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Davanti Enoteca

#389 of 8,489 Restaurants in Chicago
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1359 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (Loomis St. and Taylor St.)
312 226 5550
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sublime Italian

From the moment we entered, I knew that I had found a great restaurant. The ambiance was remarkable, giving me the feeling that this place is special, and it is. The wait staff recommended sharing, and we did, combining small plates, appetizers and entrees into a 4 course meal. Sublime! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Russ A
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

From the moment we entered, I knew that I had found a great restaurant. The ambiance was remarkable, giving me the feeling that this place is special, and it is. The wait staff recommended sharing, and we did, combining small plates, appetizers and entrees into a 4 course meal. Sublime! The wine-by-the-glass list offers some nice selections, Italian and otherwise.... More 

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Mumbai
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

At first, this made us get a little down on Davanti, because, you know, who likes chains? But as we thought about it more, we realized that if you went to Davanti on Taylor Street not knowing anything about it, you’d walk away thinking it’s a cute little restaurant that perfectly blends into the Little Italy/University Village scene. So if... More 

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New Delhi, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very nice looking restaurant and some of the food we ordered was great - the vegetarian gnocchi had fabulous flavour and the cow cheese focaccia will have you licking the platter - it was just incredible. Pizza was awful, the ragu gnocchi was average. The waiter was condescending and forgot one order. They gave us free dessert to compensate but... More 

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Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had originally planned to go elsewhere but on a whim stopped in Davanti Enoteca. Had no idea what to expect. Found a very casual restaurant with wonderful medium size portions of unique Italian-inspired food--had chickpea/tuna bruschetta, pumpkin ravioli, and pork gnocchi--all fabulous, with interestingly delicious blends of flavors. Splurged and ordered both the carrot cake AND the blonde brownie... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Have wanted to eat here since reading all the rave reviews over the past several years. Well we decided to do a pre theatre dinner this past Saturday, knowing full well that Saturday night is the busiest night in Chicago. It is also the noisiest night of the week. Everything we had was delicious. We started with the pate and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a party of six well cared for the whole evening with a terrific assortment of appetizers, get the Foccacia and Polenta for two winners. Everyone enjoyed their dinners, portions are not huge, our group thought the portions were just right. Your server can advise you if you want some of the larger portioned entrees. Desserts were equally good,... More 

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usa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

On our last day in Chicago we were wet from rain, cold and tired. Having a bit of time to kill before catching the train home and not yet ready for dinner, we dipped in here to warm up with a cocktail or two. The bartender acknowledged us right away but took an extended amount of time to return to... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited with our 11 year old on a Friday night and were quite pleased. The good: the pate and the whipped mascarpone were fantastic. The burratta (sp?) and the basic pizza were good, too. The atmosphere is vibrant, but not too loud. The decor is nice. The bad: the staff was not very knowledgeable and were not very attentive.... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I didn't know what to expect but what a fantastic meal! The menu was a little intimidating but our waitress did a great job of explaining. You must try Marscapone fig and crisp prosciutto spread YUMMY!!! Highly recommend you try it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

On my last night in Chicago I went here for a dinner to catch up with 2 of my good friends. The place was buzzing being a Friday..but more than that there was a very loud table that pretty much ruined the night for almost the whole restaurant and the manager could not do anything to stop the rowdy guests...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1359 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607
    (Loomis St. and Taylor St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312 226 5550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?