat bread pizza at the bar
We've been to Il Bosco a number of times and always enjoy it. They serve an appetizer size flat bread pizza at the bar, that's not available in the dining room, so my wife routinely insists that we catch a drink at the bar...and a pizza...before moving to the dining room for dinner. Outstanding staff and service is their hallmark. The food is consistently great, and I find myself leaning towards the specials. Tonight it was Arctic Char, which was simply terrific.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional; not many like it
Very few places where anything I've had, I would be happy to have again; and very few places where the desserts are better than what my family cooks up. This is one of them. I've had pasta here several times years ago (when I came here on business). This time I was on vacation. I went with a veal dish, which was tasty but not as exceptional as the pasta. First time visit? Get the homemade pasta. Fantastic.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very nice Italian restaurant
A very nice Italian restaurant in close proximity to Davidson College. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and delicious. Another winner was the pasta with salmon. Nice wine list with appropriate emphasis on Italian. Helpful service throughout.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always a great experience
As always a great experience to have dinner at Il Bosco. The food is so great and the people at this Italian Restaurant are so friendly. Just love the place.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was the first time that
It was the first time that I went to Il Bosco Ristorante & Bar. I took my partner for our anniversary. It was over all a good experience. The food was a amazing. My only complaint is that the dining room wasn't very large and the tables were close together and without even trying you could hear the table next beside you's conversations.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is one of the best restaurants
This is one of the best restaurants in the entire Charlotte Metro area. The food is excellent, the staff is tremendous, and the down home feel is wonderful. I can't recommend this place enough.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't miss a wonderful opportunity
Il Bosco is a gem of of restaurant tucked away on a side street in Davidson. What a perfect neighborhood, Italian restaurant! We could not have been happier, a real neighborhood feel but intimate. We chose the patio for a warm evening.
I had a delicious hand made pasta with broccoli rab and my husband had the most succulent, perfectly cooked lamb infused rack of lamb. We ordered grilled vegetables in addition and the meal was perfect with a nice barolo as a great choice. A word about the bread, "fatta della casa" , as is the pasta, with the most wonderful, real crust, served with marinated cannellini beans. We topped this off with limoncello cake that was lighter than air.
Run don't walk!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our second visit to
It was our second visit to Il Bosco with friends. We all enjoyed it. The only down side is there are not many vegitarian / vegan options for those who are. Other than that its a nice location with indoor/outdoor dining & friendly staff. I would recommend to family & friends. Looking forward to going back in the future.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for you and your wife for a relaxed dinner away from the kids. Sandy and I enjoyed the outstanding service and friendly host, the food was very good along with a great wine.
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner on my Saturday
Great dinner on my Saturday night date with my wife! A beautiful evening to sit outside. Our server Michael was spot on.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Il Bosco is our #1 restaurant.
Il Bosco is our #1 restaurant. I highly recommend it. It's the place to go for a special evening.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best of the best!
Il Bosco is one of the best meals we have ever had – and continues to be as we have gone back more than once. Perfectly quaint and quiet, with an adorable patio and super friendly, well-presented staff - Il Bosco is a gem in the Charlotte area. The food is fresh and unique (but not *too* unique for those who want a classic), the portions are the perfect size, and the service is TOP notch. Definitely a place to go for a romantic dinner, or a special occasion. Make sure you save room for dessert!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining with a nice relaxing atmosphere. Dinner on the patio was quiet and romantic, and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend the home made pasta! Good service ... looking forward to returning.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice and great food.
This was our second visit. This is a very quaint place. The service was exceptional and they make you feel very welcome. The food is fantastic. We had bruschetta and antipasti. Both very good. I had spaghetti pomadoro. It was great as well. Only one minor complaint. My wife's pesto pasta was more of a cream sauce with pesto. Out last vist it was more of a true pesto. It was still good though. We would highly recommend this place
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint spot with excellent, fresh, and authentic food.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Dining Experience
What a nice find! Have lived in this area for 28 years, and we are always on a "Fine' dining hunt. This restaurant is now one of our favorites.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outdoor dining is a treat
Outdoor dining is a treat if not too hot. Lamb chops were excellent. Service was attentive but not intrusive.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was a little inpatient
Our waiter was a little inpatient but the restaurant was great.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food ... Friendly service
The food here is really good, fresh and authentic. Reservations are required on weekends. Definitely worth the trip.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the time we walked in the door till we walked out, we were made to feel like long time family. Our server was excellent - knowledgeable, attentive, patient. The food was amazing. Love the intimacy but constant din of conversations all around us.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a little gem!
Our 2nd meal here but definitely not the last. The first time a friend gave us a $100 gift cert. We went prepared to spend more but it was unnecessary. We had 4 glasses of wine, an appetizer (delicious fig with balsamic vinegar, arugula, goat cheese), salad, a seafood pasta dish and a main dish plus fabulous, friendly service in an attractive setting. We didn't spend all of our cert so we used the rest for a well-deserved tip. My understanding is the owner-chef works with his Italian parents who have owned other restaurants and it is evident these folks know what they're doing. We came back on our own dime and brought friends that also enjoy good food. Our 2nd experience was just as good and our friends are fans. You will be too.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Davidson!
Il Bosco is our favorite restaurant in Davidson for a romantic, quiet evening out - where we always know the food is going to be absolutely delicious as well. Chef Joey's homemade pastas, sauces, and desserts are amazing, and the menu is seasonal so each time we go there are new menu items to enjoy. The fresh fish specials they offer daily are wonderful too.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first trip to
This was our first trip to Il Bosco. Everything from the food to the wine to the service was excellent! Our server and the owner were very attentive and even brought us champagne for our anniversary. I love that they have to option to order smaller portions of pasta. This will definitely be one of our new favorite places and we are sorry we didn't discover it sooner!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is always a must when we are in town. Our favorite intimate spot with exceptional food and service!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
My Dining Experience At Il Bosco
Having dined at Il Bosco previously, everything was superb. The food, service and ambiance was, as always 5 stars. A very memorable dining experience.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. Took a chance on this small Italian restraunt and will definitely frequent after we move to the Davidson area
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for date night
My wife and had a terrific date night experience at Il Bosco. The food was delicious and the quality exceeded my expectations. The filet I ordered was expertly prepared and just a terrific cut of beef. The atmosphere was elegant and romantic without being pretentious. Our server was a charming gentleman, and his attention to detail and presence helped cap off a wonderful, kid-free evening for two busy professionals. It was my first but not last visit to the restaurant.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great .I asked to go into the kitchen to see if my mom was back there. It was fantastic
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are from out of town and dine at Il Bosco whenever we are in Davidson (once or twice a year). The food is fresh, balanced, inventive and perfectly prepared. The service is professional and the setting is warm and intimate. We are well traveled and are particular about food quality and good service in general. Il Bosco is one of those "finds" for us. Their seafood and veal are especially good. The wine list is approachable. The owner comes around, welcomes guests, and he remembers us and says hello when we dine there.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been a fan of Jimmy's for years and his newest restaurant venture is characteristic of him and his style--original, creative, authentic cuisine done with a flair with special touches added---the service is as good as the food and is warm, friendly, inviting, and fulsome---we can't go often but when we are in the area, it is a must go---you will not be disappointed.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste of Italy
Wonderful evening in every aspect. The menu was complete and the specials made choices challenging, but rewading. Love the ambience. Very special environment with wonderful tastes. Serivce staff added a nice touch. One of our favorite places to dine and feel like we are getting away.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM