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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.

180 High Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Ferry

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 399-1413

Website:
http://www.davincisofsalem.com/

Catering:
Please contact us to get more information about our catering abilities, menus, and more!

Executive Chef:
David Lucero

Additional:
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

5
4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Romantic (18)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Live Music (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Authentic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day. It was lovely.

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was Luke warm and needed salt

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Live Music, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·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)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·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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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Davinci is always a great place to eat. We had dinner right before seeing the Nutcracker at the Elsinore next door. It was a perfect evening out.

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Awesome as always. Very special place. Salem gem. It has withstood the ups & downs of the economy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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).

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was good, but service was very slow. We had tickets for show and slow service made dessert a no go.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

What a wonderful dining experience. The ambiance, service and food was impeccable. We are from way out of town, but whenever we visit my father-in-law in Salem, we will also be visiting DaVinci

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Semi-fancy, wonderful dinner choices, quiet serene tables, dinner total bout $50 each, so good for special occasions or memorable business meal. Seafood fettuccini delectable. Attentive staff, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent service. Delicious food. Great beverage selection. Comfortable environment.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food. Pasta dishes were Grand and the wine list substantial

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

twonderful evening, good food, good conversation, great location, a real special treat to have discovered.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, authentic food, good beer, extensive wine list, exceptional service. You can't go wrong at Davincis!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Absolutely scrumptious scallops with seasoned peas, mushrooms and bacon. Wait staff was helpful and friendly. Much quieter than most restaurants. Pretty expensive, but it was our anniversary.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very cold. I couldn't wait to leave I was so cold. My pasta was under cooked and not much flavour. A very attractive restaurant if we hadn't been seated in the cold room they ignored. I probably wouldn't go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

An amazing experience of ambiance, fresh wonderful food, and great service without stuffiness or pretentiousness. Great friendly delicious evening.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very nice atmosphere and decor

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Convient to the downtown area and playhouse. A wonderful restaurant to enjoy scrumptious food and an extensive wine list. Live piano music sets the tone for a very enjoyable meal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We found DaVinci's to have great food, wonderful attentive service, nice venue and good location. We will go again and recommend it to others.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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