Davani's

4.7
912 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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JC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service is outstanding, food is excellent and ambiance is great!
I LOVE this restaurant.

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PC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Davani's is our go to "special occasion" place. The food is excellent and consistent each time we go there.

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SC
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, dessert, service, ambiance. We’ll be back.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Everything is excellent

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WM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, good service. Rocky suggested a most tasty wine.
Overall a most pleasant dining experience. Plan to return soon.

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LJ
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first evening at Davani's. We enjoy dining out and will certainly visit it again. The service was excellent, as was the dinner and the noise level was better than most.

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R
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and we loved it! Will definitely be a favorite, particularly for a special occasion. Thank you for a delightful experience.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great customer service. I do wish there was a little more lighting.

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E
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here with friends. We ordered chicken francese, spaghetti with white clam sauce, and rack of lamb. Everything was fresh and prepared to perfection. Fine dining at its best.

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RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! A Greenville treasure! Thanks to Rocky & Stephanie for making each meal a celebration. Welcome Autmn to the Danani family!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, everything except the cold draft by the door

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Will be back for sure.

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DP
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal!

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PG
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambience, noise level all top-shelf! Will be definitely eating here again!

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LG
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was outstanding! Food was very good. We were a little disappointed because it was my Mom’s birthday and we requested a booth but didn’t get one. And they didn’t have her favorite wine, which is moscato. That’s kind of weird because it is an Italian dessert wine... And they didn’t acknowledge her birthday at all... otherwise it was ok.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian we have had in Greenville.

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PH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience every time we go. Absolutely love this place.

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SR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was spot on with timely delivery of food and beverage, a good crowd but not too loud. I guess I must be getting older but it is a bit dark to read the menu without help from the phone but that is the style and atmosphere there. Food was very nice.

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NB
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant with a wonderful, cozy atmosphere. The food was delicious! And the room temperature was very comfortable...not so cold that you feel uncomfortable like most restaurants! We will definitely be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great evening.

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JC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice dinner, salad and entrees were very good and we especially liked dessert!

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day Menu offered good selections and reasonable costs for three course meals

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MD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as any restaurant in the Greenville area...highly recommend

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We have been to Davani”s many times and have always had a wonderful dinner. I ordered the fish special and it was not good. Was greasy and I was disappointed. We went the night before valentines so that we wouldn’t have a wait but the cook was definitely not good. We appreciate all the times the food was amazing. Our service was outstanding and he couldn’t have done anything more. Awesome service.

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RV
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Davani’s is an excellent restaurant, with great Italian pastas, osso bucco, veal parmigiana or marsala, as well as crab cakes, duck breast, and steaks. I highly recommend the smoked trout appetizer! The wine list ranges from inexpensive to Rocky’s off-list bottles for special occasions. The restaurant interior is quiet, they have a great bar as well as a private room for events. Having dinner downtown is great, but locals should all experience Davani’s for its food and very personal service. Highly recommended.

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TW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Waiter was super.

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Houston
34 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Entrees were mediocre at best. I had a Manhattan that was watered down. The owner was rude as hell to someone who asked him to lower the musak. "We don't set the music for one customer.".

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PF
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a last minute decision to dine here! We are so glad that we did. The food and service were excellent!!! We plan on returning soon!

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M
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best pork ribeyes I have ever had. Jennifer is great - ask for her. The chicken park and cannelloni are fantastic as well

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Great place to celebrate our anniversary!

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OB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was very disappointing. The food was not great. First and foremost, everything except the bread had too much sugar in it. The spaghetti sauce had a nice tang on the first bite, but quickly tasted like they added too much sugar. The chicken Marsala my friend ate was way too sweet! I ordered a 'to go' meal of the Marsala and requested that the chef omit the sugar. It was much better. The noodles are homemade and I was looking forward to that, but the cannelloni I ordered was so overcooked and dry it was nearly impossible to cut into edible bites. It had the texture and flavor of something that had been kept in the oven way too long. The service was great. The ambiance was really nice and it was fairly quiet, but that may be because it was nearly empty. I live an hour away, so I would likely not go out of my way to eat there again. Maybe they just had a bad night. The owner is not Italian. I'm Sicilian from a very Italian/Greek locale in Michigan and my experience is that only true Italians can cook real Italian food, everything else is someone's interpretation of it. This was definitely an interpretive Italian meal. Such has been my experience in South Carolina. Enough with the sugar already!

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TG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went for dinner while in town and while the server was very nice, we waited a very long time for dinner. When it finally arrived the fish had a very dry texture to it as though it been microwaved to heat it back up. The pasta AND the fish was extremely salty, as well. The manager, I suppose it was the manager, would walk up and down the aisle chatting with people and failed to stop at ours. Perhaps he only chats with regulars or people he knows and gives personal attention so that their meals are prepared nicely and arrive in a timely manner. He was with the original server when our dinner was served to us, and not a word was uttered by way of an apology for such a delay in our food's arrival.

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MP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had International guests in town and Davanis delivered. The food and Rocky’s wine recommendation were spot on. Great service and table for 4 that allowed us to relax and enjoy conversation. Will be back often

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davani's is always a favorite for us. Ricky and Stephanie run this place like a well oiled machine, and they always make us feel welcome. The waitstaff are efficient and attentive without being annoying. The food is outstanding. We've never been dissatisfied with the food.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a dear friend visiting from out of town.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, inventive chef, great service, owners and staff very friendly. Inviting, relaxed. What could be better?

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SH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed the service and taste of the food. We will definitely go back.

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LY
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My boyfriend and I went for an anniversary dinner. It was fairly packed so the wait time was a little longer than I'd like. The other three couples in line all had reservations as well, so it took about 10-15 minutes for the hostess to get to us. It is a very quiet and dark restaurant so it would be good for a romantic date. Again, the wait time was a little less than desirable but we managed. There aren't a lot of vegetarian options, but that's just my opinion. Overall, for $55+tip it was a nice night.

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S
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way -- the food, the service, the ambiance. Davani's is our favorite for special occasions!

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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