111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.950942 -75.168667
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City West
Swanky digs matched by superb food. I don't normally think of N Italy when I crave steak, but they do it right here. Classy.
Get their coffee. I know, weird recommendation for a steak house, but it's some of the best coffee I've ever had. It's just plain, old drip coffee, but I think they use a light roast, whereas most restaurants are obsessed with dark. it's magnificent.
Just impeccable – Only place I trust for special events, work dinners; It's so good that everytime family is in town, they ask to go back.
Poor Service and Mediocre Food – My mom and I were staying in the Club Quarters hotel attached to this restaurant a week ago and decided to have a meal at Davio's. Reading the reviews we were ready to have a great meal. However, our evening began with a waiter telling us "Bread is in the oven for you." and after a couple of minutes having a basket of cold bread put on our table. We then ordered two different appetizers- a salad and their signature dish - Phillie Cheese Steak Spring Rolls. The salad was listed as having green beans in it- there was one- and the spring rolls would have been a perfect addition to the menu at FRIDAYS. We had two different pastas - Tagliatelle Bolognese which was served with approximately two pounds of meat some of it ground and some of it not and overall a dry and unappetizing texture, and Torchietti, Chopped Clams, Artichokes, Fresh Arugula for $25. This is a lot of money for pasta and clams so I expected the dish to be amazing- the artichokes tasted like they came out of a jar and there was about $3 worth of clams in the dish. Not to mention that the added shredded carrots to the dish, I am guessing for color, which did not add to the taste.
This restaurant was a waste of a meal, not to mention a huge dent in our pocket book.
Disappointed – We went with friends to Davio's on restaurant week, expecting wonderful food, etc. as we had heard so many good reviews about it. We were very disappointed. First, the restaurant was very noisy and the waiter was very loud. The food was mediocre and the portions were small. We assumed the smaller portions because it was restaurant week. We found Davio's not a good value for the money, as it is pricey. We would not go again.
a well oiled machine – so a friend works near this place and frequents the happy hour. he said we have to go to davio's. i parked for $9.50 in a garage around the corner for which they validate the parking. the host greeted us with a genuine smile and professional anticipation. we sat down and the server was a kind of welcoming that made us think i was in his own home. every ingredient on the menu was the best on the market. it was pricey but valuable. the service was seamless. the food was the best of it's kind. and then this tall, blonde manager came to our table. he talked to us about what we were up to and how we found out about davio's. while he was talking to us i realized for the first time a restaurant truely made us feel like we were the most important people there. we are out for dinner once a week and now look forward to davio's atleast once a month.
Great dinner – My fiancee and I recently had dinner at Davio?s. She kept asking me to take her there?she had heard so many good things from her coworkers. We had an amazing dinner, our steaks were perfect as was the tiramisu and service. I have been to many good steakhouses in Philadelphia and Davio?s is now at the top of my list.
Great wedding experience – First time reviewer, but Davio's is so incredible I had to share! Attended a wedding at Davio's; the terrance boasts a breath taking city view. The food was delicious, from the cocktail hour to the sit down meal, just marvelous. And the wedding cake, made AT davios was the best cake i have ever had at a wedding!
Definitely reccommend Davio's to one and all!!
Best Wedding Ever... – I recently had my wedding at Davio?s and it was AMAZING! All of my guests commented on how nice the staff was, how beautiful the space was, and they still can?t stop talking about the food. Everyone who chose the steak said it was the best steak they have ever had?and this group is a group of steak eaters. And the wedding cake, best anyone has ever tasted. We couldn?t have chosen a better place to have our wedding?the evening was absolutely perfect!
Best steak in the City...Best Pasta.. Amazing Service.. Great Atmosphere – Eight of us just dined at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse on Saturday. This is not the first time we have eaten there. It is our favorite place to go to. The Steaks are bar none the best you can find anywhere. Not only are the steaks great but the pasta is delicious. We had, as usual, amazing service. The minute we walked in the door the manager recognized us and addressed us by name. how great is that! The service was superb.. why go to anyother steakhouse in this city..
I would recommend Davio's to everyone..It is romantic but can also accommodate larger numbers of people.. LOVE IT!
Great Sommelier - But the Food I could pass on – My husband and I are foodies - we live in NYC but travel to other cities and go out to dinner often. This was our second time in Phili and have yet to be pleased. The atmosphere at Davio is warm and inviting (watch the slick floor if you are wearing heals). One of our two waiters was quite nice and knowledgable and the recommendation by the sommelier was spot on; I have rarely had such a well described bottle of wine live up to the description. But I would pass on the food. Having gone to many great steak houses I have high expectations. But to be charged $50 bucks for a bone in steak and have it taste like char and be extremely overcooked was suprising. I dont mind paying for good food, in fact its how we spend our hard earned cash. But this was just average. Maybe the Italian dishes were better, if so they should not bill themselves as an Italian style steak house. Your money would be better spent across Rittenhouse square at either Smith and Wolensky or Mortons.
A really superb dining experience – The place is great,the food was sensational and the service impeccable-what else is there to say!
We all met here after our "Day in Heaven" and Davios really went all out to help us make this such a special day. It is not so often that 12 women can all voice their opinions and say that this was a wonderful meal.
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