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Da Vinci

4.6
1752 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(617) 350-0007
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Peppino
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Catering
Catering is available, please contact us for details.
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Cross street
Between Arlington St. and Berkeley St
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for a fee.
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Orange/ Green Line
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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.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Service was attentive, food tasted delicious, and the ambiance was pleasant. Went into dinner with a bad mood, left feeling much better & full. 'Nuf said.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was delicious!! The bolognese was awesome! Great service too!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Our annual family holiday dinner has led us to many wonderful restaurants. This is one dinner we always look forward to and the food, location and atmosphere at DaVincis was the choice for this years celebration. Seated right on time for our reservation and the restaurant filled up pretty soon after we sat down. We weren’t really aware of the other tables around us because they are spaced nicely and the noise level was never a factor. Attentive staff poured water and our waiter for the evening came right to the table. He was the perfect compliment to our evening out. He guided us through wine selections and made suggestions for appetizers and the remaining courses. Thank you David for making our evening spectacular. Food was wonderful and we tried many of the appetizers. Loved the mussels, calamari, arroncini, tomatoes with creamy mozzarella and the portions were enough for the eight of us to share a bite of each of them. On to the pasta course and it was gnocchi, pasta with Bolognese and the wonderful ravioli Marsala. Each of these were delicious and all three dishes were uniquely crafted. Main courses included the tenderloin, veal chop and chicken parmigiana. Everyone was pleased with their entree and the vegetables accompanying each were perfectly prepared. One of my favorite things at DaVinci is the Chef makes it a point to visit the table. He’s proud of what he does and he does it well. Rounding out the evening was the dessert sampler platter which satisfied everybody’s sweet tooth. Our waiter set the tone for the night with his thoughtful suggestions, attentive service and pleasant interaction. Thank you DaVincis and staff for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is overpriced for the quality that you get. I was impressed by the basil infused olive oil they serve with their day old bread. I would say the experience was "okay" and would only go back if someone invited me there.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food & fantastic service. The servers were all super friendly and very accommodating. I would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Parents in town and they loved jt

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic Italian restaurant! Excellent food and ambiance.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 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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4.0Dined on November 6, 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.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 28, 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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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely,made anniversary special added something special for our dessert

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent as always and the reason I keep coming back

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was amazing! Finally had decent Italian food!!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on September 15, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Never fails as the best Italian in Boston

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5.0Dined 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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