The impressive chef/owner Steve DiFillippo who opened the first Davio’s in Boston at just 24 more than 30 years ago, just opened the West Coast’s first Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Irvine. The acclaimed East Coast-based concept serves an array of carefully sourced and seasonally inspired Northern Italian cuisine featuring handmade pasta, fresh seafood, and salads as well as prime aged Brandt Beef. Gracious hospitality and an attentive dining room staff provide every guest an exceptional experience.
The extensive brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, created by the Davio’s culinary team, offer guests elegant Northern Italian fare. Dinner options include appetizers such as American Kobe Beef Meatballs, Caciocavallo, and Tuna Tartare served with avocado, chili aioli, and Davio’s herb pasta chips.
Featured among a selection of fresh Insalate is the Farro with shaved cauliflower, avocado, peas, peppadews, and parmigiano, and the Warm Spinach with roasted peppers, portobellos, goat cheese, and balsamic. Farinacei, handmade pasta, plays an integral role on the menu: Ricotta with mascarpone ravioli, Meyer lemon, and Grand Marnier butter and the Tagliatelle Bolognese with braised veal, beef, pork and tomato sauce are some of the many offerings. Signature dishes include Firewood Davio’s Sausage with peppers and San Marzano tomatoes and the Grilled Center Cut Veal Rib Chop with creamy potatoes, asparagus, and vintage port. A Carni and Pesce à la carte also accompany the variety of entrées, featuring prime aged Brandt Beef such as the 14 oz. Prime Aged New York Strip and 30 oz. Prime Porterhouse.
There’s also a popular grab & go area open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you can pick up juices, salads, sandwiches, pizza, fresh baked goods and more.
The bar and lounge area offers a varied menu, including Davio’s signature menu items including Davio’s Steakhouse Burger with Vermont cheddar, bacon, herb aioli; Hand-rolled Potato Gnocchi; and Bolognese with braised veal, beef, pork, and tomato sauce, is offered in the bar area and the patio. Additionally, the Davio’s Irvine beverage menu includes a vast selection of over 300 wines from California, Italy and France. Guests will enjoy twenty wines by the glass and carefully crafted seasonal cocktails and local craft beers.
Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.; Lunch is served Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Dinner is served Sunday-Tuesday 5 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday from 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. Additionally, the Bar/Lounge area is open Sunday - Tuesday until 11 p.m. and Wednesday - Saturday until midnight.
Reservations are recommended and may be made by phone or online www.davios.com/irv and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 949.477.4810, follow on Instagram @daviosrestaurant or visit www.davios.com/irv.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is located at 18420 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine. 949.477.4810.