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da Maurizio

4.7
1217 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(902) 423-0859
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew King
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Salter
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Parking details
There is a public parking lot directly across the street offering a pay and display service for over 300 vehicles. After 6pm parking is free along the street.
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Good with a slight mix on the Lamb, not cooked properly

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

There was a large party that arrived shortly after we ordered. A restaurant of this calibre did a disservice in seating us right next to 30 plus party. We were trying to celebrate the graduation of our daughter, with a nice meal, vine, and family. Regretably the experience and ambiane were not up to the calibre of the food

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent food and wine list. Never disappointed when I dine hete

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We have been dinning at Da Maurizo's for nearly 27 years. We go at least twice a year and have never been disappointed. The staff and owners are amazing. This past weekend my daughter and her boyfriend when there for dinner before Prom and they thoroughly enjoyed as did we.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our experience was so wonderful, it was my first time dining. I can tell you that our waiter was exceptional, humorous, charming, attentive, and treated us as the only two people in the entire restaurant. We were celebrating a date night along with my acceptance into the CEED program. It has been a long time that we have had the opportunity to have a intimate night out. I have to say that we were blown away with the food, service, etc., I felt like a queen. We tried out some new items and couldn't believe how amazing everything was. We will definitely be back again, I love, love, love you guys! Lovely to find a dining experience hidden away in a historic setting AMAZING! Thank you for the most romantic, wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Server was fantastic, food was amazing as always!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

da Maurizio has been our "go to restaurant" for many years. The food, service and ambiance has never wavered. On this occasion our waiter was Holly and she noticed a table had just been vacated which was ever so slightly better than where we were destined so off we went with her. That attention to detail continued throughout the three courses and wines.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Just a pleasurable dining experience, as it always is and has been for a number of years.

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2.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Pasta came overcooked and mushy, far from al dente like one would expect in Italy. This was scallop spaghettini, and the scallops themselves were great, but the sauce bland and not infused with any sea taste (like with trad vongole pasta, say, or other seafood pasta dishes). Place came recommended by friends so hopefully it was just an off night

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Excellent menu, food preparation and service. Have recommended this restaurant to friends who enjoy fine dining.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Outstanding restaurant with superb Italian cuisine. Chef Cline (?) appears to have built wonderfully on the base he learned as Sous Chef under the founding owner/chef. I congratulate him on offering a wonderful dining experience for all who come your way. Unfortunately, I was visiting from Ohio and will not be back anytime soon, but if I do get back to Halifax this restaurant is the first place we will go!

Ashley F
Cincinnati

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This is an absolutely amazing restaurant!!!.
The service Is impeccable and the food is delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always find this restaurant to be consistent in food and service. Would highly recommend for any occasion

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food was fresh and beyond delicious! Service was excellent and ambiance was beautiful .

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Waiter was excellent, food was superb and loved the fact that we could talk and hear each out! Overall excellent venue!

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The fabric on the chairs had holes in them and was wobbly. That same chair was wobbly the last time we were there. The place needs a makeover. My wife ordered Braised beef on noodles and it looked like a big plate of spaghetti with meat sauce. It looked like the kids special (Spaghetti with meat sauce). I tried it an it was just okay. It was way to much for one person. I made a reservation a while ago and asked they bring a piece of cake out with a candle as we were celebrating my wife's birthday. Never happened. Not the first time this happened. My wife was the first to say when we left that it will be a while before we go back. The service was okay. I do not like male waiters. They always seem annoyed that they are serving you. Same thing at Chives. Get some female waitresses. My best service has always been with female waitresses. At least they seem to care. On one positive note, my meal was really good.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I have been to this restaurant several times. I have always been very pleased with the welcome, ambiance, service, and the quality of the food. There are many wonderful options on the menu, and I often discuss our preferences with the server, and let them select a full course meal for us to enjoy. Whether it be a business celebration, birthday, anniversary, or some other special occasion, I would definitely recommend this as a great place to treat those special people in your life.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Their attention to detail was wonderful. Service was great. We got the right amount of attention; not too much, not too little. Ambiance was wonderful. Very cozy. And the food was really great too. It was on the pricey side, so it's a 'special occasion' type place. All in all very satisfied though.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We always book a table when we go to Halifax, ambience is lovely and food is always the best. Lovely waitress who took care of us and made recommendations. Hope to go back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We love this restaurant it is definitely our favorite restaurant of all time. The food and service is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We had a lovely supper before going to see Mamma Mia at Neptune Theatre. It was at my suggestion as I have been there multiple times and absolutely love it, but was the first time for my friend. They had never experienced any fine dining experience and I thought this would be a great opportunity and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and we had some great serving staff that were very friendly. I will definitely be back again, this is my absolute favorite restaurant in Halifax for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

As always, fine dining and delicious food. We are never disappointed by da Maurizio. Both menus (regular and prix-fixe) have many excellent dishes from which to choose. Wine list is comprehensive, and service exceptional.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I've eaten here many times over the last 20+ years but this was our friends first and we were excited to treat them. The food was just so-so. The plating was absolutely boring, like home-cooking on too-small Kmart dishes. Not a single garnish, food just plopped on. The food portions suggested quantity over quality. My friend and I both had the ravioli - we both agreed that while a few were tasty, many tasted "off" while others simply had no taste and were over stuffed. I was so disappointed. This was not the Da'maurizio's we used to love.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Of the four in our party, only one disappointed with the meal. Two of the party ordered from the Prix Fixe menu.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent food!
It was bit too noisy in the area we sat for my liking but definitely great service, great food and overall great fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food, excellent service

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great, private atmosphere. Menu is great for all food interests. Server was very familiar with the menu and made perfect wine comparisons. This restaurant came highly recommended to us and will we will be recommending it too.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It is impressive how well this place has maintained its high reputation over the years. It is a very special treat to spend an evening here. Every bite of our meals was wonderful. Nothing is an afterthought. The cocktails were creative and delicious. The service is always professional and the perfect balance of discrete and attentive. There is no snobbishness here just the desire to treat you well.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was excellent, great flavours and generous portions.
Service was excellent. Knowledgeable , friendly and professional.
Great restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Amazing service from Holly!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our experience as always was awesome. We have always had impeccable service and this is why we have been coming here every year for the last 26 years at least twice a year. We have even made it a Family Tradition by coming here at Christmas time with our daughter. This is going to be year 4 for this tradition.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was excellent. I had the Stufato and it was one of the Best seafood dishes I've ever had. Our waiter was very knowledgable and gave excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

When it came time to choose a place to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we were in agreement instantly: DaMaurizio. Our evening was exquisite! Thank you for a divine celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, great staff, and great atmosphere. Love to go there.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was excellent as we have come to expect from Da M. My Romano salad was one of the tastiest I have eaten and everyone else was equally pleased with all their dishes.
Our server was outstanding - he assisted and explained without overselling and when we were dissatisfied with the only bottle of Merlot on your wine list he replaced it without being asked with a very nice Cabernet Which we all enjoyed. I would recommend restricting dessert choices to home made ice cream.
Overall Da Mauritzio is still our preferred restaurant choice in Halifax. The food is excellent and the restaurant is quiet and comfortable and the staff are all highly professional and very experienced.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Halifax. Northern Italian cuisine...exceptional. Service is friendly but not intrusive, and very knowledgeable. Great wine list. Nice location on Halifax waterfront but no water view.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food is so delicious and melts in your mouth. It’s an absolute treat to eat here, highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Probably the best restaurant in the HRM and I have tried most of them. I have tried about half the menu and never been disappointed. You need to experience this restaurant once and I guarantee you will keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Every thing was great but the waiter serving was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Outstanding Service,Outstanding Food, Oveerall simply put Outstanding

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