I would (and have) recommended Da Maurizio's to many friends
Always amazing! If you haven't been to this restaurant it is a must. Be sure to order Armando's home made pasta.
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.
Subdued, casual, elegant. From jacket and tie to jeans ... everything works. And the calamari is THE best.
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.
Very good quality food, excellent service as always. Very consistent.
Our waiter (Graham) was AMAZING? Great humour and made the birthday lovely
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.
Great dinner, the pace was perfect and the good superb. The server was wonderful
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.
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.
Tanya and her team are always amazing. I would recommend the restaurant.
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.
Always excellent food, impeccable service which makes an overall great night. Thanks.
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.
Fabulous! From drinks to bread to apps to entrees to desserts … and service … amazing!!!!
Great experience. My eife and I really enjoyed ourselves
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!
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!!!!
The food was better then ever! Our server as very attentive. A wonderful evening.
Kelly treated us very well. I love this place. Excellent food. Not a bad dish on the menu. Bravo!
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.
Outstanding in all respects
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.
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 ....
As always a delight to dine there! Highly recommend to anyone ! Thanks
Great service, great food one of the best in the city.
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!
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!!!!!!!
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!
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.
Best mussels ever! Seafood Italian style was delish.
Consistently excellent! My favourite restaurant in Halifax.
Excellent service, delicious meal, what more can you ask for!
The food excellent and the staff are very friendly.
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.
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.
Dinner was delicious and the service was fantastic!
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.