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Il Bosco Ristorante & Bar

4.7
524 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(704) 987-1388
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Intimate 50 seat restaurant available for reasonable "Buyout" Call for rates.
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Private party contact
Jim: (704) 987-1388
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jackson Street
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Parking details
Free public parking in rear of restaurant and street parking in front.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 524 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Greeted by friendly, attentive staff. The gentleman behind the bar was both knowledgeable and talented. Our server , very cordial and polite. The cuisine was delicious. Pasta was perfect and plentiful. Highly recommended for a date night.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always fabulous!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

General disappointment with the food and annoyed that they turned up the lights at 9:30 and again at 9:45 while we had dessert and coffee. They could have just let us know it was past their hours. Food was marginal to us...

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Took out of town foodies for a nice dinner. The entire experience was spectacular!! Food and service were outstanding. “Couldn’t have been better.” The chef does a tremendous job! Best iDavidson.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is one of our most favorite restaurants as they never fail to impress. The family, the staff, and of course the food all are the best. Highly recommend them especially for a date night & special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Birthday dinner - food and service were beyond our wildest expectations. If you want authentic Italian meals then this is the place, nothing else is close around here in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

What a wonderful find! Great food, great service and such a quaint atmosphere. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The food and service is always wonderful here. There is vibrant noise depending on the dining crowd, but you can always carry on a conversation without straining your voice. It’s wonderful for intimate dinners, catching up with friends you actually want to talk to,business dinner, etc.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Outstanding food and service and knowledge of the staff!
We have recommended others to try this experience on their own.
We plan to come back to this fine restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The food, service and wine list are excellent! This is an authentic, very cozy Italian restaurant in Davidson. It is on a side street, so people may tend to forget about it sometimes. It is truly a gem and we will return many times!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful as always.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food is always top notch. The veal was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. The food is always extraordinary and the service excellent. The atmosphere is good for dining with friends. They have not crammed tables together and you can actually have a conversation without yelling. That is so uncommon in restaurants today. I would highly recommend Il Bosco.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wish the menu had more gluten free options.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The entire dining service was top notch. Our server gave us a five start dining experience. Super friendly, personable and helpful with the dinner selections. The food was perfect. The best Italian restaurant that we went to since moving down here from PA. If you love Italian, this is one place you need to go.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

As always, everything was perfect. The food is always incredible.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food os is always fresh, inventive and delicious.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great true Italian with ´normal’ portions. Quality over quantity. Excellent choice of wine.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great! Always fresh, fabulous and innovative.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice evening, leisurely good meal. Will return. 50

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great meal as always!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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