da Maurizio

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Da Maurizio offers a premiere dining experience on Halifax's historical waterfront. For over twenty years this fine dining Italian restaurant has been considered the city's favorite by locals and travelers alike. It is no wonder Da Maurizio has earned National and International awards; one visit and you will understand why. The exquisite sauces and handmade pastas, the mouth-watering seafood and grilled-to-perfection meats, the exceptional service and beautiful decor, the comprehensive wine list and romantic setting all combine to make Da Maurizio and unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two, a celebratory family gathering, a lighthearted evening with good friends on the patio or a business discussion over dinner, Da Maurizio is the perfect destination.
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NM
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would (and have) recommended Da Maurizio's to many friends

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BK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing! If you haven't been to this restaurant it is a must. Be sure to order Armando's home made pasta.

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FW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and nice ambiance. When booking we were prompted to state any special occasion and I checked Anniversary as it happened to be our 50th on that day. Our waitress said Happy Anniversary when we told her but we feel that a token of a dessert or something a little special may have been more appropriate. Left us feeling a bit disappointed.

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JW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Subdued, casual, elegant. From jacket and tie to jeans ... everything works. And the calamari is THE best.

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S
London
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Apparently we chose a very busy night to go. The staff worked hard in the small crowded space. Was a long wait for dinner to arrive. The nice wine helped the wait.

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EM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good quality food, excellent service as always. Very consistent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Father’s Day

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GT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter (Graham) was AMAZING? Great humour and made the birthday lovely

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unquestionably, this is the most consistently excellent restaurant in Halifax. Not only can you expect excellent food every time, but the service always finds that proper balance between professional and approachable. It combines 5-Star dining with Maritime charm.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner, the pace was perfect and the good superb. The server was wonderful

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CL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

My table waited over two hours for the main courses to arrive - this would have been okay if the server let us know about the wait time, however, it wasn't the case.
When the food arrived, the vegetables that accompanied the tenderloin steak were stone cold (as they must have been sitting out for a while). My table had to ask for water and wine refills several times.
When spending $400+ on a meal, my expectations were high and the experience we had certainly did not meet any of our expectations.

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JM
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Normally excellent but this time there were a few large and loud groups. We went there to have s quieter evening. The food was slow (2 1/2 hours) apparently due to the large groups and very little service at our table during this time period (dishes not removed etc). We will be back to try again as it is normally one of the best restaurant in the City.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tanya and her team are always amazing. I would recommend the restaurant.

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DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Drinks (sparkling wine and G&T) were flat, Food was OK, except my wife sensed that mash potatoes were from the package. Irish coffee - good.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always excellent food, impeccable service which makes an overall great night. Thanks.

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CD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We have been to this restaurant many times over the past 25 years. In the past couple of years the food was really great. This time not as good. Unfortunately we were sat at the table under the stairway, terrible table. You should just forego this table. Not pleasant. It really changed the atmosphere of the whole evening. Service wasn’t great either. The staff were friendly but not able to deal with the busyness of that particular evening. Although our reservation was fairly early and the tables around us were not filled yet, we had to catch them as they went by to ask for a predinner drink, not offered, plus many other mishaps that spoiled the evening. We seemed to be the forgotten table. It was a special occasion for us, like many other people that night as well I’m sure. But a very disappointing dinner out. We live an hour + away as well. So we had driven into Halifax just for this dinner. We will definitively give you another chance as other meals on other occasions have been wonderful.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous! From drinks to bread to apps to entrees to desserts … and service … amazing!!!!

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LD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. My eife and I really enjoyed ourselves

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing time at da Maurizio!! The food was delicious and exceeded my expectations. The service was great, even though our server had well over 10 tables. I would highly recommend dining at da Maurizio, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion!

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EB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

le Service n est pas à la hauteur du prix du menu et la nourriture est bonne mais simple aussi pour le prix en plus pour un restaurant de cette catégorie le menu n’a pas été vérifier par le chef pour le nom des assiettes car en entrée il est écrit un carpaccio de bœuf mais c étais un tataki de bœuf qui nous a été servi!!!! En passant c étais notre 8 ieme visite à ce restaurant (notre favori d Halifax) maintenant il va falloir en chercher un nouveau!!!!

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i
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was better then ever! Our server as very attentive. A wonderful evening.

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RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kelly treated us very well. I love this place. Excellent food. Not a bad dish on the menu. Bravo!

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PA
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Bonne cuisine avec de justes cuissons. Le vin nous a été servi sans que nous en manquions mais peut-être la bouteille pourrait-elle rester sur la table sans qu'elle nous gêne.

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JC
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding in all respects

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

And still my favorite restaurant in Halifax since the day it opened. Whenever I am asked where to eat by visitors to Halifax, my answer has been consistent for many years: da Maurizio.

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DC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We have been going to this restaurant for 30 yesrs. It used to be an elegant fine dining restaurant suitable for special occasions . The atmosphere and the staff were very well trained and in tune with their customers . The renovation is quite nice but very cold . I find the intimacy of the restaurant is gone . We were dressed up for our anniversary and most people were in jeans and sneakers and sweat shirts ??? This is not an inexpensive restaurant and I think a dress code of at least business casual would be appropriate . Some of our issues were as follows , my shrimp appetizer was a bit under cooked . I should have sent but back as I spent the following day in the bathroom , we had to ASK for bread after the appetizers were delivered , we ordered 1/2 lite of wine but our wine glasses were empty for quite a while before filling . The wait staff was off , we had 3 different people waiting on us . The entrees were good , the lattes were good as well but for the cost of the meal - things should have been much better . This seems to be just another expensive overpriced place to eat . Sorry but we will not be rushing back and were very disappointed . It was our keast favourite meal in the 30 years that we have been going there ....

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CS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always a delight to dine there! Highly recommend to anyone ! Thanks

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NL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great service, great food one of the best in the city.

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L
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful atmosphere on main level dining room. Our server, Kelly, was very knowledgable and accommodating. Our meals, rigatoni and linguini were absolutely delicious! We really enjoyed our night out!

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Dining here was my Mother’s Day choice because I had heard that the “ Rack of Lamb” was excellent, and so my Adult son gifted me with taking me to dine there!
We had a difficult time finding you, however, because there was no signage on Lower Water St., where GPS indicated you were.
That was the only part of our evening that was not absolutely fabulous .......we are both avid foodies and accomplished and adventurous cooks........and I can honestly say it was one of the best dining experiences that we , as individuals , have ever had ......in many countries we have each sought out fine dining establishments in.
Your chef’s use of and combination of herbs and spices and seasoning and flavours was exquisite, once our food arrived we had very little conversation except for many sighs of satisfaction or even small moans of pleasure , that is how very good the food was ......from our first bite of appetizer to the last piece of dessert!! And I have to say that my Mare Gin Martini has spoiled me forever, our waiter took time to discuss the virtues of each imported Gin that I had not tried before and now I am obsessed with finding that brand and have actually spent hours trying to find where I might buy that Spanish brand here in Halifax!
I have already even spoken with my sister in Vermont who is visiting in the summer, describing each dish we tried in great detail and it is on our to-do list, I shall be recommending you to everyone I know who appreciates excellence.....and believe me.........I WILL BE BACK!
Best Mother’s Day gift ever!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fabulous fine dining experience that did not disappoint. Service was beyond anything I’ve experienced before, they tended to our table constantly. The food was out of this world....best meatballs I’ve ever experienced and the deserts were second to none. Will definitely return when back in Halifax!

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JP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Overall the experience was very good. The food and service were excellent. The wine pairings suggested by our waiter for instance, were perfectly matched to our two very different main courses. The only disappointing aspect on the night we went was that it was quite difficult to get to the restaurant. The entrance to the building that is normally used was locked and a second entrance was blocked by a public event. We arrived at the same time as two other groups and we all had to guess where a third entrance to the building might be and try not to disturb the wedding that was in a public space down the hall from the restaurant as we walked by. Better outdoor signage and easier access would be most helpful.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best mussels ever! Seafood Italian style was delish.

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AP
Atlantic Canada
154 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently excellent! My favourite restaurant in Halifax.

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent service, delicious meal, what more can you ask for!

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food excellent and the staff are very friendly.

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BM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff greeted us with a big smile and directed us to our table. The interior was pleasant and roomy. The food was very well presented and quite delicious. The price was reasonable. The staff provided 5 star customer service.

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WC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We wondered if there was a different chef from our previous visits. I usually dream about the eggplant appetizer. This time it was very good,but not sublime.
The pasta were on the "stodgy" side.... Not the usual sofisticated,shiny glaze.

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HG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and the service was fantastic!

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D
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We go to da Maurizio's for special occasions and love the place for the ambiance and the food. This trip was with some family who were in town and it is their favorite restaurant in Halifax. They travel to many places around the world and as far as they are concerned this is one of the top restaurants anywhere. Very nice selection of wines, both red and white. We love the calamari and I love their Stufato which is full of seafood and very tasty. The portions are large enough that it's hard to have desert so we often order sorbetti to finish. Excellent food and staff. Love Tanya and how she makes people feel very welcome.

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