Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Upscale Italian steakhouse & bar
Italian · $$$$
The Zagat Review
These "high-end" Northern Italian steakhouses "impress" with an "extensive menu" of "fabulous" , "hearty" fare paired with "superb service" in "timeless" settings; while predictably "expensive" , they're "outstanding" "for almost any occasion" , so "you get what you pay for."
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
location 55 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA phone +1 617-738-4810 website www.davios.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
Went here for date night while on vacation! Our waitress, Renee was awesome! I ordered the Swordfish, my boyfriend got the Fillet Mignon and we split a side of Mac and Cheese. The swordfish was so delicious. My boyfriend raved about his steak. The Mac and cheese was different but on a good note. Creamy and delicious; Can’t stop at one bite. We cleaned our plates. If you’re looking to spend over $100 on a very nice dinner, this is the place! They also have a lot of different wines to pick from.
Ashley Smutek · March 11, 2018
Loved the food (excellent tomato soup with goat cheese and butternut ravioli), desserts were amazing (apple pie with homemade vanilla ice cream). But too expensive...
Ilai Poliner · March 17, 2018
This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long, long time. Went there last night with my sister for a nice, heart-to-heart visit and (we hoped) a decent dinner. It was.....PERFECT. Ambience could not have been better. Elegant, classy. Love the location, up high, with huge walls of glass and very high ceilings, with interesting (modern but tasteful) light fixtures. Lighting soft but not useless. Love the white linens on the tables and my sister noticed the cutlery and glassware were shiny and spotless (seems like a minimum requirement, but in many restaurants the dishwasher has left spots). One of my criteria of a classy establishment is "real" dessert spoons for the dessert (those in the know appreciate what I'm talking about). Our waiter, Rob, bore a bright, sunny smile and was readily available, cheerful (but not cloyingly so), helpful with suggestions -- that perfect combination of attentive but not hovering! My restaurant "reviews" always start with a 10 and then deduct for any dissatisfactions. I'll give a spoiler and tell you this experience wound up with a 9.99, and that was only because Rob said three times "they're addictive" when we complimented the popovers. No one ever said a waiter has to have a great command of English, but 3 was 1 time too many with the same comment (for my taste). Speaking of popovers, it's a wonderful added "perk" with a restaurant meal, but of course the popover has to be well made to count! The ones we had were DIVINE -- not a scintilla of uncooked dough -- crispy....AND when I asked if the recipe contained cheese, Rob replied, "I believe there are 4 kinds of cheese used." Impressive! (And by the way, he was correct. They ARE addictive, and I could've made a meal of only popovers!) My sis and I both decided on the Tasting Menu and it was impeccable, unassailable. The arugula salad/goat cheese salad was enhanced with the subtlest, most delightful dressing -- I detected hints of pepper and citrus. I asked for my salmon to be "well" cooked, and when Rob said, "I'll make sure the chef doesn't make it dry," I said, "I will NOT complain about its being dry; I WILL complain if it's underdone." When my salmon arrived on its bed of pureed squash and the most delicate of haricots vert (unpretentiously called "green beans" on the menu), it was.....PERFECT, with a fabulous crispy outside and a thoroughly cooked, but NOT hard or dry, inside. Rob returned after my first few bites to get assurances that I was happy with it, and I confirmed that it was fabulous. My dessert of pumpkin pie would have been nice enough, but with the maple syrup ice cream, it was spectacular (I was floored when he told us that their ice cream is made in-house!), and paired beautifully (as did the whole dinner) with the Italian soave my sister chose for us (it was one of the ones that support the needy, sponsored by the NFL -- marked in the wine list with a football icon). Oh, I URGE you to try this restaurant -- and the parking's not bad either. I am grateful to Davio's for coming through for me. My sister knows great restaurants (she's a Manhattanite) and was as charmed and happy as I was. And no, I have no "skin in the game," I know no one at Davio's. It's going to be my new go-to place, though, that's certain.
Kristina Nilsson · November 29, 2017