Davanti Enoteca

4.5
197 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 197 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value for good food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our waiter got our drink order wrong twice, then forgot our appetizer altogether, which was the main reason we chose this restaurant. The food was mediocre and the service terrible

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, & the staff are always so polite!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, especially the truffle, taleggio and leek pizza!
Service was wonderful and we appreciated option to eat outside.
Service was lovely and they surprised us with a birthday dessert for one member of the party.
Covid did put a damper on the ambience and inside noice level but hoping this is temporary- they used to have pretty plants and lights in the rented areas which sadly seem gone now but hoping that is temporary!
All four of us loved the meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Just not great all around. Felt very low effort. Won’t be back.

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SandraB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun place with good food & cocktails. Great for a fun date or girls night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional
And great service great and great atmosphere! Great go to for friends dinner or a glass of wine with must have goat cheese focaccia!!

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vipSusanneK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have been to Davanti before and really liked it but it has been awhile. I got the pollo Marsala on special and the chicken was quite tough and the flavor was so so. The pasta that came with it was bland. My husband got the lasagna and said that was pretty mediocre as well.

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vipCindyM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a Friday night date!

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vipAndrewM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food sub par for price ..

Service and ambience good

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was our anniversary and they didn’t remember

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8587563400
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, live music playing - heater was set up next to table. Food was perfect - this place never disappoints! Love it.

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vipSBELL
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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PamelaS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and service! One of my favorite restaurants! Wish there was one in South Orange County.

Davanti Enoteca
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you Pamela! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried and true. Never disappoints. The burrata and prosciutto and arugula pizza are go to favorites. Wish they would bring the egg toast back because that was a F’ing favorite of all of us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the flat bread stuffed with ricotta & served with honey. So yummy! Wait staff were friendly. Will be back

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VictorB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waiter didn’t wear their mask, which made the experience a little uncomfortable, but was very attentive! Food was great and timely.

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KathyM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Yummy…
Will return in the future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was great, very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Best Italian in the area with options for the entire family. Pretty authentic as well.

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SDGal
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place makes me feel like I was back in Italy enjoying the late night dinner with great fresh food. We ordered meat pizza, wedge salad, grilled and lemon chicken pasta to share for birthday and they were all on point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Amazing friendly staff. Good food and drinks

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RLund
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Pasta dishes were not what they use to be. Service was ok but food brought out in wrong order and therefore gets cold before eating.

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vipReviewer
San Diego
98 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had rather low expectations since its an Italian restaurant in a mall. But... WOW! Feel free to raise your bar on this place - they'll jump way over it. Outstanding service, food is so fresh and delicious, great atmosphere - it's just an overall very positive dining experience. We'll go back over, and over again to try other items on their menu. This place can go head-to-head with any of the top Italian restaurants around - and, they'll probably win you over too!

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vipLisaP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! Service was fantastic’

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LaraZ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose to celebrate another birthday at my favorite restaurant and it was amazing and very memorable. I brought my best friend here for the first time and she also enjoyed it a lot. The entire staff was amazing! Thanks for making my birthday special!!

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vipFrancesK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jorge, our server, and the assistant staff were attentive and accommodating. The food has gotten more delicious since the last time we went there! Thank you for making my bday so fun!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good wine, food and service. The music was too loud for conversation. The manager was kind enough to adjust the volume, but the volume went back up later. Still, overall An enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service was ok. Food was horrific. Little Italy location has way better food. Heard Del Mar had changed ownership. Not sure if that’s it.

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FairBalancedGemini
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! All staff were so polite and welcoming. Our server, Jorge, was awesome!

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ralphk
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nothing Special

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vipLJSD
Orange County
123 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

love this place - great food whether you get entrees or share a variety of smaller plates. Excellent fried brussels and arugula salad. I also love the orrechette.

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vipSDfoodlover
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going for brunch and loved the small but complete menu with something for everyone (sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent)! Enjoyed the $20 bottle of bubbles and your choice of juice to mix. Perfect Sunday brunch experience.

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ruthie
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The food was okay somewhat subpar. Greeter was very rude, we originally made a reservation for a party of four but 2 people couldnt come make it ao it was just two. She was very rude and said that we “should have known better” however our server was kind and very attentive. The food was not that great and seemed to salty.

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vipMariaP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant sat on the deck, live music. The salmon and chicken cacciatore were delicious, and service was great! We will definitely go again when we are in town.

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vipANightout
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here many a time and food is consistent good. The pizza is the best thin crust ever and theirs salad are amazing! The only thing they are not good at is getting our takeout order correct- they consistently make errors in our order. Obviously not enough annoyed to avoid the food and ambiance here- we love it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and great food! We were in town for a soccer tournament and looking for a nice sit down meal. Service was amazing and food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My pasta dish was mush and inedible and was sent back and they didn’t take it off the bill. It took long between drink service and not crowded. Very disappointing and.would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

FAQs

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

Davanti Enoteca is rated 4.5 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.