Davani's

4.7
959 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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J
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty and always welcoming. Will be back for sure.

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HF
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Davani's seems like a nice restaurant, and maybe we caught it on an off night. Our scallops appetizer was excellent. The bruschetta was just okay. The breading was just too much. Should be server on a lighter, thinner bread so you can actually taste the tomatoes and basil. For main courses we ordered the Veal Marsala and the Osso Bucco. Davani's is known for their Marsala which is a little surprising for what we received. The veal was all that tender, and the sauce lacked solid, rich flavors. It was really just kind of bland. And the Osso Bucco was well presented, but was a bit tough, and certainly didn't just fall off the bone like in some fine restaurants. Good wine list with many choices. Overall, their menu is solid, service was excellent, and the atmosphere was quite nice. So as I mentioned, hopefully they just whiffed on our dinner this particular night.

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D
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal ! The Veal Piccata is my favorite and it didn’t disappoint! My husband started out with the scallops which he reluctantly shared . Perfectly seasoned and tender. We finished with the bread pudding , which was a decadent finish to our meal!

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WK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

second time we were here great meal, great service. we will be back

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LG
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Delicious cuisine served in a romantic atmosphere. I can't wait to go again.

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GM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Would definitely go to again!

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DJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Davani’s is one of the under appreciated gems of Greenville SC dining. While mostly Italian, the menu has a variety of non-Italian offerings (like Coquille St. Jacques and sashimi tuna) to please other pallets. Service is impeccable and the Mr. Davani circulates greeting guests and ensuring their satisfaction. A great experience both times I have visited Davani’s.

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DH
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With this visit Davani's is now in my top three in Greenville.

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PK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best menu for Italian in the area.
Food was very good and prices reasonable for the Greenville area. I would definitely go again

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BK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed celebrating my daughter ‘s Birthday! Leonard was exceptional as always! The food was cooked to perfection and everyone in the party enjoyed the ambiance!

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great amazing food. Probably one of the best Tuscan wines I've ever had.
Loved the place

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C
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively atmosphere and excellent food. It was the place to be on a Friday night.

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FN
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects as always. It is becoming a favorite.

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JH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for an intimate dinner or out with friends! The service better than so many other restaurants in the same price range.

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RL
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST restaurant in Greenville and you CANNOT change my mind. The Food: 🙌🏼 The Service: 🙌🏼 The Ambiance: 🙌🏼

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KM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian restaurant with wonderful service. Only 2 miles from the Main Street River area and worth the trip

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MC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We have gone to Divanni's several times in the past but were so upset and disappointed Monday night.
My husband and I usually order a veal dish which we both did. My 1st bite I had to keep chewing & eventually just swallow the lump. My husband's was the same. Expensive entree. Waiter took back, explained new young preparer didn't pound it out & they couldn't redo it as veal wasn't ready. Ordered something else. Our daughters are now 1/2 way through their dinner & feeling they should wait on ours. Get the bill, pay it. Review later as it was over $200/4 people & only 1 glass wine. Added up charges: $5/marinara sauce on my angel hair pasta!! $5/ switch out asparagus for mashed potatoes!! I didn't order coffee, just my husband but it was brought to me & $5/coffee!
With the veal situation maybe they'd try to make up for it by offering desert, which we ordered (3) on them, NO!! GUESS WE WON'T BE RETURNING!! we know lots of people & will be sure they don't bother either.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leonard was a great waiter! Food was delicious and beautifully presented

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C
Charleston
98 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The chicken Marsala was excellent.

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FP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I have eaten at this restaurant for a number of years. It never ceases to impress me. The food is excellent the service is good and Rocky, the owner manager, always has a nice word to make you feel at home. the meals are not overpriced compared to other restaurants in the area although I would gladly pay a few dollars more. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone interested in good Italian food at a reasonable price. I've had many servers and all have given excellent performance. They have been attentive without hovering. The ambiance is warm and inviting

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I come to Davani’s often. The food is always outstanding. We frequently try the chefs specials. They never disappoint. The chef is imaginative and staff is friendly and professional. Parking is easy. It is upscale without having to deal with downtown.

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and relaxing. A little too dark to read the menu, but the waitress was helpful. We enjoyed our meal and will return.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Wonderful food. Salads are fresh and the food is perfectly cooked.

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RJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed at Davani’s. The staff is cordial, efficient an watches over you well to ensure that all your needs are addressed. The food items are delicious, portion size is perfect with all aspects in the perfect column.

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DH
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great Greenville restaurant and a personal favorite. Great food and selections. Very good staff and wonderful bartender.

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r
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The only thing keeping me from giving them a 5 was the oysters Rockefeller appetizer. We could barely find the oyster and the cheese sauce drowned it out anyway. The service by Leonard was exceptional, our entree was great, the wine reasonable, and the tiramisu was excellent. They brought us a free cannoli to celebrate my wife's promotion which was very nice.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely incredible. Service amazing as well. A great experience and some of the best Italian I’ve ever had. Will be back soon. Highly recommend

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T
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the finest restaurants in Greenville! Food is fresh and delicious! Service is impeccable! Highly recommended!

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and wonderful experience! Staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and happy.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hospitality from staff and server was extraordinary. Food was stellar from start to finish. First time here, but will absolutely return when in town.

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JD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

As always, the food is fantastic. Service was not as it usually is.

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US
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really nice. We enjoyed the seafood very much. The tomato mozzarella was served in an interesting tower style- and the dressing was untypical too...but taste of individual ingredients were excellent. Cheesecake without a crust was extremely delicious and the tiramisu too. Definitely can recommend this restaurant for its high and fresh quality food they serve. Ambiance was just right for a romantic dinner!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very nice dinner with my girlfriend, but its location was a bit odd. You wouldn’t expect a fancy italian restaurant in a strip mall, but we were reassured that this was the nice italian restaurant we read about once we experienced it.

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JS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding to include our server who had a broken arm! The only reason I did not give an overall Outstanding was because our entree order took a long time being served. The lighting was too low to read the menu. We will return for sure.

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L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was wonderful; food, service, ambiance all great.

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TW
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How was Davani’s? Incredible.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fine restaurant

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RA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocky & Stephanie are great hosts for incredibly delicious meals!!! Thank you!

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r
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re regulars but I had shrimp fettuccine Alfredo and it was the best I’ve ever had. Delicious. As usual, Jennifer took care of us beautifully

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