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Sunday, May 13, 2018
The food is amazing, the wine is great and the service is awesome - love this place
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.
Waitstaff was great. Delicious food. Nice atmosphere. A gem.
It’s always a delicious experience... We were there to celebrate our daughter’s 30th birthday.
Great place in western suburbs for italian.. ragu and polenta is a must..
The staff at this restaurant is so incredibly kind, the food is fantastic, highly recommend this spot!
All was superb!
Best burger in town!
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.
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.
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.
Food and service were great! Love the atmosphere at Davanti - makes for a relaxing dining experience!
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.
Love the Vasi de Ricotta and the Doc pizza. Wait staff is very attentive without being overbearing.
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.
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
Good food and service
Dependable great food and service
This has become one of our favorites!
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.
The food and wine are amazing and the service is incredible - love the going to Davant
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!
Not our greatest night at this restaurant - service was slow and spotty. Food was very good though.
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.
One of our favorites and once again it was wonderful
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.
We eat here often. The food is reliably excellent. We especially like the white anchovies and
the grilled octopus.
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.
Amazing as always!!!
Does not honor reservations at time of reservation.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
The food is amazing!
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.
We LOVE Davanti Enoteca in Western Springs! It is one of our favorite spots for a date night, and to get together with friends.
Great food. Varied menu.
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.
Outstanding service and food; extensive wine list. Perfect for birthdays and celebrations (private room), Sunday brunch, intimate dinners.