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Davani's
Davani's

Davani's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davanisrestaurant.com
  • Email: davani1@charter.net
  • Phone: (864) 373-9013
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, International
  • Executive Chef: Todd Walton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: D'Vine room surrounded by wine, creates a warm separate dining area for private parties. Yet, glass windows allow visibility to open dining or you may choose to close shades for complete privacy.
  • Private Party Contact: Rocky Davani

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McDaniel Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Shopping center parking has ample spaces, which are convenient to the restaurant.
A word from Davani's
Upscale casual dining restaurant with cozy seating for up to 65 people located in historic area of Greenville, South Carolina. Menu offers continental cuisine with old world classic French and Italian dishes made with premium cuts of meat, freshest seafood and local ingredients. Extensive wine list from around the world will delight wine lovers. Private dining room available for party's up to 28.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Everyone had a wonderful meal with great service! They accommodated our group of eight and made us fee special. The food was spectacular from the drinks to the desserts. A memorable experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Davani's is one of those places that you take that special someone. Great romantic atmosphere, amazing food, and amazing wine list make it a perfect place for date night. See you soon, Rocky!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "If you order meet or pasta this Restaurant is a good choice but Seafood and Salmon it's not a good paet on thr menu....no flavor...nothing especial....I asked for Salmon and i have to put more salt, pepper and olive oil.... Check on your Seafood/ Fish Supplier!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Consistently great food and service. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, but it took us a little over 3 hours to eat . An hour wait for appetizers, another hour wait for salads and another 30-45 minute wait for main course. I'm glad we weren't in a hurry. Food really was great, and the server did comp us a drink, but I will have to make sure I don't have any plans whatsoever next time we go here."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. The wine list could use some work in terms of variety and pairing with menu items. And I would suggest having two lists, the second available on request that would expand on the first. This is not unheard of in finer restaurants. This was our second time dining at Davani's and it was most enjoyable. One comment of the linguine with clam sauce: possibbly a bit lighter on the addition of herbs and heavier on the garlic. An otherwise delicious entre."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I'm from Philadelphia where great Italian food is commonplace. At Davani's I have finally found great Northern Italian food in Greenville. The prices are reasonable and the portions, even veal, were more than ample. The entrees and appetizers we had were very flavorful. They tasted like home cooking, if your mom was a superior cook. In addition to the Italian specialties they also had steak and salmon on the menu so there is something for everyone at this neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went for Valentines weekend,needless to say they were very busy,but the owner still took time to show us some of the meals they were serving, he really makes you feel like your business is appreciated. Wait staff excellent. Don't let the noise level keep you it just adds to the atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, very nice for a dinner date or special occasion. Food was superb and our service was polite and prompt. Fairly expensive, but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have been to Davani's many times and recently brought a friend with me for a Girl's Night Out. She was so impressed with the food, service...everything was perfect. My friend said she will go back. It goes without saying I will be back. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Greenville."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a very comfortable setting in a quiet atmosphere. The menu was replete with savory choices! Will be back in the future to try other menu dinners. We very much enjoyed our first visit!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "DAVANI'S FLIES BELOW THE RADAR IN THE DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE RESTAURANT SCENE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT ADVERTISE. I FOUND THEM ON OPEN TABLE AND READ OTHER REVIEWS. IT WAS AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS A NORMAL SATURDAY NIGHT CROWD OR AN OVERFLOW FROM VALENTINE'S NIGHT, BUT THE DINING AREA WAS FULL. A CROWDED HOUSE IS USUALLY A GOOD SIGN. EVEN WITH A FULL HOUSE THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. I NORMALLY TRY ITALIAN ENTREES AT AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT, BUT I ORDERED THE NY STRIP AND MY DAUGHTER ORDERED THE FILET. BOTH WERE COOKED TO EXPECTATION AND SEASONED PERFECTLY. CAESAR SALAD, NY STRIP, PINOT NOIR, AND TIRAMISU. I WILL MAKE A RETURN VISIT FOR A MORE TRADITIONAL ITALIAN MEAL, MAYBE VEAL."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was our first visit as we were visiting my parents for the day and wanted something different. The atmosphere was beautiful and you felt you were walking into Old World Italy -- check out the "cork wall"!! The owners are warm and friendly and oversee the front and back of restaurant. The food was outstanding -- the Osso Busco was to die for! And get the hoiuse desert of chocolate and hazelnut -- it was the perfect light end to the night. We will return when back in Greenville! jsharpe"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a good dinner experience here. The owner visited at our table. That's always a plus when owners are checking in with their diners. We would visit there again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to try a new restaurant for Valentines. this year. We've wanted to try Davani's and three weeks out I was able to get an early reservation (6:15). The food, ambience, and service was fantastic… but I think what started our experience out in a positive way was the simple customer service touches. Early on Valentines Day I received a call from the restaurant to verify my reservation and to make me aware of the special menu for tonight. The woman from Davani's actually went over some of the menu to make sure we would be happy with the choices."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time customer. Definitely won't be the last time. Took my wife there for Valentine's Day. My wife's satisfaction on a scale of 1-10 with ten being the best was a 10! (and, therefore, so was mine!). Although it was a fixed menu for Valentine's, the choices were first class (although we regretted that Italian entrées weren't included) , the food was outstanding, and the service (Jay) was excellent. The only criticism I had was the tables for two were too close together to have a private conversation...perhaps this is the case just for special occasions. Enjoyed meeting and talking to Rocky. Already looking forward to our next visit to Davani's."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went on Valentine's Day and they had a great value of $60 per person for a 4 course meal (appetizer, 2 main course choices, and dessert). I mistakenly ordered the rib eye thinking it was a steak and the waiter was very generous to let me switch it to a NY strip, which was amazing. We weren't a big fan of the appetizers, but the NY strip, fried lobster tail, and chocolate mousse cake was phenomenal. For a busy holiday the restaurant was quiet and romantic."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "This was our first visit, can't believe they have been there for 5 years and we have not heard about it before."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "If your a foodie I may think twice about eating at this restaurant. The duck and Pork were perfectly cooked but the main meal was spoiled due to very over done vegetables and very hard and cold supposedly garlic creamy mash potatoes . The appetizers of Escargot in puff pastry and beef Carpaccio were passable. The Cesar salads were just okay. The atmosphere was a bit loud, but a local friendly place. Not fine dining for sure. Lot's of 4 star ratings but for a true foodie you may want to choose another spot. Will consider giving them another chance but was not impressed by our first experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "we completely enjoyed our dinner. We ordered from the chef specials and they were top drawer. We very much enjoyed the wine as well. Service was exceptional. This little restaurant is a real treasure."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Davani's and really enjoyed it. The food was excellent. We all got a different entree and shared. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. We will return."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Had the best Italian meal I've had to date in Greenville. Excellent!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "My husband & I were first-timers going out to some place new for my birthday. Everything was great except for the noise level. Romantic low-lit atmosphere. My husband usually has a problem with low-lit restaurants because it's hard for him to read the menu, but they provided a small light for reading. Food was great, service was great. A little pricey for us but worth it for a special occasion once or twice a year. Would definitely recommend for a special night out & we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food and service were great. The steaks were prepared correctly and the desserts were yummy. The fish was a little salty but everything else was excellent. The noise level was quite loud but I sat in a corner so that may have made it seem louder to me."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Overall, a very good experience. Service was attentive and professional. The ambiance, will a bit contrived regarding decor, is still warm and cozy. The food was well prepared, correctly seasoned and sauced and general tasty. I would have given 4 stars for food, except that while very good, it was not particularly 'memorable', especially for the price of the NYE prix fixe menu. We will return I'm sure - possibly to simply have drinks at the bar, which appeared lively and well stocked."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was an outstanding night. The food and service were wonderful. Everyone at Davani's is friendly. Rocky came to tables to see how everything was going. Could not ask for more! We had a party of four and everyone enjoyed the night."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is my favorite fine dining place, quiet relaxed atmosphere, good lighting. We had the seafood 'catch of the day,' with halibut, shrimp and scallops, which was delicious. To top it off, we had the award- winning Chocolate Marquis, a winner!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Rocky and his staff were great as always. One of the top restaurants in the city. The seafood was prepared perfectly with good presentation. Davani's has a varied menu that would please anyone. The menu is well complimented by the wine list as well as a well stocked bar. Our waiters service was very good and his timing was excellent - there when needed, but not over attentive like many top restaurants in town. I have been at Davani's many times, and will be many more. Well done!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • ""was a great experience overall! I attended with my Italian/Brazilian fiancé and she was impressed with the freshness and true taste of the lasagna, mussels, escargot, etc.! Was one of many restaurants we visited last week, by far one of the best on the list! Thank you!" Darren"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Rocky, the owner, is welcoming, cordial, and concerned that every diner have a great experience. The food is always topnotch."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I have not been to a restaurant this phenomenal in a very, very long time. The food was wonderful, our server (Leonard) was absolutely outstanding in the way he described the dishes and made you feel like you were getting something truly exciting. We actually received a table visit from the owner which is becoming forgotten in a lot of places. The lighting was a bit too dark for me, but that's my only complaint. The menu is not overwhelming, nor are the prices, and the tiramisu was absolutely perfect. I simply cannot wait to return to this wonderful little place."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Really was a great atmosphere and very enjoyable. Food was delicious and the place is classy yet not snobby. Look forward to the next time I have a chance to dine there."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Greenville has many excellent restaurants, but this is my personal favorite. The tuna is excellent, and there are often some very good specials."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "My wife and I had a great time, and the food was perfect. We could not ask to anything better than Davani's"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My date and I enjoyed the intimate ambience and the very friendly staff."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Sure was good. Kinda out of the way location for me, but a wonderful dining experience. Rocky, the owner , made us feel very welcome. Will be back"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Our dining experience at Davani's was one of the most memorable. From the greeting, to our special table, to our server, to each special course we enjoyed, our first visit will certainly not be our last. The atmosphere and cuisine are elegant and excellent...and the Kir Royale was one of the best. Thank you, Davani's...we look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "It was good. Mussels were small, and my fish was fishy, I should have trusted my gut and gotten pasta. My boyfriends cannoli was amazing. Expensive, so hope to try again at some point and get pasta myself."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "This was my first visit here. Everyone made me feel like an old friend. The atmosphere is subdued yet sophisticated. The food was simply exceptional. The wait staff was on their game. I can't wait to go back! And parking was a breeze!"
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "The food was amazing (highly recommend the baked brie and the creme brulee) and our server was great. Unfortunately they had many large parties there so for a good part of our meal, we had a large group of people just standing by our table and I couldn't even hear my husband speak across the table... but the overall feel and atmosphere of the restaurant was very cozy so despite the noise levels, I'd still go back."
    Dined on 8/16/2013