da Maurizio

4.6
1904 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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4.7
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4.5
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4.4
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Leender
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

JF
JulieF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and waiter was very helpful

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

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

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ianK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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!

AH
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.

KC
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
2 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!

LG
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.

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diningwithU
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining at da Maurizio is always a great experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Server was distracted. Never worried about us or checked on us. Food quite good. Ambiance felt like take out rather than fine dining, Very disappointing. Will not be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourites. New fall menu last night was spot on. Great desserts as well! Definitely go!!!

JB
JonB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a little jammed with people but I am assuming all were vax. Aside from that food was amazing. Have the brazed lamb!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

I found the food to be very uninspiring. The grilled calamari was tasteless and rubbery. However the grilled lamb chop appetizer was average. The table legs were unbalanced, the lighting was awful and I had to ask them to dim it.
The service was excellent.

RB
RoyB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Not bad, the Calamari was ok and the veal was a little dry.

EB
EleonoraB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter was superb and so was the food, as always!

AH
AmandaH
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an incredible dining experience. Wow. I ate here last night and it's all I've talked about today. Outstanding service, outstanding food, all of it was outstanding. We are already planning our next date there.

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sapphoG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was impeccable and service was friendly and helpful. Definitely would go back again!

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juliem
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner as always. Great food, great staff and perfect ambiance!

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Zaaa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fresh dishes and wonderful service. I would recommend this to a couple or group.

BM
BillM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My lamb and calamari was perfect! My wife's steak and salad was outstanding! We had a great table for two and our server did an awesome job...attentive but not patronizing. Can't wait to go back!

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DavidW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently a great restaurant with great service

GL
GailL
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy are visits to Da Mauricio. It’s one if the few remaining fine dining restaurants in the city and the food and service are always exceptional

BV
vipBillV
Atlantic Canada
38 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been a while but still fine food and great service.

DE
DannielleE
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing, very friendly and personable. Food was SO delicious. Perfect date night!

DR
DarrinR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tremendous food, service and atmosphere!!! Thanks for a great evening.

MB
MichelleB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent, food was
Very good and portion size also very good. Our party of 4 had an excellent meal and would definitely return.

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wwtraveler
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Orzo with scallops were outstanding. Great service.

RW
vipRobertWindsorON
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service (thanks Kelly!), delicious food and lovely wine list.

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GayleS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu
Calm & appropriate service
Food delicious
Couldn’t be happier that we went here

BM
BradM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing food and service, I would highly recommend trying this restaurant

FAQs

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

da Maurizio is rated 4.6 stars by 1904 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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