Thursday, May 09, 2019

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse Is Opening in Boston's Seaport District

It looks like a local group of upscale Italian steakhouses is expanding to the Boston waterfront.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, a new restaurant whose parent company is 51 Liberty Drive, LLC is planning to open at Fan Pier in the Seaport District, and Steve DiFillippo of  Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse is listed as the manager. A Google search shows a entry from the Boston Herald that seems to confirm that this would indeed be a new location of Davio's. The hearing is expected to take place on May 15, so more information should be known by later next week.

Davio's traces its roots back to 1985, when DiFillippo purchased a restaurant with that name on Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay. Today, the group of dining spots is known for its steaks, seafood, pasta dishes, and more, with locations being found in Park Square, Braintree, Chestnut Hill, Foxboro, and Lynnfield, along with Manhattan, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, PA, Atlanta, and Irvine, CA.

The website for Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse can be found at

[June 4 update: The Boston Globe states that the new location of Davio's at Fan Pier will have 15,000 square feet of space, including a bar, several private dining areas, and a function space that is slated to be called the Athanas Room as a nod to the owner of the former Anthony's Pier 4, a landmark waterfront restaurant that closed in 2013. If all goes as planned, Davio's could be opening in the late fall.]

[November 12 update: Based on its Twitter page, the new location of Davio's in the Seaport District will be opening over the next couple of weeks, with a VIP grand opening party slated for Saturday, November 23, while it is also taking reservations for Thanksgiving.]

[November 25 update: Eater Boston says that Davio's is now open in the Seaport District.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]