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Dave's Italian Kitchen

1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-864-6000
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Ranked #27 of 235 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I first started going to Daves decades ago when it was at it's original location. The "new" location is not as cozy, but still very nice. The food is always really great--not just your usual Italian fare, i.e pasta and pizza. My favorite is the stuffed zucchini with walnuts--yum! It was one of the first places to serve vegetarian minestrone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This crappy restarant smelt like diarehha it was disgusting and dave farted on my face his garlic bread was horrible and when I was about to leave I went to the toilet and took a massive dump and blocked the whole toilet to tell dave how I felt about his restarant.

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Evanston, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Good Vibes, Good Food, Great Service. It seems there is always something new on the menu and it's always delicious!

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Chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I took my wife to the "original" Dave's location on our first date. One of my best decisions, as we've been married 27 years and to honor the occasion I know we can get good Italian food at a reasonable price with good service. I think they still allow BYOB (throwback to the old days of dryness in Evanston) though... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We're long-time Evanston residents, and this is one of our favorite restaurants. We've been going here for decades. Always friendly staff, great service, and tasty food. Great for larger-size crowds: my son and his buddies often book a large table, and they always get plenty to eat. It's perfect for the college-age crowd: it's near the Northwestern campus. Weekend evenings... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I've heard of Dave's through the years and finally got a chance to visit. I've heard they moved and the new place was in a very spacious basement...wine bottles on the walls...seemed pretty nice to me. I had garlic scallops with fettuccine which were really great! My wife had 'decent' lemon scallops with feta and zucchini. She says they scrimped... More 

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Dallas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Friends that had lived here in the past took us here on a visit. It was our first attempt at Chicago pizza, have to say all three of us enjoyed it. The service was very good, the pizza was very tasty,,but oh so filling. The sauce was so fresh tasting, definitely would return.

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Bow, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were greated by Barb, the hostess, who has been there for many years- her bright smile and instant greeting always makes you feel welcome! It had been several years since I'd been to this Evanston institution, (unfortunately we now live 2200 miles away), but we made a point to go there on our trip back to Evanston. (It's that... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food at low prices with extremely friendly service. Pizza, salads, eggplant parmesan etc all good.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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366 reviews 366 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Dave's Italian Kitchen is a lively and relatively inexpensive stop for family and friends. And service is very good and friendly. Our friends had chicken dishes, which they enjoyed, and we had pasta standbys - my wife, pasta with clam sauce, and me a whole wheat pasta with a tomato sauce. We started out with a large and shared gorgonzola... More 

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Additional Information about Dave's Italian Kitchen

Address: 1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
Phone Number: 847-864-6000
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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