HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 5 times today

Il Bosco Ristorante & Bar

506 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries (19)
  • Good for a Date (18)
  • Special Occasion (17)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(704) 987-1388
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Intimate 50 seat restaurant available for reasonable "Buyout" Call for rates.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Jim: (704) 987-1388
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Jackson Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Free public parking in rear of restaurant and street parking in front.
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 506 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always a great meal. Such a wonderful Italian food oasis in NC

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent!!!! This restaurant is as good if not better than Italian restaurants in Boston's north end. Originally from Boston.

DinerfromDenver (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This was a miss-the-valentines-day-rush dinner for us. I had the Vitello alla Sorrentina and a bowl of the lobster bisque. The bisque was fantastic. The Vitello alla Sorrentina is pan seared veal scaloppini with prosciutto ham, fried eggplant and fresh mozzarella in a tomato white wine sauce. The sauce was light and not over powering. The veal was tender. The combination of the two meats with the eggplant was very nice. My wife had a mixed green salad and a scallop special (see photo). The salad was a nice mixture of greens, not just iceberg. The scallop dish was creative with what I recall was a beet polenta. The scallops were large and not overcooked. Again, a very nice combination of flavors.
The service (Robert) was outstanding.
We will definitely return.

Larry (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went for an early Valentines dinner and it was excellent. We each had an appetizer, mussels and calamari. Excellent. A second course a great salad and a fantastic small dish of Bologonase. Excellent. And a main course, duck breast and Veal Sorentina. Excellent. A good bottle of red wine and my wife got a dessert. One of the best restaurants in the greater Charlotte area.

vipluv2eat (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food os is always fresh, inventive and delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We have been there many times and each time we find something new to try and each time the food and service has been outstanding.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is a true hidden gem, and I even heard other customers say that while I was dining. We were greeted by a very friendly bartender and hostess. The bartender held a pleasant conversation with us before we were seated. Once we got to our table, Tarra (not sure of spelling) was our waitress as she eloquently described the specials so well that I barely looked at the menu. I had the veal chop for dinner which was incredible!!! I started with very fresh “touristica” salad, I think it was called. Then had a half order of the fettuccini bolognese for my second course. The fettuccini was obviously fresh made and the sauce was incredible. My wife had the calamari special as an appetizer and the veal on the menu (can’t remember the name) for her entree. The most surprising part of the meal was the desserts, fresh made the white chocolate blueberry cheesecake was AMAZING!!! We did a nice bottle of barolo with dinner and the Italian wine list was pretty impressive. She couldn’t have been happier. Service was impeccable and it made us feel very welcome. It was a little bit of a drive for us to get there but well worth it. We will be regulars after this experience. Thanks for a great meal.

vipSwan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic dinner as always!! New menu is amazing!! So nice meeting the chef tonight. Delicious!!

vipAlan (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Enjoyed my birthday with a very favor full meal and excellent service. Appetizers, salads and Bolognese just right. Great experience for a special day.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Really fine food, with wonderful service, quiet, nice wine list. I wish Fox News were not on the TV in the front area. That’s really unfortunate.
I love Il Bosco but the tv needs to go.

vipLNDBT (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

In a word-disappointing...
My cocktail, their version of an old fashioned tasted like straight bar mix with an orange slice and cherry thrown in. An entree special-the pheasant sounded interesting, was my first time there, so thought any restaurant that had a pheasant special would likely have a creative preparation. Not so, took a slice off the thigh and one off the breast, both tough and dry. When waitress came to check on our entrees, explained the situation with the pheasant, she was quick to take it back and offer something else. I tried one of their pasta dishes, disappointing as well, sauce was basically flavorless, an odd shade of red. Will not return.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Mello (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice evening, leisurely good meal. Will return. 50

vipbonappetit (Miami)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Great meal as always!

SatisfiedNeighbor (Charlotte)
5.0  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.

Gail (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  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!