Davio's - Chestnut Hill

4.7
1120 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 1120 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jenn
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Awaken180 menu was phenomenal! I would absolutely order from that menu even if I wasn't on the program. The service was excellent, we had a wonderful experience.

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BillW
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davio's always delivers outstanding quality food and service and is our go to place when we invite friends out to dinner.

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Flutemom
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Had a late lunch here on a weekday. It was nearly empty. Service was very good and was extremely careful about accommodating my dining companion's long list of food allergies.
I had the gnocchi with mushrooms, which was delicious. The gnocchi were light and tender. Tons of mushrooms. Nicely seasoned sauce. My companion had the chicken and Brussels sprouts, which he found tasty, but not extraordinary. The white meat was overdone and dry.
The low rating for ambience is because the decor looks dated and could use a facelift. It's not awful, just meh.

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JoeG
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We've often dined at Davios. It seems to be slipping. Giving all of three shrimp on a salad seems to be more than a tad underwhelming. The service was good, the people pleasant but for the expense involved it isn't the reasonable value it has been previously. Hope they improve.

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CandiceC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This restaurant is not good at all. Steaks had hardly any flavor- no seasoning or salt at all. Mashed potatoes were not good. The lemon tart dessert was absolutely awful. There are a million better restaurants to go to. Do not waste your money here.

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vipTediN
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Davios! Not only is the food delicious and beautifully served, but the the service is wonderful! We love Paul and Bob and can always count on everything to be perfect!

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PeteK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Pleased with our decision to have lunch here.

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ZihuiWu
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fine dining places in Boston! Definitely will revisit.

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MichaelaR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great service!

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vipTickets
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Tables well spaced. Content!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Impossible to get bread that’s not drenched in butter. Rude server.

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Comingback4more
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took someone there for his first time. He tends to be an amateur food critic. Seldom completely happy. He shared no criticism. The truth is: he was delighted with the food, beverage and service; and he was especially so when I picked up the tab. High praise for Davio's.

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terris
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch salads . They were good, nicely prepared with very courteous service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service. The only weak link was the bread. But we love Davios. And we will be back

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vipsulyn
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davios is a favorite of mine. I hadn’t been there in a year. What a pleasure to return. Always the best service in a well-appointed, relaxed environment. You get top of the line service even if you’re ordering just a burger.

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vipTediN
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food always! Paul our server is wonderful! Bob, the manager always makes us feel welcome and special!

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Senora
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server Archie was very helpful & attentive for us Senior Citizens (one is 98 years old).
Lunch was overpriced for what we ordered--tasty however.
One more venue crossed off our bucket list.

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ArthurL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great.
We both enjoyed our meals.
We will be back soon.
Great having the theater next door.
Cheers,
Arthur Little

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vipJuliaG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I like Davio's a lot and go there often for weekend brunches or dinners. It's very good.

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Megan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an attentive server who was especially helpful with my gluten allergy. A very gluten-free friendly place with great food all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were visiting my daughter at college belatedly celebrating her 21st birthday.

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MaryS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal. The only thing missing was the lovely macaroons at the end of the meal!

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MarinaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad’s Bday

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Cara
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The salad, steak, and sides we had were excellent. I chose Davio's for the Brandt beef, and it was worth the trip. Perfectly grilled, too, with a nice selection of sauces. The roasted potatoes were particularly good--my friend and I both thought they were as good as the ones our mothers used to make, that we had been missing. We thought the very interesting version Affogato for dessert was too sweet, but the unique take on Tiramisu was memorable. We'd order it again. Wonderful atmosphere, and our server, Jimmy, was delightful. He made the evening fun. Looking forward to another visit.

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MaryD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister, myself and a friend has a lovely Easter Lunch. Given
the Covid issues everything was well organized and clean, and
we all felt very comfortable in the Restaurant.

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Adele
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not my first experience of Davios. I have had dinner there many times and this was the first Easter brunch experience. The presentation of the meal was lovely.
The wait staff so helpful and friendly. The food was delicious.
I shall return many times.

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vipEPC72
New England
47 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough great things about the cocktails, food, and outstanding service. The staff made the 3 elderly women whom I brought feel safe. This was our 1st visit to a restaurant in over a year and we all left elated. We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food did not blow me away like I was expecting it to. My server was pretty cool. Dessert was amazing! I will go back to try different items on the menu. I’m a foodie and avid movie goer and having both in the same space is a win for me.

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vipGaryK
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional waitstaff, carefully managed and great Italian fare.

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JoeyB
Morelos
17 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder atmosphere And the service was great. The food was amazing and creative.

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vipTediN
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Davios. Paul our server is always attentive and gets everything just right!

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vipMya73
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Overall the staff was friendly and helpful. The food, and service took along time. Would eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davios never s
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys always do a great job and are very accommodating of special requests.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super meal for my mom’s 90th. Thanks for being our new special occasion place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My short rib was scrumptious. Service was excellent. Spacious & airy seating. It was my nieces bday- I forgot I had mentioned that in the reservation. They brought her a dessert with a candle without my prompting which was so lovely!

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vipChef23
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. I was very comfortable with the spacing and it was nice to see some business at the restaraunt.

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FernandoN
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent place and very good food. The waitress was a little slow to ask us about what to order.

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vipKatie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly waitress. Food and drinks were very good.

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 1120 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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