About Il Bosco Ristorante & Bar

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.

127 Depot St
Davidson, NC 28036
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm,

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Closed Sunday

Cross Street:
Jackson Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 987-1388

Website:
http://www.ilboscoristorante.com/

Parking Details:
Free public parking in rear of restaurant and street parking in front.

Private Party Facilities:
Intimate 50 seat restaurant available for reasonable "Buyout" Call for rates.

Private Party Contact:
Jim: (704) 987-1388

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Il Bosco Ristorante & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Special Occasion (20)
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Romantic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Authentic (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Casual (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Tapas (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This is the real deal when it comes to innovate yet traditional Italian!!! Love love love this place. Family owed and operated.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent house made fettuccini and bolognese sauce, meat and cheese plate selection, and French toast cheesecake! Nice Italian wine selection, salads lovely and veal awesome! Service is top notch with a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. Great meal, we will definitely go again soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice evening, leisurely good meal. Will return. 50

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Il Bosco was fantastic! The server made great recommendations, food was fresh and delicious. Service was excellent, we enjoyed a lovely dining experience, food was served in a timely manner with just the right amount of time Between courses. I highly recommend the seafood pasta and the shrimp and polenta.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food and service. Their menu is broad enough to cover a person who has restrictions in their diet and can still leave the restaurant fully satisfied.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great meal as always!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were looking for a good quality Italian dinner and experience. We found that, and so much more at Il Bosco. Every aspect of our dinner experience was wonderful. We will consider this one of our go to places from now on.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food excellent service great wine! Will go more often.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Gnocci was delicious!! Pecan tart was very good, and chocolate ganache was rich and truffle-like. Overall, very good experience!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Il Bosco is a hidden treasure in Davidson. It is authentic Italian cuisine. I have enjoyed every meal I've ever had here.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent, as always!!!!! Quality. Love that it is not loud!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The best secret in Davidson! From the welcome when we walked in the door to the minute we left, the service was second to none. It was the best meal we both have ever had!!! A+ in every way!!! Can't wait to go back for years to come.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a fantastic meal and a lovely dining experience. Truly one of our favorite places to dine!!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was a fantastic date night! Food was fantastic as always and very reasonable price with an upscale atmosphere. I love it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great relaxed meal with hubby prior to Christmas in Davidson. Everything we tasted was delightful and the menu has great variety. Service was phenomenal. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My favorite Italian restaurant. Never disappointed.....a perfect evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This has been our 4th visit in the last 3 months. Even though the restaurant was completely booked according to Open Table and the hostess, there were empty tables. I asked the owner why there were still open tables and his response was to avoid poor food quality and service. That explains why we have never had a bad meal or poor service. We have had many items on the menu and have yet to find one that was not appealing. My favorite is the pasta with mussels, shrimp and squid.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good. But, service was a bit lacking. It took several minutes after we sat for a server to take our drink orders. My wife’s entree was served about 5 minutes before mine. That should never happen. The overall experience was ok. We were expecting great.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very good. Food and service were great

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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Originally from Boston and have frequented the Boston's North End where the Italian food is the very best. This restaurant was as good ... if not better than Boston's North End. Been here in the area for four years now and never tried this restaurant, but that will change. My wife and I will definitely be back to II Bosco.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place, truly regret not eating here before! While not cheap, portion sizes are large as opposed to other fine dining. I thought it was a great value for price. Staff was friendly and answered all of our questions. Good for casual fine dining. Nice but not pretentious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We luv this place. It is our go to spot. Jimmy and his whole staff are wonderful!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always the best food and experience- best restaurant in Davidson!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding, highend Italian food! This is one of our favorite spots!!

Tags: Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We enjoyed a birthday celebration here. Fresh Salad, good entrees, friendly service. Entrees we're good but lacked the spark of good seasonings. We were a bit annoyed with the loud and bragging talk from a couple of elderly gentlemen at adjacent tables, but that wasn't the restaurant's fault

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Il Bosco is a hidden gem in Davidson. It is perfect cozy place for date night or special occasion. I just took my two teenage daughters there to celebrate the opening of the younger one's musical theater production- they loved it and now want il bosco to be their special birthday place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love this place and like to take out of town guest here for dinner. Friendly staff and excellent food.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic- always!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding classic Italian menu offerings with a slight emphasis on veal. Service was as good as the food and the prices are very reasonable considering the quality. I have been looking for a good Italian restaurant in Charlotte for years. I should have been looking in Davidson.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed our meal. Service was great. Nice wines. Good chicken Marsala.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved everything about this restaurant! My salad was one of the specials and was delicious! The Pollo al Zio Ciccio far exceeded my expectations! Ganache for desert was superb! Loved the quiet atmosphere and the wait staff was very informative and attentive. Well worth every penny I spent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We always enjoy Il Bosco: good food, pleasant service, no extraneous noise. This restaurant strives for quality, not glamour. There are no over-the-top flower arrangements, for example; the restaurant is unpretentious and simply appointed. All attention is on the food, and on giving the guest a good experience. We enjoy the quiet, and actually being able to have a conversation without Muzak, loud chatter and the high noise level of so many other restaurants these days. All in all, Il Bosco delivers excellent food and service with no frills--- and that's why it is a favorite with us and many others.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food. Slow service. Needs more variety in food.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My granddaughter is a picky eater and I kept telling her when she visits I will bring her to il Bosco, She is still raving about how delicious the food was and the presentation. Our waitress was also exceptional, and the owner is very friendly. I will be back with some more friends.
Thanks for exceptional food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

AleYs awesome food had a party of 8 and was taking great care of.. great food people service

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food i is very good. Service is good as well. They, like many other restaurants struggle with seating people. We had a reservation but still had to wait as they seated people without reservations because we were 10 minutes early. Made you but a drink at the bar. There were tons of open seats. Didn't even offer to buy our drinks. Said something about not wanting to seat us so the chef didn't get slammed. So the chefs comfort is more important than mine. Why not seat us and then delay if you must. Instead, you start the evening by upsetting your customers. The people without reservations even got the nicer seating in the atrium. Guess they taught us a lesson.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Il Bosco never disappoints for real Italian with homemade pasta. They always have a fish option that is full of flavor and not overdressed. The dishes are not over salted like some Italian restaurants and there is NOT spaghetti on the menu! The waiter had a good wine suggestion and was sensitive our pace of dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We will definitely return to this wonderful restaurant in the near future. Our anniversary dinner of veal marsala was fabulous. We dined quietly on the back patio surrounded by the garden and lovely fountain. Kim, our server, was attentive and so sweet she placed candles on our desserts wishing us a happy anniversary. The owner, Jimmy, was quite enjoyable to speak with stopping at our table to welcome us to the restaurant and get to know a little about us. The menu was varied and well priced.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant. Food is very good, and the service is great. Make sure you meet the owner if he is there. This is a go to place when we are entwining guest. I have not had a bad meal or a bad experience. Make sure you get reservations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 9, 2017

A hidden gem in Davidson and the most consistently great food, and service you can find. Our weekly treat after a long week!

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