About da Maurizio
Halifax, NS B3J 1R7
Da Maurizio offers a premiere dining experience on Halifax's historical waterfront. For over twenty years this fine dining Italian restaurant has been considered the city's favorite by locals and travelers alike. It is no wonder Da Maurizio has earned National and International awards; one visit and you will understand why. The exquisite sauces and handmade pastas, the mouth-watering seafood and grilled-to-perfection meats, the exceptional service and beautiful decor, the comprehensive wine list and romantic setting all combine to make Da Maurizio and unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two, a celebratory family gathering, a lighthearted evening with good friends on the patio or a business discussion over dinner, Da Maurizio is the perfect destination.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is a public parking lot directly across the street offering a pay and display service for over 300 vehicles. After 6pm parking is free along the street.
Private Party Facilities:
Da Maurizio offers two private rooms. The first and largest room hosts up to 45 people and is completely closed off from the remainder of the restaurant by sliding frosted glass doors. This room has access to our outdoor patio for summer functions and has its own private washrooms. The second private room is secluded and hosts up to 25 people. It is a smaller and cozy room that is separated from the other diners by our bar area and a small flight of steps. Both rooms are perfect for business meetings, weddings, family celebrations and continuing education programs. Also, both rooms are suitable should you require audio/visual equipment for your event. Custom menus are available for both rooms.
Private Party Contact:
Tanya King: 902-423-0859
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
da Maurizio Ratings and Reviews
Food and drinks was amazing, service not ...
Food and drinks was amazing, service not so much. It took 45 minutes to have the server come take our drink orders, then another 25 minutes to get the drinks themselves. Server also never seemed interested in serving us... didn't talk much and seemed annoyed when we decided to split a bunch of appetizers. Additionally, we were seated 30 minutes before a table of 6 yet they seemed to have everything come to them first and the waitress seemed to be with them every time we looked for her.
Would come back to this restaurant...but maybe would submit my drink and food order ahead of time
We discovered this gem several years ago ...
We discovered this gem several years ago, and continue coming back because of the welcoming atmosphere, amazing food, and wonderful staff. We live almost two hours away so we don't get there as often as we like, but when we do we are never disappointed.
We celebrated my 50th birthday with fam ...
We celebrated my 50th birthday with family (table for 6). We all found the food outstanding - it was delicious and we felt like the serving sizes were perfect for the price point. The service was excellent. We all loved that when we asked the waiter for advice on food selections he responded with knowledge and with confidence...it was so helpful! He seemed to know exactly what each of us would enjoy. We chose DaMaurizio's because we wanted a dining experience...we wanted to enjoy outstanding food and service but in a setting where we could talk and hear each other. We also didn't want to feel rushed. DaMaurizio gave us all of that. The whole experience was perfect :)
We live in Italy, and have the good fort ...
We live in Italy, and have the good fortune to dine in some great Italian restaurants. We have both eaten in DaMaurizo's on different occasions over the past 10 years, and our return this past week lived up to our memories. Local ingredients, amazing service, creative entrees and antipasta....what a treat. Based on our experience, anything with lobster, scallops or haddock will not disappoint. The wine list is abbreviated but covers the range of what you would enjoy. We both felt it was one of the best meals we have had in some time......well done Andrew, can't wait for an excuse to be back in Halifax so we can marvel in the flavours again.
DaMaurizo has been our go to destinatio ...
DaMaurizo has been our go to destination for special occasions for many years. This week we celebrated my husband's birthday. They were very accommodating , providing a special holiday dessert. The food and service were as always impeccable.
The food was out of this world. Hands do ...
The food was out of this world. Hands down the best food I have ever eaten. The server was so confident and good at his job he made getting coffee sound amazing like something that needed to be done. Overall amazing experience and will be back again soon
Tanya and her host of professional staff ...
Tanya and her host of professional staff, provide an unsurpassed evening of great food, wine and ambience . Maurizio has been my choice of dining, for far too many years to count. Haven't had a disappointing experience yet.
Looking forward to the new renovations and grand opening for lunch.
Always a fan.
I asked for a quiet location - we had a ...
I asked for a quiet location - we had a table under a stairwell - noise came at us from all directions. The service was intrusive and rushed. A napkin caught fire at the next table after the couple left - we put out the fire but the server left the smouldering napkin on the table. The appetizers, main dishes and wine were great (meat cooked to perfection) - desserts were not tastey. the waiter said "how are the desserts. delicious." and then started to leave so I said they were average to below average - not to complain but more to say they weren't "delicious" .
We were looking forward to a romantic evening (we had our first date at the restaurant and only great memories until now) and what we had was clatter, noise, rushed service, napkin smoke and average desserts.
Da Maurizio never fails to create the pe ...
Da Maurizio never fails to create the perfect atmosphere one looks for when going out to celebrate a special occasion. The food, the service and warm ambiance you get when you go is unparalleled in the city of Halifax. Thank you again for giving us an evening to remember. We will be back again....very soon!
Morrison/ Smith-Camp Family
da Maurizio never disappoints!!!!!! Tany ...
da Maurizio never disappoints!!!!!! Tanya (the owner) is as gracious and inviting as if she was welcoming you into her very own home. I look forward to dining here each and every time I visit Halifax. The seafood soup is to die for!
We had heard great things about Da Mauri ...
We had heard great things about Da Maurizio and we were not disappointed. It was our first time going and we will definitely be back again. The calamari was outstanding and may have been the best we have ever had. We also had the gnocchi and ravioli - we shared the dinner plates of both and the serving size was excellent. Highly Recommend!
The red wine was on the cool side,should ...
The red wine was on the cool side,should have been warmer.It was a cool night outside and sitting by a window was not warm.The waiter would place the wine on the window sill making the wine cooler also.The calamari was good but the bottom half of the dish was soaking in the sauce,making them soggy.Overall the food,service was quite good.
WE WERE CELEBRATING 3 BIRTHDAYS, HAD 2 G ...
WE WERE CELEBRATING 3 BIRTHDAYS, HAD 2 GIFT CERTIFICATES AND DECIDED TO EXPERIENCE A CULINARY DELIGHT. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR THREE HOUR EXPERIENCE, FROM GREETINGS AT OUR ARRIVAL , THE SERVICE PROVIDED BY KELLY, OUR SERVER, THE WINE LIST AND DRINKS RECOMMENDED BY KELLY, AND THE CUISINE ITSELF. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENTLY PREPARED AND PRESENTED AND CHALLENGED THE TASTE BUDS. WE ALL HAD DIFFERENT PRESENTATIONS AND ENJOYED SHARING THE MANY TASTES WITH EACH OTHER. REALLY DIDN'T NOTICE THE TALK OF OTHER HAPPY PATRONS BUT JUST A LOW HUM AND THE SCURRY OF SERVERS.
WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR OUTING. THANK YOU.
I booked a table for 2 for my parents on ...
I booked a table for 2 for my parents on their 30th anniversary celebration. My parents are not the type of people to treat themselves often although I don't know anyone more deserving! Having been to this restaurant myself, I knew I wanted them to experience it! I had called in advance to make special arrangements for my parents. The owner, Tanya, was so incredibly helpful and wonderful and ensured my parents would have a nice surprise on their anniversary.
My parents were reluctant to go when I told them but when they came back they were ALL SMILES! They LOVED their food. My father is a salmon lover and a huge critic when it comes to salmon and it is the first time I've ever heard him say the salmon was perfect at a restaurant. My mother who is vegetarian always has trouble finding good vegetarian options but she ordered the hand made ravioli and was so pleased! They even got complimentary desert.
Thank you so much for helping us make my parents' 30th anniversary special. It's so nice to see wonderful, genuine, service.
Upon arrival, we where welcomed by a ver ...
Upon arrival, we where welcomed by a very nice lady who promptly took our coats and took us to out table. The waiter came right over and offered beverages and was very polite. Some bread was brought to the table (3 kinds) which was delicious. We ordered an appetizer or jumbo scallops and bacon which was amazing, came quickly and was extremely fresh! Shortly after the main courses came, we both had pasta. The hand made ravioli and the braised rabbit pasta, both where phenomenal in my opinion. Had a wonderful dessert with vanilla gelato to finish it off. The staff where extremely polite and very helpful, and the food was amazing. It was our first time going but we will certainly be back!
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