Davani's
Davani's

Davani's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davanisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8643739013
  • 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.

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Davani's reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (57)special occasion (57)neighborhood gem (55)notable wine list (43)fit for foodies (36)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Lynn
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Davani's is such a lovely restaurant. My adult children and husband ordered a variety of dishes, all of which were devoured and enjoyed! Between us, we had the Penne alla Vodka, Lasagna, N.Y. Strip, Linguine Fra Diavolo, and the fresh catch fish with scallops and shrimp in a Provençal sauce. Each diner raved about his/her perspective dinner, as well as the delicious bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic glaze. We were especially impressed with the attention we received from our waiter, Leonard, who never once had to be asked for anything! He replaced fresh bread and dipping mixture and refilled our glasses without skipping a beat. He was not intrusive in the least and invited us to return. It was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    Redbull
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went for my wife's birthday, all my special seating requests were honored and food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    johncar3
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food at Davani's was outstanding, particularly the penne alla vodka! The service was a little slow at 8 pm, but our server acknowledged the problem and still managed to take great care of us. Next time he recommended coming around 6:30 before they get so crazy. At least he was honest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the rough
    cfoodluver
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I found this restaurant nearly by accident! We've gone several times and are ALWAYS impressed with the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful return visit....
    Janie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Thank you, Davani's, for another superb experience. From the excellent cuisine, to the lovely setting and attentive staff, we always enjoy our evening with you. We have found our special table and will certainly return. The award-winning chocolate mousse hazelnut cake was, again, that special ending to our dining experience. We appreciate you and your offerings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    mtwnphilly
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Its my first time trying Davani's. My date and I decided to dress up and head out on a Saturday Night. We arrived early (5:30) and the restaurant was somewhat quiet. It picked up shortly after that. The service was excellent. We were well attended and it didn't feel like it was to the point of interruptions. The food was excellent. I enjoyed Scampi and Scollops served over fettuccine. The only thing that might have been improved was the bread pudding. It had a very good flavor but was drown in cream sauce...so much so that it was about all I tasted. However, I wouldn't consider that a big negative. Overall it was a great experience and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    Tricia
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We have been several times and consistently have a good meal and great service with Leonard. We request him because he is so special. The food is delicious, plentiful and served hot. They have a nice variety on the menu and the specials do not disappoint. The meal is leisurely, with just the right balance of time for a nice meal out. It's like having a nice little Italian getaway anytime you like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service
    Debobar
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We enjoyed Davani's on a Friday night celebrating our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed the appetizer, a baked brie and fruit plate, as well as our entries. The shrimp scampi and scallop fettuccine was very flavorful and filling. My husband enjoyed the crab cakes but felt they were nothing special. The highlight of our meal was the dessert. The bread pudding was delicious and probably the best dessert we've had in a very long time. It was certainly enough for 2 and the sauce was warm and comforting. We will return to this restaurant, if for nothing else, the dessert!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My second visit-
    BlueHawaii12
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    and wanted to try another option from the menu..but couldn't do it! Had to have the Bacon Blue Shrimp again. It was perfect. The White Truffle Ravioli was fresh and light with excellent flavor. For his hardy appetite, my husband enjoyed the Pork Steak- a large portion and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvitallian
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food with great service. A little noisy perhaps but a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great italian Restaurant
    jimv
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    very nice menu, I had their awesome bucco a better wine list reasonably priced and attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greenville's Best Filet
    Jon2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I love Davanis. The service is excellent and the wait staff very professional. Since trying for the first time last year we have been back 6 times. The filet is always perfectly cooked to perfection and our plates look like they just came out of the dishwasher when we are finished with our meal. Great food and a great dining experience. I recommend to all of my friends and coworkers. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find
    Anniversarydelight
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our recent visit was our first visit. It won't be our last. The staff -including our server- was very hospitable & went out of their way to ensure our experience was enjoyable. As it was our anniversary, they also acknowledged and fostered the special occasion with extra care- including a Delicious dessert. All the food was delicious-as well as the atmosphere very pleasant. We would,& will, recommend it to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience and food
    engtchr
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We've eaten at Davani's several times and it has been great EVERY time. The food is superbly prepared and the service great. Our server this time was a tad over-solicitious, which I say because one thing we have loved about our previous experiences was the "old-world" aspect of the server's close, unobtrusive observance and infrequent "Is everything still o.k.?" questions. If we had an issue, we would summon the server, but that's just a small detraction. Davani's is one of Greenville's true dining gems.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian cuisine
    JM96
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Charming, quiet, great selections, great food and presentation, plus knowledgable and attentive service. My kind of place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service, food and overall theme was excellent..Prices were accurate. Fra Diavlo was superior
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite!
    heel5man
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance. We especially enjoyed wedge salads, chicken parm and shrimp & scallops provencal. The scallops were unbelievable. The owner and wife were both present and interacting with guests. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Augroaddiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We selected Davani's for our 22nd anniversary dinner and were pleased. Good food, wine and service in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can eat here Gluten Free
    CityGirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    What a great Spot, the food is fantastic, tell your wait person, you are Gluten Intolerant and they will make suggestions, they are very knowledgeable about gluten/free. They even have gluten free crackers, so you can dip in the oil mixture. A party of four and all raved about their meal selection... Oh, did I mention they make a Super martini..... It was our first visit but Not our last,..by the way...try the Duck.... Michelle is a super wait person, thanks Michelle.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food/Average Experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was very good. The tables are set close together and we had a loud group next to us so the ambiance was not as nice as we had hoped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great go to dining experience
    Mousie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went to Davani's with 2 other couples...service was perfect..we were well taken care of. The owner came by twice to check on us and made us feel welcome and showed his concerns for our enjoyment that night. All in all, we all had a fun night and one couple who had not been there yet, said they would definitely come back again. Oh, ......the food was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and gave us great service all night. The food was excellent. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best experience in years
    Grammardad
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!!!
    ricgunn
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best!
    IdmaIjan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome bucco 2
    Johnny2VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very good Italian restaurant
    SCMIKE
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jim&Amy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They always make me feel special
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I often go to this restaurant when I'm in town visiting parents, and I'm dining alone. This restaurant's owner and manager and staff are talented in every way - first, they make you feel like family. Then, they wow you with old standards with a slightly new flair. The wine list is excellent. The interior is lit just right. The food is over-the-top good. Thank you for several really relaxing evenings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bob1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner -- 6/20/14
    MarkJVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner at Davini's
    Brians
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an anniversary!!!
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time at Davani's
    StoliRocks
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great restaurant with excellent food, service, and ambiance. We need to go more often!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in all categories. .
    DRay
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My favorite dining spot in the upstate . The food, service, atmosphere is excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    Jwilson
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 303 reviews are from the Davani's reviews archive.
  • TWODINERS
    Twodiners
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Special Evening
    DavaniEscargot
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Davani's is simply divine!
    Steve
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Davani's - Just Divine
    BobSC
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet