Davinci Restaurante Wine Bar
180 High St SE, Salem, OR 97301
Fax: (503) 399-1413
DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Style, American, Take Out, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental, Pizza
Alcohol: Full Bar
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Good For Groups: Yes
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12/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
For many years, and with many friends, I've had the pleasure of dining in this restaurant.
The food: Quality, freshness, presentation, beauty of how it is arranged, and flavor .... is nice to find in Salem.
The atmosphere is warm, friendly [appropriately friendly], and relaxing. The management superb, the chef knows how to cook marvelously, and the waiters are professional.
I always get happy when I know I'm going there to eat. And another thing, my body is always comfortable AFTER THE MEAL, AND ALL NIGHT! The dinner ""sits well"".
My remark about the restroom, is that it's a bit of an adventure getting there. The first time I tried I got lost and ended up outside the restaurant! But once I got the logistics figured out, [worked the maze[, got the code and all, it's fine. Just part of the uniqueness of the place.
Sure it's expensive by Salem's lights, but so worth it! Enjoy!
I had just returned from a trip in Europe and was missing the fabulous food I was able to experience while there. A friend suggested I take a drive down to Salem (I live in Portland) and try Da Vinci's. I went, not expecting too much, but I was extremely impressed by this restaurant. The ambience was delightful, elegant without being stuffy. Each person in our party got a different entree, so we were able to try several of the dishes- all were superb. The servers were extremely professional and pleasant. The owner even came to our table to check that we were enjoying our evening.
Da Vinci's is one of those destination restaurants- even if you haven't any particular reason to celebrate, the event becomes special by virtue of the food, service and atmosphere. It was well worth the trip from Portland and I look forward to returning to try a few more of the seafood offerings. Bravo, Da Vinci's!
03/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My first time at DaVinci's. Overall, a good experience. My partner and I enjoyed the atmosphere very much. Definitely a good place for a romantic dinner. Good place for conversation and privacy, too. Even though it was busy when we were there, it felt private.
We ordered drinks and dinner. I am definitely particular about wine and drinks and not one usually for fruity mixed drinks as they are always too sweet. But I felt I had to share this because I've been telling all my friends....I took a risk and ordered a Cosmo from the bar and it was probably the best one I've ever had! I've tried to duplicate it at home with no such luck. Bravissimo to the bartender!
The food was good. Very fresh...I really enjoyed the use of the whole roasted garlic cloves. I was in heaven! We also perused the wine list and found the selection suitable to all palates. We will surely be back to try another bottle. Service was good. I liked that our server was not over attentive. Any more interruptions would have ruined the romantic, private dining atmosphere. I will surely be back again.
01/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is my favorite restaurant in town. The have a fantastic menu. Not only do they try to support local farmers they also import some of the most fabulous cheese. You must try the Caprese salad. They have a killer wine list. Make sure to ask for the reserve list, because they don't always give it out. The service is casual but accomodating. The atmosphere is relaxing and elegant. And to top it off they have Jazz on Thursday and Saturday nights.
I am from San Diego and I have to say it was such a relief to find Davinci's, no other restaurant in town comes close to giving such an urban offering. Hats off to these guys. I will definitely be back.
I often use citysearch to look up restaurants, bars, hotels when traveling out of town and although I don't completely rely on the reviews, they do assist in my decision. I rarely look up Salem establishments since I've been a long time resident but wanted to see what was said about Davinci's. It really surprised me how negative the last two reviews were.
We've been huge fans of Davinci's for years. We don't get out all that much with two young children, but when we do Davinci's is where we want to go. In a town full of chain and poor restaurant options we feel this is Salem's shining star. The service has always been fabulous...we've even had the pleasure of getting to know some of the staff. And for the food, it's spectacular. Always consistant. Always fresh. We always order multipule appetizers having trouble choosing just one, they really all are so good. Try the escargot! So are the salads, they have a great selection. The pasta and entree sections of the menu are both phenomenal. I'm always happy with any of the fish or shell fish items. My husband is a big red meat fan and loves the New York steak. And the desserts are to die for!
If you are into wine they have a great wine list including 100 different wines by the glass. No other restaurant in Salem can even compare to that!
I could go on and on about everything I love about Davinci's. Give it a try if you haven't been there before, and give them another try if you've had a bad experience. Unfortunately it seems that people remember and comment on the bad before they'll comment on the good.
Have been there several times. Great food and service. Also enjoy the wine bar area..for lighter meals before 6pm. Salem does not have any other place like this!
Give it a try. ..as i'm a stickler for good service...and its been there for me and my friends.
The food is very good and a well rounded selection.
12/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I were really looking forward to eating at DaVinci's, as we like to try new restaurants.
I am disappointed to say that the service was poor. The waitress never brought us any of the complementary bread that she said they offered. When our food arrived, it was cold. My husband ordered the scallop and truffle pasta and I had the gnocchi gorgonzola. Both were unimpressive, congealed and bland. Someone else in our party ordered a caesar salad and when it came out, it was the saddest looking salad I've ever seen. A few pieces of romaine lettuce and a bit of caesar dressing. When she complained to the waitress, she said she would have the manager come and talk to us. But, the manager never came to talk to us. They solved the problem by giving her another identical caesar salad. Literally, snubbed!
I've never felt discriminated against in a restaurant before. We were definitely dressed nicely and ordered food, so I'm not exactly sure what their problem was. I felt that if they did not want us to come back, they have definitely succeeded. I think that they must have poor management. However, I never did get to meet the manager, as he or she would not come out to speak to our party.
My advice is to spend your money somewhere else. There are plenty of other excellent restaurants in Salem. Try Morton's, Old Europe Inn, or even Bentleys. At least you'll be treated well and get a decent meal.
If you're looking for a good Italian place in the Salem area, try J.Bella's in Independence. It's right on Main Street across from the park. The atmosphere is clean and updated, the people are nice and they have a nice wine bar, too. It's still our favorite restaurant, even more so after our experience at DaVinci's.
05/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I went to DaVinci's last night. We were very dissapointed.
We sat second floor, which is restaurant side (not the bar). Our server was just concentrating her service on her 4-5 people tables, and she totally ignored us, because we were just 2 or us.
Our glasses of wine were supporsed to come with our dinner, but they did not come, and we were waiting for long time till I told the manager to bring them.
Yesterday was my birthday, so my husband asked bathboy (our server was not available) to bring something special for birthday, like birthday dessert. Usually good restaurant has special dessert for birthday, so we expected that this restaurant have one, but bathboy brought just dessert manu, and they don't have anything special.
We were just dissapointed, and it was my birthday dinner, so i wanted it to be at least decent.
10/30/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The incredible atmosphere and decor is only the beginning of what makes Davinci's a memorable experience. The food is consistently top notch, service is very knowledgable and friendly, and the wine list is outstanding! I make it a point to stop by whenever I happen to be in Salem.
03/16/2005Provided by Citysearch -
For a romantic night on the town and very good food it serves its purpose. The food is a little expensive and I thought the portions were small. The atmoshpere was good, no noisy children disrupting your dinner. If you have to use the restroom,you have to be given a code to open the door, which I thought was kind of annoying. I would still recommend the resturaunt soley on its well prepared excellent food.
05/27/2004Provided by Citysearch -
The last time I tried this restaurant I was treated very poorly. I purchased a bottle of wine. The wine was Corcked and I still had to pay for it. When I asked for manager, he mentioned that he has been drinking wine for many years and this is the first time someone like me(??) tried to t him his wine is bad. Also during the dinner I could hear the chef yelling were and cursing in the kitchen.