Davio

2100 Broadway Avenue at Crosby

Pittsburgh, Pa. 15216

412- 531-7422

Dinners presented every evening beginning at 4:00pm

Davioís Luncheon Table by reservation only,

a celebration of Italian cooking for ten or more guests

 

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Il regno delle due Sicilie

The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies 

The language of southern Italian cooking translated  by David Ayn

In the far south of the Italian peninsula, the climate, like the people, is extreme.  The temperature always seems to be rising beneath a sun that is always intense.  The tomatoes grow sweeter, the peppers taste hotter, and the olives are riper.  And the winds that well up from deep in the African dessert blowing across the Mediterranean Sea, called il scirocco, bring to the land a heat-drenched pungency that bakes into the earth that oppressively sweet perfume of sunlight and sea that promises a spicy and aromatic harvest.

The constant turbulence of their politics just like the relentless blaze of their sky have forged into these people an insurgent spirit that is reflected in the vehemence of their cooking; and in this food you are able to taste the blood in their soil, the salt from their seas, and the fire of their sun.  

Davio

A restaurant created especially for those of you who crave the fascinating and friendly flavors of  southern Italian cooking

former restaurants created by David Ayn, now gone, or no longer part of the Davio family

The Fallen Angel    LaTache     Palio     Mi Scusi     Jacobís Well     Alla Famiglia     Caffe Davio    Bennoís 

My father taught me the things which I now teach my sons:  honor, respect, and tradition.  One hundred years to the family

                                                                            -Old saying of the Ciaffoni family