da Maurizio

4.7
1231 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(902) 423-0859
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Andrew King
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Salter
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Parking Details
There is a public parking lot directly across the street offering a pay and display service for over 300 vehicles. After 6pm parking is free along the street.
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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NL
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and fantastic food. Our server was very prompt and knew the menu well. We were not disappointed with the recommendations given. Amongst our group, we had the (mind my Italian) dates, mussels, gnocchi, fettuccine, and 14oz lamb chop. Wonderful all around!

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M
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and experience

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FG
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently outstanding. Best restaurant in Halifax, hands down

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RL
Dallas
1 review
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service as usual. Whenever we go to Halifax we make it a point to eat here. Service is spectacular.

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RL
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. My husband and I come every chance we get. I'm not necessarily a fan of the newer menu though, some of my favorites have disappeared, Seared Scallops (although they did allow me to order), Escargot, Braised shortrib etc. Changing it up is always good, but I was a bit disappointed when the whole menu had been revamped.

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N
Atlantic Canada
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Love Da Maurizio, one of our favs, food is excellent and our waiter Kelly is gem. Miss the frescos on the wall. We would like to see the restaurant more accessible for the disabled Thank you

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HD
1 review
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff are amazing and every detail was looked after, making for a perfect dining experience. It was effortless to ask for vegan versions from the menu due to the knowledgeable waitress and her superb suggestions.

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DF
1 review
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very nice time at da Maurizio. The food was excellent, the service excellent as well. The quite atmosphere allowed for conversation among the six of us. Very much recommend for those who enjoy a dinner conversation.

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, extremely helpful staff, great food and best value for money

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AK
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

da Maurizio's has been in its present location for many years. It is quietly classy, and one always receives a warm welcome. The food is delicious and attractively presented. The waiters are helpful with wine selection appropriate to the dishes. Highly recommended.

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A
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The radicchio salad was amazing and loved the haddock

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Richmond
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a delightful and delicious way to spend our last evening of a two-week vacation throughout Nova Scotia!

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GA
1 review
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This may have been the best restaurant meal I have ever had. The food was awesome, the service was exceptional. Everything was perfect.

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C
1 review
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was delicious and beautifully plated, table was nice out on the patio....but patio was very small and tables close together. Waitress could have been a little friendlier and not as aloof . Rather over priced in comparison to other special occasion dinners I have had at fine dining locations, but the family and friends loved it all so that was all that mattered.

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DN
1 review
4.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good with a slight mix on the Lamb, not cooked properly

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RM
1 review
2.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

There was a large party that arrived shortly after we ordered. A restaurant of this calibre did a disservice in seating us right next to 30 plus party. We were trying to celebrate the graduation of our daughter, with a nice meal, vine, and family. Regretably the experience and ambiane were not up to the calibre of the food

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D
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and wine list. Never disappointed when I dine hete

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KS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been dinning at Da Maurizo's for nearly 27 years. We go at least twice a year and have never been disappointed. The staff and owners are amazing. This past weekend my daughter and her boyfriend when there for dinner before Prom and they thoroughly enjoyed as did we.

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CG
1 review
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was so wonderful, it was my first time dining. I can tell you that our waiter was exceptional, humorous, charming, attentive, and treated us as the only two people in the entire restaurant. We were celebrating a date night along with my acceptance into the CEED program. It has been a long time that we have had the opportunity to have a intimate night out. I have to say that we were blown away with the food, service, etc., I felt like a queen. We tried out some new items and couldn't believe how amazing everything was. We will definitely be back again, I love, love, love you guys! Lovely to find a dining experience hidden away in a historic setting AMAZING! Thank you for the most romantic, wonderful evening!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was fantastic, food was amazing as always!

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MH
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

da Maurizio has been our "go to restaurant" for many years. The food, service and ambiance has never wavered. On this occasion our waiter was Holly and she noticed a table had just been vacated which was ever so slightly better than where we were destined so off we went with her. That attention to detail continued throughout the three courses and wines.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a pleasurable dining experience, as it always is and has been for a number of years.

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P
London
3 reviews
2.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Pasta came overcooked and mushy, far from al dente like one would expect in Italy. This was scallop spaghettini, and the scallops themselves were great, but the sauce bland and not infused with any sea taste (like with trad vongole pasta, say, or other seafood pasta dishes). Place came recommended by friends so hopefully it was just an off night

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GB
1 review
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent menu, food preparation and service. Have recommended this restaurant to friends who enjoy fine dining.

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AF
Naples
1 review
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant with superb Italian cuisine. Chef Cline (?) appears to have built wonderfully on the base he learned as Sous Chef under the founding owner/chef. I congratulate him on offering a wonderful dining experience for all who come your way. Unfortunately, I was visiting from Ohio and will not be back anytime soon, but if I do get back to Halifax this restaurant is the first place we will go!

Ashley F
Cincinnati

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KG
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an absolutely amazing restaurant!!!.
The service Is impeccable and the food is delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy a fine dining experience.

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SM
1 review
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always find this restaurant to be consistent in food and service. Would highly recommend for any occasion

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LC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fresh and beyond delicious! Service was excellent and ambiance was beautiful .

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OT
Montreal
1 review
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter was excellent, food was superb and loved the fact that we could talk and hear each out! Overall excellent venue!

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MS
1 review
3.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The fabric on the chairs had holes in them and was wobbly. That same chair was wobbly the last time we were there. The place needs a makeover. My wife ordered Braised beef on noodles and it looked like a big plate of spaghetti with meat sauce. It looked like the kids special (Spaghetti with meat sauce). I tried it an it was just okay. It was way to much for one person. I made a reservation a while ago and asked they bring a piece of cake out with a candle as we were celebrating my wife's birthday. Never happened. Not the first time this happened. My wife was the first to say when we left that it will be a while before we go back. The service was okay. I do not like male waiters. They always seem annoyed that they are serving you. Same thing at Chives. Get some female waitresses. My best service has always been with female waitresses. At least they seem to care. On one positive note, my meal was really good.

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GU
1 review
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant several times. I have always been very pleased with the welcome, ambiance, service, and the quality of the food. There are many wonderful options on the menu, and I often discuss our preferences with the server, and let them select a full course meal for us to enjoy. Whether it be a business celebration, birthday, anniversary, or some other special occasion, I would definitely recommend this as a great place to treat those special people in your life.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Their attention to detail was wonderful. Service was great. We got the right amount of attention; not too much, not too little. Ambiance was wonderful. Very cozy. And the food was really great too. It was on the pricey side, so it's a 'special occasion' type place. All in all very satisfied though.

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Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always book a table when we go to Halifax, ambience is lovely and food is always the best. Lovely waitress who took care of us and made recommendations. Hope to go back soon.

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j
Atlantic Canada
1 review
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love this restaurant it is definitely our favorite restaurant of all time. The food and service is always amazing.

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MD
1 review
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely supper before going to see Mamma Mia at Neptune Theatre. It was at my suggestion as I have been there multiple times and absolutely love it, but was the first time for my friend. They had never experienced any fine dining experience and I thought this would be a great opportunity and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and we had some great serving staff that were very friendly. I will definitely be back again, this is my absolute favorite restaurant in Halifax for special occasions.

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DW
1 review
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always, fine dining and delicious food. We are never disappointed by da Maurizio. Both menus (regular and prix-fixe) have many excellent dishes from which to choose. Wine list is comprehensive, and service exceptional.

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JA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
1.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I've eaten here many times over the last 20+ years but this was our friends first and we were excited to treat them. The food was just so-so. The plating was absolutely boring, like home-cooking on too-small Kmart dishes. Not a single garnish, food just plopped on. The food portions suggested quantity over quality. My friend and I both had the ravioli - we both agreed that while a few were tasty, many tasted "off" while others simply had no taste and were over stuffed. I was so disappointed. This was not the Da'maurizio's we used to love.

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DL
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Of the four in our party, only one disappointed with the meal. Two of the party ordered from the Prix Fixe menu.

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T
1 review
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food!
It was bit too noisy in the area we sat for my liking but definitely great service, great food and overall great fine dining experience.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service

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