Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

4.6
1104 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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M
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

This was truly disappointing it was our second time there and first for some others we were with . The service was horrible and the food was not brought out at the same time and really not that good. It was hard to enjoy a meal with friends to celebrate a birthday when we were spending more time trying to get service. Management didn’t seem to concerned.

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MP
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Davanti Enoteca experience is always fantastic and memorable. Chris and his staff go out of their way to make everyone feel like family. Top shelf cocktails lead into the infamous “honeycomb toast” as starters. The cozy ambiance just adds more flavor to the Porterhouse Pork chop and the Brown Butter Blondie is the topper. Anxiously awaiting the next visit! Cheers

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's day brunch. Service was excellent and very friendly. Food was good but not an extensive selection. The way they stage the buffet in the front of the restaurant makes it chaotic as people are trying to enter the restaurant while others are trying to get their food. $40 a person and they don't even include your coffee or tea let alone a mimosa. Won't bother with it for brunch in the future.

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RC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here several times and it is always good. The Mothers Day brunch was outstanding and impressive. Executive chef Scott Ruzicka was especially great to our party, going above and beyond to make our day special.

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FJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has consistently excellent food. The service is stellar.

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It took a but to meet our waitress after we were seated, but once we did the service was great. Food was great, came out fast.
The place is a bit loud, but overall a good experience, and we will go back soon.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Got off to a bad start as we had to wait 32 mins to be seated even though we had a 6pm reservation. We had my 90 year old father w us to celebrate my birthday and Mother's Day. This was the place I chose as service has always been good until now. We did get a free appetizer but just don't book the res if you can't seat us on time

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch. The Bloody Mary bar was spectacular, with so many toppings and mix-ins. The dishes were very tasty and good sized. I can't wait to go back.

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal great wine. We celebrated our anniversary.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch!

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TF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding and creative cuisine at a reasonable price in a relaxing atmosphere. Staff is attentive, but not overbearing. There are mostly average restaurants in the Western suburbs, but Davanti is in a league much above these and thus a pleasant find for us. We were actually surprised it was not more busy than it was although we were there on a Thursday.

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with great service. Great place for a group of people to share

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brunch for my husbands birthday. Not crowded at all. Food was good except for a couple things. Poached eggs are supposed to be runny. For both the corned beef hash and eggs Benedict the poached eggs were way over cooked and yolks were hard. We were 4 adults and a 3 year old. Her food was the last to be brought out. It should have been the first. Don’t keep a hungry toddler waiting. Otherwise, a pleasant meal.

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S
Chicago
226 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New wine and different menu items all were great - looking forward to the Mother’s Day Brunch

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HE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food.

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W
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for small plate sharing, cocktails and great interesting food choices

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time playing catch up with cousins I haven’t seen for 20 years. They flew into town from different states and thought the food was perfect too

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JK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with great small plates. My only wish is wine was a little cheaper. They care about you here which is becoming rare these days

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S
Chicago
227 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always exceptional and our server was exceptional all recommendations were incredible

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great price on wine and appetizers on Wednesday. Serena is the best bar/server. We always sit in her station. Thanks to the rest of the staff for making this a great experience. Love the care in details.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barbara was amazing, as always! She brought out the wine we usually drink before we even asked for it! She’s so friendly and always has the best smile! The food was amazing too! Thank you!

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CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
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
5 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
47 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
17 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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