da Maurizio

4.8
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Best restaurant Halifax. I liked the previous menu better as more selection on the traditional menu.
But fantastic always. Best ambience, can hear each other talk. They know their clientele and always feel welcome. Best food, top service. Class restaurant yet warm and not stiff or stuffy. Unpretentious elegance always a treat, always a success with guests. Always make any occasion special.

DC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best fine dining in the city. I have never had a dissapointing plate here ever.

BJ
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a must-try restaurant. We have been here several times and it is never disappointing. Take your time, enjoy some wine and be ready to try some of the best food in Halifax.

B
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Very good food but I dislike restaurants where the tables are so close you have absolutely no privacy.

DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Calamari was not up to usual standards. Appetizers took a long time to arrive (more than an hour) and we were told it was dues to the chef changing the oil in the fryer. When the calamari arrived it was both cold and soggy. I’m guessing that the oil wasn’t hot enough. The waiter quickly took the item off our bill when we told him. However, it did downgrade the whole experience for us.

EF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It is always a treat to dine at daMaurizio when we visit Halifax and Sat was no exception. Despite being Valentine’s weekend, we knew it would be busy, but aside from the location where we were seated, it was a terrific experience.

RG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food is second to none. The relaxed modern atmosphere is only bested by the very friendly and outgoing staff. Having dinner there is warm and welcoming as you are treated like family the minute you walk through the door.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Halifax. Always a must go to for a romantic dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines day

JL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything was wonderful, compliments to the Chef and the servers.

FB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Overall Da Maurizio was very good. Menu has changed and lack of veal was noticeable. However I ordered the Veal with Lobster and it was excellent. I would have preferred probably a potato dish as a side instead of rice.

MD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service is what I enjoyed and will remember the most:)
Food was outstanding...but the waiter:))))

d
Atlantic Canada
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and nice menu selections. Service is top notch and they have a good wine selection.

BM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. The biggest issue is deciding which of the many excellent servings you are actually going to order from the menu.

SW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Da Maurizio is easily one of my favourite spots to dine. I've been here several times and this time brought my two girls for a pre-Valentine's dinner. When two kids are quiet at the dinner table without bickering or complaining about something, you know that the food is THAT good!! Cheers - we'll be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always pleasant from the moment you arrive until you leave

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and lovely evening as usual!! So tasty!!

s
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was exceptional and the service was as well. Our custom French 75’s were perfect:)

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The evening at da Maurizio was outstanding.

The food, service and ambiance were all amazing!

We always choose da Maurizio when we want to celebrate.

Sincerely,

Nicole Ferguson

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tanya and her crew are amazing hosts. Kudos to them all.

KE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always.

GM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I are from Australia and we were delighted to celebrate our wedding anniversary with superb food.

OT
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked reservations for 6. The greeting was pleasant, service very good, menu selection great. My sister happened to mention I had a birthday so when my desert arrived, it had a happy birthday greeting and candle on the plate at no specific prompting from my party. I was impressed. We all enjoyed.

NS
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I hadn’t been to DaMaurizio in some time and was very impressed that it still maintains the high standards it was known for. I had the Romana Salad (incredibly delicious) and the Cacciucco Stufato which was overflowing with incredible Nova Scotia seafood! We will definitely return again soon.

SA
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve tried in Halifax. Food is absolutely delicious.

DM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten here many times and has been outstanding on every occasion. The service is fantastic and the food is unbelievable . Wine selection is very good . Its a perfect size , with great ambiance . Everything is top notch , they did not miss a thing!

AW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was awesome. Service was awesome. Only suggestion would be that if the server had asked us, we would have had additional drinks.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food!

AR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely excellent food! The flavours, the portions was great!
The service started off really excellent but midway through it went downhill. Our server disappeared. We sat for quite some time with our after our main course waiting for her to appear. Our wine and water glasses were empty and was awaiting a refill of both and we were quite puzzled by this. Finally we got the attention of the host and she came over and found our wine and served it along with the water refill. She offered to pack up any leftovers and cleared those dishes away. I don’t remember who eventually showed up to take our dessert orders. It was my daughter’s 25th birthday dinner so this was supposed to be very special. We decided to take our desserts to go as well. Then it seemed like an eternity to get our bills and the packed up food.

KC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They went above and beyond to make our experience great!

DB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the finest restaurants in Nova Scotia. The quality of food is equal to any top Michelin rated restaurants in the world. Believe me, I have travelled from South Africa to Australia to China and I always compared them to da Maurizio.
One of my wife's favourites is Filet Mignon with Yorkshire pudding on a bed of Black Rice, this is a dish for the sophisticated palates while genuine Yorkshire puddings are hard to produce and must be consumed within 10 minutes after leaving the oven. Hence most Chef made it more like bread for a longer shelf life and it becomes Yorkshire Bread and not the pudding.
The services of da Maurizio from booking to table are warm, friendly and with attention to all details. Both the kitchen staff and servers always go beyond to please their customers and make one feels at home every visit.
We have always enjoyed our visits especially when we want to show foreign visitors the high standard of Nova Scotia Restaurant. We may be a small province like a sparrow but we have all the parts that an eagle has to fly on our own with grace and achievability.

WR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It's always a pleasure to visit this restaurant....the classiest eating spot in the city. We celebrate every important event (whether happy or sad) here. The food is always outstanding as is the service....particularly from Tanya!
Back Soon.
Thanks,
The Reids, Halifax

PB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Good, solid, old school Italian food in the heart of Halifax. If you can look past the dated interior with old school layout, you'll be treated to some of the best Italian anywhere!

TL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening at this lovely restaurant. We had wonderful food and service. Excellent wine list,too.

CM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

awesome as usual!! We always feel like we are visiting an old friend. Service and food is always impeccable! Highly recommend to others who like and appreciate quality!!

RO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was impressed with how the wait staff worked as a team. Pleasant ambience. Excellent food. A wonderful way to see the new year in!

AM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food and service. The calamari is superior to others I have tried.

BB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. The high end you would expect

C
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a beautiful evening; a wonderful cap to our anniversary!

M
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Appreciated our server's attention without feeling rushed. Appetizers and dinners for 4 were all delicious with 3 out of 3 steaks being properly done. This was consistent with our previous experience. Notably, we've had far less success at the local specialty steak restaurant! Enjoyed our family evening together.

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