Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs
Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.davantienoteca.com/
  • Phone: (708) 783-1060
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am -2:00pm

    Lunch/Dinner:
    Monday & Tuesday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
    Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Jon Court
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full Service Catering Available
  • Private Party Facilities: A beautiful rustic party room featuring wood and brick taking our guests back to an ancient Italian cavern. Seats up to 35 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jorie Jelinek 708-212-3040x
  • Special Events: Our next Wine Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 20th. Please call the restaurant to reserve your place.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Entrance located off Wolf Road
  • Public Transit: Metra stop- Western Springs
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking in the parking lot North of Davanti Enoteca. Plenty of street parking as well.
A word from Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs
Davanti Enoteca is a rustic small plate Italian wine bar. It features a large lounge area, main dining room as well as a private party room which can accommodate up to 40 guests. The center of the main dining room features an authentic pizza oven where guests can observe hand made pizzas being prepared by our talented pizza makers. The comfortable rustic setting features lots of wood, brick, and classic lighting with an incredible sound system for our guests to enjoy.
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Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)fit for foodies (84)good for groups (53)great for outdoor dining (50)notable wine list (44)hot spot (38)special occasion (36)vibrant bar scene (25)great for lunch (24)romantic (21)kid-friendly (17)great for brunch (14)late-night find (10)scenic view (3)Show More
  • The food was great, would recomended and return.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The waiter was very knowledgeably about the food and reccomended accordingly. Both the waiter and busboy were attentive. The problem was, we ordered appetizers and entrees and the food flew out of the kitchen, one dish on top of another. Example, two people ordered an appetizer as entrées and it arrived as an appetizer along with the others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Davanti is consistently excellent. The manager(s) know their clients by name and give service, greeting and check in a personal touch. Very knowledgeable staff from servers to bus boys don't hang around but are nicely attentive. Excellent value from wine, beer to food. The best desserts too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant, hands down. Been here dozens of times and never disappointed. The food is incredible and the service is perfectly attentive; not too much, not too little. That's a hard balance to strike. Everything really is top notch, from the moment you walk in and are greeted warmly like old friends, until you leave, fat and happy. We can't wait to go again the night before Thanksgiving with a group of friends. Who needs turkey and stuffing?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    momma1
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We LOVE Davanti. Great for a small/medium sized group. Sharing plates and lots to choose from. Very creative, bursting with flavor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An unexpected treat
    PJJJ
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    First time visit to celebrate a birthday. What a find! Loved the interior. The food was fantastic. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • western springs experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    we've been to davanti enoteca twice and have enjoyed each time. great food, really nice atmosphere, very friendly. felt like we were dining in a trattoria in italy. my only complaint was when we booked through open table i mentioned 2 birthdays we were celebrating. we were so stuffed by the excellent food that we had no room for dessert. when the check came our server said "happy birthday". it was then i realized they did nothing out of the ordinary to help us celebrate the night. i would have expected a little cake or cookies with "happy birthday" written in chocolate or some such decorating. huh? wonder why i bothered?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    MartaVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I would prefer buffet type brunch and lower noise level. I missed Angie and her friendly, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not disappointed!
    Jam1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My husband and I have wanted to try this restaurant since it opened on Taylor St. We were not disappointed. Had the fig & Marscapone, polenta & pork ragu, prosciutto & arugula pizza. Hard to face any other pizza after that. Wow! Still wasn't to visit Taylor St. But Western Springs is our new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the Western burbs
    Dine4pleasure
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Have eaten here four times and have always loved our selections. Ingredients always taste fresh, and are cooked to perfection. Beautiful presentation, generous portions, and reasonable prices for the quality. Fantastic and at times unique blending/pairing of various ingredients and flavors. Service has consistently been gracious, as well as spot on. Decor is warm, eclectic, and tasteful. Please keep up the amazing job you have been doing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    noneVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Been here many times for dinner. This was our first Sunday Brunch. Fabulous! Loved the Bloody Mary bar. Brunch entrees were fantastic. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pre-theater dinner!
    foodiemom
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went to Davanti before seeing a play at the Theater of Western Springs. We had just made a reservation that morning and were a little late, but they seated us immediately and had us out right on time. Overall the food was delicious (especially the fig and marscapone vasi and the polenta with pork shoulder ragu), and our server was very helpful with the wine list. We will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine
    Wine74
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Wine selection is average. A selection of Antinori wines would be a nice addition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodies delight
    Triari
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We went to celebrate my daughter birthday and it was fun to order different things from menu. Everything was so good. My husband is from northern Italy so we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not go here !!!
    blkwht1VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had 6:30 reservations that were made two weeks in advance. I requested a high top in the bar near the windows. Clearly the host did not read the request before we arrived - there were no tables in the bar - so we were taken through the main dining room into a side room filled with families with children - CLEARLY the blonde gentleman seating us did NOT read us correctly - WHY ON EARTH would he think the two of us out for a nice dinner would want to be squeezed into a small room filled with families and children ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    kaypee1973
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Reservation was not honored and had to wait 30 more before being seated. Two out of the four guests were brought the wrong meals and the waitress did not even seem to care about it. Waitress pretty much ignored us the entire night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Davanti Enoteca
    Rushmore
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My major issue with this restaurant is the portion size. They make a point of saying that the food is served family style and meant to be shared, but they neglect to tell you that the portions are much smaller than you would find in a comparable restaurant. Just one entree off the menu might not satisfy your hunger, so you are hardly going to want to share it. Food is good though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Huge noise level but all 3 of us loved this restaurant and will go again. Food is so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very reliable
    LGdiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I'm really happy we have Davanti Enoteca in the LaGrange/Western Springs area. The food is always excellent and the service and overall experience is consistently good. I recommend the ragu of the day (served over polenta) and the farro salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BG
    BGEats
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Have liked this location in the past (food, ambience, staff...). However, was disappointed on this occasion in that we felt rushed. After waiting 20+ minutes for our table (no big deal - place was crowded and staff was nice), first wave of appetizers arrived within 2 minutes and entree's within 4 minutes of ordering. While I applaud the "McDonald's-like" efficiency, we simply felt rushed. Not trying to "Bash" Davanti - I like the concept and many aspects of the place. Will just think twice before going back unless I want a quick meal...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday dinner
    sheefiVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    our waiter was outstanding and we had a great time. just want to mention that your red wine should probably be kept a little cooler (optimal temp 56-60 deg); we had 3 bottles of Planet Oregon which is a great wine, but they were all kind of warm food was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time & Will Be Back
    chrischicagoVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    It was our first time and everything on the menu sounded great along w/many things you don't see at other restaurants. Our food was wonderful and will be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary stop
    eppchicago
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband & I stopped in late on our Anniversary. I recommend the escarole salad- big enough for two! Or- the butternut squash/faro salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Western Springs find
    Fagas
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This restaurant is under new ownership following an Italian restaurant that closed at this location. Whatever that restaurant lacked (pretty much everything) this restaurant excels at. Great food with a wide variety of choices, innovative recipes and an unbelievable wine list. The service was superb. Great atmosphere, kind of makes you feel like you are in Italy. This is one of our new favorites. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coco
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always outstanding food and service! Bon Appetite!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Wonderful food,excellent wait staffer loved everything about the restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • finedine2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    did not enjoy. very loud,not conversation friendly at all. dinner was just ok.service,fair,
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal
    WallycatVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our server was excellent. It's not easy serving a group of 8 women and she has great suggestions. The meatballs were excellent and the ricatta with honey was fabulous. I will continue to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    Francko
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Our second time here. Food was very good at reasonable prices. Kale salad was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything tastes as good as it sounds here. Even though we've yet to try some items, and have ordered some of the same items multiple times, we can't resist the flavors of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    domesticdiva1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to Davanti several times & it never disappoints. The focaccia, daily ragout & beet salad are some of our favorites. Service was great. We sat in the bar, which was fun but a little loud. Also, I do wish they would change their menu & make it more seasonal. The menu has been the same since they opened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 2nd Time
    zimba
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The first time at the restaurant about 9 months ago we had a great meal but I can't say the same this time. We had the bruscetta and it was dry and unseasoned, the pear salad was the highlight of the meal, the pasta dish was ordinary and the hanger steak was good but not worth the price. Overall the meal was very expensive and not worth the price. We did get seated right upon arrival and the waitress was attentive but the wait staff took away our dishes before we even set our forks down making us feel like they were trying to rush us out. It was disappointing because it is always great to have a fun, local restaurant available.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    Toolwoman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went early to dine on the patio for my birthday. Everyone was very attentive and tried to make they day special for me. Cheese and salumi board (I just can't believe they were out of two cheeses on a Thursday) and cace de pep later with some wine. Nice day... Nice outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for brunch
    melissabmurrayVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I have been to the location in the city multiple times for dinner but never went for brunch. Now I know how much I was missing out!! The brunch was just as good as the dinner and some of our favorite dishes were still offered at brunch! Definitely a great option for brunch in the suburbs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal!
    WallycatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Loved our meal! Good cheeses for appetizers. The service was excellent. The ricotta with honey and bread was fabulous. Loved the pollenta and the pasta dishes. The kale salad was very good as well. As a bonus we were given gelato at the end of our meal. I'm coming back with a group next week. Good wine and cocktail list as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    BemochaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Have been here several times and have not been disappointed once. Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slipping...
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was there for lunch this week and service was terrible. The restaurant is supposed to be open at 11:30 I got there at 11:40 an the door was locked. hostess promptly opened it and apologized. It took 10+ minutes before waiter and (trainee I think) came to get a drink order. Another 10+ for the waiter to return and get our food order. he was busy watching TV! Then after our food was served he (or the trainee) never came back to see if we wanted anything else, (which we did) We couldn't even flag him down. The table next to us had the same problem to the point where the hostess had to take their order because the waiter had not been to their table yet. be careful Davanti, there are too many other GREAT place popping up.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Sub-Standard Service
    EspoVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It is really a shame that I can't give Davanti better marks, but we found the service to be slow and inattentive throughout our entire dinner. It took some time for our waiter to make contact, and probably another ten minutes before we received our drinks. Dishes were slow to make their way out of the kitchen, and the wait staff was even slower in removing the empty dishes from our table. Our waiter seemed very chatty with other tables, at the expense of ours, and it took a good 20-30 minute between last dish and finally receiving our check. Overall, the food was very good, and the concept of Italian small plates is something we have enjoyed in the past. Judging by other reviews, this place might be worth a second chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, unbearable noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were very impressed with the food and service but found communication impossible with the noise level. This was exacerbated with a very loud group at a nearby table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • imnfpVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great server tonight. She came by routinely to see if we needed anything. The food was also outstanding! We had the special watermelon salad as well as the special polenta. From the moment we arrived, we were enthusiastically greeted. I cannot say enough good things about this dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We love Davanti Enoteca! The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is great. Wine list is superb, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.