Davio's - Irvine
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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!
Always a great dinner!! Server Seneca is awesome!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
This place is hidden gem, with really good food and service. Definitely a must to try, their bread is to die for.
Great for business meetings! Ambiance and food was great.
One of my favorite places!!!!
I’ll be back soon
Great food. Great service. Price was mid level, but the value was amazing. Will be back again and again!
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.
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.
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.
To have a nice dinner.
Excellent service. Highly recommend. Great menu. Good wine list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was exceptional. Service was good, but staff kept touching our chairs as the walk by. Weird.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was good, service was appropriate.
Food and service was excellent
I had the Bolognese pasta - it was AMAZING!! Best I have ever had!!
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.
Overall good, but not a great value for the money.
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.
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.
Great dining experience
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.