da Maurizio

4.5
1858 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lovefood
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was good but there is a but lol. Seems there is a little something missing. Menu is diverse but nothing outstanding seemed very fish oriented. Appetizers need more creativity for the price they charge.

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JennaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to celebrate a Special occasion or just to indulge a little!

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Smas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Although the food was quite good, our server ruined our experience. She seemed dismissive and uninterested, which greatly impacted our overall experience.

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ThaisaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The restaurant didn’t have the antipasti that was on the menu.
The Table they gave me it was hidden from everything. I could barely see the rest of the restaurant.
Main course was ok. But nothing special.
The ravioli sauce was a bit salty.

Do not recommend to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Maurizio never disappoints! Exceptional Italian dishes with many choices, great wine list and a staff who is knowledgeable and engaging. It’s a romantic spot and worth every penny!

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CirsiumArvense
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect night at this restaurant. Great food, amazing service!

JM
JM21
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was not how I remembered it. Ownership change since the last time I was there.

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MelanieL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had chicken parmigiana but was very disappointed to have had something similar to cardboard. Process chicken frozen from box.
Servers brought twice wrong food to table that belonged to an other table. No water refill. Very loud.
Overall very disappointed in this experience. Try something else for price point.

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MarcelM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Calamari were very chewy..didn’t eat much of them. My wife’s pasta was no good and my veal was horrible. Had to return both of our meals. Waitress was great.

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GeorgiaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely amazing! The lighting and vibe was great! Very rustic and classy but not snobby like other places. The staff were incredibly kind and patient and knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely go back for a special occasion and even just for the ravioli!

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!
Our guests had a great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Maurizio is the best restaurant in Halifax by far! Incredible food with incredible service. We often find a special occasion to go there even if there is not one! I will put in a request ahead of time for a bottle of champagne to be opened for us at the table once we are seated and the service team has never missed a request. Attention to detail and service with the tastiest food in Halifax!

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TroyD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lets start by saying always amazing food and ambiance, Kelly was amazing also wish we could eat there wll the time.

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Markh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great experience yet again! Service is impeccable and the food is amazing!

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Christos
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food, so – so ambience, standard service. A little more formal then your every day restaurant but still a nice evening out. Gnocchi was outstanding.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful, the staff, the food and the ambiance. I truly enjoyed everything and not nearly expensive as I thought it would be.

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Robin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience and our server was amazing.

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NorthernMinstral
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for amazing Italian food, Da Maurizio is absolutely the place to go.

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RThibeau
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant by far in Halifax. Food is amazing, consistent and service is impeccable. I would highly recommend.

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KurtB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal was great. Appetizers, main meal and desert were all very good. Best part of experience was the staff. Hostess greeting us was very welcoming and our server was one of the best I have had. Very personable and attentive. Made experience even better.

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JANEL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut and the calamari along with the ridicco salad

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SPUD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta dish i ever had!!!!
Did not get the waiter's name, but excellent service.

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JacG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The terrace was lovely, service just right and the food was hot and delicious

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Cicero
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good value in an historic space which is quiet enough for conversation - unlike much of the competition.

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Tony
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food, definitely will return sometime soon!

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joannie
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband, daughter and son in-law went to dinner Saturday evening. We enjoyed every moment of our time. The service was outstanding and the food was out of this world. We will be going back again very soon. We would recommend this restaurant to all of our friend's as well as anyone visiting Halifax.

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vipAPL29
Atlantic Canada
161 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

First time in a few years. DaMaurizio has always been my favourite Halifax resto and I make a point to dine there each time I am in town.

I have to say this visit did not match my decades-long history with this place. While the food was still excellent - even sublime with some dishes - the overall experience just didn’t live up.

No specific, glaring problems, but the careful attention to detail seems to have been absent. For example, flatware was spotty and stemware was appalling - fingerprinted and covered in what was likely dishwashing residue. This never would have happened here before. Admittedly, anything less than gleaming stemware is a personal pet peeve, but when I spend $100+ on a bottle of wine, I’d like the glasses to be equal to the task.

Other little things too - menus were tattered, spotty, the washroom vanity messy and poorly stocked etc. Just a general feeling of decline and/or inattention.

Perhaps, this is merely a post-pandemic hangover that will work itself out with regular service cadence and the hum of a busy dining room. I sincerely hope so. As noted, I’ve been dining here for decades and it has always been a destination to look forward to. For the first time in what has to be 50+ meals here, I did not leave the establishment completely thrilled with my experience.

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Patrick
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about da Maurizio is wonderful. Friendly greetings and exemplary service and attention to every detail. Their food is consistently excellent and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone wanting a great dining experience.

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CindyK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite laces in Halifax.
The service was excellent as it always is and the food was Amazing!
We will definitely be back again.

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Gryphon
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. A special night out for our anniversary.

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HopeM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and they were all so sweet! Amazing food as well and great portions so I wasn’t stuffed!

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wayneg
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean was a most professional and enjoyable server

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AllysonH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service for my birthday! Would 10/10 recommend to friends and family. Will come back.

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BrentS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us. Everyone enjoyed their aps, mains, & desserts. Good wine list. Good service. Two of our group were celiac and they catered to their dietary requirements perfectly. Lots of choices for them. Highly recommend da Maurizio's - our favorite when visiting Halifax.

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TrishB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great as usual. The only exception was the calamari. It was good but not great. Disappointing as we always look so forward to it.

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Judy
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend’s birthday. It was a wonderful experience.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. This was our first time at this establishment and it will not be the last.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quality experience that never fails to impress. Highly recommended.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was very slow in the beginning, it took some time for our server to greet us and take our drink orders. Our main course was fantastic but our appetizer (risotto balls) seemed expensive for the quality and portion. Overall it was still a pleasant experience.

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vipGPMcG
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta superb ! Loved all of our Meal ! Our waiter was very up beat person !

Can’t wait to go back 🥂

FAQs

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

da Maurizio is rated 4.5 stars by 1858 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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