Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy
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Couple of comments:
Tell the restaurant If it’s a special occasion as they do not read open tables.
If you order food ask the server to get food at the same time. The lasagna one of my party ordered took 30 minutes longer than the rest of the food. Everyone was done with their food by the time they got it.
Assistant staff asked if we wanted more bread for an appetizer we ordered. We said yes, and they never returned.
Ambiance was great and so is little Italy, but it was busy and we did not feel we got much attention from the staff.
Food overall was okay, but not great enough for me to return.
Maybe try going during a slower time where they can be better attentive and get food out at a similar time.
Overall, the restaurant is fine, and food was acceptable. But nothing to write home about.
Birthday dinner. Everything very good
Delicious forcaccio. You have to try it! The cheese and honey make it so delicious. Great entrees - we had the Branzino, some pasta dishes and the pizza. All were very good.
Food was amazing
Everything was great, but the hostesses were not efficient. I made a reservation for 7:15 and called around 7:05 to inform them that my party was running 15 minutes late. The hostess thanked me and assured that they would hold the table. When we arrived at 7:30 we were asked to wait for our table to be cleared. We ended up waiting 20 minutes while other walk in parties were seated right away.
Noisy background but great service and food. Enjoyed the diversity in the menu choices.
potatoes in octopus dish were way under-cooked - almost raw. octopus was very good thought. Rom is very loud. Hip decor not really "Italian.
Had an excellent experience. Focaccia and polenta are a must!! Dustin, our server, was AMAZING!!!! We will he going back for sure.
Made a reservation for outside and got sat in the noisy bar
The food was delicious and the service outstanding
Delightful dinner. Interesting diverse menu. Scott our server was top notch. Knowledgeable. Humorous. Attentive. Mushrooms were unusual and tasty. Meatballs hit the mark. Will be back.
This was a fantastic place!! The food and atmosphere are not to be missed if you are in San Diego. The staff was attentive and helpful with selections. Highly recommended to me by colleagues and it did not disappoint !
Best restaurant in Little Italy
Food was delicious. Service was great. Out waiter, wish I could remember his name, was very attentive. The Bloody Mary and Bubble Bar were a great touch.
Took some friends for dinner. We sat out on the back patio which has a nice vibe. The food was very good although the pasta portions are pretty small. Should have probably order a salad or appetizer to start with. Would god back!
Table outside and watched the people go by. Beautiful! Service was quick and efficient, the food delicious. The foccacia bread with cheese is a must!
I chose Davanti Enoteca because it’s one of my favorite restaurants in SD, but I was disappointed this time. First, it was a special occasion... I only get to see my boyfriend once every few months as he lives on the east coast, so I requested the most “romantic” table on the patio. When we got there, the hostess was clueless, asked if we wanted to sit inside or out, and walked us back to the patio and just told us to choose any open table. All of the more private tables were taken, and the remaining corner table hadn’t been wiped off yet. The restaurant was t that busy yet on a Tuesday night at 7:00, so it was obvious the hostess hadn’t read or prepared for special requests. And, the other thing was... the menu had gone through changes with a new chef, and they had taken off the most delicious, decadent and iconic thing on the menu... the ricotta/egg ravioli. Don’t think I’ll go back.
Back patio is really nice and spacious. Super cute environment. Food and drinks are delicious!
Service was really slow. They brought my entree out first we waited about 20 min before we asked about my boyfriends entree and the guy went to check on it and comes back and asks sir do you know what you ordered? Then about 5 min later they brought out his plate they weren’t really apologetic about us waiting 20 min for his food while my food is getting cold right in front of me. They didn’t comp anything for the wait.
The food was outstanding and priced well for the gourmet level. The waitstaff were also amazing with great suggestions. It was clear they had excellent communication with the kitchen and staff members, the service was flawless and the bus staff also were engaged with recommendations. It was a great night, thank you!
We lived this restaurant! The ambiance was charming- we were seated in the courtyard in the rear of the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was amazing!
Good food, great service ... disappointed they didn’t have sparkling water and very limited options for people who need dairy free. Ambiance good and great selections for people with no food intolerances.
It was a great place for dinner. We just had some appetizers and wine. The cheese torta was incredible!
We had a great dinner. Every dish was excellent.
Standard Italian, not terrible but not great either, expensive for what it was
We sat outside at a big table off to the side. Perfect! Our waiter was so nice and food was delicious. My new favorite Sam Diego restaurant.
Great evening with wonderful food, fantastic service and we loved the atmosphere and location. Valet parking was close and affordable!
Fod was fantastic and our server was amazing. She was super fun and did a great job. Everything after we were seated was perfect. (our server was a polish woman)
The hostess who greeted us did however ruin they birthday dessert surprise for my 16 year old nephew as she loudly announced that there was no cake and it would be something else while the whole party was standing in front of her. And was rude about us asking her to be quiet and didnt seem to care that he was present.
Fun always a good lunch spot
food excellent as always but they were over booked and thus rushed thru service to the point of abruptness and unpleasant. Entrees arriving before starters cleared and came individually over a 15 minute time period--amateur hour and disappointing. Ruining an otherwise excellent dinner
One of our favorite restaurants. Request the back patio - it is quieter
The service was very poor: we sat on the patio for brunch on a Saturday and I watched as the server and his buddy hung
out in the back corner service stocking area. There were 6 of us and we recommended by a friend who lives in the area because they take reservations but it would have been better to have gone somewhere else because the wait would have been just as long. Very disappointing because it is a really cute place.
What a charming restaurant. We were seated in a darling patio alcove that felt very private. I ordered pasta which is very rare for me and was pleasantly surprised that it was not an overwhelming quantity of food. Just enough. Just a perfect restaurant. Looks small from the outside but it’s actually very large! Will come back for sure!
Everything was fabulous!
Took a chance and walked in, great staff and service. The food was amazing. Our new fav place in Little Italy
Waitress did not take us seriously and our food came in 40 minutes later (ordered just a vegetarian pasta). People who were sat down after us received there food before us.
The focaccia was to die for and the service was great!!
Celebrating sons wedding
The food was underwhelming, we get better pasta sauce from a jar. I am vegan and modification to my food were, well we just don't use sauce, try eating salad with not even a lemon on it. All in all disappointment.