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Davanti Enoteca - Taylor Street

4.5
844 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(312) 226-5550
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeremy Branshaw
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Cross street
Loomis St. and Taylor St.
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Parking details
Street Parking and Valet service are available.
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Public transit
Blue Line off Loomis and Harrison.

Pace Bus stop on the corner of Taylor and Lumis.

Divvy bike station across the street.
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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.
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

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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show Mom some Amore! Book your mother's day reservations with us today. Regular menu and specialty dishes will be offered.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 844 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.3
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband, mother, and I were in town for a wedding. Came here for dinner and was delighted by the ambiance and variety of beverage and food. Everything was delicious, but the bill did add up at the end.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

First time there. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As always a wonderful meal!!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I was disappointed with the portion size and I felt that the food lacked favor.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

WOW! I never leave reviews, but can't pass up this opportunity to highly recommend this restaurant. The decor, staff and menu was amazing! So fresh and original. I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I really have to say that I very much enjoyed my visit here. The service was just outstanding, and the food was just delicious. We were there celebrating and I loved how our server made our night so special and one to remember. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant - it was cute and romantic and had a rustic feeling. I will definitely be back!! I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent Davanti burger and Vasi Di Ricotta! We came in because the burger was listed as one of Chicago's top 25 burgers. It did not disappoint! The cheese and bacon jam MADE the burger!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A marvelous meal! Everything was cooked to perfection! Because it is a small plates establishment, the food arrives in a somewhat unexpected order, so be prepared for that.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I was disappointed that the dinner menu is served all day on fridays. We went for paninis. I would pass on the cavafliori, not good. Restaurant was out of rapini and subbed spinach without asking, I’m allergic.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Davanti Enoteca provides a great value. The food and service are very good. The dining room is relatively small and noisy. Their pizza is great. I usually order the Davanti burger which is prepared deliciously! You cannot go wrong with any of the appetizers and entrees. Buon appetit.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Rough service. We were told our ticket for our third item was lost after being there for 1.5hrs. Hardly saw our server. They were past capacity for their staff and kitchen.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food and a great time!

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food wasn't anything special. It was a bummer. The meatballs were way too spicy, and dry. The focaccia was the best part.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Terrible service. Appetizer took to long and one of our entrees came out 20 minutes after the rest. The waiter was a nice young man but totally clueless. The manager comped one meal and desserts which was nice.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Brunch MeetUp for BookClub after reading something set in Naples. Beautiful ambience; Noise level was good, despite wood floors. Bloody Mary bar delicious and wait staff was so patient. Always a win.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Tasty, reasonably priced Italian, with a few unexpected menu items. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Awesome as usual. Ordered 4 of our favorite dishes and 2 new dishes. Now we have even more favorites! Sad to hear that the downtown location closed. It was our go-to place after an afternoon Cubs game. Guess I'll be spending more time on Taylor Street!! 😊

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a great meal. We will definitely go back!!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great place, but REALLY NOISY!! The place really needs some sound deadening materials.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Love Ronnie

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My favorite Italian in the city. Always great service. The honeycomb ricotta is

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This was a special occasion with our daughter and her boyfriend. Food, service, ambiance was all as expected. Wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was great but the pizza with truffle oil is awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Ron is the best - always so friendly and always great recommendations on food and drink. Never a disappointment!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place to eat, staff is fantastic, atmosphere is perfect

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food but service was a little slow tonight.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic Food! Great atmosphere, great service. Unique dishes. Get the Polenta and Ragu of the day.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food, wonderful ambiance, helpful staff, great value

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Very high noise level. Would stay away from weekend dining

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