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Davani's
Davani's

Davani's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davanisrestaurant.com
  • 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 Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We found this gem through Open Table. The service, food, and ambiance were equally excellent. The only other place I have had Italian cuisine this good was in Italy. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Davani's for our anniversary. It was one of the best dinning experiences we have ever had. The food was excellent, the portions were very generous, and the service was perfect! I would highly recommend Davani's to anyone seeking a great dinning experience."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in the door you know Davani's is going to be a great dining experience. I love the amuse bouche to start off the meal. A fun little surprise from the chef. It sets the tone for what is to come. There are many appetizers to chose from, but we love the tuna tartar. I usually get the fish special with the risotto. I'm never disappointed. My companion says Davani's fillet mignon is the best in town and honestly, I think I need to order it on our next visit, because one bite from his plate leaves me wanting for more! When I want to take someone out where I know I'll get great service, excellent food in a good atmosphere, I alway pick Davani's. Rocky is very attentive and Michele is the best for service!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Another group went for dinner, with all very happy with dining experience. Rocky even performed magic tricks. Great host and hostess. Very welcoming place that makes you want to return. Thanks, Michelle, we had fun."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Located in a shopping center with ample parking we found this restaurant to be an enjoyable experience. The ambience of the restaurant is what you would expect of a traditional Italian restaurant. The presentation and taste of the food was exceptional and all the meals served were enjoyed by all. A return visit to this restaurant is a must for us in the future"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wonderful meal at a charming, romantic, and impressively decorated establishment. The host was very accommodating, and the waiter was knowledgable and freindly. We were provided a free appetizer to sample and delicious cocktails prior to our meal. We enjoyed their bacon shrimp app as well as their chilled avocado soup. The entrees were very filling and well prepared. Overall great experience. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant with old-fashioned neighborhood restaurant feel inviting you to spend the evening enjoying good food and friends. We were seated in the quieter dining room which is offset from the bar area which was a little livelier. Very attentive service but they were out of some entrees and ingredients to make drinks at 7:15 pm on a Saturday night. Bread, seasoned oil and a shellfish canape plate were served gratis. The salads were fresh and just the right size for appetizer salads. The three of us enjoyed salmon fettucine, veal marsala but the best was the special of pork ribeye with a blackberry sauce."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great dinner, great service, and reasonably priced. For whatever reason it has been a long time since I was at Davani's. Will definitely be back -- everything was great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went to dinner at Davini's after many years of driving by. Glad we stopped in. I did not realize what I was missing. Service was wonderful. Leonard was our server. Appetizers were excellent. The Mozerella and Tomato was outstanding. The entrees were perfect and the desert was some of the best I've had in Greenville. We plan to go back again this weekend."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "What a PERFECT place to celebrate a special event. The staff was attentive, but not imposing. The food was excellent. The total package made our anniversary celebration special. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great restaurant with excellent food, service, and ambiance. We need to go more often! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My favorite dining spot in the upstate . The food, service, atmosphere is excellent. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We find Davani's to be a solid, dependable restaurant with good food, good wine, and good service. Rocky, the owner, and his wife are there and engaged with the diners. We discovered a good, inexpensive wine this visit. Ridge Geyserville 2012 Zin."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We just loved the...OLD SCHOOL METHOD...1) appetizer...escargot (peferct)...2) Iceburg wedge & itiailan dress...3) Lamb shank ( bone in with the marrow) Perfect again...Rousted duck brest and garlic mash taters...Again great...A fantastic selection of wine. Their port wine with entree made the dish...Will go again when in the area...Service was like the food...great plus more...It's in a strip-mall?...Yes...So what..."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was a special occasion and we picked this restaurant from the reviews on OpenTable. Once inside the restaurant you could not tell it was located in a strip center - it felt private and intimate. We arrived early and while waiting on others to arrive, decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was friendly, knowledgeable, and she was very attentive. We also tried three different appetizers in the beginning; soft shell crab (great!), calamari (also great!), and escargot (some of the best we've ever had - absolutely fantastic!). Everyone's dinner was equally as good, as was the service. On our next visit to Greenville, Davani's will be our top choice for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "What a find. One of the best restaurants in the Greenville area. Our first visit there and they really impressed us both with service and the quality of the food. You must try it."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure to visit Rocky and the Gang at Davani's. We come from 50 miles away to enjoy the best veal picatta in the State. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a very nice night with great service & outstanding food. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "If you want an excellent dinning experience, Davani's is for you! Their chef is outstanding and very innovating in preparing the meals. You never know what the "specials" will be...but you always know it's going to be good! We like to bring friends with us for dinner, as the ambiance is intimate, and great for talking. Some restaurants you have to shout to be heard, so what's the point of that?? They have a small private dinning room for a group occasions, and they have an extensive wine selection from the bar. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Rocky greeted us to start our evening and it was great from there on. Personable atmosphere, great food and Service. We really had a very pleasant evening with some very good friends. A Great Find. We'll definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I turn to Davani's when the evening needs to be perfect. Last visit was with a friend marking the first anniversary of her husband's death. I sent Rocky a private note and he handled the rest. We were greeted warmly, given time to make our selections and able to talk in a quiet section of the restaurant. Michelle's service was impeccable. Rocky checked in to ensure a positive experience. The food was out of this world. My friend was impressed by the experience from start to end. She's remarked many times concern in getting through that day, but being at Davani's, the care, concern we were shown, not rushed, enjoying good food, good wine and wonderful evening out was the tonic she needed. Thank you, Rocky and Michelle! You are the best!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Wait staff very attentive and friendly. Food and wine was excellent and plan to go back again if in the area."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in Greenville. Our server was very attentive and personable. Their wine list was not too big while still providing a great selection at a range of prices. The food was also wonderful. The baked brie is a must and the lobster bisque was incredible. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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