Davio's Irvine

4.4
226 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse
Steve DiFillippo has brought Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to Irvine, CA. The restaurant is located at Irvine Towers and is the newest addition to the Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse restaurants. Locations include Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and NYC. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant is led by GM, Michael DiFillippo and Executive Chef, Istvan Toth. Davio’s Irvine serves an array of carefully sourced & seasonally inspired Northern Italian cuisine featuring handmade pasta, fresh seafood and salads as well as prime aged Brandt Beef. Gracious hospitality and an attentive dining room staff provides every guest an exceptional experience.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be open from 11 am - 9 pm on Mother's Day serving our dinner menu in addition to Dinner Features. We look forward to celebrating Mother's Day with you.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 226 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
MK
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to Davio’s and it’s just wonderful! I made special arrangements with the management team as I was surprising my husband with our adult kids flying in to join us for his birthday celebration. Uri was on the floor that evening (4/19/19) and he was completely filled in on the plan and made it work beautifully. Our server Val was exceptional! She has served us before and is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and a lovely lady. Thanks to the whole team at Davio’s for making dining there a memorable and delightful experience!!

Report
Helpful
D
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Davio’s is an outstanding restaurant with excellent food. We very much appreciated the semi private room they gave us for our anniversary celebration.
The only problem was the waiter who seemed totally clueless. He asked if I wanted my Gnocchi appetizer to come with the appetizer course. I said yes but it arrived only a few seconds before the main course was served. They were excellent. I asked several questions about the two pork chop items on the menu. He confirmed that I wanted the regular, single cut entree item, not the double cut separate item. He brought the double cut without the sides that were part of the entree. It was excellent but not what I wanted and not what I ordered. Next he brought the dessert cart. He described and showed the items on it. One was a bowl of berries with two stuffed Cannolis on the fruit. I said I would like the two Cannolis. Yup, he brought just the two stuffed Cannolis on a saucer. Again, they were excellent. But not what I ordered.
Sounds pretty grim! It wasn’t the food was wonderful as as the ambiance. I will definitely go again but if I get the same waiter, I will request a change.

Report
Helpful
GN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only reason why I scored Davios a 4 and not 5 is that for LUNCH, pricing is way out of line. For dinner, not a problem. (Example: 2 pasta dishes and water = well over $60). Food and service were excellent.

Report
Helpful
G
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This review is based on the lunch I had with a friend recently.

Our waitress Joanna was fantastic. She was very helpful with advice about the menu and did not rush us.

We both had the 3-course daily special which was a good size meal but not overwhelming. The tortilla soup was a special item not normally on the regular menu and was good. The salad was also very good.

Entrees were shrimp and hanger steak which were well prepared. The small chocolate dessert was rich and tasty.

By comparison, ordering a la carte for similar items would have been much more expensive. So, for lunch, I recommend the 3 course special (at $27, and additional $10 for hanger steak).

I will return for dinner at another time but would expect a much more expensive check.

Report
Helpful
d
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! We had a wonderful time, a girls lunch. Perfect

Report
Helpful
DK
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It often seems like Orange County restaurants fail to deliver a full package -- exceptional food, great professional and friendly service, nice pleasant atmosphere, good music, and a touch of something else added in to generate a feeling like the night out is a treat. Several local restaurants get one or two of these things right, a few get several, but almost none hit every mark. Davios is one that hits all of those metrics! A very welcome addition to the area! We love the Davios in Philadelphia and were pleased that this one mostly matched its quality. Jermaine was an exceptional server.

Report
Helpful
GH
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch with great service!
Liked it so much went back the same day for happy hour.

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday great

Report
Helpful
b
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lot of money was spent renovating this airport haunt, but it still the same crowd. Great place for a business lunch

Report
Helpful
YA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Business Lunch-only down side, requested no red peppers on 2 lunch salads ( faro, avocado, etc) and both were served with red peppers. Mentioned to Waiter and he just brushed off and pretty much said to eat around ? Not the answer you wish when you're paying $12 + for the salad and another $8 for the protein !

Report
Helpful
C
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend brought me to the restaurant 2 weeks ago and since then I have been back twice with 2 different people. The food is outstanding. The salmon is to die for. My girlfriend got one of the pastas and she said it was phenomenal. The service was excellent as well. Very attentive. Will be back!

Report
Helpful
T
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foods were so delicious and service was great.
The only thing We weren’t happy with was the very steep corkage fee at $35 for a bottle. Yikes!!!!!!@@@$&&@@@

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food but very pricey. Good for business lunch or dinner.

Report
Helpful
CW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Went there for lunch and ordered the power lunch expected to be in and out in an hour but the service was slow and we were there for about 1.5 hours. Also the server never brought the dessert that came with the power lunch.

Report
Helpful
c
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the service was outstanding. The food and presentation very good. An enjoyable evening where we were not rushed.

Report
Helpful
F
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely place with old world service however , the food was hood but not great and everything is ala carte and very expensive for what you get
I ordered grilled salmon n vegetables and that alone was almost $50
Ive dined st dined at some expensive fabulous places in the world
And I expected the good to be so much more
I will not be returning, so many places to eat for just good food

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience did not disappoint - the food was every bit as good as the company!

Report
Helpful
KJ
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We came to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We were genially greeted by our server, Vanessa, who made the evening memorable! From wine suggestions to working with us on ordering to serving family style she was a dream! We took her advice on two seasonal specials which we enjoyed immensely, the ravioli with limoncello sauce and the steak Oscar. We would suggest blackout shades on the western facing windows because as the sun set, it was blinding to our guests facing that direction. They wiggled and moved around our table to avoid the sun but.....we will definitely come again and request Vanessa!

Report
Helpful
C
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Went last week for the first time and already brought a friend and returned yesterday! Scottish salmon with eggplant is out of this world! I will be back soon!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cake appetizer was delicious, pastas were awesome, and the bread was ridiculously good. To top it all off, server was very attentive and personable. Wonderful experience at this restaurant. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
SH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Noisy, conversation difficult, just not the intimate ambiance we prefer for fine dining.

Report
Helpful
DD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome experience — so happy to have my hometown favorite in Irvine!

Report
Helpful
R
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance were very good. Was disappointed in the steaks - I ordered the ribeye med rare but only a small portion in the middle was med rare, the rest was between medium and medium well. A colleague ordered the flat iron medium and it came out well done. The flavor was still very good so you can tell the meat was high quality and the seasoning was done right. We enjoyed the philly cheese steak spring rolls and mac n cheese truffles, the brussel sprouts could have used more seasoning and char. More vegan and vegetarian options would be welcome - I understand it's a steakhouse but when you are taking a team to dinner these days there is almost always someone in the group with dietary restrictions so it would be nice to have some solid options for them so the rest of the group can enjoy the steakhouse experience! As for dessert, the gelato with espresso was very good, the cheesecake was quite bland.

Report
Helpful
NS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect . When we first went a few months ago there were a few flaws. Our most recent visit was flawless. We will definitely return .

Report
Helpful
R
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Very happy with everything. Had a reservation, came early, seating wasn't a problem.

Report
Helpful
LC
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A little pricey for lunch
Not very busy for a Friday??

Report
Helpful
W
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very attentive Service yet unobtrusive to our business conversation. Perfect.

Report
Helpful
SC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious, beautiful restaurant, did not see server last half hour we were there and main course took one and a half to two hours to come out,

Report
Helpful
S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was exceptional. One of the best we have ever had. My one recommendation would be to change the position of the check in station. Very awkward and I feel sorry for the people sitting in the booth next to it. Otherwise, a great experience.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious meal... will be back very soon!

Report
Helpful
c
Orange County
117 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Prepare for some good and some not so good dishes. The food here is heavy and rich. We shared chopped salad and fresh baked bread and that alone filled us up. Pass on the chicken marinara appetizers. I ordered the filet medium and most of steak was "chewy ". The service however was the highlight of the evening. They do go out of their way to try and please.

Report
Helpful
JM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The staff is outstanding (Scott, Johanna and Ever) Really made the evening.
Our dinners were very good. We ordered too much but it was so good we couldn’t help ourselves.
Thanks to all.
Steve, this staff really represents your brand in a special, customer focused, professional, genuinely caring fashion and sets you apart from your competitors
Jack

Report
Helpful
S
Los Angeles
174 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed excellent appetizers and the pre fixe Restaurant week menu. Brian at the bar provided stellar service. We will be back. Thanks!

Report
Helpful
MC
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a pleasant meal and the restaurant week menu was a good value. The pork was a little over cooked but they were nice enough to make another. The service was a little slower than we are used to but I think they thought that was what we wanted. Overall we would go back.

Report
Helpful
M
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Steaks not the best. Kitchen prep irregular timing. Forgot sides, host did not relay that it was a b-day celebration. Meal took way longer than it should have. Desserts good.
Wait staff buzzing all over the place but inefficient.

Report
Helpful
KJ
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went for dinner to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We waited quite a while at our table before finally being welcomed and asked for a drink order. Our waiter was lovely but seemed very busy and I could say the service was slow or leisurely. The food was delicious!! We’ll give it another try....

Report
Helpful
TT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience. Food, serivce and ambiance was great. There was a service mix up with two of our dinner plates and they fixed it immediately.

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with very attentive server. The pasta was a bit oversauced. The filet was very good as well as the salmon. The bread is delicious!

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
92 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great contemporary Italian restaurant with a focus on steaks, gluten-free menu available, very attentive service

Report
Helpful
N
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

While the service was pleasant and professional, it was very slow. Lunch took two hours. The food was very good. The ambiance was lovely.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
6