Davio's - Chestnut Hill

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Steakhouse
In 1985, at the young and ambitious age of 24, Steve DiFillippo purchased a locally-owned family restaurant called Davio’s on Newbury Street in Boston’s trendy Back Bay. As Boston’s culinary tastes evolved, he transformed the location into a destination. He retooled the menu, the space, the wine list. The new Davio’s soon garnered rave reviews.
The idea behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse was simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill.
Everything made by hand from the best ingredients. Serve everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations. Mirror this philosophy in the kitchen with our expert and attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to your every need and taking pride in your enjoyment of the meal. Steve has since opened locations in Foxborough, Lynnfield, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Manhattan and Atlanta.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We offer a traditional turkey dinner for $65 per person in addition to our dinner menu.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will offer our Feast of Seven Fishes Menu (3 course pre-fixe dinner - $75) in addition to our Dinner menu.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will offer a 4 course pre-fixe dinner - $85 in addition to our Dinner menu.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 847 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davio’s never disappoints. The food and service are exceptional. It is a bit pricey for lunch, but the rest of the amenities help to look past that. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

KG
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area and decided to stop in, knowing that Davio’s has an excellent gluten free menu. We were a bit early, actually prior to opening so we were asked to return in ten minutes which we did. Service at the time was prompt, seated and beverages offered quickly. We were actually between appointments so indicated our time constraint, and ordered quickly. We were offered the option to split a warm spinach salad which was delicious. I ordered the burger, which came with pan seared potatoes in place of the usual French fries, which were in a shared and thereby cross contaminated fryer, but the substitute was excellent. They were hot and crispy, but the burger itself was cooked perfectly, served with a dill pickle spear and lettuce and tomato on the side. My friend got a gluten free margherita pizza which was excellent with plenty left to take home. We ended the meal with excellent coffee and two of the deserts, the creme brûlée and the panna cotta, which were both served with fresh berries and were yummy. Great attention to details and attentive service.

GU
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

CHARGE FOR DESERT WITH A CANDLE IN IT... SEEMED PETTY ON A $400 BILL.

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The AC was blowing freezing air as the temp outside was in the 40s. Unconfortable....

AS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, our waiter Rob was amazing! The food was very tasty!

M
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We thought for the money, the food was just OK. The portions were not generous enough to warrant the price tag

d
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a great restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. The service impeccable and its a beautiful place.

B
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business meal. The food and service are outstanding. The tables large. The room able for conversation

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was very happy with how accommodating the server was with my daughters peanut allergy. First place I’ve been that I have felt comfortable with what was served around her. Food was excellent, only issue was the apps and food took a long time.

SC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was birthday celebration

AA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Signature drinks and atmosphere for a Girls' night out. Food is always excellent and table had just the right amount of light without being to dim or too bright. Highly recommend the chicken and saving room for dessert.

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We were so disappointed in Our dining experience this past time at Davios. The popovers ( which we usually love!) were so hard and cold!! And this isn’t the first time they’ve been that way unfortunately. The drinks were good. We got the special appetizer of the barrata appetizer. It was okay, the presentation was difficult to navigate on how to eat. The dinners were such a disappointment. I got the scallops dish- the corn was COLD and the scallops were burned on one side. My husband got the braised short ribs pasta dish, it was like cut up cubes of meat- not the usual braised short ribs presentation. It was our anniversary dinner and it wasn’t busy at all many empty tables which gives no excuse for the not so amazing dining. For the prices we pay as diners it should be much better. It’s pretty bad that while we were at dinner we were discussing how we needed to do a redo anniversary dinner

OT
New England
195 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extensive menu, wide variety. The food is delicious and the portions are substantial. The servers are excellent, very attentive and helpful.

Delicious cocktails and outstanding desserts!

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. My son has a fish allergy and was extremely sensitive to that, more so than other similar type restaurants. Food was excellent, as was the service.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service ambiance is always wonderful. Loved it!

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great service and good outstanding food

DP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, wonderful food, wonderful experience.

RJ
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was quite good, but portion sizes not quite commensurate with menu prices.

K
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The steak and veal dishes we ordered were delicious. The popovers and sauteed mushroom side dish were exceptional! The wait staff is ample and very professional.

NF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding meal. Calamari was perfect.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday. What an amazing time we had. Everything from greeting us at the door, the kind waitress, and the delicious food. It did not disappoint.

j
New England
107 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meeting with a conference room feel.
The farro salad with salmon was perfect.
Once again, the service was 5 Star

MK
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistently good

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time! We loved being in the small, private room. We definitely plan to make this an annual tradition on Rosh Hashanah.

L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Mac and cheese is divine! The shrimp pasta is perfectly light and flavorful!

ME
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an 85th birthday dinner for my mother there. We were super impressed with the quality of service and food. It was a memorable evening that we look forward to doing again on another momentous occasion.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiter

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FN
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although steak is the expected option, they have an Italian leaning menu with interesting specials. The steaks are on the smaller side but super tender and flavorful. Try not to sit near the open kitchen where it's super noisy. Friendly service, always had water but kitchen got too busy and entrees took a little too long.

OT
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, wonderful service!

LE
New England
44 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I AM ON THE 180 Awaken Weight loss diet and you would never know your dieting as their menu for this diet is superb!!

FT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a few days before my birthday and I received a birthday dessert. My friend and I what just planned to get together since we both have extremely busy lives. I did not put the reservation under “birthday”.

It was nice and the Mocasto was Devine!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday party for daughter. Excellent service added to the occasion.

WF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, could have been a little more attentive for service and professional. We spent a lot of money for 4 for dinner....

MS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this Location in Chestnut Hill. The staff is friendly, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is wonderful. I do a lot of work meetings in this location, and it is clean and lovely. I particularly love their wine list, and the chicken Parm spring rolls! They are delicious.

OT
New England
68 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Honestly, disappointed. Been wanting to go there for a year or more...and went for a birthday dinner. Expensive, husband asked to substitute a green vegetable for corn (he's diabetic and corn is a no-no) and they said no..you can buy a green side for $10-12 range, instead. Really? The corn we knew would be about 2 tblespoons on the plate (with scallops) so why not some green beans instead? No, they would not budge...so that was another expense that was un-necessary. Zero accommodation. The popovers were an unexpected treat, but why serve them room temperature..not even warmed. All in all, meal was very expensive and value was simply not there. I would not return..and we left disappointed.

F
New England
72 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

First of all the food was delicious and our server was great. My one complaint is with the front desk.

We arrived for a 6:15 reservation to a basically empty dining room. The hostess brought us to a table right next to a very loud table of four. Remember, the dining room was empty. I politely asked if we could simply move one table over to not be right next to this other table. She was quite huffy about it and said she’d have to ask. Really? After leaving us standing there for several minutes she returned and told us we couldn’t move to the empty table next to us but could only move to a table away from the window right next to a large pillar. She insisted people had reserved specific tables. I really think she was on a power trip and just didn’t want to help.

Well, the table next to us that we had asked to move to remained empty right up until we were leaving. And a twosome sat there so it wasn’t a matter of putting a foursome there.

More than anything it was the very haughty and officious behavior of the hostess that put us off. There was no reason we couldn’t have moved to that table. There was no believable reason that someone had reserved that particular table.

Her behavior negatively impacted our experience

M
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My sides were burnt and not really worth the cost.

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks

D
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our son's 20th birthday. The staff at Davio's went out of their way to provide top notch service! Without being asked, they decorated his dessert plate for his birthday and lit a candle. We never had a moment during our lunch when we were waiting for any item that was needed. They anticipated our every wish. Davio's at Chestnut Hill is a well run establishment with an excellent staff!

JZ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Outstanding delicious food. Waitstaff is right on top of everything. Friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately drinks are very overpriced.

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