Davio's - Philadelphia

4.7
2971 reviews
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Davio’s, with its “Northern Italian Steakhouse” cuisine, brings a deliciously unique flair to a city famous worldwide for its Italian restaurants. Situated in the historic Provident Bank Building in Center City Philadelphia, Davio’s offers diners the complete upscale dining experience - exquisite food, expertly prepared and presented in a grandly historic ambience. Davio’s skilled wait-staff provide guests with relaxed, yet attentive service, and are smartly garbed in long white coats reminiscent of Italy’s finest restaurants. Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week, the restaurant has already gained popularity as a prime spot for both “Power Breakfast” and “Power Lunch” among the Philadelphia business community. Dinner also brings local and national luminaries from all walks of life on a regular basis. Reservations are suggested for the main dining room.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious food. Fabulous gluten-free options. The GF gnocchi with white truffle oil was done perfectly. My steak was exactly correct. My date enjoyed their food. The ambience is beautiful and romantic. The dinner felt rushed. I had intended a relaxed, romantic, expensive dinner date. Servers kept trying to take our plates before we had finished eating a dish.

I felt like I had to fight to keep my food on the table. Not the mood I wanted to set for my date. Toward the end of the meal, it got infuriating. My date had finished their entree but I had not. When not using it, I had my flatware clearly in the upside-down V position that says, "I'm still eating." Someone tried to take my plate four or five times. I almost yelled at the last person out of sheer frustration. When I finished, I put my flatware in the four o'clock position. And then apparently no one wanted to clear our plates. Maybe the servers are not trained to know the signs? In any event, great food -- really excellent -- but really rushed and frustrating service.

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ER
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Attentive and friendly servers. Food was great.

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f
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, amazing server and wonderful ambiance.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food

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EW
Poconos
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Great atmosphere. Entrees were just okay but I believe that's mostly because of what we ordered. Apps were out of this world. I would definitely go back.

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DP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were ready for us when we arrived and gave us a very nice table. Service by our waitress Jordan was superb and she was extremely professional, courteous, and just a beautiful personality. Food was delicious and good and hot. Definitely will be back.

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D
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I come here about 12 times a year for business lunches and I shall remain doing just that. This was my first time for dinner and it certainly wasn’t elevated like you would expect, and I’m not talking about the elevated dinner prices. Our server was great, however, the back up staff was noticeably unorganized and untrained: filling our water glasses up with still when sparkling water is sitting on the table, clearing our food without asking us if we wanted our untouched sides to go, and removing the wine cart in the middle of dinner that held our decanted wine because another table needed it. Also, wasn’t impressed by the food. I always get the tuna tartare at lunch and it’s always great, but last night’s tuna tartare even though it was very fresh and made of high quality ingredients, was tasteless. My main entree, pan seared lobster on a bed of whipped potatoes smothered in a cream sauce with a few green beens, was uninspired at best and poorly executed at worst. The lobster was overcooked, and the other aspects of the dish weren’t cohesive-had to find the green beens which fell into the potatoes meaning they were whipped so much that the plate was a big puddle of potatoes and cream sauce. All in all, for the price in comparison with service and food quality, I will stick to coming for lunch.

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t
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food is impeccable..I had the short rib. didnt like the polenta but everything else was superb..

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were flawless!! We'll definitely be returning

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. I would recommend to others. Had the filet special and would order again.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and we LOVED Davio's! Everything---ambiance, service and food---was absolutely first-rate. Will definitely be back!

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BH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! Awesome spot to make an impression and wine and dine someone special. I took my fiancé for Valentine’s Day! Best service every received in a restaurant!

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BH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food, excellent service. No complaints.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine's day

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the second time that I have dined at this restaurant. Generally it been very good. But, in both instances they tried to seat my party at a very undesirable table (close to host stand where everybody including waitstaff would constantly be walking by your table). They agreed to move me but It was poor service, especially since I had a reservation and there were other more desirable tables available.

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AM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food!!! The tuna was divine and the corn risotto was amazing. Great atmosphere and service! Would go back in a minute

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Davio’s is absolutely amazing! Food, Service, atmosphere

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KP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Philadelphia 1-2 times a year and Davio's is always on our list for dining. The ambiance is elegant but comfortable and the staff always provides outstanding service. I have celiac and the restaurant has a dedicated gluten free menu with extensive offerings. The food is always delicious: the scallops were perfectly cooked, the GF potato gnocchi were a perfect complement to the Bolognese and save room for the homemade desserts. The wine list offers great wines either by the glass or bottle in a multitude of price ranges.

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s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Davio's out of the two (one in Philly, the other in KOP). This one's high vault ceilings and impeccable staff really make you feel some sort of way. I ate here for the first time a few years back and finally visited this location again. Trust me, they will make you take off your hat before you enter the dining area. This is the real deal for formal dining.

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RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davio's is top notch & I love going there for special occasions.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Davio’s, always a great experience. The food ... the service. Always first rate.

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. I have Celiac disease and they were extremely knowledgeable about gluten free options. Bonus that they had a massive gluten free popover-esque roll (and it was delish!). We will definitely come back. The Maine lobster risotto was beyond amazing.

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FS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and excellent location. Good for Business, or with friends or with a partner. Good selection of courses and desserts.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience at Davio's. From start to finish, everything was excellent. My only negative would be that they actually ran out of a certain pasta for one of our meals. It was substituted for another, and was still delicious, but would have been better with the the advertised version. Other than that, it was perfect.

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LW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, just pricey. The staff was amazing very personalized.

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AC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davio's exceeded our expectations! In fact, we had theatre tickets -- and were having such a wonderful time at dinner that we didn't attend the show and stayed at Davio's. We've eaten at many of the fine steakhouses in Philly and the neighboring area. Unlike some of the pretentious steakhouses with impersonal service Davio's did not disappoint. Our server, Jordan, provided us with exemplary service! She was extremely knowledgeable, made great suggestions, and was very personable. As for our food -- it was DELICIOUS! We're looking forward to returning to Davio's and requesting Jordan as our server.

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GJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience overall. Our server Neil was one of a kind. Beyond being super attentive and helpful, his background as s previous chef really heightened our dining experience. Kudos all around !

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food in a nice setting. Seevice could be better but overall fantastic meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a sure fire hit with anyone who is hungry and looking for a good meal. the wines are great and the food very good. The service is also good. this particular night the noise was a little high but I don't know if it always is. The service people were very accommodating. I recommend this to any personal or business dining.

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g
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server just took great care of us. She was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed dining at Davio's again and introducing a newcomer to one of the best places in town to have fine food and good conversation without shouting over music and close neighbors. My only concern, each time, is that the portions are too large. Fine experience, with wonderful attention from our female server.

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Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davio's always delivers. A great bar and restaurant!

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MN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, good service. Might go again. overaall pretty good.

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Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Did not enjoy the menu as in the past. Maybe Restaurant week limited more than other times the choices.

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t
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Davio's. Had a awesome meal and a great time. It was restaurant week, but we stuck with he regular menu. Our waitress Tonia explained everything, since we told her it was our first time. The entire staff was very good. We will be back for sure.

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PF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is at least my 3rd trip to Davio's. Food is always consistently very good... highly recommended.

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J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an excellent experience at Davio's! The happy hour selection is a great deal for wine and bar food (the calamari is delicious). The restaurant week menu selection was also a great deal. I really enjoyed the rock shrimp arrabiata as well as the duck pasta dish. The dessert sampler was also delicious. Davio's also has a large wine list which is lovely for groups. The restaurant was accommodating of our relatively larger dinner group, and service was fantastic. The regular menu definitely is on the pricey side, but I think that it is worth the price!

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JE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting with attentive service. Creative Restaurant Week menu. Enjoyed experience. Would highly recommend.

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c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful venue with European ambiance, service was on point. Food was delicious, great value because of restaurant week.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food, waitress, and ambiance. We drove over an hour and it was well worth the trip.

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