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Davio's

447 Lexington Ave. (E. 44th St.) Send to Phone
Pasta and steak in a hospitable mix in Midtown.
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Breakfast & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sun.
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Davio's Restaurant Review

: Sitting discreetly on Lexington Avenue near Grand Central Terminal is the New York City outpost of Steve DiFillippo’s Davio’s, where Italian preparation techniques are combined with French flair in a hybrid steakhouse-Italian. The place fills a need in a business-centric location. Guests congregate at the bar near the open kitchen or at scattered tables in the friendly downstairs setting. Five- or seven-course tasting menus are offered along with à la carte dining, with pastas made onsite and Brandt Beef cuts stealing the show. Unusual starters include Philly cheesesteak spring rolls and pizzas. Lemon ravioli and linguine with Manila and razor clams are standouts, as is grilled Spanish octopus with chickpeas and artichokes. Gluten-free pastas are also available. In addition to having an unusual Negroni lineup, a strong wine list befits Davio’s steakhouse moniker and its contents can be configured as pairings for the tasting menus. Finish with bomboloni with rhubarb jam and pear butter, or warm chocolate cake with vanilla gelato.

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