Gnocchi Carbonara, Davio's
This gnocchi from Davio’s…HEAVENLY!  Melt in your mouth does not begin to describe the texture.  The gnocchi virtually disappears moments after touching your tongue.  The sauce was carbonara with pork, beef and veal, delicious.

Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, GA is a super fancy mall with lots of high end shopping.  It’s also home to Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse a fantastic restaurant with some of the best service in town.   I was fortunate enough to get an invitation to dinner at Davio’s Atlanta,  hosted by owner Steve  DiFillippo.  Thanks to the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society for putting this all together. 

Here’s a look at what we had for dinner.  BTW I will dream about the pillow soft gnocchi for many MANY nights to come.

 

Oven baked Jonah crab cake with whole grain mustard sauce.  These are the crabbiest crab cakes I've ever had, virtually no filler.
Oven baked Jonah crab cake with whole grain mustard sauce. These are the crabbiest crab cakes I’ve ever had, virtually no filler.  Topped with a little micro greens salad

 

 Surf &Turf NY Sirloin 8 oz, scallops with pea risotto
Perfect Surf &Turf. New York Sirloin, scallops with pea risotto.  Davio’s gets risotto right, the rice is creamy with just a slight bit of firmness,  the peas still had a bit of snap and freshness to them.

 

Dessert, vanilla panna cotta with strawberry/mint salad
Dessert, vanilla panna cotta with strawberry/mint salad.  What’s in the bag, you ask.  The rest of my steak is in that bag,  It was delicious but after so much great food I just couldn’t manage it.  Not to worry, my husband enjoyed the steak as a midnight snack.

Davio’s owner Steve DiFillippo (who started his restaurant empire in Boston, in 1984, when he was 24) was kind enough to sign copies of his book “It’s All About The Guest”.   

 

The bar at Davio's
The bar at Davio’s

 

The wine room at Davio's.  They are in no danger of running out.
The wine room at Davio’s Atlanta. They are in no danger of running out.
Check out this dessert cart.  My GOODNESS!  They have a lot of great selections.
Check out this dessert cart. My GOODNESS! They have a lot of great selections.
25 Comments

25 Comments on Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse-Phipps Plaza

  1. Nancy
    May 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh geesh, you didn’t! We are going to put Davio’s on our to go to list! Looks delish! 🙂

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  2. Melinda Babiak
    May 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm (7 years ago)

    that’s a good looking crabcake. i hate paying for them at restaurants only to find tons of bread or mayonaisse

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  3. Ashley M
    May 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow, that all loooks amazing. My mouth starting watering by the third picture!

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  4. sippycupmom
    May 27, 2014 at 1:16 am (7 years ago)

    Everything looks sooooo good! This is my kinda place!

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  5. Cara
    May 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm (7 years ago)

    This place looks delicious! Will have to stop here when we are in the area!

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  6. A Mom's Take (@amomstake)
    May 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm (7 years ago)

    My husband loves trying new recipes like those above! They all look fantastic!

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  7. Rachael Ebner
    May 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm (7 years ago)

    I’ve never heard of an Italian Steakhouse. But the menu items look great.

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  8. Pam
    May 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm (7 years ago)

    Looks like a great place that serves quality food. I am sure the service is top notch also. Will make sure we check this out next time we are in the area.

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  9. krystalskitsch
    May 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm (7 years ago)

    Are those scallops I see?! That is my absolute favorite seafood entree. Looks amazing.

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    • sweetsavant
      May 27, 2014 at 1:25 am (7 years ago)

      mmm YES Scallops! And they were delicious, perfectly cooked.

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  10. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com
    May 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm (7 years ago)

    mmmmm the food looks absolutely yummy! Made me hungry 🙂 I don’t get out much, so I can’t say I’ve been to a wonderful restaurant lately but this looks delightful!

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  11. Jessiker Bakes
    May 26, 2014 at 5:55 am (7 years ago)

    All of this food looks so delicious! The crab cake is definitely my favourite…that sauce looks heavenly!

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  12. Debra Fazio-Rutt
    May 25, 2014 at 11:41 pm (7 years ago)

    That looks delicious. As an Italian myself, I prefer the northern version of foods…I think they are much more creative and tasty!

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  13. gaynycdad
    May 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm (7 years ago)

    OMG, we love Northern Italian food! Your pictures are making me hungry, everything looks so delicious! I wish I were there!
    thanks,
    Mitch

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  14. Janell Poulette
    May 25, 2014 at 3:40 am (7 years ago)

    I am so hungry looking at these pictures. I will have to add this to my list when we are in Georgia!

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  15. Chrishelle Ebner
    May 24, 2014 at 10:33 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow!!! That food looks amazing. I would love to visit Davio’s. I cannot believe it is located in a mall. This is definitely on the list on our next visit to Atlanta.

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  16. Carly from The Puzzled Palate
    May 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm (7 years ago)

    Finally! I place near us! We live up in Kennesaw, so I might just have to have the hubby take me out for dinner at Davio’s!

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  17. Debbie Denny
    May 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm (7 years ago)

    That is a real nice looking place. Food looks good also.

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  18. Virginia Higgins (@thatbaldchick)
    May 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm (7 years ago)

    Their entrees are positively beautiful. And they taste delicious? An all around sure bet for a special dinner!

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  19. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    May 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm (7 years ago)

    All the food looks amazing. That is totally my type of restaurant!!

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    • sweetsavant
      May 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm (7 years ago)

      Its rare to find a restaurant where everything you try is delicious, but Davio’s certainly hit the mark every time. I enjoyed everything I ate.

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  20. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    May 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm (7 years ago)

    That food looks delicious. And the restaurant is very attractive. Surprised that is in a mall.

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    • sweetsavant
      May 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm (7 years ago)

      Its a pretty posh mall to say the least. I did some window shopping at Tiffany’s while I was there.

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