Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy
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Focaccia di Recco
Ligurian flatbread + soft cow's cheese + honeycomb
Cacio e Pepe
spaghetti + pecorino + black pepper
Polenta & Ragu
mascarpone polenta + ragu of the day
What a night! My wife and I took my old housemates out, they were in town for a long weekend and this was our dinner to celebrate our time together. We ordered a bunch of different dishes and ate family style so we could all try different things. Every dish was outstanding. Some of our favorites, and you MUST try, is the focaccia di recco(!), Arugula Insalata, the Cacio e Pepe, Gnocchi Bolognese, Orecchiette con Salsiccia, and the Carne Pizze.
Nicole took wonderful care of us; I recommend asking for her. This was my wife’s and mine second recent visit and we are looking forward to the next one.
We have been going to Davanti since it first opened. We still love the staples but were pleasantly surprised to see some new things on the menu. Among them, the cauliflower steak and the fried artichoke which were outstanding! Our meal there would not be complete without the focaccia di recco which is still the best!
Excellent Italian food and wine. Great service. Great value in Little Italy.
Great place for a nice Italian meal. Service is always on point and you can eat outside on the street for some more atmosphere or for a little more quite the patio.
Beautiful setting, wonderful staff and delicious food. What more do you need?
Mother’s Day dinner for my wife. Not the same old American Italian. Felt like being in Italy outdoor eating in an not rushed atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Wine and food were great
Fantastic food and venue. Only issue was service, which isn't entirely their fault. Seemed like they were understaffed as is the case at almost every restaurant these days. Our server was pulled in several directions. That said, I highly recommend overall.
This is a family favorite. Brunch/breakfast is always a treat. Best steak and eggs I've ever had and the focaccia with cheese and honey... heavenly! The Bloody Marys are fantastic and you can't beat the location!
Even being short staffed, the restaurant did a wonderful job. The staff was wonderful, kind, knowledgable, and on top of things. They food was delicious and the ambience was great.
The cheese bread with honeycomb is a must. Love this place for drinks and appetizers
Great location and ambiance. Food super commercial not really Italian.
Fabulous food and fabulous service!
Good quality.....large portions....very attractive prices....good,friendly service....funky atmosphere....reasonable corkage fee
And so-so wine list....liked it and would repeat
Although warned that the kitchen sends meals as they are ready we had a delay of more than 15 minutes between my wife's meal being served and mine. Not conducive to a date night.
We were seated immediately. Served fast. Our food was hot and delicious. Thank you!
Great food and impressive personable customer service. 2nd time here and will definitely be back.
All the waiters are male, well groomed and professional. Makes it a nice experience.
I know you wouldn't think of ordering a hamburger at an Italian restaurant, but their Davanti Burger is awesome and the Fried Roman Artichokes were delish!
Made a last minute reservation. Food was AMAZING. Our server was great and attentive. Love dinning here!
Overall is great except for the noise level since we are street/patio dining where cars and pedestrian passes by!
Very dim and intimate for a date night or even nice to celebrate an event, birthday etc
Stopped in for an early dinner. Carpaccio and aWild Mushroom Pizza! We enjoyed them both.
We arrived early for our reservation and they sat us immediately. Very friendly and professional staff and servers. We had two people with Gluten allergies and the waiter was very knowledgeable. They had lots of options that could be or were already gluten free. Everyone's food was great and we would definitely go here again.
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.
Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy is rated 4.7 stars by 1043 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.