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VIPs gather as Davio’s opens in the Seaport

Steve DiFillippo celebrated the opening of the Davio’s Seaport with a VIP fund-raiser for the Greater Boston Food Bank.Melissa Ostrow

Local restaurateur Steve DiFillippo hosted about 700 guests in the Seaport on Saturday to mark the opening of his newest Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse.

Among those who stepped out for the VIP event, a fund-raiser for the Greater Boston Food Bank, were: Governor Charlie Baker and wife Lauren; Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and husband Steve Rodolakis; auto mogul Herb Chambers and girlfriend Melissa Lees; Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck and wife Emilia Fazzalari; construction king Jay Cashman and his wife, actress Christy; developer Joe Fallon; CNN’s Tomeka Jones; WCVB “Chronicle” anchor Anthony Everett; “Dining Playbook” maven Jenny Johnson and her husband, author Rob Cocuzzo; and Seaport Hotel vice president Jim Carmody.


Pictured (from left) are Lees, the Bakers, Fazzalari, Chambers, Grousbeck, and DiFillippo with his wife and business partner, Pamela Small.

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