da Maurizio

4.7
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Da Maurizio offers a premiere dining experience on Halifax's historical waterfront. For over twenty years this fine dining Italian restaurant has been considered the city's favorite by locals and travelers alike. It is no wonder Da Maurizio has earned National and International awards; one visit and you will understand why. The exquisite sauces and handmade pastas, the mouth-watering seafood and grilled-to-perfection meats, the exceptional service and beautiful decor, the comprehensive wine list and romantic setting all combine to make Da Maurizio and unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two, a celebratory family gathering, a lighthearted evening with good friends on the patio or a business discussion over dinner, Da Maurizio is the perfect destination.
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PB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Good, solid, old school Italian food in the heart of Halifax. If you can look past the dated interior with old school layout, you'll be treated to some of the best Italian anywhere!

TL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at this lovely restaurant. We had wonderful food and service. Excellent wine list,too.

CM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome as usual!! We always feel like we are visiting an old friend. Service and food is always impeccable! Highly recommend to others who like and appreciate quality!!

RO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was impressed with how the wait staff worked as a team. Pleasant ambience. Excellent food. A wonderful way to see the new year in!

AM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. The calamari is superior to others I have tried.

BB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. The high end you would expect

C
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a beautiful evening; a wonderful cap to our anniversary!

M
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appreciated our server's attention without feeling rushed. Appetizers and dinners for 4 were all delicious with 3 out of 3 steaks being properly done. This was consistent with our previous experience. Notably, we've had far less success at the local specialty steak restaurant! Enjoyed our family evening together.

KS
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to da Maurizio’s at least twice a year for the last 28 years and have not had one bad experience. We have made it Christmas tradition for our family for the last 5 years. The owners and staff are amazing and the food alway delicious!

CD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food and I would definitely recommend a visit!

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Two of party had steaks that were less tender than expected and far too expensive for the amount of food received. Scollop appetizer amount of food was minimal for price.

Service and atmosphere was excellent.

NW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was great. Food fabulous. Maybe the appetizers were too big- a had lots of orzo with both my appy and my
Main... but the food top notch. My husband asked for the shrimp with cream and sherry( not on the menu) and it was made for him! Suggestion- put it back on the menu.
Ambiance: light too bright- and we asked for it to be dimmed and it wasn’t possible. That was an issue, but a minor one in a very pleasant evening!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife had a hair in her salad and the gnocchi was bland. But the rest of the meal was outstanding, the service warm and friendly. The business comped our desserts which was unnecessary but very much appreciated.

Overall, very pleasant

S
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, I have recommended da Maurizio has one of the finest dinner outing in Halifax. Good food with exception table service by a most professional staff. da Maurizio restaurant is our go to dinner outing for special evening fine dinning.

JP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the past 15 years or so, whenever we visit Halifax we make it a point to dine at da Maurizio - our favourite restaurant in Halifax. Every meal we have eaten there has been absolutely delicious. Last Saturday night I had Romana salad ( a variation on Caesar Salad but tastier) and lamb shank with mushroom risotto. My husband had Italian meatballs and then a veal/lobster combination with lemon risotto. The service was also great - as usual. I would recommend booking well in advance, especially if you want to dine there during the Christmas season.

DP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing experience at da Maurizio. Incredible food and atmosphere. Our server, Sean, was so genuine and helpful. Calamari was delicious as an appetizer, our mains were the haddock and the gnocchi which were so packed full of flavour - YUM! Will be going back for another date night ASAP.

BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Perfect place for a date night.

r
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose an excellent restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The service was excellent (thank you again Kelly) and the food was delicious. Many thanks to all the staff for making the evening a very special event.

GM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance great and excellent service. Veal not so great.

T
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant. One of the best in Halifax!!

C
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal but I miss the table d'hote menus they used to have which were more affordable. Dining at Da Maurizio is now a special once a year treat.

DH
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A late night dinner at a beautiful location. Stayed at the Courtyard Marriott and thought how quaint the restaurant looked. Service was wonderful. Great food recommendations. Food was tasty. Wine was delicious. We had a nice secluded location in the back. Couldn't ask for anything more.

l
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always found that Da Maurizio is THE place to go for fine dining. I have never had a bad meal or experience at their restaurant. I just wish they were closer to me, as I have to drive over an hour to get there.

JC
Atlantic Canada
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This used to be our favorite restaurant in Halifax but that is no longer the case. They didn't have fresh halibut available, claimed there was none in the city, but we had had it the night before at the Bicycle Thief. The cacciucco stufato was ok, not great. There was no gluten free bread available. The salads were unremarkable. The wait staff were attentive and pleasant. The tables were close together. It was , however, not noisy. We won't be returning any time soon, there are lots of better places to eat in the city.

OT
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while. Totally forgot how great the food is here. Well done to Tanya for continuing this epic run.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great experience

SP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was outgoing, and friendly. The restaurant decor is a little dated and stuffy, but the food was outstanding.

RJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and amazing food made for a great dining experience. We'll be back!

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. As usual.

LM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This being my second time dining here , it is just a lovely place to eat and enjoy a conversation . Our experience was very good beginning with our waiter..? Steven? He was great in explaining some items and recommending some choices. He said nothing would disappoint us and all 5 of us enjoyed our choices. They food was absolutely delicious!
One of our people had to leave as a family situation arose at home he had to attend to. Steven was so relaxed with it and asked what he should do regarding the order already been placed. Very accommodating and gave no attitude at the situation. When our person arrived back again Steven wanted to know what he could do ! Re ordered his appetizer. The entree was already boxed and we all enjoyed dessert.
We asked about an app we had on our previous visit 3 years ago , the stuffed dates. He checked with the chef to confirm they are on the new menu coming out Tues. we are planning another visit for just those !
One thing we truly enjoyed was our ability to have a conversation with our meal without yelling and straining to hear.
A great evening out with family travelling to see us .

BK
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another amazing meal. Portions too large but very tasty!!!

AR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I definitely would not recommend based on this visit, however, I will based on past visits. The main course was not great, service was not great, took forever for the bill, requested it twice, and then had to seek out someone to pay. Needed something, however, staff never came back around until we were almost done eating. When we were leaving, we struggled to find a coat, a worker was standing near, and never offered to help locate it. This location is expensive, and we were there for a special occasion. It was a loss... and the person I brought stated she will never be back

KK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale restaurant with a sophisticated atmosphere. Food was phenomenal and service was friendly and quick. Definitely recommended!

OT
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would eat here every weekend if u could. Never a bad meal and great service.

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are fantastic! Tanya and staff went above and beyond when a blackout hit right after appetizers. Candlelight dinner it was! Thank you again!

AF
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most favourite places anywhere. Including Europe. Friendly. Quiet. The food is always perfect.

DF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, excellent food and excellent service. Thanks

OT
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I was so disappointed in this restaurant. I specified that I was coming from montreal to celebrate my mother 70 birthday and 60 year of arrival to Canada from pier 21. Can you imagine that I was waiting for some kind of candle to wish her a happy birthday since it was on the day of her birthday and NOTHING. I was so disappointed. I had canceled another reservation to eat here and I regretted it!! The ambiance was horrible. The food was good not a five star good but ok.
Next time be more considerate and read your booking notes!!!!

MG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Even though this is a fine dining restaurant we took our kids at 5pm for an early dinner. Tanya the owner and the wait staff were great with the kids. Beyond the service we had an amazing meal.

Thanks

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