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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: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Dave's Italian Kitchen is B.Y.O.B.!

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Italian Food Delivery

While we didn't eat in this popular Evanston Italian restaurant, we ordered for delivery Veal Marsala and Pizza with Roasted Garlic, Pepperoni and Mushroom toppings. Both were still surprisingly warm and good when we got them!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Ricky G
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Houston
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Certainly if you are looking for large servings and are not concerned with flavor then Dave's is your place. I ordered Chicken Cacciatore and it lacked real flavor although it looked great. At my table others ordered Fettucini Alfredo and Spaghetti and Meatballs; those guests also said these were average at best. A real disappointment overall as I was really... More 

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chicago1018
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Homemade food at affordable prices...just when you thought Dave's couldn't be a better deal, it is currently BYOB!

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

While we didn't eat in this popular Evanston Italian restaurant, we ordered for delivery Veal Marsala and Pizza with Roasted Garlic, Pepperoni and Mushroom toppings. Both were still surprisingly warm and good when we got them!

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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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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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

Description

Dave's Italian Kitchen is B.Y.O.B.!
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?