Davio's - Philadelphia

4.7
3010 reviews
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Italian
Davio’s, with its “Northern Italian Steakhouse” cuisine, brings a deliciously unique flair to a city famous worldwide for its Italian restaurants. Situated in the historic Provident Bank Building in Center City Philadelphia, Davio’s offers diners the complete upscale dining experience - exquisite food, expertly prepared and presented in a grandly historic ambience. Davio’s skilled wait-staff provide guests with relaxed, yet attentive service, and are smartly garbed in long white coats reminiscent of Italy’s finest restaurants. Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week, the restaurant has already gained popularity as a prime spot for both “Power Breakfast” and “Power Lunch” among the Philadelphia business community. Dinner also brings local and national luminaries from all walks of life on a regular basis. Reservations are suggested for the main dining room.
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LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely !! Attention to detail , attentive and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful , tasty food . Great drinks . Lovely decor . Top Notch . A must in fine dining while in Philly.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent; the waiter however was condescending - kept on referring to the femaie members of the group as "my dear" which made them feel uncomfortable.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gluten free selection. Service was excellent.

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T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you helping us celebrate JohnMichael Birthday!

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v
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere was fine in the beginning, but we were seated in the rear of the restaurant and a large loud group was seated and it was difficult for my table to continue conversation at a normal volume. Also, the waiter kept intruding on our conversation. His intrusions were not wanted, not needed, and not expected .

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JS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous waiter.
The service was very attentive and the food was very good.

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MD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited with a business associate for lunch. It was my first time eating at Davio's. The food was excellent and the ambience and noise level was very conducive to having a business conversation.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!!! Food was great, service was great!

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T
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful, food is amazing, fresh food

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G
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good with excellent gluten free options. On the night I was there they had gluten free bread, which was quite good. There were numerous gluten free options for items, I can't usually find. The Potato Gnocchi were gluten free and quite good.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food had no flavor, and was essentially tasteless. I could’nt finish half of my entree, and did not bother to take it home. Quite disappointed.

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A
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time dining at Davios and we were not disappointed. A beautiful space, formal yet inviting. We were seated immediately and greeted shortly after by the waitstaff. Everyone was friendly but professional and made a great evening even more enjoyable. We started with the spring roll sampler. Very delicious array of tastes. Each one more delicious than the last. I ordered the Branzino for my entree and my husband had the scallops. We could not decide which was better...both were absolutely delicious. Despite being stuffed, we ordered dessert. Our server suggested the lemon cake, saying it was his favorite. Well, it’s now our favorite too. I can’t wait to go back! A great experience and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone as they have something to satisfy ever taste.

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K
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual. Exceptional experience. Neil our wait staff took care of us and we arrived at the ballet in plenty of time!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We celebrated my daughter’s 20th Birthday @ Davios. The food and service were impeccable, as my lovely celebrant enjoyed her ribeye and lobster. My only complaint—the dining room could use a face lift

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again two older well dressed and well off women were relegated to a terrible table looking into the fire extinguisher and storage area. We complained and after some hesitation were given s decent table. The manager helped, observed and fixed the situation. He was a gentleman. The young ladies at the front desk were oblivious to us. Only concerned with their screen of tables. It’s so sad that the hostesses are only concerned with table assignments and not placing older women in decent tables. Gray haired men don’t have to put up with this and believe me we will not either. Other wise our waiter was fabulous and the food was also.

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j
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a business dinner and it could not have been better. The waitress was very attentive. The food was superb, and the atmosphere perfectly suited the business dinner. I cannot wait to go back.

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GC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davio's was wonderful as usual. We were greeted by name and treated very well. Service was excellent and the staff remember our preferences. Great food, even better than usual. Can't wait for our next visit.

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J
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davio’s is the best restaurant in Philadelphia! We dine out often, and Davio’s is our favorite. It is fine dining. Delicious food! Outstanding service! And a beautiful atmosphere!
Thank you!
Janet

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SB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. My wife and I went to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Staff congratulated us and added a celebratory touch to our dessert choice. Our dinners were equally enjoyed.

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KN
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and servicer were excellent! Atmosphere is wonderful.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there. Great service! We will be back.

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R
New England
65 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual.

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FP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and so was Ronnie our waiter with wonderful service! ❤

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Davios. It was a great experience! The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and it was just an overall great place to celebrate our anniversary.

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AR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service - true Old World Italian dining experience. We highly recommend this place for any special event.

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FC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandon, Omar and Mike made my wife’s birthday a memorable one. My daughters first visit with Davies was a hit. Thank you.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food!!

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s
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely as usual. Great food, great space. The hugely high ceilings always make noises amplified but it is a lively place so conversations are rarely soft and intimate anyway. We have always loved it but find recently our young new waiters waitresses are less informed but just as assertive and give flawed information. For example the temperature of grilled meats is in flux in various places we know, so we have taken to describing what we want instead of naming it. What once was called rare is now often called medium rare, so we asked what bright pink with a dark red center was called and she confidently insisted that was medium well done. Asked what medium was she said warm red. Medium rare? Cold red. Then what was left for rare? Cold red through and through. Okay. So we ordered medium and it came with no red center. Overcooked for us. It was what we called medium but not what she called medium. The opposite happened last visit. From now on we will take a picture with us and ask them to show it to the chef. Otherwise the food was great as usual.

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SF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful evening with great food, wine and service

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DA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Keith our waiter was great as well as his support staff. Food was delicious, we will be back.

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PA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal. The server was very friendly and offered great advice on our meal choices. Overall great experience. Great food and great setting. Thank you.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection awesome service.

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V
Poconos
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect and food was the best!!

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C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING I will be back again again.

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SW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neil was our waiter...wonderful!
Food was amazing.
Venue is beautiful.
Will be back!

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FM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend to anyone visiting the city or looking for a fantastic dinner as a couple or a group. Ambience is perfect and food was coursed timely. Service is impeccable and all dietary needs were fulfilled. Great job to the entire staff at Davio’s and We are planning another visit in the very near future.

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T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality of food and not your typical menu which is such a nice surprise. Totally worth the experience and food quality!!

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CE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious food. Fabulous gluten-free options. The GF gnocchi with white truffle oil was done perfectly. My steak was exactly correct. My date enjoyed their food. The ambience is beautiful and romantic. The dinner felt rushed. I had intended a relaxed, romantic, expensive dinner date. Servers kept trying to take our plates before we had finished eating a dish.

I felt like I had to fight to keep my food on the table. Not the mood I wanted to set for my date. Toward the end of the meal, it got infuriating. My date had finished their entree but I had not. When not using it, I had my flatware clearly in the upside-down V position that says, "I'm still eating." Someone tried to take my plate four or five times. I almost yelled at the last person out of sheer frustration. When I finished, I put my flatware in the four o'clock position. And then apparently no one wanted to clear our plates. Maybe the servers are not trained to know the signs? In any event, great food -- really excellent -- but really rushed and frustrating service.

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ER
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Attentive and friendly servers. Food was great.

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