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
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!