Davio's - The Colony

4.5
720 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.

Experiences

  • Monday - Friday Power Lunch 3 courses $29

    $29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    3 Course, Prefix Lunch Menu!! $29 Mon-Fri Each week Chef Creates a new menu. You choose an appetizer and entree and get a sweet treat for $29!!! It's like restaurant week every week day! Call ahead for details or to learn about the power lunch items offered!

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 720 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I look forward to going again soon!

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vipblakem
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great. Service was great. Will be going back again.

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BristalB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut dish was to die for! Loved all of the preparation and presentation of the food. Will definitely come back!

JK
vipJK60
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time dining here and it was all fantastic. We came for a birthday and from the time we checked in to the end of the evening everything was very nice. Food was incredible and the waiter made some great recommendations. The overall evening could not have been better. We will certainly come back for another special occasion.

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MSMarsh
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Spring roll sampler, beet salad, swordfish, my strip, scallops and sides were all delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did date night here. Service was amazing and food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch…incredible gluten free menu! Double cut pork chop is very special

LB
vipLeopoldoB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Environment too cold, hence food cold

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. The food is excellent. Management is top notch.

SM
StephenM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience1

My wife and I choose to try Davio’s and what a mistake! This is not a fine dining experience at all. The noise level was high enough that we felt like we had to speak louder than normal to be heard when sitting next to each other. We started with the sample rolls and crab cake and everything was bland. Next was my wife’s fish which was cold on the inside and the sauce was just gross. My steak had a nice sear on one side and nearly chard on the other the temperature was good and if I had this at Outback it would have been fine, but I expected more than just fine. All in all the best item we had was the corn side dish. The next best thing was the server, he did as good a job as could be expected. The last thing that was good was leaving knowing we would never come back. Chalk this one up to a $220.00 plus tip learning experience.

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AngM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. The restaurant is beautiful. The staff very friendly and willing to work with a food allergy.

BZ
BigZ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were seated in the front window instead of back in the cozy candle-lit dining room which was not busy. The waiter was not knowledgeable regarding food options we asked about and the chef declined my request for a replacement vegetable on the meal I ordered. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating in spite of all of the negatives.

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Shan8
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot Tower! Different seafoods, all yummy! The strip steak was also very well prepared.

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MarcL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to Davio's to celebrate an anniversary. As older adults, my wife and I immediately appreciated the moderate to low noise level in the restaurant. We knew that our meal would be expensive. And it was expensive. But, when we compare Davio's to other restaurants of a similar price point, we felt that the portion size and food quality was equal to if not better than similar restaurants. While we may not frequent Davio's on a regular basis, it is a restaurant that we would consider visiting again to celebrate special events..

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vipJpheismn
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd visit and brought family for “end of holidays” dinner. Food was fantastic, service was great. The young man who took care of us did a smooth up sale on the wine.

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ChristinaS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wish the music had been less loud........and not so much pop music

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vipLanny
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great

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hoWIWeb
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for New Years Eve and liked the fact that you were still able to order off the main menu which has a lot of good variety. Slightly more expensive than comparable places.

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Chuck
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. The food was outstanding and the service was top notch!

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marnap
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut was outstanding. Love the Popovers! Wonderful bar, great place to celebrate with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We had to ask for a waiter with a mask. As soon we sat down a young man brought water with no mask. Even the managers didn’t wear masks in the middle of the worst part of this pandemic. It shows a lack of caring for your employees or your guests. I won’t return until they implement a safe policy to protect everyone.

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JamesF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good. If the assigned server was busy an associate help out. The food was excellent. We rank the food and dinning experience in our top three ever.

KC
KCDallas
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server was great- quality recommendations and impeccable service. The veal was overcooked and they delivered a replacement in minutes. Overall a good experience.

RB
vipRebekahB
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Everything was great except the tuna tartar…. I’ve had it at Davios many times, and it’s always been good. Last nights was inedible.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was mediocre at best; menu is confusing. There are only three pasta options for an upscale Italian restaurant. Bolognese sauce was under seasoned and pasta was gummy. Spinach salad was extremely overdressed (dressing pooled at the bottom of the plate). And very very expensive!!!

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Bernie
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my son’s birthday. Food was delicious and waitstaff was outstanding.

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vipLindaB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our service was excellent by Tony. He was amazing, attentive and took great care of us.
The only complaint, I have was the Penne with chicken and sun dried tomatoes was very dry. Unusually dry.
The white Cesesr salad was very good as was the desserts.

TK
TKTheColony
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the nice quiet room off to the side which was perfect for us because we have a couple of family members that don’t hear well. The main dining area is very loud so we were very happy to have that room. Our waiter was very good and knowledgeable and attentive. Food was great!

RS
RobieS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were very disappointed in our food and service. Our out of town guest told our waiter that the bread did not taste right, and he ignored him and said, “It’s always the same” he didn’t offer to get fresh ones or anything. He never asked us if the food was good or checked on us.
Our food was horrible! It was cold and bland. I was so disappointed, we had better expectations especially since it was Christmas Eve. Very disappointed.
Davio’s used to be our favorite place.

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vipCabby
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Christmas Eve Italian feast of seven fishes menu
Excellent

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DaNavyDude
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service! Steve was on top of his game!
Succulent food!
From beginning to end, excellence!
I will definitely return!

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vipDiner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazing popovers. Highly recommended!!

SH
vipScottH
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food as always.

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DavidT
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were seated immediately. Unfortunately we didn’t get a wine menu, but it also gave us a reason to go back to the front to notify the host that we haven’t been noticed for 10 mins after we were seated. Our waiter blamed that he didn’t revive a ticket to signify he had an additional table. With the extensive wine menu, we requested a sommelier but our waiter didn’t know what that was. We tried to explain , but he seemed very lost. So we just ordered some wine and moved on. Our waiter was friendly, but very very inattentive and slow. We left the restaurant at 10p and arrived and seated at 7:15p. Almost a 3 hour meal. The food was delicious. We started with the egg roll appetizer and we were blown away. So many different flavors. Next we had a Cesar salad then our entrees. The scallops and steak were fantastic. Price point seemed on level for quality of food. We finished it off with an apple butter dessert and cream liquor.

Food was amazing
Service was terrible and slow
Wine was great
Dessert was fantastic

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The portins were small for the price. Service ok until it got to 7:30 pm

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SH07
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Steaks/lobster are probably not their specialty - not really any flavor. I would stick to gnocchi (good) or pasta dishes. The service was outstanding. Food for the price wasn't really worth it. Mash potatoes, green beans (both plain) in a broth with a small lobster on top $55. Many choices in the area and spending $320 (w/tip) for an appetizer, two steaks, one lobster, gnocci is really expensive when balancing atmosphere, flavor, and service. Nice to try once, maybe you will find the dish that works for you! #WNBB https://goo.gl/maps/cUjYz7Y7umtWawK26

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Gentlemen at entrance said I could not seat earlier, although I just edited ky reservation online and was able to. He was just being rude to us.

Mac and Cheese tasted like pasta water. Steak was OK.

JC
vipJimC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great holiday dinner with friends.

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 4.5 stars by 720 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.