Authentic Italian cuisine isn’t difficult to find for diners in Aberdeen. In fact, they’ll find just the thing on Alford Lane at DaVinci. The friendly indie restaurant is run by Elena and Christian, an Italian couple that fell in love with Scotland after a holiday. And since it opened in 2017, the restaurant has risen to become one of the best restaurants in Aberdeen for diners that enjoy contemporary Italian.
The charming eatery can be found just off Union Street. Anyone looking for convenient places to eat in Aberdeen need look no further. It would make a fine place to meet friends after work as it’s only a fifteen-minute walk to the train station. While tourists will find it with reach of attractions like the Maritime Museum and the Duke of Gordon statue near Union Terrace Gardens.
The inviting DaVinci may be one of the cosiest Aberdeen restaurants around. Uneven stone walls, floral light shades and paintings of rural Italian scenes will make diners feel miles from home, especially on a cold day. Staff are also very friendly and will make time to chat with guests or recommend dishes or wine pairings.
From rustic grilled meats to hearty pastas, DaVinci has something for everyone. Diners can enjoy a range of seasonal dishes that change throughout the year. Their penne al ragu Bolognese is always a fine choice, while carnivores will appreciate their French pork rack. They also go a step further than many Italian restaurants with a dedicated vegan menu featuring gems like lasagne, artichoke risotto and puttanesca pasta.
For a little taste of Italy in Aberdeen, DaVinci should tick all the right boxes. Any occasion will be even more of a treat for tastecard members who can look forward to exclusive restaurant savings when they call to book ahead and present their cards upon arrival. It’s a good chance to treat themselves to a bottle of wine, tiramisu and espresso or a starter.
Please note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount. The tastecard restaurant discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days – including, but not limited to, Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December. The tastecard discount is also not available on special event days.