Davio's - Chestnut Hill

4.7
1161 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
In 1985, at the young and ambitious age of 24, Steve DiFillippo purchased a locally-owned family restaurant called Davio’s on Newbury Street in Boston’s trendy Back Bay. As Boston’s culinary tastes evolved, he transformed the location into a destination. He retooled the menu, the space, the wine list. The new Davio’s soon garnered rave reviews.
The idea behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse was simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill.
Everything made by hand from the best ingredients. Serve everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations. Mirror this philosophy in the kitchen with our expert and attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to your every need and taking pride in your enjoyment of the meal. Steve has since opened locations in Foxborough, Lynnfield, Logan Airport, Boston Seaport, Philadelphia, Manhattan, Atlanta and Irvine, CA.

Experiences

  • 3 Course Power Lunch Menu

    Multiple dates available

    3 Course, Prefix Lunch Menu!! $25 Mon-Fri Every week the Chef Creates a new menu. You get to choose off of it- an appetizer, entree and a dessert for just $25!!! It's like restaurant week every week day! Call ahead for details or to hear the power lunch items being offered.*ALL HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1161 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and service was great.

The only bad experience was when I arrived and asked for my table. I was alone on a business trip and they didn’t want to let me sit alone at a table even though I had made a reservation.

There were a few awkward minutes where I felt unwelcome and almost left. Too bad, nobody wants to feel like that specially when you are dining alone.

To the restaurant: maybe sometimes it’s ok to not optimize the profits every table can make every night… and it’s more important to make your guests feel welcome.

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Evelyn
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location-lots of windows so it was light and airy with high ceilings.

Service was great. They easily accommodated my dairy allergy & another diner’s request for a second chair.

We had a great meal in a beautiful setting!!

TN
vipTediN
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our dinners at Davios! Whether we come alone or with friends Davio’s never disappoints! Delicious food and lovely ambience and Bob and Paul are gems! The Best!

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EyeDoc
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb ! Beyond our expectations ! We had lunch outside and not only was the service impeccable, but our server was extremely friendly and professional. It was our First Post-COVID meal at a restaurant and we were slightly concerned. Our server took care of us and we not only had an amazing meal, but a grand date with my wife. I had the Bolognese and the best ever. I split the Calamari with my wife and very light and fresh. My wife had the Caesar Salad and was so fresh. Everything was fresh and mostly made at Davio’s including the pasta. We will definitely go back. Their focus : Quality Food and Quality Service. Thank You Davio’s for making our First Post-COVID experience so enjoyable.

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Plan to arrive early to search for parking. Review the menu since some of the item have changed. Wait staff are very friendly and helpful. Expect a great dining experience and tip well.

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AndreaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service! Thanks for making it a special birthday dinner for us!

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vipfern
New England
78 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional dinner with friends. My husband had one of the best steaks ever and I had the best miso black cod ever. Our friends greatly enjoyed their dinners as well. The service was excellent and the ambiance perfect.

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vipCandle5551
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I and my sons were celebrating our 40th anniversary. The food was good as always. We got the hot fish appetizers. 3 of us got the filet mignon. I got the 8 oz. My sons got the 10 ounce. We ordered it cooked 3 different ways. Three people brought it to us but didn't ask who got what. My sons said they didn't get what they ordered. They claimed the meat orders were mixed up so we played musical plates and ate whatever. I didn't care as I am not fussy. The sides we ordered did not come out until we were done eating so we brought it home. The waitress gave us the 2 capaccino's for free and a bag of popovers to take home. I guess it's hard for the restaurants to get back into the swing of things since the pandemic is mostly over and they probably are short of help.

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FMYA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food. We enjoyed our graduate’s celebration!

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vipRoger
New England
45 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to meet friends for lunch and begin to come out of pandemic mode. The menu was full of refreshing and delicious dishes. Thanks for being there.

TN
vipTediN
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends at Davios tonight and had a wonderful time! RENEE our server was absolutely fabulous! Everything that each of us ordered was delicious! Thank RENEE for making our evening perfect!

JM
JaneM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous!

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vipmtobins
New England
55 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, our server, Jesse, was excellent. Bar was backed up and had a tough time making a correct martini, that was the hiccup of the evening.

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vipDavehpx
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great place to eat, love the service. A little expensive for what you get, but it’s a nice place to eat.

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vipleelee
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The popovers are always a special treat, and the Awaken 180 menu is a great option.

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Lainy
New England
34 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I love eating at Davio's and often bring guests for the quality of the food and the ambiance. I've always had a positive experience so was surprised and disappointed this time that it did not measure up to my former visits. I think it was related to pandemic as restaurants were just beginning to increase the number of patrons allowed, and there did not appear to be adequate staff to cover or clear the tables and provide the usual level of service. Entrees seemed delayed and not hot, and getting the attention of the wait staff was more difficult. I have often brought family and friends to Davio's and most likely will continue with the hope of having a more positive experience again.

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MelH
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Expensive, but well worth it. Excellent service and wonderful atmosphere.

MS
MagaliS
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday and I wanted to have a nice upscale dinner out. Davios did not disappoint! The food was delicious. Cooked exactly how I wanted. The specialty drinks fabulous and the Chocolate/Gelato coffee dessert yummy. I would definitely go back!

MA
MrsArellano
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our daughter’s graduation from college. Had a wonderful time.

TN
vipTediN
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with friends last evening who hadn’t been there in a while and they loved their food and service with Paul was great! Wonderful preparation and delicious food in a beautiful setting with fabulous service. What more could you want!

AV
vipAnaV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful service and delectable food as usual.

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vipDianneF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was exceptional. The food was delicious.

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IjamsvilleFoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable wait staff. Food was prepared well & presentation was very appealing. Didn’t feel rushed. So glad we close to celebrate our daughter’s graduation at Davio’s.

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vipWill
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing like the feeling of utmost satisfaction when leaving a restaurant and Davio's did not disappoint. From the friendly greeting upon entering this restaurant to the great service from the wait staff and the kitchen did not disappoint. 5+ stars across the board. The perfect evening out after a long week of work! Thanks to John and his staff at Davio's Chestnut Hill

TN
vipTediN
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am running out of adjectives to tell you how wonderful Davios and the entire staff is! From Bob, Nathan, Jeffrey, Jon, Diane, Paul, Rob (I’m probably leaving someone out, but everyone is so kind, so attentive! And I would like to add is that even during the height of the Pandemic you made us feel safe! We are thankful and grateful for all of you!

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David
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Mother's Day Dinner Celebration gift for my mom there tonight. The service was excellent, Rob was fantastic. The food, drinks and dessert were just outstanding. Thank you for making our night special and memorable. 🙂

TN
vipTediN
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our meals at Davios! Ambiance, friendliness and everyone is ready to please! We were so happy to see Caroline back at the bar area last night! We always love seeing Bob and Nathan! The entire staff is so conscientious. Consistently, Davios is Great!

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KevinD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food was good, not great. Service was poor. The restaurant was quarter capacity and not busy. The waiter forgot several items requested like sweatener and condiments. He never brought the bill. Ended up having to get a manager to come and close out our tab. Nice place, but for the price, you would expect a better experience and service.

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Newtonian2
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The booth was glassed in on 3 sides fir COVID protection so that was great; also very private and cozy. Excellent server; perfect balance of attention and leaving us be. Oysters Rockefeller were the best I’ve ever had. Popovers were disappointing- overdone. Fabulous lemontini! Overall a great dinner albeit pricey.

AK
vipAnnK
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch for Mother's Day - it was excellent !!!

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DeborahA
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent but we had to wait for 35 minutes for our order to be taken. There was a lot of people and the restaurant was busy - service was not as seamless as it has been in the past.

I was also appalled that a young female couple were not masked and were waiting for a table - staff did not ask them to mask up properly.

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vipFoodie
New England
61 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It’s nice to see so many people patronizing the restaurant again! Felt like a normal Saturday night. Unfortunately, the waitstaff seemed overwhelmed and perhaps explains why the service was so poor. Took forever to get drinks, Parmesan for the Caesar salad never came, didn’t get utensils for the sides and one side didn’t come til we asked for it. Although the steak was cooked perfectly, it was pricey given that everything was a la carte. Still, a nice ambience and I assume once things get back to “normal” the service will return to its usual standard.

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vipCarolaE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, excellent menu, the affogato is not to be missed.

BB
vipBrianB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food.

TN
vipTediN
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our dinners at Davios! Paul our server is always fabulous, knows just what we like! Bob is wonderful, always come to our table to make sure everything is just right! Diane at check in is always friendly and welcoming! Can’t wait to go again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful and the food was delicious

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abet
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would have given Davios five stars for the food alone which I will comment on below, but the bar left something to be desired. The whiskey sours we ordered were really off, and just adding simple syrup, which the waitress quickly suggested didn't help them. They couldn't do an apricot sour or a daquiri, and the Manhattan I had was not as good as ones I make at home. The Boylston Pamplona was not very flavorful either.
The meal, on the other hand, was excellent. Both the butternut squash bisque and the Tomato bisque were excellent, as well as the penne with sundried tomatoes, which we've gotten before, and the fusilli with shrimp.
The staff were a delight.

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NancyR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner , the food here and service is always great

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Emily
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a terrific meal. We were very happy with the Gluten free menu as we had two diners with an allergy. Our waiter wasn't overly attentive but we still enjoyed our experience and would recommend!

FAQs

Davio's - Chestnut Hill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 738-4810.

Davio's - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.7 stars by 1161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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