Davanti Enoteca - Del Mar

4.6
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385 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Davanti Enoteca in Del Mar. We offer delicious rustic italian cuisine paired with an extensive and high end wine list and craft driven cocktails. Our chef driven menu is geared towards family style share plates, homemade pastas, pizzas and a fantastic assortment of meats and cheeses.
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m
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Convenient location, plenty of customers. Just okay food.

M
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group really enjoyed the food and the attentive service. We will definitely be back!

JB
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor! Food was great & service was excellent! Enjoyed our ladies brunch very much!

TD
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service wasn't very good. We sat down, ordered and within 5 minutes our appetizers and entrees were delivered all together. We felt very rushed with them giving us all the food at the same time. It was not enjoyable. Service needs to be improved.

RF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there often but this was best service we've ever gotten and it the day after Christmas!

R
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and ambiance made Christmas Eve very enjoyable.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome as always

KA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! Highly recommend!

DC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The polenta and ragu of the day is a must have. Always delicious.

m
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 10 for surprise welcome back dinner for friends. Great wine, service, and atmosphere!

KF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently delicious Italian-inspired food served tapas-style which makes for casual but delicious meal to share with friends. It’s like having a dinner party at home with someone else doing all the work. This is my go-to neighborhood favorite

CF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Two of us ordered the salmon. While it was quite good, we preferred the salmon dish offered previously on your menu. We specifically asked for a quiet table. We were seated on the patio, which was lovely and quiet. Until a party of about 7 (including 3 small children) were sat one table away from us. Not only were they loud, they were celebrating a birthday, which got really loud. Plenty of room inside to seat this party. Very disappointing. However, our service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated one of our best friend’s Birthday . First time there and would go back again. Very accommodating and friendly staff, awesome service .

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Step-Father’s birthday but we didn’t tell the restaurant staff because we wanted to avoid any singing, lol.

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davanti was really great. All our food was delicious and fresh. Service was fabulous

MV
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate four wonderful appetizers: eggplant, butternut squash, calamari and beets. All were excellent with generous portions. The service was efficient and helpful
It was noisy so wouldn’t recommend for quiet conversation

SS
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the service as always. Great place to go for dinner and drinks before a movie.

PB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress!! Food was as great as ever ! Would definitely recommend this restaurants.

a
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared the amazing cheesy flatbread and an escarole salad- perfection!

MK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. I loved the Davanti burger and the focaccia bread too. My girlfriend loves her pasta as well. We ate at the bar watching some football before our movie and our friendly bartender kept us entertained as well. Definitely coming back.

OT
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price!

DM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome decor, service and food.

QL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

S
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The room is crowded. But the food is worth it. Polenta with Ragu is a must. Brussel sprouts are amazing.
Friendly wait staff.
Reservations a must

c
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've got some of the old crew back..... good music, food, ambiance and a waiter who sings makes all the difference!

Chef Marian

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, food was amazing

NG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious all the menu and the customer service is excellent

J
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had a very dinner and experience at Davanti on a Friday evening. The service was really professional and timely, we were never left waiting for anything. On top of our server one of the hosts came to our table several times to check on us and the quality of the service and food. She was very pleasant and easy going, not a bother at all. She also brought two glasses of Lemoncello to us at the end of our meal. It was a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Great job!

F
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in North County, thin crusty pie, excellent toppings quality. If you like italian style pizza you wont be disappointed.

M
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our server was outstanding and gave excellent recommendations. The appetizers were amazing (marscapone polenta with pork shoulder ragu and bruschetta). But the meals came out separately with my overly salty risotto (I could only eat a small portion and didn’t bother taking it home) arriving at least 10 min before the next meals. And the pasta in my husbands lobster ravioli was still crunchy after arriving 15 min after mine. The server provided a free dessert to thank us for our patience, but overall we were unimpressed.

CT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a crowd pleaser with my family- tasty food, quick service and pleasant wait staff. A good local restaurant that is always busy and deserves to be so!

CC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a birthday good food good service would recommend for sure

KL
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow.. I have been here several times and have always been happy..but, this time I was even more so blown away. Amazing food - everyone must try the focaccia and honey comb!! The octopus was decadent, the spaghetti and meatballs, prosciutto pizza, crepe brûlée, lava cake and the rib eye which was a special. The service was First- class! We were not an easy group.. Jorge and the team deserve a pat on the back!

KD
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A pleasant Sunday brunch spot with a reasonably good brunch menu. Swift and friendly service.

F
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

D'avanti is a real neighborhood gem, the pizza is fantastic, true to italian tradition, bare minimum condiments, high quality ingredients, amazing flavor.

AW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food every time. Our server was great but the outside room almost too loud to hear the him speak.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I made reservations for 7:00 PM for a party of 2. The restaurant was somewhat busy and no table was available when we arrived. I mentioned that my wife and were on a date and would wait for a date worthy table. We decided to wait in the bar and proceeded to do so for about 40 minutes. After 40 minutes the manager came up to us in the bar and brusquely stated he had a table for us. He pointed out a 2 top in the middle of the room with about 1 foot on each side separating it from the other occupied tables. We said we preferred not to take that table and would willing wait for a better option. At that point the Manager rudely stated that he couldn’t accommodate us as he had reservations for the whole night. He seemed not to care that we also had reservations. I had made the table request also at the time I made reservations which the hostess acknowledged when we came in. At no point were we disagreeable or impatient. We were just enjoying a rare night together away from home. The manager then walked away. We finished our wine, paid the bill and went to another restaurant nearby that was much more welcoming.

J
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was tasty and service was good. We were going to a movie. Not sure if the server put a rush on the food because of the movie, or this was normal, but food came out really fast. Would come back.

p
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood outings. Super nice staff, food and cocktails are terrific, and dog welcoming. They are also happy to do a veg version of their ragu on the fly which we really appreciate (and the polenta is outrageous).

LF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!