At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.

I AGREE
    

Meat Us There

Jamie Gwen | December 20, 2018 | Feature Features

A favorite among East Coasters, Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse brings its exceptional fare to the West Coast for the first time.
Linguini with clams, oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, clam broth and parsley

East Coast cool has arrived. With outstanding food, impeccable service and New York ambiance, the first West Coast outpost of the famed Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse empire is delighting palates and patrons in O.C. As a chef and restaurant critic, I eat out a lot. So when an experience like Davio’s delivers cuisine and service at this level, I pay attention. The 10,000-square-foot, beautifully appointed eatery, housed in the former Prego space on Von Karman Avenue in Irvine, has been completely revamped with a chic air of elegance. And the buzz began from the moment it opened.

Chef-proprietor Steve DiFillippo is a powerful force in the restaurant industry. At the age of 24, he opened the first Davio’s in Boston’s trendy Back Bay, and 10 locations later, he hails as a Restaurant Hall of Fame inductee and a published author, who has been praised for his tremendous commitment to hospitality and service. DiFillippo’s roots are steeped in the Boston food culture, and Davio’s caters to a celeb crowd—think Jennifer Lopez and Michael Keaton—in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Manhattan and now, Irvine. Anticipate an exceptional experience because Davio’s is all about the warmth of a welcome. DiFillippo pridefully shares that they banned the word “employee” at his restaurants, instead calling the team “inner guests” because “the words you use to refer to your staff and customers can make all the difference in how they feel.”



Tags:

Photography by: