restaurant review:: davio’s italian steakhouse

We recently discovered Davio’s Italian Steakhouse, located in Buckhead (Atlanta), after a couple of our friends recommended it for dinner. Craig and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary there on June 6th and enjoyed it so much, we made our Father’s Day dinner reservation before we left that night!

On our anniversary dinner, we were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne – so fun!

They featured the Spring Roll Sampler Platter on their appetizer menu — we’re suckers for appetizers, so we naturally had to try them. The platter consists of Buffalo Chicken, Shrimp, Chicken Parmesan, and Philly Cheese Steak. To die for! Craig’s favorite was the shrimp (which I didn’t try, as I have an aversion to those little guys) and mine was a toss-up between… well, all of the rest.

And I just found out that you can now get those amazing little gems of fried goodness in the freezer section of select retail stores!! In GA, FL, SC, and NC, you can find them at Acme, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco Southeast, and Harris Teeter. I’ll definitely be hitting up Costco very soon. Yum yum yum!


The menu features numerous pasta dishes, steaks, and seafood. Both times we’ve been, I ordered the Tagliatelle Bolognese with braised veal, beef, and pork. The pasta is house-made, and the meat sauce is thick and rich. Craig’s had two different pasta dishes that he really enjoyed as well. It’s hard to beat the spring rolls, but I think my favorite part of the meal is that they bring out a dessert cart! Along with a slight obsession with appetizers, I have an obsession with desserts, especially chocolate. We’ve had the molten lava cake with buttermilk ice cream and the peanut butter mouse/crunchy chocolate cake — the latter was definitely the unanimous favorite. And on top of all this amazing food, we had the same waiter both times, and he was quite the comedian. He had funny stories, good recommendations, and even got Lauren to eat her first anchovy! I highly recommend asking for Ian if you go.

Father’s Day dinner with my parents, Andrew, and Lauren. It was a most fabulous meal and the perfect end to a great weekend!

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