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da Maurizio, Halifax, NS

da Maurizio

4.5
4.5
2382 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Da Maurizio offers a premiere dining experience on Halifax's historical waterfront. For over thirty years this fine dining Italian restaurant has been considered Halifax'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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 423-0859
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Ronnie MacRae
  • Private party facilities
    Da Maurizio offers two private rooms. The first and largest room hosts up to 45 people and is completely closed off from the remainder of the restaurant by sliding frosted glass doors. This room has access to our outdoor patio for summer functions and has its own private washrooms. The second private room is secluded and hosts up to 25 people. It is a smaller and cozy room that is separated from the other diners by our bar area and a small flight of steps. Both rooms are perfect for business meetings, weddings, family celebrations and continuing education programs. Also, both rooms are suitable should you require audio/visual equipment for your event. Custom menus are available for both rooms.
  • Private party contact
    Tanya King: (902) 423-0859
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Cross Street
    Salter
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for fine wines

  • Atlantic Canada

    Romantic

  • Atlantic Canada

    Italian

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for fine wines

  • Nova Scotia

    Romantic

2,382 Reviews
  1. JanR

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal & service from Kevin. We will be back !

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  2. Tiscuit001

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out of all the restaurants in the city, this is our most favourite. It never disappoints. Our server was excellent, and we appreciated the excellent care in ensuring my severe mustard allergy was looked at in our food choices.

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  3. TracyS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion! The ambience was lovely, and the service was seamless.

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  4. Tishie

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not as good as it was in September when we dined.

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  5. JohnS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We go there once a year for a birthday celebration. I have never had a bad meal. Food can be a bit pricy but is worth it.

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  6. SusanM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, very much enjoyed it. Atmosphere, service, food all very good. Will come again.

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  7. JoshuaH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little over priced for the quantity but overall amazing and will be back

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a great ‘old school’ spot. It is great to see somewhere that knows what they are and are good at it. Food was really good. Staff were great.

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  9. Greyav8r

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    da Maurizio disappointed us on multiple levels. We both found the server to be pretentious, with no warmth or apparent genuine hospitality. The appetizer course was good, the pasta course acceptable, while the main course was bland and forgettable. Both the lamb and halibut lacked any significant flavour, were overdone, and poorly presented. We expected a top of the line Italian experience, and left wishing we had kept to our long enjoyed Bicycle Thief. Both my dinner companion and I travel extensively, and enjoy experiencing the best that local restaurateurs have to offer. Neither of us felt that da Maurizio was of that caliber, nor that it merited a return trip.

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  10. EroomLib

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My lamb shank was done to perfection and my wife's pasta dish was extremely tasty. The Barolo was well paired with our meal and the service was great. If you're looking for a quiet table for two, ask to sit downstairs.

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  11. LiftLaughLove

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Asked for beef tenderloin medium rare but it was over cooked. Total bill was over $200. Staff were not friendly. It took long for us to be seated even with a reservation and no one said bye to us when leaving even though all of the staff were gathered at the exit. Overall nothing about the experience would prompt us to come back

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  12. AlanD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful evening with amazing food and exceptional service. We are already planning our next dinner here. 🙂

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  13. JannineD

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best service I’ve had in a very long time. All the service staff were amazing. We enjoyed our dinners very much. My partner had the Dine around menu and it was fantastic value. Wine selection also was fantastic. We sat in a small room with a rather loud table next to us. But it didn’t take away from our fabulous date night.

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  14. KarlieR

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is amazing. It really makes for a special evening.

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  15. norisoft

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great anniversary dinner for my girlfriend and I. Excellent and friendly service. The lamb was excellent as was all of the food we ordered. Still a great Halifax tradition and I'd recommend to all! :-)

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  16. AndrewH

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent choice for a high-quality meal.

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  17. DianaL

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing! The atmosphere was great and the service was amazing! I will definitely be going back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Food was average at best and very over priced.

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  19. ShaneU

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The evening was very good. There are no negatives, food was amazing as always. However, 2 menu items were charged differently than stated on the menu when brought to attention, no change was made.

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  20. Thanks

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came in for Valentine’s Day. It was a very nice atmosphere, and the service was good. But the food was underwhelming. I didn’t feel that what we were served was worth the price tag.

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  21. PaulR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a lovely restaurant ambience for date night, with great food and wine!

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  22. Murphy56

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation early (5:30) as we were headed to the Neptune for a show. When we were seated there was almost no one in the restaurant, a few more when we left. Yet, we were seated next to a group of eight. It was very noisy at times, and we were seated at one of those tiny tables that barely have room for your plates. I would suggest you request a bigger table when making a reservation. The table service was just ok. The Carpaccio was not to our taste although the pure was very good. We had the chicken parmigiana and Tartufo e pollo, both very good. I highly recommend the Cannoli!

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  23. JohnM

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was not our first visit - maybe our fifth or sixth. Everything was good but a little off. Service was good but not as classy as usual. Same with the food. Hard to describe.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time at da Maurizio. Lovely service, great atmosphere, top notch food!

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  25. MarioM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service ,meal from appetizers to main entree were hot and tasted excellent

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  26. John

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love our server. Scott was the best. Outgoing and attentive to details. A pro. The food was excellent and tasty but could not give it full marks as a couple of dishes were a tad too salty and the espressos were light on the coffee, but the flavours were definitely there. The meatballs and mussels were crazy mad.

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  27. DarrenD

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for Dine around Halifax and There special menu had great options

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  28. Kimster

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I dined at Da'Maurizio last night. We frequent this restaurant and have never been disappointed. The dining room is well pointed and the service is consistently well done. The staff are friendly and helpful. The Food is the main event! Our dinner was braised short beef ribs with risotto and cheese. It was outstanding! I highly recommend Da'Maurizo Restaurant. Kimberly

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  29. Merry1

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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  30. LoveGoodFood

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated Valentine's Day early. It was exactly as we had hoped. We wanted to go somewhere for a lovely, quiet, leisurely, fantastic meal. This was our first visit to da Maurizio and it did not disappoint. The venue is great in that it allows for various sizes of groups. We were able to select a table that was quiet but not so remote that we'd be overlooked. Service was excellent: friendly and attentive but unobtrusive and certainly not rushed. It was difficult to select just one meal as there were a number of offerings that I would have loved to have tried. The food was delicious and portions were abundant. It was a lovely evening - exactly how Valentine's Day was meant to be. We will visit da Maurizio again. Thank you.

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  31. CharlesL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was the best i've received at any restaurant, the food was fantastic as well as tbe cocktails. This restaurant has become our new go to while in halifax!

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  32. JohnH

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my wife's birthday, and she is gluten-intolerant, so that doesn't always go well in every restaurant. We were very well looked-after - we both had the filetto, which was perfect - another memorable dinner at da Maurizio's!

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  33. MARYJ

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an excellent experience all around. We had a great waitress (Hannah) who made sure we had everything we needed. The food was well presented and delicious! We have been there several times and we’ve always enjoyed it!

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  34. GaryD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, very good service. Unfortunately it seems a lot of restaurants have embraced shrinkflation.

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  35. PhilB

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My only complaint is that when we arrived we sat with no service for about 10 minutes, so I went to the bar and ordered drinks. Not a great start, but everything was fine after that.

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  36. JonathanL

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, will definitely be back

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  37. HollyL

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this restaurant. Food service and ambience was lovely. Definitely a favourite for us in Halifax.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was the best I have ever seen.

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  39. TerriD

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner!! Great service!! Will be back!

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  40. sarahm

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible! Great service and excellent food.

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FAQs

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

da Maurizio is rated 4.5 stars by 2382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for da Maurizio

1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1R7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Salter
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Ronnie MacRae
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 423-0859
  • Private party facilities
    Da Maurizio offers two private rooms. The first and largest room hosts up to 45 people and is completely closed off from the remainder of the restaurant by sliding frosted glass doors. This room has access to our outdoor patio for summer functions and has its own private washrooms. The second private room is secluded and hosts up to 25 people. It is a smaller and cozy room that is separated from the other diners by our bar area and a small flight of steps. Both rooms are perfect for business meetings, weddings, family celebrations and continuing education programs. Also, both rooms are suitable should you require audio/visual equipment for your event. Custom menus are available for both rooms.
  • Private party contact
    Tanya King: (902) 423-0859
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