Davio's - Chestnut Hill
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.
Beautiful, classy atmosphere. Was disappointed with my dish of spaghettini with tomatoes and clams. Pasta more than al dente (chewy) and dish had no distinctive taste of clams or actually anything else.
Waiter was great. Friendly. Accommodating.
I had a terrible Mother’s Day dinner. Ordered 2 glasses of $15 a glass wine for my mother and I ... the pour was maybe 3 ounces. Unacceptable so didn’t order another glass. Food was mediocre at best. Will NEVER go back there again!
Went here for Mother's day. It was a great time, staff was very friendly. Food was great, drinks were a little strong but we didn't mind that.
Celebrated Mother's Day at Davio's Chestnut Hill at 10:30 am. It was wonderful! I had the crab cakes for the first time and I was delighted to see it was almost all crab! It tasted delicious! I was also glad to see that they were super nice with my children and the children at the other tables. Such a good place to go to celebrate!
The staff at Davio's are bar none some of the best professional servers in the business.
Had a lovely time celebrating mothers day..server was delightful..asked for leisurely dining...perfect time.
The food and the service were wonderful! Thank you to our great waitress. She made our graduation celebration very special.
Overall good although we waited a while for the initial greeting and one dish was forgotten.
Perfect. So much fun! Food was great. Perfect place after work.
Business lunch in a perfectly relaxed welcoming setting. A simply wonderful meal.
I was served a beef short ribs that was full of fat. One of the three pieces was basically inedible.
Consistently excellent food, service & ambience. Perfect for special occasions and regular dining. Davio’s in Chestnut Hill is our favorite restaurant.
There was a large private event that effected both seating and noise. Service was incredibly slow and generally inefficient. Food however was quite good.
Family outing for lunch for my son's birthday. Our server H... was fantastic. Manager Nathan took care of an overcooked steak with a pleasant and hospitable manner. Food was delicious and the presentation made you want to eat it all!!
We go to Davios often as the food , service and management are great. We sit at the counter often so we can watch the kitchen too
Great Birthday Experience with family
We had a lot of concerns before coming to the restaurant because we brought our 4-month baby with us and worried a lot about the dining environment, noise level, how to feed the baby, etc. Fortunately, everything went very well and we had a great time there. My wife said the restroom was clean and comfortable to feed the baby. The food was great. Service was outstanding. We will recommend this restaurant to our friends, especially the ones with children.
The service was too intrusive. Every second someone came and tried to change plates, asked if we are still working on our food, can they take the plates, how do we like our good etc. literally a every 2 min. I feel bad for these people. They stand there and they have nothing to do. They had been told to watch all the guests to make sure there are no dirty dishes on the table, no empty glasses and so on. But that’s too much!! Let the guests talk and and enjoy the dining without being interrupted every second!
Great place for a lunch meeting. The room is quiet at lunch time; so easy to talk. Great food and service. Large tables to hold a notebook.
I like to think of myself as a foodie I love food been to some pretty decent restaurants eateries in my life high end low end and everything in between this meal especially the spring rolls sampler brought me and my taste buds to tears in the BEST way possible!!!!! I cried when the meal ended it was perfection the pasta with shrimp and pancetta AMAZING pasta with short ribs the meat melted in my mouth!!!! You need to open in NJ!!!! Begging you!!! Best meal of my life!!!! Jill
Easter Dinner Dste. Food was amazing.
Three of us went there for an Easter Sunday dinner and everything was excellent. The service was attentive, pleasant, and polite. The choices of foods were amazing, as were the presentation and preparation. We were very happy with our choice of a restaurant and look forward to returning.
Overall, a terrific experience and we highly recommend Davio's-Chestnut Hill.
Disappointed in the brunch. The items were overpriced and just not good. The French toast brioche was supposed to have carmelized bananas on it and it came over cooked, tough and with banana mush on top. The frittata was a dry flat circle; also very disappointing. The eggs Benedict , I heard was good but had very little short ribs on it and dinnermates felt it therefore overpriced. The dinner apps were great though and the table was in a happy, sunny place. Our waitress was WONDERFUL. She made Easter brunch great by her care and attention. Won’t do brunch there next time!
Great server. Great food.
Service attentive; food fabulous and free parking to boot!
Consistently excellent food and friendly, professional wait staff. Davio's is a favorite meeting place of mine - whether fro a late night snack at the bar or a "meet-up" with fir ends.
Drinks and service were good. The bolognese mad me feel a bit sick.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Davio’s is our go-to place for special occasions as well as everyday fun.
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.
Excellent service and just right for a casual work dinner.
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.
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!
The food, service and ambiance were amazing. A little noise but not too bad. I would definitely go back.
Great for groups, pretty around sunset if you sit near the large windows.