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Davanti Del Mar, San Diego, CA

Davanti Del Mar

4.5
4.5
302 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 and high end wine list and craft driven 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. Ci vediamo presto!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 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 very independent and lend themselves for private parties, meetings, corporate events, baby showers, birthday celebrations etc.

  • 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 302 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. W

    Whit

    Tucson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service was good, food was subpar and not worth the price in my opinion.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was good but food quality and taste mediocre.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was good, but was charged an extra $8.00 on a $10.00 drink when mentioning the Bloody Mary drink was weak. They said that was the cost to add extra vodka, which is ridiculous.
  4. RD

    RDLauf

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a little noisy on the patio with the band playing. Food was fabulous.would highly recommend.
  5. NN

    NNDelMar

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This wasn't our first time. We went many times, and enjoyed always. Why not five starts, because the service was quite slow when we sit, take the order, bringing the food etc. and after the check, it was really fast (as if you are done, please leave so we can clean up). However, it might be a long day for the servers and that might be the reason. Overall it was a nice outing at a very nice environment, and nice food. I do recommend it.
  6. F

    Fredyair

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pizza is just outstanding, and the Spritz delicious.

    Davanti Del MarResponded on August 24, 2022Thank you! :)

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The chicken dish was disgusting it was full of veins it was a bad piece of chicken it was as tough as rubber and had no taste. The salmon was extremely undercooked not just normally popular raw it was not even cooked and overall the quality and service were not great. I had put in there was a special occasion they didn’t bring out a tiramisu and I thought it was very overpriced for bad food and the waiter didn’t even come over and asked me how the food was he just kind of ended the mail
  8. S

    Showmethesteak

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The environment is lively with the bar and sports going on inside and the dining room filled with as much seating as possible in the smaller space. The service was quick and attentive. Whatever we needed (more water, split checks) they were very accommodating. I order the Cool as a Cucumber (vodka) cocktail, Beef Carpaccio appetizer, and the special which was a pork loin. The drink was ok, it seemed watered down and more sweet than anything. The Carpacio was good, decent amount sliced really thin, with good seasoning and flavor. The loin was good as well. It was well cooked, nicely portioned, and had a great buttery / garlic flavor.
  9. C

    Cassy

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food and service were fantastic! The musician was really too loud - even my 30 year old daughter thought he was too loud. It’s nice to have live music, but not so loud.

    Davanti Del MarResponded on August 24, 2022Thank you for the review! We'll check on the music, you are right! :)

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Meals were delivered at various times, several minutes apart, making it difficult to enjoy the meal together.
  11. RG

    RobG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We reserved a table for four after a movie next door for the family. We showed up with five and they were immediately accommodating and we sat at the high top table so my son could watch the padres game. Edmundo served us and was fantastic. Probably the best service we have received in order months and the food was just as good. Thanks Edmundo for the quick service and the big smile even though you were also serving the table of 20+ soccer team behind us!!

    Davanti Del MarResponded on August 12, 2022Thank you so much for your kind review! :)

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service as usual!

    Davanti Del MarResponded on August 12, 2022:)

  13. LP

    LisaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My kids (teenagers) and I love Divanti. From the Focaccia to the pastas and entrées. We enjoy everything about this restaurant.
  14. K

    Kelly

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    My kids (teenagers) and I love Davanti, both in Del Mar and Little Italy. The Focaccia Di Recco, which is the bread with ricotta and honeycomb, is so delicious! Tonight, however, our experience was not so great because we were seated next to a family that played cartoons at full volume on an iPad for their baby. I mentioned it to our server, and she said that if we wanted she could move us to an outdoor table for the rest of our meal. We opted to wrap things up and get out of there because the sound was so irritating. I wish restaurants would adopt policies against listening to TV shows at full volume or without headphones, or have a special room for those people. It's really inconsiderate to other paying customers who wanted to have an enjoyable night out. Ambiance is always one of my top factors in choosing a restaurant. I will be taking a break from Davanti for a while!
  15. DF

    DrFoodie

    San Diego

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place for an outdoor meal, very nice patio. Breakfast is not cheap and the eggs were underseasoned. But the breakfast potatoes were excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, great service from Jessica and good food. A bit irritated that they automatically charged 20% service charge for a party of 4+ a baby.
  17. n

    nobu

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to celebrate my birthday today.There was no birthday celebration from this restaurant. I decided not to celebrate my birthday here at this restaurant. "However, the food and the service were very good."
  18. VS

    VickieS

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy appetizers and dessert! The ricotta dumplings were not our favorite, but everything else we got was great including the crème brûlée, arugula salad and the lobster ravioli and of course the bread with honey!
  19. AV

    AngelaV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The foccia is amazing. I have never had a bad meal here. Delicious every time.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Usually always enjoy the food but the calamari was cold and this made it really gross tasting! :(
  21. CM

    ChefMarian

    San Diego

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a local neighborhood gem. Nice food, ability to eat outside and they are giving some of the employees the ability to move up and become part of the 'wait' staff (waiters/waitresses). A lovely night out, as always! Chef Marian
  22. CC

    CassieC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here are always so accommodating and so kind. We ordered the foccacia w/ cream cheese & honey (like every time), the roasted butternut squash salad, salmon, lasagna, and gnudi pomodoro. The food was delicious! Additionally, we got a wine flight- all of which the glasses had decent sized servings, so we got something to pair with each dish! We'll be back again. They never disappoint!
  23. FC

    FitChick

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Food was not fresh. Restaurant was basically empty. Service was slow.
  24. DA

    DavidA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Very Good Italian. Great service. The restaurant was very busy.
  25. SC

    SandraC

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great service
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The quality of the food just didn’t match the price point.. The server was nice and did a great job, we just weren’t overly impressed with the restaurant and entrees..
  27. RM

    RobertoM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food and service. I wish they had more variety. Very convenient before after watching a movie a Cinepolis.
  28. M

    Marianna

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience! I started with a spicy skinny margarita - I am pretty picky and they got it right (not many places do !) W for appetizers my favorite was the focaccia with honeycomb. Octopus main dish was terrific. Will definitely be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was ok. Service wasn’t. I was charged for 3 ice creams even after I told the server about the error. Another issue, I asked for a steak half portion The server said yes and they charged for the full portion.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal as usual. Love the artichoke appetizer, and the focaccia is amazing. We both really enjoy the bolognese sauce here — I mix it up with different pastas just to try different “sauce carriers”. Nice to have Summer back as our server!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall really good. Great food, great drinks, ambience and price. Friendly staff. Only slight negative was felt they were trying to turn tables fast but don’t let that put you off. Great restaurant otherwise and recommend.
  32. WC

    WendyC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This was our second dinner at Davanti, and just like the first visit the food was excellent. Very fresh and flavorful ingredients!
  33. r

    rsflocal

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I am a bit of a foodie so I tried to keep my expectations real. This is not a gourmet restaurant but it is decent. The atmosphere needs a bit of love and attention. Feels like the management just doesn’t care enough to try to make things a bit more special. They could tidy up the place, freshen up the inside. Arugula salad is nice. Special pasta was a bit heavy on the salt. The burrata is low quality and lacks taste. The bread is pretty decent. I think if attention were paid to the venue and staff noted the up do…it would add a lot.
  34. MB

    MatthewB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Please put salt & pepper on the tables
  35. C

    Cardinalfan

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night out with friends. Davanti did not disappoint. The Cucumber cocktail was a great start. Followed by their specialty bread stuffed with ricotta and topped with honey. A definite must! Everyone had different meals. Chicken Parm special was delicious along with the side of pasta. The octopus was a pleasant surprise. The salmon was delicious and the Risotto Carbonara great. The service was exceptional. Can't wait to go back!
  36. H

    Heather

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and yummy food. I highly recommend this place to everyone I know.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was so so.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers Day dinner for my wife
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, excellent food and service. Artichoke appetizer and focaccia bread are amazing. Can’t beat the pasta. Awesome dining experience, and Summer, our server, as superb!
  40. CM

    ChefMarian

    San Diego

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    This is one of our local restaurants (if you live in the neighborhood) that consistently delivers fun people working there and authentic Italian Food. In the summertime, we go to listen to the live music and sit outside. Last night, we ate inside, not totally inside but they have two rooms that are inside/outside, which I really like as an alternative. I'm sincerely happy they have disconnected from all the 'enoteca's' because the one in Little Italy doesn't have great food, or good staffing. I felt totally unwelcomed. But the one right here in the Highlands Town Mall is certainly worth going to!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 302 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 8 times today
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 11:30 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

  • 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, 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 very independent and lend themselves for private parties, meetings, corporate events, baby showers, birthday celebrations etc.

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