Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse - The Colony
The first Texas outpost for Davio's is now open in The Colony, an affluent suburb right outside of Dallas. Owned by Boston-based restaurateur Steve DiFillippo, the concept is an Italian-inspired steakhouse.
DiFillippo's mantra is that all his dishes are made by hand with premium ingredients. The antipasti, or appetizers, is a nice introduction of what's to come. Diners may choose from such signature bites as the American kobe beef meatballs, filet mignon tartare, and grilled octopus accompanied by purple potatoes and microgreens. There's also a seafood tower, served hot or cold, topped with favorites like Maine lobster, lump crab, shrimp, oysters and clams.
All pastas are made in-house, of course. Guests may order them as entrees or as an appetizer, in smaller portions. There's the hand-rolled potato gnocchi as well as spaghettini, lemon fusilli and agnolotti.
Steaks range from an eight-ounce prime flat iron to 22-ounce prime-aged bone-in cowboy. The many seafood options include Atlantic halibut, yellowfin tuna, lump crab cakes and jumbo shrimp.
Brunch at Davio's is served every Sunday. There are pizzas and paninis, a country-egg frittata, French toast with seasonal berries and more.
In addition to Davio's outposts in Massachusetts and Texas, there are locations in Georgia and Pennsylvania.