Davide Ristorante

★★★★☆
Boston's premier Italian dining destination
  • 326 Commercial St

    Boston, MA 02109

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  • 617-227-5745

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Davide is so romantic and private. Service was great.
Food was equally good I had some homemade pasta with
Lobster and they give you plenty of lobster. The portions are
A good size but not overwhelming which I prefer. The lobster dish was good and my wife had the veal Marsala which melted in your mouth. Can't wait to go back

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Davide is so romantic and private. Service was great.
Food was equally good I had some homemade pasta with
Lobster and they give you plenty of lobster. The portions are
A good size but not overwhelming which I prefer. The lobster dish was good and my wife had the veal Marsala which melted in your mouth. Can't wait to go back

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A very pleasant surprise. We went to Davide because of a Groupon and to be honest it was very quiet although I know it was a Tuesday night which are quiet anyways. We sat down and ended up really enjoying our dinner. The waitress was very nice and service was very good and our dinners were great. I had the osso bucco which fell off the bone was so tender and juicy mmmm. Our appertizer was a italian antipasto with procutto and other italian meats(very good but I wish it was a little bigger). We also shared a pasta fussilli with scollops in a light cream sauce with mascapone. The pasta was exceptional homemade and super fresh. The ambience is very cozy and warm which all in all was quite a nice restaurant . We ate and drank some great chianti and took our time . Very relaxing . I really liked Davide and will go back. That's what I like about groupons it makes you try some new places and once in a while you find a place like Davide that you will go back too. Bravo DAVIDE

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A very pleasant surprise. We went to Davide because of a Groupon and to be honest it was very quiet although I know it was a Tuesday night which are quiet anyways. We sat down and ended up really enjoying our dinner. The waitress was very nice and service was very good and our dinners were great. I had the osso bucco which fell off the bone was so tender and juicy mmmm. Our appertizer was a italian antipasto with procutto and other italian meats(very good but I wish it was a little bigger). We also shared a pasta fussilli with scollops in a light cream sauce with mascapone. The pasta was exceptional homemade and super fresh. The ambience is very cozy and warm which all in all was quite a nice restaurant . We ate and drank some great chianti and took our time . Very relaxing . I really liked Davide and will go back. That's what I like about groupons it makes you try some new places and once in a while you find a place like Davide that you will go back too. Bravo DAVIDE

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You ever stumble upon a very unlikely restaurant in a very unlikely location and decide to give it a shot? Well that's what happenned to my husband and I . We came into the North End of Boston which I guess is the Italian section. After

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You ever stumble upon a very unlikely restaurant in a very unlikely location and decide to give it a shot? Well that's what happenned to my husband and I . We came into the North End of Boston which I guess is the Italian section. After

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I have been to Davide several times and have to say everything I ever tried was great. The service is very attentive but not over baring . I have to say the Osso Bucco is the best in the city by far and I have had it in many places. The

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I have been to Davide several times and have to say everything I ever tried was great. The service is very attentive but not over baring . I have to say the Osso Bucco is the best in the city by far and I have had it in many places. The

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I have been to Davide 4 times and each time was perfect. I think I have had almost 80 % of the menu. My favorite is the puff pastry filled with fontina and mushrooms(yummy). I love the food and the service. It's never rushed and you can actually dine and relax without someone pushing you out the door . They also have full liquor which is nice because I love my Martini before odering my dinner with a good wine which they have many of. I love going to Davide they make me feel like family.

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I have been to Davide 4 times and each time was perfect. I think I have had almost 80 % of the menu. My favorite is the puff pastry filled with fontina and mushrooms(yummy). I love the food and the service. It's never rushed and you can actually dine and relax without someone pushing you out the door . They also have full liquor which is nice because I love my Martini before odering my dinner with a good wine which they have many of. I love going to Davide they make me feel like family.

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I joined City search to review Davide. I had such a great expierence here from the moment we sat down. The owner who is on the floor making sure everyone has a nice time is one of the funniest people I ever meet. This guy should be a

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I joined City search to review Davide. I had such a great expierence here from the moment we sat down. The owner who is on the floor making sure everyone has a nice time is one of the funniest people I ever meet. This guy should be a

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I always thought the North End to be just a tourist trap with your Italian American cusine item like chicken marsala or parm that tourist think is Italian. If you want authentic Italian Davide is it but if you want american italian go to hanover street. Davide wasthe closeset I came to Italy. Great restaurant great food and service.

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I always thought the North End to be just a tourist trap with your Italian American cusine item like chicken marsala or parm that tourist think is Italian. If you want authentic Italian Davide is it but if you want american italian go to hanover street. Davide wasthe closeset I came to Italy. Great restaurant great food and service.

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This evening was my third visit to Davide in Boston's North End, and I continue to be pleased. I originally tried Davide after their feature on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, and whether its his influence or not, this is a great

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This evening was my third visit to Davide in Boston's North End, and I continue to be pleased. I originally tried Davide after their feature on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, and whether its his influence or not, this is a great

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I never write reviews because I don't think my opinion matters that much because I read reviews to alot of places and the expierence usually is not even close to some of the reviews so until I go myself they are only words.But Davide is really a hidden gem. You won't stumble by it walking around the North End even though it's located a block from tourist trap Hanover st. Do yourself a favor and google map it. Once there you are going to be impressed . The food was very,very good especially the puff pastry filled with mushrooms,WOW!!! and the pasta is super good. I was told the fussilli are made by the owners mother and believe me I have never had anything like IT Waiters great and guess what Italian who all speak Italian not some young kid who isn't even old enough to drink wine so how is he going to recommend what I should be drinking hah? AND big private booths where I enjoyed dinner with my wife not some stranger two feet away at another table. Plenty of room at Davide. I wanted to do five stars but I believe you always have room for improvement even if I wouldn't have changed a thing for my night out. Thanks Davide. Will be back again and again

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I never write reviews because I don't think my opinion matters that much because I read reviews to alot of places and the expierence usually is not even close to some of the reviews so until I go myself they are only words.But Davide is really a hidden gem. You won't stumble by it walking around the North End even though it's located a block from tourist trap Hanover st. Do yourself a favor and google map it. Once there you are going to be impressed . The food was very,very good especially the puff pastry filled with mushrooms,WOW!!! and the pasta is super good. I was told the fussilli are made by the owners mother and believe me I have never had anything like IT Waiters great and guess what Italian who all speak Italian not some young kid who isn't even old enough to drink wine so how is he going to recommend what I should be drinking hah? AND big private booths where I enjoyed dinner with my wife not some stranger two feet away at another table. Plenty of room at Davide. I wanted to do five stars but I believe you always have room for improvement even if I wouldn't have changed a thing for my night out. Thanks Davide. Will be back again and again

Pros: private ,romantc and you can talk without sreaming,also spac

Cons: No bar, just dinner but have full liquor

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I ate here last week and today I saw it on Buy with me which is one of those coupon deals and I jumped at the deal and it was a reminder to do a review on it on City search. I did one on yelp where I was surprised that they actually had negative reviews most last year so I'm not sure what happened or as we all know most people write bad reviews when they are mad and the people that enjoy themselves don't bother to write a review .Anyways my personal experience was great. My wife and I shared this mushroom stuffed pastry (something like that) in a marsala portebello sauce. My main course was the veal with tiremesu sause its not a dessert but tasted as good as dessert. Wine was great that my waiter recommended and the waiters are very professional and knowledgeable and actually Italian not some college kid that would just take my order. The owner was all over the dining room just checking on everyone's dinner. Nice to see instead of commercialized restaurants.This is family owned with elegance and professionalism. Great job Davide! You guys should be packed and I bet you would be if you were on the main drag so lucky are the people that find this hidden gem.

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I ate here last week and today I saw it on Buy with me which is one of those coupon deals and I jumped at the deal and it was a reminder to do a review on it on City search. I did one on yelp where I was surprised that they actually had negative reviews most last year so I'm not sure what happened or as we all know most people write bad reviews when they are mad and the people that enjoy themselves don't bother to write a review .Anyways my personal experience was great. My wife and I shared this mushroom stuffed pastry (something like that) in a marsala portebello sauce. My main course was the veal with tiremesu sause its not a dessert but tasted as good as dessert. Wine was great that my waiter recommended and the waiters are very professional and knowledgeable and actually Italian not some college kid that would just take my order. The owner was all over the dining room just checking on everyone's dinner. Nice to see instead of commercialized restaurants.This is family owned with elegance and professionalism. Great job Davide! You guys should be packed and I bet you would be if you were on the main drag so lucky are the people that find this hidden gem.

Pros: Spacious ,private,romantic,and unbelievable service

Cons: location hard to find.

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I have never had a bad experience of any kind here. The food is great and the staff has always been very friendly and accomodating.

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I have never had a bad experience of any kind here. The food is great and the staff has always been very friendly and accomodating.

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Davide provides the diner with the romantic italian experience of the food that intrigues your pallete and warms your heart.

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Davide provides the diner with the romantic italian experience of the food that intrigues your pallete and warms your heart.

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We had a gift card for $25 off that we had purchased specifically for this restaurant. Upon showing it to the waitress when we were seated, the manager came over and said he would not honor it unless we spent $70 (the gift certificate clearly says minimum purchase of $35).

and to add insult to injury, the manager then proceeded to say things such as 'we've had other customers come and this has not been a problem,' as if it is our fault for not being happy that they were scamming us and committing a crime. They also said 'it's very easy to spend $70 here.' We only intended to order two entrees (~$25), meaning we wouldn't make the $70 mark.

if my understanding of the law is correct, this constitutes fraud. you can understand we left feeling horrible horrible for having spent money for a gift certificate that the restaurant would not honor.

Besides the gift certificate, we had to go searching throughout the restaurant to find someone to seat us.

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We had a gift card for $25 off that we had purchased specifically for this restaurant. Upon showing it to the waitress when we were seated, the manager came over and said he would not honor it unless we spent $70 (the gift certificate clearly says minimum purchase of $35).

and to add insult to injury, the manager then proceeded to say things such as 'we've had other customers come and this has not been a problem,' as if it is our fault for not being happy that they were scamming us and committing a crime. They also said 'it's very easy to spend $70 here.' We only intended to order two entrees (~$25), meaning we wouldn't make the $70 mark.

if my understanding of the law is correct, this constitutes fraud. you can understand we left feeling horrible horrible for having spent money for a gift certificate that the restaurant would not honor.

Besides the gift certificate, we had to go searching throughout the restaurant to find someone to seat us.

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We had a gift card for $25 off that we had purchased specifically for this restaurant. Upon showing it to the waitress when we were seated, the manager came over and said he would not honor it unless we spent $70 (the gift certificate clearly says minimum purchase of $35).

and to add insult to injury, the manager then proceeded to say things such as 'we've had other customers come and this has not been a problem,' as if it is our fault for not being happy that they were scamming us and committing a crime. They also said 'it's very easy to spend $70 here.' We only intended to order two entrees (~$25), meaning we wouldn't make the $70 mark.

if my understanding of the law is correct, this constitutes fraud. you can understand we left feeling horrible horrible for having spent money for a gift certificate that the restaurant would not honor.

Besides the gift certificate, we had to go searching throughout the restaurant to find someone to seat us.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a gift card for $25 off that we had purchased specifically for this restaurant. Upon showing it to the waitress when we were seated, the manager came over and said he would not honor it unless we spent $70 (the gift certificate clearly says minimum purchase of $35).

and to add insult to injury, the manager then proceeded to say things such as 'we've had other customers come and this has not been a problem,' as if it is our fault for not being happy that they were scamming us and committing a crime. They also said 'it's very easy to spend $70 here.' We only intended to order two entrees (~$25), meaning we wouldn't make the $70 mark.

if my understanding of the law is correct, this constitutes fraud. you can understand we left feeling horrible horrible for having spent money for a gift certificate that the restaurant would not honor.

Besides the gift certificate, we had to go searching throughout the restaurant to find someone to seat us.

Cons: Scam

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We fully enjoyed having dinner with you. Thank you! Your sauces were excellent. Your website, by the way, was instrumental in choosing your restaurant. The pictures and the site itself are true to the meal: 100% top-class. Great job all the way around. We WILL be back.

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We fully enjoyed having dinner with you. Thank you! Your sauces were excellent. Your website, by the way, was instrumental in choosing your restaurant. The pictures and the site itself are true to the meal: 100% top-class. Great job all the way around. We WILL be back.

Pros: Great staff, great food

Cons: None.

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Yesterday evening we had an opportunity on our vacation to enjoy a quaint and "sinatra" style Italian restaurant in the Italian section of downtown Boston called Davide's. The owner Frank greeted us at the door, with a smile and even though we were 30 minutes early, he seated us an shared a little bit about his restaurant and philosophy. Before we knew it we were feasting on Italian cousine, the best we've ever had. Our waiter, Tim, was congenial, friendly and full of information and guidance about the city. After our meal, I asked to meet the chefs, among them were the owner Frank and Wanda - it was a great experience and a dinner of a life time...

Highly Recommended.

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Yesterday evening we had an opportunity on our vacation to enjoy a quaint and "sinatra" style Italian restaurant in the Italian section of downtown Boston called Davide's. The owner Frank greeted us at the door, with a smile and even though we were 30 minutes early, he seated us an shared a little bit about his restaurant and philosophy. Before we knew it we were feasting on Italian cousine, the best we've ever had. Our waiter, Tim, was congenial, friendly and full of information and guidance about the city. After our meal, I asked to meet the chefs, among them were the owner Frank and Wanda - it was a great experience and a dinner of a life time...

Highly Recommended.

Pros: Perfectly Italian everything

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The dinner at Davide was outstanding. Prompt seating, excellent service and outstanding food. The wine list was excellent and diverse. Serving my 16 guests for dinner was prompt.

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The dinner at Davide was outstanding. Prompt seating, excellent service and outstanding food. The wine list was excellent and diverse. Serving my 16 guests for dinner was prompt.

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Where do I begin?? Upon arrival, we had to wait 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged our party. Then we were told to go next door to have a drink as we arrived 20 min. before our reservation. Funny because the place wasn't half full. Our table service was horrendous-we were told our appetizer and meal order had to go in at the same time and we couldn't get bread at the table until our order was placed. The food was ok-not great as the price and ratings suggested. Our waiter didn't have time to wait on us, he was more interested in impressing the table next to us filled with 21 year olds. It took 20 minutes once we got our check to waive anyone over to take our bill-thank goodness the busboy was on the job! Oh yeah, and check your car before you leave if you have valeted it-our brand new car was side swiped and the marks were obviously tried to be wiped off-they denied it of course.

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Where do I begin?? Upon arrival, we had to wait 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged our party. Then we were told to go next door to have a drink as we arrived 20 min. before our reservation. Funny because the place wasn't half full. Our table service was horrendous-we were told our appetizer and meal order had to go in at the same time and we couldn't get bread at the table until our order was placed. The food was ok-not great as the price and ratings suggested. Our waiter didn't have time to wait on us, he was more interested in impressing the table next to us filled with 21 year olds. It took 20 minutes once we got our check to waive anyone over to take our bill-thank goodness the busboy was on the job! Oh yeah, and check your car before you leave if you have valeted it-our brand new car was side swiped and the marks were obviously tried to be wiped off-they denied it of course.

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We went to Davide for dinner based on its high ratings and great reviews, but the experience was beyond disappointing. It all started with the cold bread we were served(at first I thought it was probably because of the unusually cold weather) but that was just the beginning to many more disappointments to come. Our appetitzers(soup of the day and salads) were bland and unexciting. The lobster ravioli was so far off I wasn't sure what was stuffed inside the thick 4 pieces of dough. The stuffing was an orange looking whipped cream that had a seafood taste which could be lobster, or not. I've had lobster ravioli many times to know that it was plain rip off at $24 an order. To sum it all up, everything from the presentation to the tastes of the food was nothing to write home about.

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We went to Davide for dinner based on its high ratings and great reviews, but the experience was beyond disappointing. It all started with the cold bread we were served(at first I thought it was probably because of the unusually cold weather) but that was just the beginning to many more disappointments to come. Our appetitzers(soup of the day and salads) were bland and unexciting. The lobster ravioli was so far off I wasn't sure what was stuffed inside the thick 4 pieces of dough. The stuffing was an orange looking whipped cream that had a seafood taste which could be lobster, or not. I've had lobster ravioli many times to know that it was plain rip off at $24 an order. To sum it all up, everything from the presentation to the tastes of the food was nothing to write home about.

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I spent an unbelievable night there with my girlfriend and would suggest no better place to wine and dine a special someone. The beautiful dining room with high banquets can't be matched anywhere in the north end or even boston for that matter. Very intimate and friendly the service was unbelievable. The table side Caesar salad for two is AMAZING, they make it right there from scratch! does anyone even do that anymore? The wine list was exceptional. And the waiter was very knowledgable and you could tell he wanted us to have a great evening and wasn't trying to upsell or rush us. A MUST SEE to know how real fine dining is!

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I spent an unbelievable night there with my girlfriend and would suggest no better place to wine and dine a special someone. The beautiful dining room with high banquets can't be matched anywhere in the north end or even boston for that matter. Very intimate and friendly the service was unbelievable. The table side Caesar salad for two is AMAZING, they make it right there from scratch! does anyone even do that anymore? The wine list was exceptional. And the waiter was very knowledgable and you could tell he wanted us to have a great evening and wasn't trying to upsell or rush us. A MUST SEE to know how real fine dining is!

Pros: FOOD especially the Fagottini (sp?) and all of their pastas! They're homade!

Cons: little pricey but how can you put a price on the best date ever?

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MY WIFE AND I WENT TO DAVIDE'S ON A RECOMENDATION FROM A FRIEND AND WE WERE SO GLAD WE DID! IT'S HIDDEN AWAY IN A DOWNSTAIRS LOCATION BUT THE DINING ROOMS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT ESPECIALLY THE HIGH BACK BANQUET BOOTHS WHICH ARE PRIVATE AND EXTREMELY ROMANTIC.THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE DAVIDE IS THAT IT'S THE CLOSEST THING TO BEING IN ITALY FROM THE CUSINE WHICH WAS EXTRAORDINARY TO THE WAITSTAFF WHICH WERE EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND SPOKE ITALIAN TO EACH OTHER WHICH MADE US FEEL LIKE WE WERE IN FLORENCE NOT BOSTON.(NICE TOUCH).WE INQUIRED ABOUT THE HISTORY BEHIND THE RESTAURANT AND OUR WAITER TOLD US IT WAS OWNED BY TWO BROTHERS AND WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING ANTHONY ONE OF THE BROTHERS WHO MADE US FEEL LIKE WE WERE A GUEST AT HIS HOME NOT AT JUST ANOTHER ITALIAN RESTAURANT.DAVIDE HAS IT ALL,ATMOSHERE,EXCEPTIONAL FOOD,AWARD WINNING WINE LIST,AND A PERSONAL TOUCH!!! DAVIDE IS A HIDDEN GEM THAT MY WIFE AND I ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE DISCOVERED.WE'VE BEEN TO MANY NORTHEND RESTAURANTS AND THIS IS IN A CLASS BY ITSELF.I CAN GO ON AND ON ABOUT DAVIDE RESTAURANT BUT I'LL LEAVE WITH THIS.DAVIDE (A MUST TRY IF YOUR IN BOSTON)

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MY WIFE AND I WENT TO DAVIDE'S ON A RECOMENDATION FROM A FRIEND AND WE WERE SO GLAD WE DID! IT'S HIDDEN AWAY IN A DOWNSTAIRS LOCATION BUT THE DINING ROOMS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT ESPECIALLY THE HIGH BACK BANQUET BOOTHS WHICH ARE PRIVATE AND EXTREMELY ROMANTIC.THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE DAVIDE IS THAT IT'S THE CLOSEST THING TO BEING IN ITALY FROM THE CUSINE WHICH WAS EXTRAORDINARY TO THE WAITSTAFF WHICH WERE EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND SPOKE ITALIAN TO EACH OTHER WHICH MADE US FEEL LIKE WE WERE IN FLORENCE NOT BOSTON.(NICE TOUCH).WE INQUIRED ABOUT THE HISTORY BEHIND THE RESTAURANT AND OUR WAITER TOLD US IT WAS OWNED BY TWO BROTHERS AND WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING ANTHONY ONE OF THE BROTHERS WHO MADE US FEEL LIKE WE WERE A GUEST AT HIS HOME NOT AT JUST ANOTHER ITALIAN RESTAURANT.DAVIDE HAS IT ALL,ATMOSHERE,EXCEPTIONAL FOOD,AWARD WINNING WINE LIST,AND A PERSONAL TOUCH!!! DAVIDE IS A HIDDEN GEM THAT MY WIFE AND I ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE DISCOVERED.WE'VE BEEN TO MANY NORTHEND RESTAURANTS AND THIS IS IN A CLASS BY ITSELF.I CAN GO ON AND ON ABOUT DAVIDE RESTAURANT BUT I'LL LEAVE WITH THIS.DAVIDE (A MUST TRY IF YOUR IN BOSTON)

Pros: VALET PARKING, SERVICE, AUTHETIC ITALIAN CUSINE(UNREAL)

Cons: NONE

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I recently visited Boston for the weekend and I was looking for a nice Italian restaurant. According to the hotel list of local Italian restaurants, this looked like a great place to eat but looks can be deceiving. First off, the place looked like a dungeon. It was located in the cellar below the ground. Also, when you have to ask for bread, thats not a good sign. The menu was overpriced for mediocore, if not horrible food! As for drinks, I ordered just a soda, which by the way was so watered down, I couldn't tell the difference between tap water and my soda. How can anyone outside of Boston enjoy this place? I guess I have high standards since I come from New York City where we're known for "good" Italian food. I highly "DON'T" recommend this place if you plan on visiting Boston.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently visited Boston for the weekend and I was looking for a nice Italian restaurant. According to the hotel list of local Italian restaurants, this looked like a great place to eat but looks can be deceiving. First off, the place looked like a dungeon. It was located in the cellar below the ground. Also, when you have to ask for bread, thats not a good sign. The menu was overpriced for mediocore, if not horrible food! As for drinks, I ordered just a soda, which by the way was so watered down, I couldn't tell the difference between tap water and my soda. How can anyone outside of Boston enjoy this place? I guess I have high standards since I come from New York City where we're known for "good" Italian food. I highly "DON'T" recommend this place if you plan on visiting Boston.

Pros: Fair Ambience

Cons: Overpriced, Mediocore Food, Bad Service

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My Girlfriend and I enjoyed Valentines dinner at Davide. I had gone years ago with my grandparents and remembered it from my childhood. I was blown away by the attentive service, the great food and an amazing romantic atmosphere. Dinner in Boston doesnt get much better than this, and I should know- I work at the finest steakhouse in boston!

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My Girlfriend and I enjoyed Valentines dinner at Davide. I had gone years ago with my grandparents and remembered it from my childhood. I was blown away by the attentive service, the great food and an amazing romantic atmosphere. Dinner in Boston doesnt get much better than this, and I should know- I work at the finest steakhouse in boston!

Pros: Great Service, Delicious Food, Romantic

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I took my wife to Davide for the first time for her birthday and wow... was I surprised. Davide was from from another league. I was completely blown away by the level of professionalism but yet down to earth attitude of the wait staff. The wine was recommended to us by our server. The wine was moderately priced but yet delicious and flavorful. The table side caesar salad was by far the best caesar salad me and my wife had.
The rest of the meal was to die for. Every course was what my wife refers to as heavenly and sensual. Definitely try the eggplant apt. and the rack of lamb.
Davide is my favorite restaurant in the east coast. Just when I was giving up on restaurants Davide has introduced cuisine that I never thought I will find.
Thank you Davide restaurant. I am recommending it everywhere I go.

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★★★★★

I took my wife to Davide for the first time for her birthday and wow... was I surprised. Davide was from from another league. I was completely blown away by the level of professionalism but yet down to earth attitude of the wait staff. The wine was recommended to us by our server. The wine was moderately priced but yet delicious and flavorful. The table side caesar salad was by far the best caesar salad me and my wife had.
The rest of the meal was to die for. Every course was what my wife refers to as heavenly and sensual. Definitely try the eggplant apt. and the rack of lamb.
Davide is my favorite restaurant in the east coast. Just when I was giving up on restaurants Davide has introduced cuisine that I never thought I will find.
Thank you Davide restaurant. I am recommending it everywhere I go.

Pros: service, food, prices

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i decided to take my boyfriend out on his birthday for an authentic, romantic italian dinner. after reading the reviews of what people said of the service, the food, and the ambience i decided to book reservations. directions to the place were wrong, we called and they couldn't give us directions, it wasn't crowded at all like the reviews said, and the service was horrendous! they were rude, didn't come enough to the table, our caesar salad was not prepared tableside, and the food was mediocre at best. for the price (and the outrageous valet parking--there really are no parking spots), food, and service i reccomend going somewhere else in the north end. don't waste your $$ here.

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i decided to take my boyfriend out on his birthday for an authentic, romantic italian dinner. after reading the reviews of what people said of the service, the food, and the ambience i decided to book reservations. directions to the place were wrong, we called and they couldn't give us directions, it wasn't crowded at all like the reviews said, and the service was horrendous! they were rude, didn't come enough to the table, our caesar salad was not prepared tableside, and the food was mediocre at best. for the price (and the outrageous valet parking--there really are no parking spots), food, and service i reccomend going somewhere else in the north end. don't waste your $$ here.

Cons: service, food, valet parking

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My girlfriend and I visited Davide a little under a year ago. It was a cold winter night, and from the moment we walked in, we were greeted by a classy, warm, and friendly staff. The food is great (from appetizers to entrees). They have an infamous stock of grappa (top 5 in the U.S), if that is your thing, and have been noted as being among the top 50 Italian restaurants in the country. The most amazing part about it, was that the prices were not off the charts; very reasonable, especially considering how great the food and overall ambiance is. For an even quiter experience, ask to be seated in the smaller room in the back when making reservations. I would recommend this place for an occasion such as Valentine's Day, 2006. I hope you found this somewhat helpful, and enjoy this restaurant as much as we did!

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I visited Davide a little under a year ago. It was a cold winter night, and from the moment we walked in, we were greeted by a classy, warm, and friendly staff. The food is great (from appetizers to entrees). They have an infamous stock of grappa (top 5 in the U.S), if that is your thing, and have been noted as being among the top 50 Italian restaurants in the country. The most amazing part about it, was that the prices were not off the charts; very reasonable, especially considering how great the food and overall ambiance is. For an even quiter experience, ask to be seated in the smaller room in the back when making reservations. I would recommend this place for an occasion such as Valentine's Day, 2006. I hope you found this somewhat helpful, and enjoy this restaurant as much as we did!

Pros: Food, Price, Romantic

Cons: ?, ?, ?

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The most romantic restaurant in Boston, hands down. The staff makes you feel like royalty. Pricy but very much worth it for the service, food, and ambiance.

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★★★★★

The most romantic restaurant in Boston, hands down. The staff makes you feel like royalty. Pricy but very much worth it for the service, food, and ambiance.

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I had a business dinner where I needed a setting to discuss things without shouting over obnoxious music or being bothered to death. The Waiters here were extremely professional, very personable and never in a rush. I highly recommend taking your best client to this place, and order the Osso Bucco off the menu, it is fantastic.

2
★★★★★

I had a business dinner where I needed a setting to discuss things without shouting over obnoxious music or being bothered to death. The Waiters here were extremely professional, very personable and never in a rush. I highly recommend taking your best client to this place, and order the Osso Bucco off the menu, it is fantastic.

Pros: quiet, professional, clean

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We recently held the rehearsal dinner for our son and now daughter-in-law at Davide. It was a large crowd, 81 people. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was charming. Guests were allowed to choose from several entreees, yet all the meals came at the same time and were prepared to perfection. You need not require the entire restaurant, smaller crowds could easily be segregated for privacy. Considering the number of courses and the quality of the food and service, the price was quite reasonable. This restaurant is truly a gem.

2
★★★★★

We recently held the rehearsal dinner for our son and now daughter-in-law at Davide. It was a large crowd, 81 people. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was charming. Guests were allowed to choose from several entreees, yet all the meals came at the same time and were prepared to perfection. You need not require the entire restaurant, smaller crowds could easily be segregated for privacy. Considering the number of courses and the quality of the food and service, the price was quite reasonable. This restaurant is truly a gem.

Pros: excellent sevice, variety of entrees, reasonably priced

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I've eaten at Davide a numerous amount of times and I must say that it keeps getting better! The manger goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the dining room runs smoothly. The waitstaff are not only courteous, efficient and friendly but they excel at they're job. The kitchen staff, especially Frank G, prepare the food impeccably with a mouth watering taste to die for!
There is such a variety of wines and grappas that it is so difficult to pick just ONE. I strongly recommend Davide Restaurant, you will not be disappointed!!

2
★★★★★

I've eaten at Davide a numerous amount of times and I must say that it keeps getting better! The manger goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the dining room runs smoothly. The waitstaff are not only courteous, efficient and friendly but they excel at they're job. The kitchen staff, especially Frank G, prepare the food impeccably with a mouth watering taste to die for!
There is such a variety of wines and grappas that it is so difficult to pick just ONE. I strongly recommend Davide Restaurant, you will not be disappointed!!

Pros: waitstaff, food, atmosphere

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I ate here this past Valentines Day. The food and atmosphere are top notch. The menu and the wine list are a little pricey, but well worth the little extra cash.

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★★★★★

I ate here this past Valentines Day. The food and atmosphere are top notch. The menu and the wine list are a little pricey, but well worth the little extra cash.

Pros: Great Quality, Excellent Service, Amazing Wine List

Cons: Pricey, Hard to find Parking

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First visit,wont be the last, Food was excellent, service was above and beyond, made you feel like family. It was a great experience.

2
★★★★★

First visit,wont be the last, Food was excellent, service was above and beyond, made you feel like family. It was a great experience.

Pros: Staff most helpful, Food was a 10+

Cons: none

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I've eaten just about everywhere, and Davide is the best restaurant in Boston. The food was incredible, our waiter was fantastic, and the ambiance was perfect. The wine list was overwhelming, but our waiter was more than helpful, making suggestions for both a $30 bottle and $300 bottle. It's a little pricey, but well worth it. I will be back....often.

2
★★★★★

I've eaten just about everywhere, and Davide is the best restaurant in Boston. The food was incredible, our waiter was fantastic, and the ambiance was perfect. The wine list was overwhelming, but our waiter was more than helpful, making suggestions for both a $30 bottle and $300 bottle. It's a little pricey, but well worth it. I will be back....often.

Pros: Food, Waitstaff, Atmosphere

Cons: A little pricey

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My husband & I having been going to Davide for about 3 yrs. We make it a special occasion because when you are there they make you feel very special. The food is fantastic as well as the service. I recomend this to everyone Italian or not to make it one of there favorite & best resturants that you will dine at.

2
★★★★★

My husband & I having been going to Davide for about 3 yrs. We make it a special occasion because when you are there they make you feel very special. The food is fantastic as well as the service. I recomend this to everyone Italian or not to make it one of there favorite & best resturants that you will dine at.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: parking

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Davide really lived up to the reviews that it has received on this site! My girlfriend and I went for a nice evening and enjoyed the wonderful menu, wine list, grappa selection, and service... It was a great place for all occassions.

2
★★★★★

Davide really lived up to the reviews that it has received on this site! My girlfriend and I went for a nice evening and enjoyed the wonderful menu, wine list, grappa selection, and service... It was a great place for all occassions.

Pros: menu, winelist, service

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After researching over four hundred restaurants, Davide provided the widest venue to fufill the needs of our eclectic group. Calling for reservations was actually fun; I spoke directly to one of the owners.
The night could not have gone more pleasantly. The food and service was fabulous, and the entire group was delighted with the selection and quality.
The appetizers were delicate and tasteful, especially the carpaccio.
My husband and I will make Davide a regular night out.

2
★★★★★

After researching over four hundred restaurants, Davide provided the widest venue to fufill the needs of our eclectic group. Calling for reservations was actually fun; I spoke directly to one of the owners.
The night could not have gone more pleasantly. The food and service was fabulous, and the entire group was delighted with the selection and quality.
The appetizers were delicate and tasteful, especially the carpaccio.
My husband and I will make Davide a regular night out.

Pros: great staff and servi, flexible with menu it, great atmoshere

Cons: I wish it were closer

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The dinning experience was fabulous. Excellent food, attentive service, nice atmosphere and very extensive wine list. Only one complaint. I know restaurants overcharge for wines but 4 times the retail price is absurd. A 1997 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Gold Label was priced at $160.00/ bottle. I have two on my wine rack one I purchased last year for $36.99 and one this year for $38.99. I must be sitting on a major find? Any offers? I'm mot being cheap either, we ordered 2 bottles of the 1999 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label at $52.00/bottle. I would definitely go there again. One other thing they offer valet parking THEN charge you $15.00 and park it accross the street. All the fine restaurants I've been to, valet parking was free. If I had know I would have parked it myself and spent more on the wine.

2
★★★★★

The dinning experience was fabulous. Excellent food, attentive service, nice atmosphere and very extensive wine list. Only one complaint. I know restaurants overcharge for wines but 4 times the retail price is absurd. A 1997 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Gold Label was priced at $160.00/ bottle. I have two on my wine rack one I purchased last year for $36.99 and one this year for $38.99. I must be sitting on a major find? Any offers? I'm mot being cheap either, we ordered 2 bottles of the 1999 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label at $52.00/bottle. I would definitely go there again. One other thing they offer valet parking THEN charge you $15.00 and park it accross the street. All the fine restaurants I've been to, valet parking was free. If I had know I would have parked it myself and spent more on the wine.

Pros: Excellent Service, Great Presentation, Great Food

Cons: Very Expensive Wines, Forget Valet Parking

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We love Davide! We noted in your information that it is not good for children, but, on our last anniversary when the babysitter fell through, we called Davide and resquested an extra seat at the table for two. They were wonderfully accomodating, and were happy to comply with our 8 year old's request for "plain" risotto. He enjoyed the fine dining experiance as much as we did! (he also ate half of my meal as well) Bravo.

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★★★★★

We love Davide! We noted in your information that it is not good for children, but, on our last anniversary when the babysitter fell through, we called Davide and resquested an extra seat at the table for two. They were wonderfully accomodating, and were happy to comply with our 8 year old's request for "plain" risotto. He enjoyed the fine dining experiance as much as we did! (he also ate half of my meal as well) Bravo.

Pros: valet parking

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One of the best restaurants I've been to. I'm always surprised this place doesn't get more notice. Food is delicious across the board, service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. On all three occasions I've gone to this restaurant, I've showed up without a reservation (admittedly, early in the evening) and my party was seated immediately by a gracious maitre'd without a moment's hesitation. A place where the patron is always the center of attention. The wine list is entensive and wonderfully complete (especially in the Italian reds...Barbaresco, Barolo...curiously, little in the way of Brunellos..but with a Produttori di Barbaresco like the one we had on my last visit, who needs Brunello ;-). Whenever I leave this place, I leave happy.

2
★★★★★

One of the best restaurants I've been to. I'm always surprised this place doesn't get more notice. Food is delicious across the board, service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. On all three occasions I've gone to this restaurant, I've showed up without a reservation (admittedly, early in the evening) and my party was seated immediately by a gracious maitre'd without a moment's hesitation. A place where the patron is always the center of attention. The wine list is entensive and wonderfully complete (especially in the Italian reds...Barbaresco, Barolo...curiously, little in the way of Brunellos..but with a Produttori di Barbaresco like the one we had on my last visit, who needs Brunello ;-). Whenever I leave this place, I leave happy.

Pros: Food, Service, Wine/drinks

Cons: None

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This has been my favorite place for about 3 years. The food is consistently well-presented and delicious, the atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is great. What more can you ask?

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★★★★★

This has been my favorite place for about 3 years. The food is consistently well-presented and delicious, the atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is great. What more can you ask?

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the food is definitely comparable to the food i got when i went to rome! strongly recommended!

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★★★★★

the food is definitely comparable to the food i got when i went to rome! strongly recommended!

Pros: excellent food, great ambience, good service

Cons: a bit pricey

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I recently had a wonderful dining experience at Davide, and feel more than compelled to share my opinions online.

Davide's food was exquisite, and wine selection was excellent. The courses worth mentioning include bell pepper soup, venison, and veal, which were very nicely done and left us no room for complaint. Ambience was romantic and relaxing, and actually reminiscent of Italy. Service was friendly, helpful, and very professional.

Highly recommended!!

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★★★★★

I recently had a wonderful dining experience at Davide, and feel more than compelled to share my opinions online.

Davide's food was exquisite, and wine selection was excellent. The courses worth mentioning include bell pepper soup, venison, and veal, which were very nicely done and left us no room for complaint. Ambience was romantic and relaxing, and actually reminiscent of Italy. Service was friendly, helpful, and very professional.

Highly recommended!!

Pros: good food/wine, good ambience, good service

Cons: somewhat expensive

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I recently had a fabulous dining experience at Davide's. The waiter was extremely helpful and his knowledge of wine was vast. Our meals were fantastic. Romance is certainly in the air at this place!

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★★★★★

I recently had a fabulous dining experience at Davide's. The waiter was extremely helpful and his knowledge of wine was vast. Our meals were fantastic. Romance is certainly in the air at this place!

Message from Davide Ristorante

Our charming dining rooms, accented with exposed brick and oak walls, are perfect for any occasion. We can easily accommodate romantic dinners, business meals, or even private functions. Davide boasts being one of the few restaurants that still prepare Caesar salad table side. Whether you are looking for handmade pastas, the freshest seafood, filet mignon or any of our chefs specialties, a mouth watering dessert, or simply a great bottle of wine, Davide can fulfill your desires. The experience is enhanced by one of the most romantic settings in the city, with plush semi-circular banquet booths and a warm, softly lit ambiance.

More about Davide Ristorante

Davide is proud to have been an integral part of the North End's incredible dining scene for many years. Our doors first opened in 1982 and since then we have provided Boston with the highest quality culinary creations. Our talented chefs pool their collective years of experience to create dishes that reflect the rich traditions of Northern Italy combined with sophisticated modern interpretations of regional Italian dishes. Davide has earned numerous accolades over the years, including the Best of the Best 5 Star Diamond Award of Excellence as being "One of the top 50 Italian Restaurants in the United States", A Phantom Gourmet rating of "Greatness", a Five-Diamond award from AAA, a rating of Excellent from Zagat Survey, along with numerous other awards.

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Davide's nondescript location--on the edge of the North End, across the street from a quiet stretch of waterfront--doesn't prepare diners for its charming, Old World interior. Those looking to carry on an intimate…

 

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