A beautiful setting for your next private event. Davanti Enoteca carries the theme of our cuisine of simple Italian fare throughout the décor of the rustic wine bar and restaurant.View Private Dining Details
We had a great meal. We will definitely go back!!
Great place, but REALLY NOISY!! The place really needs some sound deadening materials.
15th Wedding Anniversary. We ordered a filet and a pizza at the same time after our appetizer... food is pretty much always good at Davanti... any Davanti. I was saving my wine while waiting for my filet. Pizza came but no filet.... my wife was halfway through her pizza before the waitress came around again. She went to check on the filet. She came back and said the filet (a special that evening BTW) was sent to the wrong table. I still don't believe her. She had the gall to ask if I wanted something else that could be prepared quickly....really?..... She did not even offer to comp the wine...much less the meal. The floor manager never came and apologized. My wife said he was cowering in a corner behind me. I ate my wife's leftovers (she offered), slammed the wine , left cash, and departed for brighter skies!
We've enjoyed this restaurant at it's other location many times but this visit to Davanti-Chicago was a bit disappointing. The server set the expectation about how the small plates are prepared in the kitchen and how the food will come out when ready, "maybe not all at the same time" and we were prepared for that but 45+ minutes between our starters and the two main courses was a bit much. We had to ask the manager to check on our order because our server disappeared for that entire span. The food was amazing, as usual, but the portions were barely big enough for 4 people to get a small bite. I would not recommend this location based on our experience.
My husband and I had our first Valentines Day dinner her 10 years ago, and have come back for the occasion every year since! Excellent spot for a relaxed, delicious shared meal with a bottle of wine.
I used to like this restaurant. But this time, my friend's dinner was the size of a small appetizer, my food was bland, and waitress spent more time with the bartender and we had to ask the bus boy, twice, to get her. The music was loud and more appropriate for a night club. NEVER going again.
My favorite Italian in the city. Always great service. The honeycomb ricotta is
This was a special occasion with our daughter and her boyfriend. Food, service, ambiance was all as expected. Wonderful evening!
Love the decor! Some of the tables are a little close together but it wasn't too uncomfortable. Their Cacio e Pepe is TO DIE FOR! Prosciutto Arugula pizza was incredible as well. Desserts looked amazing but we were too full. Wonderful service.
My wife and I went to Davanti Enoteca for dinner on Valentine's Day. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with our appetizer, dinner, and dessert. Our server gave a wonderful recommendation concerning my dinner choice and was attentive without being intrusive. The staff was also responsive in regards to taking plates away and refilling water.
Other than the dessert being a bit overpriced for the portion (lava cake with gelato), the food was wonderful. We would not hesitate going back as we have been to Davanti Enoteca several times before and have never been disappointed.
Everything was great but the pizza with truffle oil is awesome!!!
Ron is the best - always so friendly and always great recommendations on food and drink. Never a disappointment!
I was really looking forward to this meal because everybody ranted and raved about it. The food was amazing but the service was really lacking and it was unfortunate. We don't drink alcohol, but no one even asked us if we wanted a drink at all. This was a Tuesday night so you think that it would have relatively been slow.
Great place to eat, staff is fantastic, atmosphere is perfect
Great food but service was a little slow tonight.
Fantastic Food! Great atmosphere, great service. Unique dishes. Get the Polenta and Ragu of the day.
There is just something about the ambiance, food and service that blend perfectly at Davanti Enoteca on Taylor Street. I love the brick and wine bottles surrounding the dining room. It gives a very cozy feel without feeling crowded. We were with friends and were able to carry on a conversation without shouting, or overhearing anyone else. And everything we tried was delicious!
Excellent food, wonderful ambiance, helpful staff, great value
It's always a pleasure introducing friends to Davanti Enoteca. We brought a new friend there the other night. We always insist on ordering the Polenta and Ragu of the day and it never disappoints. The other night we had a half order. The ragu was sausage which was perfect for a cold winter night. Some time ago we brought two of my husband's younger colleagues and their families. We had a large order of the polenta and had to order a second large order; they inhaled it. The other night we were interested in a lighter meal. My husband suggested the Scarole Salad (scarole, gala apple, pecorino pepato, celery , and hazelnuts). We've always been delighted with the salads; do order one. Our friend suggested the Agnolotti (butternut squash, toasted hazelnuts, sage, and brown butter). She also suggested the Bruschette of the Day. Both dishes were new to us and we really enjoyed them. The staff is knowledgeable and warm. A quiet table is a necessity and the staff always accomdates our request. The wine list is fun to explore. Take friends to Davanti Enoteca! Our friend contributed $30 to the total bill which we thought was too much but she insisted since we were driving her home. A shared meal won't break the budget.
I had high Expectations on the food for its excellent reviews, However after dinning at the restaurant , I find the food no different than you will find at your local Pizza Place, as it might be even better than this restaurant . Service was good, Food below average
Very high noise level. Would stay away from weekend dining
Davanti Enoteca never fails to impress. Wonderful food and a great wine list. I would highly recommend this gem
My friend and I went for their $15 (basically) bottomless mimosas brunch on Saturday and it definitely worth it! The service and food were great and even though it's an Italian restaurant they had great more "traditional" brunch food items to select from.
Great food and service!
So I normally don’t write reviews, but was compelled to after our New Years Eve experience at Davanti which left me really annoyed. I will start by saying that we live down the street from this restaurant & have frequented it often since they first opened. It’s been one of our favorite restaurants & not just because it’s in our neighborhood. As well, we’ve celebrated New Years Eve there numerous times with excellent service & great experiences. However that was far from the case this past Sunday. We arrive for our 830pm reservation (originally a 930pm rsvp until they called on Friday to say the restaurant would be closing at 10pm) & are told that the only table available is a high top table at the bar, otherwise we would have a 30-40min wait for a table in the “dining room” despite our reservation. Fine, things happen, We’ve sat at the high top tables by the bar plenty of times so we were ok with that. What I was not ok with was the two bartenders who were suppose to be waiting on us only came by our table twice to check on us (there were only 2 other ppl sitting at the bar) & when they finally did come a third time it was to inform us that the kitchen was closed & all we could order now was dessert! They didn’t even bother to come ask us if we wanted anything else for dinner before the kitchen closed! When I explain this to the bartender her response to me was “oh I didn’t know you guys wanted anymore food”...hello!?!? If you had bothered to ask us before we would’ve told you. So our New Year’s Eve dinner consisted of 2 shareable dishes...oh & 1 dessert. They were in such a hurry to clean up & close up so they could get to their own celebration that they ruined ours.
The food was VERY overpriced for being so mediocre. The steak ordered was extremely fatty and the burger, that they are allegedly KNOWN for, wasn’t cooked as requested and served on a ballpark quality bun. I requested a bottle of Malbec ($42) and was told they only sold it by the glass (although I’m staring right at the bottle price) and received a VERY poor attempt to upsell a $75 bottle of Malbec along with the statement “I’m not trying to price gouge you, but this is really good”. I then proceeded to indicate we were not looking to purchase a $75 bottle of wine and inquired on the other bottle originally ordered that apparently was only sold by the glass and asked if it was out of stock. I was then told “oh no, I mean we have it I just wanted to show you the other one.” Really? It was unfortunately a pretty poor experience and we won’t be back.
Delicious food and top notch service from Ron!
We were visiting Chicago for a few days with our family (ages 17, 12 & 9) and we were encouraged to make the trip over (a 10 Mom cab ride) for dinner here. We were not disappointed. Great food and the family style menu is a great Way for our crew to try new things. Leave room for dessert!!
We’ve done davanti for Xmas eve a few times now. It’s always a great experience and this time did not disappoint! Our service was superb and the food delicious!
Went there on Christmas Eve prior to the theater. Been there before. GREAT bloody mary bar, excellent burgers and pasta. Brunch menu (hash) is totally awesome. Excellent hand made cocktails.
Had a great meal to celebrate my birthday. Food and service was amazing, Ron was a fantastic waiter. Can't wait to come again!
Wonderful! Food was delicious. We had a big group so we ordered a pre-set menu and I was perfect. Service was excellent as well. Great time.
Food and service were exceptional, as usual! The ambiance reminds me of being in Italy. It’s quaint and rustic!
The service was incredibly slow. We arrived on a week night around 5:30 pm. There was hardly anyone else in the restaurant when we arrived. We ordered 2 glasses of wine, bruchetta, one salad (to share) and one pizza (to share). After an hour an a half, we still hadn't been served our pizza. We ended up taking it "to go" because we had a 7 pm meeting at Rush to attend. It's a nice place, but I would only go back if I had A LOT of time.
Great food! Atmosphere was fantastic. Service was on par. Tiana did a great job!
I found the food to be very good. However very overpriced. 8 pieces of rigatoni? Three forkfuls of spaghetti. Did not like the sharing concept. Pasta dish was $16 and probably cost the restaurant 25 cents! Will not return.
We had a great meal and service here. My husband had the blonde pizza and it was yummy. I had the burger with fries that was outstanding. The beer selection was good and wine by the glass choices were better than most places. Our waitress was on top of everything. A very nice evening.