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“Not so wonderful” 3 of 5 stars
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Davani's
1922 Augusta Street, McDaniel Village Shopping Center, Greenville, SC 29605
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Ranked #67 of 759 Restaurants in Greenville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: McDaniel Road
Description: Upscale casual dining restaurant with cozy seating for up to 65 people located in historic area of Greenville, South Carolina. Menu offers continental cuisine with old world classic French and Italian dishes made with premium cuts of meat, freshest seafood and local ingredients. Extensive wine list from around the world will delight wine lovers. Private dining room available for party's up to 28.
greenville, sc
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not so wonderful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This was our second time at Davani's. It won't be our last, but the dinner last night left a lot to be desired. The veggie pasta dish was served with brown pasta in a brown sauce, it looked revolting; two people ordered it and at the end of the meal their dishes were still full. That tells you something. My fish dish was way way overcooked. Only the 4th diner in our party was happy with his meal. We know they can do better. The service was fine, nothing special. The waitress was very pleasant but she kept reaching across us instead of walkiing around the table....Davani's is not a diner and this diner-waitress imitation was not appreciated. We'll give Davani's another try for sure and hope for a better outcome.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Greer, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Table for two--or 15”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is different—a company Christmas dinner as good as a dinner date with my husband. That’s what happened at Davani’s last night. The restaurant was the venue for a small company dinner serving 15 people. We were seated in a lovely private dining area and attended to by two personable, knowledgeable servers who seemed to enjoy the evening as much as we did.The four-course, fixed menu was outstanding—a rarity for any restaurant hosting this sort of event. No wilted salad or cold baked chicken breast here! The appetizer included a sample selection of stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta, shrimp, and fried calamari. The second course was a choice of Caesar salad or lobster bisque. There were four entree choices: New York Strip steak, pork filet, salmon, or veal scallopini, each served with its own special glaze or sauce and sides such as fresh asparagus and creamy risotto. We finished off the meal with a choice of bread pudding, cream brûlée, or chocolate mousse pie. Between the 15 of us, we ordered everything, and we agreed, everything was delicious. Items intended to be served cold were cold, and dishes meant to be hot, were hot. I visited Davani’s before with my husband and another couple. We enjoyed it then, so our expectations were high. It did not disappoint. We’re looking forward to going back—by ourselves, or with friends, or with the whole office.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
341 reviews 341 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Really good and underrated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Located in a strip mall and a little hard to find if you haven't been there. Surprisingly well decorated with a classy Italian atmosphere. The service is first rate and the menu is ample. Nice wine list with many good Tuscan choices. We really liked it a lot

  • Visited September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NW Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There are times you just want to eat in a restaurant that provides table cloths - it just seems more dignified. Davani's does a great job on providing the right atmosphere for celebrating a special occasion. My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary and were extremely pleased with the experience. The service was superb. We also appreciated the owner coming out and asking how everything was - that was a nice touch. We will definitely be back for the great food and atmosphere.

Visited October 2014
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Greenville, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great steak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had a filet that was cooked perfectly; rare just as I like it. Service was very personal and exceeded expectations. Could have had better selection of vegetable sides. Dessert was excellent.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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