Great RestaurantThere were several of us who really enjoyed our experience. Couldn't have been a better night or better food.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDavanti is always spot onDavanti is a wonderful restaurant. Great prices, wonderful food, and a friendly ambience. I thought the waiter did a wonderful job serving a big table on a very busy day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs upAwesome rustic atmosphere. Portions are great for sharing and exploring the menu.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the Music RightThis is a gem of a restaurant. The food is wonderful. You feel like you are in Italy. This was my second time there. The first was at night and the place was so noisy I couldn't hold a conversation with my friend. So I took 5 friends to lunch there. The noise level was not bad but the music was all the fifties. Come on....this is an Italian Enoteca not Ed Debevics! Your food and decor is authentic. Get the music right. Lots of great Italian music out there. Play some. The service was spotty. The server seemed to have to do his own bar tending which slowed things down. I had better service on my first visit when things were quite busy.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Everything we tried at Davanti Enoteca was delicious! We started with the roasted cauliflower steak with olive tapenade & lemon jam, yum. Next we tried the pork belly & spring onion mostada, yum. Also on our plates was the seared octopus & warm fingerling potatoes with horseradish aioli, yum, yum. My husband, never one to miss a pasta course tried the giant rigatoni with house made sausage and oven roasted tomatoes. After he finished, he said: yum. Finally, because we still wanted to try some of the enticing menu options, we had the Wagyu hanger steak & grilled ramps with salsa verde. The verdict? Yum. Can't wait to go back and try other options we missed.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeI love Davanti Enoteca and will keep going back! Favorites include: vasi with ricotta/honey, pea shoot and rock shrimp salad, burger, cheese boards5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience!Love this restaurant! The food was delicious. Service was wonderful. Very knowledgable about the wine list and made some great food recommendations. We had a great evening.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDate night hitI could not have had a better experience. Our waiter was fantastic! He made recommendations on food and wine and even brought a little extra of the compote on our cheese and meat table when we raved about it. He was well educated on the food and wine menu and really made us feel welcome. Also, the food was phenomenal. We had a steak dish, octopus, and a pasta. Everything was delicious. The restaurant was romantic, and it was certainly a date night hit! I will rave about Davanti Enoteca to all my friends. Fantastic!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brunch in ChicagoWe are regulars here and continue to go back. We LOVE brunch there. The food selection is amazing and different than all the other brunch spots and the bloody mary bar is fantastic. The service is always fabulous.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time at the restaurant.Our first time at the restaurant. Loved the truffle egg toast with asparagus and the turkey leg confit, which was a special. The escarole salad was ok. The mushroom pizza with taleggio was excellent. As was the wine selection and service. Truly a lovely meal.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotThe food was great, different menu, loved all of it!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a really great timeWe had a really great time at Davanti Enoteca! Our server, Ron, was pleasant, funny and really competent. He made a good experience at the restaurant a great experience! Loved the olives, the chicken liver mousse, the cherry tomato salad. The sea urchin pasta was just delicious and so was the fish of the day-halibut-with Brussels sprouts. Nice wine, great vibe. We made another reservation for an upcoming family event!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGEM!Thumbs up in my book! We dine at Davanti Enoteca occasionally.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great Italian thinReally great Italian thin crust pizzas---very fresh! The ricotta spread appetizer was amazing and they gave us all the extra toasts that we wanted. The cheese platter had very little serving sizes for the price, so that was the only negative. Oh, and the fact that in our party of 7, the chicken entree for one guest came out 15 minutes after everything else. Poor timing on their part. Overall, great!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time,enjoyed previousSecond time,enjoyed previous visit more.Seated for awhile before we got a server.Love the concept of Italian Tapas.No real complaint this time except the server on our last visit hit a home run on every recommendation .
Another great spot in the River West corridor to enjoy before United Center events4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food!!! Great SundayAmazing food!!! Great Sunday brunch - can't even describe how much fun this restaurant is!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a group of six forWe were a group of six for brunch including a kid and we all had a great time. We chose from the brunch and lunch menus. The food was excellent and portions were enough to share. The service was attentive and very accommodating. The bloody Mary bar was original. My only comment will be that espresso coffee drinks were overpriced for the quantity that you get. It is an Italian restaurant and coffee should not be more expensive than a Bellini. Overall, it was a great experience and we will be back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here several timesI've been here several times already and it's been good every time. Food and service are great!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my mother and stepfatherTook my mother and stepfather to this little italy gem. It was a beautiful atmosphere and the food was superb! Would definately go back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDavanti never fails to impress!Davanti never fails to impress! We love bringing friends and family to Davanti because there is something for everyone and we always have such great service and even better food. This is most definitely one of my favorite spots to eat!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Davanti's aI have been to Davanti's a few times now and it never disappoints. We had great service. All the food we tried (Ricotta and Honeycomb, Burrata salad, Pork Cheek & ricotta dumplings, spagetti) were all fantastic. The ambiance there is cozy and romantic, yet there are big tables for groups as well. It's just a great place!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food with Noisy CompanyAwesome food, but it was pretty noisy. Prices were not cheap, but the food was very good. Definitely plan on checking it out again.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at Davanti Enoteca and I have to say it was very pleasant experience. From right off the bat, the GM himself ushered us to our table and saw to it that it was a comfortable spot. The food was phenom and their a la carte style kept the dinner interactive. Service was exceptional and I appreciated all of our server's recommendations throughout the meal. I will most certainly make this a staple in my visits to Little Italy.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAs we say in French " QueAs we say in French " Que du bonheur"
Marc et Aline
Québec,Canada3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen to Davanti several timesBeen to Davanti several times and it is consistently delicious. I love that the dishes are meant to be shared because the menu is filled with so many different things to try. It's a restaurant where you can be free to try anything because you know anything you pick is going to be delicious. I especially love the boards and the mason jars...you would think toast is just toast but their tuscan toast is just so good; thick slices of soft, crusty bread toasted with a little bit of olive oil and then smeared with whatever jar of goodness you choose... it's just so good.
The restaurant does get busy so the servers can get busy but they're friendly and helpful.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. Our waiter was more than knowledgeable about every aspect of the menu and wine list. His recommendations for food and wine were spot on and made for a great restaurant to become even better.
Will definitely be recommending this restaurant to friends/family, and will be returning soon.
Just make sure you get a reservation, as it can get rather busy into the evening.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be back!Great spot. They specialize in small plates, so it's a nice place to go with at least a few people so you can order things to share. Loved our server. Decor is a combination of rustic and modern. It's a wine bar, so you can't go wrong if you like the vino. It can get a little loud, but that's really my only complaint. It's also slightly pricey, but for the great quality you get, I can't say it's bad value.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a fantastic time at thisHad a fantastic time at this place. The food was perfect, the small plate style was ideal, beautiful and delicious. The truffle egg toast was the best thing by far.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my rock solid faves....I have come here often.. for brunch, lunch, dinner... and have ordered nearly everything on the menu.. We have never been disappointed and the food has been incredible.. tons of options for vegetarians (brought a vege friend here and she loved it)as well. This is definitely one of my "go-to" places whenever I want some good wine, fab food and friendly service... can't wait to go back again!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI happened upon Davanti lookingI happened upon Davanti looking for a place prior to a Bulls game. What a great find! Right on Taylor Street, Davanti offered a great menu of food meant to be shared. The meal was well paced, the server very knowledgeble and it was affordable. I would certainly return!12/29/2012 12:00:00 AMParking is the only negativeParking is the only negative about this restaurant.12/14/2012 12:00:00 AMConsistently great food andConsistently great food and service. We have been going for a couple years and have watched it grow from a little brunch place close to maple leaf to n amazing destination. I try a different brunch dish every time I am there and they are all fabulous. I wish they would bring back brunch specials. The Bloody Mary bar or bloody Maria as we order them, is fantastic with homemade veggies and any kind of hot sauce you could imagine.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great evening. WithWe had a great evening. With the small dish concept, you are really able to experience a variety of dishes. Each dish was wonderful. I love the ricotta and honey comb. Simple, but very tasty. We had the pork belly, pizza, pasta (sea urchin & crab), spicy chicken and a bunch of other stuff! The dinner was well paced and relaxing. I would definitely recommend!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful!! WentAbsolutely wonderful!! Went with a group of girls and had a fantastic time. The food was unique and flavorful. The ambiance was lively and upbeat. Just excellent!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM