Da Vinci Ristorante

4.6
750 reviews
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Italian
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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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

PL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
45 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
26 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
8 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.

L
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful upscale Italian restaurant. Many choices for starters, pasta, fish and beef. Carlo, our waiter, was fantastic and accommodating. He suggested adding on a few lambchops as a side dish for my husband. He made great wines by the glass selections for several courses. The food was beautiful, well-presented, tasted delicious. The prices seem steep but the quality and service justify the prices. A wonderful dining experience.

BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such an amazing experience all together; the food was great and the taste was such perfection anything we ordered from starter to the main course, and of course charming staff and their warm hospitality topped our dining experience at Da Vinci Ristorante.

NM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is outstanding. Our second visit in two weeks! The staff are wonderful, providing great suggestions and very accommodating to requests. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a lovely dinner.

D
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oh...

My.....

Goodness.

This place was just phenomenal. Service was exemplary. The food was top notch. The wine selection by Carlo was sublime. I seriously could not have put together a more ideal evening if I tried. Attention to detail without being prying. Perfect timing on the food. Amazing recommendations, serious conversations about which wine to pick. I will be back time and time again when I am in Montréal. Eat here without hesitation. The boneless ribeye was cooked to utter perfection. Perfect.

BG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time back after the renovations. Very nice. Enjoyed the meal and ambiance. Will surely go back.

RS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good food butta It dose not worth the high price to be' paid.
All in all the level is good but the price would require the "excellence" that there is not.

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

Everything was fabulous, it was a very enjoyable experience. The renovations are beautiful and the food and service was excellent

EO
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Were there for lunch. No printed lunch set menu available that day, although lunch set menu advertised on the restaurant's web site. Host had no real choice but to apply the on-line lunch set menu. Avoidable embarrassment.

Altogether, good food and good service. Nice place also.

NM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Excellent service!! I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

EL
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was outstanding. We were seated quickly and attended to with no real delay. I did not feel rushed at any time. The choice of food was outstanding. I was there on a Monday night and there was no valet parking available which was a bit of a pain, but a garage is just around the corner and they validate.

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