Da Vinci Ristorante

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Located in a beautiful three-story Victorian grey stone building from the 19th Century in the heart of downtown Montreal, Ristorante Da Vinci is located near all major hotels and in walking distance from the Bell Centre. Ristorante Da Vinci has been a premiere dining attraction and destination in Montreal for almost 60 years.

Ristorante Da Vinci offers its guests a feast for the eyes, a refined palate and a unique table service. With the highest regard for food preparation as well as a long and impressive wine list combined with an elegant interior design, Ristorante Da Vinci sets the perfect atmosphere for the most memorable dining experience.

Whether you are at the restaurant for a casual pre-game celebration, a lovers date or a corporate diner, Ristorante Da Vinci can guarantee you a memorable culinary experience.







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Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

First off, the food was very good. However, the pushy waiter/host/salesman made for an uncomfortable dining experience. We had a table of 8 and he kept trying to just bring us various dishes to try, but he was less than transparent when we asked what this would cost. It felt like we were dealing with a car salesman - he wanted to engage with us and create a great experience, but was just way too pushy on the upsell. The end of the meal was particularly uncomfortable as he reminded us 3 times that the bill did not include tip and stood over our shoulder as we each input our tip into the card reader. I have never experienced this level of pushiness at a restaurant. It’s a shame because the food really was excellent.

F
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service!

KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our waiter, Raymond made all the difference.
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HA
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

the beer is unreasoble expesive
the sald is very poor and lacks taste and value
will never go back

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was by far the best we have ever had. Everyone was very attentive.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food and wonderful personal service by Levi!

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely incredible! I wish I could give more than five stars. For starters the restaurant is beautiful and was recently remodeled. The service is impeccable and better than any other restaurant I’ve ever been to in Montreal. The menu is extensive and offers a variety of options for any palate. We followed along with all the recommendations and from start to finish it was a wonderful gastronomic experience. Words will never be enough so if you get the chance to dine at this restaurant - take it. You will not regret it. I will definitely be back in the near future. This is officially one of my Montreal favorites. Special thanks to Lavi, Carlo and Vince for your hospitality and for such an incredible night.

PK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

C'est bon mais beaucoup trop cher par rapport à la qualité finale. Les raviolis sont par contre excellents. Pour le reste on trouve la même chose moins cher ailleurs. Le cadre compense un peu.

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PK
Salt Lake City
39 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent find and very attentive staff - food was wonderful and highly recommend

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent!! I was there with my 3 kids and our waiter Carlo . Was very friendly and excellent with my kids. I diffently will be back.

Thank you

S
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful experience. Lavi went out of his way to make our experience memorable. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for an authentic and lovely Italian restaurant.

CR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service were outstanding. Unfortunately we were seated next to a table of ten who were incredibly loud. This table ordered drinks only and continued to increase in volume. Not sure why they were seated in the dining room.

PL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food , service and hospitality. Vince helped us with our food choices and every dish was excellent.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Amazing service. Adapted menu for our son who is 9. He loved his food. Would go back anytime.

D
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant and service. The experience was relaxing and quiet enjoyable. The food and service the best we have ever seen. Lavi treated us like royalty and guided us to outstanding meal selections. Highly recommend to anyone who likes to be pampered!

JO
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Da Vinci was recommended to us by a native Montrealer who grew up in an Italian speaking home as being authentic and outstanding. He was right. It was certainly outstanding. My wife is from New York City and has a basis for gauging Italian food. She was also very impressed.

The food was all excellent.
The octopus was the best I ever had. Seasoned perfectly, moist with a wonderful texture.
The mushroom ravioli had thin translucent pasta so it didn't overwhelm the dish and highlighted the mushrooms. The sauce was light but amazing.
We also had the ossobuco which was outstanding. Tender but still full of flavor. The sauce was great and the risotto was excellent and paired very well.
Speaking of pairing, they helped us pick an excellent super Tuscan, Luce della Vite, which we really enjoyed. It kept opening up so the last taste after an hour and a half in the carafe was the best.
The dessert was also great. Not on the menu but they served us a "mixto" with crème brulee, canole and tiramisu. All excellent.

The last thing to say is the service was wonderful. There were several people involved with the "major domo" inspecting everything.
While there were several people involved we mainly spoke to two, Raymond and Ian. They did a great job, were very helpful and kind and engaged in conversation in a way that was real. They weren't just doing their job. They also reflected the international spirit of Montreal with their diverse backgrounds.

Next time we are in Montreal, we'll be back.

D
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Très bon et service irréprochable! Je recommande fortement

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AM
Western NC
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Good but overpriced. Service is great. Very timely. But the food was in the "ok" slot and overpriced. Lovely restaurant. Expect a long dinner process, which is ok if the food and atmosphere is aligned. Might go back, might not.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Carlos makes the difference in this restaurant! We were in a group of five with 2 kids. Carlos suggested a special main course for the kids! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious.

M
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding...order the burrata and tomatoes for sure. The very best olive oil is drizzled on top and the pesto has the unexpected crunch of toasted hazelnuts. Ripe red tomatoes taste like summertime and the burrata is so soft and creamy that you will swear it was made only minutes before serving.

TN
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elegant and delicious

K
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the moment that we spent in that restaurant. We would totally recommend Da Vinci Ristorante to a friend. Also a special thanks to the server Lavi. He was amazing!

M
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

I was excited to come here based on the high rated reviews but was extremely disappointed in the service. Over 30 min to receive my bill at the end of the night and waiting over 20 minutes for a cocktail. The prices are also way too overpriced for what you get. I would not go back or recommend.

DL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Somewhat less than expected. Felt a little rushed as they took the amuse Bouche plate away before it was completed. Meals were not served at the same time. Just did not feel as taken care of by staff as one would expect at this price point.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was so good ! (Even if it was a little cold) but it took so so much time to arrive ... the ambiance is so nice there ! It’s my 2ed best restaurant in Montreal !

JR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding, divine, one of the best restaurants in Montreal

KS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is a must go to. Ever since our first experience here a year ago, we have made it a mandatory stop for dinner every time we travel to Montreal. Lava and Carlo provide an amazing experience from the time you walk in to the time you depart. The service is impeccable, the ambience is beautiful, and the food is fantastic. Every single time. Make sure you make the stop here when in Montreal. You will not be disappointed.

s
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carlo did an amazing job. Very professional. He had perfect wine suggestions. Great job!

RB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nourriture excellente, qualité prix sans pareil.
Personnel très jovial.
Très recommandable.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It is a little pricey. They have been around along time and have top notch staff and the newly renovated place is beautiful. Very professional service, they understand fine dining

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding, very attentive. Carlo was amazing. The food was superb, fine dining Italian. We would definitely return next trip.

MK
Montreal
51 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

With their special Mothers Day menu how could we resist !
Free valet as well included in fixed menu too! We were offered Mimosas with or without OJ at start . Of course went without OJ lol!
We started out first with appetizers-tuna carpaccio with mango salsa ; and I chose grilled Tunisian octopus. Both plates were delicious ! Then we had - gnocchis with pieces of lamb stew; and I had ricotta filled raviolis with cream sauce . Both equally good.
Next course we chose - rack of lamb ; and I had Milanese risotto with lobster tail. Omg the best I ever had -silky and tasty risotto and melt in your mouth lobster 🦞👍👍
For dessert we were offered all 3 to try - red velvet cake Da Vinci’s version ; tiramisu (best I ever tasted) and zeppoli fulled with ricotta cheese and hazelnut cream! café au lait and an anericano coffee to finish .
Service by Carlos and was impeccable as well as the rest of staff! Also want to say a special thank you to Levy for taking care of us too!
Carlos selection of wine 🍷 for me was spot on -a good Amarone !
Will definitely return soon!

GO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, service and atmosphere was top notch. A great Italian food resto in the downtown core.

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food but really the service was remarkable.. loved it!

GU
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

La seule déception est que j’aurais aimé que mon mari reçoive un petit dessert car j’avais mentionné que c’était son anniversaire.

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lavi and Carlos went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner very special. Could not thank them enough.

LS
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service. Carlo makes you feel like royalty

MP
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter, Carlo, was an excellent host. Very attentive and recommended excellent dishes. Vince, the owner, also is a superb restauranteur. Will come back upon my next visit to Montreal

JH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service from the moment you walk in until you are finished. They explained the menu, helped with choices and accommodated all our needs. We hosted some friends from Toronto and so happy with our choice of restaurant.

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