Davidson · Restaurants

Il Bosco Ristorante in Davidson

Some of the folks on Urbanspoon don’t care for Il Bosco, but we went and it was yummy!  I can’t remember if I had a Groupon (most likely) or if I’d just always wanted to go, but we went.  And we didn’t have a reservation.  Not cool.

One of the things reported by another diner was that the staff acted as if they were doing you a favor by seating you without a reservation.  I must admit I had the same situation, but as it was simply my perception and not an overt rudeness, I didn’t let it spoil my evening.  I will admit that the restaurant was virtually empty and they seemed to struggle to find a place for us.  It was kind of weird, actually.  No matter, the waiter made up for it with his kindness.

We got a couple of salads to start and they were fancy and delicious.  I tried to get pics of all of it, but the dim lighting and my crummy cell phone let me down :(.

My hubby says he will know a good Italian restaurant by their simple marinara.  So, that’s what he ordered for his entree’.  I think he’s just cheap, but he insists he’s a purist.  He pronounced it delicious in its simplicity and flavorfulness.   I got the Chicken Marsala and it was good…enough.  The problem is that it was a huge plate of chicken and nothing else to go with it.  I’m used to having a side of spaghetti marinara, you know, something to break up the monotony.  It’s not that they cheat you, they give you tons of chicken, but I’d rather have the half and half.

If you choose to go, make a reservation.  And get something a little more adventurous than we did.

From the website:

Phone: 704-987-1388

127 Depot Street  Davidson, NC 28036


Tues-Fri:    11:30 – 2:00


Mon-Thurs:    5pm – 9:30pm Fri & Sat: 5pm – 10pm

Closed Sundays

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