DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.7
490 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

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About

DaVinci Ristorante is an upscale restaurant and wine bar located in historic downtown Salem. We pride ourselves on a diverse and seasonally inspired menu, sourcing the finest meats and produce available from local farmers. Our wine list features over 80 wines poured by the glass, as well as thousands more bottles from our cellar. Along with the impressive wine list, we also feature a full bar and daily happy hour menu.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(503) 399-1413
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
David Lucero
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Catering
Please contact us to get more information about our catering abilities, menus, and more!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ferry
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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JK
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

This was our first time at DaVinci Ristorante. It was a great! Food was excellent as well as the service. Plan to go again.

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DB
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

We love celebrating our anniversaries here.
Mo is awesome!
We each had one of the specials, awesome@

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AT
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Delicious and very tasty. Perfect amount of food for a dinner. I will recommend it for a special occasion because it's a little bit expensive.

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AO
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

In Salem a quality breakfast or lunch can be had, but dinner has few really good opportunities. Da vinci is a rarity in Salem, a quality dinner location. The only thing they need to improve is a cosmetic update to the front room. Food and service was very good, we shared the beet and haricot salad and steak tartar, for mains the scallopini and pappardelle bolognese. Everything was worth having again. In fact we are trying to imitate the salad at home!

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Calgary
5.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

Passed through Salem and were lucky to dine at DaVinci. Everything was lovely. Food, service, bar and loved the piano player and his wonderful repertoire of music. Hope to visit again one day soon!

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AH
Portland
5.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food well prepared, excellent service customized a dessert for my wife's birthday. Very nice. Not cheap but commensurate with what one gets.

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OJ
Portland
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

This is without a doubt our most favorite restaurant in Salem. Whether it is for a casual meal, a drink with a friend, a romantic date night or special occasion, DaVinci's is the place. The owner is passionate about his restaurant and the food that goes to your table. Guaranteed, this is a high end dinning experience that is worth the price. We drive close to 100 miles to dine here and I can't wait to return.

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J
Portland
5.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

Fantastic cuisine and excellent service. It has an old world, European flair with live piano. Ambiance is romantic. Great venue for a special occasion.

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DF
2.0
Dined on May 1, 2018

Bar service was great however dining room service was inattentive and it took a long time to get our food. When I mentioned our wine by the glass was not to our liking nothing was done.

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OS
Portland
5.0
Dined on April 20, 2018

We love Davincis for the food, the excellent service & the setting, especially the piano player.

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OT
Portland
5.0
Dined on April 18, 2018

Amazing atmosphere and fantastic food. Peter was our waiter and he handled everything perfectly. A definite place to dine and return to.

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S
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on April 12, 2018

Our favorite restaurant downtown. From the Ahi starter through the Tiger Prawns, everything presented was flavorful and bountiful.
See you again soon.

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SF
Seattle
5.0
Dined on April 8, 2018

Is it possible to add extra "stars" for the wonderful service? The wait staff are the best -- knowledgeable, prompt, seamless. The people who greet your when you come in are warm and welcoming. Oh, and the food is terrific, too. But the employees are what make Da Vinci's such a great place.

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JS
Portland
5.0
Dined on March 11, 2018

DaVinci's was absolutely great as usual. Highly, highly recommended. Difficult for any restaurant to be consistently Excellent for 20+ years but DaVinci's remains Outstanding in every way. Our server Matthew who been at DaVinci's forever was extremely competent & made us feel at home as usual.

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JW
Boise
5.0
Dined on March 10, 2018

Our table was ready on time. Our server Tamara was attentive, sociable and very accommodating for our group. Our meal was exquisite. Hangar steak cooked to perfect medium rare. Duck breast with risotto was amazing. Crab ravioli was pleasing. Tiger prawns were the star of the table. The drinks from the bar were just right, not too weak or strong. I personally enjoyed the Davinci Gin & Tonic while my sister (birthday girl) had a refreshing malibu drink. Overall, was a great place to start our birthday party celebration.

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l
Portland
2.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

We did not experience what was noted on open table. Our server said they did not allow a small taste of wine prior to a selection of $12-15 per glass red wines. The food was not what i expected in flavor and was a big disappointment unfortunately. It lacked flavor and bright flavor.

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S
Portland
5.0
Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was exceptional, atmosphere was romantic and service was great. We both got their handcrafted cocktails which tasted great but it seemed like they skimped on the alcohol a bit on both, that was our only let down. Otherwise would definitely recommend!

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OT
5.0
Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful, informed wait staff, quality ingredients deliciously prepared. A dining experience well worth the drive from Albany.

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CM
5.0
Dined on February 24, 2018

Service was great. Food was phenomenal. Prices were Fair for the love of food.

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OT
Seattle
5.0
Dined on February 24, 2018

Our favorite place to eat and hang out in Salem! Love the staff, ambiance and food.

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OT
Portland
5.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful evening, meal and service. They have been around 28 years and still hit the mark every time out.

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f
Portland
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day. It was lovely.

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Portland
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

We love DaVinci’s for the atmosphere, very romantic and warm, the great food and very good service. The wine selection is excellent and the owner is more than happy to assist in your selection. The restaurant has a European vibe and is appointed with old world art. We enjoy the live piano music and the nice touches, like the silent film playing on the wall as you ascend the stairs. It is a lovely place for a romantic date or gathering of friends and family. The servers are friendly and provide excellent service. This is our go to restaurant for fine dining in Salem.

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B
Portland
4.0
Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was Luke warm and needed salt

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m
Portland
4.0
Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent ravioli and sea sea bass. Nice wine and dessert. We will be back.

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NR
Portland
5.0
Dined on February 9, 2018

I love the live piano and the classic movie playing in the restaurant. Great atmosphere in a beautiful older building. Food is great, although I prefer a more traditional Italian fare and a little less duck egg on my Italian restaurant menu. Great wine selection.

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LS
Portland
5.0
Dined on February 9, 2018

Loved the live piano music, ambiance, great service, and good food.

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I
Portland
3.0
Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was average. Service was good, but it was very noisy with the drum machine playing throughout dinner. It was so loud that it was hard to have a conversation with our friends. Overall it was a good night, not great.

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Portland
5.0
Dined on February 2, 2018

Best bet in Salem! We dine here for all our special occasions. Wine list is outstanding and the food has been delicious every time. Great happy hour menu from the presidential salad to the special bread. Thank you James for the great bar service and thank you Moe for have such a delightful restaurant.

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F
Portland
2.0
Dined on January 27, 2018

Over an hour for food to arrive. Waiter was pleasant, to a fault, spending several minutes talking to tables when there was service to provide. Food was fine, as usual, but wait staff is poorly trained and, as this is one of several visits to Davinci’s, it is a pattern

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Portland
5.0
Dined on January 19, 2018

1st time visiting and I was pleasantly pleased with the whole experience. Service was quick and friendly. Food tasted great and drinks well flavored. Great atmosphere and vibe threw out the restaurant. Definitely recommend and I will be going back.

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OT
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Although they were having a difficult evening due to a shortage in chefs, the wait staff were very polite and doing their best to manage the shortfall. Appetizers and three of the four food dishes ordered were rated as very good. My fish, however, was undercooked, basically raw, and I had to send it back. Dessert and coffee were fabulous.

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SA
Portland
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

They regularly have live music at the entrance and while I enjoy that, if you are close, it can be difficult to have a conversation plus near the entrance can be cold. When I place my reservation I request a table away from the entrance. My request was clearly accommodated and we had a lovely spot upstairs away from the entrance and had a delightful experience. We love their pan seared scallops - cooked to perfection!

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Hawaii
1.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Sadly OpenTable to make a reservation for a restaurant that was not open on the day we were going. We showed up ready to celebrate New Years Eve and the restaurant was not only closed for NYE but also is never open Sundays. It left us scrambling to find another place to eat.

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H
Portland
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We reserved a table for early evening on New Years Eve. The food was outstanding and for the 1st part of the meal the service was excellant. The restaurant became quite busy and the service became sketchy for the end of the meal. We waited more than half an hour for our desert. Other than that it was an enjoyable meal and I had one of the best vodka martinis ever. We spent almost $200 on dinner for two so it's not a place we would eat at on a regular basis but we would go back for a special occasion.

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Portland
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with piano jazz and standards which made for a perfect date night. Food and service were excellent.

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F
Portland
3.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Exceptional food especially in sleepy, ordinary Salem. Great wine list. Very good service. Accommodating.
Need to get rid off the live music. It’s awful. Too loud, impossible to talk and be heard even if you sit upstairs, selection of tunes is pitiful and doesn’t go with the upscale food.

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Portland
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

DaVinci's is in a league of their own. I wish I had discovered this Salem gem long ago!! Everything was pure perfection from the moment we walked in. The pianist was great and played amazingly. Everything about the food was devine. We will definitely be returning with friends so they too can experience greatness....

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BM
Portland
2.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

In 15+ years of dining here, this was the first negative experience we’ve had. It was so slow. Waiter was not attentive. A huge let down for the great dinner experience we were looking forward to.

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Portland
2.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Reservation was made in advance. When we arrive we were to bee seated in the bar next to the front door, which was very cold and drafty. I requested a move to a better location. We were seated upstairs. The flatbread starter was served after dinner was served. We were ask if we were their for dinner before the play and were were not. The service and meal was rushed and felt as if they wanted to move us out as quickly as possible. Service from the waiter was the worst part. Meal was OK, but ruined by the service and being rushed. For $200 we were highly disappointed, we traveled from the Tualatin area for something new.

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