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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.

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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

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (18)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for a Date (14)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic. Great dessert presentation for Birthday party.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

This was the 4th birthday celebration I spent with family here. Service was wonderful, arancini and gnocchi puttanesca were delicious, Nebbiolo wine was a perfect pair. I've never had a mediocre meal, or glass of wine here!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time dining at Da Vinci and we were very pleased. The service was wonderful and our meals were exceptional. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. We will definitely be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

If you prefer Italian food, Da Vinci won't let you down.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoyed our dining experience at Da Vinci's very much. The quality of service, food, and atmosphere were all impeccable. We shared the arancini appetizer and each had the rigatoni bolognese. The food was delicious. The interior is beautiful, cozy and quiet. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Came here to celebrate a birthday. Everything was excellent from the beginning to the end. A very memorable and a perfect dinner.

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food5
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Da Vinci restaurant is a wonderful place to go for especially great food. All food is made from "scratch". The quiet atmosphere is perfect for conversation with your family and/or friends!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice restaurant with friendly service staff! The food was good and tasty but a bit pricey! Overall a good dining experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant was very cute inside. The only thing that I was not a huge fan of were the menus that lit up when you opened them. The florescent light in the menu was not easy to look at in the dimly lit restaurant. The wait staff was really friendly and informative about the history of the chef and the food. The homemade pasta was delightful and the wine was good.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was pretty good but nothing too special, especially for the cost. Wine list was great and so was the customer service!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Very tasty. Interesting take on Italian food. A delicate fusion of Indian spices in a couple of dishes, though a first for me in a restaurant setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

very good food and wonderful waitstaff...it was a lucky find ....we were looking for a restaurant near Lyric Theater and this was perfect...will go back again when we are in Boston

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very average to below average food. Nothing special at all. Appetizers were good but the entree were very plain and the chicken parm tough

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good food and service but that had a random "Greek night" start after 10 pm which was pretty annoying. Kept singing the same Greek song over and over.....

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Good food and ambience

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have enjoyed DaVinci and loved getting back after quite some time. Wines were quite enjoyable without being over the top in price. Service is friendly and attentive, but not intrusive, which we appreciate. The light up menus are fun and unexpected. The Caesar Salad and Mixed Greens ere both creatively presented and tasty, with just the right amount of dressing. We ate too much bread and dip, but it was irresistibly fresh and delicious. Our huge portions were delicious, and included the Scallops and Chicken Parmesan. The Pasta is fresh and made in house; too good to resist.
Sadly, we were too full for dessert, but we'll be back to enjoy the Vanilla Creme Brulee and other tasty delights.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined 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.

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Parents in town and they loved jt

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic Italian restaurant! Excellent food and ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (New England)·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 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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 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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vip
 (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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