Davanti Enoteca

4.5
85 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 85 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came for an outdoor baby sprinkle with a small group. We were nicely distanced from others. The food was good as well as the options. The forgot two of our orders so some people had to wait to eat. Not really kids options for brunch. The pancakes were ginormous. The waiter was kind and helpful. Not many options for coffee.

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KathleenG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great, food was great, and we really loved the wine. Only thing we didn't like was the loud music which was classic rock. We would have preferred some background music that wasn't so loud. The music did not match the rest of the feel of the restaurant--it was more like bar music.

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Myriamd
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails! Can not wait to go back to taste the rest of the menu.

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Juan
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal, pricey for two but very good food

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ElliottA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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DarcyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely evening with friends. Love Davanti’s.

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vipCherylF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Valentine’s Day lunch

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vipMichelleS
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were both good. It was a lunch date and they weren’t busy do we weren’t rushed.

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ToddK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had to ask for a waiter waiting 10 minutes after being seated. Lasagna was lousy and small portion and not served with bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible brunch experience on Valentine’s Day. Service very poor. Food came out at different times for each of the four people in our party. Food was cold to boot. Waitperson nowhere to be found. People bussing tables not helpful. Couldn’t even get a cup of coffee ordered from one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We waited for 30 minutes for just menus.... hire more staff!!!

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vipMehgolf
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on time for our Valentines reservation. No one was at the check in stand and I waited 15 minutes then finally flagged down a waiter that told me I was on a waitlist although I had a reservation which he confirmed through OpenTable. He was extremely rude, told me he was too busy to help me and that the manager was not there. He said there were only 2 waitstaff to take care of all tables. We cancelled our reservation and went next door to Panini Kabob Grill where the staff was wonderful, the portions were huge and we took our leftovers and had for lunch the next day. I would highly recommend Panini Kabob Grill and skip Davanti Enoteca. Horrible experience at Davanti.

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vipLJSD
Orange County
111 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I usually love this place but I think they were short handed on V Day brunch. No problem making a rez and not that crowded but my food was cold when it arrived (took awhile) and I asked for another mimosa from the gal expediter who eventually told me my server would handle it and he never did . . . so I never got my second mimosa. Not a big deal but I think they only had 3 people - waiter, the seater/expeditor (not 21) and a clearer. Also, no english muffin w/ my benedict - only hard bread :( I'll be back but it was disappointing for VDay brunch. I appreciate them being open and having the outside seating - I'll be back.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was bad, found hair in my food, manager didn’t even apologize. Terrible place.

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loric
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were perfect. We’ll definitely be back!

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viptrdlite
San Diego
83 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We didn't end up paying for the food because of poor quality. It was a loud place that night with a bunch of seemingly drunk people in tables nearby yelling and screaming in the times of COVID-19. They tried to make up for it with a tasty dessert because it was my birthday at least though. But may not go there again...

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vipAquaV
San Diego
159 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Though they were out of some items. Service was good. Ambience could use some improvement.
Overall a really good value. They’ve got some of the best veggie dishes here!

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vipChar
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They are doing a great job during COVID. Good good and service just service is a little slow.

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vipContentita
Mexico City
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve been to D’avanti before and was always happy with my experience. This time I was a little disappointed. Our goat cheese focaccia was amazing as usual but the Cesar salad snd two of our pastas (Dolce Vita and Cacio Pepe) were just Ok.

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vipSuzanneL
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and cocktails! Get the focaccia!

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vipJBJB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Trying to make during tough times!

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vipclyn
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great meal as always! Love the focaccia and polenta!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . Delicious food . Server made the perfect choices for me ;)

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Sher
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is always terrific! Cant get enough of the focaccia - absolutely our favorite. Miss the Champagne and Bloody Mary Bar, but hopefully when Covid Rules calm down, this will come back.

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vipSusanandJohnRogers2018
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good authentic Italian food . The service is of high quality . It is a nice place to have in our neighborhood .

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PaisanGirl
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband's dish was good; mine was okay. I mentioned it to the waitress after I was done (I was so hungry!). I didn't expect anything because I ate my dish. The waitress and the manager comp'd my meal without me asking. It was a nice thing to do, and made want to give the food another chance. Atmosphere was fun and open, and there was a large deck. Glad to see the restaurant open.

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vipSteveS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Beggars can’t be choosy these days. Food was average so was service. A decent experience overall but if you want quiet, romantic go somewhere else.

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MichelleR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always come here and it never disappoints. We went at 5p and it wasnt busy, yet.
we always order the ricotta vasi. nobody can duplicate this, its so good!

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LLLL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, good ambiance, attentive and friendly server.

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vipMariaS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most favorite restaurants! Both locations consistently have delicious food, great service and yummy cocktails!

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vipFoodlover
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our 20 year anniversary and we let them know when we booked on open table. No mention of it at all.

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vipXXX123
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. I recommend the Squash with goat cheese.

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LibbyP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job setting up tables outside. We had a wonderful brunch. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is exceptional! Service is excellent as is food. Can’t wait to go back ❤️

SJ
vipSusanandJohnRogers2018
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is authentically Italian and fresh . It is a treat .

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JelenaT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and selection of vine. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Davanti Enoteca
Responded on January 9, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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VictorG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At a time where places are shut down, it was great to be able to go to one of a few open restaurants to dine-in and seeing the energy of the restaurant become alive with happy customers and energetic staff members. The food was great, the staff was very accommodating and the evening was perfect.

Davanti Enoteca
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and for supporting us. We are glad your evening was perfect! :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious. I wish they would revamp their mixed drinks menu though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

Davanti Enoteca
Responded on January 6, 2021

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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 85 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.