da Maurizio

4.7
1914 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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4.8
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4.6
Ambience
4.5
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vipLoves2dineout
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and spectacular food. Good wine selection.

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KimS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DaMaurizio is perfection. Every choice is both delicious and beautifully plated, the servers are friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu, and I 100% guarantee you leave the place feeling both well-fed and content. It's just a lovely place to spend an evening.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect getaway for a few hours to celebrate 2 birthdays that, Covid put a damper on.

Scott was great! He read the table immediately... he joined in on the evening, he was relaxed, he was coy
and he helped us enjoy, if only for a few hours, that life is still here and there is do much 5o celebrate in this unsteady world.

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AtlanticPickem
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great meal! Food was excellent. Love the gnocchi.

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GretchenP
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was very accommodating to food sensitivities and preferences. And the food was delicious. Not super busy due to Covid but felt safe and cared for. Our server listened to our stories and told some of his own.

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AndrewT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A splendid dining experience! The price point is higher than most, but is certainly warranted by the attention to detail, service and culinary fare provided. Sophisticated and elegant.

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AmyL
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Food was amazing and fairly priced for the flavour and presentation, everything I had was top shelf, the waiter brought my dessert with a birthday message, I was dining alone and this made me incredibly happy, they made my night through tastebuds and kindness

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RyanL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, glad to be back to enjoy it again!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Greeted at the door like old friends and made to feel at home. Our waiter was fantastic and super patient. Our party of six had a wonderful evening and the food ,as always, was amazing. Can't wait to go back!

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HDAA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, a lovely dining experience!

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SCOTTB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Da Maurizio never disappoints! Fantastic food and great service.

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GuyL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I was excited to once again have dinner at Damaurizio. Service was excellent. From the host welcoming you to the waiter… No complaints. I ordered the Polpetta for the appetizer. It was excellent. My wife ordered the Cappasante. The risotto was excellent. Probably the best I ever had. The scallops were bit over cooked. Little rubbery but overhaul the entree was good. My dish was Eglefino Provençal. The menu says it’s Fresh Haddock with creamy mashed potatoes in a cream sauce. This dish falls short in many ways. First of all, the haddock is not fresh. No way. It’s taste was off. The mashed potatoes were lumpy and not creamy. The cream sauce had a very good taste. Very disappointed dish to say the least. We finish our meal with a dessert of Crema….Creme Brûlée. It was pleasing and taste very good. The evening was a celebration of our anniversary so I did not want to embarrass my wife with complaints about my dish so I did not express my dislike to the waiter. I do however felt it should be said. My dish fell way below expectations. Thank you, Guy

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TheresaW
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still my favourite restaurant. The food is always perfect, the service was great given the restaurant was very busy.

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JoeS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Personable and efficient staff. Good wine selection. Good menu- the scallops were done perfectly with a very tasty orzo. My wife’s haddock dish “was excellent “. Desserts were exquisite accompanied by a nice glass of port.

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both great. Our waiter Scott was excellent . Wine was tasty!

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RickC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good atmosphere, great service. Waiters and waitresses made sure we were well serviced. Definitely will tell friends and hope to return in the near future. Great evening with my wife.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have had many meals at Da Maurizio. Everytime it has been excellent. Fully recommend this restaurant

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Bmachfx
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

All staff were excellent, in particular our server who was appropriately friendly and very efficient. Food portion sizes were good, and nicely prepared with lots of flavour. Prices are a bit steep for the dishes on offer, but then your are paying for the atmosphere and attentive service.

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ShelleyM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, everything was wonderful from the time we walked in the door. The food was excellent. Our server, Kevin, was great! Thanks for another awesome dining experience!

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joannem
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal as always. The saucier at this restaurant is a genius! This is a must go restaurant for special occasions or just for a lovely evening. The staff are charming, friendly and overall just fantastic.

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Paul
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and the food and wine were excellent. Friendly staff who ensured everything was first rate.

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Leender
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The meal was a bit of a disappointment from what was experienced previously. The steak was overcooked but potato was delicious and other veggies were very good. Service was excellent - very friendly and prompt.

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Foodie
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant atmosphere with excellent food and staff. Always a great place for business or casual meetings.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely Incredible experience from appetizer to dessert, the tiramisu was fabulous and the Bolognese extremely fresh. I can’t wait to come back.

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JulieF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and waiter was very helpful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Extremely loud, food wasn’t as flavourful but staff was really nice.

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ianK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and professional
The antipasto dishes were interesting but expensive
The halibut was beautifully cooked on broccoli. The underlying couscous was dry and a bit lumpy. The other halibut menu had new baby potatoes and I think that might be the better option
The cocktails and wine were excellent
I believe We got good value

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Gary
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Halifax ! Best calamari, best Caesar, best everything!

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AmandaH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Second go was not as great as the first unfortunately.

We noticed on our first visit the croquettes were a touch cold in the middle. We ordered them again on our this visit and found the same thing.

When we ordered our mains, one main came out cold but they were happy to refire both meals so we could eat together. The refire was much better.

Overall the service was great but you could tell our server was not having a great night. We've worked in the service industry ourselves, so we definitely can appreciate the difficulties of this job. We ensured to tip well, we hope that helped improve her night.

We ended up spending over $200, but found this dining experience to not be of the same quality as our first visit.

Disappointed with the amount of lobster in the arogosta pasta, for a pasta that costs over $30 I would think there would be lobster all throughout the pasta, not just 4 pieces.

We were excited last month to find this restaurant and this was our second time back, I think it'll be a little while before we revisit.

Highly recommend having the kitchen look at the temperatures of the food coming out.

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TREVORA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to go out for a meal to celebrate first term report cards and to start our holiday season. The meal was fantastic. Our children 10 and 12, decided to try some food outside of their comfort zone and they were blown away at the flavours. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, the food was great, and the meal was a success.

Thank you so much!!!

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Sputnik
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT SERVICE, FOOD AND WINE. ANYTIME AGAIN. THANKS.

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KaiChr
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had reservations for 7:45pm, seated right away but then it seemed like we got forgotten about. Had to ask the girl refilling water to place a drink order and to let her know we hadn't seen anyone in just over 20 minutes since being seated. There were still many open tables and at least 4-5 servers but I understand there is more than what meets the eye. Started the evening disappointed but once we had our server we had great food and recommendations made to us. My spouse was serving in Italy as the pandemic broke out initially and it brought back many flavours from there and he felt it was the most authentic Italian on this side of the planet. We will definitely still recommend and be back in the new year.

JP
JoanneP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We very much enjoyed our food, and the service was excellent! Will definitely be back.

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Lonestar
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The overall experience was amazing as always, thank you for everything you do, the lady that greeted us was very good, the waiter did everything right however could use a little more personality.

MB
MaureenB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

de Maurizio first time experience November 17, 2021.

I noticed immediately that we were not being shown into the main dining room, instead we passed through a short hallway between the washroom and a coat closet. This led to an old set of stairs that descended into what looked like a small storage area in the basement. This underground space was made into a substandard dining area. They squeezed in 5 tables, one with a table of 7 people seated directly behind us. They were clearly celebrating somersault they were very loud especially in this limited space; it was impossible to hear over their voices.

I cannot tell you my disappointment in welcoming my first-time-to-Nova Scotia guest to what felt like a hole in the wall. I was actually embarrassed and could not contain my disappointment.

The wait staff appeared scattered and uncoordinated in their duties. We encountered 4-5 different servers throughout the night. They were very distracted and generally did not provide the service we would expect from such a renown restaurant. We never felt special at any moment. It seemed as though we were an after-thought receiving minimal service.

I was quite surprised water wasn’t served immediately. We waited over 20 minutes just to receive water! When asked if we wanted to order a drink, we requested to see a menu and waited again.

The main courses were delivered without an offering of freshly cracked pepper or Parmesan. None of the meals looked appetizing. No one enjoyed their meal. The pasta was overdone, mushy and tasteless. We didn’t have salt and pepper on the table so we couldn’t even attempt to flavour it.

I would never want anyone to have this type of dining experience. We paid over $200 for a subpar supper. de Maurizio failed first-time diners on all levels: atmosphere, service, and food.

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KathrynV
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fairly new to HRM and this was our first visit. It totally exceeded all of our expectations.
This is the first restaurant that we would call fine dining in the waterfront area that we have patronized- including their competitors. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, the food and service was top notch. We love this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely evening, always a great experience

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thelion
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful spot for a special occasion. Food and service are exceptional!

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LadyGodiva
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service. They have a few tables located in unique locations (small 2 and 4 tops under stairwell and next to the stairway) but the trade off is that it is a quieter section from the main open restaurant. So depends the atmosphere you want… busy or quieter.

FAQs

da Maurizio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 423-0859.

da Maurizio is rated 4.7 stars by 1914 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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