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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $85 in addition to our dinner menu. We hope to see you and Celebrate Valentine's Day with you.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Caesar salad was especially good. Our steak was perfectly cooked, and for dessert: the chocolate bread pudding dessert was phenomenal!

KH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected, the food was amazing. Our waitstaff was friendly, funny and prompt - definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch

SN
New England
34 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davio's Chestnut Hill is consistently excellent. We had friends from out of town and had dinner on a Saturday night. The service was terrific and the food was outstanding as usual. Drinks from the Bar were good but not great.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

R
New England
44 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife’s clam dish was suppose to come with a red sauce and instead has a cream sauce and very few claims

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

JK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined for our 5th wedding anniversary and our server made our night. He was so friendly and accommodating.
The food was outstanding as well- we will certainly be back!

p
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Considering that out of the Teo entrees one had a bug crawling over it and I had to get the hostess to come by and take it since our waitress was no where for about 15-20 minutes. We also ordered some Mac cheese which was way too garlicky. The best part was the popovers

S
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always feel warmly received at Davios!
I appreciate the elegant atmosphere of white table cloths, candles, tables of different sizes and shapes spaced nicely apart.
With elderly people we appreciate the ability to talk and be heard in a booth or at a table.
The food is consistently VERY good as is the service.
In winter, the sparkle of lights outdoors in the trees is very pretty.
Davios is my favorite restaurant!
Thank you!

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to take my entire family around Christmas/New Years out to a fine restaurant while all back from college etc. This time it was Davio's. It did not disappoint. Delicious food in a private dining room where I could enjoy my family. The service was great. This was a very nice evening. Thank you.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and well worth the money. The service was great and overall, I could not have asked for better. I’ll definitely be back to try some more of the dishes on their expansive menu.

B
New England
51 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven’t been in a few years. It was good I’ll be back in a few years.

O
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and generous cocktails, wide range of choices on the menu, excellent service and food. Best of all: no music blaring, just the sound of people talking and enjoying themselves.

M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

BO
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davio's in Chestnut Hill is our favorite restaurant in Boston.
Bob the General Manager always makes us feel welcome.
We love the food especially the popovers.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was fine.

a
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Good food, nice ambiance, lovely service....BUT:
Watch out if you go to Davio's with a gift card.
You cannot use those funds for gratuity. (If you check the website, as of this writing, that fact is not disclosed to the purchaser).
If you want some real awkwardness when you get the bill, congratulations this is it.
Your server will politely explain that you can't use your gift card for a tip. Then if you want to put it on a credit card, they will explain that their system requires them to deduct a token amount from your bill in order to put a tip on a credit card. (Apparently you can't tip on a zero balance).
I suspect the folks that gave me the gift card wanted to pay for the meal in its entirety, including the tip.
Not only won't that work, but it is extremely awkward if you are taking others to dinner to have a huddle with your server over this absurd policy. This was not a nice surprise at the end of a lovely meal.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of six celebrating my birthday. We were delighted to be seated in a private dining room even though we did not request it. Everything about our experience was extraordinary - the food and service far exceeded our expectations. I am looking forward to dining at Davio’s again. This will definitely be our go-to restaurant for future celebrations.

m
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family dined at Davio's after going to the Pops - I miscounted and we had 9 instead of 8! They were very gracious about it and were trying to move us to another table where we'd have more room but we were happy to snuggle in. Our waitress was very warm and welcoming (sorry I didn't catch her name!) and handled the group beautifully. The food was fabulous and all 9 dishes were served simultaneously by a team of servers, nice touch. Both the waitress and manager checked back with us which was appreciated. Highly recommend this Davio's for a lovely meal and fabulous service!

OT
New England
211 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Davio’s has a nice atmosphere. The servers are very good and the food delicious. We like the menu because it has a wide range of options, something for every palette.

O
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We had a bad experience at Davio’s downtown 15 years ago and have not been back since. Today we tried it again in Chestnut Hill. Just as bad. The food has always been okay. But the service has always been poor. How this place stays in business is a mystery to us.

LE
New England
46 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Fantastic chef and probably the best chef than the rest of the Davio's!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance always great!

DT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service (Darcelle)
Food was prepared perfectly

BR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love a visit to Davio’s. We can count on consistent excellence in food, service and ambience.

j
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Davio's. Lunch was lovely - relaxing updated atmosphere, friendly staff and innovative menu. Everything we ordered was delicious! We will be back again soon!

BJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was fantastic, the service was top-notch and our server was informative and friendly. We dine there often and are always happy with the experience.

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiances is great. The busboy was asked to leave the bread, but took the butter away. Your signature smoked chicken pasta (which we've had many times over the years) was pretty tasteless. My tuna tartare and squash pasta were terrific.

KD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent meal. Everything was served as described.
All the staff was so friendly and nice. Many fine dining restaurants treat us with contempt for bringing our young children, but everyone at Davio’s was so warm.

TB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I would describe the food and atmosphere as adequate. Nothing special and nothing to “write home about”. The pasta was a bit watery but ok. The entree protein was a bit dry but fine. When you get to the price and value, I would say these are very close to Boston prices but not Boston quality. It’s convenient if you are there seeing a movie which is why we tend to go there.

MW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything but were disappointed in the lack of Christmas decorations !
We had looked forward to seeing them!

K
New England
559 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For all 4 of us, meals and wine choices were superb. Server was professional and extremely pleasant. All around, very nice. Pricy but with significant value.

E
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary lunch!

k
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came to Davio’s before seeing a movie and were pleasantly surprised by the management staff that was visible throughout the evening. We did not have an issue that required a manager, but knowing they have their eyes on the floor was comforting. We started with the calamari which was very tender and not overcooked, but I would’ve liked more flavor from the aioli. We next had the braised short rib agnolotti appetizer portion which was outstanding. My boyfriend had the veal tenderloin and I had the flat iron steak, both were cooked perfectly and delicious. Overall very pleased with our experience and would definitely return and recommend.

AR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding dinner !! The only drawback was that we had booked a window seat weeks in advance and when we got there there was a private party taking up the entire window area of the restaurant and no one had notified us when they called to confirm the reservation that we would be walled off from the view and in a separate area from what we wanted .. but we complained and the manager was very accommodating and sent wonderful appetizer to the table for our trouble .. that was a class move!
We will definitely return to this awesome restaurant .

E
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing meals here last weekend at the Chestnut Hill location. I had the Cod and it was cooked perfectly, as was my husband's pasta chicken dish. Really great food.

AG
New England
45 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Thanksgiving Turkey dinner was by far overpriced $65. Small portions and not very good
The other meals were up to Davios usual standards
Skip the the Turkey next year!!
Also they could use a bit more help because the service was a little slow

MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Davio’s, Chestnut Hill for Thanksgiving! Thank you!

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