Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

4.6
1046 reviews
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Davanti Enoteca is a rustic small plate Italian wine bar. It features a large lounge area, main dining room as well as a private party room which can accommodate up to 40 guests. The center of the main dining room features an authentic pizza oven where guests can observe hand made pizzas being prepared by our talented pizza makers. The comfortable rustic setting features lots of wood, brick, and classic lighting with an incredible sound system for our guests to enjoy.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

We’ve had better experiences here. For making reservations over a month in advance, it’s surprising we received probably the worst table in the house. Place wasn’t overly busy, so again, surprised we weren’t offered a better experience from the beginning. Service was awkward and slow and the server would visit many table before entering orders. Took 15 minutes for each drink, which is insane considering the place wasn’t packed. Ordered the filet special and it was very good. Would have enjoyed the overall experience much more had service been buttoned down and had we received a better table, not a very small one within a walkway.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always

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T
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and great atmosphere! Food is good but needs a little more attention. The fish was over cooked and seemed to need more salt. The steak was perfect! Good wine as well.

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EM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal and great service at Davanti !

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PJ
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Davanti Enoteca is delicious and imaginative. Everything is just wonderful, tasty, and plated perfectly. The service is terrific too. Easy parking as well. I love this place!

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b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Would change nothing.xoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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MM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentines Day night, place was hoppin' when we arrived at 7p for a 7:15p reservation. Checked in with the host stand and let them know we were a bit early and then went to the bar. Served at the bar immediately, had a few sips from our drinks and then were called for a table early. Perfect!

Service was decent given that it was so busy and I think they were a server or two short.

Food came out fast & hot and all choices were delicious.

Noise level was energetic but we were easily able to hold a conversation across the table.

Great night, wife was very happy. Still one of our fav places.

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The only reason Devanti Enoteca didn't get 5 stars for food was because the Blondie was cold. The first time we ever had this is was served hot with ice cream and was delicious. We took ours home and heated it up to get the same effect.

The ambiance is great, except some pathways are difficult. We were sat at a table which seemed to block on pathway and so people squeezed past and one couple who were leaving thought it good to speak across our table for 5 odd minutes to friends of theirs. That did spoil the moment and ambience and could be solved by removing one table and adding more space.

That being said everything else about this restaurant is top notch and we absolutely love coming here.

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J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall, it was good. The polenta was amazing and worth a return trip on its own. Having just been to Italy, we were looking forward to some of our favorites, like the Roman artichoke and Cacio e Pepe - both were more Amaericanized versions and not as good.
The service was good, even with a long delay between 1st and 2nd courses.
Parking was even more difficult than expected. Suggest arriving early.

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DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I've posted several glowing reviews of Davanti over the last few years but unfortunately, after this last visit, we were terribly disappointed. We went on Valentine's Day and were served over-cooked halibut on a bed of undercooked and not very flavorful risotto, bucatini with a few hard-to-find specks of sausage and a bland tomato sauce, and an apple cranberry tort sans a single cranberry. To be fair the brussel sprouts were superb as always although a bit oily. This, along with two glasses of mid-level wine set us back just about $150 with tip. This was our go-to spot but it will likely be a while before we return now.

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a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff always treats us like we are special customers even though we are not. The host is welcoming, the wait staff helpful and nice. We celebrated a birthday and they gave us a nice table and a dessert. The food is always interesting and delicious. Lucky for me my birthday was on wine Wednesday!

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RR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made the reservation for my teenage son and his girlfriend who celebrated their six month anniversary. I mentioned that in the reservation notes and the restaurant treated them to a wonderful evening. They were welcomed with a private table, special non alcoholic cocktails and a spectacular dessert!

He came home raving about the food and the service. Davanti is a long time favorite and I’m not surprised that they went above and beyond. I am, however, very grateful.

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group had a wonderful evening! Len started us off right with a great wine selection. Food was fabulous and our server very attentive. Highly recommend.

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JK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greek salad was wonderful for lunch

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute place. Good bloody Mary bar. Good brunch food. Our server was great. Would definitely go again

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SB
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The director and/or team of first impressions were fenomenal, very attentive and friendly. We had a great experience. Some of the portions are a bit small but the food is delicious. Pizzas are great. Decent selection of wine by the glass. One of my favorite restaurants, be back again.

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Very crowded and very loud. Reservation for 7:15 but didn’t seat us until 7:40. Gave us table by kitchen door and brought out wrong food. They fixed and food very good.

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MR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Almost got a bad table by the kitchen so asked for a better one and got it. Appreciated that! Very noisy and busy because it was a Saturday night, but that's because the food is fantastic!

Mary

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The waitress more or less through every dish at me and I had to serve it. What was more ridiculous was the entrées were served all over the place. I received my entrée with my children’s. My husband was then served about 10 minutes later. His mother was served about another five minutes later followed by my father-in-law a good 20 to 30 minutes after everyone else. Unbelievable. If you can’t handle that many people for a dining experience, you shouldn’t see that many people.

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KK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It’s lost its luster. Food quality is diminishing and they keep adding tables to the dining room. Soon you will not be able to walk between tables.

It will be a while before we come back.

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DO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Not nearly as good as it used to be, it's unfortunate. Mostly everything but the focaccia was tasteless.

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i
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As an avid Italophile and frequent visitor to Sunny Italy I can attest to the authenticity of Davanti in regard to faithful reproduction of Italian cuisine. We've been here at least a half dozen times and have never had a bad dish. The food is top notch and the prices are within reason for the quality of the product. Mangerai e beverai molto bene qui.

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M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The entree pastas are small. I am unsure why as they are entrees and they are priced like entrees,
The burrata and roasted tomato appetizer is delicious
The warm kale salad was terrible
The wait staff is outstanding.

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable! The food was fresh and very good.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! The food is fantastic and there service is always outstanding. Whether you're there for the appetizers or the octopus or the pizzas, you won't go home disappointed.

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PS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (young man) was excellent. Wish I remembered his name

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GN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall our experience was great. The Ricotta & Honey, and artichoke app were great. The Ribeye was good, too much demi & 50% of the steak was fat. The Deserts cannoli & fruit tart were off the chart. We also had a nice Gruner which you don't find everywhere.

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TY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service & great food!! Not so easy to find. Thank you Chris!

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service was slow.

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JH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one our favorites and go to restaurant.
Great food and service, always something new to try

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PS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Greek salad and was disappointed. A wedge of iceberg lettuce. A few olives and about a tablespoon of crumbled feta. Definitely not worth $13. Rather tasteless salad

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice to families with kids! Our host and staff were just great. So nice to give pizza dough to the little one to play with-thanks!

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R
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent customers and really love the Wednesday specials. We request Serena as our server and she never disappoints.

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OT
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding ravioli must try the polenta and Ragu of the day. Refreshing to eat a squash ravioli not made with sweet potato

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A reservation should be for a decent table. Not one by the back exit to the bar next door.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Wait staff or assistant was very rude to my wife and condescending. Not how you try and get a decent tip.

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D
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

You need more help in the kitchen and on your wait-staff! We waited an unusually long time for our dinner. Very busy, which is great, but hire a few more people to accommodate your guests!

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S
Chicago
215 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, service great and the atmosphere wonderful

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FS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Great for small get-together! Great service.

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ED
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best hamburger in the western suburbs, hands down. I've never had a bad dish there. I particularly like the ricotta pie with honeycomb; the mushroom pizza; and the absolutely AMAZING blondie dessert with salted caramel gelato that is to die for. Truly a lovely place to eat.

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