DaVinci Ristorante Italiano was born in the autumn of 2017, the “love child” of an Italian couple who visited Scotland and decided to move here and turn their passion for cooking into a small family business.
Elena and Christian both share a love for good food. Christian is passionate about Italian recipes, while Elena is fascinated by the pastry universe. She recently received her professional culinary diploma which makes her an official sweets fairy!
They both love tasty food and fresh, quality ingredients are essential for creating authentic taste. That is why they only use the best ingredients and the menu changes with the season foods.
DaVinci vows to use the best ingredients to create unforgettably delicious meals. Our vegetables come from Turriffs of Montrose, we get our fish (including our new dish, tuna steaks) from Granite City Fish and our meat comes from Donald Russell – because if it’s good enough for the Queen it’s good enough for us!
“The chocolate mousse was absolutely phenomenal and probably my favourite dish of the night. It was rich, light, creamy, and everything you would want out of a chocolate dessert.” (Julia Bryce)
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“When customers like you and come back for repeat business and leave nice reviews it makes it all worth it. We develop a great friendship with our customers and I love that part of my job.”
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“It was unlike anything I’d had before, light in texture yet deep with flavour – delicious.”
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“The restaurant very much plays homage to Tuscany and Italy and the menu boasts a real differentiation of Italian dishes with something for everyone on it. “
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