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Jan 21, 2013 07:43 PM


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

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  1. 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

      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

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

    2. 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

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

      2. 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.

        1. 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. 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

              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.