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About DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar
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.
Salem, OR 97301
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact us to get more information about our catering abilities, menus, and more!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
DaVinci’s is always great for a nice meal out. Nice ambiance, solidly good food every time we’ve been (their pasta and fish specials have all been excellent), frequently they have live piano music, they have a great wine list, and the bar makes great cocktails if you ask (they don’t have a specific menu for the cocktails as far as I’m aware, but we’ve had a few specials just by asking).
The food was excellent. They made a special risotto for me since I didn’t like the mushroom risotto they were serving that night. It was fantastic - bolognese, peas, cream. Pappardelle was fantastic as was the garganelli with meatballs and pomodoro was perfect.
The dinner service by James the bartender was impeccable. The kind of service that doesn’t make you blink an eye at the bill because you were so well taken care of.
Celebrated with a birthday dinner at Davinci's. Absolutely love this place. It is very obvious that the owner is passionate about his restaurant, from the atmosphere, cocktails to the fabulous food. This is a special place and I highly recommend coming here for that special dinner. Wonderful.
Very nice place for a date! My only complaints are 1) their rule that happy hour menu prices are only available on the bottom floor by the bar and 2) the online menu wasn't updated to reflect what was currently available. I was really looking forward to ceviche from the online menu, but didn't see it on the current one.
Enjoyed a dinner with family at this lovely restaurant. The food was delicious, my daughter loved the fresh oysters and my husband and I each tried a different salad to start. We were very pleased - fresh ingredients, well-prepared. All of us were very happy with our main courses, especially the chicken under a brick. The portions were generous and the chicken was tender and flavorful. Loved the flat bread too! The service was excellent - our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We will return next time we are in town.
We arrived on time for our dinner reservation, waited for 10 minutes to get seated, had someone take our wine order and after another 20 minutes, when no one brought our wine or checked on us, we left. I should mention that we watched a group of people get seated, waited on and served within the 20 minutes. Was there to celebrate my parents' 55th anniversary. Had a great meal at Bari down the block. Fantastic food and great service.
The food was great, the service was so, so. It was our anniversary and we requested a certain table and our reservations was not too long after they started serving dinner, so we thought it would not be a big deal to get that table but obviously it was because the waiter didn't even look at our reservation or the fact it was our anniversary and had already seated some people at the table that appeared to be there just for happy hour. We were seated instead in an area with children and our service was so so. Have eaten their before and have enjoyed it but not this time. Will have a hard time going back
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