Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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B
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Waiter was kind of non-existent. Think he had the whole front area. Came and told us he was “boss’s favorite” and that the boss was watching him. I don’t think that “the Boss” was even in tonight. Forgot an order and was just “off”

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Devanti’s. The couple we were with, recommended their favorite appetizers to share. There were plenty of vegetarian options for me. Our server, Tim, was excellent. I will definitely go back.

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely thanksgiving brunch. Lots of traditional fare with a few Italian dishes. Would highly recommend.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 6 ladies for a nice pre holiday get together. It was perfect. Great food! Everything we got, we were happy with.

O
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious small plates and great service!

MC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had brunch at Davanti Enoteca this past Sunday and we had a great time. Food was good and service was very good. Will be back again

JH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live close by, and visit regularly.
Service is always great, reservations honored.
Food is the reason, specials are very good to try.
Regular menu has great choices, all good to share

e
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful new find for us. We arrived around 5:30 for our reservation and it was a good thing we did. The entrance was packed when we left. The food was wonderful and everything we had was flavorful, hot and well presented. We enjoyed our server who paid just the right amount of attention. The only complaint would be every time he poured us water, it dripped all over the table and splashed in our food. We would recommend this place and return ourselves.

M
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to gather with friends. We loved our server and service and - of course - the food was fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was awesome I took my significant out for date night

OT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dinner. Appetizers during happy hour and wine. Truly a lovely visit and the food was amazing...highly recommend the meatballs and the Bruschetta!

L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic!!!!! The service as always is just ok but we keep coming back for the food.

PJ
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We bring friends to Davanti Enoteca all the time. One of our favorite spots!

v
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, the service excellent. The menu was confusing; fortunately our server helped us out.

KC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and beautiful atmosphere!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! They never disappoint!

w
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always take college students who haven't experienced a lot of different cuisines or types of food there. They tried a variety of dishes for the first time and really enjoyed themselves. It's a bit expensive but it's worth it.

DW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every possible way!!!

MC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a good time at Davanti Enoteca. They offer good value and quality Italian dishes with convenient location with ample of parking

L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff super friendly! Loved it

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Had our 2 kids under the age of 3 and was very welcomed by the staff. Jamie was very nice

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful variety, attentive wait staff, nicely placed tables. Good atmosphere and we will go again!

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with 3 girlfriends. The food was very tasty and I highly recommend this restaurant. Our young waiter was attentive and sociable. I always look forward to a nice evening at Davanti, warm, cozy atmosphere and good food. Thank you fora pleasant experience. Joy

JA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had to sit in the bar area with small children at a high top. We were 10 minutes late for the reservation.
Although, that part was our fault, I wish there were other accommodations to celebrate our granddaughter.

PC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. The food was ok. Basic pasta fares. Ordered 6 different dishes. Grilled octopus was the best. Everything else was ok.

JB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I have been here ten or more times in the past and I usually look forward to the next time immediately. This time, despite outstanding service, I didn't feel the same way.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I am reluctant to give this place a “good review” even though our visit was NOT terrible.

The Service.

We had made reservations and were seated promptly when that time came. Our service was incredibly slow, but I blame it on poor managerial staffing to the restaurants sections. Our server was also the employee operating the bar and had a dozen other tables to attend to. I do NOT blame the server for their being spread too thin to give adequate service, that blame belongs to the shift manager who could not see that they had an employee who was treading water. Our server was very attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. Maybe the restaurant usually has slower Thursday nights and so they had scheduled themselves to be staffed light? Maybe they are light staffed in general? Either way, a paying customer shouldn’t have to make excuses for why they will accept slow service. I say this confidently, because I have been a server before so I understand the business.

The food.

The food that was good, was GOOD! The food that was not, was NOT. I will not go into details, but I will suggest never ordering the Polpo Al Rafano. The octopus was extremely tough and over cooked. So much so that the tip of the leg was actually crispy enough to snap off. The fingerling potatoes were undercooked yet charred on the outside. While the dish sounded appetizing to read, it fell on it’s face in execution. The Tagliatelle Con Gamberi was excellent, as well as the Meat and Cheese Board and the Ricotta Vasi.

What upsets me the most is that this was our anniversary dinner and I would’ve honestly been happier just going through the drive through somewhere and staying in and enjoying time with my spouse. But hey, it is a night we will never forget I suppose.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place continues to improve its food and service. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable drink and meal. We’ll be back.

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Davanti Enoteca, and it DEFINITELY won't be our last. The service and food was exceptional. We all loved the concept of sharing the dishes. That gave us an opportunity to try many of their entrees.

S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good, The pasta portions were very small for the price but everything else was wonderful... I the pasta flavor was very good but for $16.00 you really only had a side portion. Our server was nice but half the time we could not find him.....We had to get our own salt and ask for drinks a few times.

c
Chicago
304 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Introducing friends to Davanti. They loved it. Had prosciutto meatball, ricotta worth honey comb, chicken liver pate, and truffle fries fir appetizers. For entrees, we again shared the following: polenta with beef raging, Caesar salad, pasta and shrimp. Weak items were the meatball and the polenta. Yellow polenta is much better than the white one they serve, on the other hand, the pasta was the standout of the entrees. Delicious grapefruit and berry sorbet were perfect desserts.

AA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!

LF
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food!

J
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! The ravioli was amazing not a lot of food but amazing quality and we loved it!

VD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great gathering place for friends. However, We made a reservation on OpenTable the day before, but when we arrived they didn’t have a table for us. Hostess asked if we wouldn’t mind sitting in the bar and share a long table with others. We said we’d prefer our own table, and still she sat us at the long table. We felt like we were taking up otherwise usable space. Food was delicious, but service was slow. Server didn’t really check on us much which was a shame cuz food is quick to be served but takes a while to order.

G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food and service was good, limited but creative menu, and lots of families with young children.

G
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We will try again someday. Have had great service and great food in the past.

r
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very knowledgeable waiter who recommended great wines

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