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Davio's - Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA

Davio's - Chestnut Hill

4.5
4.5
1496 Reviews
$31 to $50
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, Logan Airport, Boston Seaport, Atlanta, King of Prussia and The Colony, Texas.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:30 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 1:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 738-4810

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Aaron DePaolo

  • Catering

    We create menus for your catered experience. Please call Casey Sarno at 617 738 4810 for menus and more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available for groups of 10 to 100 guests for a full service sit down dinner and up to 150 for receptions. Rooms are also ideal for meetings, seminars and presentations that require audio-visuals or Internet access capabilities. Arrangements for the entire restaurant may also be made. Choose from the following function rooms: Wine Room (10-24 seated, 30 reception) Newbury Room (12 seated, 15 reception) Boylston Room (30-64 seated, 80 reception) Newbury Boylston Wine Room (60-100 seated, 150 reception)

  • Private party contact

    Casey Sarno: (617) 738-4810

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Cross street

    Hammond Pond Parkway

  • Parking details

    Ample parking in The Street parking lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 3 Course Power Lunch Menu

    Multiple dates available
    COME try our 3 Course, Prefix Lunch Menu!! $32 Monday - Friday each week Chef Creates a new menu that You choose an appetizer, entree and a sweet treat for $32!!! It's like restaurant week every week day! Call ahead for details or to inquire about our power lunch offerings. HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED.

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What 1,496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JO

    JakeO

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar. Had terrific service from Carolyn. Food was great, atmosphere perfect. Can't wait to return.
  2. a

    anon

    New England

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food and wait staff great, bartenders pretty awful. older guy who is usually there always miserable and snobby, younger guy forgot drinks, didnt make them well and was also a little rude.
  3. j

    janes

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Had reservations and were seated promptly near the bar….the service started off slow and never got any better. Had to request drinks multiple times…turkey dinner was lukewarm. Never again for a day like thanksgiving!
  4. A

    Averyandkylie2

    New England

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Disappointing that’s all I can say…
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 4th Davio’s experience, the 3rd at this restaurant. The ambience, food, service was impeccable - as always. My father enjoyed the Thanksgiving Menu and associated deserts, and my roasted chicken was moist, crispy, and exceedingly flavorful. Always a pleasant experience here!
  6. AG

    AlanG

    New England

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice non Thanksgiving dinner! We ordered from the regular dinner menu it was as good or better than I remembered! We love Davios, but don't understand why they charge such an exorbitant amount for there Thanksgiving turkey dinner $85. That's crazy!!!
  7. BL

    BLovesFood

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dine at Davio's with my older uncle every Thanksgiving. Neither of us wants to travel during this particular time, and we are always treated to the best dishes delivered with the warmest service. This year was similarly above par, though we did have different staff servicing us. This year, Jimmy was at the bar where we like to sit. He was charming, attentive, and fun, and the staff around him were the same! We could not have been happier. The veal chop, ordered medium rare and delivered medium rare, was spectacular! I suspect a bit of salt and pepper were the only seasonings added or needed. It was perfect, juicy, and flavorful. The mac and cheese was particularly cheesy and the asparagus grilled to snap with a very light char. We were treated like family with a message from our usual bartender/server that she wished us the best though she was off that day. Davio's on Thanksgiving, or any day, cannot be beat!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    A great menu, food was delicious and the wait staff was fine but I think there was a staffing shortage as service was slow
  9. BG

    BabyGouda

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The restaurant was understaffed the night we dined so we didn’t really have a waiter and it took forever to get our food. The food was delicious as always but the service was dismal. It would have been better to alert us when we were seated and perhaps at least comped us a dessert or a drink.
  10. JT

    JeffT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, drinks and service! Filet mignon center cut was So good!
  11. TN

    TediN

    New York Area

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Paul is always great!!
  12. DG

    DianeG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there to meet with friends. Had simple grilled chicken on ciabatta bread. The chicken was done perfectly and the roll was so fresh and delicious
  13. LA

    LeslieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect to celebrate my husbands birthday!
  14. d

    danaf

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Great service, attentive and well trained staff However the food was subpar especially that I am used to the Arlington and seaport sites. Maybe because it was on a Tuesday and the main chef was out. The ambience is lackluster , yellow lighting, carpet looks stained. The chairs are truly uncomfortable. I had to sit on my folded coat. This impression was same for the entire party.
  15. j

    jimcurtintennis

    New England

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite place to meet up with friends and have a quality meal and beverage. The Chestnut Hill location has one of the better staffs that truly can call themselves professionals. No one at our table complained and the clean plate club was certainly present; we had to rush off to a BC Basketball game; but would have otherwise stayed longer to enjoy an aperitif and/or dessert. A great spot to as well go to the movies before or after a meal, either as a date night or simply with friends. Enjoy!!!!
  16. PC

    PocketClam

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Reserved lunch to celebrate a special milestone of our son. I had not been to Davio’s in a few years and do not think I will return, at least not to this location. Keeping in mind with this review the restaurant had been open for 2-hrs before our arrival. Host would not seat us, because he didn’t have enough menus available, which seemed odd. After waiting for quite some time we finally asked if we could at least be seated. The table we were provided was not set for our reservation of three, which at a restaurant of this reputation I would expect the table set and ready for the guests. One server arrived with water, but ran out when pouring my wife’s glass and never returned to fill. Bread was served, however only my wife had a bread plate, whereas my son and I had the wait and flag a server down for two more plates. Again, this seemed to be a lack of attention to detail at a restaurant known for quality and detail. Unfortunately, things did not get better. My wife ordered the brunch pancakes and one scrambled egg, my son and I both ordered steaks, his cooked rare. Food came out in pieces, as if nothing was completed together in the kitchen. Wife’s pancakes and our steaks arrived first, however no steak knives were provided to cut our streaks. Again, I had to flag a server down for knives. We also did not get the egg or the mashed potato for our side. My sons steak was cooked almost well done! For a $60 aged strip at Davio’s this should have been a no brainer! We had to send the steak back and ask for the potatoes that didn’t arrive. As for my wife’s scrambled egg, I had to ask twice for the egg and when it finally did arrive it was beyond dry. She didn’t want to send that back as well, so we just brought the egg home for our dog. With all the issues with the food and service I would have expected Davio’s to do something, even an apology from the manager would have been nice. All he did was bring out the recooked steak, but never acknowledged the error.
  17. J

    Jan1

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We were very disappointed last night. We have been to Davios many times and enjoyed the wide spaces between tables in the back area facing Rte 9, the lighting and quiet noise level. Last night was quite different. The service was very slow. We arrived at 7:15 pm and our first course was not served until 8:45pm. The noise level from a privatre party was (at one time) very loud. The manager did ask that it be lowered. We had to ask our waiter where our meal was. Our bull was adjusted to compensate for these issues but they never should have happened. At the very least when I made the reservation I should have been told about the two parties in the rooms right next to where we were seated.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service was excellent
  19. S

    Smseely

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating our sons 23rd birthday. Had a 6:30 reservation and we seated at a great round table at the windows. The problem was not the service but the kitchen. After two hours I had to quickly eat as I had to get home. I missed dessert.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was fabulous. Table location was great for our meeting. Just wish the music could have been a little lower.
  21. T

    Terry

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service is excellent. Food is very good. Host is so so.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was amazing -as always.
  23. P

    donnaP

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Davios offers an upscale experience that is not stuffy. We appreciate linen tablecloths, and the professional servers. We were not disappointed by the tomato with goat cheese soup, or the steak and sides. Everything was well prepared and flavorful. And it is nice to find easy, free parking just outside the door, especially when the weather is cold or wet.
  24. TN

    TediN

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious! Paul is super!!!!
  25. j

    judygb

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely and delicious adult lunch
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food was descents, orders were mixed up when served on the table. When shared with the server, he shared his frustration instead of owning the issue.
  27. A

    Aaron

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. My aunt loved it. I always go there and the food is great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Comically poor experience. Check in at reservation time…. told tables need to be reset. 2 other parties of the same size arrive after us and are seated immediately. Brought to table maybe 10 minutes after reservation time, not the biggest deal If everyone was looking at a wait, which they weren’t. Nice view of bussing area. No drink menu given. Wife’s menu missing pages. Drinks take forever and cocktail made with different ingredients than menu! If a cocktail contains Prosecco, it should say it in the description. No bread delivered despite every other table getting baskets. Mains brought without all components. Not going back — it’s like an expensive institutional cafeteria that serves the Super Luxe next door.
  29. BA

    BABS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, excellent place for dinner. Always a favorite
  30. RC

    RCJ1863

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server - cannot properly spell her name...begins with H - was just lovely!!! It was my boyfriend's Mom's 85 th birthday and everyone on the floor went out of their way to make her feel special! Thank you!
  31. MC

    MikeC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!!
  32. GA

    GaryA

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Archie at the bar made the night very enjoyable.
  33. w

    wendyb

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was perfection... chicken and mashed potatoes and short ribs and horseradish mashed potatoes.. warm popovers..incredible service from waiter and maitre de ... superior meal!!
  34. M

    Mwoman

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Dinner was delicious. This was my daughters birthday; I indicated that on the Open Table reservation form. I had called up earlier in the day to see if we could do some kind of a dessert with a candle, happy birthday for her. I was told you could and it was noted on the reservation. Despite this, desserts came and there was no happy birthday message. They were delicious, though!
  35. A

    Amy111

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  36. KL

    KLMK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect restaurant for a special occasion. Quiet, relaxing, wonderfully attentive wait staff, comprehensive wine list and outstanding food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience. The food and service was impeccable. I don’t know.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was outstanding
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff and manager were wonderful. A+ experience.
  40. PR

    PatR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The dinner we had on Oct.1 was amazing. Spectacular in all ways, we will surely be back. Treat yourself to a trip to Davios just because it's great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Davio's - Chestnut Hill using the Order Online button. Davio's - Chestnut Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 738-4810.

Davio's - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 1496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Davio's - Chestnut Hill

55 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hammond Pond Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:30 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 1:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample parking in The Street parking lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron DePaolo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 738-4810

  • Catering

    We create menus for your catered experience. Please call Casey Sarno at 617 738 4810 for menus and more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available for groups of 10 to 100 guests for a full service sit down dinner and up to 150 for receptions. Rooms are also ideal for meetings, seminars and presentations that require audio-visuals or Internet access capabilities. Arrangements for the entire restaurant may also be made. Choose from the following function rooms: Wine Room (10-24 seated, 30 reception) Newbury Room (12 seated, 15 reception) Boylston Room (30-64 seated, 80 reception) Newbury Boylston Wine Room (60-100 seated, 150 reception)

  • Private party contact

    Casey Sarno: (617) 738-4810

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