Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy

4.7
969 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A member of the Francesca"s Restaurant Group; Davanti Enoteca is a wine bar that offers share-able plates of rustic Italian cuisine. After opening the first location in 2010 in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, Davanti Enoteca has expanded with restaurants in Del Mar, San Diego; Little Italy, San Diego; Western Springs, Illinois; and now the newest addition the Courtyard Marriot River North in Chicago. Davanti Enoteca, an Italian wine bar, offers share-able plates of rustic Italian cuisine from pastas, pizzas, and entrees in addition to small plate items such as vasi (mini mason jars with Tuscan toast), antipasti, salads and table-side presentations. Exposed brick and refurbished wood create the ambiance of a countryside cottage in Italy.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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vipJason
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We had a great table in the patio on the back side of of the building. It is well appointed and very comfortable. Would defiantly go again!

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vipHarrisB
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner. Attentive service. Pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Portions are a bit small for the price tag. Delicious though and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! All around great place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

I was excited to go to davanti for Valentine’s Day but was extremely disappointed. When we arrived we sat down and asked for a heater to be turned on and they said they were out of propane and it was freezing. They were out of their signature appetizer that we came for and many different items on the menu which they did not let us know upon arrival. Was extremely disappointed that they would run out of almost everything on the menu on one of their busiest nights of the year.

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vipTina
San Diego
113 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

always happy to be dining at Davanti Enoteca. i look fwd to the cacio e pepe and the focaccia with the honeycomb dripped on it. the bloody marys were good but miss the bloody mary bar even though we had the tower. felt good to dining out on their back patio!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the perfect table in the inner patio area! Ambiance was perfect and food was great! We were celebrating Valentine’s Day with a brunch... eggs Benedict, brussel sprouts, octopus and pizza di carne! And don’t forget to order their specialty bread appetizer, amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a last minute outing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my husband and daughter. There was still availability when I checked the day before. Outdoor dining was on the cool side and they weren’t allowed to turn on the heat lamps. Other than that, the food and service was great.

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Raymond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great! I brought my wife here for her birthday and our server Allan took good care of us. The food was also on point. I’ll be coming back soon!

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vipCOOKINGMAMA
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian places in Little Italy. I visit it every time I am in San Diego. Love it.

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vipStarlaD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed. The service and food was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was nice of upside with the heater and the food and service we’re good

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our all time favorite place to dine when in San Diego!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Meal was great, server was nice, ambiance not so great but that is mostly due to covid. We were seated outside directly next the road and the passing cars and pedi cans with loud music weren’t the best ambiance, but that’s hardly the restaurants fault. I would def try this place again! Oh and you must get the focaccia!!!

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vipmegand
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Focaccia bread as a app is a MUST!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food always hits the spot! We can always count on Davanti to deliver exceptional food and service! Had leftovers for breakfast the next day and tasted just as good too

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SonjaH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Everything is always so good, and they always have great specials! Brad is the best server!!!

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JeffreyB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Fettini di Manzo and the gnocchi were exceptional. Excellent cocktails. Best Tiramisu outside of Italy!

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PaulW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was a great place to eat. Very clean and nice restaurant. Wait staff was friendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had thanksgiving dinner here and it was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server Dustin! He was attentive and great overall. The food was delicious as well.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor food quality.

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vipHarrisB
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful appetizers and great service. Thank you.

ME
MELANIEW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food looked better than it tasted. Was disappointed as it had gotten better reviews. Would not go back nor recommend.

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vipPatM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy ! So cute! Get the ricotta flatbread!!!

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JenniferA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My table was for 2 outside, which was fine. The table itself was terrible. I didn't see any other tables we could move to but the table was almost broken. My daughter and I couldn't rest anything on it and we were scared to even have drinks on it. It wobbled and leaned and was just not what I was expecting from a place like that. Otherwise, food was great and service was great. Beautiful at night in little Italy.

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HiltonH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was not as good as we recalled in the past although the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, food was good, but our server was a little lacking. Had to ask for water refill twice, and she forgot our desert. But we still enjoyed our dinner and will be going back.

JA
JAB55
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a delicious 65th birthday brunch there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome..... good energy
Ana was amazing as well the other servers
Love love love. Well time spend very happy

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AmyA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance! The portion sizes were a bit odd, very little pasta but too much chicken. Great tastes though and excellent service.

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nsfromlamesa
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating here and appreciate the fast and friendly service offered.

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rebekahd
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Been a couple times and it’s awesome every time. Food was fantastic, service was polite and fast. Will definitely be back.

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RLPjr
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my absolute favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego. However, the last 3 times I’ve been here with a reservation I’m still waiting at least 20 minutes for my table. I feel like reservations aren’t monitored well. Hostess is never super friendly or accommodating for it, kinda like oh well you can just hangout and look at me.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Not exactly the experience we were looking for, but not bad either. Friendly hostess and adequate service. The food was fantastic and served promptly.

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vipmarellag
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Don't bother with the pork belly hash, underwhelming.

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vipSylviaH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious wonderful this weekend. Enjoyed their Foccacia de Recco, which was so delicious with the Honeycomb and also loved, loved the Polenta & Ragu, which was served table side. We will be back for more!!

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Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy is rated 4.7 stars by 969 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.