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About Da Vinci

Da Vinci Ristorante is renowned and highly recognized in Boston's stylish restaurant scene, bringing wonderful flavor and ambiance to the South End/Back Bay area since 2007.

The sophisticated interior is warm and welcoming and the staff extends that feeling to each and every patron. The recently redesigned and modernized space features a comfortable full service bar.

Chef Peppino's menu reflects a blend of modern and classic Italian cuisine from his training in Europe's Italian restaurants. It features an array of beautifully presented Antipasti and Entrees, and the chef's homemade pastas are made fresh every day as is the bread and all desserts.

Great emphasis is also placed on accommodating guests with dietary, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan restrictions to ensure that each and every guest has an unforgettable experience from start to finish.

162 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Arlington St. and Berkeley St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 350-0007

Website:
http://www.davinciboston.com/

Catering:
Catering is available, please contact us for details.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for a fee.

Public Transit:
Orange/ Green Line

Executive Chef:
Chef Peppino

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in private events and would love to help you host yours. Please contact us and we will make sure you have the time of your life.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

On NYE we will only offer "Chef Peppino’s 4-course Culinary Journey at $99/person". We will not offer our regular menu on this night. Please note that a 24 hour cancellation policy of $40/person applies, with the exception of an official snow emergency.

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A modern Italian with a twist in the heart of Back Bay/South End. Da Vinci offers an array of beautifully presented antipasti, entrees, and desserts. The chef's homemade pastas and bread are made every day for the freshest and most unforgettable dining experience in Boston.

Da Vinci Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for a Date (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (2)
Casual (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined a day ago

Excellent food exceptionally good service. Will go back when in Boston!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Disappointed. Not very Italian. Don't understand your mix of food offerings. We certainly didn't like having to make our dessert choices so early. Usually, like to wait to see how much room we have left in our stomachs. The waiter didn't inform us that the gratuity was included. We found out ourselves after checking the receipt.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was no big deal...food was not good at all.
I would much rather go to the North End!!!
We ordered gelato and we got ice cream...not good!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had an amazing time at Da Vinci for our anniversary dinner. They were able to recommend wines and wrote "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert. The light up menus were also a cool feature!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I am Celiac and was treated with respect by all staff. I had the gnocchi and mushrooms and it was the best gnocchi dish I have ever had! The wine recommendations given by our server were excellent, and the wait time was reasonable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was good, maybe a little on the pricey side. Thought service could have been better as there were only four tables occupied.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything is perfect! The food is delicious!! Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Parents in town and they loved jt

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic Italian restaurant! Excellent food and ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was good. It was pretty empty for a Thursday night. The food was not great. Chicken was over cooked and the Indian fusion ravioli had no kick as advertised. Pretty disappointing.

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 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I liked Da Vinci. The staff were very nice, it all felt relaxed and was true to the way it pitched itself. The dishes vary from being standard - but very well cooked - Italian food to a few things that are slightly left field and we didn't want to risk. Nice wine and overall a much better experience than a nearby restaurant that was almost double the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food with good service. Fresh pasta bolegnese was simple yet fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious. Service was outstanding, very friendly and responded in a greatly timed manner. The food was served fast but slow enough to enjoy a conversation. It was an experience worth the value.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very helpful wine guidance for Italian wines, attentive but not obsequious service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Server didn’t ask me if I wanted to take home leftovers. She said she did, but offered to give me a Fresh one to go. I really didn’t like my dinner, too rich and saucy.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely,made anniversary special added something special for our dessert

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time there and it was amazing food and great service. Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The lamb I ate was cooked to perfection. I look forward to eating there again and trying something else from the menu. The desert was delicious too btw.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent as always and the reason I keep coming back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and our teenage daughter and I enjoyed a table for three on the outdoor balcony in a beautiful fall evening last weekend. The food was delicious and our server Dave is warm friendly and a master mine at the bar .... we enjoyed our evening. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

DaVinci's has been a staple in our "special go-to" dining experiences. Once again our dinner there did not disappoint. The attentive staff, atmosphere, and unrivaled cuisine made for another spectacular night. Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We love this restaurant - outstanding Italian food with creative updates. Pasta perfection and high quality ingredients. A fabulous Caesar salad. Beautiful dining room and great bar area a couple of blocks from Copley Square. Our go to place when we meet former work friends for dinner. Don't forget the desserts!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Da Vinci's is a neighborhood favorite of ours, but on this occasion we had only 45 minutes from start to finish in order to make curtain time at the theater. Our reservations were for an early seating on a weeknight, so we weren't too concerned, but still 45 minutes is tight. We told our server and he was awesome. He brought us our cocktail and salads right away, and put the dinner orders in, pastas to be quick. The manicotti was delicious. We made it to the theater in time. A very nice evening. I knew we could count on them to accommodate us.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Was in town for a conference and came solo. At 6:30 on a Friday, place was dead. However, by 7:30 it was bustling. Despite many tables for two and having a reservation, I was offered a seat at the bar first, which I found odd. I opted for a table, and they seat me directly facing one of the only groups in there at a time, which made me feel like a voyeur. Service was high quality but ittermitent, almost the right speed for an intimate dinner with your significant other where you want to enjoy each other in between courses. "The Sensation" cocktail was expertly mixed. I didn't care for either of the dips offered with the bread. PEI mussels were cooked perfectly and were quality, but neither the broth nor the bread (was more like a Wasa cracker) did much for me. I don't normally order a pasta dish, but an Italian place, I decided to try the Rigatoni Bolognese. Dish was perfectly portioned and was quite good. The wine suggested for pairing I very much enjoyed, and stood up to the bolognese. Pumpkin mousse was good, as was the espresso. The grappa recommended afterward was complex and interesting, and I really enjoyed it. Like any place, the staff is what dictates your experience, and I thought they did a great job despite the seating faux pas.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice and quiet ambiance. Smaller venue than I pictured but it was exactly what I wanted for a two person birthday dinner. The food tasted amazing and the lamb was exceptional. The wait staff was quick and helpful with menu suggestions. I would definitely consider coming back here

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Spectacular food and service as always. Kim was an outstanding server

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good service, very accommodating. Not a large menu but well made dishes, seasoned perfectly and delicious. We would return again.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Menu had some interesting Italian-Indian fusions (the Indian ravioli was delicious). Entree options were a bit underwhelming. Wine list was good!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The fresh pasta options are limited. The food was flavorful and the portion sizes were appropriate. Service-wise, you have to actively time your own service. For example, saw several tables including ours where entrees were delivered halfway through appetizers. The restaurant is understaffed from a waiter perspective.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints us. WE have been coming here since they have opened and the waitstaff are always attentive. Food is always at it best. What more to say.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Half of the food was very good. One order was severely undercooked even though cooked through was requested. Restaurant was very understaffed for a Friday night and we were told there was no manager available. By the time we saw a waiter everyone else was finished. Not blaming the waiter. He tried to be accommodating. Not impressed. Will not go back. There are too many restaurants with good food and good service.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Everything was amazing. I've been there a few times and would actually recommend this to anybody for any occasion. The staff is amazing and the food is incredible

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Never fails as the best Italian in Boston

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I Love Da Vinci! I absolutely love their tasting menu. The chef coming out to check on you is a nice touch. Great atmosphere & Phenomenal service.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Outstanding, unique cuisine. The Pepino's Five course vegetarian tasting is wonderful!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Remarkable. Unexpected fusion aspects to a traditional Italian menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The items that we ordered didn't come as described. Green salad with watermelon and strawberries had no strawberries. Chocolate soufflé did not come with vanilla gelato as described, served strawberry. Baked pastry desert was supposed to be cherry, but was blueberry with chopped fresh strawberries on top and again no vanilla gelato. Served an extra dessert of tiramisu that had chopped pistachios on top and no real flavor just sweet with a crunch.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Absolutely love this place. Everything was excellent!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Outstanding quality of food. Service was top notch. We had the 5 course meal and the waiter did a wonderful job of wine pairing. Pasta was so good.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service, really took me by surprise. Definitely returning

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