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.
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j
New England
105 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistently good

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

ME
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best waiter

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FN
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food, wonderful service!

LE
New England
44 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

WF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
66 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
71 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My sides were burnt and not really worth the cost.

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steaks

D
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

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

RR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great go to local spot. This restaurant has the most exceptional professional friendly service along with a pleasant ambiance and good food.

KG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister’s birthday

BM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was not cooked as ordered including one wrong meal delivered. Service was very slow. It felt like something in management had changed. Very surprised.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

too loud sitting near the open kitchen, waiter could have been more attentive

s
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat in the front room at the windows. A little noisy but not as much as the bar area. Front desk was extremely helpful in accommodating my request for that area.
Food is always worth the drive, even if it is just a bit pricey.
But it is worth it for a nice dinner out.

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Davio’s since the 80’s (aka back-in-the-day on Newbury St)., I’m so happy I chose your restaurant for my family reunion dinner- the service, ambiance, food & dessert was PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT. Thanks again

j
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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A
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was lovely, the food was delicious, the hostess was pleasant, and the service was outstanding.

F
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and fun. Love those egg rolls. Even kids find things to eat

AS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We found it odd that at least 5 different people came over to ask us how we were enjoying our meal. One designated asker would have been sufficient. It became a bit strange and intrusive.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience for my first time at Davio’s Chestnut Hill location. Food was absolutely outstanding as was the service from both our waiter and the hostess when we walked in the door. Couldn’t have asked for better! I will undoubtedly be returning.

b
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service from Davio’s. They go above and beyond to satisfy all requests.

B
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Davio’s Chestnut Hill during restaurant week/dine out Boston or whatever it’s called now. The food,atmosphere and service was all very good. The price was special due to it being restaurant week but it would have been worth it at regular prices.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am new to the area and thought I would try Davio's for lunch with a friend. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. Food was delicious and the service was excellent.
Will absolutely go back again!

A
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The food was great as well as our waitress. We filled out the occasion for our visit as Anniversary and to our surprise was presented with our dessert plate decorated with “Happy Anniversary”. The vibe was classy and it wasn’t loud, we would definitely come back!

KL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with Kristen. Sirry she is leaving!

CA
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived a few minutes early for our 7:30 reservation. After what seemed like a little confusion at the desk, we were seated in a comfortable booth on the far side of the bar from the entrance. This was great because it was much less noisy than the near side of the bar, where the noise level would make it challenging to have a conversation.

We ordered cocktails and wine which came quickly and were delicious. The service was absolutely first rate - attentive and attuned and always right there at the point that we needed anything. We skipped appetizers and two of us ordered the burger and one the short ribs. The short ribs were delicious, as were the accompanying potatoes and spinach, and the portion was generous - we took plenty home. The two of us who had burgers loved them - perfectly cooked as requested, with fresh, flavorful condiments.

The short ribs came with a few onion rings on top. We all sampled those and quickly added a side order of them for the table. They are some of the best onion rings I’ve ever had anywhere. So why 4 stars for the food, with all of these raving comments? The French fries. The burgers came with them and the fries were limp, somewhat soggy and yet overcooked as well. I’m pretty particular about fries (not wasting the calories if they aren’t good) and only ate 3 of these.

Would we go again? Absolutely. Davio’s is near our home and we’ve been before and will return. The food is routinely delicious, the menu varied and the service excellent. This was the first time we’d tried the burger and I would absolutely and eagerly return for it. Next time, I will just swap the fries for onion rings, even if there is an upcharge. I highly recommend you do the same.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, delicious food, excellent service. We will definitely return soon.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were very attentive. The ambience, decor and food were consistent with three price. I was very happy with Davio’s

LM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food good none of us ordered off the restaurant week menu

MF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, plenty of parking, exceptional service, and relaxing ambiance.

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