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Dave's Italian Kitchen

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1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4504
847-864-6000
Today
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool Place Located In A Basement!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Deborah H
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Glenview, Illinois, Usa
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Glenview, Illinois, Usa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really good food at a great price. Like having an Italian Grandmother next door. It was my favorite place I ate while in Evanston/Chicago, with exception to the Slurping Turtle.

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going to Dave's for over 30 years. When the kids come back to visit we always plan a night at Dave's. The menu is varied and always reasonably priced. I order a pan of Lasagna to take home every year. A great Evanston dining spot with great people working there.

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Evanston, IL
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great restaurant for the whole family. Great value and good service. An Evanston institution for the whole family.

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Evanston, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their Lasagna is the best. It's too good for me to order any other offerings, which fellow diners also swear by.My husband likes the Eggplant Parmesan. Friends like other pastas and pizzas. The salads are all good, too. The place is casual and family friendly, but the hostess is happy to try to give you a quiet seat. Yes, I've... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant has been around for many years originally in another darker location. The new restaurant is shinier, but the collection of wine bottles makes the atmosphere almost the same. All of the food is fresh and carefully prepared. I love all the dishes that I have tasted and I recommend Lasagne Con Amore and the Mussels Marinara (I don't... More 

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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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