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Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

4.5
857 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation


Brunch:
Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday 10:00am -2:00pm

Lunch/Dinner:
Monday & Tuesday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(708) 783-1060
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Smidt
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Catering
Full Service Catering Available Carry out also available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Entrance located off Wolf Road
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Parking details
There is parking in the parking lot North of Davanti Enoteca. Plenty of street parking as well.
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Public transit
Metra stop- Western Springs
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Special events & promotions
Happy hour specials
Monday - Friday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

A beautiful rustic party room featuring wood and brick taking our guests back to an ancient Italian cavern. Seats up to 35 guests.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show Mom some Amore! We'll be serving a brunch buffet from 10am - 2:30pm $40 adults, $14 kids (12 and under). Our full dinner menu from 4pm - 8pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 857 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food is amazing, the wine is great and the service is awesome - love this place

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I have dined at Davanti Enoteca several times. The food was quite good. The service friendly and prompt. almost too prompt.- we spent less than 45 minutes there, including appetizer and dinner.
Noisy, noisy, noisy. I remember this as a noisy place, but it is beyond energetic. Terrible acoustics. Hard to hold a conversation at your own table without shouting.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Waitstaff was great. Delicious food. Nice atmosphere. A gem.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It’s always a delicious experience... We were there to celebrate our daughter’s 30th birthday.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great place in western suburbs for italian.. ragu and polenta is a must..

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The staff at this restaurant is so incredibly kind, the food is fantastic, highly recommend this spot!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

All was superb!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Best burger in town!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We've been going to the various Davanti Enoteca locations for several years and have always love the food and atmosphere. This visit was remarkably underwhelming in terms of food quality. Everyone at the table had been several times in the past and everyone was less than satisfied with the meal. The short ribs where weird slices instead of braised with an extra thick, almost goopy gravy. The corned beef hash was just meh. The truffle pizza used to have a nice variety of mushrooms that seemed to be replaced with standard large mushroom chunks. The one thing that was consistently delicious was the Farro salad/dish.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As always, food was excellent. Always love their polenta and ragu! However, service was hurried at best. Seemed to start well when we discussed cocktails and wine but then it seems that his job was done. He never mentioned the specials until I asked. Wife's meal came out while we were still enjoying our appetizers. But my meal came out 10 min later. And then no acknowledgement of our special occasion despite the fact that our server ASKED us.

Even more disappointment when he was so engaging, friendly, helpful and informative wile seating the table next to us. At least, Loyola won their bball game.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

For and service was outstanding. However it was so noisy it has hard to her my friends talk. We all commented about about the noise level.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food and service were great! Love the atmosphere at Davanti - makes for a relaxing dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is my new favorite Italian restaurant. The pizza is amazing and every dish we ordered was delicious. The Cacio de Pepe is the best I ever had and everything came out fast and fresh. Would highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Love the Vasi de Ricotta and the Doc pizza. Wait staff is very attentive without being overbearing.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We eat here often but we brought our kids for the first time. They loved it! Especially the focaccia with cheese & honey. They keep asking to go back just to have this dish again. The burger is also always a winner. This was our first time having dessert. We had the blondie & the chocolate dessert and both were excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I love this place. Staff is friendly and inviting, had the nightly special and the husband had the octopus. Both dishes were good! Focaccia is our favorite

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good food and service

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Dependable great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This has become one of our favorites!

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We arrived at a quiet time but there was a large gathering in the backroom. As it was brunch, our food came out at all different times. The pancakes were great but the pizza was so so (and for $17, I would expect more). I also found the $18 cheese/meat plate lacking as well.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food and wine are amazing and the service is incredible - love the going to Davant

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Dinner was great as always. Wobbly table was fixed as I lost a little of my drink in the process and server brought a back up without a question. Great service!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Not our greatest night at this restaurant - service was slow and spotty. Food was very good though.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We read so many great reviews of this restaurant we thought this would be a great place to celebrate a special evening for us. We arrived a few minutes ahead of our reservation time, we were seated in under 10 minutes or so.

The waitress was nice, the waiter's assistant too attentive filling our water every few minutes. He was probably trying to be helpful but part of a great dinner is the conversation and company. We could not carry on a conversation because if he was not filling the water (the bottle was on the table...we could have done it ourselves) he was trying to take our food away. There are usually signs when people are done eating, the plate is empty or the utensils are placed across the plate together.

We ordered drinks recommended by the waitress...the beer was good tasting however the spritz was a bit off in what I had imagined it would taste like, the waitress added a bit of simple syrup and another ingredient and it was much better.

As for the food, which was the most disappointing part. We shared a caesar's salad and also ordered a pizza d.o.c. for an appetizer. We ordered stuffing shells (tonight's special) and the rigatoni (hold the sausage, it's a lenten Friday). The salad was just ok, a lot of the lettuce was white or really yellow, the dressing saved it. The pizza was bland in flavor and in no way warrants a $14.00 price. Finally our pasta, my boyfriend's plate had 2 maybe 3 shells, again falling short of what we would consider even great Italian let alone "exceptional", "very impressed" or "perfect" which are some of the words we read in the reviews of this restaurant. My giant rigatoni were al dente to the highest level, the sauce dark and thick....but lacking the wow I was expecting.

The decor is nice but let's be honest how many of us pick a restaurant based on that alone?
Overall a bit let down, probably won't return. Hopefully everyone else is right and we just caught them at a off time or I was expecting to much.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

One of our favorites and once again it was wonderful

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food had always been good here. It was pretty squeezed for a Thursday night, and it would have been nice if both of our meals would have come out at the same time.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We eat here often. The food is reliably excellent. We especially like the white anchovies and
the grilled octopus.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Lunch with my girls (Wife and 3 girls) on a day off from school. An unexpected great lunch dining experience, I had been there for dinner several times and loved it. Had the burger which is not a typical menu item for an Italian eatery, but it was for sure top 5 of all time burgers ! Flavorful, fresh, and perfectly cooked. The Parmesan fries were also amazing, seasoned and cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Amazing as always!!!

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Does not honor reservations at time of reservation.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was not my first time eating at Davanti. The food is very good so I've returned. However, it is unorganized which diminishes the dining experienced. This most recent time, I made reservations for 6 pm because I had tickets for an 8 pm show. My party of 2 did not get seated until 6:25 pm. The restaurant was clearly overbooked as at least 12 other patrons with reservations were waiting to be seated.There was no place to get a drink while waiting because other diners were eating at the bar and there was no place to comfortably stand because there is no reception area. The wait staff was pleasant but could not keep up with the number of diners. The restaurant missed an opportunity to sell more pre dinner drinks and dessert because it took so long for service. The cocktails that we had were mixed by someone who should stick to pouring wine. But as I said the food is good.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My husband & I made reservations two weeks in advance for our 16th anniversary. Reservations were for 6:30. Still standing in overcrowded doorway at 7:00. Felt like an over crowded college bar. Service was terrible.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very crowded - trying to fit too many tables in not enough space. Detracts from the experience when everyone is sitting on top of each other.
Food was decent. Some good stuff, some not the best we had ever had. Portions very small.
Overall not great value for money - if we came back, maybe for an appetizer and glass of wine at the bar on a n off night.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We brought our 11 month old son and they were very accommodating and brought his food out right away! Great food and the staff is amazing! Love this place!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Davanti’s menu is a treat! We enjoyed being able to share appetizers, small plates, salads and entrees. The Ricotta and honeycomb toast, pork ragout, and roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta and onions all were delicious. Very good wine list with reasonable prices by the bottle or glass. Happy hour menu available before 6pm. We went on a week night and did not feel rushed. Friendly greeters and servers. Adjacent parking lot and location across from train station are convenient pluses. Cozy Enoteca ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We LOVE Davanti Enoteca in Western Springs! It is one of our favorite spots for a date night, and to get together with friends.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Varied menu.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was great, we asked for recommendations on food and we got everything he recommended and every course was excellent. He definitely made the dinner experience much better, would go back for sure, but would only go Friday or Saturday because those are the only days he works.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding service and food; extensive wine list. Perfect for birthdays and celebrations (private room), Sunday brunch, intimate dinners.

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