Small bites || davanti enoteca
This spot is helping put the Italy back into ‘Little Italy’ here in Chicago. Davanti Enoteca is a great little wine bar serving up exceptional food. Personally I am not a fan of the logo or the exterior of the building, BUT the interior is where it is all happening. A warm and inviting space, with wonderful service and the food – OUTSTANDING! Love that the wine is sold at retail prices with a $7.00 corkage fee, you really get value for money here. All the dishes are VERY reasonably priced, I didn’t see anything on the menu over $18.00 with most things between $4 to $10 bucks. Scott Harris [Mia Francesca] and Chef Jonathan Beatty [The Purple Pig] you have a hit on your hands.
WHERE: 1359 W Taylor St, Chicago IL 60607
WHAT: Where do I start here? The mascarpone polenta + ragu of the day is a must have, a dish that you will crave the minute you have left the restaurant. Oh! The Uovo in Raviolo ‘San Domenico’ [giant raviolo + ricotta + oozy egg + spinach] for $9.00 – yes please… and then there is the white anchovies + celery + pecorino sardo + leccini olives for $4.00 – delicious. And for $6.00 the escarole + gala apple + celery + hazelnuts was tasty .. all-in-all everything was great value for money.
WHEN: This is a LUNCH and DINNER spot. Open 7 days week from 11.30am, closing at 11.30PM Monday to Thursday, midnight on Saturday and 10.00PM on Sunday – call to double-check (312) 226-5550
HOW: Dine-In || Walk-In || No Reservations