Davio's - The Colony

4.4
545 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is an upscale restaurant which began in Boston. Features regional Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on the grill. Chef/Owner Steve DiFillippo takes pride in hospitality and has been a mainstay in Boston and beyond for more than 30 years.
Davio’s features an extensive wine list & menu items ranging from Prime steaks to handmade pasta creations.
In 1985, 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, retooling the menu, space & wine list. The new Davio's garnered rave reviews. Everything is made by hand from the best ingredients. Mirror the philosophy in the kitchen w/ our attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to your every need & taking pride in your meal. Other locations include Foxboro, Lynnfield, Chestnut Hill, Braintree, Logan Airport, Boston Seaport, Philly, King of Prussia & Atlanta.

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
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fillet was perfect. Bourbon selection was even better

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NeidaA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food wonderful service and great location !

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vipjde48
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service is really starting to decline for this restaurant. The waiter we had was terrible. Sold us the special and disappeared fro 20 minutes. Then appeared to tell us they were out of the ravioli. We reorder and after 20 minutes and no sign of the waiter anywhere in the restaurant I was irritated.. Finally, I flagged the guy down and ask him to check on the food and send over a manager. I told him the problem and also noted that the floor managers seemed focused on busing tables instead of supervising the kitchen and wait staff. Food arrived cold.

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AndreK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience with my wife. Our waitress was amazing. We hadn't been in over 5 years when we lived in the Atlanta area and the truffled mac n' cheese wasnt like my wife remembered it. Everything else was extremely good.

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vipMikeQ
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our second lunch visit. The staff appeared to be inexperienced and a bit nervous. The food was good, not great. Our first visit (pre-COVID) was much better so we’ll try again.

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RandyB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants and service I’ve ever experienced

JR
vipJeffR
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Not nearly as good as previous visits. Restaurant was only moderately busy for a Saturday.

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vipCWaller45
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time and Veronica and her staff were wonderful. She was very personable and attentive. The crab claws appetizer were amazing and brought back home to Baltimore, MD. Everything was delicious. We sat in the booth in the bar area, the only notation is the sun was setting facing me. It wasn’t long just noticeable.

Thank you. We will be back.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the environment was great and the service and food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think the experience was subpar. We look young and weren’t dressed up so i think we were really judged. We came for a birthday and I saw other people posted photos of a cute cake with happy birthday written in chocolate. They gave my friend a coconut macaroon. The server was nice however i don’t think I’d be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Grandscape has limited parking.

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vipKimandmike
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time.

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AlRoar
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

attentiveness of waiter was non existent. seemed to be drudgery for him...never got my water refilled. repeatedly had to ask for service. I had spaghetti with meat ball, room temp at delivery, taste was worse than my first grader would make at $28 per serving i did expect something tasty....meatball was tasteless , why even bother....my girlfriend had the scallops they did taste good sauce was good. about same quality as Red Lobster....for comparison.... drinks were refreshing and showed some imagination, very good! overall a mediocre restaurant at best.....they were full of patrons, I'm sure just because of location and events....
We won't be back, for Authentic Italian we will go to the Pizza restaurant near by....
I wish I could think of some more negative things to say in a polite way .

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luvgoodfood
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard many great things about this restaurant but this was my first time to try it. It met all expectations!

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vipTxDan
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

1) More staff than guests yet our service was extremely slow. Long wait for appetizer then another long wait before salads and then main course and another long wait for dessert. 3hrs from sit down to leaving. Don’t restaurants make money turning tables?
2) Food was lacking in flavor and portion size
- bolognese was bland
- halibut looked like a fish stick sized portion
- jumbo shrimp = 3 prawns?
- lobster risotto - bland and undercooked
3) place was not super busy so I’m not sure why the kitchen was backed up?
4) prices need adjusted (lowered) - food (portion size and taste) not in alignment with prices

Not sure I’d recommend or return given our experience last night.

Also when using open table does special occasions information get conveyed to restaurant? I made the reservation and noted an anniversary celebration - no acknowledgment whatsoever.

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foodforthought
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Very poor and slow service

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SM43110
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Brunch was okay, but not a lot of breakfast choices on brunch menu.

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JasonS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alan, was exceptional. He Made the whole dining experience outstanding. Fort was great too. We will be back.

MN
vipMistyN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It was a terrible experience. We unfortunately just had to walk out of the restaurant after waiting so long for our food. Only four of us I must say and the waitress just disappeared. Finally when it was after 10:00 and the restaurant was clearing out and still no dinner we just told the Manager we were leaving.

BJ
BennyJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Upstairs is not where you want to be. Lights are bright and it’s loud, looking into the kitchen wasn’t the best view. Downstairs had mood lighting and a much more inviting atmosphere.

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mclonghorn
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wanted to like this place but had several service issues and a few food issues - First off the good - they knew it was our anniversary and even gave us a hand signed card from the staff - very nice touch. Then the service issues...Took quite a long time to get the bottle of wine we ordered (from 2 different people). Oysters Rockefeller came out with cold oysters. Brussel Sprouts were awful and we didn't touch them but server never offered to remove them from our bill. She just said, "yes - they are pretty plain"! Wife's Lump crab spaghetti had ZERO lump crab in it. Fish special was good not great. No anniversary dessert or any other acknowledgement other than the card. And finally their rolls are incredibly good - I asked the server to box four for us and even told her to charge me for them. She brought out our leftovers which we took home and I assumed the rolls would be in the bag - no rolls!! Too many good restaurants in this area - we probably won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here and we had a great experience. The service and food was really good!

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Randy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Felt a little rushed by the staff, Even when offering dessert the dessert cart was not available, so just little things that were a bit off.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Several had sun in face, (sitting inside) others under vent and were cold, everyone’s entree were cold. Be careful on seating. Did not request outdoors and tried to put us outdoors in 90 degrees. We also wish we’d known about downstairs seating. Put blinds on windows!!!! We complained about sun and WE finally pushed table to shade. Could be a really nice restaurant, but over priced and not accommodating

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OliverC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience.My wife and I enjoyed the whole full experience, the food was good and drinks. We will definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly some of the most quality food my wife and I have eaten!

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Tastingdiva
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! I was looking for an authentic, pasta made in house, Italian restaurant and Davio's didn't disappoint. Our server was Lindy who was a jewel! She deserves a raise for certain. She was personable, attentive and didn't interrupt. She gave us a recommendation and made accommodations to have 1/2 dishes of pastas I wanted to try. I don't normally eat pasta let alone any carbs so I didn't want to waste my calories on ordinary. We are thrilled to get extraordinary in taste, presentation, service and atmosphere. Our company is all about going above and beyond for our team and clients and it can be tough to find great customer service. If service is as important as the food you should dine here!
Thanks so much Lindy for a great evening and hope you find the perfect home for you family. Cheers!

DD
DeeDeeW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the time we arrived till after dessert
Our service ,food , wines d dessert was fabulous.
Can’t think of a thing they could do to make it better.
FABULOUS

JG
vipJacquieG
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! When I made the reservation, I made a note in the comments that we were celebrating a 90th birthday. We were not expecting any special service. They placed us in a private room and gave my mom a card which was signed by all the staff. Belinda, our server wasoutstanding, the food was delicious. The variety of options on the menu is great so if you’re not in the mood for steak, many other choices.
We will definitely be repeat diners!

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vipLauren
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Food was amazing! However, the restaurant, for being very new, was very dirty! The floor and window sills were very, very dirty and food covered. Additionally, we waited an extremely long time between courses.

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AshleighP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've heard so many good things about Davio's and this was the first time we have tried. Everything was perfect. Our server, Lindy was amazing - I have food allergies and she made sure that my Halibut was cooked perfect and it was. All four of us really enjoyed our steaks, halibut and lobster risotto. We will be back. Thank you, Davio's!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our steaks were over cooked and no flavor but they recooked new steaks and they were much better

Our waiter James was really good

JC
JasonC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Customer Service was great but the food was subpar.

KS
KayeS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service but a bit pricey

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica our server was absolutely wonderful! I have never been to a place where they referred us by our name. She made sure she knew our names before we got there.

She was very knowledgeable of the menu, always there when we needed something and great attitude.

The food was great! Lobster risotto was perfect! There pastas are fresh and cooked perfect.

This is going to be added to our date night places we love.

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vipElizS56
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was very average, maybe even below average for the price point. Did not seem authentic, more like chain restaurant. The drinks were good.

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viptrishb
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 15 anniversary.

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WonderWoman
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

2nd visit. It would’ve been pretty hard to top the 1st but this wasn’t even close. Extremely long wait for food and then it came out barely lukewarm! My shrimp were so tough I could barely cut through them. Not sure I’ll be back…beyond disappointed especially since we invited a friend to celebrate her birthda. 🙁

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th79
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night date night for our anniversary and everything was spot on. Our server Robin gave us fantastic recommendations and was friendly without being over the top. All the waitstaff introduces themselves which is a nice touch. All pasta is made in house and it shows. A nice option is they offer all the pastas as appetizer portions. My husband and I tried both the butternut squash agnolotti and the wild mushroom risotto. Both were amazing. I’ve never had such light airy risotto! And the agnolotti are just a little sweet without tasting like a dessert. The popovers they serve the table are insanely good too. Hard to stop eating them!
For entrees we had the salmon with eggplant caponata and the lobster risotto. Big portions, everything was cooked perfectly. Great cocktail list as well as a large selection of wines from around the world.
Dessert cart has something for everyone. We split the tiramisu and it didn’t disappoint! Flavorful and not heavy.
Davios is at the top of my list for a nice night out. Can’t go wrong!

FAQs

Davio's - The Colony offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (469) 772-4810.

Davio's - The Colony is rated 4.4 stars by 545 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.