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Trattoria Demi, Evanston, IL

Trattoria Demi

4.5
4.5
258 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Trattoria Demi has been a local favorite for over two decades. Eating here is like going to a small Trattoria in Sicily. Order the Italian classic Linguine Marinara with Meatballs, and you will find this to be true. The sauce is home made daily and the meatballs have a loyal following! Every dish is made fresh to order so special dietary requests are easily accommodated. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.

At Trattoria Demi, patrons will always find an extensive wine collection to complement their dinner choices. Whether it is for a quick bite for lunch or a family gathering in the evening, this is the place to go for tasty Italian food.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 332-2330

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We can provide our delicious meals at your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    When you want delicious, home cooked Italian cuisine, Trattoria Demi is the place to be. We use high quality ingredients in our preparation to make fantastic cuisine for our diners. Everything we make is fresh to order, so you know that each bite will be full of flavor!

  • Private party contact

    Denise Sieja: (855) 403-0290

  • Neighborhood

    Evanston

  • Cross street

    Between Grove St. and Davis St.

  • Parking details

    Free metered parking on Sundays.

  • Public transit

    Davis St.

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 258 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Best Value

  • North Suburbs

    Healthy

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  1. DR

    DorothyR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a small pizza as a starter and really enjoyed the crispy crust. The entrees were good and plentiful. We each had a dessert and thought they were delicious. The noise level was high when we arrived at 7:00 on a Friday but was down to a moderate level by the time we were eating our dinner.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The pesto sandwich on focaccia bread was so tender and juicy. The focaccia bread was also nice and moist and airy which made for a modest lunch that wasn’t too heavy afterwards.
  3. n

    northshoremd

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    grteat little family style italian resturaunt. Not fancy. service is good but not for the high end patron that needs immediate attention. casual as if you are dining in italy and not is a rush. great little gem.
  4. J

    Juanita

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent, and it came in large quantities. All of us took food home. The prices are reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. There is a wide variety of food on the menu, too. Service was quite slow but that's common in restaurants these days. The service was very attentive and competent once it began. This is an unpretentious place that's a sure bet.
  5. p

    philb1701

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very welcoming and willing to accommodate a special request on my part (sausage with baked rigatoni). The atmosphere was alive and fun to be in. A return trip is definitely on the horizon.
  6. N

    Nannelson

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is one of our favorites. The combination of ambience, excellent food, wonderful service and reasonable prices, make it a great place to enjoy a meal, either lunch or dinner. I highly recommend it.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience.
  8. RS

    RebeccaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, delicious food, small local restaurant we love to support. Consistently good .
  9. F

    Foodie

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. The owner was serving during a very busy lunch time and did not miss a beat.
  10. G

    Gwyatt

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely service. Simple, yummy, authentic
  11. M

    Marjoe

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here many times and always have a very pleasant experience.
  12. B

    Beautyqueen1027

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We celebrated my birthday here. This place reminds me of a local hangout in New York. It just has that kind of vibe. The reviews were a little all over the place, but we actually enjoyed what we ordered. Be aware that this place doesn't have a bar. Wine and beer only, no cocktails. Here's what we ordered: Arancine (very good, just very small) Asiago Stuffed Gnocchi (gnocchi was fresh and homemade and the sauce was perfect) Baked Rigatoni (very cheesy and delicious) Hazelnut Pear Tart (warm and perfect in the fall) We each ordered a glass of wine. All together before tip our total was about $70. I think it was a great deal considering how much food we got.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fast and friendly service, large portions, good food
  14. p

    pamg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely nice staff Had a wonderful meal Where else can you get a decent glass of water e for under ten dollars.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really excellent . Servers were polite and attentive . Nice small restaurant atmosphere . Will be back
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    food was good but the wait service was not. our waitress was abrupt- not warm and engaging. told us to hurry up and order b/c there was a large party coming. while i appreciate her concern about us waiting a long time for food - she literallly came up to the table and said that to us. she did not add any value to our dining experience.
  17. l

    lorie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. I love the cozy atmosphere. They even let me bring in my own birthday cake for my son. We will definitely be going back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food is good enough, but certainly not the best Italian I’ve had in the Chicagoland area. Very affordable. Staff is nice and accommodating.
  19. AA

    AnneA

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Overall nice experience. The lamb was very tough, but the pasta was great. We had the lamb previously and came for my husband’s birthday so he could have it again. It was a disappointment that it was tough and seemed overcooked.
  20. GJ

    GiselleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing and very efficient staff. Totally coming back
  21. MS

    MarkS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food was inconsistent. Some items, like the sea bass, were very good. But others lacked any flavor. The saving grace was the food was all reasonably priced. Would go again if looking to grab a bite, but would not go for a dining experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food with reasonable prices.
  23. AB

    AngelinaB

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Owner Eddie was very welcoming and kind, and not just when we walked in, the entire time. Server was impeccable, she wowed us with her hospitality. Food was absolutely tasty and well seasoned. Simply perfect. Everyone was kind to our 10 month old and I appreciate the gesture. What a gem for the neighborhood I hope they stick around for a long time ! We will be back often
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Thw food was delicious but our server acted like we were an inconvenience to he at the restaurant. He rushed us and couldn’t wait to flip the table. He acted to busy yo answer simple questions about the menu.
  25. t

    thww

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Outdoor setting was pleasant but the food was barely so.
  26. TR

    TinaR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is great. The waiter was doing his best to take care of all the tables. We ordered a pizza as an appetizer and it was delicious. Never disappoints. Definitely order the limoncello creme brûlée!
  27. J

    Jerry

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely neighborhood spot for a wide variety of Italian dishes with excellent pizza.
  28. Z

    Zarina

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Place was empty when we arrived, but it still took some time to get service. No one to greet at the door. Ended up just picking a table to sit at on my own. Food, ok. A little pricey for the quality.
  29. JP

    JackieP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is delicious. Generous portions.
  30. BL

    BarbaraL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large portions, varied menu with the classics in Italian dinners some plus some interesting original offerings.
  31. JL

    JimL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and attentive service. Good bang for your buck.
  32. JH

    JHart

    Indiana

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice!
  33. M

    Marjoe

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Always a wonderful experience.
  34. J

    Januaryj

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always good and it's very enjoyable here, especially if you like eating al fresco. The food is good and the surroundings relaxing.
  35. I

    Indygirl

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on their sidewalk patio. Charming old world feel. Server suggested baked goat cheese appetizer which was wonderful.
  36. s

    smdds

    Chicago

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best! Great menu (had the lamb shank with mashed potatoes and asparagus - delicious), wine by the glass, well-priced, and great service.
  37. VR

    ValarieR

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  38. I

    Izzy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service great as always. It was a little bit noisy because is always busy.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    When the restaurant is crowded with people it's very loud inside, not very good acoustics to absorb the sound. Service was very good in the beginning, then it sort of tailed off towards the end. Overall, a hidden gem, we definitely will be back to try their other entrées.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    60th birthday!! We were in town to see Metallica at lalapalooza. We drove in from Minneapolis. Found this gem on open table & it was wonderful. Most delicious olive oil too!!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Trattoria Demi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Trattoria Demi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 332-2330.

Trattoria Demi is rated 4.5 stars by 258 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 12 times today
Google Map for Trattoria Demi

1571 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Grove St. and Davis St.

  • Neighborhood

    Evanston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free metered parking on Sundays.

  • Public transit

    Davis St.

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 332-2330

  • Catering

    We can provide our delicious meals at your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    When you want delicious, home cooked Italian cuisine, Trattoria Demi is the place to be. We use high quality ingredients in our preparation to make fantastic cuisine for our diners. Everything we make is fresh to order, so you know that each bite will be full of flavor!

  • Private party contact

    Denise Sieja: (855) 403-0290

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