Davanti Enoteca - Taylor Street
Instant classics include the boards that are presented to the table. The Foccacia de Recco is a flaky Ligurian style foccacia, baked and stuffed with creamy melted crescenza cheese and served with honeycomb to spread on the warm pastry. Buttery marscapone polenta is ladled on a wooden board and served with ragu of the day.
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The food was not bad, just nothing special. Our waiter was not good. Seemed to be more concerned with socializing w/ other staff than serving our table. Realized he was pretty bad and compensated us w/ a few free items but too little too late.
Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We appreciate all criticism because it helps us grow and improve. I am sorry to see that you were not pleased with the service and food that evening. Please allow me to invite you back for a visit where hope to change your mind about us. I look forward to your response. Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550
Great food overall. Of note, they do “small plates” for sharing so it’s meant to be family style. Our server didn’t really help us guide how much food was enough for 4 people, so we ordered 2 pasta dishes and 2 chicken dishes. While the food itself was excellent, the portion sizes were small especially for the price. There was only enough for each person just to get a taste of each dish. I would recommend getting 5-6 dishes for 4 people at least. Also, if you are looking for a quiet dinner spot, this is not the place for you. It’s super loud, which made it difficult to have a conversation.
excellent food and service. will go back very soon.
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience here at Davanti Enoteca. I am terribly sorry to hear that the service was not to your liking. Judging by your review, it looks like you were not pleased with the food and ambiance as well. Criticism helps us continuously improve and I would love to invite you back for a proper visit on us. Please call me at your convenience to set up a reservation. Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550
Food is always good and there is PLENTY of wine!
Too loud. Small table crammed into the middle of the room
Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear that your NYE experience at Davanti Enoteca was not as enjoyable as you would have liked it to be. From the review of your experience, it looks like your table was too small for your party. I would love to make reservation notes for a different seating arrangement next time you visit us. Please call me at your leisure for more feedback so we can further improve our service. Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550
We had a reservation at 830 and when we arrived there were no tables available for us. Knowing that they close at 9 and stop taking orders soon, we became pretty upset. We just stood there waiting and were encouraged to have a drink at the bar. Rese jumped in and was phenomenal. He quickly made room and got us a table so we could start getting our orders in. Rese was extremely helpful, hard working, and entertaining. He saved the night!
Wonderful food and great service
I have been to this restaurant several times and the food has always been good, but the service has always been fair at best.
Dear Mike, Thank you for reviewing your experience at Davanti Enoteca. I appreciate you being a loyal guest. I am sorry to hear that our service left something to be desired on your visits, and I would love to make it up to you. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to set up a reservation where I hope to change your mind. I look forward to your response. Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager 3122265550
Lovely “Sunday Supper” experience. Delicious food (and I’m not an Italian foodie), lovely ambiance, sweet server (and all service,) AMAZING pecan pie old fashioned, lots of food for the money. Will definitely be back.
Been here before several years ago and recommended to friends for a night out. First few dishes were good. Pizza was way too salty and octopus dish recommended by the waitress was not good at all. Too mushy. Also, waitress didn’t ask if I needed refill after the first drink.
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Davanti Enoteca. I am sorry to hear that some of the dishes you selected were less than perfect. We always strive to give our best and when we fail to do so, we do everything we can to improve. I would love to get in contact with you for another opportunity to win you back. I look forward to hearing back from you. Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550
Comida al estilo italiano muy bien cocinada y presentada
Christmas Eve. We expressly came for the feast of the seven fishes and the restaurant was out of most of the seven fishes. There was limited attempts to accommodate or offer alternatives. While all the food we had was very good we were very disappointed. I think some comps or some other method of apology was called for.
Dear Sharon, Thank you for the review of your experience at Davanti. We appreciate you choosing Davanti for your dinner plans. I am sorry that your experience was less than special and that we could not accommodate your request. We strive to provide the best service and dishes to all our valued guests, and when we fail to do so, we want to make sure that we make up for it. Please call me at your earliest convenience for a do over on us. Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550
Everyone there was pleasant and great at their job and every dish was perfect. A great experience.
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great review of your experience. We all look forward to seeing you at Davanti Enoteca soon! Happy New Year, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550
Christmas Eve dinner at Davanti was absolutely delicious! We started with roasted beets with creme fraiche and cauliflower steak, both were outstanding. The creme on the beets was delicious! Next we tried the roasted brussel sprouts which were caramelized, crisp and melted in your mouth. The pastas we sampled were: cacio e pepe, gnudi pomodoro (the red sauce was mouth watering) and orecchiette all verdue. Each with unique flavors and accompaniments. The restaurant reminded us of Tuscany, we will definitely return!
All the dishes we tried were amazing.
My favorite had to be there feast’ - different shell fish/seafood in a tomatoes broth. Wow was it good!
The service was excellent- our server was helpful and knowledgeable.
The prices were fair for the quality of food.
Looking forward to going back again
Amazing food! Great service
Our waiter, Conor, could not have been better. Great service!
My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and were in Chicago for the first time. We had an absolute blast but the highlight was our dinner here. Food and ambience were fantastic but the service completely knocked it our of the park. We cannot recommend those place enough!
Everything was great except the noise level. It was too loud. This made it hard to hear people at my table. I am not sure that anyone can do about the loud crowd noise.
Always a go to for consistently excellent food. Great service.
Davanti is always a place that comes through on food and service. They were very busy yesterday with graduation from UIC but they still made it a very enjoyable brunch with my family from out of town. Their manager daya is so friendly and accommodating. Would recommend this place to anyone!
Love, love, love Davanti Enoteca! The food and service are fabulous. Outstanding wine selection. Cozy and comfortable room. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant.
Was apprehensive but thought I would give it another try after a couple of unsatisfactory trys. To my satisfaction, it was quite good. Service attentive and food was great. Thanks
Davanti was absolutely delicious! They never disappoint me or any of my guests I bring!
Ambiance and lighting great! Fabulous food and service!
We were 15 min late due to the snow , but restaurant was not busy so all worked out ok .
Fantastic as always! Thanks for the great food and great service.
All the food items we tried were very tasty and the atmosphere was quite cozy on a cold, damp evening. On the less positive side the cocktails we ordered were pretty ordinary and the server was kind of snooty. He was rather impatient and showed no sense of humor. Would be willing to try it again in future.
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on Friday night here at Davanti. We appreciate the compliments about the food and always take into consideration all suggestions and criticism, as it helps us grow and improve. I would love to invite you back for a round of drinks and dessert on the house on your next visit. I will personally see to it that you have a great time. Warm Regards, Dea Bebo 312 226 5550
the food is always outstanding and Reese the server is equally outstanding!! Make sure you order dessert you will not be sorry.
One of our favorites!
Hawks game! Great place. Only complaint was over cooked pasta. Will definitely be back!
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at Davanti Enoteca Taylor Street. We strive to provide our guests with the best quality food and service. I'm sorry to hear that your pasta dish was not up to standard and would love to invite you back for pasta on me! Our pasta is house made and we take great pride in its quality and freshness. Reviews like this help us improve our quality of product. Thank you! Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550
We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends who had not been to this restaurant before.
The waiter was very thoughtful and made the meal even better with his prompt service and good wit.
Great food! Service amazing! Pleasant surprise
This one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants! Food is amazing!
Staff and food was amazing. Davanti NEVER disappoints.
Beautiful atmosphere and quaintly decorated. Food is tasty and fun. Great for any occasion. Wife loves loves the place.
Excellent food. Wonderful service. Just be aware that the place is high energy and loud. If you want quiet, go across the street to sister restaurant Francesca’s
The food is always fantastic.
The entrees came to fast. We weren't finished with our appetizer and the entrees came. By the time we finished the appetizer, the entrees were cold. Your cooking staff needs to be more considerate and your serving staff needs to observe the timing of each serving!
DON'T RUSH THE HANDS THAT FEED YOU.
The sad part is that we were celebrating a birthday.
Dear David, Thank you for writing a review about your experience at Davanti Enoteca this past Saturday. I am sorry to hear that your meal wasn't coursed out to your preference. We strive to give the best dining experience and when we fail to deliver that, we want to make sure to make it up to our valued guests. Please call me at your convenience to set up another reservation where I hope to change your mind about our service and ambiance. Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550
This is one of our go to places. Unfortunately our experience was not consistent with past dinners. We had a reservation but had to wait for a table. We were seated at a high top behind the hostess stand and were bumped by wait staff and guests all night long. We asked for a different table as soon as we were seated but were told none were available. I don't think this should be the practice when you've had a reservation for a month. Food was good as always. We ordered 2 deserts-one came promptly, the other didn't arrive. About 15 minutes later a manager came to tell us they were out of that desert and brought us the menu to pick something else. She never returned to see what we wanted. Food was good as always but service was a big miss. Disappointed as we brought people who had never been and I'm sure they won't be going back.
Dear Mr. Marks, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Davanti Enoteca on Saturday evening. I am sorry to hear that you were seated in a section that was not to your liking. I would be more than happy to update your open table profile with your seating preferences. I have left you a voicemail, but would also like to extend an invitation to you to come back and visit us at your earliest convenience for a do over. Sincerely, Dea Bebo General Manager 312 226 5550