Davanti Enoteca - Western Springs

4.6
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1245 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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DT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

We are regular customers here, but Saturday night there was a private party in the bar area.
The bar and bar area was closed to all other customers. We had to stand in hallway waiting for the complete party to arrive for our reservations. Then we had to sit in a very crowded dining room. It was not a pleasant experience as it usually is

DF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Never disappointed when it comes to food at Davanti. Service has been consistently good as well!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a reservation for 3 people and still had to wait 10/15 minutes when we got there.
My shrimp pasta dish that was supposedly handmade pasta was dry, chewy and not flavorful.
Everything else was delicious though.

RA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. We were 4 middle-aged couples and sat in the semi-private room by the entrance with the high-top table.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Serena, our server, was awesome! You could tell she was having a busy night, but she still made time to be personal at every table. The food was delicious. I ordered the risotto and my wife ordered the salmon. Both of were very pleased at the quickness to get the food out to us. In the end, Serena made the recommendation for the brown butter blondie, which was phenomenal!!

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chicken liver pate is to die for and well as the burger. Every time we come here we wonder why we do not eat here more often. I had the chicken risotto for the first time and that was worth coming back for as well. Service is always attentive without being pushy. Overall a great place.

KO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've enjoyed Davanti several times before. On this visit, we arrived early for our Valentine's Day reservation, intending to have a drink at the bar, but they were able to seat us right away. Host/Hostess folks were great. Our server, Jamie, was outstanding. He was really friendly, energetic, informative and made some great recommendations. Prompt and attentive, but did not rush us at all. Food was outstanding, service was outstanding. We'll definitely be back.

MM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good! Went for a bridal shower and then again for Valentine’s Day. Absolutely delicious and great service! New favorite for sure

BS
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The best part of this visit was the fact that it was Valentines Day and we were not restricted to a usual
limited holiday menu. The hen of the woods is an excellent new item on the menu. An eclectic selection
of Italian wines continues.

M
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our bartender was our waitress on Sunday afternoon!! She made wonderful recommendations and treated us like family! The food was amazing as always! A great way to end the weekend with great service and amazing food!

NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is outstanding! Atmosphere is crowded and loud but that is expected.

MR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything at this place! Service, food, atmosphere!

IK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Asked for and received great table

d
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nikki is a great Manager and made sure we had great service and Gerardo our waiter did not disappoint! Great dinner and drinks!

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and very good service in a lovely setting. Will definitely recommend to others!!

AD
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Food was cold

h
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised by the overall experience. Our best review would be the fact that we will return for more dining adventures.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

coworkers celebrating our work anniversary with a great dinner in a great place

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You made my 4 year old daughter’s birthday dinner amazing! Thank you

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cheli was our server she was awesome! The food was delicious! Wish the portions were just a little bit bigger other than that great experience

l
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Four of us celebrated the New Year at dinner on January 1st at DavantiEnoteca. Everything was great! We received excellent service from Fabiola and the bus boys, and our meal was outstanding. The Burrata appetizer, polenta with ragu, pasta, and pizza dishes were so flavorful and tasted great! I’d go back to eat there any day of the week!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants!!

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MH
Chicago
187 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love their Sunday brunch, especially the bloody mary bar. The pork belly hash with poached eggs and hollandaise is wonderul.

T
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love their New Year’s Day Brunch special!

CB
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

The food was very good, but the restaurant was not prepared for the crowd. We ordered the Polenta which came out nicely, but then our server wasn't back to our table for awhile and we were waiting for the bread that came with it. When our dinner came out, two of the four came out and we had to seek out the staff to find out where the other two dinners were as we were a table of 4. We enjoyed the dinner, but hope the next time we visit, the service will be better.

LB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Hostess a little rude; sat us (5) at a table with 2 doors on either side when other tables available; appetizers were good; another waiter spilled a jar of ranch dressing?? that almost got all over one of our coats; entrees didn’t meet expectations-shrimp pasta was a terrible bland presentation and looked unappetizing; orecchiette pasta had taste of burnt garlic and no lemon; chicken dish was weird; all in all terrible food sub par service—we won’t be back

TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice neighborhood place. Food delicious

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

I had made reservations and when we got there they said there are no tables in the dining room. We sat in the bar - although we wanted to have a nice conversation with out of town guests. It was very loud (adults, kids and music). Very hard to talk. Food is always great but service was not as good as usual. Overall disappointing.

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was excellent as always, but the servers seemed a little disorganized. Not how the service usually is.

c
Chicago
310 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our friends had never eaten at Davanti Enoteca. I choose or because they follow a plant based diet and knew there were delicious vegetarian choices.

We had the ricotta and honeycomb appetizer. I’ve had it numerous times. It was always very good. Friday’s left a lot to be desired and I shall not order it again. Never disappointing, however, is the chicken liver pate. It is perfection.

I ordered the apple and hazelnut salad for the table. Everyone loved it.

The men had sea bass. Couldn’t tell you how it was since they didn’t share. My friend had the roasted fennel. It was delicious. I had the polenta with sausage ragu. Something I always order. It’s a very nice dish.

For dessert, the men each has the blonde and I had the sorbetto. Some of the best sorbetto I’ve had.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Milestone bday celebration. Our server(Bobby) was exceptionally attentive. Food was fantastic and price was on point. I have been to this location many times and am very happy to report the 7 others I was with all said they definitely will be back as well!! Great job.

KC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rustic Italian neighborhood gem with fantastic food and wine!

TK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jamie was a great server. My husband and mother enjoyed the Bloody Mary bar! Lots of toppings, enough for e meal! Brunch was amazing.

LC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was excellent. My only complaint, and my wife agreed with me, we wish there were more food options on the menu. There was only one steak option, a few chicken options, and no soups or dinner salad options. Other than that our meals were delicious.

T
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I had the chicken it was good and also I had the sangria and that was also good

B
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Waiter was kind of non-existent. Think he had the whole front area. Came and told us he was “boss’s favorite” and that the boss was watching him. I don’t think that “the Boss” was even in tonight. Forgot an order and was just “off”

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Devanti’s. The couple we were with, recommended their favorite appetizers to share. There were plenty of vegetarian options for me. Our server, Tim, was excellent. I will definitely go back.

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely thanksgiving brunch. Lots of traditional fare with a few Italian dishes. Would highly recommend.

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