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4000 N Johnsburg Rd, Johnsburg, IL 60051-6341
815-363-8300
Today
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
It could be so much more!

My husband an I have been there a couple of times. The first time we went I ordered a Filet done "Medium" and it was way too rare. The chef came out and apologized, then bought us a drink. My husband liked the monster shrimp. They really need to address the atmosphere of the place, since it does... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2014
Monarch132
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Chicago, Illinois
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English first
NE Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have gone here more than once. The first time we were shocked by the over $100 price tag for my husband and I to have dinner (we didn't even have cocktails!). The food was average at best but so over-priced for where you are! The decor is atrocious!! The wallpaper (Tuscan scenery of course) is peeling off, drop ceiling!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went this past Saturday night, we made a 7:00pm reservation. We arrived right at 7:00 pm, we only saw 1 couple in the front dining room, but we were taken to the side dining room and there were more people. Our waitress was on her 2nd night, so had to look at notes but our service... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went for dinner last night for my fiancee's birthday. My son and his wife recommended it. It was awesome ! The filet was excellent, best one I've had in a long time.The Sea Bass was huge, and well worth the money. Had a jumbo shrimp cocktail, homemade soup, also homemade salad dressings. The Chef and his wife were very friendly,... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I visited Chef Davitos for the first time last night for my 35th birthday. It was an amazing experience from the second we walked in. We were greeted by the Chefs wife, who sat us and talked to us throughout our visit. We were also visited by the Chef himself who comes out of the kitchen to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stopped here when driving through town. First impression, tacky - place need a cleaning - wallpaper falling off the wall. Very dark. Over zealous waitress went through specials - highlighting the "Monster Shrimp" that was $44.00!! We both chose another shrimp dish and the waitress said "Oh you do not want to upgrade to Monster Shrimp?" - We said no.... More 

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Johnsburg, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I had the sautéed sea bass, I loved the fresh salad and the house balsamic dressing was good. the bread was good. also I loved the cooked veggies & I of course took 1/2 home and heated it back in oven until the crust over the fish was crispy.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
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26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband an I have been there a couple of times. The first time we went I ordered a Filet done "Medium" and it was way too rare. The chef came out and apologized, then bought us a drink. My husband liked the monster shrimp. They really need to address the atmosphere of the place, since it does not match... More 

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Antioch
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The service was very good and the waitress knew the menu very well, but she over-rated the food. Two of us had the Chilean Sea Bass for $38 and although it was a large portion, it was definitely not the best I have had, although it was the most expensive. We ordered it sauteed as she recommended, but the breading... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We ordered the Monster Shrimp. They were mushy and tasteless. The waitress was arrogant and did offer refills on water or soft drinks. Stay away.

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20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

The bread was delicious. The food was okay. Don't order the portabella mushroom app. It's not worth it. Service was okay. Had to ask for refills.. Which is my number 1 pet peve. Wouldn't go back again.. Except for the house dressing which is great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4000 N Johnsburg Rd, Johnsburg, IL 60051-6341
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Johnsburg
  • Phone Number: 815-363-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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