Davio's - Chestnut Hill

4.7
1238 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, Philadelphia, Manhattan, Atlanta and Irvine, CA.

Experiences

  • 3 Course Power Lunch Menu

    Multiple dates available

    COME try our 3 Course, Prefix Lunch Menu!! $29 Monday - Friday each week Chef Creates a new menu that You choose an appetizer, entree and a sweet treat for $29!!! It's like restaurant week every week day! Call ahead for details or to inquire about our power lunch offerings. HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1238 people are saying
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PamelaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday dinner of an adult family member. The food was excellent and the service outstanding - could not have been nicer.

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vipasimina10
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boston College Parents weekend

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MarciS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service.
Sat in a booth, was a bit dark asked for an electric light all was fine.

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Rick
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant around the Chestnut Hill area.

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vipAMandUR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great-good weather ; very good service (with humor and kindness) , We asked for a heater and got it! Have done it and will continue to do it until the weather doesn't all. A real gift, these days.

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Jennifer
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was not as good as usual, however I suspect they were just short staffed. Love this restaurant.

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Aims
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and drinks were delicious. Their table bread is to die for .

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vipDinnerlover
New England
168 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Upon our arrival, it took the hostess some time to acknowledge us and to seat us.

The server was very good and attentive.

Thanks

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vipNone
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We returned to Davio's after a disappointing experience two months ago. Thought we would give it another chance and were not disappointed. The food , service and overall experience were all excellent to outstanding and we will definitely return again.

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vipTediN
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful evening our server Rob was wonderful! Everything was perfect! It was my Husband’s Birthday and everything was great!! Good to see Bob and Diane too!

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vipOutOnTheTown6
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service always terrific. The gnocchi is outstanding!

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vipMrFresh
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I am a regular at Davio's, but unfortunately the food didn't come out particularly hot and in fact one dish was room temperature at best. I will still go back since I really enjoy it, but definitely was disappointed. They were having a processing problem all night. Our initial round of drinks took at least 15-20 minutes to show up.

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vipRyanB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met some friends for another night of excellent food, drinks and laughs. We’ll be back soon.

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Grizzly
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The spring roll sampler was a real treat and warm spinach salad perfectly prepared. For entrees We had lobster risotto and Cod loin. No room for dessert, unfortunately. Oh and the popovers to start were quite delicious.

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Jacey
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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vipSheilas
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this Davios and the curated service we get there every time we go. Bob the manager is fabulous

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vipRickG
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "Power Lunch" experience exceeded our expectations. The appetizer, entrée, and sweet options are positioned weekly. Our good fortune provided a sumptuous gorgonzola salad, a rich and savory asparagus bisque, two skilfully prepared spaghettini entrées, and two sweet cookie treat. Great service and an elegant atmosphere complemented our visit, which we would happily reprise. Definitely a go-to restaurant.

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vipPamness
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Davios is such a pretty space with great service. Why does the food have to be so not even mediocre? Has no one mentioned this? Every time I go (I don't go often), I am reminded that the food isn't good. Yesterday I had the breakfast sandwich. The giant bagel wasn't toasted and tasted Kim a giant glob of bread with a hole in it. My two little pieces of bacon we cooked nicely. The egg was overcooked and my potatoes were burned. My sister in law was served the wrong dish and the popover was also burned. Need I saw more?

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vipBrando
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal…always consistent.

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JosselynD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience and the service was great

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JNew
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were superb. Any questions on ingredients were answered expertly. It was the first visit for one of the diners and she was very impressed. We cannot wait to return!

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MNCW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our server didn’t wear a mask while other servers wore mask.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, food and overall experience. restaurant boston menu was really good

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Specialplace
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like a New York Restaurant. Setting is exceptional. Service people cordial and knowledgeable.

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vipDblShtExprssO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meal was great. Several gluten free options. Reasonably priced for ‘steakhouse’.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very noisy, thougr4h not too busy. Food OK. Very nice wait staff

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for Dine-Out Boston for our anniversary and had a great experience! The soup option was OK - everything else fabulous - salad, cod entrée, and steak were great. Loved the popovers. The chocolate dessert was the way to go. Would go back for another special occasion.

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NyleaL
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were amazing for my first time. The service was great as well!

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vipkitpaula
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat in a nice booth close to the bar. My husband had the veal, and I had the lobster risotto. Both were delicious. We also shared the Oyster Rockefeller, which were scrumptious, but we should have ordered double the order for the two f us. The service was outstanding.

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NatalieB
New England
55 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

First time in multiple visits over the years that the food was disappointing. Blah salad with too much lettuce and blah cod. Chocolate dessert was fabulous!

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ShaunM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Amazing menu. Tough to decide what to eat b/c everything sounds so good.

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vipMBFMaven53
New England
97 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.
Lots of food options no matter what your dietary restrictions are.

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LouF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire service, and especially the waiter, was absolutely outstanding!

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful. The staff was very friendly. The only dissapointment was: we had to ask three times for lemon wedges for our water. After the meal, we were asked if we wanted coffee or tea. We said no. We were given our check. And not offered desert. Even though the reservation said we were celebrating a birthday.

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whatever
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were disappointed. We went for Restaurant Week. We had never eaten at Davio’s. The main course and desserts were fine but the appetizers were awful. The soup was watery with only a few items in it but the salad was ugly! It was dark green and brown with a few spots of white feta. Totally uninspired. I think Davio’s would do everyone a favor, including themselves, by not participating in future Restaurant Weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very loud(general loudness in addition to servers dragging tables and chairs to rearrange seating.) Great food and service but the noise took away from the experience.

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CarynM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was looking forward to the spring rolls but they were a disappointment. I wouldn’t order them again. But the popovers were fantastic! We ordered the seafood special which included shrimp, swordfish, and mussels over fettuccine with corn in a cream sauce. It was very good except as it cooled down, the sauce became gummy. For dessert we shared the pan a cotte with berries- delish!

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vipChristina
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience

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vipTediN
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Davios. Always welcomed back. Paul our server is really wonderful! Looking forward to our next visit!

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vipVisitingSarasota
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Very slow service.

FAQs

Davio's - Chestnut Hill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 738-4810.

Davio's - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.7 stars by 1238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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