Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

4.6
1083 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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Sunday, April 21, 2019

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CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went at 5pm, so it was quiet and a great space to catch up with friends. The servers were friendly and attentive, the food was EXCELLENT. I little pricey, but worth it for a special occaision!

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KB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch, what? Bottomless bellinis, what? Pork belly hash, what? Omg, i have got to live here. The food is amazing.

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DA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, Victoria was exceptional.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous food drink and service!

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KE
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Tables very close together but luckily cleared out later. Noisy at first. Wine good, arugula salad great! Shared salad, glad we did because it was plenty for two. Entrees were very good but didn’t come with any extras like bread, salad, or soup. Quality food. Server was nice.

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w
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Have been here many, many times, however this past night was a miss on multiple accounts. We asked for a bar high top and they cram so many tables in there we could not get out of our table area to use the restroom without 3 other people having to get out of their chairs and move their tables or chairs so we can exit our window area. I felt like we were in the middle seat of an airplane.
The club soda I ordered was skunky tasting. It tasted almost as if the lines were dirty or the ice in the drink was mildewy--the beverage lines/ice machine need a thorough cleaning.
We ordered the orecchitte pasta's flavor was heavy and odd. We added sausage to the dish as one of the options and it also tasted off. Maybe game-y for lack of a better word, but it overpowered the lackluster dish and made what would have been a a mediocre meal into something almost inedible.
Not sure if we really had an off night, but I usually am a big fan. I'll update review when I'm ready to give them another chance. For now, I'm in no hurry to go back.

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MT
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at a hightop in the bar area and the bartender was great at taking care of us. My friend and I shared the artichoke hearts and polenta and pork ragu and a prosciutto and arugala pizza.....all was delicious and more than enough food for us. We sat and talked for 3 hours and never felt pressure to leave. Comfy place, great service and great food!

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EJ
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their burgers, and all the appetizers/small plates. Good family place

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PS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level was perfect. Jack our server is attentive polite and overall awesome

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CB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found ourselves here for lunch as oppose to dinner. Great attention by Jack (our server) to details, timing of the food (delicious) and making sure we had one enjoyable lunch; which we did. In fact our group had such a good meal and time..for sure, future lunches at Davanti.

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KB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. Pate, pasta, pizza, specials. Have never had a bad meal here. We love the brick wine cellar motif and a great bar. Servers and bar staff exceptional.

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KB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was no birthday recognition after a notification in the reservation was stated.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet 16 party. Made early dinner reservations for 8. Girls had a great time. No pressure to rush us out. Everyone loved their food. We brought our own cake but forgot candles. Waitress was kind enough to provide and cut the cake for us too!

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KK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our first visit at this location - was a lovely evening; great food and service

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RF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. We were celebrating my sons birthday and they went above and beyond to make it memorable. I highly recommend Davanti Enoteca.

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WB
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Another very pleasant dinner at Davanti Enoteca, one of our neighborhood favorites. Interesting food, well prepared at a fair price, with skilled and attentive service, in a very comfortable, rustic environment.

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w
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in our party was well pleased with our first experience at Davanti Enoteca, we will be sure to return. There was no rating for servers but Jamie was 6 stars!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, and great ambience.

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M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

grabbed a quick bite on our way home from an event and so glad we stopped. super cute inside. food was amazing. Gnudi and the apple crisp and mule! YUM!!! cant wait to go back!

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KS
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Well done. The octopus was an excellent choice.

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s
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like the corner booth it’s easier to talk
Server was wonderful
Food always good but we think that the meatballs (serving is 3 meatballs) should come with 3 pieces of bread instead of 2

Serena at the bad is always wonderful

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday it was great

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PL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was delicious but the tables are too close together. We felt like we were dining with the couple next to us. There wasn't enough room for the waiter and servers to go in between tables.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I met my friend and her hubby (who were visiting Chicago from Arizona) in our old home town of Western Springs. Davanti just so happened to be there, and everything.. from the hosts, to the server/service, and the food was top notch!! We enjoyed everything we tried! We left there full and happy and the price was really quite modest for all that we ate and drank! Thanks for making our reunion fabulous!

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GD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davanti is a favorite of our family of all the local restaurants. A bit pricey but the best food and service.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, more expensive than expected but would probably return

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JD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our go to places. Food is consistent and great atmosphere.

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised to be able to carry on a conversation without raising my voice even though the restaurant was completely full.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was delicious, the truffle toast was Awesome!
I loved the flavors of the octopus, but definitely wish it was slow braised to create a more tender texture and not chewy.
Creme brûlée was awesome and the Atmosphere was phenomenal.

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PE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daugher’s Birthday and they treated her great and we had a great time

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AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here many times and always enjoy the meal. Consistently delicious.

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I
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was tasty and the portions were a good value for the prices charged. The restaurant was quite full the evening we were there and there seemed to be a shortage of waitstaff. We waited a very long time to get service at each phase of the dinner. Had to remind the waitress about our drinks, etc The noise level was so loud that we would not make a special trip to dine here again although we would be happy to dine here if we were in the area.

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AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for (2) on Sunday afternoon at 12:00pm. My girlfriend was seated and I had arrived about two minutes after she was seated. We waited for over 25 minutes before deciding to leave. Our server did not come to our table once. We wanted to order bottomless mimosa’s, as well as food. We watched as our server went to every table around us, and completely ignored the two of us. I then turned around and asked the hostess if we could speak to our server and another five minutes had passed. Needless to say, I will not be returning to Davanti.

My girlfriend and I then left at 12:30, and went next door to Hillgrove Tap and received impeccable service. We were happy to be acknowledged by our server within a minute of being seated.

I would not recommend Davanti to any of my friends and family.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davanti Enoteca lends itself to conversation and enjoyment. The atmosphere makes one feel like taking a trip to Italy with its inspiring decor. The food is delectable and the service commendable.

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TM
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was well done, the grilled octopus was a little over cooked, but deliciously seasoned. The polenta and Ragu was terrific.

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MP
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience, super tasty focaccia w honey appetizer, delicious cocktails 🍸 and succulent filet. Mr. Elsey and his staff went beyond the call of duty to make the evening beyond extraordinary. Another visit coming very soon...

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always

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T
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal and great service at Davanti !

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