Davio's - Irvine

4.4
417 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

About

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 Yurii Barajas 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.

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vipLunchlady
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant is very nice, I think the staff was a little short because of the current health issue. The cocktails took awhile to come out. The OC Restaurant week menu was great! I would recommend this place for nice special occasions!

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vipMichaelS
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner!! Server Seneca is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good! We had steak but it wasn’t as good as we expected. The appetizers were probably the best part of the meal

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always thoroughly enjoy my dining experience here. From the interior decor, table setting, well trained staffs, and consistency of the food, it shows the management’s commitment to the customers. Five stars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
144 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at the original Davio's on Newbury St. in Boston years ago. We we very please with Davio's in Irvine. The popovers are a must. Don't miss out and try one. Just delicious. I enjoyed the wild tuna and it was prepared exactly how I had requested. There were no complaints from anyone. It is a very lovely restaurant with great food and service.

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4diningout
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my husband's Birthday and it was a very relaxed two hour dinner. The hot popovers came first and were delicious. We split a hot mushroom and spinach salad that was delicious. I ended up ordering the Neiman Ranch Pork chop with apricots and it was perfect. My husband ordered the flat iron steak and liked his meal as well. It was a bit pricey but for a special occasion, it was wonderful.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Since it was a business lunch, it was nice that the waiter did not rush us during our discussion.

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GeneJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was OK. I would go again, but not my preferred dining experience. The hostess was preoccupied with whatever and we seemed to annoy her in interrupting that, even though the entire place was completely empty. Were sat in a wind tunnel by the bar and had to be moved because the vents made sitting where we were rather cold, and Scott our waiter was great about it, although he and the rest of the staff just disappear when not with you. 4 other tables were also sat around us and felt like we were all abandoned for 15-20mins at a time. Bread was great and Shrimp was good, as was extra plates of mushrooms and creamy potatoes, but seemed scarce proportions for above average pricing as there was nothing spectacular about them, just heated up standards. As mentioned, I would go again, but definitely not my first choice.

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vipPauillac
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a long lunch catching up after years of not seeing each other. Our server was attentive but did not rush us. The food was great and the restaurant is quiet enough to have great conversation.

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vipGuyF
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davio's has a lot of class and the service is impecable. The "Popovers" are fantastic. Fabian, the Manager is always making sure you have the proper attention, so if you dine at Davios, say hello to him. I always feel very comfortable there even when you order a small meal for lunch, and you are always treated with respect.

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ArianaH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall one of the best restaurants I have been too. The wagyu steak just melts in your mouth. Everyone is respectful and caring. I will definitely come again!!

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vipRobertF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was my 4th time eating here and haven't been for about 8 months. I have to say, the quality is not as good. Ordered the San Marzano Pasta with my filet mignon. Steak was average, the pasta (noodles) were excellent, however the sauce was thick and not as good as it was 8 months ago. Since it was a Friday night, I'd expect the head Chef to be on his game. Wasn't the case. Our server Valerie, made our dinner satisfying. Great personality and made our night. Thank you Valerie.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is hidden gem, with really good food and service. Definitely a must to try, their bread is to die for.

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vipgvm85
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for business meetings! Ambiance and food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places!!!!
I’ll be back soon

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vipMike
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Price was mid level, but the value was amazing. Will be back again and again!

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SteveE
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior cuisine and service. The appis were delicious and substantial, and the mains magnificent. We had everything from pork and beef to fish. If you have ever loved a pork chop, be prepared for a lot of loving. The entire experience was greatly appreciated by the entire family. Service was outstanding: attentive but not obtrusive. Will certainly return as it defines what it means to have fine dining.

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vipMichelle
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place was just ok to me. I probably wouldn't go back, because it isn't close to where I live and I can't say it was worth the drive for me personally.

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JeniferK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

There is not a warm ambience to this restaurant. I ordered a filet and it was intended to be medium well and it was rare. I sent it back and was shocked to see my same partially eaten steak return to me. It was a misshapen and awful looking piece of meat. Meanwhile my family finished their meal and it would’ve been better if they had simply re-cooked a brand new steak and re-presented it to me. Also our waiter failed pour wine frequently meeting my husband had a port for ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To have a nice dinner.

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RickO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Highly recommend. Great menu. Good wine list.

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vipLgm17
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the stuffed flower blossoms were outstanding. Our server, on the other hand, could have been much more attentive. Our last server was wonderful. But, we love the food and ambiance and we will be back.

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vipJoeyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 5th visit to Davios. We have have enjoyed both lunch and dinner experiences. The food is solid, prepared well and served at the correct temperatures. The service team and floor management are extremely attentive and cordial. A great place for daily dining or events. Great Job.

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vipHenryT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Booked a table for two for a special occasion. Once we arrived, we were lead to a high table next to the Bar underneath the A/C vent. It was really cold there and after a couple of minutes we asked to be relocated to another table. They told us that all other tables were booked. We sat for the rest of our time there while we saw multiple empty tables on the other side. For dinner we ordered steak and were told it would take about 25min, but it took over an hour from the time we ordered. They told us there were many steaks in the queue and they cook them one at a time, which is odd for a steakhouse. Overall we were not accommodated well and food was really late which is not a very pleasant experience for a high end $150/ person type of outing. We will not repeat.

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MichaelK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Poor service and mediocre food. Servers brought us our main dishes, told us they would come back with our silverware which took them about 7 minutes ( I had to remind the server for them to bring the silverware) and while we waited, our food turned cold. Instead of the servers removing our finished appetizer plates that was in front of us, they would bring the main entree and wait for us to move the finished dishes to the side. All other steakhouses remove those dishes before bringing the next plate to the table. You can go to the Mastro's Steakhouse, pay the same amount you would at Davio's but receive much better service and quality of food.

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SandeepB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great appetizers, main dishes good, great service. Pasta dishes were not as good for the price. Probably would not return based on value f($250 for 2 of us) for overall food taste.

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vipJoseL
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Horrible ambiance in the patio for Valentine’s Day. To management: if you’re going to open up patio seating for A special day like Valentines Day - please put some effort into it. Just sticking people in a dark patio with food court like ambiance is way below expectations.

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JonathanB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was exceptional. Service was good, but staff kept touching our chairs as the walk by. Weird.

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FredW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great place, but service needs to be much more attentive. Top restaurants ensure that servers and backups are invisibly hovering at all times. You should never ever have to look around to get someone to provide more water or tea.

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vipDrPSLee
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times now and it is consistently good. This event was a business meeting. The noise level was acceptable. The cocktails are spot on and the food not only tastes great but they are generous portions.

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LidoLovely
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A luncheon for a significant birthday was handled nicely with the private, round room available to us where we felt welcome to stay at our leisure.

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vipsteve
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our threesome enjoyed the, Rib eye, Filet and the scallops. Everything was cooked exactly to order and tasted delicious. Our server recommended a fine blended red which paired great with our steaks. We finished off our wonderful evening with a chocolate desert cake. A great high end restaurant with very moderate pricing. If you like fine dining,give Davio's a try.

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TomP
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was appropriate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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TracyZ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Bolognese pasta - it was AMAZING!! Best I have ever had!!

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vipJxwinks
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Let's start with parking, Valet is $7 but there is a public lot that requires a ticket. Not until you get into the restaurant is there any information that the restaurant will validate self-parking. Hence my decision to use the Valet. I still find it offensive that a $$$ restaurant charges for Valet parking.

Our server, Bree, was terrific. Unfortunately, the kitchen had some issues. First, my Crispy Chicken Liver appetizer was not even close to crispy. I loved the flavor, but the lack of crispness was disappointing.

Second, the 2 meat dishes delivered to our table were both overcooked in relation to how they were ordered. They took them back to replace them and offered us something to munch on while we waited, so that was good service. My side dish of horseradish creamy potatoes came out cool, but even these didn't come with the original delivery of my entree, I had to remind the server, who brought them promptly after the replacement order arrived.

Third, the pasta was slightly overcooked for a $$$ restaurant. Pasta should be Al Dente unless requested otherwise.

Fourth, the fruit/cannoli dessert was odd. The fruit was syrupy and the cannoli's were soft, not crunchy. The management gave us 2 desserts on them due to the issues with the meat dishes so at least we didn't pay for them.

Overall, Davio's is not recommended, particularly at this cost. We'd rather go to the Capital Grille where our meals are always perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall good, but not a great value for the money.

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Brookynboogie13
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and an excellent variety of selections. The popovers are delicious! Attentive service and having the person in charge coming around and asking how we are enjoying the food is a very nice and professional touch.

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DebraB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent birthday dinner for a friend. Food was great - the best polenta I've ever had! But towards the end our server was nowhere to be found. We've had the same experience at many other high end restaurants and it's always a frustrating way to end a nice evening. For most of the meal our server was excellent though so I don't want to make it sound like the service was not good.

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vipAnthonyC
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great dining experience

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Davio's - Irvine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 477-4810.

Davio's - Irvine is rated 4.4 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.