MarkCis
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 24, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 6, 2014
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MarkCis's Reviews
 
Swallow serves New American style small plates. We pair our food with eclectic old style cocktails with a new age twist and wines from all around the globe. A dining experience you do not want to miss out on.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Small plates just aren't for me
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2002
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Very good food...prices a little high for the small plate portions served. Service was OK but some definite lapses in attention. My wife and I ordered four different plates...average $15-$18 each...and we walked out of the restaurant still a lttle hungry. I guess small plates just aren't for me."
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2002
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THE IDEA & HISTORY<br />In 1985, at the young and ambitious age of 24, Steve DiFillippo purchased a locally-owned family restaurant called Davio’s on Newbury Street in Boston’s trendy Back Bay. As Boston’s culinary tastes evolved, he transformed the location into a destination. He retooled the menu, the space, the wine list. The new Davio’s soon garnered rave reviews.<br /><br />The idea behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse was simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill.<br />Everything made by hand from the best ingredients. Serve everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations. Mirror this philosophy in the kitchen with our expert and attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to your every need and taking pride in your enjoyment of the meal. Davio's has since opened locations in Philadelphia, Foxborough, MA, Atlanta, Chestnut Hill, MA, Lynnfield, MA and Manhattan.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice dining experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Davio's is not your typical Italian Steakhouse. The menu has a variety of very creative selections. My wife and I shared a ravioli entrée to start. It was very tasty...although a bit salty for our taste. Filet mignon was excellent. Short ribs were very good. Again, both more salty that we're used to. The service was extremely attentive."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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What sets Vintage Prime Steakhouse apart from other steakhouses is that we dry age our beef on premise. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the service we give all of our patrons.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Never Disappoints
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Another outstanding experience. Very consistent. Blows the competition out of the water."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Opened in 1997 by local restaurateur Rick Webb, Ciao Bella offers contemporary Italian cuisine and unparalleled service. Our passion and commitment is to bring you handcrafted food, created with fresh, seasonal, organic and local ingredients. Every meal. Every day. The restaurant is dramatic, comfortable and surrounds you with the warmth of wood, original art and murals, hand wrought iron works and renowned hospitality. Whether it’s a business lunch or a relaxed evening with friends, the entire Ciao Bella Team looks forward to welcoming you.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent dining experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2002
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Dined while in town on business--it was a Tuesday night--and the atmosphere was very vibrant (bordering on too loud). Our group had some apps (warm olives, bruschetta & wasabi scallops) all very tasty. I enjoyed the lasagna very much! Others had the chicken parm (also very good) and salmon. Service was very attentive. All in all...I definitely recommend Ciao Bella...just not if you're looking for a quiet, intimate dinner."
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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