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
We dined at da Maurizio on our 50th wedding anniversary on February 24 and were not disappointed. We used to eat at this restaurant frequently during the 1990's when we were on business trips from Moncton to Halifax and were never disappointed in the service or cuisine. The meals were perfectly prepared and the service was flawless. My wife and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Halifax.
This was our first Lunch at Da Maurizio .
The food and service were very good and the wine list is excellent .
The lunch menu offers a variety of choices and we enjoyed the lobster Croissant with crispy pancetta , avacado and lobster with a small mixed bean salad . Delicious . We alsomchose the Gnocchi with wild mushroom sauce , the best Gnocchi we've ever eaten , light cloudy pillows and the sauce is rich and full of mushrooms . Our guest diner enjoyed the burger and fries .
Our evening at Da Maurizio's was a very pleasant respite from the snow shoveling of the week before. We had a lovely table and excellent service on what was a very busy post Valentine's weekend. We both started with the grilled scallops which were excellent, and then follow with the Veal Scallopini with lobster and a rose sauce. It was divine ! We would both recommend the place and the meal.
As always, we greatly enjoyed our delicious dinners and the excellent service we have come to expect from da Maurizio. My wife says her Radicchio Salad was "superb." And the Salmon, plus Risotto was equally tasty. My Butternut Squash soup, Haddock, and Crostata alla Frutta from the "Dine Around" menu was one of the tastiest dinners I've experienced. Mmmm...!
WE made a reservation two weeks in advance for our special occasion and we were disappointed in being placed at a table in the downstairs where it was chilly and we felt removed from the ambiance to share a special occasion. In making a reservation in advance we should not have been seated where we were. This area should be utilized for walk-in.
We have eaten at this restaurant many times over the past ten years, always for special occasions such as birthdays or Valentines Day. It has never disappointed. Our most recent experience was Valentine's Day 2017 and we got just what we expected, an excellent meal, provided with very good service, and a pleasant ambiance where we could still carry on a conversation and relax over our meal even though the restaurant was busy with other guests.
da Maurizio really is my favorite restaurant in HRM, the food, the staff and the ambiance is just incredible. My only complaint would be that my husband reserved a romantic quiet spot for a special occasion and we were seated next to a family with a very young (as in months old) baby who was a little fussy. I do understand that new parents like to get out and that the staff likely had no idea there was a baby in their party when the reservation was made, but it did affect our experience for the evening.
First off it was really hard to find for someone who's never been. The inside looked lovely. The arched windows and exposed wood was beautiful. Our menus were very warn looking and bent. Our waitress was very nice and friendly. Really the customer service was the redeeming quilty here because even though our food was ready quickly it was lukewarm at best. I ordered the ravioli and my boyfriend had the spaghetti and although mine had good favour it was cold within minutes and he barely touched his... For the price the food should of been hot. Not worth it for us.
It was wonderful, the whole dining experience! However, getting in was a problem, the signage was poor, the door below the main da Maurizio sign was not open and there was no other indication that we should go into the shopping centre to find it.
Parking was good too, across the street.
Every time I visit Da Maurizio I'm reminded of how outstanding the food and service really is. Nothing else compares to this restaurant in Halifax, it's the most delicious Italian food in the city. The mushroom gnocchi is amazing, I've never had anything quite like it. Tanya is also an amazing host/owner. She always makes me feel like family every time I visit.
Great for a special occasion sort of date! Romantic atmosphere, wonderful staff with perfect timing and very knowledgeable - our server provided us with an excellent wine pairing for our meal, and he was very attentive throughout our evening in making sure our glasses were never low. Would absolutely go back as there are several other menu items I would like to try!
I did request a birthday candle for dessert that would be ordered when I filled out "Requests" online. This request wasn't fulfilled. I would not have had the dessert if I didn't know the request would not be filled. It was for my husband's birthday; he didn't want dessert, and neither did I, but I wanted this little touch. I didn't say anything, but I was terribly disappointed.
Simply the best Gnocchi we have ever eaten .
This was a special Birthday celebration with family and we requested the Gnocchi with 4 cheese sauce as appetizers for the table . Simply delicious .
All our meals were beautifully plated , generous portions with a variety of vegetables with the chicken , beef tenderloin , braised short ribs and veal chop .
The cocktails and wine were perfect for our celebration .
Our thanks to the chef and staff for a great evening .
I've been eating at this restaurant for a number of years now and can honestly say everytime has been a wonderful experience. They have a very hard working staff and management team there and always go out of there way to ensure your dinning experience is the best possible. Although at first look you make think this is an upscale Itialin restaurant (which it is) but for me I tell everyone it's the best Steakhouse in Atlantic Csnada.
Great to go to an excellent restaurant where you eat so well but also can carry on a conversation with your table mate! Really appreciate the quiet table and am so please Da Maurizio's is now open for lunch. Will recommend it highly, especially when someone is looking for something a little special.
Years ago this restaurant was open for lunch. Welcome back . Retired people like a great lunch with bottle of wine, women like upscale food and environment at lunch ( a special place to celebrate everything from birthdays to its Thursday), grandparents like a venue to introduce upscale dining to grandchildren. ( They have to pass the Nana test before they can come so don't panic) . Great place for a business lunch as well.
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 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 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.
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