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About da Maurizio
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.
Halifax, NS B3J 1R7
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
da Maurizio Ratings and Reviews
Always our "go to" resto for special occasions and other. Never ever been disappointed with the food . Stable staffing personnel always pleasant, eager to help and knowledgeable about dinner offerings. Proprietor takes great care in ensuring a welcoming and memorable dining experience.
Da Maurizio is the best restaurant we have ever been to. No matter what you order, it is going to be excellent. My goal is to try as many menu items as I can. My wife and I will not go anywhere else for fine dining other than here. This place will be sadly missed when we leave this area!
I don't know how many times we have eaten here but everytime it is fantastic. Even though Kelly was super busy (group of 40 upstairs and a group of 13 downstairs plus his tables) he never made us feel like he was. Right from the minute we walked through the door you made us feel welcomed and like you trulely appreciated us choosing to dine with you. This is why we will keep coming back over and over again.
We had a spectacular meal for my Dad's 80th birthday. The staff went to a great deal of trouble to make it a very special evening. They even included a personalized 80th birthday message on his dessert. Great service and delicious food. The calamari is the best in the city!
Da Maurizio never disappoints! We returned for our anniversary October 14th. Food and service were excellent, as usual. Calamari is an excellent starter. All pasta dishes that we have tried are excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant for excellent Italian food and excellent service.
I am very disappointed in the confusion over our meals and the lack of response to my email. Our server got the orders mixed up at the table. I don't have a problem with this but I do have a big problem with her sending me home with someone else's doggy bag because she wrote the wrong seating number on our bags I assume due to the original confusion at the table. Kind of gross! When we were leaving my dinner companion questioned the server to ensure we were getting the right bags and were assured that we were. When I spend $25 on a pasta I would expect to take home my own leftovers and not someone else's. Less than impressed that no one even bothered to respond to my email when I noticed having the wrong food. I would have expected more from such a high class restaurant.
Great Italian restaurant, food was great, my only disappointment would have been the waitress, there was something that didn't seam right. She could have had an off night to. Seafood stew had lots of seafood in it, only thing was a little too much curry but still ate the whole thing. Overall great place to eat, great atmosphere, place was hard to find, had to call them we walk by twice couldn't see it tuck in a corner right next to the Marriott
Dinner and service were excellent as usual. When using open table to book special requests are not seen in time to honour these requests. Diabetic dessert was requested but not available on short notice we were told by our waiter. You must call with any special dietary requests.
I pains me to have to write this review after 20+ years of patronage.
We normally celebrate our anniversary at da Maurizio with a supper but this year circumstances prevented that so we opted for lunch.
The first thing we noticed was when we sat down. In pulling out the chair for my wife, the seat was either cut or stained, I couldn't see which. When she sat down the chair was unsteady and squeaked. I swapped it for another chair and we sat although we were puzzled at the need for maintenance.
We ordered our traditional calamari and warm radicchio salad.
The calamari looked perfect ...... but it wasn't. It was chewy/rubbery and some pieces actually tasted fishy. Frankly, we were shocked. What is always the best calamari of them all, was some of the worst we'd ever had.
The server removed our plates, apologizing for the quality and assuring us it would be removed from the bill. We declined another choice as we had time constraints.
Salads arrived. Pancetta perfectly cooked. Parmesan lattice - inedible - tough and rubbery. We make these ourselves so we know it was stale.
My radicchio was fine. My wife's bowl contained mostly inedible bottom stems. She ate the pieces she could and left the rest. We couldn't bring ourselves to send the salad back as well so we just asked for the bill.
As we were getting up, the waiter asked the couple at the table next to us about their soup. They told him it was cold. Inexcusable. At that point there were only four people in the restaurant.
We don't now what we will do in future: calamari, salad and the soup at the next table. Incredible.
We dined at da Maurizio for our recent Wedding Anniversary. We have dined there many times before, and have never been disappointed in the quality of food and service. Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Although there were two large parties in the restaurant that evening, service was impeccable, and all courses were delicious. da Maurizio - we love dining with you, and will continue to support you for special occasions!
Tucked way in a mall of some sort but still a good vibe. Once inside, more romantic than I expected, given its location. Nice and friendly staff. Holly was lovely. Finally, a place in Nova Scotia that serves Prosecco. Nice selection of breads. Our salads were great. We read on Open Table, they offered lasagna and tapas size pastas but this night, no to both. I really like trying different dishes so 3 tapas selections is ideal for me but instead had the homemade gnocchi. It was good... but not to the level of must have again. My friend had the lobster ravioli which I did try. Again, good but I have had better. Would I go back... YES. It's the only way I can try the other pastas.
Was a little hesitant given the reviews and considering the night before we dined at Cut so we assumed that meal would be hard to top. Glad we gave da Maurizio a chance! The atmosphere was very romantic and the food was excellent! Our server Kelly went above and beyond to make this meal exceptional! When asked for a recommendation he didn't hesitate both with the main courses and dessert and was spot on with his recommendations. He was very helpful explaining the menu and provided extremely attentive service despite seemingly tending many tables. The calamari and mussel appetizers were delicious as were the mains (haddock and tenderloin), as well the deserts we're exceptional as was the coffee that finished off the great experience!
I normally love this restaurant but was disappointed with my most recent visit. Service was brusque, and there was a long wait between courses.
I always come here on my visits to Halifax, as my go to restaurant for a consistently good meal, and gracious service, in a lovely environment- but I will rethink that based on my most recent experience.
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