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.
Always delightful! Attentive service and delicious food.
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.
The veal was amazing, tender and flavorful. The service was very nice and the place is nicely decorated. We really enjoyed our evening.
As always, the food, service and atmosphere were delightful!
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.
Great Food! Great Company! All Around Amazing! Would Go Back In A Heartbeat!
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.
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!
One of our favorite restaurants in Evanston! Every meal has been delicious and great service.
Loved it. Great food, great price.
Wonderful service and food was delicious!
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!
Great spot for lunch. in downtown Evanston. Food was good and service great. Very much a local spot.
The food was outstanding— and service was prompt and courteous. We can’t wait to come back!
Wonderful place. Highly recommend. True Italian food and atmosphere.
It became too loud for easy conversation. Food was good and service was also good.
We loved this place! Great food, friendly service.
One of many wonderful meals at this restaurant. The food , service and ambience are always A Plus! We will be back
Came here for my birthday and it was wonderful! Food and service were outstanding. Can’t wait to come and eat here again!
convenient place for after a movie--street parking--pasta gravy was fresh--good service--well paced--i'll be back
Consistently very good. Love the pasta dishes especially.
Service is efficient and friendly.
Really enjoy eating at Trattoria Demi.
Went back a 2nd time is was so good !!!!
Absolutely delicious !!! It was so good we made plans to go back next week !!
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.
One of the best restaurants I've eaten at recently. It's obvious they care about everything -- the food, the service, the prices. All food was excellent, service excellent, prices excellent. The menu was very broad with lots of vegetarian options. Would be helpful if they could somehow cut down on ambient noise, because while less loud than most restaurants, it still required raised voices to talk across the table. We're going back with other friends in a few weeks.
I read it was a small restaurant so expected that, I guess I expected tablecloths so the bare tables
were a turnoff. The service was fine, it got busier as evening went on, noise level low. The appetizer was delicious and so was each of our dinners. We felt it was a hidden gem. Wish I lived closer so I could return often. They seemed to do a busy take-out business too.
We were visiting the area for a Soccer ID Camp at Loyola. Found this little gem in Evanston. Great place, cozy, busy, and food was great! If we ever come back, we will go back there.
Nice local and quiet place to meet friends for dinner!
This restaurant is just OK. Nothing special. Wine list is very limited. Food was good but nothing impressive. I am sure there are better restaurants in Evanston.
Delicious. I frequent this adorable Italian place and every time is a great experience
Food always good at reasonable price
It was a cute place. Good food. A little hard to find. Our nav gave some strange directions.
The owners were active and involved in the serving.
Everything about the restaurant was average. The shrimp in my pasta was very tiny and there were not very many of them. The dish was not inexpensive. They had no airconditioning on a pretty hot night.
Not the best of experiences. My pasta sauce ( angel hair with artichokes) was still boiling when the server placed it in front of me. The server vanished and I had to wait a good 10 minutes before I could eat it.
The bathroom had no soap in it- again there was no one to remedy the situation...ugh.
Unfortunately we have crossed this neighborhood restaurant off of our list. Too bad
Tasty food. Graciously and promptly served. Sandwiches are an especially good value. Meatball Sammie was delish.
An enjoyable evening with delicious food and attentive service. We sat at one of the few sidewalk tables on a warm summer evening which was preferable to the conversation-challenged indoor space. We have lunched at Trattoria Demi several times but this was our first dinner there. We will definitely return to this neighborhood gem which offers good value for their well prepared, Italian influenced fare. The limoncello creme brulee with berries for dessert is not to be missed.
Food great! We didn't get any bread though. And the bathrooms...
Great food , friendly staff. I will definitely return
Trattoria Demi never disappoints. The pasta special was delicious, the salads fresh, and the service was professional and warm.
Went with friends - the salads are large and delicious, and the tagliatelle with mushrooms, and the steak were wonderful.