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You want steak, and your date wants pasta. Your spice-phobic uncle is in town, but you’re craving garlic. Your biggest client needs attention, and everything has to be perfect. Problem solved. Davio’s executes its quadruple-jump-level difficult combination with panache and even a sense of humor—this is the place that invented Philly cheese steak spring rolls. The rest of the menu is more straightforward: top-notch steaks and sides, inventive seafood, wonderful pasta, sublime risotto. The dining room hums, but the noise level is surprisingly reasonable considering that the bar is in the middle of the space. It’s not cheap, but considering the quality of the food and service, lunch here is one of Boston’s best deals.