Il Bosco Ristorante & Bar

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614 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Intimate Italian Restaurant, located in Historic Downtown Davidson. Classic Italian cuisine. Featuring homemade pasta & desserts.
We also offer steaks & chops and daily seafood specials.

Attire: Business casual

Reservations are suggested.
Large parties & prime time seatings: Please make reservations by phone.
What 614 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. attentive but not intrusive service.

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MB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Davidson.

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f
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet and quaint with very comfortable seating in an intimate dining room -- it has become our favorite restaurant in Davidson. The food has always been exceptional from the fish specialties and pastas to the stuffed pork chop (yummy!). Make a point of making reservations - it is worth it!

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RV
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, thoroughly enjoyed evening at Il Bosco. Jimmy & his staff are wonderful in every aspect.
Food, especially all ‘specials’ are excellent. We normally get mussels to start. This time they were not as good as normal.
Tables are comfortable. Restaurant has NYC small Italian restaurant ambience! Wonderful!
I would recommend this restaurant to any folks who love true northern Italian food!

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s
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, food and service. Can’t wait to go back. You will not be disappointed. Had some good specials and menu changes frequently

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r
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall just a great dining experience. Many small details, and very thoughtful and approachingly classy actions by all the staff.

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Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A pleasant evening in a quiet setting. Food was very good and changes by season. My veal was the most tender I’ve had. My wife’s bolognese was bright and creamy. The wine list is not huge but did have a nice range of varieties and prices. Pick your antipasto by the item and they’ll present it on one tray. The ambiance could use a little personal touch. Owner is on premises and made sure to visit every table.

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TK
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We are locals that finally had the opportunity to dine here. Food was good and reasonably priced. We would definitely dine here again.

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AJ
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinne our with the wife. Great meal and excellent service.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great service. The menu is seasonal and never fails to be wonderful!

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SP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second wonderful meal there! Can’t wait to go back again!

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Bosco was wonderful, as always. The owner and staff are very attentive. The atmosphere is quiet and nice. I always get the fish special, and the Corvina was perfection.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The owners, Jimmy and Ann, treat you like a valued guest - every time. Perfect.

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CM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious menu and specials. Unique Italian fare - no chicken on the menu - but the best pasta bolognese anywhere. Broad range of meats and cheeses to select from for a customizable charcuterie board appetizer. Also offers the ability to order small or large pasta portions at reasonable prices for a nice Italian restaurant. Everyone takes a portion of the large home. Well trained staff and friendly owner. Offers French press hot and cold teas - a real treat! Indoor and outdoor dining, weather permitting. A Davidson favorite. Rated a 4 and not a 5 due to plain atmosphere.

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LB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are originally from Boston. Boston's North End is well known for its excellent Italian food. II Bosco Ristorante is as good if not better than the Italian restaurants in Boston.

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KM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal, true authentic Italian in a very cozy atmosphere

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p
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We will try them out 1 more time. Just felt it was a bit over priced. My dish was good I had the pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil. $21.00 barb had the salmon special which was good not great $26.00. We will be back

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DC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server was great. But the owner seemed inconvenienced when we first arrived, and we were interupted a lot during our meal. We will definitely be back, but I hope next time the service will be on par with the flavors.

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BF
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner for the first time. Absolutely wonderful....excellent food, service and environment! A+

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A
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic. As usual.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a nice plates for a double date to get together and chat. Quaint and cozy staff was friendly overall food was very good. Pricewise about what you’d expect not cheap but not outrageous

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we ordered was excellent. It was our 2nd time here and it doesn't disappoint - we'll definitely be going back soon. This is by far the most authentic Italian in the area and highly recommend it. Appreciate that they use fresh simple ingredients with lots of flavor!

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D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem! Great food, attentive service. Never disappoints.

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

Date night dinner. Food and service first rate. Not inexpensive but on par for quality and atmosphere. Will be back.

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DC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food is always great. Very helpful and never disappointed when asking about the wonderful wine selection.

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L
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We took friends who hadn't been here before. Everything was great except the food. Three of us thought the food was not up to the standards they usually set at the restaurant.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent, service is impeccable, and everyone is friendly.

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FC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great place to have a quiet romantic dinner. Would recommend.

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TN
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your basic old fashioned Italian restaurant. Small and quiet with great food and great service. Outdoor area looks like it would be lovely in the summer!

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DA
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We love this place! This rating was a little low on the service only because they didn’t get our order right but that isn’t usually the norm. (Just in case anyone reading this goes and has a similar experience, know that we have been going and 99% of the time, it’s a wonder evening)

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LR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time that I had been to Il Bosco and it was as wonderful as the first time. The food was delicious and the service was extremely attentive, but gave us time and space to talk and enjoy without rushing us. Definitely going again next time I am in Davidson.

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JH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Bosco is amazing. Consistently high quality food and service. Can’t beat it. Such a gem in Davidson and the surrounding area.

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Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants in Davidson. Family owned and operated, deliciously prepared cuisine, superb friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great place to relax!

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OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful flavors!

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FL
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good solid Italian restaurant. An all italian wine list, would love to see some Napa choices added. Service was great, team effort by servers and all were pleasant. A select your choices antipasto was a novel idea and offering half portions of the pasta dishes was a very nice touch. While the half portions are certainly offered in anticipation of a full entre’ to follow, sometimes a salad, half portion of pasta and a dessert makes for a great meal.

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TR
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come back to Davidson often for College-related visits. Finally tried Il Bosco and it was very nice. Great service, wonderful Italian menu and a comprehensive wine list. We’ll definitely come back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service a bit slow, but more than made up for by ambience, quality food preparation, and "Italian" feel for the place. Extensive wine and spirits lists.

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OC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Average food, average friendlyness, uninspired decor. Nice wine list

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Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always great and always a favorite.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always perfect for a special dinner. The food and the service are always good and it is a calm, quiet place. I like being able to carry on a conversation over good food!

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