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About Davanti Enoteca - Taylor Street

With rustic exposed brick walls, re-purposed farm wood and communal tables, Davanti Enoteca takes its cues from the small villages of Italy. Diners enjoy authentic Italian dishes they would find in the Italian countryside, but with a contemporary, creative twist.The start diners may choose from the selection of formaggi and salumi which is designed for guests to create their own boards by choosing from unique options. 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.

1359 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Loomis St. and Taylor St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 226-5550

Website:
http://davantienoteca.com/chicago/

Parking Details:
Street Parking and Valet service are available.

Public Transit:
Blue Line off Loomis and Harrison.

Pace Bus stop on the corner of Taylor and Lumis.

Divvy bike station across the street.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Branshaw

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We would be happy to help help you host your special occasion at Davanti Enoteca. Whether a bridal shower, birthday celebration or business dinner we will work to tailor the arrangements perfectly to your occasion.

Private Dining

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.

Davanti Enoteca - Taylor Street Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (19)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Good for a Date (14)
Casual (12)
Fun (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Tapas (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food! Atmosphere was fantastic. Service was on par. Tiana did a great job!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Hawks Game.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food great service. Don’t miss the brown butter blondie!!!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We sampled so many great dishes, including octopus, pizza, bruscetta, pasta and a foccacia Davanti is known for. I wasn't able to chose a favorite, but my daughter's was the foccacia, with everything else a close second. The service was fantastic as well! Can't wait to go back and enjoy the Bloody Mary bar and other menu items - like the burger!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I’ve been to this location for brunch on the weekend many times and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so, that when a friend mentioned meeting up for dinner, I selected Davanti. This was my first time on a Tuesday evening and truly from start to finish, it was a completely different restaurant. Started off with the happy hour (don’t jump to assumptions, we spent $50 each before leaving - tried to spend more, however, it took over 15 minutes to gain the waitress’ attention and by then we had grown weary of begging for our next course) the bartender was also the hostess - unfortunate as she didn’t appear to be a people person. Once we moved from the bar to our table, the new waitress was friendly, however, not time efficient. Maybe the happy hour assumption was made as well, but don’t offer HH if the management/staff isn’t on board. The food was fine - not as good as the brunch, however, it could have been the experience overall that dulled my palate. The one saving grace, and I must say, this is a consistent win for this restaurant, is the busing team- they are attentive, efficient, friendly, and knowledgable on the flow of a meal. They also seem happy to have you. Had it not been for our buser, we would have left - my friend mentioned going across the corner to another restaurant to finish the meal right before our buser’s arrival. Also, the menu changed, but the website is out of date - no more mussels or even bolognese. I will return for brunch - once I’ve seen the new menu, but there are so many alternatives for dinner in the area, unlikely I’ll try this one again. Of course, maybe this was the C team in play on a Tuesday night?? New management approach??? I’m making excuses as I really hope my experience was just a one time miss as I’ve always favored this spot.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service wasn't very good. Food was pretty good. I can find 1M of those places in Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server was awful never came to our table to see if we needed anything had to ask her 3 times for water. Everyone else was great but service was so bad I don’t think I will come back

Tags: Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and perfect sized portions. Our service was excellent and can’t wait to return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. The service was great and the food was even better. I can not wait to come back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Katrina gave excellent professional friendly service.
Our daughter enjoyed her birthday dinner very much.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

One of my favorite dinner spots! Great food, and really everything is great! The service is really what brings me back, over the past 3 years we have had the pleasure getting to know Ron, Christina and Helen. They are all top-notch, providing us great selections of foods and dinner for whatever mood we are in. Ron’s knowledge on wine is fantastic and Christina recommendations on different food items always brings us back. We highly recommend Davanti on Taylor!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was wonderful and our server(Ron) was THE best.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was good
Used to be exceptional

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

All dishes were excellent. I’m always satisfied with the experience and it did not disappoint this time either. I will look forward to my next chance to dine on a return trip to Chicago

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Upon entering this Taylor St. restaurant, It feels warm and inviting yet vibrant and full of energy that would appeal to any age group. The first stop I made was to the gender neutral restroom which is wallpapered in famous gangster film posters. The waiter was very accommodating as we were headed to a concert at the United Center so had to eat and run. We shared the Peppery and sweet combination of the Arugula and roasted grape salad. We followed that with the most tender and tasteful Ricotta Dumplings and a nutty Risotto perfectly balanced with sweet corn. The wine was okay and a bit pricey. Overall, we will go back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding creative menu, superb food quality and flawless service.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great meal and wine. I brought my friends visiting from New York and they loved food, wine and server. Always tough to take out New Yorkers

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A great find in Little Italy section of Chicago. You MUST try the focaccia and the 600-day prosciutto is to die for. We went on a Wednesday evening which turns out to be "half-price wine night." EVERY bottle was half price...amazing! There are other locations of this restaurant, but the original has a charming decor. You'll feel like you are dining in a wine cellar.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Spotty service--I had to wait awhile before anyone paid any attention to me. But once they found me, the service improved and the food was spectacular.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service and excellent food. Very consistent restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love this place - always a great experience

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

From the time you walk in to the end of your meal, the service, front staff, waitress, etc., were out to accommodate you in a most courteous fashion.
My friend who is a gourmet cook and has traveled extensively commented on the food: delicious, (the polenta particularly), authentic, beautiful presentation. Very nice wine list. Overall, great experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Nice dinner before a Hawk's game. Pasta and pizzas we're perfect....just the right size. Arugula salad kind of bland. Donut for dessert was delicious! Drinks ok, with Tito's priced higher than at most other places. Corkage at $25 a bit high.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Enjoyed a nice meal with a friend the other evening. The server was knowledgeable about the menu, had good timing, and was friendly. The restaurant has small plates, but I have a hard time sharing. Ordered the mussels and Brussels sprouts - both items were delicious! My friend enjoyed the burrata and the gelato trio. The ambience is warm and understated - great for a fall/winter dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Consistently excellent! We always think of Davanti Enoteca for a memorable dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

There were 6 of us in our party, in Chicago from NYC as two people in our group were running the Chicago Marathon the next day. This was the perfect place to carb load! Most things are family style/tapas like, and best for sharing. We had someone who is gluten free in our group as well as a vegetarian, and also a very picky eater, and there were options for everyone. The pastas were particularly good, as were the pizzas.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Pasta before the Chicago Marathon

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Visiting from Texas. Found Davanti in a search for nearby restaurants with small plates and a good wine list. Trying to get out a bit, away from the masses in town for the marathon. Davanti is in a nice neighborhood. Looked like a lot of locals. The hostess stand was a little disorganized but everything got better from there. There was a variation on a ravioli type dish that had winter squash and ricotta inside instead of asparagus, and in a brown butter with pumpkin seeds. Excellent! Prosciutto meatballs were very good too. Waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful with wine pairings. Very nice dessert. Reasonably priced. Would definitely go back if ever in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was the Chicago Marathon so every Italian place was a bit insane but they really struggled with timing of dishes and our server seemed really overwhelmed. I understand that they had items come out as they were ready but we ordered 2 identical burgers which arrived about 20 minutes apart. We were very frustrated with the service but the food was really good.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful service and excellent food! Loved desserts the best!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was great- we shared the arugula salad, focaccia, and chicken. Was louder than expected, as tables are very close together. Server forgot to bring us a pizza we ordered, but we were full from the food we ate.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been to this Davanti location many times and always had a wonderful experience. This time was different. The service was horrible. We had a 2:00 pm reservation so the restaurant was very slow-just a few tables. Our waitress greeted us and then promptly forgot us. Twice we had to go get her, where she was chatting at the bar, so we could place an order. We first asked a waiter who was rolling silverware at the table next to us if he could get our waitress for us but he pointed to the bar. We were hosting out of town guests and were very embarrassed because we had told them how good Davanti was.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love this place. Have been to Devanti Enoteca for lunch with friends twice this summer. On both occasions, the quality of the food and service were excellent. Am looking forward to going back for dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere! Will definitely be back to try the pizza next time!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I liked how laid back this place was. Not too fancy, not too hip. Just a good combo of both with good food.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service and the food was good. The NOISE level may it very difficult to talk and have a conversation without screaming. There were four of us and it was our first time . Sadly because it was so loud I would not go back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Good food, great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was phenomenal and the service by Ron was just as good...he made you feel like we were dining at his home...Great personality and great recommendations for dinner and dessert. I will definitely return and tell all my friends about this great place!!! xoxo

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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