Trattoria Demi

4.7
150 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 150 people are saying
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LIsaM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome find! Fabulous food and service was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only one other table was occupied everyone seems to be following social distancing guidelines. Great lunch specials.

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vipEmbryo49
Chicago
494 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific about our dinner here! The small room was definitely reminiscent of places in Italy. Our server, Denise was great and interesting to talk to. The food and wine menus provided many choices for which to return! My wife and I shared a great Caesar salad to start. Her entree, a generous lamb shank, fell off the bone, and was tender and delicious. My veal scallopine was unique: tender fillets lightly coated, in a creamy Marsala sauce, were amazing; just as distinctive, besides the side of spinach, was the accompanying bleu cheese cubes! It all worked, to my surprise! Prices were very reasonable, and overall left with a very positive impression, as well talking about when we’d go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a lovely evening and the food was amazing.

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JasonB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and they're open! Lets keep it that way!

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bjt1971
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great little place we found in Chicago. The food and service were excellent! We’ll definitely go again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience coming here for the first time! The ambiance was wonderful, customer service was great, & food was delicious! I will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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Ahmad
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even beautiful view of downtown Evanston! Fully recommend their outdoor setup!

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Nice
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was phenomenal came at a time that wasn't too crowded food was great servers were attentive great choice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Bread was great. Service was fast but you could tell some things were precooked based on taste. It was fine.

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Braintrust
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Would definitely go again and recommend it to my friends.

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vipBabs
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When packed can be very loud. Good range of items on menu. Very good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines day

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vipeater
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

pleasant and convenient restaurant setting. Attentive service. Great salad ; salmon dish was tasty but the fish was overcooked. Very good calamari appetizer; mediocre lasagna dish.

PJ
vipPJL1946
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amzingly good food for very very reasonable prices. Sounds was very very hard to hear of a Saturday night.

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LS17
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful! Attentive service and delicious food.

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TheMrs1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was as usual great food but we were seated at one of the tables that is a main pathway. I’ll ask to not be seated there again and wait for a preferred area. Great restaurant and the staff and manager are wonderful.

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DebbieW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal was amazing, tender and flavorful. The service was very nice and the place is nicely decorated. We really enjoyed our evening.

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SLang
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and atmosphere were delightful!

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MARIAA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Decor was great. Waitress said it was a family business and everything was good on the menu. She was not very friendly at all.

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vipmyreviewnickname
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Company! All Around Amazing! Would Go Back In A Heartbeat!

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vipRaleighBred
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

For the first time ever, Demi let us down. There were only two couples in the restaurant, but we waited 48 minutes for our food after ordering, and were not even offered bread, which usually comes right away. The one visible server was on the phone much of the time, then pulled up a chair and sat with one of the tables, whom she clearly knew. Such a weird experience, as when we go at lunch the service is friendly and prompt. We will likely not go back for dinner anytime soon.

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ClaudiaC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food, neighborhood gem... small and quaint so make resies. Highly recommend the Linguine with clams and Mussels. Will return to taste other items on the menu!

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CherylC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in Evanston! Every meal has been delicious and great service.

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vshay
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Great food, great price.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was delicious!

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Rick
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful small,intimate Italian Bistro w very good food & service. If Miguel waits on you you will have the best! Anytime I am in Evanston, in the afternoon or evening it is a must stop location for dining!

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Marley
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for lunch. in downtown Evanston. Food was good and service great. Very much a local spot.

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LS17
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding— and service was prompt and courteous. We can’t wait to come back!

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vipMarkG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Highly recommend. True Italian food and atmosphere.

CJ
ChicagoJavkie
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It became too loud for easy conversation. Food was good and service was also good.

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vipLeslieR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! Great food, friendly service.

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vipKkln
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of many wonderful meals at this restaurant. The food , service and ambience are always A Plus! We will be back

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Julie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday and it was wonderful! Food and service were outstanding. Can’t wait to come and eat here again!

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howarda
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

convenient place for after a movie--street parking--pasta gravy was fresh--good service--well paced--i'll be back

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appreciativeNchicago
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently very good. Love the pasta dishes especially.
Service is efficient and friendly.
Really enjoy eating at Trattoria Demi.

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vipDavidC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went back a 2nd time is was so good !!!!

DC
vipDavidC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious !!! It was so good we made plans to go back next week !!

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RogieF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well balanced menu. Really tasty. We got pasta dishes but the ladies at Ergo Salon next door say they often order the pizzas which they love. I took their advice and booked a reservation which is recommended because it fills up quickly. Will definitely go again.

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 4.7 stars by 150 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.