da Maurizio

4.7
1278 reviews
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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.
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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd visit and again excellent. All of the meal was great, but the gnocchi was incredible ! Will return.

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AB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at your restaurant about 5 years ago and have been talking about returning. Finally we traveled from Riverview to visit the city and enjoy your restaurant.

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M
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent. Looking forward to another visit.

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NP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We ate here during a recent girl's trip to Halifax. We easily made a reservation on-line, and we were seated as soon as we arrived. The service was excellent, and our food arrived in a timely fashion. The pasta was to die for. All of the sauces were excellent and the pasta was cooked to the perfection. All four of us loved our food, and we would highly recommend this restaurant

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JD
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well attentive staff, great food and quiet setting made this experience very special.

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HW
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and wine selections were great. The quality of ingredients and flavours were top notch. the seating areas felt a bit tight and the service at times was a bit slow. The overall experience was very good and I would absolutely return.

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BT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favourite spots in Halifax, they never disappoint.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great food! I’ve been going to this establishment since 2008, never have I ever had a disappointing experience. Recommend this restaurant 5 star.

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OT
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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RJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The service was impeccable and we all enjoyed our meals a great deal. A fun time was had by all!

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v
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food excellent,service excellent. Wait time for food a little slow but the waiter apologized and explained the delay.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Calamari and beef tartare are great but the must is gnocchi. Loved it.

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LC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere!

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F
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, a bit noisy

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IK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Truly, the kitchen can seem quite satisfactory only to the uninitiated American, who has not been to decent institutions in Europe.
Beef was still spoiled - and this is the main indicator of the mastery of the chef. Not only that the degree of preparation was not sustained (the wife ordered meat for medium roast, but brought almost complete roasting, dried), so the balance of taste was not sustained by salt and spices, in the middle the meat was no taste and dry.
There is a suspicion that the meat was frozen, and this is unacceptable in restaurants of this level. The meat pillow was already too mundane mashed potatoes, which even looked like a construction coating. They did not even think of adding cream or celery to taste.
I was also surprised at the dismissive attitude towards Foie Gras: not only was he overexposed in a frying pan and served on a burnt crouton, the dish was absolutely cold and he was not even thought of adding any salad. In general, it looked overrated for 22 CDN. The duck was not marinated in advance, so the taste was poor and served all with the same potatoes.
Well, the desserts just disappointed us completely. Sugar, sugar, and sugar again. The choice is meager. Of classic Italian desserts, perhaps only tiramisu. The waitress does not know how to properly pronounce the name of the cake "Pavlova".
The wine card caused a separate bewilderment, I ordered Rose's for wife, but there was only one brand, and it was absolutely mediocre. That is, you are not even given the right to choose.
I ordered online and warned several times that we had an anniversary, none of the staff took care to congratulate and provide a more secluded table. And the waitress had a generally unseemly appearance - dressing so at work in an institution of this class is simply the height of impropriety and disrespect for customers, it remains only to wear panties without a skirt, which would look almost exactly the same as with this short skirt. Ugliness!

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GG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband (who is a cook) and I both agreed that this was the best restaurant meal either of us had ever had. The server was great, the food was outstanding. We are from out of town, but will definitely be back the next time we're in Halifax.

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to find location because of no signs outside but worth the search . Inside Keith’s brewery market place

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DH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply said a continuous great experience! Staff are very good and attentive, food tremendous, one of the best in Halifax

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OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried 4 appetizers, one main course and a desert. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. The outdoor patio has ivy covered walls and is very cozy. The restaurant is conveniently located. We especially enjoyed the fresh fois gras which was beautifully presented.

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E
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was excellent too. We were not disappointed.

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e
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the food as well as the ambiance, which was nice and quiet. In this day it is hard to find a space that allows for quiet conversation. Such a pleasant experience for a change.

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AP
Atlantic Canada
115 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure!

I’ve been fortunate to eat many times at daMaurizio over the past few decades. It is consistently excellent. While the dining experience here could have become tired over its long tenure on the Halifax dining scene, this last trip - easily 5-6 years since my previous- only shows that great food and service never go out of style.

Well worth a trip!

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M
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is delightful and the food was delicious!! We had oysters, arancini, ravioli and spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate dessert like a lava cake with gelato...we drank maragaritas and great Super Tuscan wine...Arumi was our server and the service was five star! Portions were large...their San Mariano tomato sauce was superb..

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C
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were in Halifax for 2 nights made reservations for 7:15. We were promptly seated. This was our last night of our vacation so a good Italian dinner was called for. We started out with the Calamari appetizer
which was prepared differently than what we get in the restrauants we normally go to. The calamari was cooked perfectly with a very light crusting. The base was roasted tomato, sautéed garlic, crushed chilies, lemon aioli and salsa verde. For our main entrees my wife had the Gnocchi and I had the Spaghettini. Both dishes were outstanding.

I would highly recommend this restrauant if you want more than a typical seafood dinner.

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MP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for our anniversary. As usual everything was amazing from the food to the service an d everything in between. This is our favorite restaurant in Halifax and we will definitely be returning. Also, Shawn and Karl went above and beyond to make our experience great.

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I
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this restaurant for many years and they never failed to impress me with their services and the quality of the food

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DM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Best ravioli I’ve ever had!

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, the dessert was amazing! (Creama and Tiramisu)

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R
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around excellent dining experience. Wine list is impressive and service was great. Seafood dishes were delicious.

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RH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very nice experience(food, service ,atmosphere ) not rushed

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SY
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Da Maurizio’s to celebrate a milestone birthday. It was truly a wonderful experience from start to finish. Our waiter was warm and very attentive, the food outstanding and the ambience inviting and comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant if u are looking for a special and memorable evening out

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, server was very accommodating to special requests 👍

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite Italian restaurant food is always exceptional and so is a service

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HE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! The service was great and the food was out of this world! I recommend getting the Gnocchi ( I’m salivating just thinking about it). Great place! Will definitely come back!

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AH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We had heard so much about this place as the #1 restaurant in Halifax.
The interior of this restaurant felt old and tired.
The food was good but not fantastic for the money.
Still I am glad we tried it and it's off our bucket list.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was outstanding as usual. We have been on several occasions and the place does not disappoint every time. Right from the moment you walk where you are greeted by a friendly owner to the wait staff and the food. Nothing is missed.

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VP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the greeting, to the excellent service and superb food I would highly recommend da Maurizio’s.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I decided to try this place as we were informed that the food is fantastic.
From the time you walk into the time you leave top service. The food is to die for.
It is an upper-class restaurant. I am used to Boston Pizza.
I would go back.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals here are crafted with care and the plates are tasty and beautiful. Many seafood options but also other choices. We sat outside and it was lovely. I can highly recommend the tuna tartare and the veal scallopini. The service was impeccable. The prices are a bit on the high side but you are paying for quality and service.

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in Halifax
Never disappoints!
Tanya, Bhreagh and her team go over and above every single time.
Proud to host clients here!!
Thank you!

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