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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (19)
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Romantic (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food os is always fresh, inventive and delicious.

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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (Charlotte)·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.

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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·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.

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 (Charlotte)·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.

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

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 30, 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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 (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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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 12, 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 11, 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 2, 2017

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

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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Charlotte)·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 1, 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 1, 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 28, 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 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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vip
 (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 20, 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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