Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy
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Polenta & Ragu
mascarpone polenta + ragu of the day
Focaccia di Recco
Ligurian flatbread + soft cow's cheese + honeycomb
Cacio e Pepe
spaghetti + pecorino + black pepper
Love this place. Been coming here for years and it's always solid food and great drinks.
Love the food. I would describe it as "modern Italian" but there are enough traditional Italian options (like cacio e pepe, bruschetta, pizza) to satisfy anyone. Our server (Joanna) was fantastic. She made our visit even better.
Sara, our server was wonderful. Food was delicious. will make this place a regular stop when in SD.
I went here with a group of my girlfriends for my birthday and the experience was unforgettable. The manager was there that night and did an amazing job of accommodating us and taking care of anything we needed. The wine and food were absolutely amazing!!! We will definitely be back again!
Wife and I have been here a few times and it never disappoints. Great food, drink were amazing, and service is awesome. We go every time we’re in San Diego and planning on going back.
Great food, service and ambiance. The Focaccia was an absolute hit
I have been going to Davanti Enoteca since 2013 and have always loved it....particularly the polenta with ragu which I bought at this visit for my two friends who had never enjoyed it....however, this time I ordered the Limoncello chicken which was just okay....all was fine except the chicken was no juicy or moist but a tad bit overcooked so that was a shame. I did love the citrusy sauce but I wish the chicken had been poached so that it could better absorb the sauce.
This place came as a recommendation for dinner while visiting San Diego. My two teenage kids loved the food! We all had delicious dishes and everything tasted so fresh. Service was friendly and excellent. We enjoyed sitting out back. We hope to eat there again when we visit SD again in the future!
We had an incredible meal celebrating my son's engagement in a private outdoor room. It was perfect!
We sat outside in the newly expanded exterior dining area and it was just like being in a piazza in Italy. The food was so good and the drinks and the atmosphere. A fantastic night. We will be back.
Service was slow but food was fantastic
Always great food and love the back patio! Great wine too.
Great food. Their Orecchiette con Salsiccia is one of my favorite pasta dishes I have ever tried on 5 continents! I can’t make myself order something different no matter how hard I try. Good value. We really enjoy the courtyard seating when it’s available.
Great service. Friendly staff.
It was nice however I had to ask for my napkins then my silverware and then I had to ask for my food that I asked for initially. But the food is always amazing
We enjoyed everything! The food was really good and the ambiance was fun! When back in San Diego, I’ll be visiting again.
Waiter was terrible. Food came out staggered...by a lot breakfast cools quickly. First two orders came out 25 minutes after ordering, next came pancakes 10 minutes later, and the 4th breakfast came out 20 minutes later!
Food was great even though one was not what was ordered, but we couldn’t risk a do over. Never refilled drinks, or asked. Sausage was disgusting frankly. Tasted like old sausage smothered in a terrible sauce with olives to disguise taste. Not described as such on menu. Looks like they need a better kitchen manager to teach timing.
Scott was amazing with his energy and recommendations. The food was amazing and very well priced. Highly recommend the focaccia. Thank you for a great evening!
Love Davanti! Best Happy Hour and best burger
The food was great. The service could’ve been a bit better even if we were one of the later tables
Have dined at Davanti many times and this was another perfect evening to celebrate my wife's birthday. Delicious.
They have a good happy hour deal that we enjoy! We have been several times despite not being from San Diego and just visiting.
Have never eaten indoors so can only speak to the outside patio, which we enjoyed more when the road was pedestrian on weekends.
Still, it's a very good happy hour deal and always busy!
I think my servers name was Joanne. She was great and we connected over my family being from Poland and the Czech rep. Great service and just really friendly and personable. Food is always delicious here
Service was good but the pasta I ordered I wanted something creamy and got something dry instead.
Amazing food and service!
Great as always!! I miss the shaved brussel sprouts and would love them back on the menu as well as the butternut squash and farro dish with honey and goat cheese. The sea bass was awesome this time!!
Everything was wonderful! The back patio had just opened and it was warm and cozy. Loved all the murals, trees, etc. Nice Happy Hour too!
Always amazing food. Creative use of outside space.
An Italian restaurant should get pasta al dente right the first time but when they aren’t able to get if right after a send back ( still undercooked) then there is a problem in the kitchen. Service was good but kitchen needs work.
Always a great experience...food and service!
Server food amazing
Delicious food did not dissolve we have been here for brunch and dinner and the food is always spectacular
Very good food and atmosphere. I suggest sitting in the back patio if you like a more quiet feel than the street. Servers are always pleasant and attentive.
Loved this place! We had a pasta dish and a pizza! Amazing! Sat outside on patio... great atmosphere! The street was filled with excitement! Server was personable and sweet! Definitely we will be back!!
The server was amazing she did a great job and really made the night wonderful.
Great service and good food! The sangria was amazing 🤩.
Busy Sunday, service a little slow (15 minutes until we asked if someone could take our order) but nice. Food was great, liked the outdoor patio.
Our server forgot to put our pizza order in, then instead of checking on us she deliberately avoided us or correcting the situation, instead said the pizza just takes longer. My boyfriends pasta was served 20 min before mine. The pizza was rushed and came out Undercooked, which we had to send back to be cooked longer. Her service was the issue, never once tried to make things better and left us waiting with zero communication. Will not be returning
Love this place! This was my second time coming. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is absolutely amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a quality dining experience to celebrate or to impress a date.
Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy is rated 4.7 stars by 1003 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.