Davio's - Chestnut Hill

4.6
1321 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 1321 people are saying
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Fixins13
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful night. Our server was polite and knowledgeable and our meals were delicious.

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vipIball
New England
83 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The popovers are awesome! The octopus and tuna apps are delicious as was the calamari.
Try the shrimp rolls too.
Wine list is reduced but lots of good choices still!
Staff is so attentive…

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NoldyJ
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive waiter, great food!

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Hildegard2022
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately. The waitstaff couldn't have been more accommodating. They let us sit there as long as we wanted. Glad we decided to go there.

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vipMarinaF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender Archie is THE MAN! Awesome drinks, great conversation!

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Pippers21
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was delightful, wait staff were attentive and friendly.

DH
vipDeniseH
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic! Portia was one of the best servers that we’ve ever had!

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RezG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reception was great. Food was excellent but the best part was the server Portia who was absolutely amazing, polite, accommodating and just an overall gem. I have been dinning here for many years and this was the best server ever.

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CarolL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food1service5ambience4

My friend and I met almost 50 years after our high school graduation and we’re looking forward to a really good meal. The warm spinach salad was excellent and the Russian River Sauvignon Blanc was very good. Down hill from there . The Eggplant was over sauced, and had little flavor. My friend had the scallops and it was far too salty. The combination of high price and low quality preparation is a shame. This is the first time I have been to Daviosi in Chestnut Hill and the last. The wait staff and hostess was terrific. With better food preparation it could have been an excellent experience -it was just not good food
And definitely not a good value.

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vipEdwardL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went smoothly

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CharlieF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great local place with good food…nice bar…love the bar menu..friendly staff and during week available without reservation. Great place for after the movie!

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sueg
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 5
We were given the private room
Service and food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Highly recommend

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LisaC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner—best I’ve had from start to finish for a long time. Service was excellent and attentive as well. Our new favorite restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our servers were incredible! Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for a Birthday Dinner for my boyfriend and thanks to OpenTable we were greeted by every staff saying Happy Birthdayyy to my boyfriend. It really made the experience and made him feel special so thank you OpenTable! For giving us the option to choose what we are celebrating

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Trishka
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was terrific except the wine and the temperature.

The first wine we chose was unavailable. The second wine we we chose was unavailable but we were poured a bottle that was three years younger, without asking if we wanted that (we didn’t notice on the label at first, and only after the waiter left). We weren’t thrilled with feeling like we now stuck with it. We should have been asked before it was opened and poured.

The temp was fine until the middle of the meal at around 8:30-ish, when AC poured down from above, and heat cranked out from the wall below the table at the same time. It was not comfortable.

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vipBeth
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very pleasant experience. Lunch with a friend, leisurely, delicious in elegant surroundings. We both thoroughly enjoyed our choices of food Andy wine.

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vipKatie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. The food was very well prepared and the cocktails were fantastic!

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vipOceangirl
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed brunch now several times at Davio’s in Chestnut Hill. I have to say that in addition to very good food, the service provided to us by one, Porsche was nothing short of exceptional. She is undoubtedly one of the most upbeat and charming people in the business that we have had the pleasure to be served by. If you want to be not only treated well but remembered by your favorite foods, Porsche will deliver that to you on a silver platter. In addition, I want to also note that Jeff, the restaurant’s host is equally as charming and professional. Jeff makes sure that we are not only comfortably placed, but also served with some of our favorites. These two people combined with good food, make coming back a most happy experience.

JP
vipJohnP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Slow service. My steak was severely over cooked, server did not check on us so I did not get it corrected for a very long time. The refire also took a long time with minimal guests in the dining room. I ended up eating after my party had completed theirs. No apology. Had to wave down server to order more drinks. Both rounds. Usually we go to Capital but wanted to try this for a change. Will definitely continue to just go to Capital….

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday, service and food were excellent we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Was for my husband’s birthday. My daughter also attended. We’ve been several times before but this time our waiter was very disappointing. He took quite a while to come over and when he finally did he didn’t go over any specials or even take our drink order. If I didn’t speak up he would have breezed right over that. I don’t know if they were short staffed but service was very slow and he just didn’t seem like I wanted to do his job. Disappointing for a $300+ bill. You expect great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather our server was great very upbeat.
Food was awesome.

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A2021
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Yearly my friends and I gather at Davio's in downtown Boston and each year we love it even more. This year we had to change our location to Chestnut Hill and we were left feeling very disappointed. When asked if there were specials we were promptly told NO Specials. The Waitress did not know the menu or what was available to my friend , who needed to order off of their Gluten Free menu. Instead, the waitress came over with three dry pieces of Pasta to let her know this is all Davio's could offer. In addition to feeling rushed, the staff also broke a martini glass on our table. We understand accidents happen, but this location is not how I would want to represent the company as a whole. Needless to say we will be having a Holiday Dinner make over at the downtown location.

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LMTD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food excellent service when dining recently with friends.

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sandi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was clear that the restaurant was short staffed so service was slower than usual. Also, mistakes in 2 orders meant food had to be redone.

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vipHSF1
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Davio's cocktails and food were really great.
The service was efficient and the servers were very nice- maybe a bit over the top. The prices are very high. So be prepared. We had a lovely time. Popovers were a huge hit as was the panna cotta dessert.

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anonymousdinner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waitress was very nice, but we barely saw her. When we did see her she was apologizing for the wait and then she would disappear for a while. It would take about 20 minutes to get a new drink or to get her attention again. I do not blame her, as she seemed very busy. It was just not worth the cost of the dinner that night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and it was perfect

RG
vipRibeyeGirl1
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were very disappointed with our experience yesterday. This is one of two of our favorite restaurants, but it failed us at our latest dining experience at the Chestnut Hill location.
We waited a while for our drinks, appetizers, main course (which was flavorless) and the wrong check was brought to us. There were two large parties going on and all the attention went to them. It was clear that they were short staffed, and should have closed down for the private parties.
The manager “took care” of our bill for the smoked chicken penne, which I brought home and added flavor.

Call ahead to see if it’s busy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time here. Once before for dinner, this time for brunch. Food was good. Service good. Nice atmosphere. Nothing outstanding but definitely decent. Noise level much better this time around because it wasn’t crowded at all.

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JENN
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my sisters birthday. They won’t let you bring a cake to cut but they did let us sing happy birthday which made the experience so much better. Food was good, portions were plenty and our server was friendly and professional. Would recommend this restaurant. Just wish they had nicer cocktail options.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous, our server was outstanding. Food delicious.

JH
JoyH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overall Meh. Salmon was dry. Sauce on steak rolls was weird. Didn’t love it.

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Hanyoukat
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for a date night! Delicious steak and pasta, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and it was nice atmosphere.

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vipRickR
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always

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Jan1
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ambiance was quiet which is a wonderful treat in today';'s restaurants. We could easily hear each other speak. The food was excellent and there were many choices so everyone in our party of 4 could find a meal to enjoy,

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 4.6 stars by 1321 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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