I live only half a mile from Davani's and had never eaten there until this weekend. The food was spectacular--and one of the best meals we've had in Greenville--which is really saying something given the great restaurants we frequent downtown! We had scallops, fettucini alfredo, osso bucco, cheesecake. The service as also fantastic. This will become a regular spot.
We really enjoyed our meal at Davani’s. The food and service were excellent!
Our first experience at Davani's. We went prior to a play downtown. Very enjoyable atmosphere. My wife ordered the prime pork ribeye and she said it was very good. I had chicken scarpariello, which was a special and it was exceptionally good. We'll definitely go again - I hope the chicken scarpariello becomes a regular menu item!
Excellent food and great service. Can be causal dress or dress up. Great place to go and enjoy food, conversation, and just relax
The food was outstanding. One of the specials that night was swordfish, and I have never tasted such a moist fish. It's easy to overcook it and have it dry. But this was still moist the next day when I reheated left-overs. Even the fried grits cake was more special than other restaurants.
Our waiter Jay was very knowledgeable of the menu, and his timing was perfect in service.
The only negative was outside of the control of the restaurant. We had a table of 8 next to us, and they were literally shouting at each other. Fortunately they left before our meals arrived.
We were a bit let down based on all the high reviews.
Had Veal Marsala and Lasagne. The Veal was just ok, and the Lasagne was decent. Caesar salad loaded with excessive amount of croutons, but was decent.
Nothing real authentic and the waiter seemed scattered.
Our table was not ready when we arrived, but the wait wasn't too long. Had told them we were celebrating an Anniversary, but unfortunately, they sat us right next to the bar. Nothing special or quiet about the table.
Let down ;(
First time we dined here it was 5star just awesome. However last night was terrible. We waited over 2 hours till we received our dinner. We sat at 7:15 it was after 8 when we got our appetizers and over another hour till dinner arrived. We ate several loaves of bread while waiting and were no near as hungry. When dinner finally arrived two of the plates were cold . Of which they happily credited. Really to bad we loved the ambience and food here but now unlikely we will go back. The waiter was good and did all he could. There were 6 of us, and one plate came out little later than the other 5. Well maybe just a bad night. The food really is awesome
Very good Italian, very attentive waitress (Michelle) with good knowledge of the menu will be back!
We always enjoy Rocky and Stephanie’s Restaurant. We try to support local businesses and make an attempt to frequent one per week. You will not regret Davani’s. Veal is my wife’s favorite
A really enjoyable experience, from allowing our party to keep their reservations though being late, to a knowledgeable and helpful wait staff, an outstanding meal and excellent dessert, a fine dining experience & pleasant ambience for our table of 4.
We will never go on a Friday night again. We had to wait way too long for service for every course. I also tried to get our server's eye to ask for more bread to go with our soup. Never could. She had her hands full with a large party right next to us, so didn't blame her. It was just bad luck for us. And sitting in the glassed -in area is colder than the rest of the restaurant. Will know not to sit in there again.
At first we were seated in the group room in a corner table however it was a large group of 12 to 20 people in the room being served by another waiter. We felt like this was not the right place for us as it was a noisy group. We asked to be moved to a booth, which they did. And then had a delightful evening. After tasting my wife’s ravioli, I wish that I had ordered Italian rather than the tuna.
Great food with large portions. Quiet enough to chat. Noisy enough not to be overheard. Overall a wonderful experience.
we went to this wonderful reastaurant on a loom, the place was beautiful and even more than that, the waiters were absolutly amazing, the food was amazing and all the workers were behind friendly!!
Great night so enjoyed the food
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Valentines Dinner at Davanni’s this year. This was our second time visiting this beautifully romantic establishment and we will definitely be back!
Rocky (and Stephanie) did a great job for Valentines Day. Food and service was excellent. Probably our best visit yet. Will be going back soon!
First visit but will be returning, salmon was very good, service was timely and you could actually carry on a normal conversation without shouting to be heard. Finally, the no crust NY cheese cake was fabulous!!
2nd visit and very busy with diners so service was surprisingly slow, food not well prepared-entree of veal not as expected & dessert sorbet was frozen so not edible. Disappointed from 1st visit experience.
Always a good meal & service. Reservation was for 7:45, we arrived at 7:40 & were seated immediately. I recommend the wine list as very extensive for the average di diner.
Best restaurant in Greenville. The food is always outstanding and so is the service. Everything is timed perfectly. You never feel rushed. We really enjoy having dinner here. It is nice to have a chance to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Thanks.. my second time here.. service was exc lent..never rushed. Leonard was so calm and smooth in his service. The owner stops by at table.
My favorite place for fine Italian dining - comparable to any top tier restaurant in any major city.
Davani's is a hidden gem, located in a small strip mall near downtown Greenville. The atmosphere is lovely, with low lighting, linen tablecloths and attentive service. The food tends toward old favorites done very well, with nice presentation and appropriate serving sizes. It was the perfect place to enjoy a good meal and reconnect with friends.
As always excellent food service atmosphere
Michelle great service
Excellent meal and service!
Chef Ryan is outstanding and comes up with some great dishes. Our server Jay was also the best. You know we'll be back!!
The Scallopini was wonderful and the service was 5 Star.
Great food! Great service! Authentic Italian food.
Excellent food, as usual! We always come back for special occasions. The ambiance is great.
Food was excellent! Wine was excellent! Service and atmosphere was awesome! Can't wait to go back and try something else on the menu!
Food and service was excellent. The veal shank was a generous portion cooked perfect. Pasta al dented as it should be. They don’t over charge for the wines. Double is normal and the wine we had ( Barolo ) wasn’t even double. Some restaurants like the ones you know downtown over charge but not here. You won’t leave hungry and you will be very satisfied.
We had a very lovely dinner - all of the dishes were well prepared and excellent. Our server was very friendly and efficient.
Favorite restaurant in Greenville
The management and staff are attentive but not overpowering. They are there for what you need expeditiously. My requests were fulfilled and I felt the warmth from the entire staff. In my opinion, they know without exceptional service and succulent cuisine, they would be just another place to eat. I was not there “just to eat”, I was there to dine in a pleasant atmosphere and that was indeed accomplished.
My wife and I decided to try Davani’s for our date night dining and we definitely made a great choice. We had the Chicken Parmesan and Chicken Picatta and we thoroughly enjoyed the authentic taste and preparation. The service was also impeccable. We would highly recommend Davani’s to our friends and family.
Wonderful meal ... wonderful service!
Food and service, excellent. Never disappoints. We have patrinized for years. It gets better all the time.
A neighborhood gem! Don't let the fact that Davani's is in a strip mall dissuade you from trying it. The food was excellent--the best we've had in a long time! My husband and I dined on a Monday night for my birthday so the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our waitress, Melissa, was very attentive to my special dietary needs and even had the owner, Rocky, suggest a wine that was excellent and a perfect pairing to our dinners. Each of our meals was enough to feed 2 people. They even brought out a complementary cannoli with a candle in it for my birthday. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. We will definitely return!!!
Great first experience. Leonard was an excellent server and took great care of us. Manager, or owner, was in parking lot at closing making sure all enjoyed the meal. Highly recommended.