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Trattoria Demi, Evanston, IL

Trattoria Demi

4.5
4.5
239 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 13 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 239 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Best Value

  • North Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North Suburbs

    Romantic

  • North Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. GJ

    GiselleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing and very efficient staff. Totally coming back
  2. 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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food with reasonable prices.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. t

    thww

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Outdoor setting was pleasant but the food was barely so.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Z

    Zarina

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 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.
  10. JP

    JackieP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is delicious. Generous portions.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. JH

    JHart

    Indiana

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice!
  14. M

    Marjoe

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

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

    Januaryj

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 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.
  16. 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.
  17. s

    smdds

    Chicago

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 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.
  18. VR

    ValarieR

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!!
  22. T

    Tracer

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and very reasonably priced.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our host joked with us, especially calling out hubby’s “Dad” joke! 😊 Our waitress did a great job especially noting hubby’s lactose intolerance. And the bar person served drinks right away. This is a sweet gem of a restaurant. I’m glad we found it.
  24. MC

    MrCrowley

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cute little, place, consistently good food and a warm friendly staff.
  25. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A nice little spot in Evanston to enjoy a great meal. They have several unique and tasty dishes on their menu.
  26. b

    bandfam

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent homemade Italian food! Highly recommend.
  27. DP

    DylanP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Trattoria Demi -- the cuisine, the ambiance and the service and an amazing value. We keep ordering the cioppino and can enjoy it the next day! paired with a bottle of Montepulciano -- perfection. We've dined there as a couple and with a party of 8 -- both are memorable experiences. Owner Denise takes personal pride with every dish she serves -- all authentic Italian. We would highly recommend Trattoria Demi
  28. NP

    NathanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Normally I don't write reviews or respond to surveys, but this place was excellent. We were visiting from out of town and wanted a nice meal on Saturday night so we made a reservation. The food was amazing and the price was very reasonable. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. If I lived nearby I would eat at Trattoria Demi over and over again.
  29. DK

    DianeK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly, welcoming place. The Italian menu selection was large and the meals came out quickly, hot and delicious. Our waitress was attentive and engaging. It was a little noisy, but we enjoyed the atmosphere and were well served.
  30. DM

    DavidM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Risotto with Shrimp and Mushroom Truffle Tagliatelle were excellent.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    great bang for your buck location!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only thing is that it was very loud. But all good delicious!!
  33. RG

    RonG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time we ate there. We will be back. Great food. Service was good but just a bit slower than we like.
  34. TO

    TomO

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!..we look forward to returning when in Evanston.
  35. H

    Hrhtlm

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Salmon was very over-done and under-seasoned. Shrimp gnocchi was excellent, as well as the calamari.
  36. D

    Dave

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed our dinner on mother's day. My parents are very picky and difficult to please when going out to restaurants. They thoroughly enjoyed the intimate space, the delicious food, and attentive service. When leaving they were very excited about coming back with some of their neighbors and friends. Couldn't of asked for a nicer time.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint downtown location with a large selection of menu selections. Meals were hot, very tasty and service was just right! We will be returning!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Delicious food, attentive service, very nice wines
  39. l

    luv2eatout

    Chicago

    223 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Four of us for dinner. All liked our dinners. Service was ok but not as stellar as we would have liked. We had the owner as our server and she seemed out of sorts most of the time. Expected us to not linger over the menu. Very noisy so we had trouble holding conversation across the table without yelling.
  40. F

    Foodclown

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Most everything was good, but they are understaffed, so it took a long time to get the food. It wasn’t a problem because we were in no hurry. I would definitely go back

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 239 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 13 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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