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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BarrettJ
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service with amazing food.

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Chantal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was hoping for a bit better ambiance, maybe a view with windows.

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DeniseM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular. Great size portions. Presentation was beautiful. Everything cooked to perfection. Romano salad was amazing!!!!

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Powdermiller
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We've been sharing special occasions at da Maurizio for 30 years and always enjoyed it. This was surprisingly disappointing. The calamari was soggy; the gnocchi bland; the 4 scallops in the Cacciucco Stufato were rubbery and tasteless, the volume of mussels seemed to be trying to mask the lack of quality in the broth, the shrimp so-so and the halibut missing; and the warm radicchio salad wasn't warm. The tea and dessert was excellent.

Sorry to be so negative, but in comparison to the usual excellent standard, this was a very disappointing $200+ meal.

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ConnieD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it.the staff were friendly and the food was good. We ate outside.totally loved our evening

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ShawnOBrien
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was perfect!
The service was prompt and courteous. The menu options were vast making it difficult to narrow down our selections.
We had calamari, radicchio salad and gnocchi as appetizers. Each were 10/10’s. The gnocchi was modified to meet my wife’s dairy allergy and it was decadent. The calamari is the best in the city.
For the main course we chose halibut and veal. The portions were well plated and generous. We enjoyed every bite.
Beyond the food, this was a warm dining experience. We left feeling valued and appreciated. We can’t wait to go back. A special thank you to Tanya for the VIP treatment.

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vipSanjayG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff

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CarmenK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the food. Our waiter Kelly was very nice , very friendly , attentive
I did specify in my reservation that we recently got married , I would’ve rather had a table with more of a view rather than being placed under a set of stairs where you can easily bang your head
Other than that overall nice experience

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Geoff
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome as always.

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penelopepan
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. I choose the Escalope of Veal and it just melted in my mouth, the sauce was exquisite, also had the Insalata Romana - perfect! My husband had the steak - he said it was perfection. Our waiter choose the perfect wines and knew what he was talking about - thank you Kelly! Tanya was delightful as always, we love her! The best Restaurant in Halifax - without a doubt!

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JohbI
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was good from start to finish.Well prepared meal and waiter let us enjoy our meal with little interruption.We’ll be back.

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Fouadtawakol
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, and i'm happy to be there every time. Thank you

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DaleR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pricey but very good. Kelly was an excellent server. Will return, for sure.

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MarthaC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening! Great food, great cocktails, friendly impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very pleasant

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ShelleyA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with a meal at da Maurizio. The service and food was exceptional.

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graemeb
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tomato sauce was kind of bland. Veal was good. Calamari was so-so. Dessert menu looked like it has in the past..lobster fettuccine was ok but not much lobster meat

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Donavin
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great spot for a date. Beautiful atmosphere. Great food. Fancy.

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DonnaW
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Always love this restaurant. However the calamari was huge deep fried portion not the presentation expected in high end restaurant
Pasta with shrimp was good but pasta was bland
Not very exciting flavours
I will try again !

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening, ate outside, food was amazing as always....service was great and outdoor vibe was fun and energetic as an outdoor concert was playing across the street.

JP
JoeP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The service was excellent. The food was ok. We enjoyed our salads. We both ordered the veal scallopini with lobster on lemon risotto. The veal was very tender, but the meal was very bland, lacking in salt or any herbs. The room we were in lacked ambience. It is not at the top of our list.

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Th food was great . Our server Steve , lacked the polish , we have come to expect at da Maurizio's .

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Greatfood
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service !A little bit pricey but food was excellent!
Thanks -It was a great evening!

SG
vipSanjayG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food!

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WillemK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for 7, enjoyed excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was spectacular. Tayna looked after us and was wonderful. Finest dining in Halifax.

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PatrickS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Maurizio has been our special place for over 30 yrs. You won't be disappointed.

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George
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

When asked how things were, we commented must be a new chef...Apparently the regular chef was off and the sous chef was cooking all meals.
No where near as good as the last time.
Very disappointed in a $200 outing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have never had a bad experience at Da Maurizio. For our 10 year anniversary, they gave us a nice quiet table. Food was amazing as always, but of course somewhat pricey. Server was great although seemed a little busy. Overall a very great evening.

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

It has been awhile since we ate at da Maurizio because the menu was static. With the introduction of new dishes, we decided to give it another try.
The service was impeccable.
The restaurant decoration and ambiance has slipped. The clientele, while 25 years ago we were the young crowd, now the young crowd doesn't seem to have the same interpretation of smart casual. Jeans are a reason to reject a diner in this fine establishment.
The food was delicious, the presentation gorgeous, the value for the prices of food, lacking. The value for the price of wine, very appropriate.
I would return simply because of the service and great wines.

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vipHungrygak
Edmonton
121 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we have been there many times over the years, and its been on and off, but lately, and we have been 3 times in the past 5 weeks, and every time they have exceeded our expectations with the food. It has become my favourite restaurant in the area.

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Jenn4
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Pricy but worth it. Service was great! Was a bit loud at first but cleared out quick.

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AllanD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service, great food. Wine selection was okay. They put extra effort into making sure our anniversary dinner went well. Would go again.

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Dine
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, everything was perfect. The VEAL was AMAZING

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MukeG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary both of us had never been there before. The place was very romantic, our server was so nice and very friendly. The food was just next level delicious. It was a pleasure to dine there we were both very happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I paid 17 dollars for 4 small slithers of tuna that had zero dressing... we also ordered what we misunderstood from the menu as some sort of date and cheese board, which actually turned out to be four overly dry stuffed dates that lacked any real flavour.
Our servers were something to be lacked, we had to ask if we had any wine left after being given our bills as they rarely offered to refill us, only to find out we had half a bottle left sitting off somewhere else “staying chilled” so chill it couldn’t ever be brought to us out of fear of disturbing it’s relaxed mood.
We had used this app to inform the restaurant that we were there to celebrate a birthday and yet one of us still had to physically get up from the table to hunt down a waitress to ask for a birthday cake option...which was then placed on the birthday girls bill instead of the person asking for it...

Overall wouldn’t recommend, go to bicycle thief for better service and better food.

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Wanda
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all very friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. The food was delicious. We will definitely return for another meal.

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ShirleyS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time there. It always surpasses my expectations! A great time for 3 sisters who all enjoyed it,!

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Sebastian
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very nice place for a romantic date! waiters are calm and respectful and make you feel like you can ask anything at all. Recommend this restaurant for anyone who's in Halifax and is feeling like they want to bring their date somewhere really nice!

FAQs

da Maurizio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 423-0859.

da Maurizio is rated 4.7 stars by 1671 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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