Davio's - Chestnut Hill

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715 reviews
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Steakhouse
In 1985, at the young and ambitious age of 24, Steve DiFillippo purchased a locally-owned family restaurant called Davio’s on Newbury Street in Boston’s trendy Back Bay. As Boston’s culinary tastes evolved, he transformed the location into a destination. He retooled the menu, the space, the wine list. The new Davio’s soon garnered rave reviews.
The idea behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse was simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill.
Everything made by hand from the best ingredients. Serve everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations. Mirror this philosophy in the kitchen with our expert and attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to your every need and taking pride in your enjoyment of the meal. Steve has since opened locations in Foxborough, Lynnfield, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Manhattan and Atlanta.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be open from 10 am - 9 pm on Mother's Day serving our Dinner menu all day in addition to Brunch Features from 10 am - 2 pm and Dinner Features from 2 pm - 9 pm. We look forward to seeing you to celebrate Mother's Day with us.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Dinner Dste. Food was amazing.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Drinks and service were good. The bolognese mad me feel a bit sick.

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New England
39 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I live in Newton, so Davios in Chestnut Hill is my go to place, in case I am out of ideas. It consistently has good food, superb service and lovely bar scene on the weekends. This time, however, the food was rather mediocre. The chicken livers were bitter and waaay over-fried, and the calamari appetizer lost its visual appeal whatsoever: it looked like either someone ate it before it arrived at my table, or perhaps a wrong choice of plate and too little calamari. The desserts were delicious and the drinks were fantastic. The service never disappointed.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have always had a good meal. Service has also been very good there. The pasta dishes are always great and had the dry aged ribeye which was very flavorful and cooked perfectly.

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AG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit and won’t be our last from start to finish was fabulous service food and ambiance. We were very impressed my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it definitely be back .

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was very good. Only problem I had was , we were sat in the bar area and kitchen noise was very loud.
Next time we go I will request other seating, otherwise everything was excellent.

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I arranged a business dinner last night at Davio’s in Chestnut hill for a party of four. Two of us arrived a bit early and we sat at the bar and had a cocktail while we waited. The bartender was very personable and the drinks were well made. We were then seated promptly when the rest of our party arrived and greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable waiter. The only part of the food that was exceptional was the side of expertly prepared Brussel’s sprouts – delish! The $50 ribeye that I ordered was cooked as I asked however that is the only positive feedback that I have for it. The meat was not seasoned, tasted like the grill had not been cleaned in a few days, and was a bit on the tough side – Even after adding butter it was not that great. Finishing our meal with an Italian cookie and espresso totally sealed the deal on my resolve to never return to Davio’s – the cookie was mediocre and the espresso was awful. Such a shame that an upscale restaurant falls short of quality food.

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BR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davio’s is our go-to place for special occasions as well as everyday fun.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great -- great table, as requested. However, when i made the reservation via Open Table I had indicated it was a birthday, and I called the restaurant earlier that day to provide the birthday name, but there was no birthday recognition at dessert time, as expected.

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and just right for a casual work dinner.

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. My wife and I sometimes go to the bar for late night drinks and the popovers. The popovers are superb and worth the visit. Many bars can make great drinks but Davio’s has great drinks and the popovers.

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MH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. I do not remember our server's name, but she was fantastic. Very attentive, but not overbearing. Knowledgeable, courteous. Food is always excellent. Love the popovers!

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CK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were amazing. A little noise but not too bad. I would definitely go back.

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MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for groups, pretty around sunset if you sit near the large windows.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except the seating. The front section was closed due to two functions so we had to sit in the area next to the kitchen and bar. We want a table, not a booth and they only have a limited number of tables. Became very loud with pots and pans banging, etc.
Otherwise, the food and service was great. I would recommend it if you can get a table in the front section!!

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K
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding server; delicious food and well drawn drinks.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb bruch, excellent quality food, great service, wonderful brunch choices, fair prices! Highly recommend,

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and staff! Made a special day even more wonderful!

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made a reservation at Davio’s for my sister’s 30th birthday with some girlfriends and we all loved the experience! The food was amazing, our waitress was beyond accommodating, and they called me ahead of my reservation to make sure they could accommodate a birthday dessert ahead of time for my sister. She had a wonderful time, and so did we!

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C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant evening. Excellent food. I would especially recommend their seafood appetizer large plate. Service was remarkable. I would definitely go back!

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r
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals. I ate from the Awaken 180 menu and loved it.

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New England
43 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We went for a 90th birthday party to Chestnut Hill location. Service was beyond poor (3 pieces of bread for party of 7, no water, waited forever for our order to be taken, drinks took forever...) Very understaffed. Food was mediocre. almost 3 hours for lunch. Very disappointed. Foxboro location was excellent for lunch a few months ago. 2 very different experiences

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New England
79 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Chicken liver appetizer delicious. Grilled chicken sandwich was quality and fresh. For dessert I had 2 scoops gelato- heavenly! Parking for handicapped was very convenient as was entrance and exit from restaurant.

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New England
214 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining for lunch. Quiet and delicious food. Very reasonable price for such high quality.

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PD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was great, and the service was impressive.

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New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was underwhelmed overall. My Shrimp Fusilli Dish had Very little flavor. Our drinks as well as meals were served to the wrong person both times. The cocktail was just ok, I had the Fig Bourbon Smash, and again there was no flavor other than the Bourbon ~ no complexity at all. Also, when asking the bartender a question, he just about looked at me as if saying “are you kidding me”. I was not turned on by the pretentious attitudes, although the hosts were friendly and extremely pleasant ~ thanks to them for the higher points

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and friendly service
Our favorite

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JA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Davio's during Restaurant week for two friend's 60th birthdays. Everything was fantastic! The service was warm and impeccable. The food was fantastic. The pasta dishes are the best. Even if you normally skip pasta dishes for health reasons, splurge when you visit Davio's!!!

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FW
New England
52 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Davio's Chestnut Hill is disappointing in so many ways: flavorless food, uninspired menu offerings, and food preparation that smacks of indifference rather than passion. And the food really and truly is flavorless across the board.

If you’re seeking out a pricey restaurant that excels in mediocrity, then Davio’s Chestnut Hill is your kind of place.

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New England
98 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went for the Dine Out Boston specials. We had been eyeing this restaurant for many years, so this was a chance to try it out. My wife had cod and I paid the $10 supplement for a steak. Both meals were excellent. The glass of Merlot I ordered was nice. Our waiter, Jimmy, did a fine job of keeping us supplied and tending to our needs. We appreciate him very much! We sat in the area near the kitchen, which while pleasant, is hardly a place where I would normally go for a fine meal. However, if you want to eat before or after a movie, either the bar or the kitchen area would be fine.

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DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Restaurant week lunch
Will return...............

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The manager is thoughtful and professional.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Fabulous food, nice environment. Parking can be tricky because of the nearby cinema.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wait staff

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davios in Chestnut Hill continues to be my “ go to “ restaurant whether business or personal. They are very accommodating, the food is outstanding and my guests always enjoy the atmosphere. Well done!!!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. It can be a very expensive restaurant depending on your menu choices, but for really good food well worth it.

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FR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A pleasant dining experience for the family. I especially appreciated the call earlier in the day to determine whose birthday it was. Food was good. Service was slow ... more leisurely that we are used to and not apparently because of problems in the kitchen. The one suggestion I would make deals with the portion size of the desserts. They are very large. A smaller serving of cheesecake would have sufficed!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Davio's to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. The service was great the food was delicious the drinks were good too! Loved it

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CE
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Great location. It's busy on Saturday nights so be sure to make a reservation.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Some minor confusion about a side dish. It was picked up by staff and quickly straightened out. And the deserts were removed from the bill which was not necessary, but welcome.

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