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Davanti Enoteca - Taylor Street

823 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (20)
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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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Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
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.
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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What 823 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

vipToni (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

Lorraine (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

Polentaaaaaaa (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined 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.

Shurlgurl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food but service was a little slow tonight.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

vipMaryann (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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!