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DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.5
470 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic (20)
  • Good for a Date (19)
  • Special Occasion (18)
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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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
What 470 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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vipfelechia (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day. It was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner (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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Bubba (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was Luke warm and needed salt

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vipmike (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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NwRestaurantexplorer (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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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Italianstallion (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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OpenTable Diner (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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vipFoodiefamily (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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OpenTable Diner (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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OpenTable Diner (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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OpenTable Diner (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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OpenTable Diner (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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Holly (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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OpenTable Diner (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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Foodie1 (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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OpenTable Diner (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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BoyMomof2 (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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OpenTable Diner (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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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.

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Sonja (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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Meee (Cincinnati)
5.0  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).

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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vipmike (Portland)
3.0  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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OregonJoe (Portland)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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.

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Beebee (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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