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Davanti Enoteca - Taylor Street

802 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (20)
  • Authentic (17)
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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 802 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and service!

Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

vipNickiK (Chicago)
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food and top notch service from Ron!

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
Dined on December 30, 2017

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!!

vipdredre (Chicago)
Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Primefan (Tampa)
Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a great meal to celebrate my birthday. Food and service was amazing, Ron was a fantastic waiter. Can't wait to come again!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on December 17, 2017

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.