(keep reading to learn what happened)
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Original Episode Air Date: February 25, 2011
Davide Address: 326 Commercial St Boston, MA 02109
Davide was a Boston, Massachusetts restaurant featured on Season 4 of Kitchen Nightmares.
Though the Davide Kitchen Nightmares episode aired in February 2011, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place earlier in December 2010.
It was Kitchen Nightmares Season 4 Episode 6.
Davide is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was brought by brothers Frank and Anthony in 1997.
The restaurant is located in the north end and is known for its authentic Italian food.
In fact, Davide was the first fine dining in the North End area of Boston and it originally opened all the way back in 1982.
Davide used to be number one and have a three-week waiting list, but things have obviously slowed down, which led to the need for Gordon Ramsay’s help.
After opening in 1997, Frank caught his brother Anthony embezzling money. He was doing this to support his drug habit.
Anthony went to jail, and Frank ran the business, but it has since gone downhill.
When Anthony was released from prison, he returned to the restaurant.
Anthony is trying to prove he changed, but Frank still distrusts him.
The brother’s tumultuous relationship affects the restaurant. Their relationship needs to be amended for Davide to succeed.
Gordon arrives on a tour bus, and the driver does not recommend Davide.
The décor has not been updated since the mid-’90s and you can tell that the restaurant has definitely seen better days.
Gordon meets Anthony, who explains his past and how his brother is still holding onto the pain.
Gordon decides to handle the food first and orders the Caesar salad, the lobster ravioli, and the rack of lamb.
Gordon is impressed when the salad is prepared tableside but is quickly annoyed by how long it takes.
The lettuce is also soggy. The eggplant is undercooked, and the lamb has a burnt crust.
Gordon finds out the eggplant was cooked three weeks ago and frozen.
The lobster ravioli was brought in and not homemade.
Basically, it’s not what you’d expect from a fine dining restaurant, as freshness is a pretty important part of the experience.
Gordon comments on the food, and Frank says he knows he can do better after Gordon leaves Frank and Anthony’s family fight.
Frank is upset about Gordon’s critique and is now questioning himself and his abilities.
The staff is frustrated with Frank for slacking off. He has even stopped wearing his chef uniform.
Gordon observes dinner service and finds Frank sitting in a chair. Frank tries to get motivated, but soon the orders are piling up.
Anthony tries to speed his brother up, but Frank yells at him to shut up.
There is no communication, and Frank knowingly sends out bad fish.
Diners send back most of their dishes, and Frank walks out.
The sous chef and the rest of the staff steps up to finish the dinner service.
The following day Gordon mediates a meeting between Frank and Anthony.
Anthony writes his brother a heartfelt note and takes accountability for his actions. He lets his brother know he loves him and that he’s sorry.
Frank’s wife also returns his chef coat that Frank gave up wearing two years ago.
Frank feels defeated and doesn’t think he deserves to wear the chef’s coat.
Gordon challenges Frank to make a dish, and he creates a lemon chicken entrée that Gordon enjoys.
Gordon gives Davide an overnight makeover, and Frank’s wife finally gets him to put his coat back on.
Gordon manages to get a Boston Magazine food critic to come for the relaunch.
The brothers argue and rush out undercooked food at one point, but Gordon gives them a pep talk, and things eventually get back on track.
So was the Kitchen Nightmares Davide restaurant episode a long-term success? Keep reading our update to learn what happened next and if this Boston restaurant is still open in 2022 and beyond.
Davide Update - What Happened Next?
Now that we’ve recapped the Davide Kitchen Nightmares episode, let’s talk about what happened next when the cameras stopped filming and Gordon Ramsay and his crew left Boston, MA.
Overall, things seemed to start off well for Davide, with Gordon Ramsay even revisiting the restaurant and seeing improvements.
Let’s talk about the revisit first and then I’ll share where Davide is in 2022.
Gordon Ramsay Revisits Davide in Season 5
As part of the Kitchen Nightmares revisited episodes, Gordon Ramsay went back to Davide in episode 5 of season 5, which aired on October 21, 2011.
Gordon revisits Davide and sees Frank still wearing his chef’s coat.
More importantly, Gordon Ramsay loves all of the food that he’s served, which is a big turnaround from when he first visited the Davide Boston restaurant.
The brother’s relationship is improving, and business is up by 15%.
Gordon surprises the brothers with a Boston Bruins hockey player who gives them a jersey.
If you want to see the Davide Gordon Ramsay re-visit, you can watch this YouTube video. The Davide revisit part starts around the 22:38 mark in the video:
Unfortunately, the restaurant’s success that you see in Gordon Ramsay’s second visit would not last forever…
Is Davide Still Open?
While things were going well when Gordon Ramsay revisited the restaurant, Davide eventually closed in 2014, around three years after the episode aired.
More specifically, Davide was sold to new owners, but the new owners chose not to continue with the Davide restaurant concept.
As of 2022, the old Davide Boston location is occupied by a restaurant called il Molo.
iL Molo seems to have been at that space since around 2016, so it opened there a couple of years after Davide closed.
The iL Molo restaurant was temporarily closed for a time but it eventually reopened in February 2022.
You can see the il Molo Yelp page here.
Why Did Davide Close?
The Davide owners sold the restaurant in early 2014 because they wanted to move on to other ventures, including starting a project called Three Boys Farms.
Three Boys Farms specialized in Italian vegetables, eggs, and poultry.
It’s hard to tell if the business is still open as the website is inactive and the last Facebook page update was in 2018.
Final Thoughts on the Davide Restaurant Episode
Overall, Davide seemed to have a solid run after the initial visit from Gordon Ramsay.
Gordon Ramsay revisited Davide in Season 5 and found that business was up and, more importantly, the food was pretty tasty.
Unfortunately, Davide closed in 2014 because the brothers wanted to move on to other businesses, including a farm they started named Three Boys Farms.
Since 2016, the old Davide Boston location has been occupied by a new restaurant named iL Molo, which seems to have good reviews.
If you want to see some another North End Boston Kitchen Nightmares episode, you can check out my update for La Galleria 33.
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Last updated: 2022-09-25 08:55