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arepo Jan 21, 2013 07:43 PM

I know nothing of this place but friends want to dine there.
So whaddya think Foodies?

  1. Bacchus101 Jan 23, 2013 12:12 PM

    Your inquiry encouraged me to google Davios. Love the looks of the place and the menu looks very good and quite pricy indeed. Come to find out that a few couples we considerable semi-foodies love the place. Love to hear your comments as I do believe I will be planning a visit near term. Like arepo, I too will enjoy meeting the haughty sommelier. I am sure at very least I may leave him significantly vexed. Look forward to your notes.

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    1. re: Bacchus101
      arepo Jan 23, 2013 02:37 PM

      Bacchus: I promise a reply but you'll have to wait till the end of February. That's when we're going. Got my sommelier fighting gloves ready.

    2. PattiCakes Jan 23, 2013 11:35 AM

      It is not inexpensive, but it is a lovely place to dine, especially for a special occasion. My niece was taken there by her fiance as part of their "engagement evening", and they were made to feel special in every way by the waitstaff. It is also one of the favorites when some of my company's sales staff visit Philly from around the country. Enjoy being a guest!

      1. Seeker19104 Jan 23, 2013 10:23 AM

        I'm very fond of Davio's. Consistent over many visits.

        The tagliatelle bolognese is outstanding. Meat cooked as ordered. Great Northern Italian cuisine and steaks in a beautiful historic building.

        Dinners and one Restaurant Week dinner have all been memorable in a good way.

        Classy place with appropriate prices and service like The Prime Rib. Portions are, however, more along European lines.

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          Strocophate Jan 22, 2013 05:07 PM

          Old school dining. A quiet room, tablecloths, tables not right on top of each other. Excellent steaks, and that chicken liver appetizer is amazing. Lovely for a group of people, as you can actually have a conversation without shouting.

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          1. re: Strocophate
            arepo Jan 22, 2013 05:13 PM

            Thanks. Sounds perfect as we are being taken as guests.

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            sylviag Jan 22, 2013 04:44 PM

            Haven't been there for a couple of years. Pricey.
            I do remember a great chicken liver appetizer. I think they have that during happy hour, too.

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            1. re: sylviag
              Chefpaulo Jan 23, 2013 01:35 AM

              My sentiments exactly, Sylvia. I also enjoyed the chicken liver appetizer. And pricey? A major 'yes' to that.
              It's funny how my 'flashbulb memory' of Davio's was the wine service. Oversized wine glasses with a meticulously poured $11 for three ounces (and not a drop more) of Sauvignon Blanc by a haughty sommelier. That's what I remember the most.
              I've never been back either.

              1. re: Chefpaulo
                arepo Jan 23, 2013 08:54 AM

                Haha. I can't wait to meet that haughty sommelier.

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