Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

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1158 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Davanti Enoteca is a rustic small plate Italian wine bar. It features a large lounge area, main dining room as well as a private party room which can accommodate up to 40 guests. The center of the main dining room features an authentic pizza oven where guests can observe hand made pizzas being prepared by our talented pizza makers. The comfortable rustic setting features lots of wood, brick, and classic lighting with an incredible sound system for our guests to enjoy.
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and fantastic service.

OT
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent meal. We had a bunch of different tapas and all were wonderful. Veal meatballs were fabulous. Arugula and prosciutto pizza is always great. Ragu and polenta is perfection. The only downside is that the main dining room is always a bit too warm. Need more A/C.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service!

OT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Are the steak and fish specials on Saturday. They were average at best. I should have stuck with first choice which was a burger!

NQ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delightful dinner at Davanti Entoteca. The service was great. Our server really listened to the pace we were interested in. Our gathering is of long time friends who wanted to chat as much as we wanted to eat. He recognized this and let us enjoy ourselves. And the food was excellent! Small plates ordered about three at a time to share. We ended up having about five courses. Including dessert! What a lovely restaurant. Cant wait to go back!!

AC
New England
68 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing service, especially for happy hour! The pizza could have been better in terms of the melted cheese, especially for Chicago’s standards. However, I will be back and enjoyed the atmosphere.

EJ
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointing visit ... no burgers - they main reason we came!

KK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for brunch - love the Bloody Mary bar!!

CP
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went for the Sunday Bloody Mary Brunch and had the Hangover Cure (even though we hadn't been out the night before!). But it's a delicious egg dish, with crispy fried potatoes...and your Bloody Mary is included. You can definitely make 2 drinks from the amount of vodka you get, and the do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar has just about everything you could want to put in!
We sat outside since it was a really beautiful day, even though the patio is right on the parking lot - it was great.

KK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great waiter and food as usual !

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal as always.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and the service was exceptional!

DD
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our third experience with Davanti, once in Chicago and twice in Western Springs. We enjoy everything about this place, the rustic ambiance, the walls of wine bottles, the distressed wood floor --all designed to feel like a bit of Italy. Of course, the food is delicious and several notches above the typical Italian Restaurant. The service is always friendly and competent. It is a fantastic dining experience!!!

g
Key West
101 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely upscale place with creative menu to have a lunch or brunch and some conversation with a friend. Never been there for dinner, but I'm sure it would be just as nice. Ate indoors, but looked like a very nice outdoor dining space, as well. Gratis parking a definite plus. Also looked like there is a very nice area for a private function.

J
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Waited at least 40 mins for our food. We ordered an app...didn't come until after entrees. Waiter forgot to put it in but made up for it with bringing us a dessert.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

This is one of our favorite places, but tonite was not very good. Server was not very attentive and we had to wait many times for him to come to our table. The chicken dish we had was flavorful, but the chicken was over cooked. We asked for a desert menu and after 10 minutes at least we did not see one so we asked for our check. We did speak to the manager and hew apologized and said he would talk to the server and chef. We will try them again hoping this was just abad night.

BW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great looking bar and plenty of outside space as well. Food was very good. Appetizers were yummy. Lots of food.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Service was very good, we got seated right away. The food was tasty, nice offerings at an elevated level.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food. Our waiter Tim was wonderful. Will definitely go back.

SB
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went for Saturday brunch and had a blast in the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, it was well stocked. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

As always, food is good and ambiance is great. Don't get seated in the back room - kind of isolated.

ND
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

For it being one of the busiest nights of the week, the staff did a fabulous job of seating us quickly and getting the food out on time without a hitch! Props to that. I have to say though, I was a bit disappointed that our server pushed a few times for us to get a more expensive bottle of wine even after we made it clear that we planned on taking advantage of the 1/2 off bottles under $80 promotion. It felt very forced and not what we wanted. Other than that, food was phenomenal and great service. Will return

MI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

My child ordered a pizza from the children's menu. Our food took awhile, but when it finally arrived, no kid's pizza. Must have been missed? He had to wait for his food & naturally, so did we then because who would eat when your child doesn't have food.

N
Dallas
124 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Davantis is always great. Service never disappoints and food is awesome. Love the Roman artichokes and grilled calamari. The cheese platter was just what I needed after a busy day at work, along with wine, of course. Be back soon!

JH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good.
We visit regularly, food great, variety also keeps it interesting.
Service is first rate.

ME
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

This is the first restaurant in years that my wife enjoyed all we tried. Rare pleasure. Service was slower than it should have been. Probably because when I first came in, our waiter Ben said he would come back to the table as soon as he could. We said, "no rush". I meant that to be nice, rather than set the tone for the evening. But overall, everyone from the hostess to the bus staff to the waiter were friendly and helpful. Table for 2 is not large enough for 2 adults, though. When we tried to have two entrees to share on the table, with water, drinks, bread plate, etc. on the table, there was not much room left.
We WILL be back and next time, with friends...!

LH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff was amazing and very helpful in selecting items. Food was really good, would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food is a bit salty, but good enough. Not a fan of the ambiance. Service was good and helpful for people with little kids.

K
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great dining experience at Davanti!! The service, food and ambiance was excellent as usual. We tried the Roman-style artichoke which is fairly new to the menu, and it was amazing. Definitely get it when you go there along with a ragu, focaccia di Recco, and bruschetta!!!

O
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and nice atmosphere.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality all around. Sunday breakfast & Bloody Mary bar outstanding. Bottomless mimosas until 2pm. Wait staff, especially Victoria go out of their way to take good care of you! Thank you for a great dining experience every time we go

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really fun menu. Nice servers. Good drink selection. Dining room is great atmosphere.

E
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food was great as usual. Love the Wednesday wine special. Service was extremely slow and at times nonexistent.

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good time and great food!

c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything we ordered was very delicious and of excellent quality. We will definitely return on our next visit to Western Springs!

MP
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch - fantastic service, it was my brothers birthday and thanks for taking care of the dessert w candle 🕯

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love Davanti. The food is superb and the service is good. I have never had a bad meal here. We had 6 in our party and all were very happy with their meal. My only complaint is it is super noisy

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great interior design. Food was good, the octupus was a bit “ spongy”, will definitely come back!!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious!

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