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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.

1496 Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1R7
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Salter

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(902) 423-0859

Website:
http://www.damaurizio.ca/

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.

Executive Chef:
Andrew King

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

da Maurizio Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (41)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Business Meals (24)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Authentic (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Waterfront (6)
Casual (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was top notch. The chairs were Terrible. we both left with backaches
and could hardly wait to get out of there. Very not nice experience. We won 't be coming back or recommending. I am taking another friend out for dinner this week and hoped it would be here, but can't risk another very uncomfy experience. Sorry, I think you sacrificed " style " for comfort.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Incredible food with great experience. I believe this is truly one of the best traditional Italian restaurants in the country. A must try.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome experience

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, service and we had a great table, private.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Don’t visit Halifax often but in between visits I crave my special “Nick seafood Pasta” which is the best ever! Everyone treats us special which means a lot to us old birds! We tell all our friends about this special place and the special staff who make us feel so welcomed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant, impeccable service, which was most likely the highlight of this dining experience.
The food was great, I would rate it 4/5 stars, I had the duck breast and leg confit, although the breast was good, the leg confit was a bit dry to my liking and the sides were poorly prepared/ stale.
On the other hand, portions are fantastic if you have a great appetite.
My wife had the seafood tomato stew which was brillant.
Overall, Damaurizio is by far the best Italian restaurant in town, the food quality and genuine kindness of the staff places them miles ahead of the bycicle thief.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing as always! Our server was slow and clearly did not want to be there. Other staff cleared our table after we sat with empty plates and glasses for over 25 minutes.
The Calamari and radicchio salad were perfect and mains never fail.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a great experience but this time was a step above. Great food. Great service. Loved everything about it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 7 days ago

An excellent Valentine dining experience. My wife and I enjoyed everything about the meal and the evening. The restaurant was very busy but that did not impinge on our enjoyment in any way.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

This is absolutely the best restaurant we have ever frequented. It is pretty bad that we got excited making our next reservation. This is our 6th time here over the last year and a half and we have never been disappointed in any course. They have all been excellent and we have now tried about half the menu. We are absolutely excited for our next visit next month.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Second to none!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is spectacular as are the service and ambiance. Perfect for a first date! It is pricey but worth it.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love having a meal at Da Maurizio. The food is fabulous and the service is outstanding. Kudos to Kelly for providing such excellent service for our table on Friday, February 11, 2018.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Chose DaMaurizio's as we hadn't been there for awhile and we were so happy we did, as we all really enjoyed the meal, and the service was outstanding. Tanya and her Team have a way of making you feel welcome, and go out of their way, without being intrusive to make sure everything is perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always so lovely spending time at Da Maurizio’s . Great service , and food is consistently the best in town!! Vibe is welcoming and comfortable!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 2, 2018

when I booked, I ask for one candle as i was the birthday of my spoouse, but this has been forgotten, too bad.
next time

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellent. Ambience was good. Service was good enough but not sincere. Carafe of red house wine was not so good and badly overpriced making the whole meal seem expensive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The meal was really good but the place was very busy and tables were too close together. We came at 6:30 to avoid the crowd but even then we were brushing elbows with the neighbours. If the restaurant could combine their exceptional menu and service with a small table in a very quiet corner (that I prefer), it would be perfect for my taste.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Spicy, Waterfront
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Tables were so close it felt like you’re having supper with the sttangers seated to either side. Food was unremarkable.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a delightful lunch in celebration of a birthday and retirement. service was impeccable, very friendly and attentive but not too much. Food was delicious and the setting was so enjoyable. It was not busy so we took our time out of a hectic Christmas time, It was so peaceful and we felt quite special. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 21, 2017

had a great evening celebrating Christmas with my sister and we will definitely be letting our friends know what a nice evening we had

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 20, 2017

THE best restaurant in Halifax, bar none. Broad menu, the food is exquisite, and the service is absolutely top notch

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We go to da Maurizio’s every year for special occasions and we have never been disappointed. The staff and meals have always been excellent and we wouldn’t hesitate to go back or to recommend it to others.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The best steak I've ever eaten and I come from Alberta! Lovely!

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing as always
Service was extremely attentive without being intrusive
Food well presented
Have never had a bad dining experience here

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Chosen for a birthday treat for a friend who loves food. Service was impeccable. There was a company christmas party going on in one part that was separated off, but this did not affect service. Server was so discreet, one of those where you go to ask for more water and your glass is magically full. Good wine list (needs updating to modern tastes) and not obviously accessible. Still the best in Halifax. Consistently great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had lunch the menu for lunch is shorter but the food was excellent and our waiter was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As usual, a very fine dining experience. Rather full of Christmas Parties but they handled it well and we had a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Warm welcome. Still on our list...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food is generally excellent
Menu is varied but rarely changed
Service very polished and professional
Personnel very nice
Expensive
Often crowded
Tables close together
Not much separation or privacy
One of the best restaurants in the City.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been planning to come to Da Maurizio for quite a long time, and were not disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was nothing special. For a fine dining restaurant I expected so much more! A little loud but overall it was a good atmosphere for a date.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our evening was excellent - great service, food and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Maybe the best business lunch in town while maybe the least known.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I've not received any points for this reservation.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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