By Joan Kelly
The ever expanding DaVinci’s in the Marco Walk Plaza on South Collier is in business to provide the best food in a heart-warming ambiance. The Carvelli family from Calabria, Italy has provided true Italian food for sixteen years. The same chefs, Giovanni and Francesco, make their creations by the book providing consistency you will appreciate.
DaVinci’s now has an addition, a private room that seats around one hundred people. It has a huge wall screen and computer connection for business meetings and lunches. It will be a place to hold special events like receptions and conferences in an elegant and private setting.
For $7.95 Monday through Saturday you can order a value priced lunch with a house salad. The menu changes with options like shrimp parmigiana, chicken Marsala, baked rigatoni and Tilapia Piccata.
All of the pasta dishes are homemade and served with homemade bread and house salad. You will find all of the usual Italian dishes with a few surprises. The new ravioli D’Aragosta has fresh lobster meat. Gnocchi Giuseppe is made with spinach and gorgonzola cheese.
On the pollo menu you will find Cornish hen. In the carni menu portion the new Agnello Al Forno, braised lamb shank, is presented.
The wood burning pizza oven is at the center back of the restaurant and diners can sit at the pizza bar and watch the activity. Whole wheat and gluten-free dough is available. Pizzas include everything from Hawaiian to pizza with prosciutto, fresh arugola and Grana cheese. You can also build you own pizza.
Chef Luke will make your favorite sushi every evening (except Tuesday) from 4:30 to close. This feature has become extremely popular. Luigi Carvelli noted that some couples come in one for the sushi and the other for pizza. Where else can you get such a variety?
The tables are removed from the main dining room at 10:30 to close for DJ music every Friday and Saturday. He plays all types of music and the floor is clear for dancing.
You can reach Da Vinci’s at 239 389 1888 - 239 389 1888 or www.ristorante