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DaVinci's Eatery

4.2
77 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

Reservations on Friday and Saturday nights are limited to larger parties only. However, walk-ins are welcomed on those evenings.

DaVinci’s is located in the historic Bates Mill Complex on 150 Mill St. in Lewiston, Maine and has been serving area guests since opening our doors in 1996 at our original location on 35 Canal Street.

Our menu features house made Garlic Knots, Fresh Soups, Specialty Pizzas, and a wide array of Italian Specialties. We offer extensive lists of craft beers and wine, as well as full bar service.

Inside you’ll experience a casual atmosphere with décor accented by the Mill’s original brickwork and wooden beams, as well as a collection of Vespa scooters and antique bicycles. Our brick oven and exhibition kitchen help complement your dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(207) 782-2088
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Full catering services are available for off-premise events, as well as on-premise in our function room. The “Grappa” Room seats up to 100 people and is perfect for wedding-related events, anniversary, birthday or retirement parties, and much more. Audio/Visual equipment is also available to help make your event memorable.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (207) 782-2088
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Catering
Full off-premise catering is available. Please inquire and our staff will customize a proposal specific to your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chestnut Street
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Parking details
Lot is located directly across the street from the restaurant. There is also a city-owned parking garage on the street opposite from the lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Food was great! Pizzas were delicious. Our server Kayla was extremely attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

We ate at a high-top in the bar area. Our service was excellent. We shared a Caesar salad and a pizza and both were terrific. We ended with a slice of peanut butter pie- fantastic!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2017

We've been here several times before. Always one of our favorite restaurants

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

8 of us gathered for a birthday/pre- concert lunch. It was a quiet Sunday morning. Service was excellent. In just over an hour we were able to relax, enjoy the time and our food and got to the concert venue without feeling rushed. Everyone enjoyed their food. Unfortunately we did not get back there for the flourless chocolate cake- next time.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Pizza was delicious

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

The services was outstanding and the food was fabulous. We had an excellent meal and experience overall. Would love to see a few more vegetarian options, but well able to find great food off of the regular menu. Family-friendly and great atmosphere. Particularly liked the Italian lesson in the restrooms!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service, I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Excellent food and service! The veal part and chicken parmesan were great... Love the warm rolls too!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Great atmosphere and food! Would definitely come here to eat again.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2016

I enjoyed how open and welcoming it was. Our server was very sweet , and the food came out very fast.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

The food was absolutely terrific. We love this place. We brought the whole family and we all enjoyed immensely.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2016

This place is amazing! Really good food and a comfortable setting.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Seven of us had a wonderful good bye lunch for my Aunt and Uncle prior to their leaving for Florida. The service was outstanding and the food excellent! We had a great time and my Uncle paid! Thanks mon Oncle!!

I should've ordered the dinner portion!!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

We all enjoyed our meals and plan to come again very soon

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2016

Food was terrific! Very quick service. Our waitress was great/ friendly.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2016

Yummy! Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, the garlic knots with olive oil for dipping were a favorite. The atmosphere was clean and inviting. The restaurant was noisy which made it difficult to have an intimate conversation. Overall this was an enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2016

A great restaurant and an amazing restoration accomplishment for Lewiston Mill area!

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3.0Dined on August 28, 2016

This restaurant is just, sort of, okay. No atmosphere, very slow service, a poor wine list and a bit better than okay food, the place just falls short on every level. It's not bad on any front, but it's just not good on any either. Not a place I would go back to.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2016

A fun, friendly place to grab breakfast from the takeout cafe which opens at 7:00 am, or a quick lunch to take out to the park...they also have lovely outside patio dining for lunch and dinner with waitstaff. You can choose to have the buffet which offered soup, fresh salad ingredients, meat chili and six varieties of pizza. That was not to my liking, however. Pizza was skimpy on toppings and crust was very "blonde".... Not crunchy and toasty looking. We chose from the dinner menu, which is available all day. Bolognese, linguini and clam sauce, crippling, minestrone and Italian Wedding soup. We ate a lot. No room for dessert, which was too bad because they looked wonderful.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2016

Enjoyed a delicious veal parm on the patio with friends. Very nice!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2016

Had a lovely dinner on the patio.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2016

DaVinci's was a great meal in a sleepy little town in the middle of summer. We were afraid we wouldn't find good food on our trip up to drop kids at camp. The half portions are a great option, interesting menu with light, salad and fish choices. Garlic knots and gelato were delicious. Worth the trip.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2016

Food prepared well, larger party so took a bit longer than usual. Round table allowed 4 couple to sit so we could talk to all as opposed to long table. Server was excellent very attentive but not intrusive. Noise was great this time as we had our own corner. Neat old mill items decorations, large scale, etc

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2016

Always great Italian food and great service at DaVinci's! Friends from Portland are hooked on the garlic knots and always rave about them and the food.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

We were able to dine outside on the patio on a beautiful day! The food was delicious!! Rolls amazing!! It reminded us of the Italian food in the North End in Boston! Service was great!! Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Authentic Italian Food. Great way to spend Fathers Day. Service in restaurant and Bar was terrific.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2016

For some reason it seems like most good restaurants are not open on Sundays anymore. This is a real drag. DaVincis came through for me though as a nice dinner destination for my wife's birthday. She liked the special she got - shrimp pomodoro. I loved the seafood chopino. We received our food super fast, the portions are sized properly, and the salads and bread knots were awesome. We finished with a piece of lemon cake that was perfect. Overall, a really nice experience.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2016

DaVinci's is always one of our favorite go-to places for dinner and great wine. You can feel a little fancier if you want, and not feel out of place, or you can be in a more casual mood and not feel underdressed. The dining room is spacious with low lighting, contributing to a fine dining atmosphere, but the friendliness of the waitstaff and bar help guests feel comfortable no matter the occasion. Although I don't work in Lewiston, it appears to be a great place for happy hour visitors just out of the office. Food comes in huge portions, so expect to take some home in a carry out container our server was proud to describe as "really nice carryout box"'s. It's trun--no Styrofoam--almost a reusable firm plastic bowl with lid, along with a nice firm-bottomed carryout plastic bag. Good variety of delicious menu offerings from typical expected pasta dishes with your choices of meats or shrimp, tasty flatbread appetizers, and the well known complimentary garlic knots. Great choice for a happy, relaxed dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2016

they had very good food, the price was reasonable, the noise was bearable considering that it is in an ole mill complex with high ceilings and the noise echoes. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. Overall I will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2016

I knew that the food would be great as always, but was not expecting such a great beer selection!
Fantastic variety of local craft brews........

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2016

Sunday afternoon lunch. On the plus side, fairly extensive menu. Bruchetta and calamari appetizers were quite uninspired. The calamari tasted like old fried batter where the oil hadn't been changed for far too long. Seafood entrees were just ok; out of the four of us, no one raved. Most disappointing was the service. Salad without dressing, seafood dish without one of the accompaniments, waiter never once came by to ask how everything was, said he'd be back to fill water glasses but didn't. The passable food might have been more enjoyable had the service not been so subpar. You don't want to have 3 people finished with their salads, while the fourth is still trying to locate the waiter to let him know he forgot the dressing.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2016

Food was good, but the service was slow. The waitress was very pleasant, but clearly over worked.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Except when they stopped serving my favorite dish. Spinach and chicken tortellini. Was so delish. Our server Diana was great.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

The food was spectacular and the service was fantastic! The atmosphere was fabulous!

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2016

This was only my second time to Maine and I wanted to take my college student and friends out for a different meal than campus food. The restaurant is eclectic and I wasn't too sure what to expect, but found that it was great . Didn't look like an Italian restaurant but the food was excellent. Certainly not your ordinary restaurant...

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2016

Food was very good. We sat at the bar and service was a bit slow and not overly attentive.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2016

Wonderful 75th Birthday evening Dinner for five people.
Great food and friendly and attentive service.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2016

Great Italian restaurant in a great historic mill building. Good food, good service, good atmosphere. Nice for families and couples. We have been here in large and small groups. Our experience has always been the same. We have always enjoyed the food and the service. The atmosphere is bustling. It is not quiet, but it is set up so that you can hear your group without overhearing what others are saying.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2016

First time Here and what a great lunch my daughter and I had. The service was outstanding! Great job DaVinci's Eatery! Will be back very soon! Love Love Love :)

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2015

Very good Italian food in a comfortable atmosphere. It can get a bit loud because of the high ceiling and hard surfaces, but that's what you get in an old mill building that's been beautifully renovated. Don't fill up on the garlic knots no matter how tempting!

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