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Davanti Enoteca - River North
Davanti Enoteca - River North

Davanti Enoteca - River North Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davantienoteca.com
  • Phone: (312) 605-5900
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Harris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Gina Bartel (312) 605-5900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State & Hubbard
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Davanti Enoteca - River North
A member of the Francesca's Restaurant Group; Davanti Enoteca is a wine bar that offers shareable plates of rustic Italian cuisine.

After opening the first location in 2010 in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, Davanti Enoteca has expanded with restaurants in Del Mar, San Diego; Little Italy, San Diego; Western Springs, Illinois; and now the newest addition the Courtyard Marriot River North in Chicago. Davanti Enoteca, an Italian wine bar, offers shareable plates of rustic Italian cuisine from pastas, pizzas, and entrees in addition to small plate items such as vasi (mini mason jars with Tuscan toast), antipasti, salads and tableside presentations. Exposed brick and refurbished wood create the ambiance of a countryside cottage in Italy.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, great service and lots of fun! Delicious pasta, seafood and appetizers!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Delicious, unusual food. Best burrata I've had outside of Italy."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We shared small plates--each that I recall was excellent--the roast corn salad, the octopus, veal meatballs. Our server was friendly, attentive and helpful guiding us to some very nice dishes on the menu. Our group of 7 included two children and there was plenty for them to enjoy as well. A high-energy place with helpful, courteous servers and a fun menu."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I brought 5 newbies to Davanti and I'm sure they will all be back!! We tried some things I've never had and they were all absolutely delicious. Everything was so good, no one could pick a favorite. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Our waiter was amazing, pasta and pizza to die for !"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A lot of crowded Italian rest. in the area, we found Davanti through Open Table and got right in. Service was fast, food quite good. Good location as well"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was delicious but we waited 20 minutes even with a reservation before asking to be seated at a high top table. The bartender was our server and she was nice but I don't understand allowing for reservations if you don't have a table available. I'm not sure how long the wait would've been had we waited for our original table. They should have offered us a drink or taken something off the bill."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great food, pleasant service, all dishes tasty, will come back again"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Nothing special about this place. Food is just ok, atmosphere is ok. Plenty of other places in River North I would go before here."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is a great addition to the neighborhood. Conveniently located, great food and consistent just like its' original location in Little Italy...However, the pasta entrees could use some improvement. The Vassi is still incredible, highly recommend the ricotta and honey, by far my favorite! The service is always outstanding. Host/Hostess could use work though."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We've taken friends to Davanti Enoteca in Little Italy many times, and everyone always loved it. This time, we tried the River North location. Just as good! The six of us took turns ordering up a storm. Everything was fabulous, especially the cauliflower bruschetta, lobster, and the cacio and pepi pasta. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was good, so was the wine, but the environment killed it! Just way to loud, and I am 24 years old..."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The focaccia and pizza were both delicious. I love the warm decor. One of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago in my opinion."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I am a regular at this restaurant and they not only meet but exceed my expectations for a great dining experience every time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great place for brunch!! There are a couple of breakfast places in River North that can get out of control busy on the weekends. Davanti should be one of them with how amazing the food is and the cozy atmosphere! But it was no wait for me and my husband @ 10 am. Such great service! Such great yummy food! And it's attached to Glazed donuts. Lots of people coming in and out of there. And for a really good reason! The donuts are incredible!!! Must order the trio! And good luck choosing just three! They all looked so tempting! I had Uovo Milano (their version of a Benedict) and it was soooo delicious! I will be craving every morsel of food from there until we go back. Which I hope is very soon! A must try for breakfast in River North!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had a very good experience there. Took a couple of out-of-town guest for dinner prior to a architecture boat tour. Definitely a solid place. Good wine / drink menu. Food was very good and very reasonable for the location. Great choice if you're squeezing in dinner before an event."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A wonderful dinner! Started with the signature Focaccia di Recco--thin and light. The honeycomb is an added treat. Next, the Truffle Egg Toast, covered with fontina, two eggs, truffle oil and slices of asparagus for a creative blend of flavors. Followed by the Orecchietti--pasta was firm & tasty--spicy, but not overpowering. The polenta/ragu was delicious. The Biondo Torta featured maple gelato on a warm brown butter blondie drizzled with caramel & almonds, so good! We love that you can order as you go. We kept the menus at the table & ordered the next course as we went along. The wine list has nice variety--5 oz. or 8 oz. pours by the glass is a nice option. They also had Vermentino by the glass, a nice surprise. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Sophisticated, flavorful food, and cheerful environment , tho somewhat small portion for pasta, never disappoint! Will be back and it'd be my 7th time:)"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I am a regular at this restaurant and they not only meet but exceed my expectations for a great dining experience every time."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The service was very slow and the food was not consistent with other times we have been there. There were huge chunks of onion in our sauce which was very different from the last time we had the rigatoni and sausage."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was in Chicago over the weekend with friends. We walked through Davanti en route to get donuts (!!!) at Glazed and Infused. I was so intrigued by the atmosphere of Davanti (and the elaborate bloody mary bar!) that I decided to check out the posted brunch menu. Needless to say, we immediately changed our brunch reservation for the following morning, and were so glad we did. The food was delicious and the service was stellar. Highly recommend the omelet dish -- the cheese is to die for!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Unique delicious twist on standard Italian food. Shared plates are fun. Attentive servers. Only drawback was the noise level."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "There brunch is delicious! Plus, they have Glazed and Infused Donuts. So good!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have been to the Taylor St location and loved it so I was happy to see they opened a second location close to my office. I went for brunch on Sunday. It was delicious! Service was slow for some reason - it wasn't very crowded yet but they were very friendly. I had the prosciutto e Uova il Pane which was absolutely delicious and I ate the whole thing! I was full for hours. My friend had the french toast also delicious and my "small" friend had pancakes and syrup. The crispy potatoes were not at all crispy so they didn't charge us. I would recommend it - either location. Happy they finally take reservations."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Taylor Street location food is much, much better and much more intimate."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It is a small plate menu so the cost really adds up especially when the portions are so small. The Aperol Spritz was the best part of the meal. We ordered 2 pastas which were very small and not that good. Perhaps a large table ordering more varieties would be more enjoyable but be cautioned you may only get a small forkful!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Warm and inviting atmosphere. Our server was very good and attentive. He knew when we needed him and when we didn't. The food was very good and we enjoyed sharing and sampling."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I am a regular at Dananti Enoteca and the entire experience was outstanding, as usual."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I must say that because of my chaotic stay in Chicago, this restaurant made me relax and enjoy the evening...initially a party of 4-evolved at the last minute into 6-and they smiled and renegotiated the table without much ado-the food was insane good! Everyone was delighted with every course! Eggplant vasi is a must! The tuna carpaccio and charred cauliflower were delish! Davanti burger/orrichetti/pollo solo mio were the main courses that everyone got-we all think alike...amazing service to top it off!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It's a nice place. Good food, great selection, service is outstanding, ambience is nice, not too loud. A nice place. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The warier was a too casual inpouring the waters. They splashed a bit near my purse and onto table. Otherwise he was very helpful and all did delicious. Great and healthy preparations."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "we went for late Sunday 2pm meal, it was still brunch. we would come back for their dinner menu next time. they made the place look great with its rustic feel."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Always a great choice for great tasting food, good service, great value in River North where bland overpriced food is the norm!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were looking for some Italian more on the classic side and this was one of the few places that had slots open for reservations on a Saturday night, yes it was last minute. The atmosphere was more for the younger crowd with loud techno-muzak blaring throughout the place. We ordered the meat/cheese tray, octopus and mushroom risotto. The food was pretty good but just didn't hit the spot for what I was craving. Bc it wasn't what I was specifically looking for doesn't mean it was bad. Just realize this isn't where you will get traditional italian in a quiet environment. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I love Davanti Enoteca. They have amazing food. So glad they are open for brunch. They have a showstopping bloody mary bar. Their french toast is deliciously fluffy and light. It's not heavy at all. I also tried their pizza with the leeks, mushrooms, and taleggio cheese. Super stinky, but super delish. The bartender, Nate, is one of my faves. Glazed and Infused being directly adjacent is also terrific. Amazing Donuts. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The menu is a bit quirky, but the food was good, especially the al dente orchiette. We had a really outstanding server, who was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. The attractive room was quite noisy, but we could carry on a conversation with a little effort. The wine list, like the menu, was a bit quirky too, but there were some good wines at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was excellent and unique. Service was lacking both at the bar and the table."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Service was great. Waiter was friendly and knew the menu very well. They were also happy to move us to a different seat since we were originally seated under a cold vent. Pizza was outstanding, pasta was okay. Nice wine list. Dessert was definitely the best part! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food is fabulous and the service is Just as good!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Excellent service and even better food. Make a point of getting the polenta board with the ragu special. I've had it twice and it's been brilliant both times. The polpo is fantastic as well; perfectly tender. Everything was great. Superb desserts and wine list. I wasn't amazed by the burger, but if you're spending the money to go to Davanti, you shouldn't be going for the burger anyway. The tapas-style dishes aren't huge, but they're rich and perfect for sharing. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014