Davio

★★★★☆
  • 2100 Broadway Ave

    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

    Map & Directions
  • 412-531-7422

About Davio

Hours
Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 04:00 PM To 11:00 PM

Food

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Davio is a great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The prices mentioned in the other posts are accurate - expect to pay $30 for a pasta entree, and up to $55 for the veal chop. However, the price is well worth it. As also mentioned on the other posts, the meal is started off if house made bread accompainied by three dips - olive oil, gorgonzola spread, and white bean spread. The olive oil is good quality, but the cheese and bean spreads are not to be missed. So far as appetizers go, don't miss the greens and beans or the grilled sausage. For dinner, the pasta is great, but not housemade. I'd suggest splurging for the veal "elephant ear" - a veal chop pounded thin (listen carefully after you order and you will hear the pounding!), breaded, and pan fried, or for the veal chop - available a number of ways but best plain. Dessert is notewarthy, especially the chocolate cake. But, the check arrives with cookies - usually macarrons and some other treats - which are not to be missed.
Service is acually ok, but sometimes the waitresses seem as if you are putting them out by dining there.

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★★★★☆

Davio is a great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The prices mentioned in the other posts are accurate - expect to pay $30 for a pasta entree, and up to $55 for the veal chop. However, the price is well worth it. As also mentioned on the other posts, the meal is started off if house made bread accompainied by three dips - olive oil, gorgonzola spread, and white bean spread. The olive oil is good quality, but the cheese and bean spreads are not to be missed. So far as appetizers go, don't miss the greens and beans or the grilled sausage. For dinner, the pasta is great, but not housemade. I'd suggest splurging for the veal "elephant ear" - a veal chop pounded thin (listen carefully after you order and you will hear the pounding!), breaded, and pan fried, or for the veal chop - available a number of ways but best plain. Dessert is notewarthy, especially the chocolate cake. But, the check arrives with cookies - usually macarrons and some other treats - which are not to be missed.
Service is acually ok, but sometimes the waitresses seem as if you are putting them out by dining there.

Pros: Food, BYOB

Cons: Service

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My boyfriend made reservations at this restaurant for our Valentine's Day. We could not celebrate it on the 14th, so we decided to go the night before. As we walked into the establishment, there were several other couples & parties waiting. As we were waiting to be seated, we were crammed into the dining area (standing over top of people who were already seating having their meals) and asked to stay out of the way. After 45 minutes of waiting for a reservation at 8:30, we were the last couple to be seated and a woman (owner, manager?) approached us. She explained that she did not feel that any parties would be leaving soon because everyone seems to be staying later than expected, so we should go somewhere else. She even recommended that we go to the restaurant next door. Despite our reservations, we were pretty much asked to leave.

I was appalled at the terrible service, and how my celebration of the holiday was treated with such disregard. Did I find it upscale? Absolutely not. I have been to "upscale" restaurants where customer service is of utmost importance, which is not apparent at Davio. I do not recommend this restaurant, and I will make sure that I let many other people know about my experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend made reservations at this restaurant for our Valentine's Day. We could not celebrate it on the 14th, so we decided to go the night before. As we walked into the establishment, there were several other couples & parties waiting. As we were waiting to be seated, we were crammed into the dining area (standing over top of people who were already seating having their meals) and asked to stay out of the way. After 45 minutes of waiting for a reservation at 8:30, we were the last couple to be seated and a woman (owner, manager?) approached us. She explained that she did not feel that any parties would be leaving soon because everyone seems to be staying later than expected, so we should go somewhere else. She even recommended that we go to the restaurant next door. Despite our reservations, we were pretty much asked to leave.

I was appalled at the terrible service, and how my celebration of the holiday was treated with such disregard. Did I find it upscale? Absolutely not. I have been to "upscale" restaurants where customer service is of utmost importance, which is not apparent at Davio. I do not recommend this restaurant, and I will make sure that I let many other people know about my experience.

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The food is very good here, however, the noise level in this small restaurant becomes intolerable when busy and detracts from what would, otherwise, be a very enjoyable dining experience.

4
★★★★☆

The food is very good here, however, the noise level in this small restaurant becomes intolerable when busy and detracts from what would, otherwise, be a very enjoyable dining experience.

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Always one of the citys finest chefs David Ayn has created a corner of comfort with DAVIO's. His ability to keep food simple and straight forward allows you to enjoy the flavors of the food. The white bean spread with wonderful. From his days at La Tache to is own ventures, Palio & Alla Famiglia David has touched the city with his own unique approach to great food.

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★★★★★

Always one of the citys finest chefs David Ayn has created a corner of comfort with DAVIO's. His ability to keep food simple and straight forward allows you to enjoy the flavors of the food. The white bean spread with wonderful. From his days at La Tache to is own ventures, Palio & Alla Famiglia David has touched the city with his own unique approach to great food.

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Upon entering this little restaurant, we knew by the decor this place was going to be very special, and to say the least, expensive. Original paintings and antique flow blue china decorate the walls. The bread is still warm just having been baked, and serves as a perfect foundation for the little bowls of spreads, marinated olives and cheeses, marinated beans, and a wonderful olive oil dip. The lobster bisque was to die for, and the pear salad was delicious. The veal chop with huge crabmeat lumps and a creamed asparagus sauce was phenomenal; my husband is still raving. I ate the chili sea bass with lobster tail and lobster sauce; and I'm still raving. And just before the check arrived, we were served, with the restaurant's compliments, a thick slice of grilled pineapple with chocolate sauce, fresh baked soft coconut macaroons, and black walnut truffles, all made in their own kitchen. Just the perfect way to soften and sweeten the amount of the check. But so very well worth every penny. This is not your everyday restaurant, but it certainly is one of the very few places I consider to be a real restaurant. My birthday is coming this weekend, and that's where we're going to celebrate.

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★★★★★

Upon entering this little restaurant, we knew by the decor this place was going to be very special, and to say the least, expensive. Original paintings and antique flow blue china decorate the walls. The bread is still warm just having been baked, and serves as a perfect foundation for the little bowls of spreads, marinated olives and cheeses, marinated beans, and a wonderful olive oil dip. The lobster bisque was to die for, and the pear salad was delicious. The veal chop with huge crabmeat lumps and a creamed asparagus sauce was phenomenal; my husband is still raving. I ate the chili sea bass with lobster tail and lobster sauce; and I'm still raving. And just before the check arrived, we were served, with the restaurant's compliments, a thick slice of grilled pineapple with chocolate sauce, fresh baked soft coconut macaroons, and black walnut truffles, all made in their own kitchen. Just the perfect way to soften and sweeten the amount of the check. But so very well worth every penny. This is not your everyday restaurant, but it certainly is one of the very few places I consider to be a real restaurant. My birthday is coming this weekend, and that's where we're going to celebrate.

Pros: exceptional food / I can bring my own wine

Cons: none

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I was looking forward to a good meal as I have dined here before. We were hungry but only shared a buffalo mozzarell appetizer, then had a veal chop with sweet and hot peppers and Sea Bass with lobster cream sauce, thats it. The food was very good as usual. The Bill was $133.00 not including my tip. You have to be out of your mind. I have dined in the best restaruants in the world. Do the math. If was great, not the best restaurant in the world, but not worth $60 for a veal chop and $50 for a piece of fish.

You banged me over the head, the food is great but not worth it.
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★☆☆☆☆

I was looking forward to a good meal as I have dined here before. We were hungry but only shared a buffalo mozzarell appetizer, then had a veal chop with sweet and hot peppers and Sea Bass with lobster cream sauce, thats it. The food was very good as usual. The Bill was $133.00 not including my tip. You have to be out of your mind. I have dined in the best restaruants in the world. Do the math. If was great, not the best restaurant in the world, but not worth $60 for a veal chop and $50 for a piece of fish.

You banged me over the head, the food is great but not worth it.
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Pros: Food

Cons: waitress looked messy

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Davio is for people who are serious about Italian food. Not a place to take kids and chow down on lasagne...take your own wine and feast on fabulous veal chops and a filet that puts Morton's to shame. Seafood is a definite A+. Food is cooked to order, thank God!

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★★★★★

Davio is for people who are serious about Italian food. Not a place to take kids and chow down on lasagne...take your own wine and feast on fabulous veal chops and a filet that puts Morton's to shame. Seafood is a definite A+. Food is cooked to order, thank God!

Pros: great ambiance, great food, cooked to order

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Wait staff seemed as if we were a bother. I have been here before and had better experiences but I'm not sure about a return visit.

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★★☆☆☆

Wait staff seemed as if we were a bother. I have been here before and had better experiences but I'm not sure about a return visit.

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I am 75 years of age. A pittsburgh native and have travled for my job. I have been in the service and eaten around the world. I have NEVER had a better meal anywhere. THE chef is a culinary marvel.

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★★★★★

I am 75 years of age. A pittsburgh native and have travled for my job. I have been in the service and eaten around the world. I have NEVER had a better meal anywhere. THE chef is a culinary marvel.

Pros: Quality, Tast, choices

Cons: need reservation

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No one's tepid on the subject of chef David Ayn and his restaurant, Davio. Loyal customers have followed him from stove-to-stove around town for decades. Others counter that a veal chop, even a double-cut one graced with crab meat, should…

 

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