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Davanti Del Mar, San Diego, CA

Davanti Del Mar

4.5
4.5
423 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Davanti Enoteca in Del Mar. We offer a delicious twist on rustic Italian cuisine paired with an extensive wine list and creative cocktails. Our chef driven menu is geared towards family style shareable plates, homemade pastas, pizzas and a fantastic assortment of meats and cheeses. Enjoy the lively wine bar ambiance and decor. By the way, you can't miss our Focacia di Recco! Ci vediamo presto!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 519-5060
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Enzo Castiglione
  • Catering
    We offer a full amazing catering menu. Visit our website and go to Catering.<br />www.davantienotecadelmar.com
  • Private party facilities
    We have two patios that are independent and lend themselves beautifully for holiday parties, private parties, meetings, corporate events, baby showers, birthday celebrations etc. Bar gatherings are also a great option. Whole restaurant buy outs are available as well.
  • Private party contact
    Liz Castiglione: (858) 519-5060
  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Cross street
    Del Mar Heights Rd
  • Parking details
    We are located in the Del Mar Heights shopping center across from the Cinepolis Theater where there is plentiful of parking offered for all shops and restaurants.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunch at Davanti Del Mar

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for brunch at Davanti Del Mar! Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm. MENU Avocado Toast Traditional Breakfast Western Scramble Ricotta Pancakes Davanti Omelette Breakfast Burrito Pork Belly Hash & Eggs Steak & Eggs Eggs Benedict Crab Cakes Benedict Frittata Bianca DRINKS Bubbles Special- House Prosecco w/ your choice of juice Bloody Mary Coffee Martini Aperol Pear-fect cooler COFFEE Regular or Decaf Espresso Cappuccino Latte Mocha Irish Coffee Mexican Coffee
    Brunch at Davanti Del Mar Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Tue - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Thu - Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join us for happy hour at Davanti Del Mar! Sunday-Thursday from 3-6 Friday and Saturday 3-5 Bottle & Board $28 chef's antipasti board + choice bottle of house red, white or prosecco Wine & Spirits Well Cocktails $8 Davanti Spritz $8 Margarita $10 San Diego Mule $10 Lemon Drop $10 Sangria $6 $5 Tap Beers Peroni, Stone Delicious IPA, Stella Artois, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Seasonal Special, Heineken 00, Coors Light, Bud Light Bruchetta $8 Caesar Salad $9 Ricotta Vasi $8 Parmesan Truffle Fries $6 Pate Vasi $8 Prosciutto-Veal Meatballs $10 Pizza of the Day $10 Cacio E Pepe $10
    Happy Hour Photo
  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Tue - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM,Wed - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM,Thu - Fri - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join us for Wine Wednesday and enjoy 50% off bottles of wine under $80!
    Wine Wednesday Photo

What 423 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

423 Reviews
  1. LikesToNosh

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Davanti. Delicious food. Great service. Nice atmosphere. We had risotto and gnocchi and really enjoyed both. The chocolate lava cake was delicious!
    Davanti Del MarResponded on June 17, 2024
    Thank you! I'm so glad you like the food, service and atmosphere. We make a great lava cake, right?! :)

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  2. mary

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great are the service, food, drinks, and value at Davanti in DelMar Highlands.
    Davanti Del MarResponded on June 6, 2024
    Thank you Mary. It is always great to have you at the restaurant! :) Enzo

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  3. LynnB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here frequently for dinner. Always great service! The focaccia with the cheese and honey is to die for! The pastas are good. My son had the burger and thought it was excellent.
    Davanti Del MarResponded on June 11, 2024
    Thank you Lynn! Your son is right, we make a great burger! :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was top-notch. Host was happy to offer recommendations and we were thrilled we listened. The cheese- stuffed honey focaccia was incredible. We tried everything from the steak special to pizza to Seafood to charcuterie to pasta and it was all incredible. Highly recommend
    Davanti Del MarResponded on May 18, 2024
    thank you so much!

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  5. jmarie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, the food was good. The house wine was terrible, perhaps it was a bad bottle. We ended up sharing a bottle of Syrah which was great.
    Davanti Del MarResponded on May 18, 2024
    Thank you for your review. I'm sorry about the house wine. We hope to see you again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My family was there today for Mother’s Day Brunch. The food arrived cold after a 45 minute wait. Also, there were hairs in one of the dishes. We mentioned it to the waiter and he didn’t even say sorry or anything. We’ll definitely not come back.

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  7. DouglasG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed. We’ve gone to Davanti for years, though we haven’t been for quite some time. Years ago the food was good. This time the meal was well below what we expected and was reminiscent of hastily prepared strip mall food court meals. 1. We had the steak special. It was overcooked and served cold. It was topped by a watery white sauce without flavor. Over the steak was heavily sprinkled with battered fried onions. The onions were obviously out of a can. 2. We had the fried zucchini blossoms. They were covered in an oily heavy tempura and were overstuffed with tasteless cheese. The “blossoms“ disappeared within basically a deep fried tempura chews glob. Sorry to say, after years of going to Davanti we will find a different place to dine before a movie.

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  8. thechefguru

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Its changed since the last time we were there. A lot of food we ordered tasted like it was frozen and heated up. And everything was bland. Which sucks because we used to love going there. Maybe just order Hamburgers or Pizza to be safe.
    Davanti Del MarResponded on May 2, 2024
    I'm sorry you did not like what you ordered. Always keep in mind if you did not like something and let us know right away we will make an effort to change it for something else that you might like more. I assure you nothing is frozen and heated up, in fact everything is freshly made. I hope you give us another chance...

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  9. Shogan

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food as always. Nice red sauce. However, the Bread was not great.

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  10. todds

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for date night or family night. You need to check it out.
    Davanti Del MarResponded on May 2, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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FAQs

Davanti Del Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 519-5060.

Davanti Del Mar is rated 4.5 stars by 423 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Davanti Del Mar

12955 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Del Mar Heights Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We are located in the Del Mar Heights shopping center across from the Cinepolis Theater where there is plentiful of parking offered for all shops and restaurants.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Enzo Castiglione
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 519-5060
  • Catering
    We offer a full amazing catering menu. Visit our website and go to Catering.<br />www.davantienotecadelmar.com
  • Private party facilities
    We have two patios that are independent and lend themselves beautifully for holiday parties, private parties, meetings, corporate events, baby showers, birthday celebrations etc. Bar gatherings are also a great option. Whole restaurant buy outs are available as well.
  • Private party contact
    Liz Castiglione: (858) 519-5060
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