Da Vinci's is the reincarnation of Osteria Du Frattelli which I was extremely fond of during its glory days! In recent years it went down hill with a change in... read more management & owner but I can fortunately say it is now very much on the up!
Craig, who I believe is the new owner & chief has injected a spark into the restaurant reducing the menu down to a small compact list of classics and a chalk board of a few specials.
When compared with the normal chain Italians in Hornchurch of which they are in abundance this menu comes out swinging and has no similarity to frozen, pre packaged kitchens just over the road. No offence to Wildwood (always great food and consistent) but along with Ask, Prezzo & Zizzi they can feel like a bit for a conveyer belt of food rather than a dining experience.
It is pricier than the chains as unfortunately isn't on the taste card but I think they do midweek offers and you certainly do get what you pay for.
Thank you Craig and the team for bringing back some originality to Hornchurch!
665jamiek July 3, 2019
It was great to be back and support one of my favourite local restaurants Da Vinci’s and enjoy a fabulous lunch. The food from chef/owner Craig is always cooked to... read more a high standard and is matched by good friendly service. We arrived on sunday and received a friendly welcome before being shown to our table. Once seated it was nice of Craig to come over for a quick chat and welcome us back to the restaurant. We then looked at the menus where there was a choice of the main menu , sunday roasts & specials.
Starters. We started with the Calamari and the Gnocchi. With these came a nice surprise from Craig who sent out a complimentary Beef Carpaccio with rocket & parmesan.
Mains We then moved on to our mains which both came from the specials board. The first was a Prawn & Lobster Linguine and the other a Pan Roasted Halibut with a clam veloute. These were two absolutely fabulous dishes. We accompanied the dishes with side orders of spinach and chunky chips.
Now it was time to finish with desserts. We chose the Tiramisu and the Torte della Nonna which were both an absolute delight.
We finished with a coffee to bring to an end a fantastic lunch. This is a fabulous local restaurant serving good honest Italian food with friendly service. I would highly recommend if your local to the area to pay them a visit and I for one am looking forward to many more visits in the future.
Thank You Craig for a great lunch and looking forward to seeing you all again soon
Lloydstevens29 May 28, 2021
I dined here recently and there have definitely been some improvements. The food was excellent. Just a few Improvements that, in my opinion, should be made, in order to make... read more this restaurant even better, if not perfect!
Replace the awful paper napkins with good quality material napkins.
Put table cloths on the tables, the table felt a bit sticky and not very clean.
Attentive service, I still had to wave at the waitress when I required a drink etc and the restaurant was almost empty.
Lisa123191 December 2, 2019
We absolutely love this place, tasty food, relaxing environment and friendly staff. Not rushed and very child friendly. Can't wait to visit again when we can. Enjoyed deliveries over lockdown.
Kelley G February 28, 2021
Had a lovely afternoon here with my friend . Delicious food, friendly professional service and lovely ambiance . The cocktails are special. Booked up again . Thank you Craig and Giovanni x
wen406 August 6, 2021
This is most definitely the restaurant to make being in tier 3 or lockdown a little easier! The food is delicious and doesn’t lose its restaurant quality in transit. We... read more have ordered numerous of different dishes during these terrible times and each one has been delicious and piping hot. We also tried a Sunday roast last weekend and I’m very fussy with a roast as you’re often left disappointed as nothing is quite like a home cooked roast, but this was amazing!!! We have spread the word to friends about how amazing this restaurant is and they have not been disappointed when they tried it!!
Obviously when the restaurant was/is allowed to open it’s also a fabulous place to go.
Katiecluk December 17, 2020
Great to see the place open and fully functional following COViD. My wife and I are eating there on a weekly basis now as the food is so good. Love... read more the atmosphere and the attention to detail and the great service. Thank you Chris, Giovanni and the team for the wonderful experience- look forward to seeing you tonight
philipn968 August 22, 2020
Another pleasant Evening in Da Vinci's.
Craig has certainly turned this place around. Good Food ,Good friendly service and a nice Festive atmosphere.
BAC42 December 1, 2019
We were really lucky that space could be found for the 3 of us because they were really busy and we hasn't booked a table.
All 3 courses were... read more lovely. The tiramisu is one of the nicest I've eaten and service was fantastic.
The value is also good in my opinion. 3 starters, 2 mains, 3 desserts and drinks was just over £70. This was for 2 adults and a child that wasn't very hungry.
We'll definitely visit again!
GidgetAndShrek October 7, 2019
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