Davani's

4.6
815 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm,
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Phone number
(864) 373-9013
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Landreth
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McDaniel Road
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Parking details
Shopping center parking has ample spaces, which are convenient to the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you step in the doorway...... you’re transported to old world ambiance, current menu and classic service. This is our go to neighborhood restaurant, when we want fresh crisp salads, light perfectly seasoned pastas or the flakiest catch of the day.
With a smart wine list for every taste , a great bartender....all you need to do is settle in, relax enjoy your company and dine.....

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend out for a nice night. First time coming here and was absolutely blown away. Being early 20s we were the youngest by far, but we were treated so well and had an awesome experience. We very much enjoyed our night and our waitress Jennifer was outstanding. We will be back for sure!

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OT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always, Rocky knows how to run a restaurant! One of our all time favorites!

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CT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a long standing diner, Davani's never fails to please on ever level. Rocky and Stephanie continue to provide an outstanding dining experience. Great menu and preparation hard to beat. On this visit superb Oysters Rockefeller and stuffed mushrooms set the stage for Veal Piccata and the best Osso Buco I have had outside of Italy; it I to die for!!!!! Solid wine list and their warm bread pudding topped a perfect meal for four. Service was impeccable and the wait staff provided attentive service, with a good sense of humor and very knowledgeable of the menu. Always a pleasure to dine at Davani's and my 35% tip was indicative of how well we enjoyed another great dining experience. Davani's is one of 3 fine dining restaurants I bring special out of town guest to as an example of the top end of the Greenville food scene. We look forward to coming back; have enjoyed hosting a Valentine's Day dinner for 12, two anniversaries, three birthdays and often just a great date night romantic dinner. Top notch in everyway and many high five to the Davani's and their professional staff - don't miss having dinner here!!!

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JC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delight ..... old world service, with a menu that is current, fresh and delicious. A smart wine list with something for every pallet and pocket. And the service, Leonard in our case, was simply the best at being there and around when needed . This is a must return and not to be saved for only special occasions.

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L
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leonard provided exceptional table side service. His advice about menu choices for all courses was perfect. And he even carries a Tide pen for spots on customers clothing. He’s the best!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Davani's is always a treat. The service is excellent. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is pleasant. Davani's is on our list of regular restaurants.

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r
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fav. The Italian recipes are extremely well prepared. Will return again and again. We highly recommend our server, Jennifer, as well

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C
Charleston
67 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal.

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JV
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great treasure tucked away in a small shopping mall in Greenville , SC . fOOD AND SERVICE WERE OUTSTANDING , if you are in town give a visit it is well worth it .

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, enjoyable food. Lively Italian restaurant...loved it.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Leonard was excellent. He made wonderful recommendations for appetizer and entree choices and was very receptive to all of our needs. He made our dining experience very enjoyable. All of our food selections were delicious. We even commented that we need to come back more often because it really is very good and the personal attention given to each patron is memorable.

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GA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Davani's. We have introduced many friends to this cozy Italian restaurant and have never been disappointed. You are always welcomed like an old friend and then treated to a wonderful meal.

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MH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Davani’s. Everything was absolutely delicious and Leonard took great care of us. We will be back!

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H
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The seafood was particularly good. The service was attentive but not overpowering. I had the pasta with clam sauce. It was excellent. My husband had the seafood of the day, again excellent. We will definitely go back to this restaurant when we're in the Greenville area. Nice to go to a one-of-a-kind local Italian restaurant.

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PC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our "go to" special occasion place. This night was to celebrate our daughters high school graduation. As expected the food and service were spot on. Thanks to our server, Leonard, for making sure our daughter had a great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The menu appetizers are the best i have seen. The restaurant needs to work on more gluten free options for entre and desserts.

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M
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went before going downtown to the theatre. Warm greeting at the door and excellent waiter service. Suggestions were very helpful and the food was as described, delicious. We split a Caesar salad and it was fresh and very good. My wife has the Chicken Oscar and the asparagus were fresh and plentiful. I had the Penne ala Vodka. Pasta was perfect, sauce was rich and spicy, and the fresh ground cheese was a very good topping. Our waiter did not hover but came by on a good schedule supplying cheese and water refills. We have been here before and will be here again. Price was good, service was great, and food was plentiful and delicious.

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best italian food I've found since Chicago. Really happy to eat authentic italian food. And the setting was perfect for a date with my husband.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always solid food and experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and great staff. My boyfriend and I went for his birthday dinner and everything was delicious! Even though we ordered a dessert, they brought out a free birthday dessert for the occasion, both complete with a birthday candle! Will definitely be returning to try more from the menu.

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HF
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The kitchen got backed up because it was busy. But because so, our waiter gave us a free round of drinks! Also, the bar knew cocktails I haven’t been able to have at other bars in the upstate. The food was AWESOME, they give you bread to snack on before your meal, and it was dark and cozy. Perfect for a date. Everyone was in business casual dress. Looks like a hole in the wall since it’s in a strip mall but just go inside and see how it changss

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S
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Apps good; entrees always sub-par. Lack flavor, originality for the price. . .

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L
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

So we really enjoyed our night ... My entree wa amazing the risotto was a little undercooked but it was still delicious. I only have to complaints the hostess did not greet us as she did everyone and that bothered me some. Because I kinda felt a little awkward after noticing that. Also the ceasar salad was not pleasant it was lacking in so many areas and it was very unappetizing for the price. Our waitress was amazing her hospitality was off the charts she deserved every bit of her tip. Overall it was a nice restaurant and I may go again.

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VC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and pleasant atmosphere. We'll do it again!

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S
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience and great food. The host was right there all the time making sure that we were well taken care of.

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b
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Davani's lived up to our previous experiences! Food was excellent (Chicken Francesa and Chicken Cordon Bleu) and wait staff very professional. Bar was great as well. It is a small venue and noise is always an issue. I guess as we age, we'd like a more quiet environment for conversation, but not sure what they can do about that! The staff were wonderful.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit but definitely not our last. Celebrated our daughter’s 19th birthday. The meal, service, and the ambience was well worth the price.

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Q
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for DIL belated birthday dinner. Was seated in a nice out of the way table for four. Great menu choices and attentive staff. Flavorful dishes. Overall food hot enough but some sides had cooled off some while waiting for main, i.e., grilled veggies.
Will def go back again and try something new.

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LK
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been looking for a good Italian Restaurant in Greenville... FOUND it... The food was excellent and the menu had many choices to pick from - all excellent.

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food and nice for the occasion. Service did a little long.

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B
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service, the food was very good and reasonable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Alfredo is incredible love everything about this restaurant!

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p
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always reliable old School Italian with fantastic service.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davani's never disappoints. From the quiet, cozy, warm atmosphere and attentive service to the delicious food- it is always a delightful dining experience.

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JT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner. The food and service was top notch! Although they didn’t seem to respond to my special request via open table, the entire dining experience was amazing! Our server was wonderful. She made sure everything was to our liking.

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v
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

I recommend for groups because is very noisy and not intimate I expected. Food is nominal not spectacular.

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a
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As usual, an excellent meal at Davani's. We are from Columbia and wish there was a place like this in our town. Good job!

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HE
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three generations of family members enjoyed a wonderful dinner together. The service was great and the food was well-prepared and delicious. The atmosphere was fun but the noise level was low and conducive to good conversations.

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