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Dave's Italian Kitchen

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1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-864-6000
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic homemade food!

Dave's is a large restaurant located in a basement - which is its only drawback - no windows. The service is friendly and quite efficient. The menu is extensive. The bread is fresh. Our entrees were exceptional and the veal Marsala was the best we've ever had. The homemade ravioli was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Dave's is a large restaurant located in a basement - which is its only drawback - no windows. The service is friendly and quite efficient. The menu is extensive. The bread is fresh. Our entrees were exceptional and the veal Marsala was the best we've ever had. The homemade ravioli was great - served with fresh Parmesan. Chicken Parm was... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

raveling for business and restaurant was recommended by a co-worker that lives in the area. Located in a basement, nicely decorated and offers booth and table seating. A loaf of nice crusty Italian bread was provided while I reviewed the menu. I ordered a dinner salad which consists of lettuce, lots of shredded carrots and pepperchinis limited ingredients but listed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Excellent wholesome Italian food. Great atmosphere located in a basement. Very friendly service. Not expensive. Huge portions cooked fresh. Really delicious meal. We will return. Loved this restaurant

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Skokie, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The pizza is always great no matter the toppings you order. Portions are plentiful and hot. Good place for kids but sometimes service is a little slow but always friendly.

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Salem, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food was a little above average - I had the veal parmasen and my wife had the lasagna. But it was very noisy and hot. For a basement restaurant I thought it would be a little on the cool side. Still not bad.

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Glenview, Illinois, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

When you walk in the front door you head downstairs. Tables are covered in red plaid tablecloths, wine bottles line the walls and the smell of Italy hits you. Great pizza, lasagna, spaghetti and a great selection of wine. Fun resturant with great service!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant was a fun experience for my wife and I. With it's quirky atmosphere, well prepared entrees and reasonable prices, Dave's Italian Kitchen is perfect for a week-night date or to take the whole family.

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Evanston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been going to Dave's for at least 30 years. It has a nice atmosphere and great food at reasonable prices. The wine list offers some great choices at reasonable prices as well. I wish Dave was a little more forthcoming with recipes. my personal favorites is the Chicken Marsala! Tender, delicious plenty of mushrooms...

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always a sure bet for wonderful baked spaghetti , good wine, crispy Italian bread.. Very reasonably priced meals.

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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Perfect place to grab a huge bowl of pasta and inexpensive bottle of red wine. Basic but tasty. Servers are very low key and do not rush.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-864-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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

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