Davio's - Chestnut Hill

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$31 to $50
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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.
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SN
New England
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. I met an old friend and we had a nice quiet dinner.

SN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davios is always consistent, the food is fantastic, great variety for a foodie or even a picky eater. The service is amazing - they are friendly and professional and they always make us feel very special. We love it there for special occasions or just a night out to feel pampered!

KR
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great! Food was great! Service was great!

SP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, food was beautifully presented and Delicious.

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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CO
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group (table of 10, including 8 teenagers) and the Davio's staff, including and especially our waiter, could not have been better. They offered helpful suggestions on apps, guided the kids on entrees and were seemless in execution. The food was exactly what we expected - fantastic!

R
New England
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal chop was superb and my wife’s scallops were also. Thanks to bob, the time was the best.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

TM
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We went here on Valentine's Day as a family due to a school musical scheduled the same night, so perhaps they weren't on top of their game. However, I don't like to make excuses for higher end restaurants, and they weren't particularly full. Our experience was less than what we expected because of what felt like a "fast one" they tried to pull, though it could have also just been an honest mistake, so it's hard to know. My wife and I ordered glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, which was already substantially overpriced at almost $30 per glass (it was a special occasion, so we splurged). However, when we tasted the champagne, there was something very obviously off about it. We're pretty certain it was prosecco (which is nice but not at $30 per glass!). We did bring it up to our server, and eventually a manager came over with a small sample of Veuve that he had poured. That was the stuff, and our prosecco was taken away and replaced with the Veuve. All in all, this was handled adequately but not exceptionally. I expected more from them (e.g., champagne or dessert on the house, offering to leave the nearly full glasses of prosecco if we wanted them). Other than replacing the glasses with the correct order after we had to uncomfortably bring the error to their attention, the did nothing to acknowledge their mistake/convenient error (amazing how we didn't accidentally get something much more expensive as the mistake).

After a very slow start with drinks, the food came out quickly, hot, and delicious. My ribeye was delicious and perfectly cooked. My wife's salmon was great. The fried calamari was excellent. The only total miss was the lobster risotto, which was watery and had very little flavor. I definitely would not recommend it.

JS
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding.

MJ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time at this location. Exceeded my expectations. I've been to their location in Lynnfield a couple times and it was mediocre for the money. Everything we ordered was outstanding, everything. There was small nit with the service, but overall this was a great experience for a business dinner.

R
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davio's never disappoints! Our work group (9) has met at Davio's several times over the past few years. Due to the food quality and accomodation for vegan and vegetarian diets, we will continue to do so! We also appreciate the fact that we are setup in our own 'dining room' and can talk business freely without needing to be careful of the often sensitive subject matter.

We feel it's a tad pricey but defer to the old adage, "you get what you pay for"... Thank you Davio's and thank you Open Table for making the reservation process pretty straight forward!

Best regards to all of you!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away - hadn’t been to this location before.
Service was amazing - food even better. It wasn’t super busy but it was literally a top meal I’ve had in the last 6+ months.

Awesome.

Thanks

JD

AS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alicia was fantastic! Great dinner party to celebrate special birthday! Food excellent!

j
New England
111 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best food and service and ambience. I have always enjoyed Davios in Chestnut Hill; a great team that takes care of each and every customer.

H
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great competent service. Knowledgeable hostess who goes the extra mile. Excellent wait staff and bar

PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good. Waiters could have been a bit more attentive. Especially filling up water

DZ
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great experience. The food was fantastic! We ordered 11oz steak, that would melt in our mouth and falling apart braised short ribs with horseradish creamy potatoes on the side - outstanding! Their popovers (bread basket) was sooo good, that we had to ask for more. Meatballs from appetizers were the best meatballs I have ever tried! Carpaccio and tuna tartar were also amazing.
I’m definitely coming back cause First I’m curious about other dishes now, and also want to repeat what I have already had.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciate being able to have an excellent meal out and still keep our commitment to weight loss. Thank you for the Awaken180 menu.

DL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. Atmosphere fine. Out waitress spoiled some of the evening. She never smiled and every time she came to the table she was in a hurry to leave. It was to the point of uncomfortable. She made us feel like we were inconveniencing her.

We love Davio's and usually everything is great. This night was a small letdown due to the waitress.

S
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sons birthday and the six of us has that small room. It was wonderful to be able to hear each other talk. The staff was fabulous and the food delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good everything was good

F
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and the service was excellent.

GD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I ate dinner at Davio's on a Sunday night. The food was average - with so many steak options I felt it was middle of the road. I had an 8oz filet which was fine. The waitress was emotionless and couldnt tell us what our options were for dishes that were dairy - free. She just kept saying I'll give you more time. She found some bread that was dairy free and it was burnt, she said let me know if you want other bread, since it's a little burnt. Ummmm yea, dont want burnt bread. Just mediocre food and service, nothing I am rushing back for.

R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
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 on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For special occasions or date night, this is the place to be! The service is by far spectacular and the cheesesteak spring roll appetizers are my absolute favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch

SN
New England
36 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
45 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
53 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it

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