About da Maurizio
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, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
da Maurizio Ratings and Reviews
The gnocchi are to die for.....with a go ...
The gnocchi are to die for.....with a good variety of sauces.....and the server Kelly was exceptional. a must visit to Halifax....we took 3 other dishes and they were all amazing.
This place was absolutely amazing, they ...
This place was absolutely amazing, they took special requests and made the night truly something to remember for my anniversary. Five stars for sure
A last minute reservation brought us to ...
A last minute reservation brought us to da Maurizio. We lived the shrimp starter and the veal dish we each had was delicious. Tender but full of flavour. If we were in Halifax again we would be sure to dine here again.
This visit is the result of a request f ...
This visit is the result of a request from Graduate from post secondary education. Fantastic location, ambiance and staff. Food was to die for including the deserts . Age range was 18 to 74 years and we all cleaned our plate and ate to much. So yeah it was great. Nice and quiet great menu selection and wine list. Not cheap but if you are a foodie this place will not disappoint. Recommend reservations
The meatballs are to die for. Great ser ...
The meatballs are to die for. Great services, lovely food and a truly enjoyable dining experience.
Very nice place with beautiful pictures ...
Very nice place with beautiful pictures on the walls. Service was great, you felt important. The food was tasty with a special touch of their own. We recommend without any hesitations.
The fois gras appetizer was to die for ( ...
The fois gras appetizer was to die for (I seriously considered having it again for dessert!). The rest of our dinner was also amazing and the service was impeccable. This is now on our favourite Halifax restaurants list.
Staff were attentive, food was excellent ...
Staff were attentive, food was excellent. Would love to go again.
As always, the service was exceptional f ...
As always, the service was exceptional from the moment we entered the restaurant. The new menu for spring was amazing and they continue to offer some favorite menu items with a new twist. The Bolognese sauce was wonderful - and makes it hard to move on to other menu items!
Great Italian food, service and ambiance
da Maurizio's sets the standard for Halifax restaurants. Fantastic food, great service, fine wine, all in the old Brewery Market complex with its old world charm. This is not a budget restaurant, so we generally go there for special occasions to enjoy the fine dining experience. The ambiance on the main floor is perfect. There are a few odd little tables on the lower floor, but if you are not looking for a window, they are acceptable.
Tried and True
Always offers a high standard of service and quality. We always choose this restaurant when we want a great experience, traditional Italian cuisine and no surprises. As other restaurants come and go in Halifax DaMaurizio remains our "go to" place for special occassions.
You can count on da Maurizio to provide ...
You can count on da Maurizio to provide excellent service and fine food. We started with mussels which were in a delicious tomato based broth, good enough to qualify as a soup on its own! The pork tenderloin had a lovely sauce; the meat itself was a little tougher than expected. It was attractively served with nice vegetables, properly cooked. Chocolate mousse to finish was melt in your mouth delicious, the apple crumble not as interesting. All in all, a great evening with attentive service in a pleasant atmosphere.
Awesome as usual! We are from Ontario and whenever we are in Halifax this is our must go to place for dinner. The food and service are always, consistently great! The calamari appetizer is always a staple for us. We have found over the years that you cannot go wrong with any of the menu items. Thanks to the owners and staff as this is not often found in many restaurants.
The food was great as were our hostess & waiter.
1st visit and wont be our last the restaurant is very relaxing and comfortable. The minute we walked in the hostess made use feel we were the most important thing in her day. Our waiter was also very pleasant went over the menu and made a number of good suggestions, All our meals were delicious. The only suggestion I may have would be pasta, the whole idea for me in going to an Italian restaurant is the pasta. The pasta was very good and we enjoyed what we ordered. But found the selection a bit quiet ( safe ) nothing really jumped out at us. As in I have to try that or that sounds interesting or a bit different. Once more thank for a lovely evening and looking forward to returning to da Maurizio.
Excellent service, atmosphere and food. ...
Excellent service, atmosphere and food. They pay attention to all details
Lovely meal and excellent service
Food melted in mouth: soup was hot/freshly made and halibut was best ever!
One of the best restaurants I've ever dined in. The food was great and a nice relaxing atmosphere. Service by our waiter and others was outstanding.
One of the best unknown resturants in Halifax
Looked for a nice restaurant for my wives birthday was very happy with our choice the service was great lots of staff, we never felt rushed the place was packed but the servers took it all in stride. The food was served hot and plentiful , the portions were bordering on to big the flavour was really good, really enjoyed the evening. It is expensive but worth it. I highly recommend it.
We choice the restaurant for our 40th an ...
We choice the restaurant for our 40th anniversary with a group of friends. Everything was excellent
I have been going to Da Maurizio's for 15 years and it never disappoints. The service, the ambiance, the romance of fine dining is a dawning of a time that really doesn't exist anymore...except here. Thank you Tanya and Andrew for another great time.
I Felt that the appetizers were excellen ...
I Felt that the appetizers were excellent as well as the pasta, but the veal was overpowered by the sauce. The restaurant was very noisy as were between two large parties it was difficult to hear the other people at our table. Dessert was also very good. The service was a bit lax as they were very busy with the other groups.
SOLID 5 STAR ALL AROUND
Visiting Halifax we decided to come here for our anniversary. Great food, good sized portions and the service was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Damaurizio Does it Again
Dinner was excellent as always. Kudo's to Tanya and her entire team. Kelly was outstanding as our server
Even after going to da Maurizio with hig ...
Even after going to da Maurizio with high expectations, we were blown away by an incredible meal enjoyed by all. The server was courteous, knowledgeable and appropriately attentive in a very non-conspicuous manner
Gluten-free not a strength
The food was good but not outstanding. I've had far better meals there in the past. The one thing that has changed since my last visit is a diagnosis of celiac disease. So, I must eat gluten-free. Believe me, that's not my choice. It's one imposed on me. Since my diagnosis I've had both horrible and fantastic experiences with gluten-free offerings in restaurants. I would have expected that daMaurizio would have been one of the more fantastic experiences. It was not. It was so-so. After being told that just about anything on the menu could be modified for me, my first choice was nixed and then my second choice. Finally, I settled on a four cheese gluten-free pasta. So-so. The others in my party got bread; I got tasteless crackers. The romaine salad was better than most. The chocolate mousse was just ok. Celiac disease is becoming an epidemic. It is vastly under-diagnosed at the moment but that's evolving. Any restaurant has got to put more than a half-hearted effort into accommodating gluten-free patrons. Or we'll all just stick to eating at home.
incredible food as usual, attentive serv ...
incredible food as usual, attentive service and great romantic atmosphere. we go every year for our anniversary and always come away very impressed so now we go more often!
Da Maurizio delivers a great experience
Fantastic Dinner downtown Halifax!!! As always, Da Maurizio delivers fine quality dining experience on the waterfront in Halifax. Great job!!
Great Dining Experience
Even after all the years still the best in Halifax
Quiet surroundings with excellent service and food
Delicious meal for a special family birthday celebration. One of the few restaurants in Halifax where the noise level is low thanks to carpeting, table cloths and upholstered seating which do a good job at dampening the sound.
There is a reason I continue to return for not only all the important events in my life and that of my family, but to just relax and not feel rushed. The food is outstanding, the service immpecable and the atomposhere relaxing. There is nothing better than going somewhere that makes you feel at home every time. Tanya and her staff are to be commended.
A special place for special occasions
My family, here in Nova Scotia and from UK, friends from Ontario, everyone who is special to us, loves Da Maurizio. We never think twice when we have something to celebrate or when someone comes in from out of town, we head straight for Da Maurizio and we are never disappointed. We know it will be excellent. Those of us who live here have always believed it is the best restaurant in the city, probably in the Province! Admittedly, we were a little worried when Maurizio left, but our concerns were soon allayed. The welcome is always warm, the attention to detail (which our family feel is so important) is always spot on. The menu is extensive, something for everyone, the food is amazing and the service second to none (thank you to Carl, this last time). Besides we have not been able to find a better selection of fine wines in any other restaurant in Nova Scotia.
Tables very close together. Food excellent although on the small portion side. Service top notch. I mentioned in the reservation requests it was my wife's birthday and didn't even receive a small desert with a candle. Would have been a nice gesture.
We were a group of five and all chosen a ...
We were a group of five and all chosen apps and entrees were exceptional. We all wanted to return the next day.
My Favorite place to eat in the whole world
My husband and i started coming to this restaurant 6 years ago and every time we go the food, service and ambiance is outstanding. We have never once been let down in the quality of food or service. We had tried other places in Halifax and been let down enormously time after time, we now know to come here for special occasions. Eat the Calamari! This is indeed a world class restaurant.
The food & service was beyond excellent - but the dialogue between my partner and I was limited due to the uncomfortably close proximity of the tables to either side of us. It became difficult to not ease drop on others, and our conversations didn't stray into the romantic because other diners might have overheard. One less table in that section would make all the difference in keeping groups separated enough that they're not bumping into one another whenever they get up or sit down. Again, excellent food, but hard to enjoy the actual beauty of the restaurant.
Da Maurizio, Great Place for Dining
Enjoyed a great evening dinner at this gem of a restaurant in the heart of Halifax. Atmosphere is cozy and warm. The service was fast and very attentive to our needs and the food was absolutely exquisite with portions that were just right. A delicious end of dinner Cappuccino truly capped this wonderful experience. Hats off to the staff.
a bit slow...
We had a table of 5, and it was a busy night, but we waited more than an hour for our appetizers, then things went more smoothly. One order was incorrect, had to be sent back...and then the kitchen ran out of crème brule ... it was overall an enjoyable night out with friends, but to write an accurate review of the service, well, it was adequate.
Family Birthday Supper
We ordered from the special menu after reading the extensive complete menu and received exactly what we expected, all three courses were excellent and the portions were hearty. Service was excellent even when I sent a bottle of wine back (It may have been fine but it was new to me and unexpectedly dry). We all had a good time and timing was relaxed but we were never left waiting. One of our best experiences in Halifax and worth returning to.
Best in Halifax
This is a hidden gem next to the Alexander Keith's Brewery. Hands down the best meal I've had in Halifax! Nice atmosphere, but the real sell is the food. Beyond phenomenal and can't wait to return!
Amazing as usual
Da Maurizio never disappoints. Once again the food was delicious, the wine was excellent and our service was superb. I would recommend the Melanzanne for appetizer it's scrumptious. We also tried the Tuna Tartare which was outstanding. Our mains did not disappoint either. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. My favourite spot in Halifax for a fine dining experience.
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