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About Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

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.

800 Hillgrove Ave, Ste 100
Western Springs, IL 60558
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Italian

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

Cross Street:
Entrance located off Wolf Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 783-1060

Website:
http://davantienoteca.com/westernsprings/

Catering:
Full Service Catering Available Carry out also available

Parking Details:
There is parking in the parking lot North of Davanti Enoteca. Plenty of street parking as well.

Public Transit:
Metra stop- Western Springs

Executive Chef:
Mark Smidt

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour specials
Monday - Friday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Start your Family tradition of joining us for Christmas Eve!!!

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.

Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for Groups (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fun (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Authentic (14)
Romantic (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Business Meals (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Tapas (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We were seated by a door. Every time it opened we froze. The server closed a curtain, the maitre de kept opening it. I ate dinner in my coat. I love this restaurant, but won’t go back til Spring.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Another pleasant evening at Davanti. Pleasant and personable service was the highlight. Food is good quality and nice variety. Our friends both had minor concerns about the prep of their food which our server offered to return to the chef but overall the concerns were not major. Nice wine for a good price. We will return often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Four friends met for dinner and we all enjoyed the food. We wanted to be in the smaller room --thinking it would be quiet. However, there was a party of 8+ that was truly having a good time and the noise level was extremely loud. Not that we don't want people to have a good time, but it interfered with us trying to have a conversation about 12 feet away. Would go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server was great but she had large tables in two rooms and ran around. It made us feel bad to ask for things because she was working so hard. Even with all her tables, she was always pleasant and engaged.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dined for Thanksgiving lunch. The buffet was filled with fresh, homemade -tasting, salads, pastas, and traditional turkey and sides. The prime rib was perfect as well as the turkey. Both So tender! We arrived at 2:30 and sat immediately. Perfect time to go. Not busy yet.
The service was attentive and friendly. The chef was at the carving station, making sure we were happy with everything. I have been here several times for dinner, will make it our holiday destination.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We waited 40 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. While it's understandable that sometimes things don't go right, I would have expected more interaction from the host. The food left a lot to be desired flavor-wise, and our entrees (one of which was a Caesar salad with no meat) came out 5 minutes apart.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a favorite and Davanti did not disappoint. Creative menu, cozy setting, good food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Best service in a long time, Barbara was our server, she went over the menu in full details, allowed us multipe wine tastings to ensure we received what we liked.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

All I'm saying is that manager, I think her name is Brianna, is my future wife! Beautiful 😍

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had brunch at Davanti Enoteca- great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, great service. We went for brunch and enjoyed the corned beef hash and steak and eggs. Everything was prepared just right and was quite delicious! Victoria is an excellent server - she remembers her returning guests, greets everyone with a smile and ensures total customer satisfaction!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

In spite of a big parking lot, there was no place to park. They were running pretty far behind seating reservations. We were warned that it would be so, but I wasn't too happy that the entrees didn't come out even close to at the same time. A bit noisy if you want to have a conversation. That said, they're very nice, it's a nice, cozy dining room, the food is delicious and they were kind about giving us a little birthday treat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Davanti is a great place to go for a full meal, or if you are just looking for some good wine, small plates and a quiet evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is exceptional and our server was great made awesome recommendations and everyone loved it

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I’ve been here several times and the experience has varied each time. This time I ordered a spaghetti entree dish and the portion was what I’d expect for an appetizer- but at an expensive entree price. And it comes with nothing. I mean nothing- not even bread. There was probably 1/20 of a lb of pasta and bolognese sauce, that fit like a tiny blob in the middle of the dinner plate. How expensive is dry pasta??
As for bread- it’s an ITALIAN restaurant and I had to ask for it, and they brought a dinner plate with four slices of COLD WHITE TOAST on it. ?????
I’ve had a good brunch and lunch there, but this dinner experience was lackluster.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was spotty. The kitchen was behind. Our main courses arrived at three different times. Our Open Table reservation noted a birthday but the staff missed it. The food though, as always, was outstanding.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was fresh and delicious! Service was excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Davanti consistently delivers delicious food and good service in a nice lively atmosphere. I highly recommend it and don't miss the cacao e pepe!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We love this place and were thrilled to get a table at the last minute, thanks to Open Table. We had several items from the regular menu and one of the specials from the evening. Everything was wonderful (except the red sauce that was on the meatballs, it was so bland). The wine was amazing and the special wines open by the glass for that evening only were especially good. Service was friendly and efficient. Price was comparable to what we have paid nearby for less tasty food. Love the atmosphere. It is bustling but still easy to have a conversation with friends. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

First time having lunch at Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is fresh and creative. They are also willing to accommodate dietary restrictions. I had quite a few options as a gluten free diner. The food did not disappoint and the location is perfect for meeting friends for lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We moved out of the Western Springs area so I hadn't been to Divanti for about a year and a half. It was even better than I remembered. Thanks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a great meal and overall experience on our anniversary. Davanti it's top-notch.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I went to the restaurant for our 13th wedding anniversary. It was a great experience. The food was delicious! The portion sizes were just right and the service was fast. Our waiter was pleasant and friendly and the atmosphere was good. Definitely would be attending again :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent food as always and friendly service. Cacio e peppe is delicious, great burger and love the arugula salad with grapes too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always Great food and great wine with amazing service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was wonderful, service was good and we were able to relax and enjoy the evening without being rushed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday dinner for one of the guests.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food is delicious as always and the service is great! If you fall in love with a menu item though, you may be disappointed that they don't have it the next time. Thankfully all menu items are good to try!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I love Davanti and always come here before seeing plays at the Theater of Western Springs. This time we chose to sit in the bar area because there was a beautiful rainbow outside that we could see from our bar table by the window. The Cubs playoff game was on at the bar, which made it fun as well. Unfortunately the service in the bar area was not quite as good as in the regular dining room. The server didn't seem to have a good knowledge of wine (which wouldn't be a big deal except that Davanti kind of bills itself as a wine bar). I ordered a 5-oz glass of wine but he accidentally brought me an 8-oz one, but when I brought it to his attention he said he would only charge us for the smaller one and let me keep it (good answer!). Then, when I ordered a white wine to go with our main courses, the woman who brought it out started to pour it into the glass that had contained the first wine (a red)! Oops! Next time we'll just go back to sitting in the main dining room.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Live Sports, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I LOVE Davanti!! The food has great flavor and presentation! We were celebrating our Anniversary and when we checked in with our reservation the manager Brianna quickly and sincerely congratulated us on it which made us feel special right away! She made sure to seat us at a table where we could have a nice view but not be crowded by people. Our server was very professional and yet made us feel at home. The wine selection as well as the table presentation of the wine was perfection! At the end of the meal the manager brought out a delicious dessert called the Brown Butter Blondie on the house for our special occasion which was a loving touch. We will be back very soon to this second home of ours!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Open table reserved for two. I tried many times to correct. Finally called restaurant snd changed to fivr

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants and I try to go as often as I can, but this evening they had booked a reunion in the bar area and it was very busy. We were not seated until 40 minutes after our reservation. I am quite pregnant so standing that long in a crowded bar area was tricky. No one apologized for the wait or the inconvenience, which was disappointing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

NOISY andCROWDED ! Is it just me or is it that every restaurant is turning into a an economy class cabin on United Airlines ?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love this place every time we visit it is wonderful. The food is out of this world and I love sharing different things each with everyone at the table. Such a fun relaxed atmosphere makes you feel like you are at home just sitting around the table. Just wish there was one closer to me. We moved to St. Charles and there is nothing like that out here............but one can only hope in the future there will be one.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was good.....had to ask for bread 4 times so that was annoying .....dinners were small portions which I love because I never finish but my friend was disappointed on the small amount.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We were a party of 6 and all of us enjoyed our entrees. 2 of our group ordered burgers and they were outstanding. We were there on a Wednesday when they have half off on bottles of wine and we took full advantage of this. The staff and management were great and we're looking forward to our next visit there.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Was very disappointed. The service was awful. We sat outside since it was too loud inside for my elderly mother and never saw the same person twice. The pizzas came smothered in grease. It was not a great experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I have been to Davanti Enoteco several times before and always had a pleasant meal. However, several things contributed to a less than satisfying experience the other night. We preferred to be seated outside so the hostess seated us at a table all the way in the back. Occasionally there was an unpleasant odor and my husband's view was of gas tanks. This area should have been reserved for set up or anything other than seating. When dinner was served, mine arrived so much later that my husband was half way through his meal. I had the Fettuccini Grembali (with no offer of grated cheese) and my husband the trout. Both seemed to be missing something and were rather bland. Although we never complained, the waiter sensed something and offered us a free dessert. I will not give up on the restaurant but Davanti Enoteca needs to step up their game.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great. Service was terrible. We came for a late lunch, and there were only 3 other tables being served, but we never saw our server. She took our order for appetizers, but only came to us after we had finished our appetizers and wanted more. We asked her what the specials were and she said she would find out, and never came back. After waiting 15 minutes, we asked another server for our check and left.

The food was great, at least as far as the appetizers were concerned. We had the truffle egg toast and the polenta, both of which were delicious. We never had a chance to eat anything else due to the poor service.

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